UNIS has an extensive Athletics program, running across three distinct seasons (Fall, Winter and Spring for students in 7th-12th grades, M3-Tut 4), and consists of 38 school teams. The Director of Athletics, Guy Evans, is responsible for the coordination and supervision of all UNIS teams.
UNIS is a member of New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). UNIS Athletic teams participate in independent leagues including: Private Schools Athletic Association (PSAA), the American International Private Schools League (AIPSL), and New York City Athletic League (NYCAL).
UNIS also plays non- league games against other private, public and Catholic high schools throughout all five boroughs of New York.
Winter 2019 Tryout Dates
From the M3 level onwards, students are eligible to participate in our interscholastic sport program.
Girls Varsity Basketball
Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
Girls Middle School Basketball
Boys Varsity Basketball
Boys Junior VarsityBasketball
Boys Middle School Basketball ('Blue' and 'White')
Varsity Indoor Track and Field(coed)
N.B. Naturally, most middle school (M3/M4) students will participate in teams designated as 'middle school' (with rare exceptions). Meanwhile, Varsity and Junior Varsity teams are comprised primarily of Tut House students, with the most skilled players selected for Varsity.
In terms of participation numbers, our sport teams attract tremendous interest (thus resulting in the creation of 'White' teams at the middle school level). Therefore, four tryout sessions are organized for each team, with final rosters announced at the conclusion of this process. For the winter, these tryout sessions will occur on Tuesday 10/29, Wednesday 10/30, Thursday 10/31 and Friday 11/1.
Any student intending to participate on an UNIS team must first have an online registration form completed on their behalf. Completion of this form serves several purposes; notably, it ensures that the Athletics Department possesses up-to-date health information on each student-athlete, and that parents/guardians are fully aware of all relevant policies and protocols which impact participation in interscholastic sport.
Please review and discuss the information in the form with your son/daughter. It is the parent/s responsibility to submit the form before the first day of tryouts on Tuesday 10/29:
Winter Interscholastic Registration Form
N.B. The data collected from this form will be shared with Evangelos Apergis, UNIS' Athletic Trainer. Any questions or feedback regarding this e-mail should be directed to the Athletics Department.
Forms for 2019-2020
Magnus Health (Available through the Parent Portal)
- Prior to each athletics season, parents will be e-mailed a link to an electronic registration form. Completion of this form serves several purposes; notably, it ensures that the Athletics department possesses up-to-date health information on each student-athlete, and that parents/guardians are fully aware of all relevant policies and protocols which impact participation in interscholastic sport.
UNIS Athletics Philosophy
1. To instill and promote a life-long passion for sporting participation;
2. To use the sporting arena, when appropriate, to impart positive character traits, behaviors and values;
3. To reflect the wider mission of UNIS - and the UN - particularly with respect to the educational and inspirational elements of the school charter.
"Being part of a UNIS team means we're able to represent our school, and in every sport I have played, I feel that I have been challenged and pushed to my best."
Jay, T3 Student
"In the Athletics Department, I feel really supported. I do cross country as well as track, and really appreciate the help by my coach Mr. Lindsay, Mr. Evans and Mr. Apergis."
Rea, T4 Student
"The UNIS Athletics department is really good! I especially love running, because our coaches teach us how to develop our running skills and strengthen our core."
Amoli, M4 Student
minutes playing sports each year by UNIS student-athletes
fall season student-athletes
championship teams - this decade alone
UNIS student-athletes received 'All League' distinctions in the '18/'19 season
UNIS teams have participated in the NYSAIS tournament since '09