The University of Rhode Island Club Sports program consists of 16 competitive, collegiate club teams with approximately 500 student-athletes. Each team is organized and managed by students with guidance from the Coordinator of Club Sports. The Club Sports program is partially funded through student activity fees. Additional funding is derived from membership dues, fund-raising events and activities, as well as alumni gifts and corporate contributions.
Coaches, in most cases, are selected by team members and perform without monetary compensation, unless fundraising dollars are generated by the individual team specifically for that purpose. Team members are required to help offset the cost of travel, equipment, uniforms, and officiating and game expenses.
The University of Rhode Island Club Sports teams participate in a number of leagues and associations that operate under the direction of each respective sports national governing body. URI competes against recognized club and varsity intercollegiate NCAA programs. Such teams include: Army, Navy, West Virginia, Boston University, UConn, Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth. In addition, many of our club sport teams travel regionally, nationally, and internationally to compete.
Information on any one of the 16 club sport teams can be obtained by calling 401.874.2732. From there, you will be given the contact information for the particular team in which you are interested. Select the link to the right to the club team you are interested in to get further information.