What is Club Sports?
The University of New Haven Club Sports program consists of various recognized student organizations, which have a desire to develop students’ skills and interests for specific sports based on a recreational and athletic nature. Each Club Sport must compete, or have plans to compete, on the intercollegiate level, locally, regionally, or nationally, within a recognized national governing association. Involvement with Club Sports is voluntary and participants do not only reap the rewards of athletic competition, but they also gain skills in collaboration, leadership, problem-solving, and financial management.
Who can join a Club Sport?
Any currently enrolled student in the University of New Haven are welcome to join club sports! The different National Governing Associations (NGAs) have different membership rules for competition and it is the responsibility of the club and the each member to know if they can compete.
Do I have to tryout to join a Club Sport?
It varies by the club you are interested in. Some clubs do have tryouts while others do not.
How do I join a Club Sport?
Joining a current club sport is simple! Either come out to the club's next practice or contact the club about your interest. All club and contact information can be found here. If you are having trouble joining a club, contact the Club Sports program at firstname.lastname@example.org! Most documentation that must be completed before the start of practice and competitions are available online at www.imleagues.com.
How can I start a Club Sport?
All Club Sports teams are current and active USGA Recognized Student Organizations. In order to start a Club Sports team, the club must first apply to be an USGA RSO. Directions as to how to become a University-recognized organization can be found here!
Once the club is USGA-recognized, set up an appointment with ChargerREC and CSELO to discuss the possibilities of becoming a club sport.
How are clubs funded?
The Clubs are funded by USGA, membership dues, donations, and fundraising projects.
How much does it cost to join a club?
Membership dues vary by clubs and their needs. Contact each specific club to find out more.