Texas A&M Sport Clubs Association

The Texas A&M Sport Club Association provides the ability to be competitive against clubs from other collegiate institutions at the state, regional, or national level in 37 different sports. Most clubs also provide the opportunity for members to learn or enhance their skills in a recreational setting. Each club is administered by students, has practice times and facilities as well as receives some monetary support. To help subsidize the cost of travel and equipment, clubs may charge dues and participate in fundraising activities.

While the Sport Club Staff and the Department of Recreational Sports assist clubs in securing needed funds, facilities and equipment, the emphasis is on student leadership and development. Students are directly responsible for all aspects of operating and managing a successful and competitive organization. As a result, Sport Clubs present a unique opportunity for students to develop both athletic and leadership abilities.

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The Sport Club Executive Committee consists of five members as elected by the Sport Club Association during the April sport club meeting. These individuals serve as the leadership of the Sport Club Association and fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Act as a liaison between the sport clubs and the Sport Club Staff
  • Make recommendations for annual funding to each of the eligible sport clubs
  • Create online Sport Clubs Blog and info section
  • Provide input for the development and implementation of new policies and procedures
  • Provide a forum for clubs to discuss concerns without intervention by the Sport Club Staff
  • Review applications for new sport clubs and make recommendations for the acceptance or decline of new organizations into the Sport Club Association
  • Accept additional responsibilities as assigned by the Sport Club Staff
  • Act as mediator for clubs with internal conflicts
  • Create and program the sport clubs end of the year event

2019 – 2020 Sport Club Executive Committee Members

  • Michael Lewandowski, Men’s Water Polo
  • Madison Maynard, Gymnastics
  • Audrey Altnether, Taekwondo
  • Luke Rosinski, Men’s Rugby
  • Jacob Mallams, Wakeboarding

 

Sport Clubs

Becoming a Club

The Department of Recreational Sports acknowledges other sport-related clubs might wish to seek recognition in the Sport Clubs Association.  Due to the limited resources available to the Sport Clubs   Association, it may not be feasible to add new clubs.  Therefore, student organizations must meet and maintain the following minimum criteria before applying for Sport Club status:

  • Must be a recognized student organization and meet the above requirements for a minimum of 2 consecutive years. (Current year of application DOES NOT COUNT)
  • Must demonstrate leadership transition beyond founding members (Will not accept applications if a club has not gone through multiple officer elections and service)
  • Must have a returning officer as part of the officer group during the transition year if accepted
  • ·Must be an active member of a National Governing Organization
  • Must have regularly scheduled practices and club meetings, EXCLUSIVE TO CLUB MEMBERS
  • Must compete in a minimum of 3 collegiate division competitions per year, and actively pursue other competitions
  • Maintain financial stability. Every club must have a yearly operating budget, AND NOT BUDGET TO BE IN THE NEGATIVE. Clubs must be able to fund own club for 1 year without assistance, AND Must fundraise outside of club dues.
  • Represent Texas A&M University at events hosted by other collegiate institutions
  • Routinely follow Sport Clubs and University policies and procedures
  • Must have a minimum of 10 active members, unless in team sports where the minimum number required to compete is larger than 10. Then the club must maintain that requirement.
  • MUST have at least 25% of the active membership compete and travel to events.
  • MUST comply with ALL paperwork submittal deadlines on consistent basis.
  • Inappropriate conduct or actions while participating in any Sport Clubs related activity will jeopardize the club’s continued status as a recognized Sport Club.Furthermore, club members who participate in inappropriate activity which violates University Student Rules, University policies, campus regulations, or state or federal laws will be subject to disciplinary action by the Department of Recreational Sports, Texas A&M University, and/or appropriate legal authorities

Select a Club

A&M Target Archers assist members in improving their shooting abilities and provides opportunities for team members to represent Texas A&M at local, regional, national and international archery tournaments. They have won 11 National Championships. All levels of experience are welcome.

