Club Sports FAQ

Who can join a Club Sport?
Rutgers-Camden Club Sports are open to all students, faculty, staff, and active alumni. 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. Club Sports 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 a club officer, and they’ll have you fill out the paperwork. You can get the contact information for club officers by calling our office at 225-6197 or by clicking on our active club links.

 

Can I join anytime?
Yes, you can sign up anytime- but the earlier in the semester you join, the more you’ll learn. Some clubs also meet only during a part of the school year, depending on the seasons.

 

How much does it cost?
Membership dues vary from club to club. Clubs with higher operating costs have higher dues.

 

Do the Clubs have instructors or coaches?
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.

 

The sport I am interested in playing isn't listed. Is it possible to start a new club?

Requests for new club sport programs are judged on a variety of areas, including the following: alignment with the mission and goals of the Club Sports Program, adequate facility space and equipment to practice and compete, level of interest and leadership presence, and the availability of financial resources to adequately fund the proposed club.  For more information, visit our How to Start a Club page.

 

For more information, call 856-225-6193 or send an e-mail to Chris Edelschein, Coordinator of Facilities & Events for Athletics & Recreational Services.