Athletics

Fall Athletic Season

The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) will postpone conference athletic competitions for Fall sports for the upcoming semester. The GNAC President’s Council has not yet made a determination on the status of winter sports. All options will be thoroughly evaluated to make a decision as quickly as possible, informed by federal and state health and safety guidelines.

Safety. Student athletes are leaders on campus. We will need you to be the example for everyone in following safety guidelines across the College, and in following the recommendations we set up for each of our teams. Our primary goal is a safe and meaningful return to athletic participation on our campus.

Challenging Learning Environment. We’re still exploring the possibility of limited outside competition, but the focus of our coaching staff will be to provide a challenging learning environment for our student athletes. Whatever happens this year, you can be sure that your skills will be developed, and that you will have enhanced opportunities to grow as a leader.

Sport-Specific Guidelines

Our Athletics-wide recommendations will be modified as necessary for individual sports, as well as for health and safety in the training room. Coaches will work with the Director of Athletics to incorporate sport-specific guidelines where necessary.

Alfond Center

The Alfond Center is open to Saint Joseph’s faculty, staff, and students only. Beginning Monday, October 5, the Alfond Center will be open Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday/Sunday 8am-10pm.  Advanced reservations are required. Sign up at www.picktime.com/alfondcenter

Fitness classes have also resumed. Class are held outdoors and masks are required.

Policies

All individuals are REQUIRED to wear a face covering at all times when in the building, which includes during your workout.

Individuals who chose to work out in the Fitness Room will be required to stay in a designated “workout station” for the duration of your reserved time slot.  This Fitness Room Stations PDF lays out the different stations you may utilize. In addition to the 12 stations, there are pieces of cardio equipment that may be used such as treadmills, bikes, stair climber, arc trainer, rower, etc.

Pool

The pool will open on  Tuesday, October 13, to SJC Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni only. Access by the public and outside group rentals will be pushed back until we have been given clearance from the SJC leadership.

To signup for a time slot, go to https://www.picktime.com/alfondcenter. Please read the welcome message carefully for our COVID- 19 use guidelines and make sure you bring your SJC ID.