Past Accomplishments

  • National Champions: 21-time Outdoor National Champions

Contact

Mick Jarrett
mick.jarrett@tamu.edu

Affiliations

  • National Archery Association (NAA)
  • USA Archery

Club baseball arrived at Texas A&M in 2000, joined the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) in the 2001-2002 season, and since has become one of the most distinguished and storied teams in the League. In 2002, the first year the club team participated in league play, they won the national title in Colorado. Ever since, winning has been a team tradition. The success of the student-athletes from Aggieland is a tribute to their hard work and dedication to the game. The club provides the opportunity to play baseball at a highly competitive level and compete for national championships yearly.

Past Accomplishments

  • National Champions: 2002
  • Regional Champions: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2019
  • Conference Champions: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011
  • Regional Wild-Card: 2006, 2007

Contact

Dalton Warren
dton16@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • National Club Baseball Association

The basketball club was formed as a competitive outlet for basketball players to continue their passion in the sport.  The club currently practices twice a week, and plays in the Lone Star Conference as well as the HCSBC Club conference against other universities in the state.  Additionally they participate in the NIRSA regional basketball tournaments each year.

The club was started on campus in 2013.

Past Accomplishments

  • NIRSA National Champions: 2017, 2018

Contact

Kyler Stephens
kylerws1@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • NIRSA

The Texas A&M Bowling Club was formed to promote student participation in intercollegiate bowling at the recreational and competitive level. The club participates in collegiate and local leagues and supports two competitive teams: men’s and women’s.

Contact

Micah Jackson
mjackson1952@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • Southwest Intercollegiate Bowling Association

The Texas A&M Cheer Squad is an all-girl competitive cheerleading squad established in 2001 to promote the Spirit of Aggieland through college competition. Cheer Squad competes at several competitions each spring. As such, the organization will not cheer at any athletic department events nor represent itself as an official spirit organization of the university. The purpose of the organization is to provide the participants with the opportunity to compete in the All-star/Open Division of state and national competitive cheerleading competitions. Tryouts are held each fall for new members. All new and returning members must tryout each year.

Past Accomplishments

  • NCA All-Girl Intermediate Collegiate National Champions: 2018, 2019
  • American Spirit Championships (ASC) Southern National Champions: 2007, 2008
  • NCA College Nationals Challenge Cup Champions: 2011

Contact

Maddison Mack
maddiemackkk@tamu.edu

Affiliations

  • National Cheerleaders Association (NCA)
  • Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA)

The purpose of the organization is to participate in indoor rock climbing competitions, meet fellow A&M climbers, and promote the sport of climbing.  The club practices at the Indoor Climbing Facility in the Rec Center, and competes across the state in both the fall and spring semesters.  The club is open and welcomes any and all skill level of climbers.

The club was started on campus in 2004.

Past Accomplishments

  • CCS Regional Champions: 2018

Contact

Todd Flanagan
tamuclimbing@gmail.com

Affiliation

  • Collegiate Climbing Series

The Texas A&M University Crew Club was established in 2001 by Greg Wood, a transfer student from our sister school in Galveston, who had experience with the sport. Due to the complexity of building a team from the ground up, the team did not compete in the first year of its existence. The next year, he led the new team to their first race, the Head of the Colorado Regatta in Austin, Texas, where the Mixed 8 boat placed first—a great start to any team! We continue to pursue new regattas, and we are always up to race. Our success is due in part to the hard work and dedication of our rowers, as the team is a completely student-run organization with a passion for rowing.

Contact

Mimi Hein
mimihein98@gmail.com

Affiliation

  • US Rowing

There is a place on the team for every level of cyclists. The team accepts as much, or as little, time a member is able to commit to the club. Training rides leave every day at 3:45pm from the flagpole in front of the academic building. The team is composed of men and women and promotes road and mountain bike racing, as well as any type of recreational riding. The competitive season runs from February through November.

Past Accomplishments

  • South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference Champions – Mountain Bike: 2010, 2018
  • South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference Champions: 2007, 2018
  • USA Cycling’s #1 Collegiate Club of the Year: 2002, 2003

Contact

Allen Narita
tamucycling@gmail.com

Affiliation

  • South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference

The Texas A&M Fencing Club competes against other collegiate clubs regionally and nationally in all three weapons: Foil, Epee, and Saber. The club offers skill development both for beginners and experienced fencers, but no prior experience or equipment is necessary to join.

