Villanova College is a member of the Conference of Independent School Athletic Association (CISAA), which embraces the philosophy that competitive athletic programs balance the excellent academic tradition of its member schools. At the high school level, Villanova College is also a member of the York Region Athletic Association (YRAA), which aims to offer students opportunities to enhance their education through sport.
Villanova College also recognizes the vital role that physical conditioning and athletic competition play in enhancing the school experience.
Villanova College Athletics seeks to fulfill the School’s philosophy of creating a caring environment where young men and women learn the rewards of hard work, discipline, team commitment and sportsmanship.
Villanova College offers athletic programs at the Middle School and High School levels, where developing a spirit of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play is expected by all student-athletes and coaches. At all times, officials and opponents must be treated with respect by players, coaches, and spectators.
Please see below for information on our focus at each level.
At the Under 14 (Middle School) level, the focus will be on skill development through participation. Each team member should, if possible, receive a fair consideration of playing time unless there is a risk of injury, or physical or emotional harm.
At the Junior (Under 16) level, emphasis is placed on participation and fundamental skill development with greater attention paid to game strategy and team play. All teams at the Junior level are developmental teams for the Varsity or Senior team levels. Skill level is a determining factor in game participation.
At the Senior (Under 19) level, the objective is to produce as competitive a program as possible. The primary goal is to seek a League Championship in order for student-athletes to see the fruits of their hard work and dedication in a successful program.