Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Sport Club?
A recognized student organization that is student led and initiated. Sport Clubs are made up of individuals that have a desire to compete or participate in a sport throughout their college career. The clubs may be recreational, instructional or competitive in nature. Sport Clubs are not NCAA athletic teams or intramurals.

Will I be able to get a scholarship?
Sport Clubs do not provide scholarships to their athletes.

Do they travel to other universities?
Many of the Sport Clubs do compete intercollegiately with other collegiate Sport Club teams. Travel for competitions is optional and the competitiveness of each club depends on the club's membership.

What is the cost involved?
Most clubs charge dues either on a yearly or a semester basis. For clubs requiring equipment to play, the individual is responsible for purchasing the necessary personal items.

What if I have never played before?
Most clubs do not require that you have any experience to join. The students or volunteer coaches will assist you in learning the sport.

Do I have to tryout?
Clubs that are recreational or instructional in nature do not have a tryout procedure. However, some clubs do have tryouts for the competitive or traveling group in the club but still have members interested in practicing and involved in the social aspects of the club.

What do I need to play?
Clubs usually require the individual to supply their own personal equipment. Items or supplies that can be used by everyone are typically purchased with the club's generated income. Students must complete a waiver and provide proof of medical insurance coverage.

How much time is involved?
Time is determined by your commitment and the level of competitiveness of each club. Student initiated and student led clubs determine by their own process how active they will be.

How do I join once I'm on campus?
The best way to join a club is to contact the club directly. The club officer will provide you information on practice time, dues, and other club requirments. Click here to directed to a list of our clubs and their contacts. If you have any issues please email us at sportclubs@uncw.edu and a member of our staff will help you.

How do I know what clubs are on campus?
Take a look at the sport club main page to see if your club already exists. If you don't see it listed as a sport club, then it may be a "general interest" club. You can search the Student Organization Directory.

How do I start a new club on campus?

  1. Identify a sport that is not currently offered as a sport club.
  2. Contact the Sport Club Coordinator (962-7758) to get the history (if any).
    of the club on our campus. We will schedule a meeting to talk about it.
  3. Complete and submit an “Intent to Register” form with the Campus Activities and Involvement Center
    (CAIC; FSC 2029).
  4. Schedule and host an informational meeting (We’ll help!).
  5. Prepare a club constitution and submit it to the Student Organization Committee (SOC) for approval.

 

 


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