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Seawolves Varsity Sport Tryouts

Author: S. Guimond

Posted on Aug 20, 2021

Category: Volleyball , ACAA , Basketball , Track and Field , Varsity Sports , Soccer

As September draws near on the UNB Saint John campus, the athletics department is preparing for the Covid return to collegiate sport.  Are you interested in joining a team, but don’t know where to start? Our Varsity Athletics coordinator has provided answers to the most frequently asked questions from prospective students:

What sports are offered?

The Seawolves are proud members of the Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA). Student-athletes are able to compete in six varsity sports: men's and women's soccer, volleyball and basketball.  Our cross country and track and field teams compete in U Sports.

What level of experience is the coach looking for?

We are looking for individuals with a high skill set and a strong team mindset. Past experience in a high caliber 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/national team; and/or
  • Playing on a team in the upper division of a city or regional program.

 How much time is playing a varsity sport going to take?

There is a significant commitment required to participate in collegiate sport.  Our season is follows: 




Regular Season




Late   Aug.

Sept.   & Oct.





Nov.,   Jan. & Feb.





Nov.,   Jan. & Feb.


Teams practice three-four times per week for 1.5 hours.  Games take place on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Mid-week games are typically played versus teams that are in close proximity. 

Time management is essential to student-athlete success.  Student Services can be a great tool during the school year.  Visit unb.ca/studentlife/support to discover the support services offered.

How much do I have to pay to play on a team?

Each team has a fee that ranges from $250-$400.  This fee covers expenses surrounding non-conference play, specialty training, team apparel and special activities.  This fee can be paid out-of-pocket, or donors can be secured through our Adopt-a-Seawolf program. 

The athletics department covers the cost of transportation and hotels for league play.  In addition, players receive a meal subsidy while traveling out of province to offset food expenses. 

When and where are tryouts?

New and returning full-time students are welcome to attend the following open training sessions:

Women’s Soccer

Men’s Soccer

Women’s Basketball 

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Volleyball 

Men’s Volleyball 

Cross Country/Track & Field- Contact the head coach directly for information on training sessions.

What if I have a question that wasn’t answered?

We’d be glad to answer it:                                       

Scott Mehan

Varsity Athletics Coordinator, Interim                                                                                                   

Email: scott.mehan@unb.ca 

Phone: 506.648.5942

Head Coaches:

Men’s & Women’s Soccer: David Vicente / PJ Ward

Women’s Basketball: Kevin Munroe

Men’s Basketball: Peter Vincent

Women’s Volleyball: Colin Chambers

Men’s Volleyball: Dino Karatzios

Cross Country & Track & Field: Chris Belof

Stay connected with the Seawolves

Website: unb.ca/saintjohn/athletics

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @unbsjseawolves