Club Sports Teams
The Club Sports program at Stanford University includes athletic teams with an emphasis on student leadership in competition, performance, and team management. Over 1100 student athletes in Club Sports have the opportunity to shape their own experience ranging from recreational participant to elite competitor.
31 Club Sports teams compete in intercollegiate competitions at the highest level. Many of our recent and current athletes include national champions, All-American Team members, National Team members and Olympians. In addition, the Club Sports coaches bring to the teams collegiate, professional league, national team and Olympic experience.
The program is coeducational and exists to provide opportunities in competition, instruction, and recreation for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff in an array of sports. The 24 club sports council teams receive funding from special fees, which they supplement with team dues and fundraising. The 7 ASSU athletic club teams are supported through team dues and fundraising only.
Club Sports Leadership // Archery // Badminton // Baseball // Basketball // Competitive Climbing // Competitive Cheer // Cycling // Equestrian // Hockey // Hurling // Judo // Lacrosse // Polo // Rugby // Running // Ski and Snowboard // Soccer // Squash // Table Tennis // Taekwondo // Tennis // Triathlon // Ultimate // Volleyball // Water Polo
Club Sports Leadership 2012-2013
Director of Club Sports: Pam Mahlow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Coordinator of Recreational Sports: Claire Davis (email@example.com)
Co-President Administrative: Michelle Batlle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-President Financial: Alix Farhat (email@example.com)
Carly Kohler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marten Lai (email@example.com)
Cody Mills (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Stanford Archery Club is a coed team designed to train competitive archers and foster the growing interest seen in the sport. We compete in 4 major tournaments throughout the year (CA state indoors, National Indoors, West Regionals, and US Intercollegiate Archery Competition) and shoot both recurve bows and compound bows. Our major competitions are in Spring quarter, and we practice throughout the year. We encourage both women and men to give this sport a try and offer beginner practices every Friday from 3-5. Please see our website to sign up. Top
Stanford Badminton is a coed team that aims to build both a competitive environment and a strong community of badminton players. The team practices up to 3 times a week at the Ford Center (across the lawn from Arillaga Gym). Practices consist of drills, conditioning and practice games. The badminton team competes locally in tournaments and against nearby schools a few times each quarter. Opponents include UC Berkeley, San Jose State, UC Davis, etc.
Stanford Badminton recruits every year in the fall. The team seeks individuals passionate about badminton, driven to learn and improve in the sport, and committed to promoting a strong and social badminton community. No prior experience necessary and all skill levels welcome. For more information, please feel free to contact us at the above email or visit our site. Top
Stanford Club Baseball brings together talented players who want to continue to play competitive baseball in college. The team allows student-athletes to balance their academic and athletic pursuits, while bonding over the game they love to play. Our competitive season takes place during the winter and spring quarters, although we practice year-round.
We compete in the Southern Pacific North Conference of the National Club Baseball Association. The other teams in our conference are Humboldt State University, Sonoma State University, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Davis, and University of Nevada, Reno. Top
Contact: Connor Scherer, email@example.com
The Stanford Men’s Club Basketball organization is a close-knit group that plays basketball in a competitive environment. The team practices twice a week and plays in nearby men’s leagues. We play in tournaments around California as well as the regional and national club basketball tournaments. We also try to schedule games against different universities across the nation throughout the year. Top
The Stanford Women’s Club Basketball organization allows female members of the Stanford community to play basketball in a competitive environment. The team practices twice a week and plays in nearby leagues. We also try to schedule games against different universities across the nation throughout the year. Top
Competitive Cheer (coed)
Stanford Cheerleading encourages Stanford spirit by pumping-up the crowd at home football and basketball games and representing Stanford at local and national cheerleading competitions. We work alongside other on-campus spirit organizations to ensure that Cardinal Pride is abundantly felt by our deserving student-athletes, alumni, and community. Stanford Cheerleading adds an element of enthusiasm and excitement unique among traditional Stanford spirit organizations. Thus, our success is not only based on our ranking in competition, but on the excitement and involvement of Stanford fans! Top
Competitive Climbing* (coed)
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Contact: Andrew Lamb @ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stanford Climbing Team is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, and trains climbers for competition, as well as providing a strong community for climbers to learn and train. We practice all of the school year, and compete in the Collegiate Climbing Series (CCS) during Winter and Spring quarters. The team also competes in competitions hosted by local rock gyms throughout the year. We encourage interested students to join the team, regardless of their level of experience competing of climbing. Top
The Stanford Cycling Club is the umbrella organization for the University’s Road, Track, and Mountain Bike Racing Teams, recreational rides, and cycling-oriented community service efforts. All levels and types of riders are welcome to join. Even if you don’t race, benefits of club membership include group rides, clothing, sponsor discounts on bicycles and equipment, coaching, and access to club events. The club facilitates rider development for all levels of cyclists. All are welcome on group rides; join our email list to find out when to come out!
