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Sports Clubs

Winona State has a variety of sports-related clubs and teams on campus. From fencing and martial arts to table tennis and competitive lacrosse, rugby, and ultimate frisbee, participation in sports clubs is something that improves experiences, builds relationships, and increases the well-being of the over 700 WSU students who play.

For more information on all campus clubs, please visit the Student Clubs & Organizations page.

Sports Club Council

Some sports clubs participate in intercollegiate competitions with students from other institutions across the country, and even the world.

Clubs that have a solid history, including three consecutive years of demonstrated fiscal solvency, fundraising, and competitive history can apply to be a part of the Sports Club Council. All clubs/teams affiliated with Sports Club Council have increased expectations and requirements and have a vote in all Sports Club Council issues and fund allocations.

Sports Clubs are student run organizations for those who have a passion for a particular sport or who want to learn a new sport. Our program emphasizes leadership, education and service through participation in sports. For an introduction to rules, eligibility, and general sports club information, please review the Sports Club Handbook (PDF).

Director of Integrated Wellness, Kate Noelke provides oversight of the Sports Club Council program. She provides clubs with essential information, advocacy, and connections on campus and in the greater Winona community.

If you are new to leadership in your sports-related club or team, please email knoelke@winona.edu or wellness@winona.edu to add your email address to the Sports Club Council email list serv.

 Regular communication is essential to the success of your club and it is your responsibility to make sure you are getting the emails you need that tell you the time and location of required meetings, and other important information.

2018-19 Sports Club Council Executive Committee provides leadership for the Sports Club Council and is elected at the end of every spring semester.

President
- Jordan Hofmeister (Women’s Rugby)
Vice President- Giovani Guarnero (Wrestling)
Secretary-McKenzie Bergeron (Cheer)
Treasurer- Veronica Johnson (Tennis)
On Campus Facilities & Spaces must be requested using the EMS system.

It is essential that the request is followed-up with an email to Director of Intramurals mbambenek@winona.edu or Jordan Holdsworth at jholdsworth@winona.edu to confirm receipt of reservation request. EMS requests may be denied, so students requesting space must connect with Mark or Jordan to confirm their use of desired spaces.

Important Steps:
  1. Access the EMS System, select My Account, and log in using your STAR ID and password.
  2. Search for the facility you want, and request use of the space.
  3. Follow-up your EMS request with an email to the appropriate person who approves reservations. Athletics facilities are approved by Jordan Holdsworth at jholdsworth@winona.edu and Mark Bambenek at mbambenek@winona.edu. Kryzsko reservations are approved by Stephanie Stango sstango@winona.edu. Other requests are approved by facilities@winona.edu
  4. Once you have received CONFIRMATION of your reservation, move forward planning your event/practice/game.

If a space request is approved, the WSU student who reserved the space must have their WSU Student ID for the duration of utilization of the space. Student ID may be requested by WSU Security, Athletics or General Maintenance personnel.

Priority for campus spaces is granted first to Academics, second to Athletics, third to Intramurals, fourth to student clubs/teams/orgs, and lastly to other community groups. Plan early and communicate often with Mark and Jordan. For more information, view the Facilities Handbook (PDF).

Facilities & Spaces Off Campus are essential for sports club teams and clubs, and working with community partners is a big part of finding places to play and practice. When clubs/teams identify outdoor or indoor spaces owned/maintained by community partners like the City of Winona, Winona Area Public Schools, the City of Goodview, and Winona Cotter Schools, they must initiate a contract with WSU Legal Affairs.

No student should ever sign an agreement or contract. This process may take up to a few weeks to complete so, early planning is essential.
Director of Travel, Julie Erickson, can help clubs/teams in preparation for travel. Next to Julie, the Student Travel website is the source most up-to-date information for planning your trip. As in all things, early planning and regular communication with your advisor is essential.

WSU Students can reserve vehicles from the WSU Motor Pool.

Within five days of return from student club travel, students must complete the Clery Act Student Travel form located in Warrior Space online documents.

