One of the more time intensive activities for USCGA cadets is the passionate pursuit of sports and leisure interests. The Academy has an active campus culture with an emphasis on academics, professional training, character development and physical health and wellness. Both of the latter are served well by cadets' dedication to their sports and leisure clubs and activities.
In addition to the sampling of inter-company sports (intramurals) and leisure clubs such as golf, bowling, ultimate frisbee and dancing, to name just a few, there are also the following club sports: boxing, hockey, men's and women's lacrosse and rugby, men's volleyball, and waterpolo. These are the sports that are not included in the USCGA Varsity Athletics program (NCAA/ECAC/NEWMAC), but are distinguished from inter-company sports by the fact that they still enjoy high level inter-collegiate competition and a faithful following of fans. Club sports are primarily cadet-led with the oversight of a volunteer faculty or staff advisor/coach and are a vibrant and spirited athletic addition to the cadet culture.