Through academic training and hands-on ministry service, Emmanuel prepares Christ followers who are committed to making a difference in their world.

Athletics and Recreation

Athletics and Recreation at Emmanuel Bible College seeks to provide student athletes with a positive, challenging, competitive and fair experience that emphasizes the principles of personal integrity, sportsmanship, wellness and fulfillment of individual potential.

"Wildcats" Athletics encourages leadership development through the pursuit of excellence and community building while promoting a positive ethos on the Emmanuel campus.


Team Sports & Recreational Options

In lieu of competitive options, there are a number of alternative activities for students to participate in. These are open to all students, regardless of age, gender, resident or commuter status, and sometimes even the staff and faculty join in the fun. Below is just a sample of what has been offered in the past. More details will be available at registration in the Fall.

**There are a number of local competitive sports leagues that students are encouraged to investigate if interested.

Royal Cup

 Imagine 50-100 people on a soccer field, all-trying to score a goal in order to keep the pride of their fellow students intact. Each September, during Orientation, the Royal Cup is held at Idlewood Park, just down the street from EBC. This contest pits the Returning Students against the First Year Students in a battle for the Spectacular (duct-tape covered) Royal Cup. Many tactics are used (including the Flying V) in order to win the game, and the respect of the school. After the match, the Royal Cup Banquet is held in the Campus Centre, where the King, Queen, Prince, and Princess of the Royal Cup are crowned, along with various other prizes.

Indoor Soccer

 Each Tuesday evening for the past few years, Emmanuel and Heritage have participated in recreational indoor soccer, held once a week at the Heritage Gym. For more information, contact the Recreational Committee Head on Student Council.

Ball Hockey

Students at Emmanuel have been active in ball hockey on "The Pad" at EBC.


Last year was Emmanuel’s first time having a volleyball team in a league. For more information, contact the Recreational Committee Head on Student Council.

 Along with these activities, EBC is located close to walking trails, Chicopee Ski Hill and Tube Park, bike trails, and multiple parks. Many of our students also have memberships at Local gyms; there are a number of gyms within a  15-20 minute walk from Emmanuel Bible College.