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COVID-19 Sport Clubs Update

At UREC, we know that Sport Clubs are very important to the college experience and we are working hard to be able to create a plan to allow for club activities that can be done safely. Below you will find a link to the Sport Clubs Phased Return to Play Guidelines detailing the approach of returning to play this Fall semester.

Please read the guidelines below and contact the Clubs directly for more information about their plans and to inquire about which phase they are currently in.

Sport Clubs Phased Return to Play Guidelines

What are Sport Clubs?

Sport Clubs are a great way to get involved at JMU – and there are over 50 clubs to choose from! Sport Clubs are led by students and often compete with sport clubs from other universities. Clubs often have dedicated practice times, seasons, and dues. Join the over 2,000 JMU students who participate in Sport Clubs annually for a unique campus experience emphasizing recreation, competition and leadership! In the past 20 years, JMU has had 18 sport club national champions in 9 different sports.

How do I join?

Each club has different procedures for becoming a member of the club. Some have tryouts, whereas others have open practices throughout the year. Therefore, the best way to get involved with the club(s) you are interested in is to contact the club directly to get more information on when their club practices and meets. All club contact information can be found in the Sport Club Directory.

Not sure which club to join? Another way to get involved is by visiting the different club booths that are set up during Student Organization Night, which takes place at the beginning of each semester.

What is the commitment level?

The commitment level varies depending on the club and their level of competition. Many clubs compete on the state, regional and national level, while others rarely compete. For more information please contact the club directly. All club contact information can be found in the Sport Club Directory.

National Championships

In the past 20 years, JMU has had 18 sport club national champions in 9 different sports.

2016 Women's Softball Club: National Club Softball Association National Champions
2015 Women's Softball Club: National Club Softball Association National Champions
2015 Gymnastics Club: NAIGC Women's Competitive Division National Champions
2015 Men's Rugby Club: USA Rugby College 7s National Champions
2014 Women’s Basketball Club: NIRSA Championship Series National Champions
2014 JMU Gymnastics Club: NAIGC Women's Competitive Division National Champions
2013 Women's Lacrosse Club: US Lacrosse WCLA DII National Champions
2012 Women's Soccer Club: NIRSA Open National Champions
2010 Field Hockey Club: National Field Hockey League Champions
2009 Archery Club: U.S. Intercollegiate Archery National Champions
2009  Men’s Soccer Club: NIRSA Open National Champions
2009 Women’s Soccer Club: NIRSA Open National Champions
2008 Archery Club: U.S. Intercollegiate Archery National Champions
2004 Women’s Volleyball Club: NIRSA Division I National Champions
2000 Men’s Soccer Club: NIRSA Open National Champions
2000 Field Hockey Club: National Field Hockey League Champions
2000 Women’s Softball Club: UCS Fastpitch National Champions
1999 Men’s Soccer Club: NIRSA Open National Champions

How do I create a Sport Club?

UREC encourages all students interested in starting a club to pursue the club recognition process outlined on the Start a Club page. UREC will only take a maximum of three new Sport Clubs per year and applications are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Contact Us

Questions about Sport Clubs? Please contact the Assistant Director for Sport Clubs and Inclusive Recreation.

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