Athletics at RTS Jackson

Balance is an important part of life.  At seminary, you'll be hitting the books hard—as a full-time student you'll spend 35 to 50 hours per week either in class or studying for class depending on your course load - so how are you going to get physical exercise?

At RTS Jackson, we have lots of opportunities and you'll want to find your niche.  We have a variety of facilities that support our small community including a gym, an athletic field, a weight room, a racquetball court, and a game room.  When you combine these facilities with the network of relationships that spring up out of campus housing and our residential community, there are quite a few opportunities for fellowship in the athletic arena. 

Soccer and basketball are played weekly for most of the year.  Other sports are seasonal or occasional, including flag football, raquetball, volleyball, disc golf, and ultimate.  All skill levels are welcome, but come prepared for a bit of friendly competition.  For the current schedule of weekly athletic events, see the most recent version of the Informer.

On-Campus Facilities

The weight room in the Dean Center next to the gym includes a treadmill and an elliptical machine in addition to a broad array of free weights.  Students will frequently come to lift in pairs or by themselves to work out and then grab a quick shower in the locker room before going to class.  Biometric access permits students to use the weight room whenever their schedule permits, even after the buildings have closed.

The game room at Patterson's Porch is accessible to students at any time (even after hours) through the coded door.  Students love Ping Pong and occasionally you’ll find the foosball table in use.  Balls and paddles are supplied by the seminary. 

Interested in getting outside? Our disc golf course is comprised of 18 targets around campus, offering a great opportunity to explore the natural beauty outside of the classroom. Equipment can be checked out with the receptionists in the Administration building or you can bring your own.

Off-Campus Resources

Many of our students play golf at Sonny Guy Municipal Golf Course about 7 miles down the road after Clinton Blvd turns into Woodrow Wilson.  It's certainly not the fanciest course in the world, but it's cheap - they let RTS student walk 18 holes for $8. 

If running is your workout of choice, many students find quiet and safe routes in nearby neighborhoods in Clinton.  A pretty lake off of Lakeview Drive provides a scenic spot for a serene morning run.  Swimmers will join the nearby YMCA (less than a half a mile from the Townhomes) or the Healthplex at Mississippi College to continue their routine.

Is your favorite sport not listed?  Chances are there's someone else here that would be interested in playing with you—why don't you ask around and get it started at RTS?

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