Why should I join?
Sport Clubs provides Duke students a chance to compete and represent their University across the state and country. In addition to being part of a team, Sport Clubs offer opportunities for students to learn fundamentals in organization, budget planning, leadership, as well as other management skills if they choose to take on an officer position.
Do I need experience?
While previous experience in the sport you choose is helpful – it is not required. Our Sport Clubs are inclusive, which means there are no tryouts or cuts made.
Who can join a Sport Club?
While any member of the Recreational Facilities and who have paid the current recreational fee can join a Sport Club, National club organizations may dictate who can compete in sanctioned contests.
How are Sport Clubs funded?
Student dues, fundraising, Duke Student Government, Duke Recreation & Physical Education, and The Gorter Endowment Fund.
What’s my time commitment?
Practice time varies from 4 – 15 hours per week and majority of our Sport Clubs compete 5 – 10 competitions per year.
What’s the cost of participation?
Dues are inclusive (coaching, travel, uniforms, equipment, etc.) and vary from each Sport Club ranging from $200 - $700.
Most Sport Clubs compete locally. Traveling to neighboring states, throughout the country, and across the world – are supported.
How do I start a new Sport Club?
Any student group can apply for membership through the Sport Clubs Council if they meet the following requirements: