Become a Seawolf

Do you want to play for the Seawolves and represent UNB Saint John at the collegiate level?

The Seawolves basketball scrimmages and tryouts start now!

Required level of experience

Coaches look for individuals with a high skill set and a strong team mindset. Past experience within a high calibre program is preferred, such as:

  • being a starter on your high school team
  • playing on another college or university team
  • playing on a high-performance club team
  • playing on a provincial or national team
  • playing on a team in the upper division of a city or regional program

Time commitment for a varsity team

Time management skills are essential for any varsity athlete.

The basketball season runs from late October to mid-March. The team may play a short exhibition season from early- to mid-October.

The team practices three to four times a week, for an hour and a half. Games typically happen on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Mid-week games are typically played against neighbouring teams to make sure that student-athletes are not travelling for extended periods on a school night.

We encourage you to reach out to Student Services to help you succeed academically throughout the school year.

Fees to play basketball

All Seawolves varsity basketball athletes are required to pay a $250 fee. This covers team expenses such as:

  • team apparel
  • specialty training
  • non-conference opportunities

The fee can be paid out-of-pocket. Donors can also be secured through our Adopt-a-Seawolf program.

The athletics department covers the cost of transportation and hotels for league play.

Players receive a meal subsidy while travelling out of province to offset food expenses.

Tryouts

All new and returning full-time students are welcome to attend the following training and tryout sessions at the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre:

Women’s Basketball

  • Scrimmage #1: Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Side court left
  • Scrimmage #2: Sept. 8, 12 p.m., Main court
  • Scrimmage #3: Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., Main court
  • Tryout #1: Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Side court left
  • Tryout #2: Sept. 15, 12 p.m., Main court

Men’s Basketball

  • Scrimmage #1: Sept. 6, 6 p.m., Side court right
  • Scrimmage #2: Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Main court
  • Scrimmage #3: Sept. 11, 7 p.m., Side court left
  • Tryout #1: Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Main court
  • Tryout #2: Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Side court right

First games of the season

The first home games of the season are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 against the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics. Tip-off is at 2 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men.

The first away games of the season are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4 against the Holland College Hurricanes in Charlottetown, PE. Tip-off is at 2 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men.

Contact us

Reach out to the varsity coordinator or the head coaches:

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