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Club Sports Catalog Fall 2020

Table of Contents

  1. What are Club Sports?
  2. Baseball
  3. Basketball (Men's)
  4. Basketball (Women's)
  5. Cheerleading
  6. Dance
  7. K-Pop Dance
  8. Runners
  9. Soccer (Men's)
  10. Soccer (Women's)
  11. Volleyball (Women's)
  12. Wrestling

What are Club Sports?

A sport club is an organized group of students established to promote the interest and skills of its members in a particular physical activity. Sports & Fitness oversees the sport clubs on campus and reserves the right to approve members. Non-competitive sport clubs are primarily instructive in nature tending to focus on learning new skills and developing interest in the activity within the university community. Competitive sport clubs allow members to experience intercollegiate competition beyond intramural sports.

Sport clubs may represent the university in local, regional and national competitions. Team members are expected to possess more advanced playing skills, make commitment to practices, possess a positive attitude, and be supportive of teammates. Tryouts are held where club team coaches select the roster. Sports club members must be current UHD students and meet a UHD cumulative minimum GPA requirement. New incoming students are exempt from this requirement if they are attending their first semester at UHD.

Fall 2020 Club Sports

In order to provide a safe return to campus in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Houston-Downtown has implemented a table of 4 color coded steps of response. Step 1 Red, Step 2 Orange, Step 3 Yellow and Step 4 Green. These colors/steps and responses are explained in greater detail at www.uhd.edu/coronavirus. UHD is currently at Step 1 Red and is scheduled to go to Step 2 Orange on September 8. Sports and Fitness will offer all virtual activities for students at this level; fitness classes, personal training, online sports, fitness challenges, club sports interest meetings, etc. Face to face exercise and sports activities present a very high level of COVID-19 risk at these two steps.

Step 3 Yellow: The Student Life Center will reopen with limited hours and activities and with coronavirus safety protocols in place. The Sports Field will remain closed. Face to face sports activities still present a very high level of COVID-19 risk at this step. No date has been announced for Step 3 Yellow.

Step 4 Green: All normal exercise and sports activities can resume at this step. No date has been announced for Step 4 Green.

Baseball Club Team

The baseball club team competes against other collegiate club teams in the National Club Baseball Association Division II Great American South Region. The conference season is usually February through April. Practices and the tryout period begin with an interest meeting on August 24th and tryouts beginning August 29th. The team won the Rocky Lone Star South Region in 2019 and finished as the regional finalist in 2019.

  • Interest Meeting: Sept. 16
  • Time: 4:00PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • In person tryouts and practices are not permitted during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Basketball (Men's) Club Team

The men’s basketball club team competes against other collegiate club teams in the Lone Star Sport Club Conference, Houston Club Sports Basketball Conference, and NIRSA Club Basketball Conference. The LSSCC season is from September through November while the HCSBC season is February through April, and the NIRSA season is February through April. Practices and the tryout period begin Monday, August 24th at the UHD Student Life Center. The men’s club team won the LSSCC in 2005, 2007 and 2011.

  • Interest Meeting: Sept. 14
  • Time: 5:00PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • In person tryouts and practices are not permitted during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Basketball (Women's) Club Team

The women’s basketball club team competes against other collegiate club teams in the Lone Star Sport Club Conference and the Houston Club Sports Basketball Conference. The LSSCC season is from September through November while the HCSBC season is February through April. Practices and the tryout period is to be determined and will be at the UHD Student Life Center. The women’s club team won back-to-back LSSCC titles in 2007 and 2008.

  • Interest Meeting: Sept. 16
  • Time: 5:00PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • In person tryouts and practices are not permitted during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System
  • The club is looking for students to take on a leadership role

Cheerleading Club Team

The cheerleading club team was developed to promote and uphold school spirit among the UHD community. Members are encouraged to promote good sportsmanship by example, while bringing pride to those who attend UHD by cheering at sporting events offered by UHD Sports & Fitness as well as various events sponsored by the university. The squad won the “Most Spirited” spirit stick at NCA Summer Camp in 2012 and competed at the 2016 NCA Spring Classic.

