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Sport club teams represent Virginia Tech and play against other colleges and universities, but are not part of the university's NCAA athletics program. Sport clubs are supported by Recreational Sports, but each team is run by a set of officers.

Most sport club teams hold tryouts (some prior to the start of school) so it is important to get in touch with a club officer to find out details. However, some sport clubs require no prior skill at the sport – they'll teach you what you need to know! You can find something new to try.

Questions about sport clubs, email us: sportclubs@vt.edu / call: 540-231-9983

The Baseball Club applied for admission to the Virginia Tech Sports Club Federation in spring 2000. The team has been a registed student organization since 1998. The VT Baseball Club is a part of the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA), and they play over 50 games a year. There are 30 members in the club, and they offer opportunities to join the club in the fall and the spring. One of the goals of the club is to win the NCBA World Series. The club offers college-level competition. The club practices and plays home games in the New River Valley.

Website: https://mmitch22.wixsite.com/mysite/schedule

Contact: Jonathan Spaulding, jspauld5@vt.edu

womensbasketball

The Virginia Tech Women's Club Basketball team was formed in the fall of 2000. The team has been nearly undefeatable the past couple of seasons, competing in tournaments hosted by UVA, UNC, NC State, JMU, Ohio State,  University of Maryland, as well as at the club national championships. Tryouts are held each year for new team members who want to play basketball at a competitive intercollegiate level. Our practices are held twice a week and we travel about 3 times a semester to regional tournaments as well as at nationals, which is held in different location around the county each year.

Website: https://vtwomensclubbasket.wixsite.com/website

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The members of the Virginia Tech Clay Target Team compete in a number of different events during the fall and spring semesters, including Trap, Skeet, International Trap, Olympic Skeet, and Sporting Clays. The team has recently hosted and attended several competitions in Virginia, as well as attended competitions in Kentucky, Delaware, Missouri, Kansas and the ACUI Collegiate National Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas. The team practices on a weekly basis at the Izaak Walton Gun Club in Christiansburg, and holds additional practices at Dublin Clays in Dublin, Summit Springs in Ferrum, and the Triangle Sportsmen's Club in Bluefield. The Virginia Tech Clay Target Team strives for excellence in citizenship, scholarship, and marksmanship. The club sport is open to all students, graduate or undergraduate, who would like to improve their clay target skills and have a good time.

Website: http://www.vtclays.org.vt.edu

Contact: Noah Ehreth, nehreth@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Competitive Cheer team is made up of 25-30 athletes.  Our team has been all-girl as well as co-ed in the past.  Male and female students are encouraged to tryout, however the competitive classification of our team depends on the team membership.  We compete every year at NCA College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida, along with other competitions along the east coast.  We practice 2-3 nights a week.  Our team is strictly a competition team and we do not perform at Virginia Tech varsity athletic events. 

Website: https://vtcompcheer.wixsite.com/club

Contact: Allyssa Rispoli allyssa9@vt.edu

The VT Crew Club is a hard working, 40+ member team consisting of both men and women. The club practices five days a week, either on campus or at Claytor Lake, located about 25 miles southwest of Virginia Tech. We compete in local and championship regattas, including Head of the Hooch, SIRA, and ACRA. Anyone of any skill level is welcome and encouraged to come out, keeping in mind that the club is very competitive, so be prepared to work hard!

Website: www.vtcrew.org

Contact: Dylan Butler dbutler9@vt.edu

The Cricket Club of Virginia Tech was established in the spring of 1996. The club is recognized as one of the stronger Cricket Clubs on the east coast. In addition to competition, the club hopes to bring much needed exposure to the sport of cricket on campus and within the region. The club is open to anyone interested in playing cricket, regardless of experience. Games are played on weekends against teams throughout the east.

Website: Cricket

Contact: Aditya Elayavalli, adityae7@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Cycling Club is open to all bicyclists, encouraging both men and women to join. It is an excellent way to improve your cycling skills, meet new people and enjoy the outdoors. The club supports bicycle racing and races in the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Cycling Conference (ACCCC). All members who wish to race must apply for a NCCA/USCF Racing License. The club members train seven days a week, usually beginning at the War Memorial Chapel.

Website: www.virginiatechcycling.com

Contact: Tyler Smith, tsmith22@vt.edu

The Equestrian Club of Virginia Tech is a recognized student organization. It is composed of undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in horses. The purpose of the club is to: provide a forum for the exchange of information about equine species, their characteristics, and care; sponsor the Intercollegiate Riding Team (IRT) in its competitive riding schedule during the academic school year; allow interested students to organize, participate in, or observe equine related activities such as horse shows and clinics. Other activities the Equestrian Club participates in include guest speakers, trips to the Virginia Horse Center, trips to other shows, and fund raising events such as open horse shows held on campus.