Past Accomplishments

USACFC Nationals:

  • Men’s Foil Team National Champions: 2012, 2013
  • Women’s Foil Team National Champions: 2012, 2013

Contact

William McFadden
tamufencing@gmail.com

Affiliations

  • United States Fencing Association (USFA)
  • Southwest Intercollegiate Fencing Association (SWIFA)
  • United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs (USACFC)

The club provides a commonplace for students who seek to play golf in a competitive atmosphere at a state and national level as sanctioned through the National Collegiate Club Golf Association as well as striving to gather students who commit themselves in keeping the history and tradition of the game of golf.  The Club Golf team practices at the Campus Course at Texas A&M weekly, and plays in several tournaments each semester.

The club was started on campus in 2012.

Contact

Elijah Finn
elijahfinn17@tamu.edu

@TAMUClubGolf

Affiliation

  • National Collegiate Club Golf Association

The Gymnastics Club is open to students of any skill level who are interested in gymnastics. The club supports the men’s and women’s competitive team as well as accommodates those people with recreational needs. The club supervises facilities for workouts and provides an opportunity for intercollegiate competition.

Past Accomplishments

  • NAIGC Women’s National Champions: 1996, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019
  • NAIGC Men’s National Champions: 1996, 2000, 2002, 2011, 2012, 2013

Contacts

Madison Maynard
hkm987@gmail.com

 

Affiliation

  • National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs

Conference

Texas Gymnastics Conference

The Texas A&M Men’s Ice Hockey team competes in Division II level games in Texas and across the nation. All home games and practices are held at the Arctic Wolf Ice Center in College Station. The team holds tryouts in late August continuing through the beginning of September. Tryouts are open to all A&M students of any skill level. In season games take place October thru March. Recruiting information can be found on the team website.

Contact

Huston Svondrk
hustonsvondrk@tamu.edu

Affiliations

  • American Collegiate Hockey Association (Division II, West)
  • Southern Collegiate Ice Hockey Association (SCIHA)

The Texas A&M Judo Team was founded in 1963 and is open to all A&M students. Judo, a grappling sport, uses throws, pinning combinations and submission holds. No experience is necessary but, the main focus of the team is to support competition. As members of the National Collegiate Judo Association and U.S. Judo Inc., the team is eligible to compete in numerous tournaments throughout the year. The team consists of roughly 40 members, 15-20 of whom compete on a regular basis. The team attends approximately 20 tournaments per year, traveling to cities around the US.

Past Accomplishments

  • Texas Collegiate Conference Champions: 1990, 1992-1997, 2000-2012, 2017, 2018

Contact

Patrick Palmer
patrick_palmer@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • National Collegiate Judo Association

The team welcomes beginners to its fall practices, which are essential in preparing the team for the spring conference schedule. Some of the Texas A&M Men’s Lacrosse teams’ non-conference games have been scheduled in California, St. Louis, Arizona, Atlanta and Minneapolis. The team has won the Lone Star Alliance the past 2 years with an undefeated record.

Past Accomplishments

  • Conference Champions: 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2018

Contact

GW Bodden
gbodden97@gmail.com

Affiliation

  • Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association, Lone Star Alliance

The Texas A&M Women’s Lacrosse Team was founded in the Fall of 1993. They compete against other collegiate and club teams from Texas, Oklahoma, California and Nebraska. In addition, they host a Fall Invitational that brings women’s teams to the A&M campus for a weekend of competition. No previous experience is necessary and individuals interested in learning a new sport are encouraged to attend practice.

Past Accomplishments

Conference Champions: 2008

Contact

Meg Schomburg
meg.schomburg@tamu.edu

Affiliations

  • US Lacrosse
  • Women’s Division Intercollegiate Associates
  • Texas Women’s Lacrosse League

The Texas A&M Paintball Team exists to promote the sport of competitive paintball and to represent the university with pride and integrity on the collegiate playing field. Our team competes throughout the school year in both state and national tournaments against other collegiate teams. Weekly practices focus on fundamentals and techniques, held both on campus and at local fields.

