Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is eligible to participate in Club Sports?
Full and part time Lynchburg College students, as well as Lynchburg College faculty and staff may be members of a club sport. Faculty and staff members may not vote or hold office in the club.
- How are Club Sports funded?
Club Sport teams receive some funding from Lynchburg College out of the Student Activities Fund. The majority of funding for the teams though comes from Club Sport membership dues as well as fundraising. New for the 2017-2018 academic year, all Club Sports members will pay the same dues, $125 for the year which can be paid as 1 lump sum or in two payments of $85 and $40. These dues help pay for league fees, travel fees, and game costs for officials/fields. Club Sport teams then do fundraising to pay for personal apparel and gear.
- How often do Club Sports practice?
Typically clubs will have 2 practices per week, with the option for more or less depending upon field/gym availability.
- How often and when do Club Sports compete?
This depends on each club, but typically the club will host at least 1 home event/tournament per semester and compete in up to 8 events per semester. Typically, events and tournaments are held on weekends, although some regional and national tournaments may require midweek travel and competition.
- What if the sport I want to play isn't listed under Clubs?
Email Ben Smith, Director of Club Sports to discuss forming a new club sport (or call 434-544-8287). All club sports are registered with Lynchburg College as Recognized Student Organizations. Ben will be able to help you with the formation of a club constitution, registration with the college, as well as recruitment and promotion of the club.
- Where do Club Sports practice?
Club Sport teams have access to Shellenberger Field, Turner Gymnasium, Wake Field House, Fox Field, and the practice fields on Faculty Drive after varsity and intramural schedules are made. The clubs also work with the Lynchburg City Parks & Recreation to access field space in local parks around the college.
- What is the difference between Club Sports and Intramural Sports?
Club Sports teams practice and travel to compete against teams from other colleges and university, representing Lynchburg College at a level lower than varsity athletics. Intramural Sports allows Lynchburg students to play sports against each other on campus in a recreational environment.