Stanford Cycling has one of the strongest collegiate racing programs in the country, with top results regionally and nationally. Racing takes place nearly year round, in three different seasons; road in the spring (February to May), track in the summer, and mountain biking in the fall (September to November). We invite all Stanford students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff, and Stanford affiliates to join the team, though only students are permitted to race. Top
The Stanford Equestrian Team is made up of about 35 men and women, divided into an English and Western team. Both teams compete in the Interscholastic Horse Show Association and have performed strongly both within the region and on a national level. We are looking for students who have some riding experience and have taken at least a few lessons, possibly through the PE program at Stanford. All levels of riders ranging from walk-trot to upper-level riders are encouraged to try out.
The Equestrian Team maintains over twenty horses, stabled at the Stanford Red Barn. Facilities include a show arena, a schooling arena, a long dressage court, a covered arena, both covered and uncovered roundpens, and a covered hot-walker. Top
Contact: Tyler Marks, email@example.com
Stanford Hurling is a team dedicated to spreading the sport of hurling throughout the Stanford campus and to other colleges as well. Hurling is an ancient sport that originated Ireland and is the fastest field sport in the world. The game shares common skills with many other sports and is played like a mix between lacrosse and field hockey. In 2009 we became the first team to win a collegiate cup competition in US history when we beat Cal in a two-game aggregate series. Almost all of our current players picked up the sport at Stanford, so there is certainly no experience required. If you’re interested in staying active, learning an incredible sport and having a lot of fun, please contact us or stop by one of our practices! Top
Stanford Ice Hockey is a competitive team that plays full-contact hockey in the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association. League competitors include UC-Davis and San Jose State, and longstanding rivalries exist with many Pac-12 schools. Players are selected by the coaches at tryouts in late September. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to play.
Between September and early February, the team practice twice a week. All practices and home games are held at the Ice Oasis in Redwood City. Home games are normally Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Top
The Stanford Judo Club was founded in the Fall of 1980 and has since evolved into a nationally competitive collegiate Judo team. We practice Judo for recreation, exercise and self-defense, but our main thrust is competition. We compete as individuals in tournaments and as a team in tournaments and intercollegiate meets. Top
Although traditionally an East coast sport, lacrosse has grown more and more popular on the West coast and at Stanford. The men’s lacrosse team is a member of the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League which includes such teams as UC Berkeley, Sonoma State, Santa Clara and Cal Poly.
The team practices throughout the year, preparing for a Winter/Spring season. During the Fall, practices are light and beginners are more than welcome to come and try their hand at what has been coined “the fastest game on foot. In the 2013-2014 season the team is looking to defend its WCLL league title and build on last year’s experience at the MCLA National Tournament. Top
Contact: Amanda Rost, firstname.lastname@example.org
The women’s club lacrosse team is made up of women from all years at Stanford and all areas of the country. We are a part of the Western Women’s Lacrosse League (wwll.com). We play between 6-12 games a year against mostly California teams, including UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State and University of Nevada, Reno. Our season runs from mid February until April. Practices are held throughout the year and are generally twice per week. We host a short tryout in mid to late October, but Women of all skill levels are encouraged to come and join. Top
The Stanford Polo Club offers both avid and novice riders the opportunity to learn and compete in the thrilling sport of polo. The club fields both men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams and plays in tournaments and club chukkars with local polo clubs around the Bay Area. In addition, the Stanford club hosts tournament matches every year with several teams from all over California and the Pacific Northwest competing in each tournament. In the intercollegiate division of the United States Polo Association (USPA), Stanford competes in the Western Region against teams such as UC Davis, Cal Poly, USC and Washington State.
The club boards its horses and plays field polo at Webb Ranch in Portola Valley during the Fall and Spring quarters and plays arena polo at The Horse Park at Woodside during the intercollegiate season in Winter quarter. Both of these facilities are located just off campus and give club members a unique opportunity to interact with the greater polo and equestrian community of the Bay Area. The introductory and tryout periods are held in the early weeks of Fall quarter and those interested are encouraged to come out and learn more about the “sport of kings”. Top
Since its 1906 inception, the Stanford Men’s Rugby team has enjoyed a tradition of success. We enjoy one of the finest athletic facilities on campus (Steuber Field and Doyle Family Clubhouse) both dedicated to the rugby team. The team participates in local and national competition, and every other year tours the globe including recent trips to Australia, Hawaii, and the South Pacific.
Rugby is a challenging sport, physically and mentally, but also highly rewarding. It is a sport that incorporates the strengths of all shapes and sizes with some specialization (like football), but also allows and requires all players to perform all skills like running, tackling, passing, kicking, offense and defense (like soccer). The team trains and competes competitively and welcomes serious minded athletes to join us in our pursuit of a national championship. Many of our players come to the Stanford team without prior rugby experience or knowledge, and we welcome athletes without prior experience to join us. Top
Fifty years ago, the idea of women playing rugby was almost unheard of. Now, the sport is thriving and growing all over the world. We, the Stanford Women’s Rugby Team, are proud to be a part of this tradition.
Rugby is a sport that will intrigue you, challenge you, and reward you in a way that no other sport can. It is a game that incorporates skill, strength, conditioning, and teamwork. There are no size requirements or restrictions and no experience is necessary, simply a desire to have some fun and try something new.
Fall quarter is spent developing basic skills and techniques. Our season is primarily in Winter quarter, running over into the first weeks of spring. Players are always welcome. We’ll teach you everything you need to know and introduce you to what we certainly think is the best sport around. Top
The Stanford Running Club enables all undergraduate and graduate students to come together to share a love for running. It consists of two branches: casual and competitive. The casual component is flexible and low pressure, with members showing up when they have time and planning runs of their own. The competitive side is more structured and includes coordinated workouts, an intercollegiate racing schedule, more rigorous attendance requirement, and an Olympian coach. Our club welcomes all levels of runners and guarantees a good time for everyone! Top
Ski and Snowboard (coed)
The Ski & Snowboard Team is looking for enthusiastic skiers and boarders of all backgrounds who want to get up to the mountains, shred the slopes and hang out with some good people at our cabin in Truckee. Racing experience is a plus, but definitely not required – about half of our new members have never raced before. Everyone is encouraged to try racing but the team is also open to recreational skiers and snowboarders. For more info, check out our website. Top
Stanford Men’s Club Soccer is a member of the California College Club Soccer League run by the West Coast Soccer Association. We play throughout the academic year, competing in season matches during Fall quarter and tournaments during Spring quarter. For anyone who is interested in playing for Stanford Men’s Club Soccer, we hold tryouts the second week of Fall quarter. Top
The Women’s Club Soccer team is a competitive, year-round team that travels to tournaments 1-2 times per quarter and has local games most other weekends. The team has coached practices 3 times a week that focus on skills, team tactics, and fitness. Not only does the team focus on the game of soccer, it also fosters a sense of community amongst a diverse group of girls. We hold official tryouts during the first week of fall quarter, but we welcome newcomers to practices at the beginning of winter and spring quarters as well. Top
Squash is a fast-paced endurance sport of strategy and speed. Many players think of it as physical chess with its emphasis on dexterity, deception, and finesse. Squash is easy to learn, especially for tennis players.
The Stanford Squash Program has a varsity women’s team, a club men’s team, and a more informal squash club. Both teams practice several times per week and travel across the country playing mainly varsity programs. We encourage all skill levels to come out, although prior racquet experience is recommended. The club is open to all Stanford affiliates at all skill levels and includes instruction from Mark Talbott, former World Champion and US Junior National Team Coach, Bay Area scrimmages, a university ladder, and round robin matches. Top
Table Tennis (coed)
Members of the Stanford Table Tennis Club run the whole gamut, including undergraduates, graduate students, foreign exchange students, and faculty. We practice two evenings a week and welcome players of all levels to join us. The Club also features an intercollegiate team, which competes in the Northern California Region of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA). The season spans all three quarters and culminates in the NCTTA National Championships held in April. Whether you are a beginner player, a dorm ace looking for better competition or a formal national champion, the Table Tennis Club is for you! Top
Taekwondo is a martial art and a full-contact sport that originated in Korea. Its competitions are two-fold: poomsae focuses on the power and aesthetics of Taekwondo techniques while combative sparring exhibits fast, powerful kicks.
Stanford Taekwondo holds classes for all levels, from beginner to advanced. While there are classes for recreational members, Stanford Taekwondo also has a highly competitive team.
The Stanford Taekwondo Team competes primarily in Winter Quarter against other schools on the west coast before heading to Collegiate Nationals in April. The team is also home to world-class athletes and coaches, national team members, and the 2013 National Collegiate Taekwondo Champions. Top
Stanford Club Tennis is a selective, competitive co-ed tennis team comprised of Stanford undergraduate and graduate students. We are a member of the USTA Norcal Tennis on Campus Series and primarily compete against other Northern California club tennis teams. The team hosts three practices a week and travels to play in approximately 10 tournaments each school year. Outside of tennis, we have team dinners, bbqs, hikes, and other social activities. Top
The Stanford University Triathlon Team is a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff who are passionate about the sport of triathlon. Our members come from all sorts of athletic backgrounds and have goals ranging from getting in shape and completing a first race to placing at the USAT Collegiate National Championships. We have two experienced professional coaches that can help you achieve your goals, no matter what they are. We train and compete year round, but our main focus is the collegiate season that runs from February through April. If you are interested in joining or trying out the team, please see our website for more information and feel free to contact any of our officers. Top
Nobody has a better time than the Stanford Ultimate Teams, and we’re looking for athletic guys to join the fun. This is not the frisbee you’ve played before. This is elite-level collegiate ultimate played by passionate athletes at one of the best programs in the country. Whether you’ve played varsity sports before or just have untapped potential, we want you. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never seen a disc-if you’re willing to do the running, we’ll take care of the rest. So if you want to travel all over the country, meet friends for life, and play hard, come check us out. You won’t be disappointed.
We’ll show you, by example, how the game is played, and then start to teach you the fundamentals. Plus, you’ll get to meet lots of fun, seriously athletic guys who are excited about being on a team, having fun, and winning – these are your future teammates! Top
Stanford Women’s Ultimate has a long history of success. Our team has won seven national championships since 1997, and has played in the national championship tournament thirteen out of the past fifteen years. In 2013, we were Southwest Regional Champions. Our team is competitive and works hard on and off the field, from sprints and lifting to practicing our throws.
However, most of our team members didn’t play Ultimate before coming to Stanford. Come to practice, and we’ll teach you the basics of cutting, throwing, and marking. No experience is necessary! We want women who are enthusiastic and willing to try something new. We have three fabulous coaches and many returning players who will help you learn what you need to know.
We have an amazing community of players, and we plan numerous social events throughout the quarter. If you want to work hard, play a competitive sport, and join a great group of women, come see what Ultimate is all about! Top
Men’s club volleyball is generally a good fit for players with a fair bit of experience who want to keep playing high-level volleyball at Stanford. We practice twice a week during Fall and Winter quarters, and play one to two matches per weekend against other NorCal universities during our Winter season. Top
Stanford Women’s Club Volleyball, founded in 2006, provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to play volleyball at a competitive level. We compete against other college club teams in tournaments throughout California and Nevada, as well as at NCVF Club Volleyball Nationals every April. Last year we officially joined the Club Sports program at Stanford University and we currently compete in Division I of the NCCVL. We welcome Stanford affiliates to join our open gyms during Spring quarter. Top
Water Polo (men)
Contact: Scott Swartz, email@example.com
The Stanford Club water polo team is a young and upcoming club consisting of both undergraduate and graduate level students, granting those who cannot play Varsity Water Polo the opportunity to play organized, competitive water polo against other schools. In addition, it will promote good health and physical fitness and foster team camaraderie. This year we competed in the Sierra Pacific Division and the UCSD Spring Water Polo Tournament. Our practice schedule usually consists of two weekday practices and one weekend practice during our Fall and Spring competition seasons. We primarily compete, and travel to tournaments in the Fall and finish up the year with a Spring tournament, as well. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more info! Top
*ASSU athletic club teams