Discover The Citadel’s Club Sports
The Intramural, Club, and Recreational Athletics’ (ICRA) Club Sports program provides the structure for a limited number of student-run competitive sports teams. We strive to operate safely while keeping the educational mission of the college at the forefront and within the limits of available resources.
Are there sports that ICRA does not sponsor?
ICRA 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 Cadet Activities for information on these clubs.
- Additional marksmanship sports. See Citadel Athletics for Rifle, or ICRA Club Sports 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 affiliated clubs for information on combative instruction and training.
- Extreme sports without a college-wide review of risks.
What club sports does ICRA sponsor?
Although the ICRA staff works with team leadership to create and execute a plan for a successful club sports season, ICRA does not set up club sports. This program provides an opportunity for students to create and lead their teams. See Team Briefing for more information on the organization and administration of the club sports program. See our Directory for club sports contacts.
Does it cost anything to join an ICRA club sport?
Membership in an ICRA Club Sport is not covered by tuition or fees. ICRA Club Sports do not offer scholarships. Operational spending priorities are conference affiliation and liability insurance (if required), team equipment, home game fees, away game fees (e.g., travel), and personal player equipment. Most ICRA Club Sports assess member dues, and all have out-of-pocket costs.
Do I have to try out?
Maybe. Membership requirements are specified in each club’s bylaws. Check with team leadership to see if you will have to try out.
Will I get to travel?
Maybe. Many ICRA Club Sports have the opportunity to compete on the road. However, cadet travel is limited because of obligations to the Corps of Cadets. Academic success takes precedence over all extracurricular activities, and cadets often have other commitments to the corps. All cadet travel must be pre-approved: requests for ICRA Club Sports are submitted to The Commandant through the Director of Club Sports.
Will I have a coach?
Maybe. A non-student advisor is required for all ICRA Club Sports. In many cases, there are also coaches and other volunteers working with the teams. Because these adults are volunteers, players are expected to actively participate in coaching and team management
I’m not a cadet. Can I join an ICRA Club Sport?
Maybe. You must be currently affiliated with The Citadel (student, faculty, or staff) to join an ICRA Club Sport. Membership requirements are specified in each club’s bylaws. Check with team contacts to see if you are eligible to play.
How do I join?
Contact a team captain. Complete a Player Packet and pay membership dues.
How do I start a new club sport?
Please read this overview of the organizational structure of ICRA Club Sports. We call it a Team Briefing. Then, contact the Director of Club Sports.