What are Sport Clubs?
A Sport Club is a group of students, faculty, and/or staff at Western Kentucky University organized for the purpose of furthering their common interests in a sport and/or recreational activity through participation and competition. Clubs may be competitive, recreational, and/or instructional in nature. Sport Clubs are meant to be a learning experience for the members through their involvement in fundraising, public relations, organization, administration, budgeting, and scheduling, as well as through the development of skills in their particular sport.
What is the difference between Sport Clubs and Varsity?
Sport Clubs are student organized and student led with a no tryout policy. Participants cannot be excluded because of skill level. However, playing time in game situations for individual players is left to the decision making of each club’s leadership.
What is the difference between Sport Clubs and Intramural Sports?
Sport Club participants concentrate on improving their skills and competing/participating in one sport such as rugby or soccer. They also primarily compete against teams/organizations from institutions outside of Western Kentucky University.
Why should I join Sport Clubs?
There are many benefits to joining Sport Clubs at Western Kentucky University but are not limited to participating and/or competing in sport activities, participating in healthy activities, developing leadership roles, and building friendships with people sharing similar interests.
How do I JOIN Sport Clubs?
Check out the club listing on the Sport Club website and click on the club of interest to view contact information and practice times. You can also stop in the Sport Club Office located in the Preston Health and Activities Center on the 2nd floor, or call us at (270) 745-6060.
Are there tryouts to join Sport Clubs?
Sport Clubs are run by students for students with a NO TRY-OUT policy. However, playing time in game situations for individual players is left to the decision making of each club’s leadership.
Does it cost money to participate in Sport Clubs?
Costs vary from club to club depending on their planned activities and club dues. Please contact the club you are interested in for more information concerning club costs.
How do I START a new Sport Club?
Please contact the Sport Clubs Coordinator or Graduate Assistant, (270) 745-6060, or visit the Sport Club office located upstairs in the Preston Health and Activities Center to set up a meeting to discuss the process of starting a new Sport Club.
Who is eligible to join a Sport Club team?
Any full-time faculty/staff/student of Western Kentucky University is eligible to participate in sport clubs. Part-time students that pay the $35 Preston Center membership fee are eligible for participation. However, each club must check with their league to see their participation requirements.