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Questions about Collegiate Club Sports?  Here is a list of commonly asked questions.

What are Club Sports and how are they affiliated with the University of Arizona?

The Collegiate Club Sports Program is administered by the Department of Campus Recreation. Sport clubs are started, organized and managed by University of Arizona students. All clubs must be recognized by ASUA (Associated Students of The University of Arizona). Clubs are open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni. However, some national governing bodies of sport clubs restrict competition to current and or full time students of The University of Arizona.

Why should I join a club?

The Arizona Collegiate Club Sports program provides opportunities for students to continue playing or start playing competitive sports. Other benefits include living a healthy active lifestyle, team camaraderie, lifelong friends, professional development, and lots of fun. There are no scholarships awarded for playing club sports so these student athletes participate for the love of the game and to represent The University of Arizona.

What about class excuses for registered club events?

Club members are eligible for class excuses if they are going to miss class while participating in a registered club event. Refer to the Collegiate Club Sports Handbook for complete details. 

Do I need experience to join a club sport?

Not necessarily. Most clubs are open to all skill levels. Some clubs do have try-outs for their "A" team or traveling team but many clubs have "B" teams. It depends on the club. For more information contact the club you are interested in directly.

How do I join a club?

Find out when the clubs first meeting, practice or try-out is. Some clubs you can join at anytime, contact the club directly by going to their website or contacting their president.

How much does it cost to join a club?

The cost to participate in a club varies significantly from club to club. Each club has dues ranging from nothing to $2600. per year. What those dues cover varies significantly from club to club. Clubs try to limit out of pocket expenses by participating in various fundraisers. For more information on the specifics of what it cost to participate in a club contact the club directly.

How do I start a club?

All clubs must be recognized through ASUA before they can become a club sport. Clubs must complete a new club application and submit it to the Sports Office (crec-clubsports@email.arizona.edu). 

How does a club operate?

Clubs are run by the student officers in the club. In many cases they are assisted by coaches who are either paid or volunteer depending on the club. A club must have a least two officers (president, treasurer). The officers are responsible for the successful operation of the club including but not limited to budgeting, scheduling practices and events, fundraising, policy adherence and communicating with the sport club administrative staff.