Website: Equestrian Club

Contact: Elizabeth Parker, epark21@vt.edu

The Fencing Club is open to students of all skill levels, from novice to advanced! Every semester we host free beginner's lessons for the first 6 weeks of the semester. All gear is provided. Each year the Virginia Tech Fencing Club fields teams that compete in state, regional (SIFA), and national (USACFC) championships. We also host the Virginia Tech Open USFA event every year that is one of the largest open tournaments in the state. We are a United States Fencing Association member club and have members that compete at many major tournaments.

Website: https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/organization/fencing

Contact: Jimmy Wallace, jamesw98@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Field Hockey Club is comprised of fun, dedicated athletes who compete against varsity teams and other club programs. The team practices four times a week on the Marching Virginians Band Field. The club practices and plays most of their games on AstroTurf, which increases the speed and intensity of the game. Virginia Tech’s Field Hockey Club prides itself on unity; both on and off the field. The club welcomes anyone who enjoys playing field hockey and is looking for fun and competitive recreation.

Website: http://vtfieldhockey.org/index.html

Contact: Caroline Turner, ct21@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Golf Club (VTGC) plans and organizes golf related events for its members, both male and female. These events generally follow the format of interclub competitions, tournaments, intercollegiate events, and weekly practices. The club tries to schedule at least one big event each semester in which the members of the club take a weekend trip to various resorts across the nation. The VTGC was established in spring 2003 as a student organization at Virginia Tech. However, in the fall of 2004, we were fortunate to become an actual club sport sponsored by the university. The VTGC has no handicap or prior experience requirements, but it is aimed at serious golfers. We are open to those who want to learn and have plans to give weekly lessons. As a member of the National Collegiate Golf Club Association, the VTGC is able to compete against several other university golf clubs in tournaments held twice a semester. Qualifying rounds within our club are held for each of these tournaments. The VTGC offers students an opportunity to gain valuable experience on the golf course. Our goal is to give students an opportunity to play competitive golf in an exciting and fun-filled environment that builds bonds united by a common interest.

Website: Golf Club

Contact: Tommy Fleming, tommy17@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Gymnastics Club consists of men and women of all skill levels. We practice at Virginia Techniques Training Center in Christiansburg on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. The club is for gymnasts who want to stay in shape or want to remain competitive in the sport. Every November the club hosts its annual Hokie Classic Meet, which usually consists of 15-20 collegiate university club teams. In the spring, the club travels to other schools to compete. The club is open to those looking for instruction, competition, and fun.

Website: www.vtgymnastics.weebly.com

Contact: Dillon Gallagher, dillongallagher1@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Ice Hockey Club, formed in 1985, provides an opportunity for Virginia Tech students to continue their passion to play competitive ice hockey at the collegiate level.  The team is a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and competes in the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League (ACCHL) against top teams from the ACHA Northeast, Southeast and Central regions.  The team carries a roster of approximately 30 players and schedules a 26-28 game regular season.  Home games are played on weekend evenings at the LancerLot in Vinton.  If you are interested in trying out for the team please visit our website, and view the new recruit information, which contains details and points of contact.

Website: www.virginiatechicehockey.com

Contact: Drew Wissler, dwissler@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Men's Lacrosse Club was organized in 1948, priding itself as being one of the oldest sport clubs at Virginia Tech. In the spring semester, the club practices six days a week with conditioning, skill development, and team strategy. For the remainder of the season, the club practices five days a week with games on weekends. The club, during a typical season, attends two tournaments and plays 12 - 15 games. All skill levels are welcome to join the club.

Website: www.lacrosse.org.vt.edu/wordpress

Contact: Richard Boyle, brich17@vt.edu

If you’re looking for a fun, dedicated, and competitive team... come try out for Women’s Club Lacrosse! Placing 7th at the WCLA National Tournament in 2019, VT’s Women’s Club Lacrosse team has a competitive edge but still leaves room for lots of fun with team events, fundraisers, and charity events! The team competes as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Lacrosse League and competes against other women’s club teams from area’s the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Leagues

Website: http://vtwclax.wixsite.com/womenslacrosse

Contact: Maria Keener, maria9@vt.edu

Founded in the fall of 1998, the Virginia Tech Roller Hockey Team competes against other colleges and universities through the Southeastern Collegiate Roller Hockey League (SECRHL) as a part of the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA).  Other members of our league include Florida State University, Kennesaw State University, University of Tampa, University of South Carolina, James Madison University, and more. The VT Roller Hockey Team is a Divison III team that competes in tournaments throughout the southeastern United States at locations including Snellville, GA and Apex, NC from late October to early March. The team has made nationals appearances in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2019. The primary functions of the team are competition, representation of Virginia Tech, sportsmanship, and continued exposure of roller hockey to the public. The team is always looking for new talent, if you are interested in trying out for the team please email our team contact.

Website: https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/organization/VTRollerHockey

Contact: Cavan Connolly, cavanc@vt.edu

Rugby has the speed of basketball, the contact of football and the strategy of chess. Although the club was founded in 1968, rugby was first played on campus in 1891, and was one of the original organized sports played at the school. If you are looking for an action-packed sport, try out for the club; it would be beneficial if you have played before, but if you have no experience we will teach you the sport. We are primarily looking for athletes who take their sport seriously and want to improve as a player and as a person. The Men's Rugby Club plays a fall and spring schedule.The club has three teams; Varsity, Reserves, and Junior Varsity. The club competes in the Chesapeake Collegiate Rugby Conference, a conference comprised of teams from Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina

Website: www.virginiatechrugby.com

Contact: Matt Ramirez, mram915@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Women's Rugby Club is a fellowship of student athletes dedicated to the playing and promotion of Rugby Union Football at Virginia Tech, and also dedicated to the advancement of Virginia Tech's reputation. The club was originally founded in the late 1970s and disbanded in 1990 but was re-founded in the fall of 1992. The team has been nationally ranked since 2018. In 2019, we made it to both the 15s National Championship, and 7s National Championship, and won silver medals at both championships. The team is always recruiting new players. A willingness to have fun is the only prerequisite for participation. The club is a great opportunity to meet new people and experience the action of rugby.

Website: www.vtwomensrugby.com

Contact: Maggie Ribardo, mribardo@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Running Club is a student-run organization dedicated to all aspects of running.  We welcome everyone who is interested in running, from competitive cross country or track and field athletes to casual runners who want to stay in shape.  We are a member of NIRCA, the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association, through which we compete against other schools in cross country meets during the fall, and track meets in the spring.  The club provides a great environment to work towards your running goals and meet people who are doing the same.

Website: www.runningclub.org.vt.edu

Contact: Jacob Woody, jjwood07@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Club Alpine Ski Team has been an active club since 1981. The club is co-ed and has a men's and women's team that compete in USCSA’s Southeastern Conference. The team is open to all levels of ski experience and is a great place to improve your skiing. The club does dry-land training during the fall semester, which consists of outdoor workouts on the Drillfield as well as workouts in Lane Stadium. The Ski Club has on-snow workouts at Winterplace Ski Resort, in Beckley, WV. We compete at mountains across Virginia and North Carolina during the regular season.

Website: https://vtalpineski.weebly.com/

Contact: Adam Dericks - derica@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Men's Club Soccer team was established in fall 1999. The team holds tryouts the second week of classes every fall. Tryouts are open to anyone who enjoys soccer and has a drive to play at a competitive level. The team practices four days a week and travels to several tournaments a year including Clemson Socctoberfest and the Region II Championships. VT also hosts the Hokie Invitational in the fall.

Website: vtclubsoccer.weebly.com 

Contact: Chester de Wolfe, cprdw@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Women's Club Soccer Team was established in 1983 with the goal of providing students the opportunity to play and learn soccer. The club competes in the NIRSA Region II North Division, as well as at the national level. VTWCS primarily competes in the fall semester, practicing five days a week, with games on the weekends, but also competes in select tournaments during the spring semester. Membership is offered to selected players following a week of tryouts at the beginning of the fall semester. In fall 2019, VTWCS placed first in the NIRSA Regional tournament, earning a bid to the NIRSA National tournament for the third year in a row.

Website: www.wsoccervt.weebly.com

Contact: Kellie Hoffman, hkell17@vt.edu

Established in 1985, the Virginia Tech Women's Club Softball Team competes against other schools in fastpitch softball as a member of the National Club Softball Association (NCSA). The club was reorganized in March of 1996, in order for members to improve their skills and have fun. During the fall and spring, the club practices four times a week and has games on several weekends. Practices and games are held on the South Recreational Fields. The club is looking for new members who want to be involved and active. Tryouts are every semester and open to all players seeking competition and fun.

Website: www.vtclubsoftball.weebly.com

Contact: Renee Rodgers, rodgerp@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Club Tennis Team consists of a Men's and Women's team. As a team, we have been a part of the club federation since 2004. The club participates in the USTAs Tennis On Campus which has a similar format to the World Team Tennis format. Our club's mission is to give its members a competitive atmosphere while at the same time creating relationships we value on and off the court. Members can be found practicing on the Washington Street Courts for two hours each day and will have various opportunities for weekend tournament play against other colleges and universities. Tryouts are held every fall and spring and a team ladder is established each Fall after tryouts are held.

Website: https://vtclubtennis.wixsite.com/vtct

Contact:

Men's President: Alexander Merjian malex12@vt.edu

Women's President: Niki Armstrong niki15@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Club Tennis Team consists of a Men's and Women's team. As a team, we have been a part of the club federation since 2004. The club participates in the USTAs Tennis On Campus which has a similar format to the World Team Tennis format. Our club's mission is to give its members a competitive atmosphere while at the same time creating relationships we value on and off the court. Members can be found practicing on the Washington Street Courts for two hours each day and will have various opportunities for weekend tournament play against other colleges and universities. Tryouts are held every fall and spring and a team ladder is established each Fall after tryouts are held.

Website: https://vtclubtennis.wixsite.com/vtct

Contact:

Men's President: Alexander Merjian malex12@vt.edu

Women's President: Niki Armstrong niki15@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Triathlon Club has been a registered student organization since 1999 and was accepted into the VT Sport Club Federation in the spring of 2001. The goal of the club founders was to create an organization that would provide recreation for student-athletes with a desire to learn the sport of triathlon. The club has not limited itself strictly to triathlons. Many members also compete in other multi-sport and/or endurance races such as duathlons, marathons, and ultra marathons. The club competes in intercollegiate events on both a regional and national level. We currently have over 25 members of all abilities, ranging from first-time racers to seasoned triathletes. The club is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Feel free to contact an officer or stop by a weekly meeting and check us out!

Website : www.virginiattriathlon.wixsite.com/triathlon

Contact: Calvin Graves, gcalvin4@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Men’s Club Volleyball team is one of the premier clubs in the nation. With two teams competing in the East Coast Volleyball Association, the club has consistently occupied Top 10 rankings and performed at a high level. In the Spring, we travel to compete in the National Club Volleyball Federation Championships. Our A-team finished 3rd in 2016 and 9th in 2018. Also, our B-team took 2nd in the nation in 2017 and 5th in 2019. We practice Monday-Thursday afternoon If you have questions about the club, email us. If you are interested in trying out, fill out the prospective player form on our website. Go Hokies!

Website: https://vtmensvolleyball.weebly.com/

Contact: Josh Berman, vtmensvolleyball@gmail.com

Virginia Tech Women's Club Volleyball is a student organization registered through the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Recreational Sports at Virginia Tech. We are affiliated with the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF) and USA Volleyball (USAV). The purpose of VTWCVB is to promote the sport of volleyball and provide opportunities for women to play in competitive tournaments at the collegiate club level. Membership is open to registered female students of the Virginia Tech community.

The club’s members are selected through a try-out process at the beginning of each semester.  Members who wish to try-out should visit the club website for information on times and locations for try-outs.  Players will be selected to participate on either the Maroon or Orange Team. Each team will have approximately 10-12 team members to allow for a high level of participation by all team members. Teams practice Monday through Thursday, as well as travel and host tournaments in the Fall and Spring. Both teams will travel to the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation's National Tournament in the Spring semester.

All members are dedicated, hardworking and committed to the club.  They are asked to make every effort to schedule classes around practice times and tournaments and are held accountable to maintaining a high academic standard.

Website: vtwomensclubvball.wixsite.com/hokies

Contact: Rachel Trebour, rtrebour@vt.edu

The Men's Club Water Polo Team is looking for anyone who is willing to work hard and contribute positively to our club. While prior swimming or water polo experience is helpful, neither are required to become a member of the team. We do not hold tryouts and everyone practices together.  In the fall, our travel team is composed of the top 17 players in the club at that time, with the roster being decided before each tournament. Our spring season is when we try to have the newer people travel, so that everyone can get experience playing in a water polo tournament. Even though you may not travel in the fall season your first year, practice attendance is still strongly encouraged to improve as a player. Practices are held at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.  

Website: http://www.waterpolo.org.vt.edu/

Contact: Matt Lionetti, mattlion@vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Women's Club Water Polo Club team has been an independent women's club since 2003. The team is always looking for new players to learn about the sport and compete with the team. While having a strong background in swimming is helpful, it is not required to be a part of the team. Unlike most other club sports, water polo isn't a commonly played sport. Because of this, we don't hold official tryouts. Instead, we do a two week trial and error period, where the captains teach you the basic skills and strategy of the game. After the two weeks, you get to decide whether or not you enjoy water polo, and if you want to be a part of the team. We compete in the Atlantic conference of the Collegiate Water Polo Association. Our main competitive season is in the spring, playing in four weekend tournaments in the fall we try to go to two invitational. We live the motto of "work hard, play hard." We love to have fun with one another, and are an incredibly close team. With that being said, we also hold one another to a high standard and expect all of our players to come to practice ready to work hard and give it their all. The club is always looking for additional members that are willing and ready to learn, and most of all love to have a good time!

Website: www.vtwomenswaterpolo.weeby.com

Contact: Kenyon Amott, kenyona@vt.edu

Why join a Sport Club?

Joining a sport club has many rewards and benefits! It is a great way to make friends, get exercise, partake in competition, travel to new and interesting locations, and represent Virginia Tech on the playing field.
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