Attention Club Sports Participants, the Annual Club Sports Honors Reception is coming up in April. This year’s theme is Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The Reception will be held in the Nittany Lion Club on April 30th, 2015 and doors will open at 6:30pm with the event beginning at 7pm. Each club is given 4 tickets for free, and additional ones are available for purchase. Please RSVP by Monday, April 13th, at 5pm by clicking here.
Below are the nomination links for the awards that will be given out during the reception, please fill them out to nominate your award candidates.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Club Sports Dancers in THON 2015
The Penn State Club Sports Program would like to recognize all of our club members who are dancing in THON this weekend (February 20-22) at the Bryce Jordan Center. We wish them the best of luck standing for 46 straight hours to support the fight against pediatric cancer.
Throughout the past year, club sport organizations have been participating and hosting various THON fundraisers, canning weekends, and canvasing trips in order to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund. This weekend will be a very memorable one for all of our clubs who are involved in THON, and will be especially memorable for those listed below who are dancing. One day we will dance in celebration. Until then, we dance for a cure. #CancerCannot
|Dancer Name||Club Sport|
|Kellie O’Rourke||Basketball (W)|
|Molly Luther||Basketball (W)|
|Brad Thompson||Cross Country|
|Kelly Herrington||Cross Country|
|Thomas Stitt||Cross Country|
|Lauren Powers||Equestrian – English|
|Laura McAndrews||Equestrian – English|
|Amy Coughlin||Field Hockey|
|Katie McLaughlin||Field Hockey|
|Brandon Ament||Lacrosse (M)|
|Cole La Pointe||Lacrosse (M)|
|Sal Sassano||Lacrosse (M)|
|Shannon Larson||Lacrosse (W)|
|Emily Steckbeck||Lacrosse (W)|
|Eric Wang||Soccer (M)|
|Christine Meizoso||Soccer (W)|
|Jocelyn Corey||Ultimate Frisbee (W)|
|Blake Ratner||Ultimate Frisbee (W)|
|Natalie Meyer||Volleyball (W)|
|Haley Nash||Volleyball (W)|
|Kevin McClure||Water Polo (M)|
|Jeremy Smith||Water Polo (M)|
|Dena Feinberg||Water Polo (W)|
|Chelsea Edwards||Water Polo (W)|
Please RSVP to PSUCSP@gmail.com by Friday Feb. 13th!
We look forward to seeing you all there to celebrate your yearlong efforts and get you excited to dance!
THON has requested that we pay ALL club sport guaranteed dancer registration fees with ONE check from Club Sports (and your ASA account will be charged directly). This means all guaranteed dancers will NOT have to write personal checks for dancer registration and your treasurer will not need to go through the financial request process to have a check cut or submit an ASA transfer. We have spoken with this years THON Finance Director, Katie Mailey, and we have arranged to cut one check for all the guaranteed club sport dancers.
For clubs without guaranteed dancers, aka clubs in the THON Dancer Lottery, you will need to bring a personal check as we will not be able to cut a check quickly enough and THON does NOT want a transfer done for lottery dancers.
To assist us in this process, please have a member of your officer board complete the Google Form below, with all of the information required by Wednesday, January 28th at Noon. We will then work with your club treasurer to authorize payment for dancer registrations and work with THON to ensure all club sport dancers are paid for prior to dancer registration.
THON has assured us that club sport organization guaranteed dancers will not need to show up with a check in hand at dancer registration even though your org. may receive an email from THON stating that you must. They will recognize your dancers were already paid as long as you make sure you reply to us by the deadline above so we can process the payment through ASA.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Penn State Aquatics offers multiple opportunities during the fall, spring, and summer semester for Penn State students, faculty, and staff to receive American Red Cross certifications in standard first aid and adult CPR/AED at a discounted rate.
Club sport organizations that are a risk level 2, 3, or 4 must maintain no less than two student safety officers at all times to be active and risk level 3 and 4 clubs must have at least one coach/instructor with safety certifications.
