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 (SCC) is the student advisory board responsible for interacting directly with the Department of Campus Recreation, professional staff, and Graduate Assistants. The Sport Club Council serves as an advisory committee and will make recommendations on the following issues: budgets, allocations, disciplinary policies and procedures, and other pertinent sport club topics. The Sport Club Council currently meets monthly. The Council is advised by the Sport Club Coordinator and Graduate Assistant. The Sport Club Council is meant to be a leadership opportunity for club members to be further involved in the Sport Club Program, whilst gaining transferable skills to be used inside and outside the classroom.

  • Additional duties include:
  • Attend bi-weekly Sport Club Council meetings
  • Provide direction for the implementation of new program policies
  • Help with planning officer trainings
  • Conduct disciplinary hearings as needed
  • Review membership applications for new Sport Clubs
  • Attend Sport Club Special Events Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Be an active Sport Club member
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Plan to be on campus for both the fall and spring semester
  • Be an advocate for the Sport Club program
  • Be passionate about Sport Clubs Have at least one year of leadership experience
  • Be able to devote 4-5 volunteer hours per month to SCC meetings/special events
  • Have the confidence and ability to engage with other board members in a constructive way to reach decisions for the good of the club program

Applications for available positions on the SCC start in April.

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

Email

Aikido RutgersAikido@gmail.com
Badminton RUBadminton@gmail.com
Ballroom Dance RUBallroom@gmail.com
Baseball Rutgers.ClubBaseball@gmail.com
Basketball-Men’s RUMensClubBasketball@gmail.com
Basketball-Women’s RUWomenClubBball@gmail.com
Bowling has134@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Bass Fishing RUBassFishing@gmail.com
Brazilian Jujitsu RUBJJClub@gmail.com
Capoeira RUCapoeiraPresident@gmail.com
Cricket RUCricketClub@gmail.com
Cycling RutgersCycling@gmail.com
Equestrian RutgersEquestrian@gmail.com
Eskrima Filipino Martial RUFMA.Eskrima@gmail.com
Fencing RutgersClubFencing@gmail.com
Field Hockey RUCFieldHockey@gmail.com
Figure Skating Rutgers.FSC@gmail.com
Golf RutgersGolfClub@gmail.com
Gymnastics RU.ClubGym@gmail.com
Ice Hockey-Men’s D1 rumensd1icehockey@gmail.com
Ice Hockey-Men’s D2 rutgersd2hockey@gmail.com
Ice Hockey-Women’s ruwomensicehockey@gmail.com
Judo rutgersjudoclub@gmail.com
Kendo RUKendoClub@gmail.com
Kodenkan Jujitsu RUKodenkanJujitsu@gmail.com
Lacrosse-Men’s RUMensLacrosseClub@gmail.com
Lacrosse-Women’s rutgersclublacrosse@gmail.com
Martial Arts Club rumaccc@gmail.com
Paintball rutgerspaintballteam@gmail.com
Performing Dance rpdcpres@gmail.com
Powerlifting plc60@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Quidditch RutgersQuidditch@gmail.com
Racquetball RUracquetball@gmail.com
Rock Climbing rurockclimbing@gmail.com
Roller Hockey Rutgersrollerhockey@gmail.com
Rugby-Men’s rumensrugby@gmail.com
Rugby-Women’s Rutgerswomensrugby@gmail.com
Running rutgersrunningclub@gmail.com
Sailing Rutgerssailing@gmail.com
Salsa rusalsaclub@gmail.com
Ski/Snowboard RUSkiandSnowboard@gmail.com
Soccer-Men’s rutgersmensclubsoccer@gmail.com
Soccer-Women’s Rutgerswomensclubsoccer@gmail.com
Softball ru.softball.club@gmail.com
Swimming ruclubswim@gmail.com
Swing ruswingteam@gmail.com
Table Tennis rutgerstabletennis@gmail.com
Taekwondo rutgerstkd@gmail.com
Tennis rutennis@gmail.com
Triathlon rutgerstriteam@gmail.com
Ultimate Frisbee-Men’s rumensultimatefrisbee@gmail.com
Ultimate Frisbee-Women’s ruwomensultimate@gmail.com
Unified Sports rutgersunified@gmail.com
Volleyball-Men’s RUClubVolleyball@gmail.com
Volleyball-Women’s ruwclubvolley@gmail.com
Water Polo ruwaterpolo@gmail.com
Weightlifting rutgersweightlifting@gmail.com
Wrestling rutgerswrestlingclub@gmail.com

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