Athletics

Intercollegiate Athletics

Philosophy

The Athletics Program at County College of Morris (CCM) encourages the development and growth of students by providing programs in intercollegiate athletics, intramurals and recreational activities. A priority is to foster the overall growth and development of students, present a structured, well-rounded athletics program for men and women that provides healthy personal and social growth opportunities, and supports and reinforces the educational goals of each student-athlete. In addition to providing support services to student-athletes including, but not limited to, personal counseling, financial aid, tutoring and transfer assistance, the Athletics Program offers a professional, industrious and highly motivated coaching staff, modern up-to-date facilities and adequate support in the treatment, prevention and care of injuries.

Competition

The college believes strongly that a comprehensive athletics program contributes significantly to the overall program of an educational institution. Intercollegiate competition for both men and women now includes the following:

Fall Programs Winter Programs Spring Programs
Women's VolleyballWomen's BasketballSoftball
Women's SoccerMen's BasketballBaseball
Men's SoccerMen's Lacrosse
Golf

Membership

CCM is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, which consists of 24 geographical regions throughout the country. The college also competes in Region XIX, which encompasses the states of Delaware, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, and the Garden State Athletic Conference.

Eligibility—Intercollegiate Athletics

All students interested in competing in the intercollegiate program are required to carry, as a regularly enrolled student, a minimum of 12 credit hours of college work as listed in the college catalog.

Students must maintain a satisfactory average as mandated by the college and/or the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Students must pass a complete medical examination by the college physician prior to each season of participation. All transfer students from either a two- or four-year college should contact the Director of Athletics regarding the status of their eligibility prior to competition.

Facilities

The college is proud of its athletic resources and the department staff consisting of 18 coaches, an Intramural director, a full-time trainer, an Aquatics supervisor, an equipment manager, and an administrative support staff person. Student-athletes, other students, faculty and staff have full use of a modern weight room and Fitness Center housing the latest in weight-training equipment and exercise equipment. The Natatorium is a beautiful six-lane, 25-yard facility with spectator seating so that both recreational use and swimming competitions can be accommodated.

CCM’s 1,800-seat gymnasium, home for men and women’s basketball games, as well as the site of the Morris County High School Basketball Tournament championships, is an attractive arena. The college’s outdoor facilities include a baseball field, a softball field, two regulation soccer/lacrosse fields, a multipurpose practice field and eight recently renovated tennis courts. The college also contracts with the Picatinny Arsenal Golf Course for varsity golf.

Intramurals

Philosophy

The Intramural Program is designed to give students the opportunity to participate in some form of team or individual play and to keep them physically active and mentally prepared so that they may accomplish their primary goal in attending County College of Morris (CCM) – that of achieving a well-rounded education.

The successful program is dependent upon student interest in the organization and execution of the program. The goal of the total program is to encourage active participation of everyone. Through diverse programs, students enjoy the competition, sportsmanship and teamwork – all of which assists students in making new friends at CCM.

Organization

The Intramural Program is administered by the Intramural Director, who is under the direct supervision of the Director of Athletics. Student intramural assistants participate in the program by acting as umpires, officials and scorekeepers, as well as collecting and compiling all necessary records and results.

What Are Intramurals?

The Athletics Department offers on-campus intramural sports competition twice a week. Hours of competition vary so interested individuals should consult the semester schedule of intramural activities for specific details. Occasionally, CCM competes with other local college intramural programs in volleyball, bowling and flag football.

Is it Competitive or Just for Fun?

The philosophy of the Intramural Program is to offer programs that are both fun and competitive.

Who Can Play?

Any full-time or part-time student may participate in intramural sports activities. Students can sign up as an individual or as a team.

What Else will I Need to Know?

For all gym activities, students must have a valid CCM student ID card on them at all times, wear sneakers, shorts, T-shirts or sweat outfits.

Program Offerings

Co-Ed Volleyball

Whiffleball

Badminton

Tennis

3 on 3 Basketball

Bowling

Please contact the Intramural Director in Room 125 of the Health and Physical Education Building or call 973-328-5255 for more information.