What is the difference between sport clubs and intramurals?
Simply, intramural activities are short-term competitions among Alabama students, faculty, and staff. Sport Clubs are for students who want to enjoy a longer relationship (usually both semesters). Sport clubs' practices, meetings, competitions and fundraisers are led by club officers and club members. Sport clubs practice multiple times per week and many travel to compete against other schools' sport club teams. Intramurals consist of Alabama students, faculty and staff that compete against each other in organized leagues and tournaments within the Alabama community on a more recreational level.
What is the difference between club baseball and the varsity baseball program?
Sport clubs are organized and managed by students. They range from competitive to recreational to instructional and are funded by University Recreation, club fundraisers, and membership dues. Clubs compete against other university club teams across the Southeast and the Nation. Varsity athletic sports are housed in the Athletic Department and participate in NCAA competitions.
Is club baseball competitive, recreational, or instructional?
Club baseball is a competitive sport.
Are there fees to participate in club baseball?
Fundraising is an integral and necessary part of club baseball. The club will work hard to fund-raise and minimize out-of-pocket expenses for members. Membership dues for the season will range from $200-$250 for players. As a club sport funded mainly by the University Recreation Office, these dues are essential for purchasing uniforms and equipment, among other resources.
Does club baseball have try-outs?
Yes, try-outs are held in the fall. They consist of a three day, two cut, tryout. The tryout includes a pro style workout, a BP and bullpen session, and a simulated scrimmage.
Why should I join the University of Alabama Club Baseball Team?
There are several reasons. Club baseball allows you to continue playing the game without the time commitment required by NCAA-level competition. You will develop close friendships with teammates and travel across the region, and even the nation, to compete and to represent the University. The team will participate in community service events and members will have the opportunity to assume leadership roles, both of which are excellent additions to a resume.
Will my work schedule conflict with practices or games?
Many members will have jobs. After tryouts, players will submit their class and work schedules to the coaching staff and practices will be scheduled accordingly. Players are expected to make every effort to attend practice and to communicate with the coaches in advance if they are unable to do so. Almost all games will be played on weekends so conflicts should rarely occur.