Sports

Club Sports

The Wellness Center offers the Club Sports Program that allows students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to participate in different competitive, recreational and instructional sports all year long.

There are more than 30 clubs including badminton, karate, racquetball, scuba, tennis, volleyball, and more. The clubs allow you to experience and learn new skills, participate, and compete in a particular sport or activity. Each club has its own personality – some are “highly organized while other are laidback,” says Rhonda DuBord, associate director.

The Club Sports Program is a student organization whereby students promote and develop their interests and skills into each unique club sport. Students become directly involved in the administration and supervision of each club. Among the responsibilities of members include the organization of meetings, planning of events, and the establishment of class dues.

The Club Sports are organized in three objective types competitive, recreational, and instructional. The competitive sports include soccer, rugby, and volleyball while the instructional sports include sailing and karate and the recreational included SCUBA and tennis club. Some Club Sports even include a blend of two types of objectives or all three.

The most popular club is the SCUBA Club with more than 100 members. In fact, one year the club exceeded 180 members. The club provides dive trips and supplies members with diving equipment free of charge.

The Racquetball Club hosts their annual USRA tournament known as “Great Balls of Fire!” scheduled every October. The tournament is open at all levels and includes divisions as open A, B, C, D, novice and doubles. It is authorized and organized by the United States Racquetball Association and the Racquetball Club.

The Volleyball Club hosts a Regional U.S.A.V. tournaments and travels to different clubs and Universities to compete.

The Equestrian Club invites anyone with an interest in horses and horseback riding to join the club. The club participates in many horse-related activities such as competitions, parades, and also participates in volunteer work. The club is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and participates in competitions during the school year. UM hosts an Intercollegiate Horse Show event to be held in Tropical Park every February. Teams competing will be University of Florida, Florida State, University of Tampa, Miami-Dade Community College, and more.

The Club Sports Program provides opportunity for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate, practice, and compete in a unique sports experience.

To join a club or for more information simply attend the club sports meetings, pick up a brochure at the Wellness Center, log on to http://www.miami.edu/wellness/club, or call (305)284-3253.

AKIKIDO

President: Eric Sternberg – tel. 305-689-6965
Advisor: Rhonda DuBord – tel. 305-284-6523
The techniques of Aikido (eye-KEY-doh) are mainly throws, pins, and immobilizations. By emphasizing centralization and staying relaxed under stressful conditions, the lessons of Aikido are beneficial when applied to daily life. No prior experience in the martial arts is necessary as instruction at all levels is provided.

Dues: $40 per semester, $70 per year

Times: Mon. & Wed. @ 8:30-10:30 pm; Sun. @ 5:00-7:00 pm

Location: Multipurpose Room B

Email: sternie5050@aol.com

President: Gerardo Prieto – tel. 305-234 7322

Advisor: Jason Carroll – tel. 305-284-8518

The Association of Officials and Event Specialists (A.O.E.S.) provide an opportunity to learn the skills of officiating and event management. These skills transfer to income opportunities and an improved co-existence with the surrounding neighborhoods and the Greater Miami area.

Dues: $10 per semester

Times: TBA

Location: TBA

Email: prieto104@yahoo.com
Assoxciation of officials and event specialists

BADMINTON
President: Panomkhawn Riyamongkol – tel. 305-661-6244

Advisor: Dr. Weizhao Zhao – tel. 305-243-3315

Badminton is now an official Olympic Event. In our badminton Club, one can participate competitively, on a moderately intense level, or merely enjoying a casual, friendly game. Equipment is available. The club hosts at least one tournament in the Greater Miami area. The club is also a member of the United States Badminton Association.

Dues: $10 per semester

Times: Tue. @ 8:00-10:30 pm; Fri. @ 7:30-10:30 pm.

Location: Centre Court

Email: panomkhawn@yahoo.com

BASEBALL

President: Stephen Rodriguez – tel. 305-689-4230

Advisor: Dr. Robert Moore – tel. 305-284-4974

The UM Dodgers are part of the highly competitive South Florida Baseball League. Throwing and fielding practices are held according to players’ schedules, and batting practice is held at local batting cages on Saturdays. Games are played every Sunday on various fields around Coral Gables and South Beach. Carpooling is the means of transportation to games. Due to the competitive nature of this league, upper level experience is strongly recommended. The team is a fun, laid back club that can also be used as a very serious tool for preparing for such things as the UM tryouts.

Dues: TBA

Times: Sun. @ 9:30am-12:30pm

Location: Tropical Park

Email: baseballclub.studorg@miami.edu

BOWLING

President: Michael Folmer – tel. TBA

Advisor: Dan Westbrook – tel. 305-284-3712

The Bowling Club provides both recreational and intercollegiate level bowling. Competition is sanctioned by the intercollegiate division of the American Bowling Congress. The competitive team will participate in tournaments throughout the country. The club is always seeking new members who either want to learn, or want to compete. The club bowls at various off-campus bowling centers.