If you are interested in learning more, or are considering joining the team, practices are open to all current students. No previous experience is necessary. We encourage you to contact us on our Facebook page, or through a team member, to find out more information.

Past Accomplishments

  • National Champions: 2014

Contact

Cody Cooper
cpc44_16@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • South Central Collegiate Conference (one of seven conferences that make up the National Collegiate Paintball Association)

The Texas A&M Pistol Team assists its members in improving their shooting skills and provides opportunities for team members to represent Texas A&M at local, regional, and national tournaments. Competitive events include standard pistol, free pistol, and air pistol. The club holds try-outs early in the fall semester and then again in the spring semester.

Contact

Matthew Kufrovich
tamupistol@gmail.com

Affiliation

  • National Rifle Association Collegiate

The Texas A&M Polo Club, founded in 1967, assists both men and women in learning and refining the basic skills of polo so that they can compete at a local, regional, and national level. Intra-club games are scheduled to provide experience for the novice members. The club has a string of about 20 polo ponies, so owning a horse is not a prerequisite for membership. All members are expected to assist in their daily care and feeding. The club is dedicated to introducing polo to anyone interested in learning about the “Sport of Kings”, to produce winning athletes, and to strive to win the coveted USPA Intercollegiate National Championship.

Past Accomplishments

  • Men’s Team National Champions: 1996-98, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2018, 2019
  • Women’s Team National Champions: 1994-95, 2018, 2019

Contact

Kaleb Vandervort
k.vandervort99@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • United States Polo Association

Texas A&M Powerlifting offers a hard core lifting environment to lifters of different skill levels. It provides the opportunity for members to compete in intercollegiate powerlifting competitions within the collegiate division of the USAPL, the premier drug-free federation in the United States. Powerlifting demands great focus, strength, and endurance—with a team to support you, all of these things will be within your grasp.

Past Accomplishments

  • Collegiate National Powerlifting Champions: 1983, 1991–93, 2010, 2015
  • Collegiate National Powerlifting Champions – Women’s Team: 2010, 2019

Contact

Daniel Hernandez
danielhern@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • USA Powerlifting

The Texas A&M Racquetball Club offers a full range of opportunities for the competitive and recreational player. Benefits include skill development and discounts on equipment as well as financial assistance for the members of the men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams.

Contact

Sam Currans
sam_currans@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • USA Racquetball

Do you miss the camaraderie and the thrill of victory of high school sports? The nationally ranked Texas A&M Rugby team looks for experienced and inexperienced players to compete around Texas and the rest of the country. The team strives for high standards of competitive play and sportsmanship. The fall semester is open to anyone, consisting of three sides depending on skill levels. At the end of the fall, try-outs will narrow the team down to two sides for the spring competition season. The team is coached by two full-time volunteers.

Contact

Connor Kelly
connor-kelly@gmail.com

Affiliations

  • Allied Rugby Conference
  • USA Rugby

Texas A&M Women’s Rugby Team is part of a growing union of women ruggers. Active throughout the year, the team competes against other collegiate and club teams. Annual competitions take place in Austin, New Mexico, Houston and New Orleans. Spring break tours have included Southern California and Ireland. No experience is necessary. We will provide coaching in the basic skills of rugby.

Past Accomplishments

  • Elite Eight Nationals: 2008
  • Sweet Sixteen Nationals: 2007, 2009-2010
  • Sweet Sixteen: 2007, 2008 and 2009

Contact

Hannah Sullivan
tamuwrc@gmail.com

Affiliations

  • Texas Rugby Union
  • Western Rugby Union
  • USA Rugby

Texas A&M Sailing Team exists to promote competitive sailing to its members. The team competes regularly in regattas throughout Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Florida. There are weekly meetings to discuss techniques, upcoming events, and administrative matters, as well as dinghy practices on Tuesdays and Thursday at Lake Bryan. We compete in the Southeastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SEISA) which includes such schools as University of Texas, University of Kansas, Oklahoma State, University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M Galveston, and University of South Alabama. We encourage all who want to join to contact a team member and come out to the lake to sail.

