The Sport Club programs at Wright State University provide students the opportunity for recreation, competition and instruction in a variety of active pursuits.
During an average year, the program features two dozen clubs with 300 student participants. The clubs span a range of activities from bowling to baseball and from competitive cheerleading to gymnastics. Each club is responsible for its own governance and organization, allowing for development and growth among student leaders.
This semester, Eric Corbitt, director of Student Union and Campus Recreation, along with Billy Willis, program director of Campus Recreation, created a safety plan that allowed students to return to their sport clubs.
Clubs are only allowed to practice, with training limited to groups of 10 participants. Teams must follow protocols that include wearing masks, sanitizing and temperature checks.
“Being at practice right now is our way to keep our players involved and kind of keep them up especially this semester,” said Alexandria Applin, a senior majoring in political science and president of the women’s club soccer team.
Over 100 students have been practicing on 15 club teams this semester.
“We’re just hoping for the opportunity to compete sometime soon,” said Willis.
Willis says club sports offer a great chance for students to meet other Raiders, exercise and learn a new activity. Participants in sport clubs or other student organizations are more likely to be successful at Wright State and graduate sooner Willis said.