What is the difference between Sports Clubs and Student Recreation Center Intramurals?
Sports Clubs teams are for students who want to enjoy a particular sport for the duration of a semester but usually a year. Team practices, meetings, competitions and fundraisers are led by club officers and club members. Sport Clubs practice multiple times per week and travel to compete against other schools' sport club teams. Intramurals consist of CSUF students, faculty and staff that compete against each other in organized leagues developed through campus recreation.
What is the difference between Sports Clubs and the varsity athletic program?
Club Sports teams are student run organizations. Therefore, all operational components are handled through the student club officers/participants. Sports Clubs teams are competitive and are primarily self-funded by club fundraisers and membership dues. Clubs compete against other university club teams throughout the academic year. Varsity athletic sports are housed in the Athletic Department and compete in NCAA competition while receiving state funds.
What’s the Sports Club Inter-Club Council (SC-ICC)?
The Sports Club Inter club council (SC-ICC) serves as the governing structure for all sports clubs at CSUF. The council is comprised of representatives from each of the sports clubs on campus. The Sports Clubs also serve the community in volunteer events working closely with the Special Olympics and other organizations. Sports Clubs offer an array of unique opportunities and various leadership positions which can better prepare students for future goals. These teams also serve as excellent networking vehicle for students and alumni.
Are there fees associated with participating in sports clubs?
Yes. There is a participation fee of $35 per student per semester. Being that these are clubs are student run organizations, clubs may decide to incorporate player fees or dues to account for yearly expenses. These fees may be used to pay for travel, uniforms, equipment, facilities, or possible referee fees.
Do these clubs have try-outs?
Most clubs are open to anyone who either wants to continue an activity they currently participate in or to anyone who wants to try a new sport. However, there are a few clubs that do hold try-outs due to their competitive nature, limited facilities, and club roster size. Please contact the Sports Club President via TitanLink for information about try-outs.
How do I start a Club Sports team?
Schedule a meeting with the Sports Clubs Coordinator within Student Life & Leadership to discuss your interest. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (657) 278-7622. (Sports Clubs teams are only officially recognized in the fall semester of each academic year).
Who do you play?
Club Sports teams participate in a number of leagues and are members of various associations that operate under the direction of each respective sport’s national governing body. CSUF competes against other recognized intercollegiate club sports programs. Such teams include: USC, UCLA, UNLV, UCI, UCSD, SDSU, Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, Concordia, Whittier, Pepperdine, Arizona, Occidental, Biola, Channel Islands, San Jose State, University of Pacific, and many more. In addition, many of our club sport teams travel throughout the region and nationally to compete. In the past our teams traveled to: Orlando, Fl; Milwaukee, WI; Denver, CO; Reno, NV; Las Vegas NV; Lexington, KY to name a few.
How do I sign-up?
Information on any Sports Clubs teams can be obtained by going to the club teams’ pages on TitanLink and contacting the President directly. Also see the Join page for the requirements and procedures needed to join Sports Clubs.