Contact

Lyndsey Sager
lyndseysagerr@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • Southeastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association

The Men’s Soccer Club provides Texas A&M students with an opportunity to play intercollegiate soccer. Competition includes a fall and spring season. The club competes against schools from Texas and Louisiana. Anyone with an interest in playing competitive soccer is encouraged to seek membership in the club. This club is extremely successful at the national level.

Past Accomplishments

  • Region IV Champions: 2010
  • National Champions Finalist: 1999
  • NIRSA Champions: 2003, 2005

Contact

Alejandro Jaramillo
aj8139@tamu.edu

Affiliations

  • Texas Collegiate Soccer League
  • NIRSA – National Intramural Recreational Sports Association

The Women’s Soccer Club provides Texas A&M students with an opportunity for intercollegiate soccer competition. The team competes against other collegiate clubs from Texas. Anyone with an interest in developing their soccer skills and/or playing competitive soccer is encouraged to seek membership in the club.

Past Accomplishments

  • Region IV Champions: 2010
  • NIRSA National Championships – Semi-finalist: 2010
  • Colorado Invitational – 2nd Place: 2007
  • NIRSA National Championships – Quarter-finalist: 2006

Contact

Courtney Stark
tamuwomensclubsoccer@gmail.com

Affiliations

  • Texas Collegiate Soccer League
  • NIRSA- National Intramural Recreational Sports Association

The Texas A&M Taekwondo team is a competitive student run organization that trains students to compete at both the local and national level. The team competes in many local and national competitions including the Fort Worth International, the U.S. Open, U.S. National Taekwondo Championships, and Collegiate Nationals. In addition to sparring competition, the club also competes in forms competition and offers instruction in Taekwondo and promotions up to and including black belt. The club accepts all levels of experience from none at all to world champions.

Past Accomplishments

National Championship, 2nd place: 2005

Contact

Audrey Altnether
tamutkd@gmail.com

Affiliation

  • National Collegiate Taekwondo Association

The Texas A&M Trap & Skeet Club serves students and faculty/staff by providing skill development to newcomers in safety, range etiquette and the fundamentals of trap and skeet shooting. In addition, the club provides an avenue for individuals to compete in trap and skeet shooting on an intercollegiate level, in state and national competitions and possibly the Olympics.

Past Accomplishments

  • ACU-I National Clay Target Champions: 1978, 1982, 2019

Contact

Will Van Dusen
willvandusen@tamu.edu

The Texas A&M Triathlon Team was founded in the Fall of 2003 with a membership of just over 10 students. Since then, we have grown steadily into one of the largest collegiate triathlon teams in the nation with over 160 yearly members. Members include both undergraduate and graduate students with a love for the sport of triathlon. Our athletes compete all over the United States at all levels of ability. Some members join the team without ever having raced a triathlon, while others are veterans with Ironman finishes. Whatever your experience, we have the resources to make you better and faster. And most importantly, there’s no shortage of good times. We offer beginner-friendly coached clinics and practices. No bike? No problem! We have a lot of knowledgeable members who will gladly help you with obtaining a bike. The club admits members continuously throughout the year and also promotes the healthy lifestyle associated with participation in the sport of triathlon.

Contact

Buster Lee
bustalee663@tamu.edu

Affiliations

  • USA Triathlon (USAT)
  • USAT Collegiate Triathlon Association
  • USAT South Midwest Collegiate Conference

The Texas A&M Ultimate Frisbee Club is a competitive team that competes in tournaments throughout the South. The team places emphasis on skill development, fellowship, and competition. Any Texas A&M student is welcome to come out and play; no prior experience is required.

Contact

Nicholas Lanas
niclanas@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • USA Ultimate

The Texas A&M Ultimate Frisbee Club is a competitive team that competes in tournaments throughout the South. The team places emphasis on skill development, fellowship, and competition. Any Texas A&M student is welcome to come out and play; no prior experience is required.

Contact

Amber Laurel
amber.laurel19@gmail.com

Affiliation

  • USA Ultimate

Yes, there is men’s volleyball at Texas A&M. The team practices twice a week and plays most weekends throughout the academic year. The club supports an A & B team. Some out of conference travel includes tournaments in Indiana and Las Vegas. The club also travels to the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Volleyball Championships each year.

