Intercollegiate Sports

ADISL Competitive Sports

NYU Abu Dhabi athletes compete in the Abu Dhabi Inter-University Sports League (ADISL) against teams from other universities in the UAE. ADISL offers competitive sports for both men and women. NYU Abu Dhabi students can try out for the Falcons in the following sports:

  • badminton
  • basketball
  • football (soccer)
  • table tennis
  • swimming
  • volleyball
  • cricket

To Play for a Team

The ADISL season runs from September to May. In order to play for an intercollegiate team, athletes must go through annual pre-participation evaluations that include a physical, sickle-cell trait testing and a baseline concussion testing. 

Athletes are encouraged to get these evaluations done during their first week on campus in September. You can get in touch with your specific sports coach for more information once you arrive on campus.

The team selection process closes at the end of September. The next opening for athletes to sign up for a team will be in January.

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