Join in a sport team can better a person both mentally and physically. Students often gain their love for a sport during their high school years in which they are recruited or they come into their dream school in hopes to gain membership on a sports team. Clemson University offers a number of sports teams for students to be on. Take a look at the sports teams we have listed below and the tryout information!
1. Baseball Team
The Clemson Tigers baseball team is in the NCAA Division I. This team is currently coached by Monte Lee. Tryouts are typically held in the Doug Kingsmore Stadium in early September. Students who are interested in trying out should practice throwing and catching a baseball. Even if you don’t have a partner, you can always practice on the wall and fielding them.
2. Men’s & Women’s Basketball Team
The men’s and women’s basketball program represents Clemson University in the NCAA Division I. They are coached by Brad Brownwell. Clemson is also one of the founding members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tryouts are held in October in the Littlejohn Coliseum. Students who are interested in trying out should practice their offense skills, right and left-handed layups, and drills.
3. Soccer Team
The Clemson soccer team competes and represents the Tigers in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. They are coached by Mike Noonan. Tryouts are held in the spring in February typically. These tryouts are held on the soccer practice fields where students will be able to showcase their strengths
4. Softball Team
The softball team competes in the NCAA Division I and is coached by John Rittman. Tryouts are held in late August in the Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Students wishing to tryout must bring their own equipment, which includes a bat, glove, helmet, catcher’s gear, softball attire, and of course, water. Students should prepare by practicing catching, throwing, and hitting the ball.
5. All Girl and Coed Cheerleading Teams
The Clemson Cheerleading Teams cheers at all men’s and women’s basketball games, volleyball games, soccer games, and football games. They also compete in cheerleading competitions around the nation. Students who want to participate in this team need to fill out the application, practice their stunts, and practice interview questions. Tryouts are held in April near the end of the spring semester.
6. Football Team
The Clemson University Tiger’s football team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. This team is coached by Dabo Swinney. Prospects who are looking to be a part of the team are recruited and scouted throughout the year for the next football team. Then, if they choose to commit, a letter will be signed saying that they have committed to the university and the team. However, walk-ins are also possible. Students who are already enrolled must talk to the director or the coach of the football team.
7. Cross Country Team
The Clemson Cross Country Team competes in Divison I. Tryouts for the Cross Country Team are held in September of each year at the Rock Norman outdoor track. Students wishing to tryout should submit a medical release form and a physical. Students should also be prepared to run for an extensive amount of time. If you have specific skills in cross-country, the coaches encourage those as well.
8. Track and Field Team
The Track and Field Team competes in Division I where they represent Clemson University Tigers. Students who are wanting to tryout must have a physical and proof of insurance beforehand. Tryouts are held in the fall. This is the time for students to show off their running skills. Be sure to be prepared for sprinting, hurdles, and long-distance running.
9. Tennis Team
The Tennis Team competes in Division I where they represent the Clemson Tigers! This team is coached by Robbie Weiss. Students who are wishing to be part of this team must speak with the head coach, otherwise, students are typically recruited from their high school.
10. Golf Team
The Clemson University Tigers Golf Team is coached by Larry Penley. Those who are interested in becoming a part of this team can fill out a recruitment questionnaire and email the coaches. The coaches will then get back to you on when they would like to meet you and your parents. This will also be a time to show off your skills!
As you can see, Clemson offers a number of teams and sports for students to choose from that go way beyond this list. However, these are the top sports that this school recruits for. If you are interested in gaining more information on any of them, feel free to reach out to the right people at Clemson who will direct you from there!