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About Sport Clubs | How to Start a Sport Club | Current Sports Offered

About Sport Clubs

The competitive sport clubs program consists of recognized student organizations that promote and develop common sport and/or recreation-related activity. The term "competitive" refers to clubs/teams who compete against outside UCO collegiate and non-collegiate club teams.

Sport clubs are strictly voluntary and are founded, organized, managed, and maintained by volunteer student leaders and may vary in focus and programming. Clubs accepted into the sport club program require supervision by a faculty/staff adviser. All clubs must be affiliated with a district, regional, and or national governing body.

The Sport Club Council (SCC) is subordinate to the University of Central Oklahoma Student Association (UCOSA) and serves as an umbrella organization for all active and/or provisional competitive sport clubs. The SCC facilitates the operations, management, funding, and logistics of UCO’s competitive sport clubs program. The SCC consists of the chief officer from each of the represented competitive sport club programs.

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How to Start a Sport Club

Each sport must have the following:

  • Minimum five participants
  • Obtain a faculty and/or staff adviser
  • Be approved as a student organization via the coordinator, student organizations
  • Submit a club constitution
  • Establish and maintain club officers (president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary)
  • Register club on OrgCentral (contact the Student Organizations office for assistance: 405-974-2505)

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Current Sports Offered

Bass Fishing

Students part of the Bass Fishing Club have access to a fishing community with benefits such as bass fishing, kayak fishing, crappie, and catfishing. The club is also actively involved with the community and youth education programs and helps promote the sport of fishing. If you are interested in fishing tournaments against other schools, there are opportunities through through the club's mentor program to help you excel at that level. 

Adviser: Sharla Weathers

Figure Skating

The UCO figure skating club is made up of the collegiate figure skating team and recreational skaters. Any UCO student interested in figure skating can be a part of the club by attending club meetings. Club meetings are held the first Friday of every month at 7:30 a.m. at Arctic Edge Ice Arena. The competitive team is open to any full-time UCO student that has passed at least their pre-preliminary MIF and, preferably, has passed pre-preliminary free skate. Competitive members must have a collegiate membership with USFSA and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. The team practices Wednesday mornings at Arctic Edge. Additionally, you must have a full time primary coach and be actively taking lessons with coaches outside of UCO practices. Collegiate athletes also must be available to attend all fundraisers, team practices, meetings, and competitions.

Adviser: Stefanie Legrande

Hockey

The UCO Ice Hockey Club competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division 1 and belongs in the Western Collegiate Hockey League. Since the team's inception in 2006, they've maintained a Top 25 ranking each year. Additionally, UCO Hockey has won two National Championships (2014-2015 and 2016-2017), and three WCHL titles.

Interim Head Coach: Michael Rivera
Adviser: Dan Endres

Martial Arts

The UCO Martial Arts Club provides interested students an opportunity and facility to participate in structured martial arts classes. The organization is open to all styles and inclusive of any martial arts system.  Any martial art enthusiast can participate regardless of current or past belt ranking systems--from white belt to black belt--all are welcome.

 Adviser/Coach: Johnny Watley

Sailing

The UCO Sailing Team is a member of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) and competes within the Southeastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association conference. The team is open to full-time undergraduate students who maintain a minimum overall 2.0 GPA. The team practices Monday and Thursday afternoons/evenings at the Oklahoma City Boat Club on Lake Hefner, with access to several 420s (a 14-foot, two-person dinghy with two sails--used by university teams to race).

Adviser/Head Coach: David Bass, Ph.D.
Adviser/Assistant Coach: Donna Bass

Soccer

The UCO Soccer Club competes in the Oklahoma College Club Soccer League, and they practice weekly.

Adviser: Jalal Daneshfar

Volleyball

The UCO Volleyball Club competes in the Oklahoma Region Volleyball Association, and against other universities. All practices and some events will take place at the UCO Wellness Center.

Adviser: Jeff Boyland

Running

The UCO Running Club is open to all experience levels, with specific pace and distance requirements not important. Team races will take place in Edmond and the greater Oklahoma City area.

Adviser: Mariya Burdina, Ph.D.

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