Dues: $5 per semester

Times: Wed. @ 8:15-10:30 pm

Location: CloverLeaf Bowling Lanes

Email: drumman511@yahoo.com

CRICKET

President: Siva Mopati – tel. 305-666-7289

Advisor: Richard Sobaram – tel. 305-284-6722

Cricket is a hugely popular sport in many foreign countries. The Hurricane Cricket Club members come together for the love of the game and to promote it at the University of Miami. There are weekly practices and we plan on organizing matches against local clubs. Everyone from beginners to lifelong players is welcome to join!

Times: Sat. @ 4:00-10:00 pm

Location: Yaron Field

Email: srkmopati@yahoo.com

EQUESTRIAN

President: Lisa Grimm – tel. 305-740-5406

Advisor: Maria Linares – tel. 305-284-5130

The Equestrian Club invites anyone with an interest in horses or horseback riding to join the Club. All experience levels are welcome. The Club participates in many parades, polo matches and competitions. We also participate in volunteer work with abused, neglected horses as well as Friends of the Handicapped Riders Association.

Dues: $30 per semester

Times: TBA

Location: Wellness Center Conference Room

Email: starryeyed116@aol.com

FENCING

President: Hannah McCharen – tel. 305-689-9473

Advisor: Rhonda DuBord – tel. 305-284-6523

Keep alive the art of the sword! The Club emphasizes the development of technique as well as tactics, coupled with the mental discipline and physical development inherent in regular practice. The Club provides quality instruction to all levels, and beginners are more than welcome to join.

Dues: $20 per semester

Times: Tue. Thu. @ 8:15-10:45 pm; Sun @ 3:00-5:00 pm

Location: Multipurpose Room B

Email: hmcchare@hotmail.com

GOLF

President: Ben Leis – tel. TBA

Advisor: Norman C. Parsons, Jr. – tel. 305-284-4566

With its widely growing popularity in the wake of tiger mania, the golf club caters to both the beginner and experienced golfer. The golf club teaches the game from all facets including basic golfing skills, course management and most importantly the rules and etiquette of golf. Practicing and playing weekly, the club conducts tournaments, building the interest and great camaraderie of its members who thrive to learn more, making themselves better players. Having fun and learning golf are the central focal points of the golf club.

Dues: TBA

Times: Mon. Tue. @ 5:15 pm

Location: Yaron Field

Email: b.leis@umiami.edu

KARATE

President: Matthew Lupu – tel. 305-608-2880

Advisor: Epaminondas Rosa – tel. 305-284-2323

Chief Instructor: TBA

The Karate Club is a representation of the Japanese martial art of Shotokan Karate, one of the most classic, distinguished and respected styles of martial arts. As a member of the International Shotokan Karate Association (ISKA), a direct affiliate of the Japan Karate Association, in addition to our regularly scheduled classes we are able to offer additional opportunities for special training camps, tournaments and ranking exams throughout the year from some of the top Japanese instructors in the country.

Dues: $40 per semester

Times: Tue. Thu. @ 6:45-8:15 pm; Sat @ 10:00am. – Noon

Location: Multipurpose Room B

Email: m.lupu@umiami.edu

LACROSSE

President: Cara Lynch – tel. 305-740-3188

Advisor: Dr. H. James Hnatyszyn – tel. 305-243-5955

Coach: TBA

The Lacrosse Club at the University of Miami sponsors both a men’s and women’s team. If you attend the University of Miami and are interested in playing for UM Lacrosse you can contact us at UMLacrosse@aol.com.

Dues: $40 per semester

Times: Mon. Wed. Thu. @ 5:00-8:00 pm

Location: Yaron Field

Email: cara130@msn.com

PROMOTING HEALTH AWARENES THROUGH EDUCATION

President: Caitlyn Fantauzzi – tel. 305-689-9497

Advisor: Janet Tiberian – tel. 305-284-6524

P.H.A.T.E. is a wellness organization comprised of enthusiastic students who are eager to learn more about health issues and apply this knowledge to their own lives. Our goals are to encourage healthy lifestyles in the University community.

Dues: $10 per year

Times: TBA

Location: TBA

Email: cfantauzzi1@hotmail.com

RACQUETBALL

President: James Palmer – tel. 305-270-8117

Advisor: Chris Moreno – tel. 305-284-1853

The Racquetball Club is open to players of all skill levels from beginner to advanced players. Instruction is available for all players. Court times are from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and games are played in a round-robin fashion.

