Frequently Asked Questions
How many Sport Clubs does Virginia Tech have?
There are 29 sport clubs, active year-round.
What is the difference between intramurals and extramural sport clubs?
Although both are managed by the Department of Recreational Sports, sport club teams are led and organized by students. Team practices, competitions, and fundraising are managed by individual club officers and members. Also, sport clubs travel to other universities to compete and those playing intramurals compete against others in the Virginia Tech community.
What is the difference between Sport Club and the varsity athletic program?
Student involvement and leadership skills are thoroughly developed in the sport club program mainly due to the organization and management of each club by students. Also, no one is turned away from a sport club. Any student who wishes to play, improve skills, and maintain skills can participate in a sport club.
How do you become a member of a sport club?
Each sport club has different entry requirements, with varying levels of membership. Some sports have tryouts to determine the competition level while others allow everyone to compete at all levels. The best thing to do is contact a club officer or member. You can find their contact info by going to the Club Listing.
How do I contact a particular sport club?
Contact information can be found along with other club information by going to the Club Listing.
Where is the Sport Club office, and who may I visit there?
The Sport Clubs office is located in 125 War Memorial Hall. Alan Glick, the Assistant Director for Sport Clubs, and Tim Sykes, the Sport Club Graduate Assistant are located here and available to answer any questions you have about Sport Clubs.
How much does it cost to join a Sport Club?
Membership dues vary from club to club, depending on the sport involved, and how much fundraising a club does. All clubs have dues, but the price varies for all clubs. Also, travel expenses and other costs may be involved during the year.
What kind of commitment do sport clubs require?
Sport Club commitments vary. Some clubs practice year-round, while others don't practice together at all. Competition attendance may also be mandatory for some clubs.
What are the benefits of joining a sport club?
Joining a sport club has many rewards. Among them are making friends, getting exercise, using your student fee to its fullest, traveling to new and interesting locations, and the respect that comes with representing Virginia Tech on the playing-field.
What are some places sport clubs have traveled to?
Sports clubs have visited many areas within this region and nationally, including Colorado, Texas, California, Florida, New York, and Virginia.