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Starting a new sport in college?

Collegebound911Collegebound911 Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
edited March 2010 in College Life
Hi! I'm a senior going to college next year. Im just wondering if it is common to change sport/start a new sport in college. I've always done sports throughout high school but never was really good enough/liked a sport enough to really pursue it at the college level but I like being active and involved so I wanted to start a new sport/club on a noncompetitive level just for fun. Is it common in college for people to join a totally new club sport that they havent done before. Do a lot of colleges have club sports for people who've never played before/are just there for fun?
Thanks :)
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Replies to: Starting a new sport in college?

  • nemomnemom Posts: 1,607Registered User Senior Member
    Sure - lots of people do it. I took up a new sport in college that I had barely done at all beforehand and kept with it for a long time after college. Colleges vary, but most have club sports.
  • Manhattan75Manhattan75 Posts: 523- Member
    RUGBY! Here is why:

    1) It isn't an NCAA sport, so all college programs are walk-ons with 100% acceptance so long as you attend practices and workouts, but many of the high profile teams also have a coaching staff and compete regionally.

    2) This should be #1, 2, and 3 - RUGBY IS AWESOME.

    3) RUGBY IS COMING BACK TO THE OLYMPICS! If you start playing Rugby now in college, you could put yourself in a position to be on the Olympic team! Fun Fact: The one and only time Rugby was an Olympic sport, the United States won GOLD!
  • BatlloBatllo Posts: 3,047- Senior Member
    Intramural sports. Get enough people( people on your floor, your dorm, friends, friends of friends, whoever is interested) to make a team and join the intramural league. Coed teams are the most fun but the most difficult to get everyone together to practice, if you insist on practicing.
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