University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Club and Sports Recreation

Pitt-Johnstown sports and recreational clubs offer the opportunity of athletic competition, non-varsity club and intramural sport activities to both men and women. Regular practices, competitions, travel, service projects, and social outings are all generally included in the activity schedule of a club sport or intramural team.

Archery Club

Learn about the fun and safety- technique of shooting archery, to practice at local  3-D shoots and compete in tournaments.


The cheerleaders support athletic teams and  promote school spirit. The Pitt-Johnstown cheerleaders cheer at men's basketball and wrestling home games. 

The cheerleaders compete nationally against other collegiate cheerleading squads at The National Association Competition (NCA) in Daytona Beach, FL. The squad placed fourth in the nation in its division.

Members must maintain a minimum 2.0 QPA and be a full-time student. Any academic major is accepted.

Meetings and practices are held at Uzelac's Athletic Training Center and at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center.

Tryouts are held in early spring.

Chess Club

Provide chess-playing opportunities for students, faculty,and staff, while learning and understanding the game of chess.

E-Sports Club

The club's role is to provide a welcome environment for the growing community of E-Sports enthusiasts. The club aims to provide programs that allow the community to spectate, learn, and to participate in a friendly, competitive environment.

Ice Hockey Club (IceCats)

The Pitt-Johnstown IceCats hockey team is a competitive member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the College Hockey East (CHE). The organization promotes teamwork and develops leadership skills.

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The team won the CHE Championship in 2003, 2005 and 2014; and also qualified for the ACHA National tournament 2005, 2006, and 2014. The season begins in early September, with tryouts beginning the week after Labor Day, and finishes with the National Tournament held in March.

The IceCats hold three on-ice practices and one off-ice conditioning practice per week throughout the 30-game regular season. Home games and practices are held at the Cambria County War Memorial. Students must maintain a minimum QPA of 2.0 and be enrolled full-time to be on the active roster.

Inline Hockey

The Inline Hockey Club is a group for University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown students to come together to play recreational floor and inline hockey, as well as promote fitness on campus.

Intramurals (7 sports)

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Martial Arts Club

This club instructs students in the art of Tang Soo Do, the practice of Korean karate. In addition to teaching the physical aspects of the art, the club helps students build self-confidence and inner strength.

Lacrosse Club

The club was established in the fall of 2006. This club is designed and conditioned to engage in the international sport of lacrosse, which places a strong emphasis on sportsmanship and goodwill.

Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club provides the student body with a continuous source of outdoor recreational activities such as:

  • backpacking
  • bicycling (road or mountain)
  • camping
  • climbing
  • hiking
  • kayaking (sea or whitewater)
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing (cross country or downhill)
  • skydiving
Rugby Football Club

Established in 1979, UPJ Rugby is a men's collegiate rugby team that competes in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO), in the Three Rivers Rugby Conference. Additionally, the team competes in 7s Rugby tournaments in the spring

Pitt-Johnstown compiled four straight undefeated regular seasons and 3RRC Silver League champions in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. After years of success in Silver League, the team has been promoted to the 3RRC Gold League for the 2018 season. They will be fighting for a spot in the National Championship playoffs.

Are you are interested in joining the team and playing this spring?

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UPJ Rugby is open to any students looking for a top-level athletic experience. If you are willing to commit time and effort to the club, you will have the opportunity to potentially play in national-level playoffs and make unforgettable memories in the brotherhood our team shares.

Ski and Board Club

The college ski and board club promotes the ideals of amateurism in competitive ski events, good sportsmanship, and fair play. The club sponsors the annual rail jam event that takes place on the Owen Library lawn.

Swim Club

A co-ed organization for those with an interest in swimming. No previous swim team experience necessary.

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Tennis Club

The tennis club promotes the sport of tennis at Pitt-Johnstown. The organization seeks to provide a network through which players of all ability levels may learn and improve their play and gain a love of this lifelong source of fun and fitness.

Flood Ultimate Frisbee Club

The Flood Ultimate Frisbee club promotes and educates interested students about the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Additional aims of the club include: Interacting with other college Ultimate Frisbee Clubs Participating in University activities Sponsoring social functions for students Stimulating physical fitness through athletic activity Stressing sportsmanship through the spirit of the game.

UPJ Dance Team

The team performs at athletic events and at other ceremonies and activities on campus.

UPJ Fly Fishing Club

Work with local chapter Mountain Laurel of Trout Unlimited to promote conservation, community service, and learn about flies and fly fishing.

Yoga Club

The goal of the Yoga Club is to create a positive space to practice yoga with like-minded individualas as well as the promotion of mental health through meditation.