Past Accomplishments

  • NIRSA Championships, National Champions: 2010
  • SIVA Conference Champions: 2005-2009
  • NIRSA Championships, 1st: 2003
  • NIRSA Championships, 3rd: 2002

Contact

Joshua Korb
jckorb98@tamu.edu

Affiliations

  • NIRSA
  • Southern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association

The Women’s Volleyball Club provides a competitive atmosphere of volleyball by competing against other collegiate volleyball clubs from across the nation. The club carries an A and B team that travels mainly throughout Texas, competing during the fall and spring semesters. The club competes in weekend tournaments, and normally travels out-of-state twice a year. Tryouts are at the beginning of each fall semester.

Past Accomplishments

  • NCVF National Champions: 2019
  • NIRSA Championships, Gold Division – National Champions: 2010
  • NIRSA Championships, Division II – National Champions: 2010

Contact

Lauren Stifflemire
laurenstifflemire@yahoo.com

Affiliations

The Wakeboarding Club provides Texas A&M students with the opportunity to wakeboard and wakeskate with fellow enthusiasts, and to compete against students from other schools across the nation. Texas A&M Wake is open to anyone with an interest in wakeboarding, from the newest of beginners who want to learn to the most seasoned of veterans interested in competing or taking their riding to the next level.

Past Accomplishments

  • National Champions: 2015

Contact

Brian Lyster
brian_lyst17@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • USA WakeBoarding

Water polo is a fast paced, exciting sport that requires proficient swimming ability, agility, good ball sense and handling skills. In addition, stamina, resilience, and sheer strength make it a physically demanding sport. The team competes in competitions throughout the state and nation.

Contact

Kinley Foster
tamuwaterpolo.president@gmail.com

Affiliation

  • Collegiate Water Polo Association, Texas Division

Established in the spring of 1997, the introduction of women’s water polo provides one of the few competitive, aquatic activities available to the student body. The competitive season is predominately in the spring but fall practice is essential for conditioning and skill development.

Contact

Alyssa Koerber
alykoerber@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • Collegiate Water Polo Association, Texas Division

If you love the water, the sun, fun, and boats, then the Water Ski Club is for you. Any A&M student may join the club and have access to our private ski lake and boat. No experience or personal equipment is necessary. Anything you enjoy on the water we can provide; water skis, wakeboards, jumpers, wake skates, kneeboards, wake surfs, tubes, barefoot, trick skis, etc. We have a slalom course, jump ramp, and experienced skiers that are available to coach you. So grab some sun tan lotion and we will see you at the lake. Be sure to visit our website to check our weekly schedules and upcoming events.

Past Accomplishments

Division II National Champions: 2005

Contact

Dylan Wickersheim
dylanwickersheim@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • National Collegiate Water Ski Association

The A&M Wrestling Club is dedicated to providing Texas A&M with a quality wrestling program as well as promoting the sport of wrestling throughout the state.

Past Accomplishments

National Champions: 1998

Contact

Brandon Felan
felanbra1@tamu.edu

Affiliation

  • National Collegiate Wrestling Association, Southwest Division

Calendar of Events

Sport Clubs Forms

Participant Forms

Travel Forms

  • Trip Request Form – Must be completed ANY TIME club members are leaving campus to attend an event representing Texas A&M. Forms must be submitted NO LATER than 1 week prior to departure.
  • Driver’s Agreement – Must be completed and submitted no later than 5pm on Wednesday, week of travel. (Tip: fill out at team meeting or practice.)
  • Student Information Release Form – In the event that grade verification and enrollment verification is needed to participate in tournaments or events, this form must be completed. Each member must complete and all must be returned to the registrar’s office at least 2 weeks prior to event.

