The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Team Briefing

Club Sport ChecklistWelcome to the 2017 - 2018 school year. If you are looking to join a club sport, find contact information on our Directory page. Information will be updated as teams are approved for the school year.

If you are interested in renewing a club sport or starting a new one, we recommend that you read a little more . . . . . .


Intramurals, Club and Recreational Athletics (ICRA) is committed to improving cadet quality of life; however, it must accomplish this goal safely, while keeping the educational mission of the college in the forefront, and within limits of available resources. ICRA, under the authority of the Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Science (HESS), does not sponsor:

  • Sports for which the Citadel has a varsity program. Please see Citadel Athletics for a list of these sports.
  • Hunting or fishing clubs. Speak with the Campus Club Coordinator for information on these clubs.
  • Motorsports.
  • Additional marksmanship sports. See Citadel Athletics for Rifle, or Club Sport for Pistol.
  • Sports in which a goal is to strike an opponent's head.
  • Sports in which a goal is to cause injury to an opponent. Speak with ROTC departments and affliated clubs for information on combative instruction and training.
  • Extreme sports without a college-wide review of risks.

HESS is charged with the supervision of club sports. At times, this governance creates confusion. For example, the Citadel Quidditch Team recruits Professor Dumbledore from the Physics Department to be its faculty advisor. Everyone knows what an excellent advisor Professor Dumbledore is, and it’s not likely that the Campus Club Coordinator would prevent this appointment. However, if Citadel Quidditch functions best as a club sport, then HESS is asked to review and pre-approve its Request for Charter. The Director of Club Sports in HESS is available to help team captains navigate this process.


Club Sport Organization

All club sports assume responsibilities noted on the Club Sport homepage. However, to effectively foster and manage the program, teams are classified based on similar minimum standards. As a team expands its goals or complexity, its responsibilities increase.

For purposes of consistency and clarity, all groups (e.g., clubs) will be called “teams”; all student leaders (e.g., officers) will be called “team captains”, and all individual members will be called “players.” Most importantly, “team leadership” refers to team captains, but also may include the faculty or staff advisor, and head coach. “Team Activities” reference all get-togethers of the team, for example, practices, scrimmages, competitions, meetings, fundraisers.

"Funds raised" include donations via The Citadel Foundation, membership dues collected and deposited in an approved Citadel agency index (i.e., team account), and monies from other activities approved through Cadet Activities and deposited into the team's Citadel account.

Brigade

Description: Team sports that compete at the highest collegiate club level.

PRE-REQUISITES & EXPECTATIONS

Affiliation: Team is a member in good-standing with a regional or national athletic conference or association.
Team Activities: Team competes in at least eight (8) competitions per academic year.
Coaches, Instructors & Volunteers: Two (2) or more coaches, instructors or volunteers participate in addition to the faculty or staff advisor.
Funding: Planned expenditures for the academic year are at least $15,000. Team leadership may request up to $5,000 from the Office of Club Sports; no amount is guaranteed. The team raises funds of at least 200% of its Office of Club Sports allocation.
Facilities: A practice site is currently available and approved for use. A competition site is currently available and approved for use.
Equipment and Supplies: Equipment for practice and competition is currently available. The purchase of required equipment or supplies is part of the team's planned expenditures. Storage solutions are currently available.
Supervision: An approved advisor, coach or volunteer is present at all competitions and is available to travel with the team.
Travel: Requests for travel are reviewed by the Office of Club Sports and submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs where, they are reviewed, approved and forwarded to the Office of the Commandant for final review and approval.
Guidance and Review: A team captain meets once a week with the Director of Club Sports.

Patrol

Description: Team or individual sports.

PRE-REQUISITES & EXPECTATIONS

Affiliation: A regional or national athletic conference or association is available. Membership is not required.
Team Activities: Team competes in at least three (3) competitions per academic year.
Coaches, Instructors & Volunteers: It is recommended that one (1) or more coaches, instructors or volunteers participate in addition to the faculty or staff advisor.
Funding: Planned expenditures for the academic year are at least $5,000. Team leadership may request up to $2,500 from the Office of Club Sports; no amount is guaranteed. The team raises funds of at least 125% of its Office of Club Sports allocation.
Facilities: Within the Charleston community, a practice site is currently available and approved for use. Within the Charleston community, a competition site is currently available and approved for use.
Equipment and Supplies: Equipment for practice and competition is currently available. The purchase of required equipment or supplies is part of team's planned expenditures. Storage solutions are currently available.
Supervision: An approved advisor, coach or volunteer is required at all competitions and must be available to travel with the team.
Travel: Requests for travel will be reviewed by the Office of Club Sports and submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs, where they are reviewed, approved and forwarded to the Office of the Commandant for final review and approval.
Guidance and Review: A team captain will meet once a week with the Director of Club Sports.

Vanguard

Description: All new teams and teams returning from an expulsion that intend to seek future funding from the Office of Club Sports.

PRE-REQUISITES & EXPECTATIONS

Affiliation: A regional or national athletic conference or association is available.
Team Activities: There is no minimum requirement for size and scope of planned team activity.
Coaches, Instructors & Volunteers: Additional coaches, instructors or volunteers are not required. However, team captains are encouraged to evaluate this need.
Funding: There is no allocation from the Office of Club Sports. Club leadership must demonstrate financial responsibility. The team must acquire funds through membership dues and/or fundraising to cover expenses for at least the first year. Teams are encouraged to establish a Citadel agency index (team account).
Facilities: Within the Charleston community, practice and competition sites are currently available and approved for use.
Equipment and Supplies: The purchase of team equipment and supplies is part of the team's planned expenditures. Team captains should not assume that storage solutions are available. This may be an additional cost.
Supervision: An approved advisor, coach or volunteer must be available to travel with the team, and may be required to be present at local team activities.
Travel: Requests for travel will be reviewed by the Office of Club Sports and submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs, where they are reviewed, approved and forwarded to the Office of the Commandant for final review and approval. Travel expenses are responsibility of players.
Guidance and Review: The Director of Club Sports will be available to meet with team captains as needed.

Garrison

Description: The purpose of team is primarily recreational or instructional.

PRE-REQUISITES & EXPECTATIONS

Affiliation: There is no requirement for affiliation with a regional or national athletic conference or association.
Coaches, Instructors & Volunteers: Additional coaches, instructors or volunteers are not required.
Funding: There is no allocation from the Office of Club Sports. Teams may establish a Citadel agency index (team account).
Facilities: There is potential in the Charleston community for practice and competition sites.
Equipment and Supplies: The purchase of team equipment and supplies is part of the team's planned expenditures. Team captains should not assume that storage solutions are available. This may be an additional cost.
Supervision: An approved advisor, coach or volunteer may be required to be present at team activities.
Travel: Team captains may request Special Orders to leave campus. However, orders will not be approved for overnight travel.
Guidance and Review: A team captain will meet at least once during each semester with the Director of Club Sports.


Thank you for taking time to read about how Citadel Club Sports are administered and organized. To renew a club sport or request a new one, use the Club Sport Checklist to submit your vision for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

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