Log into to Warrior Space, and from the tab called “Forms I Can Submit,” choose “Clery Act Student Travel.” Students must also provide receipts for reimbursement within 5 days of return to campus.
Student club/team leaders and their advisors are responsible for managing and planning their annual budgets, and there are people in the Business and Finance offices to help. Vicki Rader at vrader@winona.edu is a friend and supporter of student club sports. She can help you with encumbrances, 1400 forms and balances. For information on how to make purchases, visit the Business Office.

Sports clubs and teams can have several different types of accounts on campus, and Melissa Soppa at Msoppa@winona.edu can help you figure out how and when to spend funds from different accounts. For more information, visit Club Accounts.
Student clubs and teams need contracts for a variety of reasons from use of facilities and spaces to trainings and education. It is important to understand that all contracts must be initiated from our Legal Analyst in WSU Legal Affairs.

Rachel Cromheecke at rcromheecke@winona.edu is here to help you and appreciates early planning and clear communication. Please remember to never sign a contract. For more information, visit Contracts and Rachel can also help with waivers and other forms related to liability.
Whether on campus or out-and-about, student participating in sports club related activities and/or travel must always adhere to the WSU Student Code of Conduct. We are proud of our Warrior Sports Clubs, and the impact they make in the community and the world. We exhibit exceptional sportsmanship, and responsibility for self and others wherever we go.
The Alliance of Student Organizations is the overarching organization that oversees all clubs officially recognized by the WSU student senate. ASO organizes the mandatory club fairs and sets regular meetings that are requirements for individual clubs, sports clubs included. For more information on maintaining your official club status, visit WSU Clubs & Organizations. This is also a first stop for sports-related clubs that are newly forming.

Constitution

The mission of the Sports Club Council is the facilitate communication, provide leadership, training, allocation of funds, and guidance to Sports Club Council affiliated teams/clubs. View the Sports Club Council Constitution (PDF) for detailed information about membership, the executive committee, elections and voting, representatives, the tier system and budget, meetings, annual requirements, and use of facilities/space on and off campus.

Application to Sports Club Council

Use the Application to Application to Sports Club Council form if you are interested in applying to become a Sports Club Council-affiliated team. It is due by the second Friday in November for consideration during the following Academic year (ex: due November 2000 for Sports Club Council Affiliation during Aug 2001-May 2002 school year).

Sports Club Player Indemnification & Waiver Form

Each participant must complete a Sports Club Player Indemnification & Waiver for general play each academic year. Completed forms should be submitted to Rachel Cromheecke (Somsen 202).

Sports Club Volunteer Indemnification & Waiver

Any club that uses volunteers for coaching, helping, training, assisting, or events must have that volunteer sign the Sports Club Volunteer Indemnification & Waiver. Completed forms should be submitted to Rachel Cromheecke (Somsen 202).

Trip Indemnification & Waiver

Every participant in every trip must complete the Trip Indemnification & Waiver for travel. A student who goes on three different trips with three different clubs must complete three different forms. A student who goes on four different trips with the same club must complete four different forms. Completed forms should be submitted to Rachel Cromheecke (Somsen 202).

Contract Request Form

Student clubs/teams may use this Contract Request Form to initiate a contract with Rachel in the Legal Affairs Office. Please submit completed form to Rachel Cromheecke in Somsen 202 at least one month before you need to utilize the service or facility off of campus.

Request for Additional Funds

Sports Club Council Teams should submit the Request for Additional Funds online form if they would like to move up a tier or need additional fund for an exceptional reason during the season of play.

Post Season Funds Request

Sports Club Council teams should submit the Post Season Funds Request to request funds for post-season play at regional, national or international intercollegiate competitions. This form will start the ball rolling on getting a full Sports Club Council meeting set to discuss the allocation of post season funds.

Required Annual Report

Sports Club Council teams should submit the Required Annual Report form by the Friday of Graduation every May.

Sports Club Rosters

Sports Clubs should submit their Sports Club Roster to ASO and Director of Integrated Wellness at the beginning of each season of play.
Sports club advisors are volunteer faculty or staff members who have agreed to provide leadership, accountability, and support to student clubs and organizations. We are incredibly grateful to these volunteers on campus, who often take personal vacation to watch their clubs compete and give time from their work and families to advocate for our club teams.