Event Planning/Facility Forms

Budget/Financial Forms

  • SOFC Check Request – These must have an organization officer (who is on the signature card) and sport clubs staff signature. Documentation must accompany this form when submitting to the SOFC.
  • SOFC Credit Card Payment Request Form – In order to utilize the SOFC’s credit card for club purchases, these must have an organization officer (who is on the signature card) and sport clubs staff signature. Documentation must accompany this form when submitting to the SOFC.
  • SOFC Cash Advance Form
  • Allocation Request Forms – Complete and submit to Courtney Collard at ccollard@rec.tamu.edu on specified date.
  • Allocation Reimbursement Request Form – This form is used to reimburse individuals for pre-approved purchases from the club allocation. Complete and submit to your primary advisor.

Miscellaneous Info/Forms

2019 – 2020 Guidebook

Chapter 1: Introduction & General Information (PDF)

  1. Sport Clubs Program Overview
  2. The Sport Clubs Association
  3. Sport Clubs Categorization
  4. Annual Recognition Requirements
  5. Sport Clubs Association Requirements for Clubs

Chapter 2: Administration & Leadership (PDF)

  1. Division of Student Affairs
  2. Department of Student Activities
  3. The Department of Recreational Sports
    Sport Clubs Advisors
    Sport Clubs Advisors – Campus Security Authority (CSA)
    Sport Clubs Graduate Assistant
    Sport Clubs Program Assistant
    Supervisors & Event Assistants
  4. Sport Clubs Student Leadership
    Sport Clubs Executive Committee
    Sport Clubs Student Leaders
  5. Coaches & Instructors

Chapter 3: Membership Guidelines & Standard of Conduct (PDF)

  1. Membership Guidelines
    Associate Members
    Minors
    Personal Medical Insurance
    Event Insurance
    Competitions
    Intramural Sports Eligibility
  2. Sport Clubs Standards of Conduct
    Expectations
    Member GPR Requirements
  3. Alcohol
  4. Hazing
  5. Discipline
    Infractions
    Appeal Process

Chapter 4: Office Services, Advertising & Promotions (PDF)

  1. Department of Recreational Sports Office Services
    Sport Clubs Mailboxes
    Copy & Fax Services
    Sport Clubs Computers
    Web Pages & Social Media
    Mailing Services
  2. Sport Clubs Awards
    Sport Club of the Year
    Sport Clubs Cup
    Outstanding Sport Clubs Leaders
    Officer Group of the Year
    Male/Female Athletes of the Year
  3. Advertisting & Promotions
    Flyers
    Distribution
    Promotional Print Materials in the Student Recreation Center
    RecTV
  4. Concessions Guidelines
  5. Collegiate Licensing
  6. Contracts
  7. Partnerships

Chapter 5: Facilities & Equipment (PDF)

  1. Recreational Sports Facilities
  2. Facility Use Policies
    Required Identification
    Facility Rentals
    Hosting National Competitions
    Scheduling
    Facility Reservations
    Sponsoring Outside/Non-University Affiliated Groups/Organizations
    Inclement Weather & Outdoor Facilities
    Lightning Prediction System
  3. Facility Inspections
  4. Event Planning
    Online Registration
    Events Involving Minors
  5. Equipment

Chapter 6: Finances (PDF)

  1. Types of Accounts
    Department of Recreational Sports Allocation
    Student Organization Finance Center Accounts
    Endowments
  2. Department of Recreational Sports Allocation
    Allocation Request Procedures
    Budgeting Suggestions
  3. Methods of Payment
    Department of Recreational Sports Credit Card
    Rec Sports Credit Card Usage Policy
    SOFC Credit Card Usage Policy
    Invoiced Payments
    Reimbursement
    Cash Advances
  4. Donations
    Monetary Donations
    Equipment & Livestock Donations
  5. Fundraising
    Sport Clubs Former Students

Chapter 7: Travel Guidelines (PDF)

  1. Student Travel Guidelines
  2. Trip Planning
    Driver Selection
    Alertdriving.com Driver Training
    Class Absence Requests
    Travel Options
    International Travel
    Eligibility Checks
  3. Expectations During the Trip
    Emergency Procedures

Chapter 8: Risk Management & Safety (PDF)

  1. Elements of Risk Management
  2. Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)
  3. Weapons Policy
  4. Sport Clubs Safety Officer
  5. First Aid Kits
  6. Medics/Athletic Trainers
  7. Concussions/Head Injuries
  8. Emergency Procedures
  9. Emergency Contact Protocol

Common Questions

Following is a list of questions commonly asked by students, as well as parents/guardians, who are interested in learning more about Sport Clubs. If you have additional questions that are not addressed here, please contact Sport Clubs at sportclubs@rec.tamu.edu or 979.862.1996. Please review the Sport Clubs Guidebook on the officer resource page to learn more about Sport Clubs policies and procedures.

