Have you always wanted to be a part of a sports team, but do not know how to play or do not want the commitment of a varsity sport? Well good news, Campus Recreation is back this year with even more club sports for Drew students to take part in. Right now, there are 15 club sports being offered, three new ones being skiing, snowboarding and cheerleading, along with old favorites such as the Rangerettes and Ultimate Frisbee.
The biggest club sport on campus is the eSports team, who will be hosting tryouts for those interested in joining on Friday, September 21 at 8 p.m. in the Tolley Brown lounge. The team currently competes in League of Legends, and they have a tournament coming up on Oct. 2 where they will face opponents such as Marist College, Keuka College and SUNY Canton. The team will be expanding to Overwatch soon as well. Right now, they are an ECAC sport, and will be competing in various competitions throughout the year so they can qualify for regional and national competitions. Coming up, they will participate in an ECAC tournament towards the end of the fall semester and a Landmark Conference tournament this spring.
Another club sport that has recently joined a league is club basketball. They joined the National Club Basketball Association and will begin competing against other club teams. They begin with their first league competition in the last week of November, when Lafayette visits Drew. The volleyball team has also joined two leagues, dividing themselves into a men’s team and a women’s team for competition, but they continue to practice together.
For students not looking to compete year-round, Fight Club brings guest instructors to campus who will teach one type of martial arts to students for a few weeks at a time; an upcoming instructor will teach boxing to club members and all others who are interested in learning various forms of martial arts. Running club is also working on helping members join races such as 5Ks, half marathons and more for those who are interested in competing. The team itself does not formally enter any races so competing is not necessary.
Finally, for those who are musically inclined instead of athletically inclined, Pep Band is a club sport and they perform at basketball games and other outside functions.
More information about these club sports and others is available on the Campus Recreation website. If you are interested in starting your own club sport, or have questions, email Director of Campus Recreation, Kerry Klug to find out more!.