The objective of SLU-Madrid's Athletics Department is to promote the practice of physical activities and sports oriented towards the mental, social and physical well-being of the members in our community, transmitting educational values such as teamwork, hard work and commitment.

New Opportunity for SLU Students!

SLU-Madrid is proud to partner with the REAL CANOE N.C. As one of Spain's most important training centers for competitive swimmers, Real Canoe N.C. prepares athletes for national and international competition and many former Olympians have trained there. SLU-Madrid offers flexible class schedules and personalized attention in order to allow high-level competitive swimmers to continue their university studies while training at Real Canoe N.C.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity. Contact Cesar Rioja for more information. 

Athletics Opportunities:

American Football
Baseball / Softball
Field Hockey
Gym Membership
Horseback Riding
Running Club
Scuba Diving
Ski Club
Ultimate Frisbee

Athletics FAQ >>

If you have any further questions regarding any of this information, please contact: César Rioja, Sports Director.


Our students play in the Black Demons American Football Club, a local team that is in the LNFA (Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano). Their webpage is:


Our students play with a local team known as Los Bisontes de Madrid at the Polideportivo Ganapanes.

Location: C/ Becerrea, 4
Metro: Antonio Machado - Line 7

Practice Days:
BASEBALL (Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
SOFTBALL (Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

For general information, contact Cesar Rioja at

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Location: Polideportivo Triángulo de Oro · C/ Bravo Murillo, 378
Directions: Valdeacederas Station (Line 1)
Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Students interested in golf can take advantage of our:
  • Individual classes
  • Group lessons of four players
  • Driving range practice


There are several gyms in the University area and throughout Madrid that offer special rates to our students.


SLU, Madrid Campus invites you to take advantage of the magnificent Horseback Riding School of Madrid: Escuela de Equitación del Club de Campo Villa de Madrid (Carretera de Castilla, km. 3,200 Madrid).

You can enjoy horseback riding in Madrid Sierra on the weekends.


Our students play with the Club Hockey Pozuelo Team at the polideportivo del Valle de las Cañas.

Their webpage is
For more information, their e-mail is


Our Students play with the team "Montes Lacrosse" in the artificial court of the School of Montes. Male and female training are at the same time. Equipment and protective gear are provided for players.

Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
Location: Camino de las Moreras, 28040 Madrid (
Twitter: @MontesLax
E-mail: (Coach: Álvaro)


Those who wish to play paddle can take part in:
  • Personal classes
  • Group classes for four players
  • An ongoing intramural competition which ranks 10 pairs of players


Our students play with the Spanish Pickleball Association. There are two clubs to practice with in Madrid. The Pickleball Ambassadors can be contacted at each sport center.

For more information, click here >>


Students wishing to do Pilates can do so at various gyms around the University.

The best gym to do pilates is Metropolitano. For more information about this gym, click here >>


Our students play with the Arquitectura Rubgy Team at Campo Central Universitaria - Avda. Juan de Herrera.

If you are interested contact Cesar Rioja at
For more information, their e-mail is


Runners can meet with the running club twice a week for long distance runs through Madrid and its parks. Throughout the semester runners can also takes part in several public races of varying distances (5k, 8k, 10k, half- and full- marathon).

The group meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.


Although the University doesn't directly offer this activity, we are in contact with a licensed scuba diving center. The theory classes are taught here at the University, and the scuba certificate obtained is PADI (internationally recognized).

The cost of the course is 280 € and includes use of all the equipment and materials and four open water dives. Lodging and transportation, which are not included, will have to be paid for separately.

The trip excursion is to Carboneras NATIONAL PARK CABO DE GATA in Almería (a coastal town in the southern province of Andalucía).


The Ski Club offers you the opportunity to continue practicing your favorite sport. And if you've never tried it, this is your big chance. We will take a trip each semester.



If you are interested in playing soccer just for fun, join us every Saturday afternoon at Green Canal. There is one field for boys and one for girls.

Location: Green Canal Golf. Avenida Filipinas S/N [Map]
Schedule: Saturday 4-6 p.m.


The soccer teams practices every Friday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. and competes in the "AS" league on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Tryouts take place at the beginning of the semester, although the majority of the team is chosen in the fall semester. If you have an advanced soccer level and would like to practice with the team, meet them at Green Canal every Friday from 3-5 p.m.

Support the team by cheering them during practice and matches!

Find out more about our soccer teams:

Location: Green Canal Golf. Avenida Filipinas S/N [Map]
Schedule: Matches are on Tuesday evenings
    Practices are on Friday from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.


During the semester there is an ongoing competition that ranks students against each other. 


There are various pools in the city that offer special prices to our students. In adition, if you are a competitive swimmer, you have the chance to train in the prestigious REAL CANOE N.C. swimming club alongside high-level national and international competitors and even Olympic swimmers.

Swimmers can swim on their own, train with a team, or take classes. It is also possible to play different water-sports in Madrid such as water polo.


We offer the following for tennis players:
  • Private lessons
  • Group classes for four students
  • Intramural competitions, which includes a ranking of 30 students


Our students play in the Ultimate Frisbee Club Los Quijotes. For more information visit their team's webpage:


Location: Polideportivo Triángulo de Oro · C/ Bravo Murillo, 378
Directions: Valdeacederas Station (Line 1)
Schedule: Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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