Common Sport Clubs Questions

A Sport Club is an affiliated student organization at Texas A&M University. Participation in sport clubs is voluntary. Sport clubs are sponsored by the University through the Department of Recreational Sports. These clubs provide a medium for students to enhance the lessons and theories learned in the classroom through real life experiences and responsibilities. Students are directly responsible for all aspects of operating and managing their organization. Clubs practice 2-4 days a week and compete regionally and nationally.
Sport Clubs and Intramural Sports are both housed under the direction of the Department of Recreational Sports. However, the main difference between the two programs is that Sport Clubs is a group of Texas A&M Students that compete against other college and university sport clubs whereas Intramural Sports is Texas A&M students forming teams to compete in a structured league against other Texas A&M students. All sport clubs compete within a governing body.
Yes, but there are limitations for those participating in intramural sports with a correlating sport club. In the intramural sports below, no team shall have more than two “restricted” players on its roster. (Exception: Sand Volleyball teams cannot have more than one) Teams with competitive club members must play in competitive. Restrictions are for fall and spring semesters. Questions regarding competitive sport club members and Intramural guidelines should be directed to the Intramural Help Desk at 979.862.1884 or im@rec.tamu.edu.

Sport Club | Associated Intramural Sport
Baseball = Softball
Soccer = Indoor and Outdoor Soccer
Water Polo = Innertube Water Polo
Ultimate Frisbee = Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball = Volleyball and Sand Volleyball
Racquetball = Racquetball

Sport Clubs are student-run organizations. Club teams compete against other college or university club teams around the country. Sometimes they even compete against NCAA varsity teams. Varsity sports are housed by Texas A&M University Athletics and compete in within the NCAA.

The Department of Recreational Sports currently offers 37 different Sport Clubs ranging from Archery to Wrestling. A list of currently offered sport clubs can be found on the Sport Clubs tab on this page.

The best way to join a Sport Club is to contact a club representative directly. Club contact information can be found on each club’s listing on the Sport Clubs tab on this page.
Most clubs have dues that are required. In addition, each club receives limited funding from the Department of Recreational Sports, but this funding does not subsidized all club expenses. Sport Club dues help defrays the cost incurred by the club. Dues help to subsidize travel, equipment, league dues, etc… Dues can range up to $3,000 per club. Please contact the club directly concerning the dues that are required for that club.
Each participant must be enrolled as a student at Texas A&M University. Each Sport Club will determine its own membership guidelines, but they must be free of any restriction based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, disability, age, or sexual orientation. Participants may be subject to further governing body or league guidelines for participation. In order to compete in competitions and represent Texas A&M University as part of a sport club, enrolled students must be taking a minimum of 6 credit hours, 3 credit hours (Blinn Team or Co-curricular programs) or 6 credit hours for graduate students. Minors who are not students enrolled at Texas A&M University are ineligible for membership and may not participate in regular activities or Texas A&M University recognized student organization. Minors who are Texas A&M students, and have their guardian’s consent and signature on the Assumption of Risk Form may participate.
Blinn Team and university recognized Co-curricular program students are eligible for participation in sport clubs because they pay fees that give them access to certain services of the University, including Recreational Sports. They are considered students at Texas A&M University. Further governing body and league restrictions may apply for club competitions. Blinn Team students may hold officer positions within a club as well. Students only enrolled at Blinn College are ineligible to participate. Blinn Team students must maintain an overall Texas A&M GPR of 2.0 to participate fully and take a minimum of 3 credit hours.
The Sport Clubs office is located in room 250 on the second floor in the Student Recreation Center.