About Maryland Sport Clubs
A Sport Club is a student organization, recognized by Campus Recreation Services (CRS) and formed by individuals motivated by a common interest and desire to participate in a favorite sport activity. Clubs vary in focus and programming, since student members manage the operation of the club and decide on club activities.
Clubs offer opportunities for learning a new sport, improving existing sport skills, practicing and playing for fun, and/or competing at various levels. Club officers develop valuable leadership skills, through successful management of administrative affairs and intra-club dynamics.
Maryland Sport Clubs, a department within Campus Recreation Services (CRS), oversee and advise all Club Sports. Clubs must operate within the Maryland Sport Clubs framework of policies and procedures which are in place to promote safety and manage risk.
Who Can Join
All officially enrolled students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty and staff of the University of Maryland, College Park, and in some cases, members of the University of Maryland Alumni Association are eligible to join a sport club as a regular member. Competitive eligibility is based on each sport's governing body regulations.
Students, faculty and staff of other University of Maryland campuses and institutions, such as University of Maryland, Shady Grove, UMUC or the University of Maryland, Baltimore, are ineligible to participate in sport club programming at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Sport Clubs do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation and physical or mental disability.
How to Join a Sport Club
If you are interested in joining a Sport Club, please email the appropriate club contact for information on practice times and locations. Click on the name of the club, scroll to the bottom left, click "member add", and complete the required information. Sport Club Release and Informed Consent Form and the Sport Club Code of Conduct are available from the "member add" page by clicking "print a waiver", located at the bottom left of the screen. Bring the completed Sport Club Release and Inform Consent Form and the Sport Club Code of Conduct to the first practice and hand it to a club officer. Your name will not appear on the club roster until your contact information is online and you have turned in a completed Sport Club Release and Informed Consent Form and Sport Club Code of Conduct.
Forming a New Club
Don’t see your sport listed? First, check to see if your sport is a student organization at the University of Maryland, College Park, but not a recognized Sport Club through Campus Recreation Services. A listing of all student organizations can be found through OrgSync.
To form a new club or apply for CRS recognition please reference procedures within the Sport Clubs Handbook.