Long before varsity athletics provided an outlet for youthful energies, the men of Rutgers, like so many of their counterparts at the other colonial colleges, were privately challenging students from other schools to meet them “on the banks” for a little friendly competition.

In fact, the Rutgers student body is credited with initiating the first intercollegiate contest in football in 1869 and later with starting collegiate ultimate frisbee in 1973. Both of these efforts were student driven and student supported with little, if any, assistance from the University.

Today, Rutgers Sport Clubs continue on as student run organizations that exist to assist individuals to develop skills and improve their performance in a particular sport or physical activity. Sports Clubs may be instructional and/or competitive in nature, with the competitive clubs competing against other schools and leagues all around the country.

Whether recreational or competitive, there’s a Rutgers Sport Club for everyone.

To view each individual sport club page, please click here.

A Rutgers Sport Club is a student organization that exists to assist individuals to develop skills and improve their performance in a particular sport or physical activity. A Sport Club may be instructional and/or competitive in nature, but it cannot be purely recreational. Club members must have the opportunity to do more than participate in an activity or watch it being played. Clubs that fit this definition may seek to become members of the Sport Club Council.

Clubs that are members of the Sports Club Council are student organized, student led and student funded. They can be organized to serve either the recreational needs or the competitive interests of their members. The choice is theirs. Whether recreational or competitive in nature, however, it is understood that all clubs must accept the application of every student who applies regardless of their skill ability or experience and that they all must strive to:

Provide students with the opportunity to explore the intricacies of a sport in greater depth than is possible in either the instructional class program or the intramural leagues sponsored by the various recreational departments at the University.
Provide leadership development opportunities for club members who wish to assume administrative duties within the club structure.
Provide students with the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level without making the same sacrifices of time and energy that are required to participate in a varsity sport.
Assist students to become part of a social community that has like interests and goals.

THE SPORT CLUB COUNCIL
The Sport Club Council is a student group empowered by the Office of Recreational Services to oversee certain aspects of the Sport Club Program. There are two bodies that conduct the work of the Council. The larger of the bodies is the Sport Club Advisory Committee. It is composed of the president of every sport club registered with the Office of Recreational Services. Its job is to guarantee that the University’s policies and procedures are observed by every club. Members are required to attend one meeting per semester.

The Executive Committee of the Council is the smaller of the two bodies. Its members are appointed by the Sport Club Coordinator of the Office of Recreational Services. There are seven members: one from each of the tiers of clubs and two at large. The Executive Committee appropriates funds, hears discipline cases, accepts new club applications and makes recommendations regarding policies and procedures. The Director of Sports is an ad hoc member of the Executive Committee.

In order to receive funding, use University vehicles or reserve space at any of the recreation facilities, a sport club must be a member of the Sport Club Council.

For more information about Rutgers Sport Clubs, contact the Director of Sports at 848-445-0462.

How to Start a Rutgers Sport Club
Those interested in starting a club sport should do the following:

  • Get the names, addresses, school addresses, email addresses, cell phone numbers and home numbers of all interested members.
  • Compile a roster with at least 15 potential dues-paying members on it with the information listed above.
  • Select a President, Vice-president, Treasurer and Secretary.
  • Download and review the Sport Club Manual.
  • Outline idea for club including number of practices or meetings per week, location of practices or meetings, types of equipment, possible league affiliation, etc., and make an appointment to meet with the Director of Sports by calling 848-445-0462.

ARE THE SPORT CLUBS COMPETITIVE
Some clubs are competitive, and play other schools. As a member, you can still participate in the practices without competing.

WHO CAN JOIN A SPORT CLUB?
Rutgers Sport Clubs are open to all students, faculty, staff, and Rutgers College Recreation Members. Some clubs may compete in student-only leagues, but that doesn’t exclude non-students from joining in club practices and events.

HOW MUCH KNOWLEDGE AND/OR EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO HAVE TO JOIN A CLUB?
You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to join the clubs. Sports clubs are a great opportunity to learn something new and try out something different.

HOW DO I JOIN A CLUB?
To join a club, you just need to contact any club officer, and they’ll have you fill out the paperwork. You can get the contact information for club officers by clicking the “Current Sport Club Officers” tab.

CAN I JOIN ANYTIME?
Yes, you can sign up anytime- but the earlier in the semester you join, the more you’ll learn.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Membership dues vary from club to club. Clubs with higher operating costs have higher dues.

