Club Sports Overview
Club Sport Overview
Student organizations fulfill an important role at Coastal Carolina University (CCU); allowing groups to provide a medium for students to enhance the lessons and theories learned in the classroom through real-life experiences and responsibilities. The Department of University Recreation (UREC) offers Club Sports as a complement to the University’s intercollegiate, intramural, and physical education activity programs. A club sport is a special interest group organized for voluntary participation in a competitive sport or activity. These groups are formed primarily to increase individual and team skills, and to augment knowledge through a continuing instructional and competitive program. All students who are currently enrolled full-time at CCU are eligible to participate in the program.
As an integral component of UREC, Club Sports strives to meet the recreational and competitive needs of the CCU community in a wide variety of sport activities. Opportunities for skill development, recreation, and intercollegiate competition are afforded to participants of all skill and interest levels.
Student-led and student-funded, club sport organizations represent CCU in competitions and tournaments locally, regionally, and nationally. Club sport organizations must fall under one of three (3) categories: Competitive, Recreational, or Conditional; these groupings aid the University’s support of the individual club.
While UREC, specifically the Club Sports Coordinator, assists clubs in securing needed funds, facilities, and equipment, the emphasis is on student leadership and development. Students are directly responsible for all aspects of operating and managing a successful and competitive organization including, but not limited to, planning, execution, and evaluation of all club activities. As a result, Club Sports presents a unique opportunity for students to develop both athletic and leadership abilities.