Dues: TBA

Times: Tue. Thu. @ 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: Racquetball Courts 2 & 3

Email: dive_guy21@hotmail.com

ROLLER HOCKEY

President: Andy Hooper – tel. 305-669-2770

Advisor: Rhonda DuBord – tel. 305-284-6523

The Roller Hockey club welcomes all levels of play. Goalies are especially needed. Weekly games are scheduled along with playoffs and finals that will be scheduled for the end of each semester. A travel team will be organized to offer the opportunity to play against other schools and teams in Florida.

Dues: $10 per year

Times: Mon. Wed. @ 7:30 pm.

Location: Mahoney-Pearson Residential College Courts

Email: onlifeguard@hotmail.com

ROWING

President: Alex Masse’ – tel. 305-665-0603

Advisor: Jim Mitchell – tel. 305-284-3811

The Rowing Club was founded to provide an opportunity for all students to learn the sport of competitive rowing. The club practices up to six days per week, both on campus and at the Ronald W. Shane Water sports Center on Miami Beach. The club competes at a number of regattas, including the Florida State Championships and the Southern Intercollegiate Championships.

Times: Mon-Sun @ 6:00am & 5:00pm

Location: Shane Watersports

Email: apmasse@hotmail.com

RUGBY

President: Seren Wallen – tel. 305-495-7737

Advisor: Dr. Charles Mallery – tel. 305-284-3188

The Rugby Club plays competitive games against both collegiate and senior sides throughout Florida. The club is a member of the United States Rugby Football Union, and competes in the Collegiate Championship of Florida. Beginners are welcomes to get involved in one of the country’s fastest growing sports.

Times: Tue. Thu. @ 5:00-8:00 pm

Location: Yaron Field

Email: seren22380@aol.com

SAILING

President: Mike Laas – tel. 305-662-3902

Advisor: Capt. Larry Kanitz – tel. 305-361-4883

The Sailing Hurricanes promote the great sport of dingy sailing through both recreational and competitive means. The club sails every Sunday from the Rickenbacker Causeway and provides a beach and picnic atmosphere along with the fun and excitement of sailing. The club is open to both experienced and inexperienced sailors and instruction is provided for anyone who wishes to learn.

Dues: $35 1st semester, $20 2nd semester

Times: Sunday afternoons

Location: Marine Campus

Email: sailingcanes@hotmail.com

SCUBA

President: Frank Venzara – tel. 305-689-3474

Advisor: John Knapp – tel. 305-243-5337

The Gold Coast of Florida and the Florida Keys are two of the most beautiful and biologically diverse dive locations in the world. The SCUBA Club is dedicated to providing dive trips for its members to these areas at highly discounted rates. Divers are supplied with tanks, BC’s, lights, weight belts, and wetsuits free of charge. Meetings feature speakers on diving and marine-related topics.

Dues: $35 a semester or $55 per year

Times: Tue. @ 8:00pm.

Location: University Center International Lounge

Email: umscubaclub@hotmail.com

SKATEBOARDING

President: TBA

Advisor: Rhonda DuBord – tel. 305-284-6523

The Skateboard Club meets every week on the UC Patio to build ramps and improve freestyle skating skills. Our current ramp collection includes fun boxes, launch ramps, rails, spine ramps, banks, quarter pipes, and a mini ramp. Periodic trips to local skate parks are also organized. All skill levels are welome, and safety equipment is available.

Dues: TBA

Times: TBA

Location: TBA

Email: TBA

SOCCER (MEN”S)

President: Drew P. Anderson – tel. 305-689-4276

Advisor: Dr. Duane Schultz – tel. 305-243-6820

The Men’s Soccer Club hosts some of the best players in South Florida in an open recreational format. A select team from the club body has represented the university in tough competitions ranging from national tournaments to local leagues. Local colleges and club teams are encouraged to contact us for more information.

Dues: $35 per year

Times: Mon. Wed. @ 5:00-8:00 pm; Fri. @ 5:00-7:00 pm

Location: Yaron Field

Email: curveri@hotmail.com

SOCCER (WOMENEN’S)

President: Mary Lisec – tel. 305-689-4989

Advisor: Rhonda DuBord – tel. 305-284-6523

Welcome to the Women’s Soccer Club where players of all skill levels are welcome. The club practices on the IM Fields. Come out and join us for another great year.

Dues: TBA

Times: Mon. Wed. Thu. @ 5:00-8:00 pm

Location: Yaron Field

Email: m.lisec@umiami.edu

SQUASH

President: Yenvy Truong – tel. 786-683-9422

Advisor: Stephen Halpert – tel. 305-284-3094

The Squash club provides players of all levels an opportunity to improve their level of play and overall fitness. We aim to provide a chance for players to participate in a competitive but friendly atmosphere.

Dues: TBA

Times: Mon. Wed. @ 6:30-10:30 pm; Sat @ 2:00-5:30 pm; Sun @ 3:30-6:30 pm.

