Recreational and Sport Clubs are recognized student organizations, which exist to promote and develop interest in a particular sport or physical activity. A club may be instructional, recreational or competitive in nature, however ALL clubs should have all three components built into their club to meet the needs of all members. Participation within a recreational and sports club is a privilege and an opportunity for members. It is believed that involvement in a recreational or sports club enhances the student’s college experience through healthy interactions with other students, leadership development and being physically active.
There are three (3) components of Sport Clubs:
- Provides interested students with the opportunity to continue pursuing a recreational passion. Practice time should be focused on program instruction and participant development. Group activity is for fun and there are limited opportunities for competitions.
- Schedules practice time and program instruction as student interest warrants. Competitive opportunities may be available, but are not required. Skill levels can range from beginner to advanced.
- Schedules contests against other institutions, secures knowledgeable coaches to guide on-field development and establishes a regular practice schedule focused on participant development. There is an enhanced level of skill development, fundraising and administration.
Each club, under the direction of the Coordinator of Structured Sports and the Recreational and Sports Club Council (RSCC), is formed, financed, developed, governed and administered by the student membership of that particular club. The key to the success of recreational and sports clubs is strong student leadership, interest, involvement, participation, and communication between RSCC clubs, club members and the RSCC Executive Board.