The Club Sport program at Coastal Carolina University exists to provide a competitive alternative between varsity NCAA athletics and intramural sports. Club Sport teams provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities. Each group is organized and maintained by students under the direction of a full-time staff member of the Department of Campus Recreation. A club sport is a registered student organization formed by students with a common interest in a sport activity which exists to compete and promote and develop interest in that particular sport. Clubs may be instructional, recreational, competitive, or some combination thereof. Characterized by being student-initiated and student-managed, the basic structure of clubs allows members numerous opportunities for leadership and decision-making. The actual success and strength of a club is dependent on effective leadership of the officers and the degree of involvement of the club members and faculty advisor(s).
The Club Sport Council is a group of active Club Sport presidents which meets once a month to share ideas, aid each other and to provide leadership opportunities to students. The Club Sport Council is a training ground for club officers--they are required to accept the responsibilities involved in administering club sports in the University and the community. The Club Sport Council meeting schedule is as follows: