What is the difference between club sports and intramural sports?
The Club Sports Federation (CSF) consists of student teams who compete against rival university club teams. CSF teams select their own student officers and the club members help determine the goals and strategies the club will follow. CSF teams practice during the week and play most competitions on weekends.
Intramural Sports (I.M.) consists of EWU Students creating teams that play against other student teams, on campus, in organized leagues and tournaments. Most I.M. leagues play once each week for 3-4 weeks, followed by a single elimination championship tournament.
What is the difference between club sports and the varsity athletic program?
CSF teams are organized and managed by students. They range from competitive to recreational to instructional and are funded by S&A Fees, club fundraisers, and membership dues. Clubs compete against other university club teams mainly in the Northwest. Varsity athletic sports are housed in the Athletic Department and compete in NCAA competition with scholarship athletes.
How do I find more information including contact information for CSF teams?
Contact names and email addresses for each club, links to their individual pages, and other club related information is available on the CSF web site. Please contact the CSF Coordinator at (509) 359-4013 or via email at TAllen16@ewu.edu if you have any questions about a specific club or need help regarding CSF groups.
Are the CSF clubs competitive, recreational, or instructional?
There are currently 30+ club sport teams at EWU and they provide a wide variety of activities and recreational pursuits. Some clubs choose to be competitive, recreational, or instructional, with some clubs maintaining a combination of these elements. Contact the individual club to inquire about its level of competition.
Are there fees to participate with CSF clubs?
Since CSF teams are student led organizations, the clubs decide on the level of membership dues. Clubs are required to charge membership dues in order to assist with the operating costs of the club. These fees are generally used to pay for travel, uniforms, equipment, facilities, or referee fees.
Do CSF clubs have try-outs?
All clubs are open to any student, of any gender or skill level wanting to participate. However, there are clubs that do hold try-outs due to their competitive nature and limited facilities. Any such try-out will be advertised so all interested persons will be aware of any and all try-out issues. Clubs are not allowed to "cut" members and any student wishing to join a club may do so, regardless of experience or skill level.
What is the time commitment?
Practice times vary by club. Most CSF teams practice twice each week for about two hours per practice. Practice times vary depending on availability, weather, and student class schedules.
Where is the club sports office located?
University Recreation Center - 201
(509) 359-4013, TAllen16@ewu.edu