Club Sports

Eckerd Lacrosse

Club Sports are formed by students who share a common interest in a specific sport, recreational or physical activity. Club Sports are registered student organizations that meet the needs of those with interests outside of the structured programs of intramural sports or intercollegiate athletics. Clubs must be registered in accordance with the Eckerd College Organization of Students regulations governing student organizations. Each club is student run and establishes an organizational framework, leadership and schedule to meet the needs of their membership. Click here for a list of current club sports and contacts.

Membership

Individual Club Sports establish their own membership requirements, dues and club programs. All Club Sports are available to current Eckerd College students. For the most part, performance ability is not always important; all that is needed is interest and willingness to participate actively in the sport as well as in the management of the club. Additionally, each Club Sport must have an active club adviser(s).

Competition

Most Club Sports are organized with the purpose of allowing members to experience intercollegiate competition beyond the intramural level. Practice sessions leading up to a scheduled season are usually organized to enhance the competitive skills of the sport clubs' team members. Competitive teams are usually coached and managed by fellow students or faculty members. Some clubs become very highly organized and represent Eckerd College in tournaments and Conference play throughout the region. There are also those clubs that assume a low profile on competition and participate primarily for sport socialization. This gives the participant a broad range for competitiveness and a range that caters to everyone.

Eckerd RugbyInstruction

In many cases, individual Club Sports provide instruction for their members. The instruction is both at the intermediate and the highly qualified level.

How to join or Start a Club Sport

Contact the student contact and attend the scheduled club meetings for information. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Ben Maxwell (Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness) at 727.864.8590 or by e-mail at maxwelbp@eckerd.edu.