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Club Sports

Club Sports

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  1. Club Sports Groups that organize because of a common interest in a particular sport

  2. Key Aspects of Club Sports • Self-administered/self-regulated • Members seek opportunities for regular participation • Offers more structure than informal sports • Allows more flexibility than intramural sports

  3. Historical Perspectives • Clubs are the forerunner of intramurals, varsity athletics, & formal physical education programs on college campuses • Not limited to college campuses--also found in military, commercial, private & correctional settings • Became popular again in the 1960s

  4. Types of Club Sports • Athletic • Instructional • Social

  5. Factors influencing the type of club that evolves: • Traditions associated with the sport • Interests & abilities of the membership • Capabilities of the leadership • Type & availability of facilities/equipment • Financial support • Proximity of opponents

  6. Administrative Models • Conservative, or formal • Club members have little input • Under direct supervision of staff person • Financial support comes from institution • Purchases require approval • Must have staff advisor • Travel must be approved • Schedules for competition & facilities must be approved • Must have formal documents

  7. Administrative Models • Liberal, or informal approach • Members involved in determining procedures for operations • Clubs receive minimal or no assistance in funding, equipment, facilities, scheduling, etc. • Clubs arrange competitive schedules & coordinate travel arrangements • Members responsible for own insurance

  8. Classification System • Risk Level I • Activities involving deliberate contact • Aikido, lacrosse, fencing, water polo, scuba, equestrian, wrestling, etc.

  9. Classification System • Risk Level II • Risks associated with these activities often pertain to their geographical location • Cycling, fishing, crew, soccer, ultimate frisbee, etc.

  10. Classification System • Risk Level III • Traditionally not a high prevalence of injury, nor inherent risk in these sports • Badminton, dance, table tennis, billiards, bowling, etc.

  11. Eligibility Affiliation Meetings Facilities/Equipment Insurance Travel Operational Guidelines

  12. Safety Schedules Instruction/Coaching Publicity/Promotion Finance Conduct/Governance Program Assistance Operational Guidelines