Signing
Club advisors are required to sign off on every 1400 form, Travel Request form, and any other official WSU form on behalf of their clubs. With their signature, faculty/staff advisors take on a degree of liability, so it is important for club leaders to communicate regularly with their advisors so everyone is on the same page with regards to issues of finance, travel, and conduct. Your advisor is your advocate, and your connection to the University. Protect and honor your advisor.

Volunteer Supervisors
Club advisors are the official supervisors of any volunteers working with sports clubs, so it is important that club advisors are made aware of volunteers, and communicate with Rachel Cromheecke at rcromheecke@winona.edu to ensure all volunteers have completed the Volunteer Waiver (PDF).

Budgets
Advisors can help you check on your budget. By accessingMinnesota State Accounting, advisors can use club Cost Center numbers to access current balances and encumbrances. Advisors can also work with the Business Office and the Finance Office to help clubs/teams understand their finances.

Advisors who have questions or concerns about their work with Sports Clubs may contact Director of Integrated Wellness, Kate Noelke at knoelke@winona.edu for information and support.
For more information about sports clubs and how to join, visit the Student Clubs & Organizations page.

  • Bad Monaz Woman's Ultimate Frisbee
  • Bowling Club
  • European Martial Arts Club
  • Fencing Club
  • Fishing Club
  • Snow Club (Ski / Snowboard)
  • Swimming Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Wakeboard and Waterski Club
  • Winona State Experience: Men's Ultimate Team
  • Winona State Hip Hop Team
  • Winona State Karate Club
  • Winona State Men's Club Volleyball
  • Winona State Men's Lacrosse Club
  • Winona State Men's Rugby Club (Doggs)
  • Winona State University Cheer Team
  • Winona State University Club Baseball
  • Winona State University Dance Team
  • Winona State Women's Rugby Club (Black Katts)
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • WSU Badminton Association (WBA)
  • WSU Club Hockey
  • WSU Cricket Club
  • WSU CrossFit Club
  • WSU Men's and Women's Wrestling
  • WSU Nordic Ski Club
  • WSU Scuba Club
  • WSU Soccer Club
  • WSU Women's Volleyball Club

The mission of the Sports Clubs Council is to facilitate communication, provide leadership, training, monetary allocation and guidance to Sports Clubs.

View the Sports Club Council Constitution (PDF) for detailed information about membership, the executive board, elections and voting, representatives, the tier system and budget, meetings, yearly requirements and use of facility space.

For information on how to reserve these spaces please refer to the handbook. For reservation contact information and hours, view the WSU Facility Space Booklet (PDF).

On Campus Spaces

McCown Gym
Location: Integrated Wellness Complex
Facility Type: Gymnasium
Maxwell Field
Location: w 12th st. & Johnson st. Winona
Facility Type: Artificial Turf Field
Talbot Gym
Location: Memorial Hall
Facility Type: Gymnasium
Fitness Center
Location: Integrated Wellness Complex
Facility Type: Fitness-Weights-Cardio-Gym
Yoga Room
Location: Integrated Wellness Complex
Facility Type: Dance and Yoga Studio
Baseball Field
Location: W. Sarnia st. Winona
Facility Type: Baseball Field
Maynard Johnson Field
Location: Lake Park Dr. Winona
Facility Type: Softball Field
Memorial Pool
Location: Memorial Hall
Facility Type: Aquatic Pool

Off Campus Spaces

Maynard Johnson Fields 2-6
Location: 290 East Lake Park
Facility Type: Baseball Fields
Maynard Johnson Field 1
Location: 290 East Lake Park
Facility Type: Baseball Field
Lake Park Soccer Fields
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
Facility Type: Soccer Fields
Michael LaCanne Memorial Park
Location: 6280 Highway 61, Goodview
Facility Type: Soccer Fields
Bud King Arena
Location: 670 e. Front st. Winona
Facility Type: Hockey Rink
Paul Guel Field
Location: W. 3rd st. Winona
Facility Type: Artificial Turf Field
Soccer Fields
Location: 901 Gilmore Ave, Winona
Facility Type: Grass Fields
Cotter Fields
Location: 1300 Gilmore Ave, Winona
Facility Type: Grass Fields / Soccer / Baseball