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Sports and Physical Education Department

Sports and Physical Education Department  “Build Your Body for a Better Life”

SPED – To provide a quality physical fitness facility aided by professional staff, giving customers the best option in fitness and training.

S.P.E.DWe are glad you have chosen the University Gym to provide you with all your fitness needs. Our trained, courteous and competent staff is here to give you all the assistance you require to meet your training needs.

Mission Statement

To provide a quality physical fitness facility aided by professional staff giving customers the best option in fitness training and other related services so that they can lead a healthy lifestyle.

Vision Statement

The University Gym will be the premier wellness center in the Maracas Valley, catering to the health and fitness needs of the staff and students of the University of the Southern Caribbean, the Maracas Valley community and its environs in a Christ centered environment.

History

With the vision of past president Dr. Sylvan Lashley and a couple students, the University Gym began. The 6th January 1996 marked the official opening of the College Gym. With the institution’s transition to University Status we’ve also change the facility’s name from the College Gym to the University Gym. The primary purpose of the facility at that time was to cater for the fitness needs of our students; to assist in the reduction of stress and build fit bodies and minds.

A strong body and mind assists students in the pursuit of academic excellence, having a positive effect on all the domains – cognitive, affective and psychomotor.
Throughout our short history there have been steady improvements in the number of students, staff and community members using the facility. Our range of techno-gym cardiovascular equipment such as the treadmills, bicycles and steppers has been an asset to our gym.

Whether you're overweight, underweight or you just want to keep fit, the University Gym is the place for you. We offer a wide variety of training exercises in diverse categories from Weight Reduction training to Rehabilitation of injuries and Mass Building. The gym is located at the northern end of the Industrial Arts Centre, and is easily accessible to the public and gives campus students and staff who attend a good warm up exercise.

Our trained, courteous and competent staff is available from the early hours of 6:00 am to late at night at 10:00 pm to cater for students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Our recently updated gym expands our fitness profile, providing the latest equipment and training services including cardiovascular equipment, personal training, group exercise, and weight training.

Services we offer

Here at the University Gym we offer a range of fitness activities, all geared to meet your health and fitness needs. These services includes:

  1. Aerobics
  2. Weight Training
  3. Body Shaping
  4. Body Building
  5. Weight Loss Programmes

With our state of the art equipment and our professional trainers, you will enjoy our Fitness Gym & Aerobic Centre.

Rates


USC STUDENTS RATES

 

Weights

Aerobics

Semester

$150.00

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Monthly

$60.00

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Daily

$25.00

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STAFF & SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS RATES

 

Weights & Aerobics

Monthly

$120.00

Weekly

$60.00

Daily

$25.00

COMMUNITY MEMBERS RATES

 

Weights & Aerobics

Monthly

$150.00

Weekly

$70.00

Daily

$30.00

Please see below of the times the Aerobic sessions run:


Day

Stating

Ending

Monday

7:30

8:30 pm

Tuesday

5:30

6:30 pm

 

7:30

8:30 pm

Wednesday

6:00

7:00 pm

Thursday

5:30

6:30 pm

 

7:30

8:30 pm

University Gym hours of business.

Days
Opening Hours
Closing Hours

Sunday

6.00 am

12.00 Noon

Monday

5.30 am

10.00 pm

Closed to USC Students

3.05pm-4.20 pm

 

Tuesday

5.30 am

10.00 pm

Wednesday

5.30 am

7.30 pm

Closed for Wednesday night Church service

8.30 pm

10.00 pm

Thursday

5.30 am

10.00 pm

Friday

5.30 am

3.00 pm

SPED Activities

All sporting activities played on or off the University of the Southern Caribbean.

A perennial powerhouse in several sports, the University of the Southern Caribbean is home to more than 500 student-athletes. SPED provides a wide variety of programs and well-maintained facilities for almost any sport or fitness-oriented person. SPED promotes friendly competition, fitness training and sports to all members of the Maracas community, including students, faculty, and staff.

Football

Football is the game which is played on the rectangular grass. It is played with the ball. In this game, the goalkeeper is the only player who allowed to use their hands and arms to propel the ball. The main purpose of the game is to score by manoeuvring the ball into the opposing goal and the remaining members of the goalkeeper are use their feet to kick the ball into a position. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins.

The width of the fields for the non-international matches is in the range of 50-100 yards and the length is in the range of 100-130 yards. The international adult matches may be 64-75 meters in width and the 100-110 meters in length. In the front of each goal, there is also a one area for the penalty.