IS THERE AN INSTRUCTOR/COACH TO TEACH ME?
Some clubs have an instructor or coach which instruct the members, while other clubs are instructed by higher level club members with experience.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Practice times vary by club. Most practices are 2–3 times a week, about an hour and a half to two hours per practice. Most clubs are flexible with the number of practices a member attends.

IS THERE ANY TRAVELING INVOLVED?
Competitive clubs will travel to other schools for tournaments, games, and other competitions.

For more information, call 732-445-0462.

Sport Club Officers

Club

First Name Last Name

Email Address

Aikido
Lazaro Rodriguez
lazroduc@gmail.com
Badminton
Eric Wu
etw38@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Ballroom Dance
Mannela Iparraguirre
iparra.mannela@gmail.com
Baseball
Mike Celli
mcelli34@gmail.com
Basketball-Men’s
Jack Zheng
jazheng96@gmail.com
Basketball-Women’s
Else DiGiacopo
ed395@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Bass Fishing
Shane Nuaro
san121@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Brazilian Jujitsu
 
 
Capoeira
Michelle Lee
michell.juyun.lee@gmail.com
Cricket
 
 
Cycling
Ethan Bull
etbull1@gmail.com
Equestrian
Stella Segal
stellasegal2015@aol.com
Eskrima Filipino Martial
Jessye Marquez
jdm348@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Fencing
Warren Choi
wc450@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Field Hockey
Tatum Dougherty
tatum.dougherty@gmail.com
Figure Skating
Danielle Farah
dvf18@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Golf
Sunny Kumar
sunnyseday@gmail.com
Gymnastics
Brianna Martins
briannammartins@gmail.com
Ice Hockey-Men’s D1
Griffin Privitera
griffin18@optonline.net
Ice Hockey-Men’s D2
Thomas Marigliano
tdmarigliano@gmail.com
Ice Hockey-Women’s
Ruoyu Tang
gracet1020@gmail.com
Judo
Robert McNeil
bluewolf148@gmail.com
Kendo
Cynthia Long
liqin.long@rutgers.edu
Kodenkan Jujitsu
Richard Huynh
richardhuynh50@gmail.com
Lacrosse-Men’s
Alexander Slocum
aslocum.asr@gmail.com
Lacrosse-Women’s
Paige Nardella
paigenard@gmail.com
Martial Arts Club
Kyra Tywanick
kt930@rutgers.edu
Paintball
Anthony Rizzo
anthonyrizzo2131@gmail.com
Performing Dance
Julia Erickson
jperickson32@gmail.com
Powerlifting
Andrew Tohedzhi
art97@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Quidditch
Naresh Edala
ncedala@gmail.com
Racquetball
Mattew Fontanilla
mattfontanilla@rutgers.edu
Rock Climbing
Luc Bontoux
lbontoux98@gmail.com
Running
 
 
Rugby-Men’s
Massimo DiSanto
mfd101@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Rugby-Women’s
 
 
Sailing
Emily Pooley
emilyson1@gmail.com
Salsa
Christopher White
c.white03@rutgers.edu
Ski/Snowboard
Lydia Dunn
lydia.dunn@rutgers.edu
Soccer-Men’s
 
 
Soccer-Women’s
Gina Riccardi
ginariccardi1@gmail.com
Softball
Alison Toscano
alisontoscano3@gmail.com
Swimming
Patricia Kolesa
phk32@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Swing
Noor Abedrabbo
na535@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Table Tennis
Garrett Tom
garretttom05@gmail.com
Taekwondo
Katherine Chen
kchen235@gmail.com
Tennis
David Sosidko
david.sosidko@rutgers.edu
Triathlon
Chelsie Scarafile
chelsiescarf@gmail.com
Ultimate Frisbee-Men’s
 
 
Ultimate Frisbee-Women’s
Samantha Guidry
samanthag9204@gmail.com
Unified Sports
Patricia Shelton
pashelton@gmail.com
Volleyball-Men’s
 
 
Volleyball-Women’s
Mariana Martinez
mem429@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Waterpolo
Sarah Cain
skc123@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Weightlifting
Tiffany Tang
tt391@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Wrestling
Anthony Tamayo
athony.tamayo170@gmail.com
Wushu
Jack Chiu
jackchiu7@hotmail.comi

Club Officers must use this form to request Vans and Enterprise Vehicles.
For Airline and Bus travel, email Kristen Pettis kpettis@rci.rutgers.edu

Click here to go to the Coaches Corner Google Drive where you can view all of the required documentation you’ll need to complete as well as policy review and information sheets.