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?
The Club Sport Council allocates money to each club at the beginning of each semester based on submitted budget requests from the club officers. Each club is then responsible for making up the difference between what they requested and what was allocated via fundraising and membership dues. Membership dues per semester must be at least $20, but vary from club to club.
- 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, and Fox Field 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.