History is in the making at Stetson. There are more opportunities right now for students to be a part of the green and white than ever before. Club Sports has taken off with the addition of 14 newly chartered clubs in less than two semesters.
They are: Aikido, Croquet, Equestrian, Table Tennis, Tennis, Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Lacrosse, Fishing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Sand Volleyball, Shooting (Various), Surf, and Swim.
“We saw some interest in mixed martial arts at Stetson so we formed the club,” said freshman Jeff Sayer of Cummings, Ga. “We teach self-defense, the art of different cultures and use MMA in an aerobic setting such as in kickboxing. It’s a great opportunity to gain confidence through learning how to handle yourself, get in shape and know that you can take on any challenge – all in a safe, controlled environment.”
SU Club Sports are different from Division I NCAA team sports, but students in Club Sports face fierce and serious competition. The competition level of Club Sports falls between intramural sports and intercollegiate athletics. Teams hold practices two to four times per week and may choose to have a coach. To be financially self-sustaining, clubs must fundraise and take an active role in their club’s financial success. Stetson Club Sports teams have the opportunity to compete against other club teams from various universities.
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