Community & Leadership Through Sports
Club Sports are student organizations, recognized by the Student Government Association (SGA). The Club Sports staff of University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell), oversees and advises all club sports.
Clubs offer opportunities for developing friendships, building leadership skills, learning a new sport, improving existing sport skills, and practicing. Many clubs compete at various levels against other universities, both on a regional and national level.
SPRING 2021 Update: There will be no in person practices until mid-February and then practices will be modified and not involve contact. Clubs are still recruiting new members even though there are no home events or away events until further notice. If you are interested in joining a club, email the Club contact or check out the entire Club Directory and to find contact information for the Club and how to join.
While there may be league or conference restrictions on who may participate, the following individuals are eligible to join:
- Currently enrolled UMD undergraduate students
- Currently enrolled UMD graduate students
- Currently employed UMD faculty and staff
- Current members of the Maryland Alumni Association (no more than 10% of the Club roster may be Alumni)
University Affiliates and Shady Grove students are not eligible to join a club sport team. Competitive eligibility is based on each team's governing body regulations.
Clubs do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation or physical/mental disability.
If you are interested in joining a sport club , the first step is to email the appropriate club contact for additional information. You might consider asking them about club culture, team organization, and social opportunities, as well as details like practice times, locations, and fees. In addition, most clubs have websites and/or social media sites which are accessible through the club directory.
The Club Sports Office is located on Level 0 in the Eppley Recreation Center, Room 0121.
The Club Sports Office will be CLOSED for Winter Break, December 14-January 10
To schedule virtual office hours, please contact the Club Director, Kurt Klier, at email@example.com.
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