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Get Active With Club Sports


Here at Loyola University Maryland, and across college campuses, students become involved in various clubs, service options, and other activities that provide many benefits . Club and Intramural sports are one of those programs, which are run out of Loyola’s s Fitness and Aquatic Center. I recently sat down with Assistant Director of Rec Sports, Taylor Tully, and talked with her about the many different athletic options Loyola provides.


Taylor believes that it is crucial for new students, particularly first-years, to get involved immediately. She encourages that “participation in these programs, especially club sports, is what drives the teams. Club teams start fall seasons generally within the first two weeks of September, so not hesitating on participation is crucial.” She distinguishes that “Clubs operate independently for each other. There is a lot of leadership that is needed from club officers. I am in constant contact with the offices to ensure that clubs represent the Loyola community to the fullest. A goal of mine is to increase collaboration between the clubs to make the sports program stronger as a whole.” Since each club operates on their own, the best way to get involved is by contacting the president or vice presidents of the club. All contact information can be found online at Taylor further said “Club sports serve as the middle-ground between varsity athletics and intramurals. Our club sports range from common sports such as soccer, baseball, lacrosse, to programs which we do not have varsity athletics for, like club rugby, Ice Hockey (Men’s and Women’s), sailing, field hockey, and many more. Our two newest programs for the 2015-2016 year are club running and cycling”. Club sports typically have 2-3 practices per week and a game every week or on weekends.


Intramurals are different from club sports in a few ways. Taylor distinguishes the differences between the two, as “Intramurals are a way for someone to join a team with their roommates, classmates, etc. and compete against other Loyola students. Clubs are one team that travel in the region and represent Loyola on and off the field.” The list for intramurals keeps growing, with two new additions. This fall, Intramural Kan Jam and Spike Ball Tournaments will be offered for the first time. “I’m really excited by the additions of intramural Spike Ball. It’s a really interesting sport plus it’s gaining popularity nationally.” The main deadlines for registering for Intramurals are September 11, 18, and 25. Rec Sports is also looking for officials which students can get involved in., with the first Officials meeting is Tuesday, September 9 in the FAC Classroom. In addition to intramurals, Rec Sports offers programs such as Outdoor Adventure Experience (OAE) and the Rock Climbing wall at the FAC to give students the ultimate way of getting involved in something they enjoy.


Taylor Tully left the interview by giving her views on why club and intramural sports matter “offer a diverse range of activities to enhance every students’ experience here at Loyola University Maryland.”

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