  • Interest Meeting: Sept. 17
  • Time: 4:00PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • In person tryouts and practices are not permitted during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Dance Club Team

The dance club team is an exciting, and spirited collegiate dance squad that competes at collegiate competitions, and performs at UHD events, community events, and club sport games. The squad was developed to promote team spirit and school pride around the UHD community. Dancers are offered an opportunity to express themselves, develop transferable work skills, and to extend social skills. The squad competed in the American Dance/Drill Team Collegiate Nationals in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

  • Interest Meeting: Sept. 17
  • Time: 5:00PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • In person tryouts and practices are not permitted during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

K-Pop Dance Club

The K-Pop dance club is a recreational club that spreads the awareness of Korean pop music and dance around UHD and throughout the city of Houston. The club will perform at UHD events, community events, club sport games, and other special events. The club was developed to provide an opportunity for students to showcase their talents to the university and community. Talents include K-Pop dance, circus props, singing, juggling, and choreography.

  • Interest Meeting: Sept. 18
  • Time: 2:00PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • In person tryouts and practices are not permitted during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Runners Club

The runner’s club encourages fitness through running. The club offers group running sessions at several times during the week. In addition, the club encourages member participation in various 5Ks, half marathons, and marathons. The club provides opportunities to runners with different levels of experience and different goals such as competition, training, or just for fun. Members are accepted throughout the school year.

  • Interest Meeting: Sept. 18
  • Time: 1:00PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • In person tryouts and practices are not permitted during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System
  • The club is looking for students to take on a leadership role

Soccer (Men's) Club Team

The men’s soccer club team competes against other collegiate club teams in the Houston Club Sports Conference and in the Lone Star Sport Club Conference. The HCSC season is from early-September through October and the LSSCC season is February through April. Practices and the tryout period begins Tuesday, August 25th on campus at the UHD Sports Field. The men’s team has won the HCSC title from 2008-2011, 2016, and 2019 and has earned bids to the NIRSA Region IV tournament from 2008-2011, 2016, and 2019.

  • Interest Meeting: Sept. 15
  • Time: 4:00PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • In person tryouts and practices are not permitted during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Soccer (Women's) Club Team

The women’s soccer club team competes against other collegiate club teams in the Houston Club Sports Conference and Lone Star Sport Club Conference. The HCSC season is usually early-September through mid-October and the LSSCC season is usually February through April. Practices and the tryout period begins on Tuesday, August 25th on campus at the UHD Sports Field. The team won the HCSC title in 2018 and earned a bid to the NIRSA Region IV tournament in 2018.

  • Interest Meeting: Sept. 15
  • Time: 5:00PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • In person tryouts and practices are not permitted during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Volleyball (Women's) Club Team

The women’s volleyball club team competes against other university club teams in the Lone Star Sport Club Conference, Houston Club Sports Conference, and Southern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. The LSSCC season is from September through November while the HCSC season is February through April, and the SIVA season is February through April. Practices and the tryout period begins Monday, August 24th at the UHD Student Life Center. The team won the HCSC title in 2006, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, and the LSSCC titles in 2005, 2006, 2014, and 2019.

  • Interest Meeting: Sept. 14
  • Time: 4:00PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • In person tryouts and practices are not permitted during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Wrestling Club Team

The club competes against other university club teams in the Southwest Conference of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Division 2. The club finished in fourth place at the 2016 & 2020 NCWA Southwest Conference Championships. The club also finished in fourth place at the 2016 NCWA National Championships and finished with two NCWA All-Americans, and one Academic All-American. In 2017 the club came away with their first ever NCWA female All-American, and also finished with female All-Americans in 2018 and 2019. The NCWA season begins in October and ends in March.

  • Interest Meeting: Sept. 22
  • Time: 4:00PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • In person tryouts and practices are not permitted during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

UHD Homecoming 2020

Dates: Oct. 19 - Oct. 24

Homecoming is a UHD tradition now entering its sixth year. This is a time for UHD students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community to come together to celebrate the spirit and pride of UHD. Club teams with past, present and future students will unite to celebrate the common thread that binds all Gators. The main features of Homecoming 2020 are the UHD Pep Rally for club sports teams, the Homecoming women’s volleyball and men’s basketball club games, and of course, Tail-Gatoring. Tail-Gatoring features a festive gathering of student groups, university departments and alumni. Delicious aroma fills the air as the various groups grill their favorite foods for their friends to enjoy while engaging in fun games and activities.

If there is a sport or activity that is not currently being offered, please feel free to speak with the department to see if interest can be generated. All participants are strongly urged to consult a physician for a thorough examination prior to any exercise. Sports & Fitness also strongly suggests all individuals have sufficient health insurance coverage prior to participation.

Created By
Justin Sarabia
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