For a full list of upcoming classes, please visit the Penn State Aquatics website:http://www.athletics.psu.edu/rec/nat/FirstAidCPRAEDTraining.asp
If you are interested in attended a class, you must register in-person at the McCoy Natatorium and pay in full for the class. Club accounts cannot be directly billed though individuals may be reimbursed by their clubs at the club’s discretion and only with their original receipt received at the Natatorium upon registration.
Any newly-elected officers must attend a Club Sports Program Officer training session to be recognized as a leader for their club. This only applies to newly-elected officers for Spring 2015 and any new treasurer. If you are maintaining your officer position from Fall 2014 or moved from one position to another (excluding treasurers) you do NOT need to attend training again this year.
Please follow this link to register for a training session: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jXgRNLvVc8AZ_M1VjHSnhW4BfCFP1UaW9shZ3sLiIug/viewform?usp=send_form
All attended MUST per-register for a session.
If a class/academic conflict prevents you from attending one of the scheduled sessions for your position please contact Matt Kutz (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately. Club practices/meetings are not valid excuses for missing a training session.
Club Sport organizations are hosting many events this Spring on and around the Penn State campus. Continue to check back here as more events are added throughout the semester. Come out and support your club sport athletes!
Nittany Lion Invitational
White Building 107
Sat. 3/21 3:00pm-7:00pm
Men’s Volleyball Club
EIVA Championship Tournament
Intramural Building Gyms 1 & 3
Sat. 3/28 at 8:30am
Standing Ovation Equestrian Center
Sat. 3/28 at 8:00am
White Building 126
Sat. 4/18 at 9:00am
Regatta vs Army
Bald Eagle State Park
Sat. 4/25 at 11:00am
Men’s Lacrosse Club
NCLL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
West Campus Fields and Nittany Lion Lax Stadium
Sat. 5/2 at TBD
Sun. 5/3 at TBD
The Club Sports Program, in partnership with Penn State Strength & Fitness, provides “Club Sport Athlete Only Lifting Hours” in the Intramural Building Weight Room each week during fall and spring semester.
The (old) IM Weight Room is located downstairs in the IM Building. Club Sports hours for Spring 2015 semester are as follows:
To gain free access for your club members during this time, a club officer must email a list of names to Club Sports Program staff member Donna Basalla (email@example.com). Any club member on the list from Fall 2014 semester will carry-over; you do not need to re-send names of approved members from Fall, only new additions for Spring.
NOTE: Please only send the names of club members who have approved participation agreements/waivers on file with the Club Sports Office. Club officers can check their approved roster at any time online under the Officer Log In section of our website. Do NOT copy and paste your entire roster into an email. We are happy to allow access to anyone in your club who will utilize this service but with over 5,000 participants in club sport organizations, we want to only create lists of members who have expressed interest to you. Each member will be asked to show an ID to enter the room.
Club Sport members do not need to purchase a fitness pass in order to use the IM Weight Room during Club Sport lifting hours but will not have access any other days/times or access to other weight room facilities on campus. Only student members of clubs will be added to the Weight Room List.
The Club Sports Program offers athletic training services for all student members in our 78 club sport organizations. This service is free of charge and allows club sport athletes to have injuries evaluated by one of Penn State Sports Medicine’s best!
Our athletic trainer for 2014-15 is Andrew Plate and he holds appointments on a weekly basis in the White Building Athletic Training Room (52). Andrew schedules 25-minute time slots from 10:15am-12:45pm on Mondays and Fridays as well as 2pm-4:30pm each Wednesday during Spring Semester.
To schedule an appointment, please stop by or call the Club Sports Office (814-865-9202). You must have a valid participation agreement/waiver on file for 2014-15 with your club and you must be a student (with limited resources and times we cannot extend this service to faculty/staff members of clubs).
While we all stress health and safety as well as injury prevention, we understand that injuries in sport do occur. Please inform your club members of this enhanced Club Sports Program service should they have an injury related to their participation with your club.
If you would like to schedule athletic training services for your on-campus events during the 2014-15 academic year, please put in a request with Tommy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt (email@example.com) at least 2 weeks prior to the event.