Traveling Club Sports

LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY TRAVELING CLUB SPORTS

The purpose of this part of the handbook is to serve students interested in creating or continuing traveling club sports at Lipscomb University. Below is a step-by-step guideline of policies and procedures.  The handbook serves to assist clubs leaders in the administration and organization of their sport club.  Each policy has been designed to ensure a safe, fun, and friendly environment for all participants.


INTRODUCTION

Traveling Sport Clubs at Lipscomb University are registered student organizations formed by individuals who are motivated by a common interest in expanding their proficiency and participation in a specific sport.  Traveling Sport Clubs are to be initiated and run by students who share these similar interests.  Traveling Sport Clubs at Lipscomb University give students an opportunity to participate in competitive sport activities, learn and develop their skill sets, and gain leadership experience, all while enjoying the recreational and social fellowship derived from sport involvement. 

The concept of this program is to provide students the opportunity to compete against other students outside of Lipscomb University.  All current students are eligible to join any Traveling Sport Club regardless of experience or ability.  Lipscomb University faculty and staff may assist in Traveling Club Sports as an advisor and/or coach.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Code of Conduct shall serve as a guideline for how Clubs and individual club members are expected to behave while participating.  Students enrolled at Lipscomb University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the University’s function as an educational institution.  By competing in Club Sports, a team and its’ members are agreeing to represent their Club and University in a way that does not detract from the reputation of the institution they are representing.  Each member is obligated to display sportsmanship-like behavior before, during, and after any competition.

 Following will not be tolerated:

  • Use of drugs, except for medical purposes (note of prescription is required)
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Any attempt to physically harm an opposing player, official, coach, or spectator
  • Use of obscene gestures, profanity or disrespectful language
  • Violate any host university and/or hotel rules or policies

If any of these are conducted by a Club member, the team will meet with the director of campus recreation and intramurals to discuss punishments and suspensions. 

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Funding:

Sponsorships:

  • Contact Matthew Abplanalp at mdabplanalp@mail.lipscomb.edu and he will be happy to contact a few sporting stores to see if they will sponsor your team. 

T-shirt Vendor:

  • Valerie M. Hicks
    • Sales Represenative
    • 525 Saddle DriveNashville, TN 37211
    • Moble: 615-927-1205 
    • Email: vhicks@geiger.comhttp://vhicks.geigermall.com

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME AN OFFICAL CLUB

If a group of students has an interest in starting a club, they should follow these procedures listed below:

  1.  A representative should fill out the club proposal form and set up a meeting with the director of campus recreation. 
    Club Proposal Form
  2.  During the meeting the representative will discuss the overall organization of the club, their goals, club requirements, and travel expectations.
  3. After the meeting the team Waiver Liability Form must be completed and turned in before becoming an offical club team.
  4. The Travel Itinerary and Travel Roster forms must be turned in before each trip.