Sports Club

Tier & Point System

How does it work?
All Sport Clubs are placed into a tier based on the total amount of points accumulated in the previous academic year and their overall standing with the program. The tiers range from Tier One to Tier Four with Tier One receiving the highest budget allocation. Clubs are earning points in the current academic year of 2015-2016 to be placed into one of the tiers for the following year. For 2015-2016, the point system will total 135. For a club to gain Tier One status for the subsequent year, they will need to gain 115 of the 135 possible points. Tier Two clubs will need to gain 90 of the possible 135 points. Tier Three clubs will have gained less than 90 total points or are within their first year of establishment. Tier Four clubs are ones that are considered to be on probationary status resulting from poor standing with Recreational Services. Clubs are in poor standing as a result of lack of leadership, organization and overall lack of compliance for the policies and procedures of Sport Clubs. Status is primarily determined by the points being accumulated throughout the year, but the status will be evaluated at the end of each semester and subject to change based on the discretion of the Sport Clubs coordinator.
Classification and Tier System
Tier One=up to $5000 per semester.
These clubs will need to gain 115 or more total points during 2015-2016 academic year. Clubs currently in Tier One for 2015-2016 will have the opportunity to receive up to $5000 dollars in allocated funding per semester from Recreational Services. The club is to submit a budget proposal per semester by the specified deadlines to be eligible to receive a semester budget. In order for a club to receive its desired amount, they will need to provide justification of their expenses and revenue within the required budget proposal form.

Tier Two=up to $1000 per semester.
These clubs will have gained 90 to 114 total points during 2015-2016 academic year. Clubs currently in Tier Two for 2015-2016 will have the opportunity to receive up to $1000 dollars in allocated funding per semester from Recreational Services. The club is to submit a budget proposal per semester by the specified deadlines to be eligible to receive a semester budget. In order for a club to receive its desired amount, they will need to provide justification of their expenses and revenue within the required budget proposal form.

Tier Three=$0 per semester.
These clubs will have gained less than 90 total points during 2015-2016 academic year. While in this tier, these clubs will receive zero funding from Recreational Services. However, financial assistance from Recreational Services may be available in limited amounts and will be on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Sport Clubs coordinator. This is in effect for clubs currently in Tier Three for 2015-2016 academic year.

Tier 4=Probationary Status.
While in this tier, these clubs will receive zero funding and will receive zero practice space time in Recreational Services affiliated facilities. These clubs are placed in this tier, because they are in poor standing with Sport Clubs. These clubs have shown a lack of leadership, organization and overall lack of compliance.

Earning Points
Points are earned through four categories:

  • Leadership
  • Form completion
  • Competition
  • Membership

Leadership (50 Possible Points; Comprises 37% of the Total Points)
President’s meeting: Five points each for four total meetings during the year = 20 points
President’s training: Five points each for two total meetings during the year = 10 points
Safety officer training: Five points each for two total meetings during the year = 10 points
President’s semester evaluation: Five points each for two total meetings during the year = 10 points


Form Completion (35 Possible Points; Comprises 25% of the Total Points)
Semester officer agreement: Five points each for two forms by the deadline for the year = 10 points
Semester budget proposal: Five points each for two forms by the deadline for the year = 10 points
Semester wrap-up: Five points each for two forms by deadline for the year = 10 points
Safety officer certifications: Two or more on file (five points) and one on file (two points) = five points


Competition (40 Possible Points; Comprises 30% of the Total Points)
Local or state competition or tournament: Participation in a competition or tournament within the state of Georgia = one point
Regional competition or tournament: Participation in a competition or tournament outside the state of Georgia = two points
National qualifying competition or tournament: Participation in a competition that is eligible to qualify the club for a national championship level competition or tournament. This is a one-time yearly value = five points
National club Championship or national competition or tournament: Participation in a national club championship tournament or travel to a competition or tournament outside the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. This is a one-time yearly value = 10 points

  • The total amount of attended competitions that are not national qualifiers or national tournaments are capped at 25 points.
  • The point values for participating in a national qualifier or national tournament will be added to the club’s total competition amount.
  • Based on the criteria, the club can earn up to 40 points in this category.

Membership (10 Possible Points; Comprises 7% of the Total Points)
Sport Clubs recruitment fair: five points per semester attendance = 10 points


Total maximum points earned for the year = 135 points
Bonus Points:
There will be scheduled opportunities throughout the year for the club to earn bonus points to their total point value. Clubs will notified in advance of the events that will serve as bonus point opportunities. The total maximum bonus points to be earned is 10 points.


Point Deductions:
There are instances where points are subject to be deducted from the club’s total point value for issues of non-compliance. Listed below are the levels of infractions and point designations for those infractions. The total maximum of points to be deducted from a club is up to 20 points.

Minor Infractions: One point deduction. This includes, but not is limited to:

  • A club in violation of one of the department affiliated practice location policies (e.g., no-showing for a practice at MLK or Panthersville).
  • A club having non-approved marketing items (flyers, posters, websites).
  • A club posting marketing materials in unauthorized locations.
  • A club in violation of department vehicle procedures (e.g., not returning the van on full, not removing trash or not returning the packet to the indicated location).
  • A club not confirming with the Sport Clubs coordinator on a hosted competition date or time change.
  • A club having a coach beginning their duties before completion of the Coach or Volunteer Packet.

Intermediate Infraction: Five point deduction. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • A club failing to obtain approval on fundraising events or donor or sponsor solicitations.
  • A club practicing, playing or meeting on facilities without prior reservation or permission.
  • A club agreeing to participate in a league or conference without prior approval.
  • A club showing disrespect or unsportsmanlike behavior toward an onsite supervisor or another club at one of the department affiliated practice locations.
  • A club competing in non-approved uniforms.
  • A club wearing, possessing, or distributing non-approved apparel.
  • A club found in violation of university vehicle policies and procedures (e.g,. a report my driver filed, parking the vehicle at an unauthorized location or using the vehicle for unauthorized use).
  • A club participating with an illegal member (non-Georgia State University affiliated) or ineligible member (has not completed the Participant Agreement).
  • A club participating in a non-approved competition.
  • A repeat violation of a listed minor infraction.

Major Infraction: 10 point deduction. This includes but is not limited to:

  • A club having an unauthorized driver utilize department vehicles.
  • A club found to be transporting or consuming alcohol or illegal substances in the department vehicles.
  • A club found to have improper use of club funds.
  • A club found to be hazing, fighting or unsportsmanlike conduct toward other club members, officials, site management, professional staff or opponents.
  • A repeat violation of listed intermediate infraction.


Once the Sport Clubs coordinator finds a club in violation of one of the above infractions, the club president will be notified of the violation and the associated point deduction. A club may appeal the ruling. The club president must submit the appeal in writing within five business days of the notification from the Sport Clubs coordinator. The written appeal is to be directed to the assistant director for Intramurals. The written appeal should include the reason of the appeal, the desired outcome and supporting evidence or documents. Once the appeal is submitted, please allow three to five days for the assistant director to review and follow up with the club concerning the determination of the appeal.

Dailly Events

Jul
23
Sat
all-day Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing
Jul 23 all-day
This trip is on a small stream for hands on instruction in fly casting, fishing strategies, knot tying and an introduction to insects, tools and techniques. Georgia fishing license required. Trout stamp may be additionally… more »
all-day Hidden Gem Backpacking Exploration
Hidden Gem Backpacking Exploration
Jul 23 – Jul 24 all-day
This fun experience is centered on relaxing near the water after a short trek in, hiking the trails in the area and experiencing an easy backcountry camping trip. You’ll spend most of Saturday and Sunday… more »
all-day Whitewater Kayak School River Trip
Whitewater Kayak School River Trip
Jul 23 – Jul 24 all-day
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25
Mon
7:15 am Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 25 @ 7:15 am – 8:05 am
FREE! Drop-in class. A perfect combination of cardiovascular work and sculpting moves that will keep you coming back for more. This class uses different cardio formats each week to keep your heart pumping!
12:00 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
5:30 pm Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Cardio Sculpt @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
6:30 pm Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Ab Blast @ Aerobic/Dance Studio
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 6:50 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. Develop a chiseled core with this twenty minute, intense abdominal workout.
6:30 pm Cycle @ Studio B
Cycle @ Studio B
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
FREE! Drop-in class. A non-impact, calorie-blasting class that combines a foundation of cycling movements with motivational coaching and musical guidance. You set the intensity in this awesome class.
Jul
28
Thu
12:00 pm Smart Summer Sundaes – Free Ice ... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Smart Summer Sundaes – Free Ice ... @ GSU Recreation Center Lobby
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Event Description: Come and learn how to enjoy an awesome ice cream treat the healthy way. There will be free ice cream for thefirst 50 participants! July 28 12 – 1 p.m. Student Recreation Center… more »
Jul
31
Sun
all-day Nantahala Raft Trip #3
Nantahala Raft Trip #3
Jul 31 all-day
This 8.5 mile run in a beautiful gorge of North Carolina is enjoyable for beginners as well as veteran rafters. Includes transportation, leadership, river guides, equipment and lunch. Jim Hudson, Bruce Wood, Mark Bodnar &… more »
Aug
4
Thu
all-day North Carolina Outer Banks Sea K...
North Carolina Outer Banks Sea K...
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day
Join us for a four-day backcountry expedition at North Carolina’s Outer Banks! We’ll kayak five miles offshore to the remote and roadless islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Here you can enjoy remote beaches, spectacular… more »
Aug
6
Sat
all-day Little River Falls Alabama
Little River Falls Alabama
Aug 6 all-day
Hike the canyons with a swimsuit on and jump right in below Little River Falls. Dry off for a picnic lunch and swim for the rest of the afternoon. Includes transportation and leadership. Marcos Ordaz… more »
Aug
20
Sat
all-day Deep River Trail
Deep River Trail
Aug 20 all-day
This trip includes hiking and swimming. River shoes, trekking poles and a waterproof stuff sack are recommended. Includes transportation and leadership. Gardner Neely Rating: moderate to strenuous, 9 miles Cost: $12, $14, $19
all-day Horseback Forest Trail Riding #3
Horseback Forest Trail Riding #3
Aug 20 all-day
Beginner and experienced riders will enjoy Blue Ridge, GA, by horseback. We’ll spend 1 1/2 hours in the saddle on the trail and tour the mountain area afterwards. Includes transportation, leadership, gratuity, horse and guide.… more »
all-day Stand up Paddleboard/Kayaking
Stand up Paddleboard/Kayaking
Aug 20 all-day
Hop on a SUP or in a kayak and paddle across and around a fantastic lake in the mountains of Georgia. Includes paddle equipment, transportation and leadership. Anna Inman Cost: $14, $18, $20
Aug
21
Sun
all-day Ocoee Rafting Trip #3
Ocoee Rafting Trip #3
Aug 21 all-day
This exciting Class IV whitewater river in Tennessee is the most action packed in the Southeast. Expect to get wet and experience a wild ride as you work as a team. This is a river… more »

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