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.
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 or 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.
Participants may join a team during the open enrollment period at the start of each semester. Simply show up to a club’s practice or attend an informational meeting during the open enrollment period. For information on practices times and locations contact the Club Sports Office at 301-226-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The open enrollment period for each semester is:
FALL: First Day of Class – October 1
SPRING: First Day of Class – March 1
After the open enrollment period has ended, students may only join a club by coming to the Club Sports Office located on Level 0 of the Eppley Recreation Center, Room 0121.
Members who join outside the open enrollment period will not be able to travel with the club for 1 week.
The club sports office is located in room 0121 of the Eppley Recreation Center.
Monday - Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday