The Club Sports Program promotes participation in a wide variety of activities, complementing the University’s Intramural Sports Program and Outdoor Recreation Program. Club Sports are designed to help students develop leadership, financial, and organizational management skills through the opportunity to create, organize, and run their own club. The Department of Campus Recreation provides advisement and administrative assistance to clubs, but emphasis is placed on student leadership and involvement, with the success of each club dependent on the dedication and commitment of its student leaders and members.
Want to join a club sport? Contact the President of the club at the Club Contacts Page!
Below is a list of the recognized club sports at Clemson University.
The Clemson Air Rifle Team is a competitive team for those who are interested in learning to shoot precision air rifles in a fun and safe environment. We are part of the South Eastern Air Rifle Conference and participate in several matches each semester against NCAA and SEARC teams. Members can choose to either come shoot with us for fun in their spare time or can compete for a spot on our travel team.
As a member of the National Club Baseball Association, our team gives students a chance to compete at the collegiate level while promoting a relaxed, casual atmosphere. We are proud to say that we are among one of the most successful clubs in the country, having reached the South Atlantic Conference regional tournament this past year, the NCBA World Series as recently as 2009, and are consistently ranked among the top 20 in the nation.
The Women's Club Basketball team is an outlet for student athletes to continue to play competitively after high school without the full commitment of the Varsity team. We occasionally host tournaments here in Clemson, but we mostly travel everywhere along the East Coast, from Georgia to Maryland, and play in weekend-long tournaments with club teams from other D1 and D2 schools. Women's Club Basketball is in the East Coast Women's Club Basketball League (ECWCBA). We play for the love of the game!
Climbing club is open to climbers of all athletic ability and climbing experience, including beginners. We compete in regional as well as national competitions, and take many trips to local outdoor spots for some real rock exposure. Climbing club is a great way to meet people with similar interests in rock climbing and other outdoor recreational activities.
The Clemson University Cycling Club exists in both a non-competitive student organization and competitive racing team manner. The club team offers an easy way to enjoy the sport and healthy lifestyle of cycling. The racing team is a USA Cycling (USAC) registered collegiate team that competes year-round in the South Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) and USAC National Championship events. The team races road cycling, mountain biking, and even track cycling and cyclocross. We're always interested in adding new members to both sides of the team.
The Clemson Disc Golf Club is both a great place to meet and play disc golf with new people and an avenue for intercollegiate and tournament play. We travel to regional tournaments several times per semester, including the National Collegiate Championships held in North Augusta, SC. We welcome everyone, from those that have never played before to recreational or competitive players, to come and enjoy disc golf and improve their game. Come join us every Sunday!
The Clemson Equestrian Team (CUET) competes with both their Hunter Seat and Western teams in Zone V, Region III of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. The team rides out of the Clemson University Equine Center under the instruction of Jamie Grant for Hunt Seat and Rebecca Shirley for Western. All members who ride and show must be full-time Clemson University students.
The Fencing club is a USA Fencing-affiliated club that practices all three of the fencing weapons: epee, foil, and sabre. Prior experience is not required, and new members are always welcome to the club. We travel, compete, and build bonds with many other universities, private clubs and individual fencers.
Club Field Hockey provides a competitive and fun environment for women and men to play field hockey at a collegiate level. Club Field Hockey is a student-run club that competes against other field hockey teams in the Southern Division of the National Field Hockey League. Each season consists of traveling, tournaments, and home games. We also do many fundraising events, take part in a variety of philanthropies sponsored by other clubs, and participate in volunteer services.
The Fishing club competes against other colleges across the nation in regional and national tournaments. They strive to educate anglers and develop angling skills with an emphasis on bass fishing. The club promotes sportsmanship through athletic competition; they develop and train student athletes for participation in tournament angling.
Clemson Club Golf is a club dedicated to Clemson students with the opportunity to play golf in a competitive environment. Furthermore, we facilitate a social arena for students to meet other people not only from Clemson, but from schools along the entire East Coast. Club Golf is open to all Clemson students who have an interest in golf, whether their skill level is novice or advanced.
Club Gymnastics is made up of gymnasts from all levels who want to get back into the sport and have fun. We compete with the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs against other university club gymnastics teams. Club Gymnastics was created to allow retired gymnasts a chance to get back into the gym and compete at a fun, stress-free college level.
Clemson Club Ice Hockey is a team that competes with other schools across the country and ultimately wants to win an American Collegiate Hockey Conference championship. The club is designed to give skilled players an opportunity to extend their playing careers into college.
The Men's Lacrosse team is a student run organization and a member of the SELC (South Eastern Lacrosse Conference). The team is led by coach Buff Grubb and student captains. The team competes against other college club teams and men’s club teams from areas such as Greenville, Charlotte and Atlanta. Club Lacrosse provides a fun, competitive, and safe environment for students to play lacrosse at a collegiate level.
Women's Club Lacrosse is a member of Southeastern Women's Lacrosse League (SWLL) and went 10-1 last year. We play a variety of teams in the surrounding area and always host our Southern Comfort Tournament in the fall. Our team is a great group of girls who also participate in a variety of other clubs, as well as social, fundraising, and community service events.
The Clemson University Paintball Club team competes in five NCPA class-AA tournaments throughout the Southeast, including NCPA nationals in Florida. The club is also working on organizing recreational outings for Clemson students to experience a fun new sport. Meetings are at 8 p.m. on Thursdays in the meeting room of Chili's Too on campus.
The Clemson Club Rowing Team is one of the largest club sports teams at Clemson with over 80 members, 95 percent of which had never rowed before joining the team. We are a co-ed team that competes in two local regattas hosted by our team, and regattas in Augusta, Georgia, Chattanooga and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Our top rowers get opportunities to compete in Boston and Philadelphia. We compete against ACC teams such as Georgia Tech, Duke, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and NC State, but as there are no conferences in club rowing, we get a chance compete against teams from all over the U.S. The Clemson Club Rowing Team allows you to develop lifelong friends while also allowing you to get into great shape and learn about the wonderful sport of rowing. The team practices every weekday from 5-7 p.m. For more information about the team visit clemsoncrew.com.
Founded in 1967, the Clemson University Rugby Football Program has a rich history of success in intercollegiate competition.With our Fall competition in the Atlantic Coast Rugby League, and our recent addition to the Varsity Cup, American Rugby’s National Collegiate Championship, we continue to strive to become one of the nation's top performing college rugby programs. Consisting of players with little or no rugby experience to players who have experience through high school, the Clemson rugby team aims to expand rugby knowledge across the nation and give students a unique Clemson family experience that they can use to connect with Clemson both during and after their years at Clemson.
Joining the Clemson Women’s Rugby Football Club is a great opportunity to meet new people and try new experiences. Not only does the nature of the sport allow us to be competitive and strive for personal excellence, but it also provides close friendship. We aren’t just players on a team: we’re a family.
The Clemson Running Club is for all levels of runners, competitive and noncompetitive. In the fall, the running club participates in NIRCA cross country races and various road races, and in the spring, the club participates in NIRCA track and field, road races, and the Palmetto 200. We have team practices where we run in multiple environments, including the roads around Clemson, the track for workouts, and the trails in the surrounding forests. Other activities include team frisbee, cookouts, road trips, and general team bonding. Everybody is accepted into the club, there are no tryouts, and all speeds are welcomed!
The Clemson University Sailing Club is a group of students that enjoy sailing on Lake Hartwell. The club as been around for over fifty years, and while we have quite a few experienced sailors travelling all over the Southeast to compete in the SAISA conference, we are still more than happy to teach someone who has never been on a boat before. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the club, please contact the Officers via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Clemson Shotgun Club is a competition-based club that strives to promote shooting sports on the collegiate level and provide safe instruction of firearms to Clemson Students. We compete in regional as well as national shooting matches, and take trips to shoot at different venues. Experience in shooting and competition is recommended but not required.
Clemson Women’s Club Soccer was created to encourage girls with varsity potential to keep playing a sport that they have played for so long! It is a team of girls who work hard with the purpose of nationals in mind.
Club Softball is part of the National Club Softball Association. We are currently in the South Atlantic - West conference. We provide a competitive level of softball for those looking to continue playing in college. We participate in a minimum of six series a year, and our season includes both fall and spring semesters.
Clemson Club Swimming competes with some of the top collegiate club swimming teams across the country. We accept members of all skill levels, from casual summer-league swimmers to former D-1 athletes. We travel to several away meets each semester, including nationals in the spring, and typically host a home meet in both the fall and the spring. Practices are held four times a week in the Fike Recreation Center Natatorium.
The Clemson Club Tennis Team seeks to provide an outlet for students of all abilities to continue playing tennis. We are a member of the USTA Southern Region and compete against other schools throughout the Southeast. The team holds practices throughout the week, as well as traveling and competing in several tournaments and individual matches each semester.
As one of the top collegiate triathlon teams in the country, we are a group looking to grow as a team and as individual athletes. Competing in USA Triathlon's Southeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (SECTC), we send athletes to the Collegiate National Championships every year. As previous SECTC Champions, and regular top 100 athletes, The Clemson Triathlon Team is on the rise.
We are the Men’s Ultimate Frisbee club team at Clemson University and we are known as the Joint Chiefs of Waft. We participate in the Southeastern region of United State’s Ultimate Association’s College Open Division. We travel all over the Southeast playing tournaments in anywhere from Tallahassee, Florida to Richmond, Virginia. We are a competitive club that welcomes any level of Ultimate Frisbee player, but most importantly, we enjoy the camaraderie and competition that can only be found on the Ultimate Frisbee field!
Woman’s Ultimate Frisbee is an up and coming sport, and the Tigerlillies are definitely contributing the sport’s success! We have qualified for regionals for the past five years, and the team consists of several girls with backgrounds in different sports ranging from basketball to ballet. Our team portrays the Clemson spirit by being friendly and fair yet fierce and competitive. Anyone wanting to the try the sport should definitely come out for a practice and see if it’s a good fit!
This club is for those individuals who enjoy competitive indoor volleyball. The volleyball team competes against other collegiate club teams and in various tournaments during the year.
Clemson's Women's Club Volleyball competes in the National Club Volleyball League. Our girls have played in high school and on travel teams, and simply want to continue playing at a competitive level in college while also having fun!
This is club's sixth year in Clemson. We are a growing program, with more than 20 members. We compete in up to 8 intercollegiate tournaments per year, playing a minimum of four games each. We are a member of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) and play in the Southeast Division against many tops schools. No experience is necessary to join the club.
The Watersports club at Clemson enables all Clemson students to spend time with friends out on Lake Hartwell waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakeskating, slaloming, jumping, barefooting, and trick skiing. As a member of the club, you will have access to our state of the art equipment and boats, all of which are replaced bi-annually. A section of the club is the Clemson Waterski Team (open to people of any level), which travels across the country and competes as a member of the Eastern Region in slalom, trick skiing, and jump skiing.
Club Wrestling is a sport dedicated to advancing the fundamentals of wrestlers as well as providing a competitive and fun atmosphere for wrestlers to be in. We practice twice a week and attend a couple tournaments a year. It is a great way to meet a lot of wrestling enthusiasts and to be around the sport.