Football game has been established with the team sport and it is played by two teams of 11 players. It is one of the most popular game in the world. In this game, the points are scored in a variety of ways, by throwing the ball to another player, including carrying the ball over the goal line or kicking the ball through the goal posts on the opposing side.

The main object of the game is to score a point by just clicking the ball into the goal of the other team. There is also a one referee and the two assistant referees.
The basic equipment for the players are required to wear a footwear, shorts, socks, shirt and adequate shin guards. But the goalkeeper must wear the clothing for the easily distinguishable from that worn by the other players and the match officials.

Tennis

Tennis is a game of two players and between two players of two team. Along with its millions of players and millions of people follow the tennis as a spectator sport. It is played at all levels of society as well as by all ages in many countries around the world. Now the tennis is the Olympic sport.

The tennis match is the composed of sets and the set is basically consists of a number of games which turn in the consist of points. To play the tennis first of all you need a racket, ball, net. The main purpose of this game is simply to hit the ball on the ground of the opponent's side of the court.

It is played on a rectangular court of a grass and a flat surface area. The court for single matches is 78 feet (23.77 m) long and its width is 27 feet. The net is high at the 3 feet in the center and 3 feet 6 inches high at the posts. Net is also divided it into two equal ends as well as it is parallel with the base lines also. The court for double matches is 36 feet (10.97 m).

The lines that delineate the width of the court are known as the service line as well as the baseline. In the center of each baseline the short mark is appeared which is referred to as the hash mark or the center mark. These types of boundaries are used when the doubles is being played.
There are three types of court surfaces such as: Grass, Clay or Hard court.

Cricket

Cricket is a game of two teams between eleven players. It is played with the bat and ball as well as it is divided into six overs. Cricket game is established with the team sport. It is the most popular sport in the world.

In the cricket, there are three types of bawlers like fast bawlers, spin bawlers and medium pace bawler. The ball has bounces only one time before reaching the batsman. In the sport of cricket, the bawling is like a action of propelling the ball towards the wicket defended by a batsman. It is played on the grass field and roughly in the oval shape.

All batsman plays the ball with the wooden type of cricket bat and the remaining members of the bawler's team stand with the different positions. In this game if the batsman not out, then they run between the wickets and exchanging ends with the second batsman.

Two-on fields umpires preside over a match. One empire stands on the behind of the bawler's wicket and the other one stands with a side view of the batsman.
The cricket field consists of the large oval shaped with the grassy ground. Its diameter is usually between 450 feet to 500 feet. The parameter of the field is known as boundary and the boundary is marked with the painted line or with a rope.

The main purpose of the bawler's team is to get the each batsman out and the purpose of the batting team is to score as many runs.

Basketball

Basketball is the game of five players between the two teams. Each player try to score the highest point. In this game, the players are throwing a ball through the 10 feet of high hoop under the some organized rules and it is the most popular sports in the world. Generally the games are played in four quarters of 10 (international) and 12 minutes (NBA). But the college games are used the two twenty minutes halves while the high school games used the eight minutes quarter.

Bottom of the basket was cut open to allow the ball to fall through in 1914, there by eliminating the need to poke out the ball every time when the goal was scored. There is also a one line which is called the arc. Today's the basketball is one of the most popular sport and the most entertainment part of the game in the Philippines, and it is widely reputed to be the national sport of the Philippines.

It was invented by Dr James Naismith in 1891 at the Springfield college in Massachusetts. This game is based on the one or two umpires or the referee and the table officials. The table officials are responsible for each teams scoring.
The conditions and rules of the basketball are:

  • The ball may be batted and thrown in any condition with the one or both hands.
  • Arms and body must not be used for holding the ball.
  • The ball must be held by the hands.
  • The umpire shall be judge of the men and shall note the fouls while the referee shall be the judge of the ball and shall decide weather the ball is inbounds, in play and shall keep the time
  • A goal shall be made in that case when the ball is batted or thrown from the grounds into the basket.
  • If the ball goes over the backboard and hits the top or side of the backboard, then the ball is out of play.
Volleyball

 

Mailing Address

University of the Southern Caribbean
P.O.Box 175
Port of Spain,
Trinidad, West Indies

Address

Royal Rd.,
Maracas Valley,
St. Joseph, Trinidad,
West Indies

Phone

(868) 662-2241 / 2242 / 2206 Ext. 1250/51/52

Fax

(868) 662-1197

E-Mail

sped@usc.edu.tt 

 

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P.O. Box 175, Port of Spain Trinidad W.I.
Phone: (868) 662-2241/2 - Fax: (868) 662-1197

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