Location: Squash Courts (Wellness Center, first floor)

Email: Tinker8598@aol.com

SWIM & AQUA

President: Nicole Kirchhoff – tel. TBA

Advisor: Dr. Charles Mallory – tel. 305-284-3188

The Swimming and Aquatics Club is for swimmers of all levels and experience. Practice involves conditioning and technique improvement. Special activities and fun swims are also part of the agenda. The Swimming and Aquatics Club is a great place to get in shape and to meet new people.

Dues: Free

Times: Tue. @ 3:30-4:30 pm; Thu. @ 8:00-9:00 pm.

Location: Pool

Email: Kiwi1883@aol.com

TABLE TENNIS

President: TBA – tel. TBA

Advisor: TBA

The Table Tennis Club promotes both recreational and competitive table tennis play on campus. The Club sponsors tournaments throughout the year and also holds instructional clinics and intra-club round-robin tournaments with the purpose of developing competition at various skill levels. We also feel that the diversity of cultures can bring about benefits to our members.

Dues: TBA

Times: TBA

Location: TBA

Email: TBA

TAE KWON DO

President: Daniel W. Brown – tel. 305-689-9661

Advisor: Rhonda DuBord – tel. 305-284-6523

The Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do Club offers instruction in a unique blend of traditional and modern training methods encompassing several martial arts. Training provides the student with a broad range of problem solving alternatives. Total fitness workouts are both aerobic and anaerobic, with an alliance of art, sport, and self-defense. Rank tests are held each semester.

Dues: $40 a semester; $70 for the year

Times: Centre Ct on Tue. Thu. @ 6:00-8:00 pm; Multi-B on Sat. @ 12:00-2:00 pm

Location: Centre Court and Multipurpose Room B

Email: dw_elmo@yahoo.com

TENNIS

President: Gabriel Widi – tel. 305-510-4639

Advisor: Rhonda DuBord – tel. 305-284-6523

This year we would like to step up the competition and have match play. Plans for a tournament weekend with the club teams at UCF and UF are also in the works. We would like to dedicate one night a week for beginner/intermediate play and ground stroke practice. The other 1-2 nights a week will have members of the same skill level play matches to form a ranking of players to submit to tournaments.

Dues: $5 per semester

Times: Mon. Wed. Thu. @ 6:30-8:00 pm.

Location: Neil Schiff Tennis Center

Email: gwidi@hotmail.com

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

President: Iliana Baums – tel. 305-361-4642

Advisor: Rhonda DuBord – tel. 305-284-6523

Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Combining agility, skill and fun, Ultimate is a sport for everyone. The Club travels to area competitions and has a very involved alumni team. We have a great potential for growth and are very excited to have new members.

Dues: TBA

Times: Tue. Thu. @ 5:00-8:00 pm; Fri. Sun. @ 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: Yaron Field

Email: ibaums@rsmas.miami.edu

VOLLEYBALL

President: Marshall Wirawan – tel. 305-669-4491

Advisor: Rhonda DuBord – tel. 305-284-6523

The Volleyball Club offers many opportunities to play indoor as well as beach volleyball. We do not offer recreational play, however we welcome members at all ability levels and are dedicated to transforming them into competitive players. We will be competing inter-collegiately, in leagues, and internally. We are also dedicated to community service, campus involvement, and having social activities where members can become friends.

Dues: $15 a semester (new members)

$10 a semester (returning members)

Times: CC on Tue. Wed. Fri. Sat. @ 7:00-10:45 pm; Gym on Thu. @ 7:00-10:45 pm

Location: Centre Court and Gym L

Email: marspball@mail.com

WATER POLO

President: Maria J. Lopez – tel. 305-689-6307

Advisor: Linda Sher – tel. 305-284-4351

The Water Polo Club consists of men and women’s teams providing an opportunity for both the advanced and novice player. Practices are co-ed and provide all the players with an opportunity to focus on training and sharpening game skills, and the development of fundamental rules and strategies. Both teams participate in tournaments and scrimmages.

Dues: TBA

Times: TBA

Location: TBA

Email: jimelur@hotmail.com

WOMENS FASTPITCH SOFTBAlL

President: Lori Fulcher – tel. 305-807-8902

Advisor: Rhonda DuBord – tel. 305-284-6523

The Women’s Fastpitch Softball Club was established to advance fastpitch softball as a recreation and as a competitive sport. The Club provides coaching for members of the club as well as opportunities for competition. The Club also seeks to form a team to represent the University in competition. All skill levels are welcome.

Dues: TBA

Times: Tue @ 4:00-6:00 pm; Wed. @ 5:00-6:00 pm; Thu. @ 4:00-5:00 pm;

Fri. @ 4:00-6:00 pm; Sun. @ 3:00-5:00 pm

Location: Yaron Field

Email: lorilynn60@hotmail.com

July 29, 2002

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