Coed Club Sports
There are a number of coed Club Sport options for men and women on campus.
The Archery Club of Notre Dame is open to ALL staff members, students (undergraduate and graduate), and their families within the Notre Dame, St Mary’s, Holy Cross communities. Anyone with an interest in archery is welcome, from competition shooters to those who have never shot archery before. Instructors, facilities, and equipment are available. The ND Archery Club is an official member of USA Archery and was founded in 2017.
All staff and students of Notre Dame, St. Mary's and Holy Cross are welcome to join the Badminton Club of Notre Dame (BCUND). Whether you've played competitively or have no prior experience to the sport, come as you are and prepare to have lots of fun!
The ND Bowling Club enjoys recreational bowling three times a week at Chippewa Lanes in South Bend, and also supports men’s and women's competitive teams. The competitive teams are sanctioned by the United States Bowling Congress, USBC, and tryouts are held each fall.
The Climbing Club offers a chance for Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff of all experience levels to climb. Trips to Red River Gorge, Kentucky are led by club officers twice each semester, and all required equipment for climbing outdoors is provided by the club.
Founded in the Fall of 2016, the Curling Club of Notre Dame will compete in the Midwest Region of College Curling USA and for the CCUSA’s national championship each spring. The team is open to both undergraduate men and women from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross, and is excited to work with those of any skill level. The Curling Club of Notre Dame aspires to win a national curling championship this season and to maintain consistent levels of success in future years.
Notre Dame Cycling competes in USAC road, mountain, and cyclocross races as a proud member of the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference. Despite the team’s historic successes, results are just half the mission. We seek to fully develop racers of all levels on and off the bike with emphasis on the team and representing our beloved University with pride. The Notre Dame cycling club is composed of riders of all skill levels. Any student with interest in the sport of cycling is welcome to join the club regardless of athletic background. Throughout the year, the club hosts group rides where all are welcome to come and ride. Anyone with a bike is welcome to join and the club owns loaner bikes for students interested in trying the sport.
The Disc Golf Club works to enhance the disc golf experience, improve the skills of members, and promote the sporting ideals of disc golf. Etiquette, fair play, and inclusive participation are also emphasized. Everyone is welcome.
The Equestrian Club consists of two levels of membership: those who compete in events throughout Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois, and members that ride weekly, but do not compete. The club practices at Lucky Horse Equestrian Center, located 20 miles from campus in the town of Niles, MI, with a local coach, Kerry Hilgendorf. The club offers a weekly lesson for 12 weeks a semester to riders of all levels, from introductory to open fences. Undergraduates are eligible to compete in any of 10 regular season shows as members of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), Zone 7, Region 4. They have won many regular season honors, including High Point and Reserve High Point Team at several horse shows, and they consistently have riders win High Point or Reserve High Point Rider at those shows too. Riders have qualified for all post-season levels of competition, at Regionals, Zones and Nationals. Consistently one of the top teams in Region 4, the Equestrian team again garnered many honors this past 2018-2019 year, overall ending as Reserve High Point Team. They sent 8 riders to Regionals and 4 to Zone finals.
The Notre Dame Club Field Hockey team is a competitive club sport team that accepts people of all skill levels from beginners to experts. Many of its members played throughout high school, however, the club encourages anyone to join. Club Field Hockey is comprised of students from Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College. The team also allows males to join. The main season is in the Fall, with practices 2-3 times a week on Ricci Family Fields from 5:00 to 6:30 pm and several home and away games scheduled from September through November. During the spring semester the team practices one or two Sunday nights per month in Loftus (the indoor turf practice facility). Additionally, in the spring, they participate in the National Field Hockey League tournament in Virginia Beach, VA.
Notre Dame Figure Skating is a competitive team that consists of both Intercollegiate and Synchronized Skating. As members of the Midwestern conference, the synchronized skating team competes in 4 competitions a year while the Intercollegiate team competes in 3 competitions a year. The team will have practices throughout the year focusing on improving skating skills while having fun continuing in the sport
The Fishing Club of Notre Dame is devoted to gathering a community of students and faculty passionate about all types of angling. Over the last several years the club has participated in Fall and Spring Steelhead Tournaments on the Pere Marquette River in Michigan and the Ice Box Bass Tournament in Indianapolis, but also organizes weekend getaways, as well as afternoon trips to Saint Mary’s and Saint Joe’s lakes on Notre Dame’s campus.
Club Futsal is a Co-ed club designed to provide players with the opportunity to get involved in competitive-style play in the form of small-sided soccer scrimmages. The Notre Dame Club Futsal is a Co-ed club designed for those who have a passion for playing smaller-sided soccer. The club is open for all players from every skill level. We provide a competitive environment for players to enjoy kicking around and demonstrating their skillset during intra-club scrimmages. As a relatively new club, we are also looking for future ambassadors to expand the club and potentially develop participation in a competitive league with other universities.
Our main goal is to bring the Irish sports of Hurling and Gaelic Football to the home of the Fighting Irish
The Golf Club of Notre Dame is to provide undergraduates of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s and Holy Cross the opportunity to play golf on a regular basis in an organized and fun environment. Members can choose whether to join in order to compete to represent the club team in the Regional and National Tournaments hosted by the National Collegiate Club Golf Association, or just to play for fun, improve their game and enjoy the game of golf. In addition to the weekly rounds of stroke play golf at the Warren Golf Course, there will be a wide variety of golfing events to take part in throughout the semester.
The Gymnastics Club provides gymnasts, and those striving to be gymnasts, an opportunity to train, learn, and compete. The club is open to students of all three schools—Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross. Practices are held every weekday, year-round, and competitions are offered, but not required of team members.
We are a competitive jump rope team focused on introducing new jumpers to the sport and building their skill sets in single rope, double dutch, and wheel ropes. In addition to being a great workout, our practices are focused on preparation for performances around Notre Dame and South Bend, for workshops with the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, and for competition against other universities including Stanford, UNC, Ohio State, and many others. Check out our Instagram! @notredamejumprope
Notre Dame Martial Arts Institute takes the best of the martial arts world – defense, discipline, and enjoyment – and offers it to students from all backgrounds and ability levels. Nearly every member advances each year. The club is non-competitive and welcomes all interested students.
The Nordic Ski Club strives to offer cross-country skiing opportunities to both new and experienced skiers. New skiers benefit from an initially non-competitive, educational environment that gives adventurous high school athletes the opportunity to invest themselves in a winter sport, while experienced skiers train and compete across the upper Midwest at national competitions like the American Birkebeiner and North American Vasa. The team trains year-round with ski practices at local parks as soon as snow conditions permit, and races typically occur on weekends throughout the first half of the spring semester. Membership is open to Notre Dame, St. Mary’s, and Holy Cross students.
The Racquetball Club seeks to provide an organized environment for students to learn and play the game. This includes biweekly meet-ups to play pick up games as well as monthly tournaments for prizes.
The Running club of Notre Dame is a rapidly-growing co-ed athletic club for runners of all fitness and commitment levels from Notre Dame, St. Mary's, and Holy Cross. In affiliation with the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association, we compete against other collegiate clubs from all over the country. With a cross country season in the fall and an indoor and outdoor track season in the spring, both culminating with national meets, we train and race year-round. If you'd rather run just for fun, we have a lot of non-competitive members as well. Aside from running, we put on a number of social events, including a formal, a Rundies awards ceremony, team dinners twice a week after practice, and hangouts with the team. Come see how our welcoming family atmosphere manages to make running fun!
We give all students of Notre Dame, St. Mary's, and Holy Cross the opportunity to get on the water and improve their sailing skill while at school. We host all levels of skill ranging from national competitors to people who had never touched a boat before joining the team. Our goals are to make sure that everybody can improve their skills regardless of their starting point in a fun environment and also to be competitive in collegiate regattas both in the midwest and throughout the country.
Ski & Snowboard club competes in Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Snowboarding in the Midwest Collegiate Ski Association (MCSA). Try outs are held at the beginning of the spring semester.
Spikeball Roundnet Club, Notre Dame (SRCND) is excited to bring Spikeball to Notre Dame's campus! Our mission as a coed club is to provide an opportunity for students of the University of Notre Dame, Holy Cross College, and Saint Mary’s College to learn and play Spikeball, regardless of experience and skills, in both a friendly and competitive environment. Our goals are to have regular practice sessions, set up open campus wide tournaments for fundraising and promotion, and travel to or host other colleges to compete in intercollegiate tournaments.
The ND Squash Club is a student led organization that offers both casual play and competitive tournaments and travel for those interested in each. We compete in the College Squash Association and usually make 3 or 4 trips to tournaments every year to qualify for CSA Nationals at the end of the season.
The Notre Dame Swim Club is a competitive swim team comprised of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross students. We offer afternoon practices Monday through Friday at the Rockne Memorial Pool. Our practices and swim meets are not mandatory, which allows our swimmers to maintain a healthy school, swimming, and social life balance. The club travels regionally throughout the year to compete with other universities and travels to the College Club Swimming Nationals meet every April. Our team prides itself in our family atmosphere and our desire to keep swimming fun!
We are a budding club committed to forming players’ technical table tennis abilities while maintaining a friendly learning environment. We welcome both experienced players who want to join our ranks as we compete in 3rd official season within the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association, as well people with no prior table tennis experience who just want to hit around and have fun.
Notre Dame Club Tennis provides an opportunity for Notre Dame, St. Mary's and Holy Cross students to continue playing competitive and recreational tennis throughout college. The competitive team travels throughout the Midwest to compete as a coed squad against other collegiate tennis clubs within the United States Tennis Association's Tennis On Campus Midwest region. In recent years, the team has traveled to tournaments in Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio and has participated in the USTA Tennis On Campus National Tournament in Orlando, Florida. The club also partners with the South Bend Racquet Club to host a BuddyUp Tennis program to share the sport with children with Down syndrome on Saturday's in the Spring. Both the competitive and recreational team practice an equal amount in the evenings at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
Founded in 2009, the Notre Dame Triathlon Club is focused on providing training for individuals on campus to help them prepare for triathlon competitions. This club is open to all students of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross, and encourages all who are interested in getting in shape and meeting new people.
The Notre Dame Ultimate Club combines a commitment to competitive excellence with a fun-loving atmosphere, and provides a great opportunity for camaraderie to all interested students. The Notre Dame Ultimate Club has both a men’s team and a women’s team (play is not coed). Each year, the club travels extensively, and typically plays several tournaments over the course of each semester.
Founded in 2008 and revived in 2013, Notre Dame’s Waterski Team is soaring to new heights. We compete in USA Waterski’s three-event collegiate tournaments consisting of slalom, trick, and jump events in both the fall and spring seasons. The Irish turned in an all-time best performance at the 2018 Great Lakes Conference Championships and are looking forward to the team’s future in the coming years. We practice on a private lake just thirty minutes from campus. Most importantly, we welcome new members of all abilities to take to the water with our seasoned corps of skiers to learn, train, and have an amazing time while doing so.