Q. What are Club Sports?
A. The Club Sport program is managed by Clayton State University Department of Recreational & Wellness and offers students competition, instruction, and recreation in both competitive and recreational sports and activities. The program serves as a competitive alternative to intramural sports and intercollegiate athletics by offering team members coaching, league travel, and participation in a variety of tournaments. Each team is comprised of and managed by students and enhances the college experience by allowing students to join a team and compete with their fellow Lakers against other universities
Q. What is difference between Club Sports and IM Sports?
A. Intramural sports are short term, recreational activities that take place on campus and only involve participants from Clayton State University. Club sports are University recognized student organizations that are student-run and student-funded. Typically, these are year-round clubs that compete in intercollegiate competitions on a local, regional, and national scale.
Q. How are Club Sports funded?
A. Typically, yes there is some cost associated with joining a club sports. While the University is able to help financially support the clubs to a limit, this usually does not cover the entire costs of club operations including travel, equipment, officials, and/or league fees. Many clubs charge annual dues, in addition to fundraising and soliciting sponsorships and donations for their expenses. Dues vary depending on the club, and it is solely the decision of individual clubs on how much to charge its members.
Q. How much are club dues?
A. It varies from club to club and year to year.
Q. Who is eligible?
A. All Clayton State University students are eligible.
Q. Are there tryouts?
A. Yes, teams will have tryouts in the hope of selecting the best of the best. In some cases there are many students who can represent the institution well so two teams will be formed.
Q. How do I start a Club Sport?
A. Schedule an appointment with Christen Ruff in SAC 230. Bring the list of names and Laker ID s of those who are interested to the meeting and the process for feasibility will start then. Please know that at least two meetings with Christen Ruff will be required and one with Ms. Cindy Lauer.
Q. Can I play IM and Club Sports?
A. Yes, you are encouraged to do so.
Q. Can I play on multiple club sports teams?
Q. Who do I contact about Club Sport?
A. You can contact students that you know are already apart of the team or you can contact the Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness Mrs. Christen Ruff SAC 230, x4973 or at firstname.lastname@example.org