A: Varsity teams are intercollegiate in nature and must follow NCAA and ACC rules and regulations. Practices and games are mandatory, determined by coaches and travel is required to play other university intercollegiate teams. Some varsity sports at UVa allow “walk-on” tryouts while others solely recruit. Varsity sports usually require a full year’s commitment. Club Sports are essentially “extramural” in nature, embody the student selfgovernance model and compete against other college and university clubs but club sports are not part of NCAA or ACC. Clubs request funding from Student Council and practices / games are determined by club officers. Club sports may not require a full year commitment but vary from club to club. Intramural Sports are competitive and recreational sports played on Grounds at UVA against other UVA students or faculty. Seasons usually last 3-6 weeks and are coordinated by professional staff members with programs being implemented and supervised by student supervisors and officials. No travel or practice is required to participate in Intramural Sports at UVa.
A: That would depend on the sport you choose to play and the level of competition in which your club is involved, the time commitment the club officers require and your available time. Contact the club sports officers to help you determine expectations and selection methods.
A: Intramural sports teams have some restrictions regarding club sport players participating in their related intramural sport. An intramural team is restricted to a maximum of two club members on their roster per season. A club sport player is defined as an individual whose name is recorded on the club roster during any part of the academic year. Each varsity team and club sport may have different guidelines so it’s best to check with the varsity coach or the club officers.
A: Visit http://atuva.student.virginia.edu/ for a full list of CIO Club Sports at UVA.
A: Contact the president and ask when tryouts or information sessions are being held in the Fall.
A: Practice times are determined by individual club rules and membership. That information is distributed at a club’s fall meetings/tryouts.
A: Some teams do play other college and university around the region and compete in national club tournaments. Required time commitments to participate are determined by the club’s officers and members.
A: Some clubs may require an initiation fee if they do not receive enough external funding for equipment and travel through the Student Council appropriations process. Dues and participation fees vary from club to club.
A: http://atuva.student.virginia.edu/ has lots of information on CIOs and Club Sports including how to start a new CIO along with contact names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers.