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Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director
kgerbers@uga.edu

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator 
jfulmer@uga.edu

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant
tony.blasucci@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver


Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Creating a Team for Intramural Sports

Registration for Teams and Players

The following instructions have been prepared for you to become familiar with the Intramural Sports scheduling process. Please follow the steps below in order to properly schedule your team for the upcoming season.

The Intramural Sports Program now offers Online Captain's Meetings and Online registration. Participants can now complete the captain's training and team registration from the ease of their computer. To complete the online captain's training and register your team, please follow these steps:

1. Click HERE to start Registration Process

2. Click CAS and Log in with your UGA MyID and password





3. Click on the IM Leagues Banner


If you have not created an IMLeagues account, skip to step 5 now. 

4. Click on the box with University of Georgia at the top of your screen



5. Please fill out all information, agree to the Terms and Conditions and then press complete


6. Once on the main page, scroll down to the league or tournament you would like to participate in


7. After selecting your sport and league, you must select the division/day/time you or your team wish to play. 

8. Select Create Team under the day and time your team wishes to play



9. Complete and submit the sport specific "Captain's Quiz". Please note that you must obtain a 100% on the quiz in order to register. You are allowed multiple attempts to complete the quiz.


10. Now it's time to create your team name and search for free agents


11. It is time to invite your teammates to join your team and search for free agents by selecting "Captain" then "Invite Members"






Join a Team using one of the following options:

       ►Use the Create/Join Team Button at top right of every page
       ►Accepting a request from the captain to join his team
       ►Finding the team and captain name on division/league page and requesting to join
       ►Going to the captain’s playercard page, viewing his team, and requesting to join



 

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Elise Harvey, Senior Coordinator
eharvey@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Graduate Assistant
cgw26723@uga.edu

Sam DiSalle, Graduate Assistant
samuel.disalle25@uga.edu

Greg Metzger, Graduate Assistant
gregory.metzger@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide
2016-2017 Intramural Sports Participant Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I register?
How do I create a team?
Sign Up for the Unlimited Play Pass.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.
Sign Up as a free agent here.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $20 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Outdoor Recreation Staff Resources

SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Use this page to find resources for pre-trip meetings, clinics, and general outdoor skill development.

PACKING LISTS
Basic Day Trip
1-2 Night Overnight
Extended Trip (3+ days)

 

PRE-TRIP MEETING RESOURCES
Food in the Wilderness
Pre-Trip Info Sheet
Women in the Wilderness

 

CLINIC OUTLINES
Backcountry Basics
Kayak Rolling
Backcountry Coffee
Knot-Tying
Orienteering
Fly Fishing
Backpacking 101
Leave No Trace

UGA Recreational Sports
Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

The Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Georgia is proud to host its second annual golf tournament on Friday, April 28 at the UGA Golf Course to raise money for student scholarships. Proceeds from this event will help to establish the UGA Recreational Sports Scholarship Fund to provide need-based aid for members of the UGA "Ram Fam" (short for "Ramsey Family").

Entry fee includes a round of golf, food and beverage, and tee gifts. Team, sponsorship, and partnership opportunities are available below by clicking "learn more." 

Schedule of Events
10:30 a.m. Check-In and Registration
11:00 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

Format: Scramble
Four-player teams compete against one another in a scramble format. Game-play begins with each player teeing off. The best of these tee shots is selected. All team members then play their second shot from that location, and again choose the best shot. Play continues in this manner until the hole is completed. The team then records its score and maintains that format for all 18 holes.

Early Bird Single Player Registration: $100 (before April 21)
Single Player Registration: $125 (April 21-28)

Online registration will be available soon! For more information, or to secure your spot, contact us at recsports@uga.edu.

Thank you for your support of these deserving students!

Golf Tournament Partnership Opportunities

Click here to view the various player and sponsor packages.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Responder

This is a nationally recognized program that trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings. The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for urban and extended care situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making, not the memorization of lists. This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. Adult CPR is included in this course (from Landmark Learning website).

Dates:
Saturday, July 30 - Sunday, August 7
(class runs 8AM - 5PM each day)

Location:
Athens, GA
F.I.R.S.T. (Facility for Incident Response and Safety Training) building

Cost:
UGA students $625
UGA faculty/staff $650
Community $675

Meals and lodging are not included in this course. Athens, GA has numerous low-cost and extended-stay hotels (including AirBnB options) as well as a variety of local restaurants. As participants register, we will try and connect them to other participants who need lodging to see if they can split rooms and costs. Camping options are available at either Fort Yargo or Watson Mill Bridge State Parks, but both are about 30-40 minutes away.

Free parking is available on-site at the F.I.R.S.T. building (location of the course).

For questions, contact Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation.

WFR Registration

2016 Summer Camp Job Fair

The UGA Summer Camp Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 1st from 5:30-8:30PM in the Ramsey Student Center (330 River Road, Athens, GA 30602). The Summer Camp Job Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with professional camp staff to inquire about potential job opportunities at a variety of summer camps. The Job Fair is hosted by UGA Rec Sports and the UGA Career Center.

For Employers:
Summer camp employers will have an opportunity to set up an informational table in our Volleyball Arena. Employers may bring posters, displays, handouts, and giveaways. The cost of each table is $75 and includes a parking pass. After we receive your registration form and payment, we will send you a letter of acceptance, parking information, and a map in early February. Limited spaces are available; applications will be processed as they arrive. Due to facility restraints, electrical outlets cannot be provided. Please take this into consideration as you plan your visit.

Employer Registration Options:

  • Online / Credit Card: If you would like to reserve your table with a credit card, you may register online. You will need to create a username and password. List YOUR NAME when prompted for a name; you'll be asked for the name of your camp at the end of registration.
  • Printable Registration / Check: if you would like to pay by check, you will need to print out a paper registration form and mail it, along with your check (payable to UGA Rec Sports), to Summer Camp Job Fair c/o Donna Doolittle, 330 River Road, 201 Ramsey Center, Athens GA 30602.

For Students:
Looking for the perfect summer job? At the Summer Camp Job Fair, you'll have an opportunity to network with dozens of summer camps all over the southeastern United States. Camps vary by activity, location, age of campers, and staff expectations. Use this job fair as an opportunity to explore a variety of interests! Attending the job fair is free for UGA students.


For questions relating to the Summer Camp Job Fair, contact Josh Fulmer, Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation.

Online Summer Camp Registration

Outreach Request

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Graduate Assistant Application

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Media Request Policies

REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS

  • All requests for interviews and/or statements on behalf of the Department of Recreational Sports should be directed to the Director. Please use this form to submit a request.  


REQUESTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY

  • All requests for photography or filming within the Ramsey Student Center should be completed on the Rec Sports website at http://recsports.uga.edu/content_page/media-requests
  • Requests should include this information
    • Name of requestor
    • Requestor’s email and phone number
    • Intended date(s) and time(s) for filming
    • Organization, Department, or Class affiliation
    • Area(s) within the Ramsey Student Center to be filmed
    • Purpose of filming
  • All requests are subject to the University of Georgia policies as outlined by the Public Affairs Division.
  • If approved, the person conducting the filming must carry a copy of the email correspondence approving their request.
     

PROCEDURES FOR APPROVAL

  • Internal Request (UGA Student, Faculty/Staff, University Departments/Organizations)
    • Once request is submitted with all necessary information, as outlined above, a member of the director’s team will review and respond either approving or not approving the request within 3 business days (university holidays excluded).
    • Our Coordinator for Public Relations or a member of the director’s team will respond directly to the requestor and cc Melissa Jackson or another senior member of the Public Affairs Office.
    • The requestor should be instructed to print a copy of the email thread with the approval verbiage as confirmation while they are filming in the Ramsey Student Center.
  • External Requests (non-University affiliated individuals/groups)
    • Once a request is submitted with all necessary information, as outlined above, the request will be forwarded to Public Affairs for review. Public Affairs will handle approval processes at that point. At no point will Recreational Sports approve an external request for filming.
    • If Public Affairs approves the request, Public Affairs will send email confirmation to Recreational Sports notifying of the intended filming date, time, and location(s). 

Media Requests

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How to start a new Club Sport

  1. Become a registered student organization by visiting the Center for Student Organizations page
  2. In addition to the steps outlined at the link above, prospective club sports will need to complete the following process through the Competitive Sports Program
  3. Submit a written proposal to the Competitive Sports Administration requesting the formation of a Club Sport and include the following items:
    - Introduction about the club (History of the organization, description of the sport, purpose of the organization, uniqueness and sustainability, accomplishments).
    - Short term and long term goals and objectives of the club.
    - Needs of the club (Facility space, budget, administration, etc.).
    - List of interested people including campus identification numbers.
    - A copy of the approved paperwork from the Center for Student Organizations.
    - A copy of constitution and bylaws.
    - List of elected officers (name, title, contact).
    - Emergency Action Plan
     
  4. Once these items have been submitted to the Administration, a date will be scheduled for the interested group to present to the Club Sports Staff and Executive Committee. Presentations are typically held one time per semester. The presentation should be 10-15 minutes in length and include plans for the long term growth of the club, planned sources of income, facilities, leagues/ affiliates and a plan for risk management.
  5. The Club Sports Executive Committee will review and make a recommendation regarding the requesting student organization. Initial decisions about approval of new Club Sports will be made first by the Executive Committee, then the Administration will consult with the Associate Director for Programs and Director of Recreational Sports. The Administration will inform the club of the decision that is made.


Affiliation Policy
Once a registered student organization has been granted Club Sport status, it will enter a one year probationary period. During this period the club must complete these requirements:

  1. Attend all mandatory meetings.
  2. Abide by all policies set by Club Sports, the Department of Recreational Sports, Division of Student Affairs and the University of Georgia.
  3. Submit club rosters, membership and waiver forms as received and updated.
  4. Meet ALL administrative deadlines (Manual Quiz, Competition Schedules, Emergency Action Plan, Budget Proposals, CPR/AED, First Aid Certifications, etc.).
  5. Be financially self-reliant and continue operating in such a capacity. Funding does not become available until after the conclusion of the one year probation period.

Facilities Policies & Procedures




The following policies and procedures may not cover every situation or event that may occur throughout the facility and so are meant as a guide to current policies and procedures. Final interpretation of Department of Recreational Sports Policies and Procedures will be left to the discretion of the Managers on duty or the Department of Recreational Sports Administration in order to maintain the health, safety and security of patrons and staff.


Please click on a heading below to skip to that section. 

Insurance | UGA Code of Conduct | Access Policies | Guest Passes | Spectators | General Rules | Attire | Reservations | Advertisement & Promotion | Facility Tours | Informal Recreation | Equipment Checkout | Lockers | Rec Sports Complex Rules

Insurance

  1. The University of Georgia does not provide health insurance coverage for accidents or illness incurred while participating in a recreational activity or in a recreational facility.
  2. All individuals participating in a recreational activity assume responsibility for their health. It is recommended that all individuals who intend to participate should have a physical examination beforehand for their own protection.
  3. Anyone injured while utilizing the Department of Recreational Sports Facilities must immediately contact the nearest Recreational Sports Staff Member so proper care can be provided as quickly as possible. Staff Members are trained to provide limited emergency care to patrons until professional emergency care can arrive. If advanced emergency care is necessary, Recreational Sports will activate emergency procedures. Patrons are asked not to dial 911 directly as this may lead to delay/confusion in obtaining proper care.
  4. In any injury situation, the injured person (when possible) and any witness(es) will need to complete an Accident Report.


UGA Code of Conduct   -   Back to Top
UGA Student behavior is expected to be in compliance with standards of conduct expressed in the Code of Conduct.

The UGACard is provided solely for person described on card, and any student who uses the ID card of another person or who allows his or her card to be used by someone else is subject to disciplinary action and will forfeit recreational privileges for the remainder of the day. Upon request, the UGACard must be shown to University officials. Failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so is a violation of University policy and subject to disciplinary action. 


Access   -   Back to Top
For membership information, please refer to this page

The Ramsey Student Center is a controlled access facility. Members must access the Ramsey Student Center in the Main Lobby Entrance by using the handscanners and turnstiles.  An access gate is available for children under 18 and persons with special physical entry needs.

  1. Member privileges are not transferable. Anyone using their UGACard or UGACard ID Number in violation of UGA Policies is subject to referral to the Office of Student Conduct and/or University Police.
  2. The Department of Recreational Sports reserves the right to refuse admittance to those individuals who impede our ability to manage and operate recreational facilities. Membership privileges may be suspended, temporarily revoked, or permanently revoked when an individual patron impedes the Recreational Sports staff's ability to manage and operate recreational facilities and/or disrupt programs and services. Reasons for suspending/revoking membership may include, but are not limited to the following:

    - failing to adhere to Recreational Sports policies,
    - failing to follow written or verbal instructions from Recreational Sports staff/University staff,
    - interfering with other patrons' use and enjoyment of the facility, and/or
    - violating of the Student Code of Conduct.

    If the Director (or his/her designee) decides to suspend or revoke a patron's membership, the patron will be notified of the decision in a letter and will be refunded any unused portion of membership or mandatory fees already paid. The patron may appeal this decision in writing to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs within 10 business days from the date of the letter. The Associate Vice President of Student Affairs (or his/her designee) will review the submitted materials and render a final decision whether to uphold, modify or overturn the suspension or revocation of membership privileges.

  3. Limited access is available for children under 18 years:

    - on weekends during the academic year from 5 pm Friday through 11 pm Sunday
    - daily during summer facility hours
    - during some University Break and Holiday periods

    All children who come into the facility must have a membership and must be directly supervised by an adult member at all times. Children are not allowed in the Strength & Conditioning facilities. Children under 13 are not allowed to use cardio machines.

  4. Soliciting to gain access to the facility is prohibited.

  5. Entry to and exit from the Ramsey Student Center must be through the front entrance/exit only. Individuals entering or exiting through non-designated doors are subject to referral to the Office of Student Conduct or University Police. Other exits should only be used in an emergency.

  6. Recreational Sports reserves the right to refuse admittance to or to request individuals to leave the facility.

  7. Everyone must be clear of the facility by closing.

  8. Certain areas of the facility or the entire facility may be closed when warranted (i.e., special events, inclement weather, maintenance projects, etc).



Guest Passes   -   Back to Top
Ramsey Student Center Guest Passes may be purchased at the Admissions Desk during all open facility hours. Cash, check and Bulldog Bucks are the accepted forms of payment.

Individual Guest Passes

  1. Fees:

    - Adult (18 and over – valid photo I.D. required) - $7.00
    - Children (under 18) - $5.00 – limited access policies apply
     
  2. Current fees-paid students and Ramsey Center Members may purchase up to two guest passes daily.  A valid UGACard or valid UGACard number and valid photo I.D. are required.
  3. Registered students and current faculty and staff with an UGACard may purchase a self- sponsored Guest Pass.
  4. Guests of the Georgia Conference Center Hotel can sponsor themselves with evidence they are current patrons of the hotel.
  5. Alumni, who are not Ramsey Student Center Alumni Members, are not eligible to purchase any type of guest pass, including a self-sponsored pass.
  6. Guest passes are valid for issue day only and are non-transferable.
  7. Guests must be accompanied by their UGA sponsor at all times.  Sponsors are responsible for their guest and any damages their guest may cause.
  8. Limited access is available for children under 18 years:

    - on weekends during the academic year from 5 pm Friday through 11 pm Sunday
    - daily during summer facility hours
    - during some University Break and Holiday periods

    All children who come into the facility must have a membership and must be directly supervised by an adult member at all times. Children are not allowed in the Strength & Conditioning facilities.  Children under 13 are not allowed to use cardio machines.
     
  9. Guests are not permitted to check out equipment, make court reservations or participate in organized Recreational Sports programs.


Spectator Policy   -   Back to Top

  1. Spectators will only be admitted for special events in which the event contact person has made prior arrangements with the Facility Reservationist.
  2. An Intramural Sports Spectator Pass may be obtained by a Ramsey Center Member, valid UGACard required, in Room 201 of the Ramsey Center Mondays through Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm.  A spectator who does not have an Intramural Sports Spectator Pass must pay the $7.00 guest fee in order to watch an Intramural Sport Activity.


General Rules   -   Back to Top

  1. Violation of these rules or other violations of the University policy will be reviewed and acted upon appropriately.
  2. The following are prohibited at all facilities managed by Recreational Sports including the Ramsey Student Center, Recreational Sports Complex, Club Sports Complex, Challenge Course, and Pound Hall:

    - alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs and tobacco products (also prohibited at outdoor facilities)
    - amplified music – headphones/earphones are required for personal stereos (with the exception of the Studios)
    - any activity that may damage facility walls and equipment
    - bicycles
    - chalk (unless approved by area supervisor)
    - glass containers
    - intoxicated persons
    - open flames/candles
    - personal chairs and tables
    - pets (with the exception of service animals and service animals in training in accordance with UGA’s Service Animal Policy)
    - rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards, Heelys and hoverboards
    - weapons
     
  3. No recreational activities may occur in the hallways and corridors.
  4. Modification of Recreational Sports Facilities and Equipment is not permitted.
  5. Personal Training in the Ramsey Center and in other recreational facilities can only occur through trainers certified by the Department of Recreational Sports and academic classes regularly scheduled in the facility. Any other personal training, whether for pay or not, is strictly prohibited due to safety concerns and to ensure that no state facilities are used to advance a private enterprise.
  6. Do not bring valuables to the facilities. Personal belongings should always be secured in lockers. Recreational Sports is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Patrons should inquire about lost items and report suspected thefts to the staff at the Admissions Desk.
  7. Items turned into “Lost and Found” are generally kept for four weeks. After four weeks items are donated to charity or discarded as appropriate. UGACards are normally submitted weekly to the UGACard Office.
  8. Cell phones should only be used in common areas of the facility such as lobbies and hallways.  Cell phone usage in locker rooms is strictly prohibited.
  9. Food and beverages may only be consumed in designated areas.
  10. Use or display of abusive and/or profane language is prohibited. Recreational Sports reserves the right to refuse admittance or request individuals to leave the facilities for such behavior or attire.
  11. Children over age 4 are not permitted in the locker room of the opposite sex. Family Changing Rooms are located on the first floor in the Aquatic Hallway opposite the Recreational Pool entrance doors.
  12. Per University of Georgia Policy, anyone wishing to take pictures or film must obtain pre- approval from the Director or Associate Director of Recreational Sports.
  13. All accidents and injuries must be immediately reported to a staff member.
  14. Spitting is not permitted in any activity or common areas.  Spittoons or trashcans are provided in all areas for this purpose.
  15. Verbal instructions issued by Department of Recreational Sports Staff should be strictly followed.


Attire   -   Back to Top

  1. Apparel changes are restricted to locker room facilities.

  2. Proper training attire is required. No street clothes, jeans or jean shorts allowed.

  3. Shirts must be worn throughout the facility, with the exception of those participating in activities in the Natatorium.

  4. Sports bras should be opaque in color and cover through to the midriff.

  5. Clean, close-toed athletic shoes that have non-marking soles should be worn in all activity areas of the facility. Tap and high heeled shoes are not permitted on any of the wood floors. Cleats are not allowed in the facility. Shower shoes are strongly recommended in the locker rooms and pool areas.


Reservations   -   Back to Top
Groups interested in reserving an activity area should submit a Facility Reservation Request via our website


Advertisement & Promotion   -   Back to Top

  1. The distribution or posting of leaflets, brochures and advertisements is prohibited in all Department of Recreational Sports facilities and surrounding grounds unless approved by the Facilities Reservationist, 706-542-5060.
  2. Only items associated with The University of Georgia qualify to be distributed or posted at the Ramsey Center.
  3. The Facilities Reservationist will post leaflets, brochures and advertisements of an appropriate nature.  Items posted by other individuals will be removed.
  4. The use of sidewalk chalk on any surfaces outside Recreational Sports facilities is also prohibited.


Tours   -   Back to Top

  1. Self-guided tours may occur during facility hours.
  2. Guided tours for fewer than 10 people are available from Recreational Sports Staff during facility hours. Guided tours for more than 10 people need to be arranged through The University of Georgia Visitors Center (706-542-0842). 


Informal Recreation   -   Back to Top

  1. The following informal recreation sports are available, schedule permitting, on a first- come, first-serve basis at the Ramsey Student Center:

    Badminton, Basketball, Cardio, Handball, Jogging, Pickleball, Racquetball, Soccer, Table Tennis, Squash, Volleyball, Walking, Weight Training and Conditioning

    Please check Today’s Facilities Schedule and plan your workouts accordingly.
     
  2. Anyone wishing to use the center for an activity that is not listed above must contact the Facility Reservationist for prior approval.

  3. The Ramsey Student Center is for recreational use only. Individuals may not use it for personal coaching or instructional purposes. Organized activities other than those approved by the Department of Recreational Sports are prohibited.

  4. Disassembling or moving of equipment may only be done by a member of the Recreational Sports staff.

  5. Basketball:

    - Hanging on basketball goal rims is not permitted
    - Schedule permitting, a court will be available for shooting only (no games):
         - on weekends during the academic year from 5 pm Friday through 11 pm Sunday
         - daily during the summer

    - Games held on Gym Central Courts tend to be:
         - Court 1 – competitive
         - Court 2 – semi-competitive
         - Courts 3 & 4 – recreational


    - Challenge Court guidelines:
         - A challenge for the next game is issued verbally by waiting players.  No one presently in a game may call next game.
         - Only one player needs to be present to issue a challenge.
         - Losing players are not eligible for the next game unless other players are unavailable.
         - Player must be present at start of next game to be eligible to play.
         - Upon winning three consecutive games, the winning team must exit the playing area if other players are waiting to play.
     
  6. Badminton, Soccer and Volleyball Challenge Court Guidelines:
    - A challenge for the next game is issued verbally by waiting players.  No one presently in a game may call next game.
    - Only one player needs to be present to issue a challenge.
    - Losing players are not eligible for the next game unless other players are unavailable.
    - Upon winning three consecutive games, the winning team must exit the playing area if other players are waiting to play.
     
  7. Racquetball and Squash Court Policies and Reservations
    - Policies:
         - All court rackets must have protective non-marking guards and wrist straps.
         - Only non-marking balls are permitted.
         - It is strongly recommended that protective eye guards be worn while playing racquetball, squash and handball.

    - Reservations:
         - Must be a member to reserve facility space.
         - Courts may be reserved 24 hours in advance by providing name and phone number by calling Equipment Checkout 706-542-5116.
         - Reservations are 55 minutes with the exception of the closing hour of the facility in which the reservation is 45 minutes.  All equipment must be returned to Equipment Checkout 10 minutes prior to closing.
         - Two-hour reservation limit per member per day.
         - A 10-minute courtesy hold on reservations will be enacted. After 10 minutes, the reservation is voided & the court becomes available for informal recreation
     
  8. Table Tennis Reservations
    - Must be a member to reserve facility space.
    - Courts may be reserved 24 hours in advance by providing name and phone number by calling Equipment Checkout 706-542-5116.
    - Reservations are 55 minutes with the exception of the closing hour of the facility in which the reservation is 45 minutes.  All equipment must be returned to Equipment Checkout 10 minutes prior to closing.
    - Two-hour reservation limit per member per day.
    - A 10-minute courtesy hold on reservations will be enacted.  After 10 minutes, the reservation is voided & the court becomes available for informal recreation.
     
  9. Indoor track and overlook area(s)
    - Walk single file, inside lane only. Jog/Run in the outer lanes
    - Obey directional arrows at all times including accessing the overlook area.  Arrows are typically set
         - Counter-Clockwise – Monday, Wednesday & Friday
         - Clockwise – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

    - Give right of way to people passing on the track
    - No strollers
    - For the safety of all patrons, no loitering or spitting is allowed on the track
     
  10. Boxing and Studio Cycling Areas and Functional Training Room are for scheduled class use only.
  11. Wrestling Mats are for UGA Competitive Sports Club use during scheduled practices in Studio A.


Equipment Checkout   -   Back to Top

  1. The following equipment is available for daily checkout for use in the Ramsey Student Center only:
    - Balls: basketball (men's and women's), indoor soccer, volleyball
    - Fitness: medicine ball, jump rope, resist-a-ball
    - Racquets/Paddles: badminton, racquetball, squash, table tennis, pickleball
    - Swimming: aqua jogger, kickboard, pull buoy
    - Rock climbing shoes
    - Towels are $1 for rental
     
  2. Valid UGACard ID is required to check out and return equipment.
  3. By checking out equipment, patron agrees equipment is in good condition, accepts responsibility for paying the replacement cost of equipment which is stolen, lost, damaged or not returned and is aware their access to the Ramsey Student Center will be blocked until replacement fee payments have been made.
  4. All equipment must be checked back in the same day it is checked out and is due back fifteen minutes prior to the close of the facility.  Failure to return equipment on time will result in patron’s access to the Ramsey Student Center being blocked.
  5. Patron must return the same item checked out.


Lockers   -   Back to Top

  1. Staff members are not permitted to hold patron’s personal belongings.
  2. Day lockers are located throughout the facility:
    - Bring own lock - Men’s Locker Room (55-114) & Women’s Locker Room (1-56), Hallway outside Gym Central
    - 25¢ refundable deposit - Outside Rec Pool, Outside Gyms East & West, S&C I Hallway, S&C II, Outside Martial Arts Room and Studio D
    - Free – outside Track
     
  3. Day lockers must be emptied before closing each day.
  4. Contents left in a day locker overnight will be removed and placed in lost and found.
  5. Rental Lockers are available through the Cashier’s Window.  Please see the membership page for additional information. 
  6. Students and their dependent members must remove all locker contents from Rental Lockers by closing on the last day of the semester rental period or all contents will be considered to be Lost and Found items and be subject to those policies.


Rec Sports Complex Rules   -   Back to Top

  1. Violation of these rules or other violations of the University policy will be reviewed and acted upon appropriately.
  2. Fields are subject to closure under the following conditions: Inclement weather (ie. rain, ice, etc.); rest and/or rotation of the fields, in an effort to prolong playing conditions and activity, field repair and maintenance
  3. The following are prohibited:
    - vehicles on fields
    - alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs and tobacco products (also prohibited at outdoor facilities)
    - amplified music – headphones/earphones are required for personal stereos (with the exception of the Studios)
    - any activity that may damage facility, including but not limited to, littering, archery, golf, egg toss, food and tug of war
    - bicycles
    - glass containers
    - intoxicated persons
    - open flames/candles and grills 
    - personal chairs and tables
    - pets (with the exception of service animals and service animals in training in accordance with UGA’s Service Animal Policy)
    - weapons
     
  4. Modification of Recreational Sports Facilities and Equipment is not permitted.
  5. Informal recreation opportunities are available for UGA affiliated patrons, schedule permitting, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Organized activities other than those approved by the Department of Recreational Sports are prohibited.
  6. The Recreational Sports Staff reserves the right to ask for University identification (ie. checking the individual's UGACard ID).
  7. Personal coaching/instruction, whether for pay or not, is strictly prohibited due to safety concerns and to ensure that no state facilities are used to advance a private enterprise.
  8. Do not bring valuables to the facility. Personal belongings should always be secured. Recreational Sports is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Patrons should inquire about lost items and report suspected thefts to the staff.
  9. Items turned into “Lost and Found” are generally kept until the first of the month when they are donated to charity or discarded as appropriate.  UGACards are normally submitted weekly to the UGACard Office.
  10. Food and beverages may only be consumed in designated areas.
  11. Use or display of abusive and/or profane language is prohibited. Recreational Sports reserves the right to refuse admittance or request individuals to leave the facilities for such behavior or attire.
  12. Per University of Georgia Policy, anyone wishing to take pictures or film must obtain pre-approval from the Director or Associate Directors of Recreational Sports.
  13. All accidents and injuries must be immediately reported to a staff member.
  14. Verbal instructions issued by Department of Recreational Sports Staff should be strictly followed.

Boulder Bash

Boulder Bash

UGA's annual Boulder Bash competition will be held Sunday, November 12th, 2017. Boulder Bash is a one-day bouldering competition that brings climbers from all over the southeast to compete. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. Climbers will receive a t-shirt! Register online here!

Competition fees (cash or check only):  

  • $15 for UGA students/faculty/staff
  • $20 for non-UGA
  • $25 for day-of registrations (if space available)

*Make checks payable to the Southeastern Climbers Coalition

Event Description and Scoring
Boulder Bash will consist of 3 divisions. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced (Male and female divisions for each). Each division will have approximately 20-25 bouldering problems, and each problem will be assigned a specific point value. Climbers who successfully complete a problem will receive the corresponding number of points. If climbers flash a problem (successfully complete the problem with no failed attempts), they will receive a 10% bonus for that problem. For example, if a problem is worth 350 points and a climber flashes the problem, the climber will receive 350 + 35 (385) total points for the problem. No points will be deducted for failed attempts, but a climber must successfully complete an entire problem from start to finish in order to receive any points. Partially completed problems do not receive points. The climber(s) in each division at the end of the competion will be declared the winners.

Event Schedule (Subject to Change)

Registration/Check-in 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Beginner Climbing A* 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Beginner Climbing B* 3:15PM - 4:30PM
Intermediate Climbing 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Advanced Climbing 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Awards 8:30PM

*Beginner A and B are the same level (two separate heats for time efficiency)


To Register
Registration is now live! Register online here. Participants can register online, by mail, or in person at the Ramsey Center Cashier's Desk. Online registrations must be received by Friday, November 10th. Participants can also register in-person on the day of the event.

To register by mail, print off a copy of the regisration form, payment (check made to Southeastern Climbers Coalition), and release forms to:
ATTN: Boulder Bash
UGA Recreational Sports
330 River Road
201 Ramsey Student Center
Athens, GA 30602

For questions, please contact Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation.

5K Road Race Course Policies

  1. The Department of Recreational Sports will begin accepting requests on March 15th for the fall semester of the upcoming academic year and on September 15th for the spring semester of the upcoming year. (For instance, on September 15, 2017, a group may request a date for Spring Semester 2018.) Groups interested in conducting a 5K Race should complete the request form.
  2. Road Races can be conducted 7:00am to 10:30am on Saturdays and Sundays (except home football game and major event weekends). Races must be completed by 10:30am. Weekday races of 6:00am-7:30am may be possible during Summer Sessions.

  3. The only 5K Road Race Course approved by Recreational Sports and the UGA Police Department is indicated on the attached map. The route may not be altered unless approval has been given by the UGA Police. However, with approval from the UGA Police, the start/end of the race may occur elsewhere on the established campus course.  A separate reservation may be needed for altered start/end area.  Please contact Campus Reservations (706-583-8020; reserve@uga.edu). See establish course map here

    - Start:  Coliseum by Athletic Academic Center on Smith Street
    - Right on Sanford Drive
    - Right on Baldwin Street
    - Right on East Campus Road
    - Right on Hooper Street
    - Left on Sanford Drive
    - Left on Carlton Street
    - Right on DW Brooks Drive
    - Right into and through Coliseum Parking Lot (between deck and tennis complex)
    - Right on East Rutherford Street
    - Left on Smith Street
    - Right on Sanford Drive
    - Right on Carlton Street
    - Right on DW Brooks Drive
    - Right into Coliseum Parking Lot (between the deck, finishing in the middle of the lot)

  4. UGA Police will provide a uniformed officer in a cruiser to lead runners through the course one time at no cost. Any additional police officers will be subject to UGA Police Department event security rates. Contact UGA Police Deputy Chief Eric Gattiker at 706-542-0095 to discuss event security or traffic control needs.

  5. The reserving organization will be responsible for obtaining volunteers to monitor the intersections on the course. The sponsoring group will have to provide their own marshals at each intersection. If cones are used, they cannot block the roadway permanently, but must be moved to allow traffic to flow through once the runners have passed.

  6. Racers should utilize sidewalks where it is possible.

  7. Groups are responsible for clean up of course and Start/Finish area.

  8. For use of restroom facilities, contact UGA Facilities Management Division. Charges for facility access will be the responsibility of the requesting organization.

Climbing Wall Special Events

BOULDER BASH 2016 INFORMATION

Climbing Wall Special Events
Every semester, the Climbing Wall hosts FREE special events for students and Ramsey members. All you need is your UGA ID and closed-toe shoes.

  • Night Heights -- an opportunity for new climbers to try climbing at the wall without needing to have a belay certification. NEW THIS YEAR! Participants can also try the indoor challenge course for free!
  • Ladies' Night - For ladies only! No experience necessary! Come climb with other UGA women and challenge yourself to make it all the way to the top of the wall.
  • Boulder Bash - a 1-day bouldering competition for climbers of all experience levels. Proceeds benefit the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

Event Calendar

Event Date Time
Night Heights Wed Aug 24 8-10PM
Ladies' Night Wed Aug 31 8-10PM
Night Heights Wed Sep 21 8-10PM
Ladies' Night Wed Sep 28 8-10PM
Night Heights Wed Oct 26 8-10PM
Boulder Bash Sun Nov 13 1-6PM
Night Heights - CANCELLED Wed Nov 16 - CANCELLED 8-10PM - CANCELLED

 

Come Get Strong
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 8PM in the Bouldering Courtyard (next to indoor climbing wall), members of the UGA Climbing Wall staff will lead you through a fun and challenging climbing workout that will help you develop strength, flexibility, and balance. Come Get Strong is free for UGA students and Ramsey members. You can also meet members of the Come Get Strong community on the CGS Facebook page.

Boulder Bash

Spaces Available for Rental

Ramsey Student Center

  • Classrooms
  • Climbing Wall
  • Courtyards – Climbing Wall, Rec Pool
  • Gym Central, Courts 01-04
  • Gym East, Courts 01-02
  • Gym West, Courts 01-02
  • Outdoor Information Table Area
  • Pools – 50 Meter, Diving Well, Rec
  • Racquetball, Courts 01-10
  • Studios – A, B, D, Mind\Body
  • Volleyball Arena, Courts 01-03


Recreational Sports Complex (IM Fields)

  • Fields 01-08
  • Tennis Courts 01-15


Health Sciences Campus

  • Wheeler Gym Court 01-02

Facility Reservations

Please submit facility reservation requests according to the appropriate forms below. 

Additional information about our facilities and spaces can be seen by clicking the links below. 

Facility Reservation Request Form

Challenge Course
Reservation Request Form

5K Road Race Course
Reservation Request Form

UGA 5K Road Race Course Request Form

Fill out my online form.

Facility Reservation Request Form

Fill out my online form.

Challenge Course Reservation Request

Fill out my online form.

Thursday Night Heights

Are you looking for a 30-foot-tall experience? Walk cables, ride swings, and fly on a zipline 30 feet in the air. Bring yourself, your friends, or your student group to climb the indoor challenge course on Thursday nights this fall. 4-7 pm in Gym East of the Ramsey Student Center. We can take groups of 15 students at 4 pm and/or 5:30 pm to climb for an hour. Reserve your group date and climb time by making payment at the Ramsey Cashier's Window between 9 am - 6 pm M-F OR register individually online! $5 per person.
                                                

Fall 2015 Thursday Night Heights Schedule
Groups register in advance for 4PM. Individuals can register in advance or bring $5 to the Cashier's Window before 6PM on the day of the event.

  • August 20 - FREE WEEK!
  • September 10
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 19

For questions, contact the UGA Challenge Course.

Fitness Class Schedules

Trip Leader

Outdoor Recreation Trip Leader

Apply here!

UGA Outdoor Recreation trips and clinics are led by student staff that plan, lead, instruct and facilitate day and weekend activities on and off campus. Regular training is provided to new staff as well as veteran leaders. There is no requirement for a depth of prior experience, but it helps. Trip Leaders (TLs) are responsible for the safety, risk management, and well-being of participants while engaged in trips or clinics that the UGA Outdoor Recreation programs offers. Above all else, safety must be a priority for successful trip leaders. Safety, as it pertains to the activity, the skill level of participants, and location that the trip or clinic is being held are to be of main concern. TLs must be comfortable managing a diverse group in an outdoor setting and making decisions based on informed judgment for the good of the group. TLs are expected to have a foundation of outdoor recreation experience within the activity they are leading while also being motivated to continually improve their knowledge and skill base with a variety of activities (camping, hiking, climbing, paddling, etc.). The goal of the trip leader is to provide the highest degree of professionalism, guidance, instruction, and supervision to the participants (typically beginner/novice) that are under their care while attempting to instill an appreciation for the natural resource/area they are utilizing. Group development and community building are also areas of focus for TLs.


In addition to leading trips, effective spring 2016, the Trip Leaders will also operate the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC). Trip Leaders will assist patrons with their outdoor adventure equipment needs including fitting, training, and educating students, staff and faculty of and about the outdoor adventure gear available for rent and purchase in the ORC. The staff member is expected to correctly operate cash handling equipment and reconciliation procedures, advise patrons of, and administer all related ORC rental policies, and engage patrons always with a supportive and friendly demeanor. The staff member should be knowledgeable of local and regional locations for outdoor recreation and be able to communicate information and answer questions that any customer may have regarding UGA Outdoor Rec trips and clinics.

Qualifications:

  • Must have current certification: American Red Cross CPRo, First-Aid, AED or ability to acquire within first month of hire
  • Wilderness First-Aid and First Responder certifications are preferred (UGA offers these courses each semester)
  • Trip Leading Skills:
    • Must have prior experience in a particular outdoor recreation activity and technical skill to safely and competently participate in that activity (i.e. hiking, canoeing, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, etc.)
    • Must have a willingness and ability to teach those skills to others
    • Must have organizational skills to plan a trip in advance, carry out all the logistics of preparing for departure and then lead/facilitate a safe experience abiding by university policies and procedures
    • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills to manage group dynamics in the field and make good decisions to manage risks and respond to emergency situations
    • Must be able to drive a 12-passenger van, participate in required driver training, and comply with vehicle driver policies
    • Must be able to participate in regular TL meetings, trainings, and staff expeditions
    • Must be willing to learn new ideas, methods, and techniques for effective trip leading
  • ORC Skills:
    • Must be capable of handling financial transactions
    • Able to demonstrate knowledge on use, care, and maintenance of all ORC equipment
    • Able to follow rental/reservation protocol, including electronic and paper forms
    • Othe ORC-related duties as assigned
  • Physical Requirements (must be able to):
    • Stand/walk for long periods
    • Walk for long periods
    • Climbing
    • Driving
    • Bending/stooping
    • Kneeling/squatting
    • Reaching/grasping
    • Pushing/pulling
    • Repetitive use of hands
    • Handling chemicals (stove fuel)
    • Lift at least 25 lbs.
    • Reading
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Computer skills
    • Customer interaction (strong verbal, written, and listening skills)
    • Attention to detail (long attention span, multiple stimuli, manage priorities)
    • Other physical requirements specific to various outdoor recreational activities


​For questions, contact Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation

Climbing Wall Staff

Climbing Wall Staff

Apply here!

During open wall hours, climbing wall staff members are on duty to make sure that all policies and procedures are followed and that equipment and facilities meet industry standards to create a safe and enjoyable environment. Climbing Wall staff are responsible for the day to day operations and supervision of the indoor climbing wall and bouldering courtyard areas. Attention must be paid to safety (proper use of equipment, belay technique, appropriate behavior by participants, etc.) as a primary concern. Each Climbing Wall employee must also display the upmost degree of professionalism and customer service as they are front-line staff interacting with patrons in the Ramsey Student Center. Climbing Wall employees must also effectively demonstrate teaching techniques in belay clinics paying particular attention to harness use, proper belay technique, knot tying, and appropriate behavior expected of climbing wall participants.

Qualifications:

  • Must have current certification: - American Red Cross CPRo, First-Aid, AED or ability to acquire within first month of hire
  • Belay certification at the Ramsey Climbing Wall
  • Must be able to carry out the following skills competently
  • Fitting a harness on yourself as well as others
  • Tying a figure-8 follow thru knot w/ a half fisherman’s back-up
  • Proper use of several belay devices (tube style, assisted locking, etc.)
  • Ability to answer important questions correctly on the general use of the climbing wall
  • Ability to make decisions to manage risk and respond to emergency situations
  • Assist staff with general maintenance of the facility - route setting and cleaning
  • Physical Requirements (must be able to):
    • Stand/walk for long periods
    • Climbing
    • Use of ladder
    • Bending/stooping
    • Kneeling/squatting
    • Reaching/grasping
    • Overhead work
    • Pushing/pulling
    • Repetitive use of hands
    • Handling chemicals
    • Lift at least 25 lbs
    • Reading - Strong analytical skills
    • Computer skills (entering participant information using keyboard and numerical keypad, mouse)
    • Customer interaction (strong verbal, written, and listening skills)
    • Attention to detail (long attention span, multiple stimuli, manage priorities)
    • Technical rope work involved with climbing


For questions, contact Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Challenge Course Facilitator

Apply here!

*Note: in addition to submitting an application, candidates must enroll in the Challenge Course Facilitator Training series.The Fall 2016 dates for Challenge Course Facilitator Training are Saturday 9/17 and Sunday 9/18 (Session 1) and Saturday 9/24 and Sunday 9/25 (Session 2), 8:00am-5:00 pm each day. You must attend one full session. Register here.

A facilitator for the UGA Challenge Course will be working in a co-instructor position, working closely with the lead facilitator and Challenge Course management to cover and share the instruction, supervision, safety, and debriefing responsibilities associated with the UGA Challenge Course. The facilitator will use the UGA course to provide an opportunity for groups to recognize and safely reach their potential. This will include promoting self-confidence, positive group dynamics, and the expansion of their problem solving abilities. These individuals must be well organized, experienced, compassionate, and exceptional communicators when it comes to teaching others.

Qualifications:

  • Must have current certification: • American Red Cross CPRO, First-Aid, AED or ability to acquire within first month of hire
  • Requires a minimum of 20 hours training in Challenge Course facilitation
  • Outside training must be approved by Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Essential Requirements
  • SAFETY: The facilitator will be responsible for insuring the safety of each client participating in the course.
    • Work will include properly setting up the course, inspecting the course and equipment and properly instructing the use of the same to the clients 
    • Understands emergency procedures and is comfortable responding to situations in a professional AND calm demeanor
  • LEADERSHIP AND PLANNING: Be a positive role model
    • Directs activities
    • Empowers clients utilizing "Challenge by Choice"
    • Aids in developing the full potential of the facility
    • Deals calmly and efficiently with stressful situations and people
  • PHYSICAL: Able to tie specific knots, belay (rope technique) clients, move from element to element and climb structures as needed
  • SUPERVISION: The facilitator will be responsible to supervise all activities connected with the course elements
    • Work will include directing activities and debriefing participants
    • Able to work independently
  • COMMUNICATION: Excellent communication skills are required
    • Facilitators should be adept at effectively communicating to a broad range of individuals from varied backgrounds and encouraging communication between others
  • JUDGMENT: Uses good judgment while making independent decisions regarding all facets of the safe and effective use of the course
  • TEAMWORK: Works as a valuable team member with others in scheduling, facilitating and operating the course
  • DEPENDABILITY: Available on a regular basis to lead programs
    • Arrives on site on time. Maintains a commitment to the success of the course
    • Follows procedures
  • EXPERIENCE: Fully trained on the UGA Challenge course local operation procedures
  • TEACHING: Cultivates learning among the individuals and the groups, including the technical skills as well as the experiential aspects of the course
  • DEBRIEFING: Promotes constructive discussion processing the participants experiences in order to integrate what has been learned
  • Physical Requirements (must be able to):
    • Stand/walk for long periods
    • Use of ladder
    • Bending/stooping
    • Kneeling/squatting
    • Reaching/grasping
    • Overhead work
    • Pushing/pulling
    • Repetitive use of hands
    • Lift at least 35 lbs
  • Customer interaction: Strong verbal, written, and listening skills
  • Technical Skils:
    • Ability to quickly and confidently tie all necessary knots
    • Capability to set up and take down each and every low and high course element
    • Ability to safety belay participants
    • Successfully demonstrate a high course rescue
    • Ability to prepare (front-loading) and follow-up (debriefing) of the group


For questions, contact Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director for Outdoor Recreation.

ORC Rental Equipment

RESERVE GEAR ONLINE

Spring 2017 Hours
Monday - Thursday 2PM - 8PM
Friday 12 - 6PM
Closed weekends, holidays, and for special events. Hours subject to change.
Please note that equipment may only be picked up during operating hours.

Gear for Sale (sales tax included)

Outdoor Rec tank top (blue) $10
Outdoor Rec short-sleeve shirt (white) $10
Outdoor Rec dry-fit shirt (red) $10
32 oz Nalgene $9
16 oz Nalgene $7
Chalk $2
Chalk bag $15
Bandana $3
*NEW!* 3-pack DX Disc Golf Set $28


Gear Rental List
Visit our policies page for a complete list of rental policies. 


Camping Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Backpack $5 $10
Backpack Rain cover $2 $4
Camp Cooler $5 $10
Cook set $4 $8
Hammock $6 $12
Lantern $5 $10
Sleeping Bag (0°, 20°, 40°) $5 $10
Sleeping Pad $3 $6
Single Burner Stove (includes fuel) $4 $8
2-burner Stove (includes fuel) $5 $10
Table - roll top $6 $12
2-person tent $6 $12
4-person tent $12 $24
6-person tent $15 $30
Canopy Shade $15 $30

 


Paddling Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Canoe Package (includes canoe, paddles, PFDs, straps, and pads $15 $30
Kayak package (includes kayak, paddle, PFD, straps, and pads) $15 $30
SUP Package (includes stand-up paddleboard, paddle, PDF, straps, and pads $15 $30
Dry bag $3 $6
Helmet $4 $8
Paddle $4 $8
Spray Jacket $5 $10
PFD (personal flotation device) $4 $8

 


SCUBA Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
SCUBA Course Package (includes wetsuit, fins, mask/snorkel) $12 $24
Fins $5 $10
Mask/snorkel $5 $10
Wetsuit $6 $12

 


Climbing Gear
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Crash Pad $10 $20
Climbing Shoes $4 $8

 


Yard Games
 
Daily Rate Weekend Rate
Tug-o-war Rope $10 $20
Cornhole Set $10 $20
Horseshoe Set $8 $16
Badminton/Volleyball Set $10 $20
Disc Golf Set (putter, mid range, driver) $8 $16

Tailgate Package! (includes canopy shade, roll-top table, and cooler)

$20 $35

Rent Outdoor Gear

How to sign the Club Sports Waiver

How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver on the UGA Invovlement Network

  1. Click HERE to begin the process
  2. In the top right corner or center of page, click "Sign In" and enter your MyID and password 
  3. Once signed in, in the upper right hand corner, click the search (magnifying glass) button and search “Competitive Sports” 
  4. Once on the Competitive Sports page, click "Forms"
  5. Select "Competitive Sports Waiver"
  6. Fill out completely and hit submit when done. That’s all!

Contact Club Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Elise Harvey, Senior Coordinator
eharvey@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Graduate Assistant
cgw26723@uga.edu

Sam DiSalle, Graduate Assistant
samuel.disalle25@uga.edu

Greg Metzger, Graduate Assistant
gregory.metzger@uga.edu

 

Useful Links and Forms

All Club Sports forms and documents can be found on the Competitive Sports page in the UGA Involvement Network.

New Club Information and Registration
Center for Student Organizations
UGA Involvement Network

How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver

Handbook and Materials
2016-2017 Club Sports Handbook
Complete the Club Sports Waiver

Finance
Club Spending Request Form
Off-Campus Bank Account Request Form
Honorarium

Travel
Student Travel Request Form

Travel Checklist (Business Staff)
Travel Checklist (Club Sports Staff)

Home Events and Practices
Facility Request Form
Competition Schedule Form

Logos and Logo Policies
List of UGA marks/logos
UGA Approved Vendors
UGA Logo Approval Form

Emergency Action Planning
Severe Weather EAP
Medical EAP

How to Sign Up as a Free Agent

​How to Find a Free Agent for Your Team (scroll down)

Before you can sign up as a Free Agent, you must purchase the NEW Competitive Sports UNLIMITED PLAY PASS for $20 per semester. 

 

How to Become a Free Agent
1. In order to log onto IMLeagues, you must first log into shop.recsports.edu and click "Sign In" in the top right corner.

 

2. Click CAS and log in with your UGA MyID and password 


 

3. After signing in, click "Competitive Sports" on the top row. 

 


4. Click on the IMLeagues Banner. 

                

 

5. Click on the "University of Georgia" beside the Home Button.
                                                                                                                                                             

 

6. Select the division for the sport you would like to join.  


 

7. After selecting the division, click "Free Agents" 


8. Click "Join as Free Agent"

 

9. Click the "+" button next to the division to show all available time slots.



10. After selecting each time slot you are available to play, add your contact information and any additional information about yourself. Once you complete this step click "Post Listing" and you will be notified if a team captain selects you for their team.

 

11. As a free agent, if you see a team that has "Yes" under Free Agents Wanted, you can click "Join Team".

 


Are you a team captain looking for free agents?

1. Captains: Log into your IMLeagues account and click on your team.



2. Once you are on your team page, under "Captain" select "Available Free Agents". Once you select the free agent you want to add, click "Invite To Team". 




 

4. Once a Free Agent is sent an invitation, they must accept the invitation to be added to your team. 

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Elise Harvey, Senior Coordinator
eharvey@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Graduate Assistant
cgw26723@uga.edu

Sam DiSalle, Graduate Assistant
samuel.disalle25@uga.edu

Greg Metzger, Graduate Assistant
gregory.metzger@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide
2016-2017 Intramural Sports Participant Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I register?
How do I create a team?
Sign Up for the Unlimited Play Pass.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.
Sign Up as a free agent here.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $20 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Facility Hours and Daily Schedules

Ramsey Student Center Fall and Spring Semester Hours

Mon - Fri           6am - 11pm

Sat                    9am - 9pm (Closed home football game days during Fall Semester.)

Sun                  12pm - 11pm

 

Membership Services (Located in Rec Sports Office - Ramsey Room 201)

Mon - Fri         8am - 4:45pm

 

Outdoor Recreation Center

Mon - Thur   2pm - 8pm  

Fri                12pm - 6pm

 

Pound Hall and Wheeler Gym

Mon - Thur       11am - 9pm

Fri                     11am - 7pm

Sat - Sun          Closed

 

For specific activities or areas, please visit the Daily Facilities Schedule in the right sidebar (or at the bottom of this page on mobile devices) and click on the day you'd like to view.

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The University of Georgia is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 

or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia.


 

Submit a Formal Complaint

The University of Georgia, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Department of Recreational Sports are dedicated to serving the needs of students. If concerns or complaints arise, we strive to address them in a timely and efficient manner.

If you would like to express a comment, concern or complaint regarding any Recreational Sports program, service, or facility, please do so in one of the following ways, students may do so by filling out the following form : Formal Complaints.

For more information about Student Rights and Responsibilities and to review the Student Code of Conduct, click here.

Non-Student concerns may be addressed to recsports@uga.edu

Mission, Vision & Values

Vision Statement 

To be recognized in the field of recreational sports as the best university recreation department in the country. 

 

Mission Statement 

The Department of Recreational Sports in the Division of Student Affairs promotes healthy lifestyle choices by providing development, growth, and education for the University of Georgia through the spirit of recreation. 

 

Values 

Ram Fam: Everyone is welcome. Come play! 

Excellence: Be the best. Exceed expectations.

Customer Service: We want to know who you are. Everyone matters. 

Spirit of Recreation: Providing activities for enjoyment: there is something for everyone.

Employment and Assistantships

Student, Part-Time Employment

The Department of Recreational Sports is one of the largest employers of students on campus and is committed to providing leadership and career-enhancing opportunities for our student staff. Each year, more than 600 students are actively engaged in operating programs and facilities in positions.

  • Aquatics: lifeguard, swim instructor
  • Member Services: sales/customer service representative
  • Competitive Sports: intramural sports official, scorekeeper, club sports supervisor
  • Facility Operations: admissions desk, event set up team, building supervisor, outdoor complex staff
  • Fitness & Wellness: group fitness instructor, personal trainer, fitness monitor, wellness outreach staff
  • Marketing/Public Relations: graphic designer, social media, photographer, videographer
  • Outdoor Recreation: rental center, trip leader, climbing wall staff, challenge course facilitator
  • Strength & Conditioning: S&C staff, facility technician


Submit a Student, Part-Time Application Here 
(for Graduate Assistant applications, scroll down further)

Review Employee Handbooks
 

Graduate Assistantships

The University of Georgia has openings on an annual basis for incoming graduate students who want to join our progressive recreational sports program and learn from professional practitioners who view leadership as mission critical. Candidates must have a strong service orientation and be capable of applying skills and knowledge in a dynamic setting using various student development philosophies and theories.

Please note, it is the applicant's responsibility to apply to the appropriate academic area of study. Detailed information on the UGA Graduate School can be found here: http://grad.uga.edu/. Decisions regarding Department of Recreational Sports graduate assistantships cannot be offered until the academic department admits the prospective student. 

Please be aware that offers for assistantship positions are contingent upon acceptance into the University Graduate School and the specific academic degree program you are applying for. Varying deadlines exist for all applications and it is the responsibility of the applicant to be aware of these and apply accordingly http://grad.uga.edu.

SUBMIT A GRADUATE ASSISTANT APPLICATION It is recommended that all applications and corresponding materials be submitted by December 31, 2016.

Graduate Assistant Descriptions - click links below to view current position description. We will be hiring for these graduate assistant positions for the 2017-2018 school year (intended start date August 1, 2017):

Challenge Course Policies

Challenge Course Policies

  • Participants on both our indoor and outdoor high course must be at least 11 years old.
  • Weight limit for both courses is 250 pounds (no minimum).
  • Height requirement minimum on indoor high course is 4'11" (no minimum on outdoor high course as long as participant is 11 years old).

Participant Expectations

  1.  It is required that every participant complete an University of Georgia Health History Form and Challenge Course Waiver Form (forms will be sent with confirmation/invoice) before participating. It is the responsibility of the group contact person to give these completed forms to the facilitator on or before the day of participation. The level of participation in a challenge course activity is at all times completely up to the individual.
  2. Due to the inherent risk and danger involved in this program, intoxicated persons, tobacco, alcoholic beverages and othe mind-altering substances are not allowed.
  3. Recreational Sports will assign facilitators for each group. Specific directions to course, parking information and meeting location will be sent with confirmation/invoice.
  4. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, loose fitting pants or shorts (sweats or loose jeans are OK), sneakers or other closed-toe shoes (sandals, flip flops, and opened-toed shoes are prohibited). Cell phones must be turned off.
  5. Meals are the responsibility of the group. Unless otherwise requested, one hour will be allowed for a meal during a full day course. Food and drink may not be allowed in all areas. Arrangements must be made in advance. It is the responsibility of the participants to pick up and carry out all trash left by the group.
  6. The organization/person in charge of the group is responsible for the behavior of the participants. Failure to cooperate with Challenge Course Staff when faced with emergencies/problems may result in the group's inability to reserve Recreational Sports facilities in the future.

 

Payment Policies & Pricing

Payment Information

  • Groups must submit payment in full to the Rec Sports Business Office at least 10 business days prior to their program.
  • Groups may pay by cash, check (made payable to UGA) , credit card or University account.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Groups who cancel at least 10 business days prior to their program will receive a full refund or may transfer their payment to a future program (within 1 year of original program date).
  • Groups who cancel within 10 business days of their program date but prior to 72 hours before their scheduled program will receive a refund less a $100 late cancellation fee.
  • Groups who cancel within 72 hours of their scheduled program will forfeit their entire registration fee.
  • In the event that the University is closed or closes on the date(s) of event, all activities scheduled to take place at Department of Recreational Sports Indoor and Outdoor Facilities, as well as off-site events led by Challenge Course Facilitators will be cancelled. If this situation occurs, the group will be contacted with rescheduling or refund information.

Group modifications

Decreases to group size:

  • Groups may decrease the number of participants up to 10 business days prior to their program and receive a refund of the difference.
  • Decreases to group numbers made after the 10 business day deadline will be charged based on the number of participants originally scheduled.

Increases to group size:

  • Participant safety is our utmost concern.  In order to ensure proper staffing ratios based on group size, the group contact should notify the Challenge Course of any increases to original group size as soon as possible.
  • If we are able to accommodate a larger group, the group will receive an updated invoice. Payment of the balance must be processed within 1 business week. 

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director
kgerbers@uga.edu

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator 
jfulmer@uga.edu

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant
tony.blasucci@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver


Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Challenge Course



Register for Challenge Course Facilitator Training

What is the UGA Challenge Course?

The UGA Challenge Course is a series of high and low elements comprised of cables, logs and ropes that your group will navigate as a team. You’ll be coached by our skilled Challenge Course Facilitators along the way; they’ll help you focus on your group goals for the day, then transfer what you’ve learned to your workplace, group or organization.

How do I schedule?

REQUEST A PROGRAM

Half-day, full-day, custom, and multi-day programs are available.

How much does it cost?

Fees vary depending on group size/classification and program length/type.

  Low Challenge
Indoor or Outdoor
1/2 Day
High Challenge
Indoor
1/2 Day
Low/High Combo
Indoor
Full Day
High Challenge
Outdoor
1/2 Day
Low/High Combo
Outdoor
Full Day
UGA Student Organization $15/pp
($150 group min)
$15/pp
($150 group min)
$30/pp
($300 group min
$25/pp
($250 group min)
$35/pp
($350 group min)

UGA Group

$20/pp
($200 group min)
$20/pp
($200 group min)
$40/pp
($400 group min)
$35/pp
($350 group min)
$50/pp
($500 group min)
Non-profit $25/pp
($250 group min)
$25/pp
($250 group min)
$50/pp
($500 group min)
$40/pp
($400 group min)
$60/pp
($600 group min)

Corporate

$40/pp
($400 group min)

$40/pp
($400 group min)
$70/pp
($700 group min)
$60/pp
($600 group min)
$90/pp
($900 group min)

 

Payment Information

Groups must submit payment in full to the Rec Sports Business Office at least 10 business days prior to their program. Groups may pay by cash, check (made payable to UGA) , credit card or University account. 

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Groups who cancel at least 10 business days prior to their program will receive a full refund or may transfer their payment to a future program (within 1 year of original program date).
  • Groups who cancel within 10 business days of their program date but prior to 72 hours before their scheduled program will receive a refund less a $100 late cancellation fee.
  • Groups who cancel within 72 hours of their scheduled program will forfeit their entire registration fee.
  • In the event that the University is closed or closes on the date(s) of event, all activities scheduled to take place at Department of Recreational Sports Indoor and Outdoor Facilities, as well as off-site events led by Challenge Course Facilitators will be cancelled. If this situation occurs, the group will be contacted with rescheduling or refund information.

For a full list of policies, visit our Course Policies page.

Challenge Course
Reservation Request Form

Challenge Course Policies

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director
kgerbers@uga.edu

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator 
jfulmer@uga.edu

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant
tony.blasucci@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver


Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Hiker Notes

Backpacking Trip Checklist

Here is a quick list of essentials to pack for an overnight backpacking trip sponsored by GORP or on your own.

Camping in a Hammock

Have you ever considered using a hammock as an alternative to the traditional tent? Many others have! Hammocks are becoming quite popular not only for backpackers but also for the common camper.

Chiggers! And how to avoid them...

Chiggers are tiny bugs that are known for delivering bites that itch intensely. If you have ever been out in the woods or an open field in spring, summer or fall, you may have gotten chiggers around your waistband or on your ankles. They leave red, itchy bumps on your skin.

Hiking Safety and Health Tips

Hiking and camping provide exercise and interest for people of any age. Just getting out and walking around is a wonderful way to see nature. Since unexpected things happen, however, the best way to help provide a good time for all is to plan ahead carefully and follow common sense safety precautions.

Hypothermia - Signs, Symptoms, Treatment

Hypothermia is a cold injury caused by a lowering of the core body temperature to a level where normal function is impaired. It can affect the muscles as well as the brain. Hypothermic patients need to be warmed back up to normal temperature, which is often difficult to do in the back country.

Leave No Trace!

"In wilderness is the preservation of the world"
- Henry David Thoreau

This note addresses how you can be "Green-wise" in the outdoors. Good information for us all to live by!

Poison Ivy Prevention and Treatment

As the weather warms up and we engage in more outdoor activities, we face a common enemy: poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Here are some basic facts about these annoying plants, as well as some tips on protecting yourself from their noxious effect: a blistery, itchy rash that may last for several weeks.

Staying Warm When Tent Camping

Cold weather sleeping bags with a barrier between the ground and the sleeping bag are important. A foam mat or air mattress used for comfort during summer camping, doubles as a ground barrier for cold weather camping.

Venomous Snakes of Georgia

Georgia is home to over 40 different types of snakes but only 6 of these are poisonous. Knowing the difference between a poisonous snake and a non-poisonous snake could mean life or death in some situations.

Winter Backpacking - Food and Gear

Just because it is cold outside does not mean you have to curtail your outdoors adventures. In fact, it can be better than sweating through another steamy night in a tent! This hiker note will prepare you to become a "cold hiker!"

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director
kgerbers@uga.edu

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator 
jfulmer@uga.edu

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant
tony.blasucci@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver


Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Outdoor Recreation Rental Policies

General Rental Policies

  • Renters must present proper UGA identification, regardless of university status (student, faculty, staff or alumni).
  • The rental fee may be paid by credit card, cash, check, or Bulldawg Bucks.
  • Reservations may be made in person or over the phone during ORC hours with a UGA ID number.
  • Rental fees need not be paid at the time of reservation, but must be paid in full when picked up.
  • Cancellations must be made by 3pm on the first reserved date to avoid rental charges.
  • Renter will be charged a repair fee if equipment is returned damaged. If, upon inspection, damages are discovered which the renter did not claim at the time of rental, additional charges will be assessed.
  • Weekend rentals may be picked up on Thursday at no additional charge.
  • Late return charges: A $1.00 per item, per day late fee is charged in addition to the daily rental fee. Late days accrue only on days when the ORC is in operation and equipment is not returned. Any renter with an outstanding balance due will have their records flagged until payment is made.
  • Absolutely no smoking in ORC tents. There is a $5 charge for each burn hole.
  • Renter will be charged current replacement costs for any equipment lost or returned with such extensive damage as to warrant replacement.
  • A $20 cleaning fee will be assessed for equipment returned wet or dirty (i.e. tents and stoves). Excessive cleaning may require additional fees.
  • No equipment will be considered returned until the renter returns it to the ORC personnel during ORC hours.
  • Upon return all tents will receive a full set up inspection.
  • Additional policies concerning boat rentals apply. See the following:

Policy for Rental of UGA Flatwater Canoes and Kayaks

  • Renter must be a current UGA student, faculty, staff or UGA graduate who is a member of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities.
  • It is recommended that renter have prior flatwater canoe experience.
  • The destination can only be lakes or ponds - no flowing waters.
  • Renter must write on the rental form the destination and paddling partners and is expected to follow through as indicated.
  • Renter MUST be the one in the boat rented.
  • Boat rental includes car/truck mounting pads and straps,  boat, paddle, and PFD for up to two persons. No more than two persons per boat.
  • Renter will be responsible for securing the boat and equipment onto their vehicle.  ORC personnel may help load.
  • UGA staff reserve the right to refuse a request based on prior experience, attitude and skill level of participant, river levels, and weather conditions.
  • Renter is responsible for repair or current replacement cost for lost or damaged equipment.

Policy for Rental of UGA Whitewater Kayaks

  • Renter must be a current UGA student, faculty, staff or UGA graduate who is a member of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities.
  • Renter must have successfully completed a GORP roll clinic.
  • Renter must speak directly with Susan Powell, Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation (COR), prior to the Wednesday before the weekend of use.
  • Renter must disclose to the COR the destination and paddling partners for the trip.
  • The COR will speak with the lead kayak instructor about the request to determine whether the requestor has the appropriate skill to go to the desired destination with the indicated paddling partners.
  • When approval is granted, renter must write on the rental form the destination and paddling partners and is expected to follow through as indicated.
  • Renter MUST be the one in the boat rented.
  • Boat rental includes boat, paddle, spray skirt, helmet, PFD and paddling jacket.
  • Renter will be responsible for securing the boat and equipment to their vehcile. ORC personnel may help load.
  • UGA staff reserve the right to refuse a request based on prior experience, attitude and skill level of participant, river levels, paddling partners and weather conditions.
  • Renter is responsible for repair or current replacement cost for lost, damaged,or modified equipment. 

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director
kgerbers@uga.edu

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator 
jfulmer@uga.edu

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant
tony.blasucci@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver


Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC)

Camping

Spring 2017 Hours
Monday - Thursday 2PM - 8PM
Friday 12 - 6PM
Closed weekends, holidays, and for special events. Hours subject to change.
Please note that equipment may only be picked up during operating hours.

Location: lower level -- 144 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities
Telephone: 706-542-4677
Email: outdoors@uga.edu 

For a list of available rental items and to reserve gear online, click here.

Parking for Equipment Loading and Unloading

  • Renters are responsible for picking up & returning equipment during ORC scheduled hours of operation. As there are no designated spaces for long term ORC parking, renters must call the ORC to arrange large equipment (canoe, kayak, bulky equipment) pick-up & return in order to keep time to a minimum. Special arrangements for boating equipment pickup & return in the back lot of Ramsey (E09) are possible. A pay lot adjacent to the East Campus Parking Deck is available for a nominal fee. The ORC is not responsible for any parking citation received by renters.

List of Gear

Rent Outdoor Gear

Outdoor Recreation Rental Policies

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director
kgerbers@uga.edu

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator 
jfulmer@uga.edu

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant
tony.blasucci@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver


Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Outdoor Recreation Activity Descriptions

Backpacking combines hiking and camping in a single trip. A backpacker hikes into the backcountry to spend one or more nights there, and carries supplies and equipment to satisfy sleeping and eating needs.

Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limited to very short climbs over a crash pad so that a fall will not result in serious injury. It is typically practiced on large natural boulders or artificial boulders in gyms and outdoor urban areas.

Canoeing is an activity involving a small long and narrow boat, propelled by one or more people (depending on the size of canoe), using single-bladed paddles. The paddlers face in the direction of travel, in either a seated position, or kneeling on the bottom of the boat.

Caving - also known as spelunking in the United States and occasionally potholing in the United Kingdom - is the recreational sport of exploring wild (generally non-commercial) cave systems.

Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport.

Day Hiking is a recreational sport in which participants spend the day hiking to usually scenic views, but does not plan on spending the night outdoors (see Hiking).

Fly fishing is a distinct and ancient angling method, most renowned as a method for catching trout and salmon, but employed today for a wide variety of species including pike, bass, panfish, grayling and carp, as well as marine species, such as redfish, snook, tarpon, bonefish and striped bass.

Hang gliding is an air sport in which a pilot flies a light and unmotorized foot-launchable aircraft called a hang glider.

Hiking is an outdoor activity which consists of walking in natural environments, often on hiking trails.

Horseback Riding refers to the skill of riding or driving horses. This broad description includes both use of horses for practical, working purposes as well as recreational activities and competitive sports.

Kayak touring is the sport of paddling paddling on open waters of lakes, bays, and the ocean in a specially designed kayak.

Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by its suspension lines and the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing.

Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route.

Sailing is the art of controlling a boat with large (usually fabric) foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes the keel or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat.

Scuba diving ("scuba" originally being an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, although now widely considered a word in its own right) is a form of underwater diving in which a diver uses a scuba set to breathe underwater for recreational reasons.

Whitewater kayaking is the sport of paddling a kayak on a moving body of water, typically a whitewater river. Whitewater kayaking can range from simple, carefree gently moving water, to demanding, dangerous whitewater.

Ziplining is an activity, ride, or mode of transportation in which the participant rides - or "zips" - down a long, taut cable that is suspended between two tall poles.

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director
kgerbers@uga.edu

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator 
jfulmer@uga.edu

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant
tony.blasucci@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver


Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Obtain PE and Science credits by participating in Outdoor Recreation activities in these ways:

PE Credit:
- Register for PEDB 1070 - Ropes - Fall and Spring 
- Register for PEDB 1090 - Outdoor Adventure Activities - Fall and Spring
- Register for PEDB 1100 - Backpacking/Hiking - Fall and Spring 

Academic Credits plus PE credit through adventure travel and study abroad programs:
- Costa Rica Study Abroad - Outdoor Adventure PE credit with Geology 1121L- Maymester


PEDB 1090: Outdoor Adventure Activities
Available in the Fall, Spring, and Costa Rica Maymester (see below)

In this class, students are required to participate in 25 hours of adventure activities offered through the UGA Outdoor Recreation trip schedule (evenings and weekends) and 5 hours of classroom time.  This is a great way to learn outdoor activity skills and discover many natural resources in the southeast.  Course participants pay the student fee listed for each UGA Outdoor Recreation trip. 1 PE credit earned.


PEDB 1070: Ropes 
Available in the Fall and Spring 

Participants in this class will learn how the UGA team building Challenge Course/ropes course operates.  This fun course will challenge students to actively work together to solve problems in order to negotiate the outdoor and indoor low and high ropes courses here on campus. Students learn initiative activities they can use in other settings (camps, organization meetings, team practices, staff trainings), tie knots and learn risk management procedures and students have the opportunity to learn more about their own personal leadership style as well as what it means to work as a team with others.  This course provides fundamental training to progress towards actual training for a paid position on the UGA Challenge Course staff.  This course requires 1 Saturday commitment along with scheduled class time. 1 PE credit earned.
 

PEDB 1100: Backpacking/Hiking 
Available in the Fall and Spring

This class exposes students to the basic fundamentals of backpacking and hiking. Topics to be covered include appropriate equipment selection, dressing and clothing for the outdoor environment, camp cooking, land navigation, and expedition behavior. Class meetings allow students to have hands-on learning with packs, sleep systems, tents, and camp cookware. The class culminates in a 2-day backpacking trip where students are engaging in a group-led excursion to the backcountry. A range of 6-12 miles of hiking is what one can expect to do on this trip. 1 PE credit earned.
 

Costa Rica Study Abroad - Outdoor Adventure
Maymester 2015


This two week adventure trip to Costa Rica finds students engaged in outdoor activity each day in this beautiful country rich in biodiversity.  Students hike, horseback ride, raft, kayak tour, zip-line through the canopy forest and even learn to surf!  The in-country experience starts on the UGA Costa Rica campus which includes trips to the Monteverde Reserve and local coffee, sugarcane and dairy farms, explores the Arenal Volcano area, moves to an amazing cultural experience on the Caribbean Coast to include cooking and dancing lessons, and ends with an exciting overnight raft trip on the Pacuare River navigating Class III-IV rapids.   This experience affords students the opportunity to learn more about this lush country with its misty cloud forests, volcanic mountain ranges, and tropical rain forests.  Local guides provide information about conservation, medicinal plants and a wealth of information about flora and fauna.  This study abroad experience in Costa Rica is now paired with Geology 1121 with lab for 4 credits.  Classroom and lab time will occur before, during and after the trip to Costa Rica to complete course work for this class credit.

No prior experience in either outdoor adventure activities or in the ability to speak Spanish is required.  However, a desire to learn new skills, be active outside every day, be engaged with the locals and work as a team with the group are attributes that will make this an unforgettable study abroad experience. The registration deadline is the first week of March each year and early registration is encouraged. All majors are eligible for participation. For more information about this opportunity, see the UGA Costa Rica website. 1 PE credit and 3-4 course credits earned for Geology.

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director
kgerbers@uga.edu

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator 
jfulmer@uga.edu

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant
tony.blasucci@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver


Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Trips and Clinics Policies

Eligible Participants and Fees

  • For any activity/clinic taking place past the Ramsey turnstiles, a current Ramsey Student Center membership is required. Activities in this category will be noted with two price categories (Student/Ramsey Member) and include SCUBA courses, Climbing Wall, Kayak clinics, and some other educational clinics. All current full-time UGA fees paid students are automatically members. UGA Faculty and Staff must opt in for a Ramsey membership; please visit the Cashier's Window, located in the Ramsey lobby, or call 706-542-2192 for more information.
  • For clinics/trips taking place in the academic classrooms and/or outside of the Ramsey Student Center, no membership is required. Activities in this category will be noted with three price categories (Student/Ramsey Member/Non-member) and include backpacking, caving, hiking, rock climbing, paddling, and other outdoor trips. These activities are open to anyone who wishes to register. Minimum age for participation is 16 years.  

Trip & Climbing Wall Registration

  • All registration can be completed online or in the Recreational Sports Business office during regular hours.
  • All participants must complete a liability waiver and health history at the time of registration.

Refunds

DEPARTMENTAL REFUND POLICY

  • Full refunds are issued if the Department of Recreational Sports cancels a class, activity or program. All other refunds are charged a $15.00 processing fee. Classes, activities and programs costing less than $15.00 are not eligible for a refund. Refunds can only be considered if there is a documented medical condition that precludes completion of the activity. If a refund is warranted after activity has begun, it is pro-rated based upon the activity start date.
  • If a refund is due to a participant, they can either apply that refund to another trip/activity during that semester or that refund must be acquired by the end of that semester.
  • Refunds are only granted in cases where there is a documented medical condition that precludes completion of the class, activity or program. If a refund is warranted, it is pro-rated based upon the class, activity or program start date.


TRIPS

  • For trips and clinics, cancellations must be received three weeks in advance of the event in order to receive a partial refund. All cancellations by participants are assessed a $15 processing fee. Trips or clinics costing less than $15 are not eligible for refunds. No refunds are given for participants cancelling less than three weeks in advance unless warranted by a documented medical excuse, in which case a full-refund will be granted.
  • UGA Recreational Sports reserves the right to cancel any trip or clinic due to weather concerns or low enrollment. Any trip or clinic cancelled by the department will result in a full refund for each participant.

PAYMENTS FOR BREAK TRIPS

  • Deposits are always non-refundable and any money paid toward the trip balance is not refundable after the final balance deadline.
  • All payment deadlines must be met or space will be canceled and payments forfeited.

BELAY CLINICS

  • No refunds are given for participant cancellation of a Climbing Wall Clinic as it is under the $15 processing fee limit.
  • A participant may switch to another clinic during the same semester if notification is given to the Membership Services desk more than three days prior to the clinic.

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

  • No refunds for equipment rented from ORC unless Outdoor Rec cancels a trip in which the participant was scheduled to participate.

Special Needs 

  • If you have a request requiring special accommodations, contact outdoors@uga.edu at least 3 weeks prior to a trip or event.

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director
kgerbers@uga.edu

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator 
jfulmer@uga.edu

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant
tony.blasucci@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver


Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Trips and Clinics

stand up paddle board trip

Get Outdoors with UGA Outdoor Rec!

UGA outdoor trips and clinics are open to all students, faculty/staff, and members of the Athens community. We offer many outdoor activities, including flatwater and whitewater paddling, rafting, backpacking, hiking, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) trips, caving, rock climbing, snorkeling, and more. No experience is necessary!

Spring 2017 Trips and Clinics (for full trip descriptions and details, visit the registration page)

Trip/Clinic Location Activity  Date(s) PEDB Hours Student  Fac/ Staff Non-UGA Space Available (updated 1/18/17) 

Beginner SCUBA

Ramsey SCUBA

WED 1/11

21

$170 

$180 

N/A

14

Intro to Knot Tying

Ramsey Clinic

WED 1/25

3

$10

$15

$20

FULL

Altamaha River Paddle

GA Canoeing

FRI 1/27 - SUN 1/29

15

$120

$130

$140

8

Watson Mill Bridge Hiking

GA Day Trip

SAT 1/28

5

$20

$25

$30

FULL

Intro to Disc Golf

GA Clinic

SAT 1/28

3

$10

$15

$15

3

Intro to Ultralight Backpacking

Ramsey Clinic

WED 2/1

3

$10

$15

$20 

8

Intro to Kayak Rolling

Ramsey Clinic

TUE 2/7

3

$15

$20

N/A

4

Beginner SCUBA II

Ramsey SCUBA

WED 2/8

21

$170 

$180 

N/A

16

Cataloochee Skiing 

NC Ski Trip

FRI 2/10 - SAT 2/11

15

$280

$290

$300


FULL

Intro to Disc Golf II

GA Clinic

SAT 2/11

3 $10

$15

$15

3

Backcountry Coffee & Tea

Ramsey Clinic

WED 2/15

3 $10

$15

$15

FULL

Horseback Riding

GA Day Trip

SAT 2/18

5

$80

$85

$90

1

Savannah City Tour & Disc Golf

GA City Tour

SAT 2/18 - SUN 2/19

10 $85

$90

$95

9

Snorkel with Manatees

FL Snorkeling

FRI 2/17 - SUN 2/19

15

$195

$220

N/A

FULL

Intro to Geocaching

Ramsey Clinic

WED 2/22

3 $10

$15

$15

4

Tallulah Gorge Hiking

GA Day Trip

SAT 2/25

5

$35

$40

$45

FULL

Tumbling Rock Caving

AL Caving

SAT 2/25 - SUN 2/26

10

$70

$75

$80

FULL

Florida Keys Dive Trip

FL SCUBA

FRI 3/3 - TUE 3/7

25

$535

$545

$555

FULL

Smokey Mountain Backpacking

TN Backpacking

SAT 3/4 - MON 3/6

18

$115

$120

$125

5

Apalachicola Paddling Expedition

GA-FL Canoeing

SAT 3/4 - SAT 3/11

25

$380

$400

$420

4

Intro to Kayak Rolling II

Ramsey Clinic

WED 3/15

3

$15

$20

N/A

6

Opossum Creek Falls

SC Day Hike

SAT 3/18

5

$30

$35

$40

1

Intro to Vertical Caving

GA Caving

SUN 3/19

8

$55

$60

N/A

FULL

Cheaha Backpacking

AL Backpacking

SAT 3/18 - SUN 3/19

10

$75

$80

$85

FULL

Advanced SCUBA

Ramsey SCUBA

WED 3/22

9

$95

$105

N/A

9

Linville Gorge Climbing

NC Rock Climbing

SAT 3/25 - SUN 3/26

10

$85

$90

$95

FULL

Intro to SUP Yoga

GA Clinic

SAT 3/25

3

$30

$35

$40

4

Intro to Orienteering

Ramsey Clinic

WED 3/29

3

$15

$20

$25

12

Intro to SUP Yoga II

GA Clinic

SAT 4/1

3

$30

$35

$40

4

Boat Rock Bouldering

GA Day Trip

SUN 4/2

8

$35

$40

$45

FULL

Mt. Mitchell Backpacking

GA Backpacking

SAT 4/1 - SUN 4/2

10

$70

$75

$80

2

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking (2-Day)

GA Clinic

THU 4/6 & SAT 4/8

10

$65

$70

N/A

5

Blue Hole Hiking & Swimming 

TN Day Trip SUN 4/9 5 $45

$50

$55

FULL

SUPing on the French Broad

NC Day Trip

SAT 4/15

5 $55

$60

$65

2

New River Paddling

WV Canoeing

FRI 4/21 - SUN 4/23

15

$125

$135

$145

6

Black Balsam Knob Backpacking

NC Backpacking

SAT 4/22 - SUN 4/23

10

$70

$75

$80

4

Intro to Fly Fishing

Ramsey Clinic

SAT 4/22

3

$15

$20

$25

7

Intro to Disc Golf

GA Clinic

SUN 4/23

3

$10

$15

$15

3


 

Spring 2017 PEDB Trips (these trips are reserved for students registered for PEDB 1100 and PEDB 1000 classes. If you are a student in one of these courses, you may register for your trip(s) using the registration page. If you are in PEDB 1090 Outdoor Adventure (non-Spring Break), you will register for trips from the list above.)

Trip Name

Date(s)

PEDB Class

Backpacking #1 Sat 2/11-12 PEDB 1100 (SMITH)
Backpacking #2 Sat 2/18-19 PEDB 1100 (CHOU)
Backpacking #3 Sat 2/25-26 PEDB 1100 (SMITH)
Backpacking #4 Sat 3/18-19 PEDB 1100 (CHOU)
Backpacking #5 Sat 3/25-26 PEDB 1100 (SMITH)
Backpacking #6 Sat 4/1-2 PEDB 1100 (CHOU)
SCUBA 1 Fri 3/24-26 PEDB 1331 (GERBERS)
SCUBA 2 Fri 3/31-2 PEDB 1331 (GERBERS)
SCUBA 3 Fri 4/7-9 PEDB 1331 (GERBERS)

Trips & Clinics Registration

Trips and Clinics Policies

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Obtain PE and Science credits by participating in Outdoor Recreation activities.

Outdoor Recreation Activity Descriptions

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director
kgerbers@uga.edu

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator 
jfulmer@uga.edu

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant
tony.blasucci@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver


Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Wellness

BodyPump Instructors

Campus Outreach
Let us come bring Fitness and Wellness to you! Upon your request, we will send a Nationally Certified Group Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer to your campus organization, fraternity, or sorority. Our outreaches can be customized to fit your needs for any of the following services:

•Any Group/Instructional Class Format
•Wellness/Fitness Presentations
•Workshops for Specific Interests
•Exercice Modalities and Injury Prevention
•Ways to Stay Fit Outside of the Gym
•Or Any Other Fitness Related Class, Topic, or Program

Submit an outreach request here.  

Body Composition

$5 Body Composition
Make an appointment to get your body composition tested by a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer. Sign up at the Membership Services Desk for a time that works best for you!

$1 Body Composition
Let a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer determine your body composition using a BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) scale.

5-7 pm in the PT Office (Located in Strength & Conditioning Room 2) on the following dates in Spring 2017:

• January 19
• February 16
• March 16
•  April 20

 

Polar BodyAge Fitness Assessment 

This hour and a half appointment will allow you to test your muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, cardiorespiratory health, and body composition. Use the results to identify your body age and consult with a Personal Trainer on ways to lower that age. Required for all first-time clients.
$35 for student
$45 for faculty/staff
$55 for alumni

Single Session
If you are new to Personal Training or you have hit a plateau with your current workout plan this is the option for you! Meet with a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer who will design an individualized workout for you to use on your own. 
You must also purchase a Polar Body Age Assessment.

$50 for student
$60 for faculty/staff
$70 for alumni

You may register in person at the Membership Services Desk in the Main Office of the Ramsey Student Center.

Personal Training Policies

Plank Training

Personal Training Policies

1. Appointments must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise that session is forfeited.
 
2. Clients are expected to adhere to all policies of the Strength and Conditioning Room. (Click here for Strength and Conditioning Policies and Information.)
 
3. Each client is required to complete a medical screening form before beginning their sessions. A physician's referral form may need to be completed if the client has any health risk(s).
 
4. Registration is available throughout the semester. No refunds.
 
5. To receive optimum benefits from the program, it is our policy that a minimum of 1 session be used per week.
 
6. Unless arranged otherwise, unused sessions will be forfeited after a period of 6 months. 
 
7. Training sessions are one hour in length. Please contact your trainer if you will be more than 5 minutes late. Trainers will wait 15 minutes for late arrivals. If the client fails to SHOW up at the scheduled time, that session is forfeited.
 
8. Personal Training in the Ramsey Center and in other recreational facilities can only occur through trainers certified by the department of recreational sports and academic classes regularly scheduled in the facility. Any other personal training, whether for pay or not, is strictly prohibited due to safety concerns and to ensure that no state facilities are used to advance a private enterprise.

9. If the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, all fitness classes, personal training sessions and any other fitness programs will be cancelled effective immediately. Fitness activities will resume at their scheduled times one hour after the tornado warning has been lifted.

Meet the Personal Trainers

 

 

 

April

Major: Master's in Strength & Conditioning
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Personal Trainer since 2014
• Group Fitness Instructor since 2012
• Weightlifting experience since 2012

 

Ashlyn

Major: Sport Psychology

Certifications:ISSA Personal Trainer, Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• Weightlifting experience since 2013
• High school varsity lacross captain
• Administrative assistant at private athletic training facility

 

 

Cameron

Major: M.A.T. Science Education

Certifications: NASM CPT, NASM Fitness  Nutrition Specialization, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid, Water Safety Instructor,  Lifeguard Instructor

Experience:

• Weight room experience since 2006
• Personal training experience since 2013

 

 

Caroline

Major: Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Personal Trainer since 2014
• Working in a gym setting since 2007
• Played sports in high school

 

Cassie

Major: Dietetics
Certifications: NCSF Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Weight lifting and circuit training experience
• High school sports experience
• Personal trainer since 2015

 

Cavender

Major: History
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Student Veteran - 4 years in the Marine Corps

 

 

Eddie

Major: Risk Management & Insurance, 2016
Certifications: SCW Personal Training, CPR/First Aid

Experience:

• Former offensive tackle for UGA
• Weight room experience since 2003
• Sport performance experience, including work with Chip Smith, since 2011

 

Grey

Major: Exercise and Sport Science/Pre-Chiropractic
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Strength and Conditioning Manager since 2015
• NCAA Div. III Baseball Player
• Weight room experience since 2007
• Assistant Personal Training Director experience

 

Hayden

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Certifications: SCW Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Weight training since 2010
• S&C Facility Technician Manager since 2015
• UGA Athletic Association Student Tutor
• High school varsity track & field, cross country, and swimming

 

Jimmy

Major: Exercise Science
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Weight training since 2008
• High school sports experience
• Personal Trainer since 2014

 

Ken

Major: Biology, Public Health minor
Certifications: SCW Personal Trainer, Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Weight training since 2011
• Lifeguard experience since 2012

Lauren

Major: Exercise and Sport Science
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, SCW Yoga Level I, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• Yoga teacher since 2014
• SPARC Intern
• Marathon and half-marathon finisher

 

Mac

Major: Master's of Public Health
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• 4 years of high school football
• Weight training since 2006
• Personal training and group fitness experience since 2013

 

Mackenzie

Major: Exercise and Sport Science
Certifications:AFAA Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• 4 years of varsity basketball and volleyball
• Weight training since 2008

 

Maggie

Major: Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• Beach lifeguard since 2011
• Played rugby at University of North Georgia
• Played soccer & worked as a personal trainer at the Dahlonega Athletic Center

 

Nathan

Major: Exercise Science

Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• High school football, soccer, and cross country
• Multiple triathlons
• TA for Exercise is Medicine course
• Research assistant in exercise science lab
• Weight room experience since 2008

 

Petey

Major: Psychology and Anthropology

Certifications: SCW Personal Trainer, Les Mills BodyPump, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• BodyPump instructor since 2012
• Played soccer (goalkeeper) for 15 years
• Trained in Jui Jitsu and Boxing

 

Shane

Major: Master's of Taxation
Certifications: SCW Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• Football strength & conditioning programs
• Trained by a professional bodybuilder
• Experience working in recreational facilities since 2012

Become a Personal Trainer

1. All candidates must be a UGA student and hold a NCCA accredited personal training certification and/or a certification from one of the following organizations: ACE, AFAA, ACSM, NASM or NSCA.

2. Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application to 201 Ramsey Student Center to be considered for an interview.

3. Prior to taking clients, all Rec Sports Personal Trainers must complete a thorough in-house orientation and training.

For more information about becoming a personal trainer, please send an email to: 

April Pavelka 
april.pavelka25@uga.edu

or

Scottie Gray 
sgray3@uga.edu

Staff Contact

706-542-5060

 

Fitness and Wellness

Scottie Gray, Assistant Director
sgray3@uga.edu

Sarah Goodwin, Specialist
sgood1@uga.edu

April Pavelka, Graduate Assistant
april.pavelka25@uga.edu

Personal Training Services and Pricing

Plank Training

Personal Training Packages:

Trainers are available to all students, faculty, staff and alumni! Participants must have access to the Ramsey Student Center by paying student fees or the Ramsey Center membership. A total fitness consultation includes a full fitness assessment on the Polar BodyAge System and a fitness consultation with a certified personal trainer. Choose from one of the following personal training packages:

1-on-1 Training

Package Sudent Pricing Faculty/Staff Pricing Alumni Pricing
1 Session $35 $40 $45
3 Sessions $85 $90 $105
6 Sessions $155 $170 $180
9 Sessions $215 $235 $250
12 Sessions $265 $290 $315
15 Sessions $300 $330 $360
20 Sessions $360 $400 $440

 

Buddy Training

Don't like working out alone? Need a more affordable package? The Buddy Training program allows you and a friend to take advantage of the personal training program together.

Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a workout partner:

• Be sure to choose a partner with similar goals in mind. This will allow the trainer to utilize the time to benefit both participants.

• Coordinate schedules prior to signing up.   This will not only ensure that you can make the commitment together, but also makes scheduling an appointment with a trainer more feasible.
 

Package Student Pricing Faculty/Staff Pricing Alumni Pricing
1 Session $45 $50 $55
3 Sessions $125 $135 $150
6 Sessions $230 $240 $250
9 Sessions $325 $340 $360
12 Sessions $405 $430 $455
15 Sessions $480 $510 $540
20 Sessions $600 $640 $680


Buddy Training is limited to two clients.

Prices include both clients.

If Buddy Training package is split between a student and a faculty/staff member, the faculty/staff price takes precedence.

All new clients must purchase a Polar BodyAge fitness assessment in addition to the sessions purchased in order for personal trainers to establish a baseline fitness status of the client.

Training Programs

Personal Training

Private training helps improve overall fitness and achieve the results you want. Your trainer will provide professional assistance to improve strength, flexibility, endurance, posture, balance, coordination, and cardiovascular health. Find the right way to work out.

 

Why?

• To workout harder and more efficiently than you would on your own.

• For proper instruction on resistance and cardiovascular training.

• To keep the workouts fresh with new training ideas and to maximize your results.

• To receive encouragement and motivation to help you set and achieve goals.

• To help increase your commitment to exercise through a more consistent regimen. 

 

Personal trainers specialize in:

• Weight Loss
• Weight Gain
• Weight Maintenance
• Muscular Growth
• Sport Specific Training

 

Small Group Training

Set a goal and make it happen through Small Group Training. Work with a qualified instructor on specific goals or amplify results. These progressive courses help reach your goals through effective and precise programming.

Each class will be offered for a 6 week session (12 classes).There will be two sessions per semester participants can register for individually.

Click here to view the Small Group Training Schedules page.

Click here to purchase Small Group Sessions.

Session Free Week Dates Class Dates
Sessions 1 January 9 - January 15, 2017 January 17 - February 24, 2017
Sessions 2 February 27 - March 3, 2017 March 13 - April 21, 2017

 

Small Group Prices
Class Student Price Staff/Faculty Price Alumni Price
Athletic Conditioning
1 session (6 weeks/12 classes)
$45 $60 $75
Spring Break/Summer Beach Bod
1 session (6 weeks/12 classes)
$45 $60 $75
Women's Weightlfting
1 session (6 weeks/12 classes)
$45 $60 $75

Personal Training Services and Pricing

Meet the Personal Trainers

Personal Training Policies

Registration and Medical Screening Form

This form must be brought into the Main Office with payment.

Males over 45 years of age or older, females 55 years of age or older or those who have one or more risk factors identified on this form are required to complete the Physician Referral Form.

Physician's Referral Form

This form must be completed by physician and brought to first meeting with the personal trainer.

Group Fitness and Instructional Class Policies

BodyPump Staff

2016 - 2017 Fitness & Wellness Waiver

 

Fitness & Wellness All-Access Class Policies

1. Only current, fees-paid UGA students or Ramsey Center members age 18 and older are eligible to register for fitness and wellness classes. 

2. The All Access, Group Fitness, Water, Cycle, and Mind/Body passes are valid through the semester of purchase.  The 10-Class Pass is valid for 6 months from date of purchase.

3. An assumption of risk form MUST be signed before participating. It is strongly recommended that men over the age of 45 and women over the age of 55 receive medical clearance FROM their physician before participating in any class.

4. No refunds are given for fitness class passes. 

5. All participants must have a Fitness & Wellness pass.

6. Fitness class passes are nontransferable. Improperly used cards will be confiscated and destroyed. Memberships may be revoked for repeated offenses.

7. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. Each class is subject to max enrollment, which varies depending on class format, to provide the safest environment possible. Once the max number have entered the class, the class will then be closed.

8. Members may enter an open class until 10 minutes after start time. After 10 minutes or the end of the warm-up period, the class is closed to prevent injuries.

9. Members should line up outside the designated entry door. Members may not enter aerobics room until instructed by the door monitor.

10. Recreational Sports reserves the right to adjust the schedule when necessary.

11. At minimum a sports bra and shorts must be worn to attend fitness classes.

12. If the National Weather Service issues a Tornado Warning, all fitness classes, personal training sessions, and any other fitness program will be cancelled effective immediately. Fitness activities will resume their scheduled times one hour after the Tornado Warning has been lifted.

 

Instructional Class Policies

1. Only current, fees-paid UGA students or Ramsey Center members age 18 and older are eligible to register for fitness and wellness classes.  

2. An assumption of risk form MUST be signed before participating. It is strongly recommended that men over the age of 45 and women over the age of 55 receive medical clearance FROM their physician before participating in any class.

3. Full refunds minus a $15 processing fee are available up to one week after the original purchase date for the instructional class. No refunds are granted for two weeks following the beginning of the class session. If a medical condition arises that precludes completion of a class, refunds are pro-rated based upon the class start date.

4. All participants must have an Instructional Pass. No 1 or 10-Class Passes are permitted.

5. At minimum a sports bra and shorts must be worn to attend fitness classes.

6. If the National Weather Service issues a Tornado Warning, all fitness classes, personal training sessions, and any other fitness program will be cancelled effective immediately. Fitness activities will resume their scheduled times one hour after the Tornado Warning has been lifted.

Intramural Sports Rules

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Elise Harvey, Senior Coordinator
eharvey@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Graduate Assistant
cgw26723@uga.edu

Sam DiSalle, Graduate Assistant
samuel.disalle25@uga.edu

Greg Metzger, Graduate Assistant
gregory.metzger@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide
2016-2017 Intramural Sports Participant Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I register?
How do I create a team?
Sign Up for the Unlimited Play Pass.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.
Sign Up as a free agent here.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $20 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Intramural Sports Registration Process

How to Register for the Unlimited Play Pass for Intramural Sports:

1. Click HERE to start Registration Process

2. In the top right corner, click sign in and enter your MyID and password.

 

3. Click on CAS

 

4. Enter your UGA MyID and Passord and click Log in



 

5. Once you are signed in, click Memberships and Fitness Passes

 


6. Select $20.00 at the bottom right                                                                       


7. Click Add to Cart
                                                                                                                                                                                                      












8. Click Continue Shopping or Checkout
                                                                                                                                                                                          













9. Once it is in your cart, you will be required to fill in your papyment information

 

CLICK HERE TO CREATE A TEAM

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Elise Harvey, Senior Coordinator
eharvey@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Graduate Assistant
cgw26723@uga.edu

Sam DiSalle, Graduate Assistant
samuel.disalle25@uga.edu

Greg Metzger, Graduate Assistant
gregory.metzger@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide
2016-2017 Intramural Sports Participant Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I register?
How do I create a team?
Sign Up for the Unlimited Play Pass.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.
Sign Up as a free agent here.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $20 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Intramural Sports

Latest News-- Two UGA Rec Sports Officials Named All-American 

Kaulin Andric and Jessica Gilbert, student officials in the Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Georgia, were named All-American Officials at the NIRSA National Flag Football Tournament at the University of West Florida on January 8, 2017.

Both Andric and Gilbert officiated games throughout the three-day series, where 56 collegiate intramural teams competed for three division championships: men’s, women’s, and co-rec.

“Being selected as an All American is a humbling honor for me,” Andric said. “It speaks volumes of my personal growth and development as an official… [but] I have to stay humble, continue to work hard, and practice my craft to get better.”

A total of 50 officials were invited from state and regional flag football tournaments. From those, 10 were selected as All-American Officials. In addition to Andric and Gilbert, the group also included officials from Georgia Southern University, the Ohio State University, Angelo State University, Ohio University, Campbell University, and Indiana University. 

Gilbert was the only female selected as an All-American this year.

“All those weekends I spent traveling to tournaments and time I put into reviewing plays and watching film was all worth it,” Gibert said. “I feel truly honored that I was able to represent UGA and the state of Georgia in such a tremendous way.”

Intramural Sports

The goal of the Department of Recreational Sports is to make participation in the intramural sports program safe, attractive, and desirable to a large number of students, faculty, staff, and spouses/domestic partners.  Through our various programs, our goal is to create an inclusive environment for all participants to feel welcome participating in the Competitive Sports program.  

 

SPRING SPORTS  TEAM ENTRY DEADLINE START DATE COVERED BY UNLIMITED PLAY PASS
Free Agent Meeting   January 18 (6:45p-8:00p)  
5v5 Basketball League   November 13 - February 20
Basketball Skills Challenge January 18 January 20
Inner Tube Water Polo January 18 January 22
Racquetball League January 18 January 23
Friday Night Indoor Soccer Tournament February 1 February 3, 10
Ultimate Frisbee League February 8 February 12
Indoor Soccer League February 8 February 12
Softball League February 8 February 12
Team Tennis  February 8 February 13
Team Golf* February 22 February 28
4v4 Volleyball League March 15 March 19
4v4 Flag Football March 15 March 20
4v4 Outdoor Soccer March 15 March 20
Tennis Singles March 22 March 26
Spikeball Tournament April 12 April 14
Badminton Doubles Tournament April 19 April 21

*Event requires both the $20 Unlimited Play Pass as well as an additional fee due to the high cost of the event. 
Events listed in BOLD will be set up in a tournament format.

Purchase the new Unlimited Play Pass for $20, and you can play your favorite sports, like indoor soccer or 4v4 flag football, then try something that you have never played before, like Ultimate Frisbee or our brand new Spikeball One-Day event! Sign up in our main office or online. If you have any questions, call our office at 706-542-5060 or you can email us at compsports@uga.edu. 

***Remember, all players must present their UGA ID card or a government issued photo ID at every intramural sports game.***

Contact
Intramural Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Weather Hotline (field status announcements)
706-542-8648

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Elise Harvey, Senior Coordinator
eharvey@uga.edu 

Chelsea Watson, Graduate Assistant
cgw26723@uga.edu

Sam DiSalle, Graduate Assistant
samuel.disalle25@uga.edu

Greg Metzger, Graduate Assistant
gregory.metzger@uga.edu

 

Intramural Sports Participation Guide
2016-2017 Intramural Sports Participant Guide

Intramural Sports Registration 
How do I register?
How do I create a team?
Sign Up for the Unlimited Play Pass.

Free Agent Sign Up Process
Click here for a detailed guide to become a free agent.
Sign Up as a free agent here.

Intramural Sports Rules
Click here to view a listing of our Intramural Sports rules.

 

FAQs

Can I play on two teams in the same sport?
Yes, if one of the teams is co-rec! Players may only participate on one same sex team (Includes: Fraternity, Men’s Recreational & Men’s Competitive, Women’s Independent & Sorority).

What does the Unlimited Play Pass give me access to?
Once you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass for $20 per semester, you can access any of our Competitive Sports programs. After purchasing the pass, you can participate in 1 event or all events offered. Our only exemptions are the team golf league and our state flag football tournament. 

Does the Unlimited Play Pass change how we create a team?
No. The only difference now is that when you purchase the Unlimited Play Pass, you can create a team, join a preexisting team or sign up as a free agent. 

Club Sports Team Listing

Asura

Team Captain: Sanjay Menon
Email: ugaasura@gmail.com

Founded in 2008, Asura is the University of Georgia's premiere co-educational fusion dance team, and welcomes highly determined and motivated UGA students who demonstrate passion, character, and discipline.

Ballroom Dance

Team Captain: Bobby Leitmann
Email: bdcuga@gmail.com

The UGA Ballroom Dance Club is dedicated to fostering a love of Ballroom dancing through free weekly lessons and fantastic events.
 

Breakdance

Email: ugabboy@gmail.com

The UGA Breakdance Club (also known as the Junkyard Dawgs) main objective is to promote the love of dance, primarily b-boying and hip hop culture.

Budokai

Email: uga.budokai@gmail.com

The Budokai is a dojo training in Ogasawara-Ha Shorinji Ryu, a traditional style of Japanese karatedo. Shorinji Ryu teaches methods of personal protection through striking, grappling, and throwing, as well as the use of kobudo weapons such as the bo, sai, and tonfa.

Cheerleading

Email: ugaclubcheer@gmail.com

The squad combines athletic abilities along with school spirit and competes at the NCA College Nationals, USA Cheer STUNT, Athletic Championships and Cheersport Nationals.

Eventing

Team Captain: Caroline Hawkins
Email: chawk413@uga.edu

The Eventing team is based out of Pascova Farms about 15 minutes from campus. We have meetings once a month and accept all levels of eventers, and even non-riders. The team holds two clinics a semester with professional trainers, a team derby, and hosts an intercollegiate competition once a semester.

Georgia Dance Team

Team Captain: Emily Giddens
Email: gadanceteam@gmail.com

Georgia Dance Team allows highly trained dancers to promote multiple styles of dancing including jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and tap in a fun, creative way to the students of the University of Georgia.

Golf

Team Captain: Richard Hardeman
Email: clubgolf.uga@gmail.com

Our organization is committed to playing competitively in the National Collegiate Club Golf Association on both a regional and national scale, as well as giving our members a group of students to play with here in Athens.

Gymnastics

Email: ugaclubgym@gmail.com

The University of Georgia Gymnastics Club team competes in the NAIGC division. We welcome both beginning and advanced gymnasts.

Ice Hockey

Email: president@ugahockey.com

The Ice Dogs compete in the Southern Region of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, and play under NCAA rules. Georgia faces-off against several SEC opponents including Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. Other southern rival opponents include Clemson, Florida State, and of course bitter rival Georgia Tech.

Karate

Team Captain: Dara Deckert
Email: karate@uga.edu

The UGA Karate Club, founded in 1960, is the oldest active martial arts club at the University of Georgia. The Karate Club's aim is to provide good physical conditioning while teaching the art, history and philosophy of Tae Kwon Do. Membership is open to all students, faculty and staff, and beginners are welcome.

Red Hotz, Competitive Dance Team

Team Captain: Allie Fogel
Email: ugaredhotz@hotmail.com

The UGA Red Hotz are the only competitive dance team on UGA's campus. We perform around campus at philanthropic events and local recitals, and we also compete regionally and nationally around the southeast. 2013-2014 will be our 14th season on campus, and we continue to grow each and every year.

Rugby, Men's

Team Captain: Brandon Hutton
Email: officers@ugarugby.com

UGA Rugby is a club sport that competes against other teams in the Southeast, as well as invitational, regional, and national tournaments. We have several different teams that can accommodate both seasoned and rookie players.

Rugby, Women's

Team Captain: Lindsey Deering
Email: ugawrfc@gmail.com

Rugby is a fun, intense team sport. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary.

Cross Country

Team President: Laura George
Email: ugaclubxc@gmail.com

 

The Club Cross Country Team is open to all runners with no experience necessary. The team competes under the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association (NIRCA) during the fall semester every year. We attend four or five regular season meets in addition to the NIRCA Regional and National meets. In the spring, our competition season is more informal and consists mainly of road races and possibly a few track meets. For more information about practice times, meets, or the team in general, visit our Facebook page or send us an email. 

Sailing

Team Captain: Allison Chenard
Email: ugasailing@gmail.com

The UGA Club Sailing Team has provided the opportunity for students to experience the sport of sailing in both a competitive and recreational capacity. While previous experience is welcomed, it is not necessary. A major aspect of our team is offering club members all the necessary instruction and to gain entry into the sport of Sailing. Our team practices mainly at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club in Flowery Branch, GA where we have access to 10 Club 420 sailboats. Relaxed and casual practices are held at Lake Chapman on a small assortment of sailboats. The team competes regularly within the southeast division of the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association. 

Soccer, Men's

Email: ugasoccerclub@hotmail.com

UGA Club Soccer is a competitive program designed to suit the needs of highly skilled athletes in the game of soccer. Even though the program is demanding and competitive, this club still allows the prospective player to enjoy the college life, while playing a sport they enjoy. The UGA Club Soccer team participates in a number of matches with other colleges as well as invitationals and regional tournaments.

Softball

Team Captain: Mary Beth O'Rouke

Email: softball@uga.edu

The UGA Club Softball team was founded in the fall of 2002 and has progressed into one of the top ranked club softball organizations of the east coast.

Tennis

Team Captain: Gordon Lucas
Email: ugaclubtennisteam@gmail.com

The purpose of the Tennis Club at UGA is to allow students to participate in matches and tournaments at a competitive level. The Tennis Club at UGA is well-established and consistently ranks among the top club tennis teams in the nation. The club plays in sectionally and nationally accredited tournaments year-round in addition to participating in a handful of dual matches against nearby schools.

Ultimate Frisbee, Women's

Email: ugadawgma@gmail.com

The UGA Women's Club Ultimate team is a dedicated group of women who travel to compete across the nation in the spring season, previously winning Sectionals (South), Regionals (Southeast), and even College Nationals in 2001.

Volleyball, Women's

Team Captain: Maddie Zide, ugaclubvball@gmail.com

UGA Women's Club Volleyball is a competitive club sport that plays all year round. We travel the southeast region and participate in highly competitive tournaments in both the fall and spring, including Nationals in April.

Wakeboarding

Team Captain: Anthony Kennedy, wakedawgs@gmail.com

The Wakeboarding Club at UGA brings together the wakeboarding community at UGA and allows students to advance their skills while competing at a national level. The club also welcomes anyone who has never wakeboarded before but would like to learn or simply have a good time out on the lake.

Water Polo, Men's

Email: ugawaterpolo@gmail.com

Water Polo Club at UGA is a competitive water polo team that competes within the CWPA (Collegiate Water Polo Association) and also against various university and club teams throughout the U.S.

Whitewater

Team Captains: Brooke Spreen and Kim Buice
Email: ugawwclub@gmail.com

Whitewater paddling is a diverse sport that attracts a widespread group of thrill seekers and outdoorsmen. Sub-genres of the sport include creeking (the practice of descending steep, tight, and skill-intensive streams), river running (a focus on more forgiving and laid-back boating) and playboating (the art of using river features such as holes or waves to perform unique tricks).

The UGA Whitewater Club seeks to promote the sport and bring together the whitewater paddling community at UGA by providing roll sessions, organized trips, and resources for boaters of all levels.

Lacrosse, Men's

Email: ugalax@gmail.com

Lacrosse, Women's

Email: uga.womens.lacrosse@gmail.com

Ultimate Frisbee, Men's

Email: ugaultimate@gmail.com

Water Polo, Women's

Email: ugawomenswaterpolo@gmail.com

Badminton

Email: badmin@uga.edu

Capoeira

Email: capoeira@uga.edu

Champa and Chameli

Email: champaandchameli@gmail.com

Triathlon

Email: ugatri@gmail.com

Volleyball, Men's

Email: ugamensvolleyball@gmail.com

Water Ski

Email: ugaskiing@gmail.com

Contact Club Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Elise Harvey, Senior Coordinator
eharvey@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Graduate Assistant
cgw26723@uga.edu

Sam DiSalle, Graduate Assistant
samuel.disalle25@uga.edu

Greg Metzger, Graduate Assistant
gregory.metzger@uga.edu

 

Useful Links and Forms

All Club Sports forms and documents can be found on the Competitive Sports page in the UGA Involvement Network.

New Club Information and Registration
Center for Student Organizations
UGA Involvement Network

How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver

Handbook and Materials
2016-2017 Club Sports Handbook
Complete the Club Sports Waiver

Finance
Club Spending Request Form
Off-Campus Bank Account Request Form
Honorarium

Travel
Student Travel Request Form

Travel Checklist (Business Staff)
Travel Checklist (Club Sports Staff)

Home Events and Practices
Facility Request Form
Competition Schedule Form

Logos and Logo Policies
List of UGA marks/logos
UGA Approved Vendors
UGA Logo Approval Form

Emergency Action Planning
Severe Weather EAP
Medical EAP

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

We offer small group and private swim lessons to individuals of all ages and abilities. Enrollment for classes is limited in order to maintain quality instruction and the most favorable teaching environment. UGA students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community members are able to participate in a variety of lesson formats.

Spring Registration Now Open!

Youth Learn to Swim 

Session Cost: $65 for 5 lessons - no membership required

Full level descriptions are outlined upon registration. Skills evaluations will be conducted at swim orientation the Friday before a session begins, however it is important to enroll your child in the level you feel best represents his/her ability.  

  • Swim with Me: Designed for children 6 months - 3 years of age and parents 
  • Swim Tots:  Designed for children ages 3-4 years of age
  • Preschool Levels 1-3: Designed for children ages 4-5 years of age
  • Learn to Swim Levels 1-4: Designed for children ages 6-12 years of age

Register for lessons 


Adult Group Swim Lessons

Adult Learn to Swim classes are offered in a small-group setting for beginner and intermediate instruction. 

Session Cost: $60 Student, Faculty/Staff/Alumni $75 for 6, 45 minute lessons

Register for lessons


Private & Semi-Private Lessons

REGISTRATION CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 Private lessons are scheduled one-on-one sessions. Semi-private swim lessons are available for groups of two swimmers of similar abilities. All lessons are a half hour of personalized in-water instruction. 

Registration & Scheduling  

  • Membership required
  • Registration is not available online- only at the Ramsey Student Center Membership Services Desk 
  • Lessons are scheduled around pool availability during recreational swimming hours
  • Children under the age of 18 may only schedule lessons Friday 5pm - Sunday 9pm during the academic year
  • Children of alumni not eligible for lessons due to membership limitation

Register for Lessons

Aquatics Safety Training

Lifeguard Training

For additional information about upcoming schedules contact Aquatics Graduate Assistant - Brooke Alford at lba62324@uga.edu

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor

The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Water park Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Blood borne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue. Participants MUST attend all class dates. 

Prerequisites

​​• Be at least 17 years old on or before last day of the instructor course

• 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both

• Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes without support or stopping

• Within 1 minute and 40 seconds, swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7 - 10 feet and retrieve a 10lb brick. Return to surface and swim back to starting point with both hands holding brick and keeping face at the surface. Exit the water without using ladder or steps

• Possess one of the following:

  • A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED

  • A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Lifeguards

  • An equivalent certificate from another organization

Spring Session: ​

  • Saturday, February 4 12-5pm
  • Sunday, February 5 12-5pm
  • Wednesday, February 8 6-10pm
  • Saturday, February 11 12-5pm 
  • Sunday, February 12 12-5pm 

Course Price: $200 student - $210 faculty/staff/dependent/alumni - $250 community

Click here to register for classes

 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding 

This course is designed to teach skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants must successfully pass a precourse swim exam, skills check, and written exams to obtain certification (Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR for Professional Rescuer, current for 2 years). Participants MUST attend all class dates of a session. 

Prerequisites

• 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both

• Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes without support or stopping

• Within 1 minute and 40 seconds, swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7 - 10 feet and retrieve a 10lb brick. Return to surface and swim back to starting point with both hands holding brick and keeping face at the surface. Exit the water without using ladder or steps.

Course Dates: 

  • Session 1: 3/31, 4/1, 4/8, 4/10 (Friday 5-10pm, Saturday(s) 10am-6pm, Monday 5-9pm)
  • Session 2: 3/31, 4/2, 4/9, 4/10 (Friday 5-10pm, Sunday(s) 12-8pm, Monday 5-9pm)

Course Price: $185 student - $195 faculty/staff/dependent/alumni - $225 community

Click here to register for classes

 

Review: American Red Cross Lifeguarding (Blended Learning Format)

This class will provide the opportunity to review course content by incorporating blended learning format with online training sessions, classroom skills and water rescue activities. Participants must successfully complete blended learning components, pass a precourse swim exam, skills check, and written exams to obtain certification (Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR for Professional Rescuer, current for 2 years).

Prerequisite: Current or recently expired (less than 30 days) American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification

Course Dates: 

  • Saturday, March 18 12-8pm
  • Sunday, March 19 12-8pm
  • Saturday, April 22 12-8pm

*Course Price: $65 student - $75 faculty/staff/dependent/alumni - $85 community 

*In addition to above cost, students must pay $35 fee at time of blended learning online registration through the American Red Cross. This fee is non-refundable through UGA Recreational Sports. 

Click here to register for classes

 

CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuer

The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers course is designed to teach those with a duty to act (professional rescuers and health care providers) the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel take over. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest.

Course Dates: 

  • Saturday, January 21 10am-5pm
  • Saturday, February 25 10am-5pm

Course Price: $65 rec sport student staff - $75 student - $85 faculty/staff/dependent/alumni - $95 community

Click here to register for classes

 

Review: CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuers 

The review course provides instruction for those who have a current or recently expired certification. Instruction is provided as a review before participants are tested. To be eligible to participate in a review course, a participant must possess a certificate in the same course that is current or expired for no more than 30 days. Upon successful completion of the review course, the participant receives a certificate that is valid for 2 years from date of completion of the review course.

Course Dates: 

  • Sunday, January 22 2pm-6pm
  • Sunday, February 26 2pm-6pm

Course Price: $50 rec sport student staff - $60 student/faculty/staff/dependent - $70 alumni - $80 community

Click here to register for classes

 

Challenge: CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuers

Challenges provide individual testing for participants for wish to be recertified in either Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED, and/or CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer. Instructors will not provide review or instruction. Participants must successfully complete the practical skills and pass the written test(s) with a minimum score of 80 percent. A participant who does not pass the challenge will be referred back to the appropriate course.

Course Dates: 

  • Saturday, January 21 4pm-5pm
  • Saturday, February 25 4pm-5pm

Course Price: $40 rec sport student staff - $50 student - $60 faculty/staff/dependent/alumni - $70 community

Click here to register for classes

 

Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED with First Aid

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

Course Dates: 

  • Tuesday, January 10 5pm-10pm (Recreational Sports Staff Only)
  • Wednesday, January 25 5pm-10pm
  • Tuesday, February 28 5pm-10pm
  • Wednesday, March 23 5pm-10pm
  • Wednesday, April 12 5pm-10pm
  • Tuesday, April 18 5pm-10pm

Course Price: $50 rec sport student staff - $65 student - $75 faculty/staff/dependent/alumni - $85 community 

Click here to register for classes

Sign Up Today!

Pre-registration is required for all classes and closes 3 business days before the class is scheduled to begin.   

To receive the lower prices offered for Student, Faculty/Staff, or Alumni – the participant must hold a current Ramsey membership at time of registration and through the duration of the program being offered. If a participant does not have a current membership, s/he may still register at the community/non-member price

For questions about the Safety Training Courses, contact Brooke Alford, Aquatics Graduate Assistant, at lba62324@uga.edu 

Ramsey Student Center Parking

Ramsey Student Center Main Entrance

Click here to view the University of Georgia campus parking enforcment hours.

 

Free Parking Options

• E04 (East Campus Deck), with valid UGACard or UGA parking permit, Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 7:00 am, Saturday & Sunday all day (excluding Special Events)

• E03 (surface lot next to E. Campus Deck), Monday - Friday 5:00 pm - 7:00 am, Saturday & Sunday all day

• E09 (behind Ramsey), Monday - Friday 6:00 pm - 7:00 am, Saturday & Sunday all day

• Rec Sports Complex: E01 (surface lots by the playing fields & tennis courts), Monday - Friday 3:30 pm - 7:00 am, Saturday & Sunday all day

• Rec Sports Complex: E21 (IM Fields Deck), Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 7:00 am, Saturday & Sunday all day

• Intersession parking (free with any UGA parking permit) will be in E05 (East Village Deck).


East Campus Deck (E04)

• An annual parking pass valid for 90 minutes in the East Campus Deck is available to faculty/staff Ramsey Center members from Parking Services for $35.

• E04 is now staffed by a Parking Services attendant from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. To enter the deck on those days between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., you must have either a Ramsey Center F/S pass, an E04 permit or pay by the hour as a visitor. In addition, those exiting the deck between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. must either scan their E04 permit or pay an hourly fee.

• After 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, any one showing a valid UGACard is admitted to the deck free.

• Weekend parking is open and free except during special events (e.g. home football games or other major events such as SEC Swim Championships, etc.) 

Policies and Services

Students in Gabrielsen Natatorium

General Information

Click here for facility usage policies

Please note that policies are subject to the discretion and interpretation of the on-duty area/facility supervisor.

Individuals with a disability who may need special facility accommodations should contact Recreational Sports in advance to discuss possibilities by calling 706-542-5060. Program specific accommodations need additional time and should be addressed to the specific administrator of that area.



Refund Policy

Full refunds are issued if the Department of Recreational Sports cancels a class, activity or program. All other refunds are charged a $15.00 processing fee. Classes, activities and programs costing less than $15.00 are not eligible for a refund.

Refunds are only granted in cases where there is a documented medical condition that precludes completion of the class, activity or program. If a refund is warranted, it is pro-rated based upon the class, activity or program start date.

 

Health Insurance

All individuals participating in a recreational activity assume responsibility for their health. It is recommended that all individuals who intend to participate should have a physical examination beforehand for their own protection.

The University of Georgia does not provide health insurance coverage for accidents or illnesses incurred while participating in a recreational activity or on recreational facilities. It is recommended that each individual secure his or her own accident/health insurance policy.

The University recommends that each participant explore one of the following insurance alternatives:

• Parental insurance coverage
• Your own insurance coverage via http://www.hr.uga.edu/mandatory-plan
• Your own insurance from an independent provider

Complete information about student health insurance requirements and policies can be found on the UGA Human Resources website at http://www.hr.uga.edu/mandatory-plan, by calling (706) 542-2222 or emailing gshiplan@uga.edu for more information.

Memberships

Membership Policy and Procedures

Ramsey Student Center membership is available to the UGA-affiliated groups listed below. Sign up for membership in the Recreational Sports main office during regular business hours.

Student & Student Dependent Fees

• Students are assessed the recreation fee if they are registered for a total of twelve (12) or more credit hours which gives them access to the facility. 

• Students with less than twelve (12) credit hours will be able to self-assess and pay for the recreation in addition to the mandatory facility fee in Athena in order to receive access to the facility. 

• Student spouses are eligible to purchase memberships for the extent of each semester at a cost of $75 for each fall and spring semester and $45 for summer.

• Limited access memberships for student dependent children under the age of 18 may be purchased at a cost of $25 per semester for fall and spring and $15 for summer. Children are permitted to use the facility on weekends (from Friday at 5 pm through Sunday at 11 pm) during the academic year and daily during the summer. All children who come into the facility must have a membership and must be directly supervised by an adult member at all times. Children are not allowed in the Strength & Conditioning rooms or on any cardio equipment located throughout the facility.

• A valid UGA-issued ID number is required for all members.

• Locker rentals (which include a towel service) are available each term for the following rates:

Locker Size Service Term Fall/Spring Summer
Full Size 1 Semester $36.00 $24.00
Half Size 1 Semester $27.00 $18.00

 

Faculty/Staff, Retiree & Dependent Fees

• Memberships are available to faculty, staff and UGA retirees as well as their spouses for $15/month/person.

• Limited access memberships are available for dependent children under 18 years of age for the cost of $5/month/child. Children are permitted to use the facility on weekends (from Friday at 5 pm through Sunday at 11 pm) during the academic year and daily during the summer. All children who come into the facility must have a membership and must be directly supervised by an adult member at all times. Children are not allowed in the Strength & Conditioning rooms or on any cardio equipment located throughout the facility.

• Memberships for dependent children ages 18-24 are also available for the cost of $15/month. Parents must certify the eligibility of older dependents annually with the UGACard Office before Ramsey Center membership can be established. Access will be available during all operating hours. Dependent children in this group do not have to be accompanied by an adult member.

• A valid UGA-issued ID number is required for all members.

• Locker rentals (which include a towel service) are available for the following rates:   

Locker Size Service Term Price
Full Size Monthly $8.00
Half Size Monthly $6.00

 

Ongoing memberships and locker rentals are available for faculty/staff members through payroll deduction or can be paid in monthly increments in the Recreational Sports main office suite during regular business hours. 

*A 2-month extension for academic 10-month memberships is available for the lump sum purchase of $30.


TO CANCEL A PAYROLL DEDUCTION MEMBERSHIP: 

Please note that all payroll deductions are continuous and ongoing until cancelled by a signed cancellation request form submitted to the Department of Recreational Sports. The cancellation request form may be submitted via email to recsports@uga.edu or fax to 706-542-5590 or hand delivered to the office located at 201 Ramsey Student Center.

Click here to download the Cancellation Request Form.

All payroll deduction actions (start, change or end membership) must be received in the Recreational Sports office by the 25th of the month to take effect the first day of the next calendar month.  (For example, you must submit your request by August 25 to stop your September deduction, but you will maintain Ramsey access through August 31.)  

 

Alumni Memberships

• Memberships are available to degree-holding alumni. Membership fees are $42 per month and can be purchased in lump sum payments for the preferred number of months. Alumni family and spousal memberships are not available.

• UGA graduates are automatically considered members of the Alumni Association. You can receive an alumni card by visiting the UGACard Office located in the Tate Student Center, where the student record will be updated to reflect an official alumni status.  At this point, you may return to the Ramsey Student Center to purchase a membership.

• Locker rentals (which include a towel service) are available for the following rates:

Locker Size Service Term Price
Full Size Monthly $25.00
Half Size Monthly $15.00

 

Suspension/Revocation of Membership Privileges

The Department of Recreational Sports reserves the right to refuse admittance to those individuals who impede our ability to manage and operate recreational facilities. Membership privileges may be suspended, temporarily revoked, or permanently revoked when an individual patron impedes the Recreational Sports staff's ability to manage and operate recreational facilities and/or disrupt programs and services. Reasons for suspending/revoking membership may include, but are not limited to the following:

• failing to adhere to Recreational Sports policies
• failing to follow written or verbal instructions from Recreational Sports staff/University staff
• interfering with other patrons' use and enjoyment of the facility
• violating of the Code of Conduct

If the Director (or his/her designee) decides to suspend or revoke a patron's membership, the patron will be notified of the decision in a letter and will be refunded any unused portion of membership or mandatory fees already paid. The patron may appeal this decision in writing to the Vice President of Student Affairs within 10 business days from the date of the letter. The Vice President of Student Affairs (or his/her designee) will review the submitted materials and render a final decision whether to uphold, modify or overturn the suspension or revocation of membership privileges.

Guest Passes

Ramsey Student Center Guest Passes may be purchased at the Admissions Desk during all open facility hours. Cash, check and Bulldog Bucks are the accepted forms of payment.

Individual Guest Pass

Adult - $7.00
Youth (under 18) - $5.00 - limited access policies apply

A valid photo I.D. is required for all guest pass purchases.

Current fees-paid students and Ramsey Center Members may purchase up to two guest passes daily. A valid UGACard or UGACard number and valid photo I.D. are required. Guest passes are valid for issue day only and are non-transferable.

Registered students and current faculty and staff with a UGACard may purchase a self-sponsored Guest Pass.

Guests of the Georgia Conference Center Hotel can purchase a pass for themselves with evidence they are current patrons of the hotel.

Alumni are eligible to purchase a self-sponsored guest pass, but are not able to sponsor another guest.

Guests must be accompanied by their UGA sponsor at all times. Sponsors are responsible for their guest and any damages their guest may cause.  Direct supervision is required at all times for guests under 18.

Limited access is available for children under 18 years:on weekends during the academic year from 5 pm Friday through 11 pm Sunday; daily during summer facility hours; and during some University Break and Holiday periods. All children who come into the facility must have a membership and must be directly supervised by an adult member at all times. Children are not allowed in the Strength & Conditioning facilities. Children under 13 are not allowed to use cardio machines.

Guests are not permitted to check out equipment, make court reservations or participate in organized Recreational Sports Programs (with the exception of fitness classes). Guests may purchase a One-Class Fitness Pass ($6) in addition to the Guest Pass to participate in any class on the All-Access class schedule.

The University of Georgia does not provide health insurance coverage for accidents or illness incurred while participating in a recreational activity or in recreational facilities.

Pound Hall Guest Pass

Guest passes can also be purchased for use at our satellite facility, Pound Hall, on the Health Sciences Campus.

These passes can be purchased at Pound Hall or ONLINE.

Bulk Order Guest Pass

UGA-affiliated departments may purchase a bulk order of Ramsey Center guest passes. Please complete the Guest Pass Order Form.

Recreational Sports Facilities

The Ramsey Student Center is the 440,000 square foot student recreational and athletic facility located on the University of Georgia's East Campus. Known by students as "Ramsey," the facility is one of the largest student athletic recreation facilities in the United States. It was built and named in honor of Bernard and Eugenia Ramsey. The Department of Recreational Sports offers drop-in use of the following recreational activities at the Ramsey Student Center:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cardio/Weight Training
  • Climbing
  • Handball
  • Jogging/Walking
  • Martial Arts
  • Racquetball/Squash/Table Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Ramsey Student Center

  • Natatorium (50-meter competition pool, diving pool and 8 lane recreational pool)
  • 4 Gymnasia (8 basketball courts, 9 volleyball courts and 12 badminton courts) 
  • Indoor Track (1/8 mile)
  • 44 ft. Climbing Wall
  • 14 ft. Outdoor Bouldering Wall
  • 10 Racquetball Courts
  • 2 Squash Courts
  • Over 25,000 square feet of weight-training space

Club Sports Complex (Under Renovation Through 2017)

This lighted, 180,000 sq. ft. complex houses practice and competition fields for the University of Georgia's Club Sports teams. With great attention given to sustainable and "green" construction and features, the space offers panoramic views and first-class facilities. This facility is located at 2435 South Milledge Avenue.

Recreational Sports Complex

The Recreational Sports Complex is an outdoor facility that hosts several programs, including intramural sports, club sports, outdoor recreation, and academic classes.  

  • 9 Grass Fields
  • 15 tennis courts
  • Lake Herrick Beach and Pavilion
  • Oconee Forest Park 
  • Outdoor Challenge Course

*Note: The batting cages will be closed indefinitely.

Pound Hall

UGA Rec Sports also manages Pound Hall, a strength & conditioning satellite facility on the UGA Health Sciences campus off of Prince Avenue. Pound Hall includes approximately 10,000 square feet of strength & conditioning space, as well as Wheeler Gym (used primarily for informal recreation and club sport practices). Recreational Sports also manages the softball field, baseball field, horseshoe pit, and outdoor basketball courts surrounding Pound Hall, which are open by reservation only. Ramsey members can purchase one-day passes to Pound Hall online or on-site with Bulldog Bucks (credit/debit cards, cash, and other forms of payment are not accepted). A Health Sciences Campus parking pass is required in order to park at the Pound Hall facility. Non-Health Sciences personnel can contact Parking Services to purchase a Health Sciences parking pass.

This facility is located at 105 Foster Rd.

Facilities Policies & Procedures

Club Sports

The Club Sports Program at the University of Georgia, administered by Recreational Sports, is comprised of 43 unique clubs. Each Club Sport team is designed to serve individual interests in different sports and recreational activities. Our clubs are instructional, recreational and/or competitive in nature and are strictly voluntary. Club sports are student-initiated, student-led organizations officially registered with the University. Several clubs are competitive and compete against other schools and universities, and in some cases against varsity teams, at the state, regional and national level.

Each club is formed, developed, governed and administered by the student membership of that particular club, working in conjunction with the Competitive Sports program. The key to the success of this program is student leadership, interest, involvement and participation.

Involvement in a Club Sport enhances the student's overall educational experience while also providing them with diverse athletic opportunities.


Club Sports Complex (Under Renovation Through 2017)

This lighted, 180,000 sq. ft. complex includes natural and synthetic turf surfaces which house the practice and competition fields for the University of Georgia's Club Sports teams. With great attention given to sustainable and "green" construction and features, the space offers panoramic views and first-class facilities. This facility is located at 2435 South Milledge Avenue.


Club Sport Information and Team Listing
Are you interested in finding out more information on any of our clubs? Click on the club name below to find more information on each clubs involvement network webpage. You can also find each clubs email address below to contact them directly about how to join their club, tryout dates and much more! 

Club Name Club President Email

Asura

Brexton Ridley

ugaasura@gmail.com

Wenqian Kong
Ballroom Dance Leila Abdalla bdcuga@gmail.com
Brandon Epps
Bass Anglers Jordan Parisian ugabassanglers@yahoo.com
Crystal Chu
Capoeira  Nil Patel capoeira@uga.edu
Juhi Varshney
Cheer Emma Cook ugaclubcheer@gmail.com
Nate Massey
Cycling Jonathan Cooper ugacycling@gmail.com
Maia Selsky
Eventing  Emily Cox ugaeventing@gmail.com
Lan Thao Tran
Georgia Dance Team Kateri Goodwin gadanceteam@gmail.com
Patrick Andrie
Gymnastics Mariah Clark ugaclubgym@gmail.com
Alex Carey
Karate Dara Deckert karate@uga.edu
Jonathan Newar
Lacrosse (W) Gaby Lohner uga.womens.lacrosse@gmail.com
James Miller
Racquetball  Russell Scott ugaracquetball@gmail.com
Brianne Williams
Rowing  Tess Trumbauer ugarowing@gmail.com
Chris Black
Rugby (W) Nakia Lee ugawrfc@gmail.com
Tim DeWitt
Soccer (M) Robert Hines ugasoccerclub@hotmail.com
Hayley Reynolds
Softball Haley Haynes softball@uga.edu
Miller Barrnett
Tennis    ugaclubtennisteam@gmail.com
Haynes Curtis
Ultimate Frisbee (M) Sam Batson georgiaultimate.official@gmail.com
Lilian Zhu
Volleyball (M) Brandon Schuster ugamensvolleyball@gmail.com
Madison Zide
Water Polo (M) Luke McGrory ugawaterpolo@gmail.com
Grace Greenwood
Water Ski  Cole Burgess ugaskiing@gmail.com
Katelyn Oliver
Wrestling  Travis Scott ugawrestling@gmail.com

Contact Club Sports

706-542-5060
compsports@uga.edu

Michael Husted, Assistant Director
hustedm@uga.edu

Elise Harvey, Senior Coordinator
eharvey@uga.edu

Jason James, Senior Coordinator
jamesja@uga.edu

Chelsea Watson, Graduate Assistant
cgw26723@uga.edu

Sam DiSalle, Graduate Assistant
samuel.disalle25@uga.edu

Greg Metzger, Graduate Assistant
gregory.metzger@uga.edu

 

Useful Links and Forms

All Club Sports forms and documents can be found on the Competitive Sports page in the UGA Involvement Network.

New Club Information and Registration
Center for Student Organizations
UGA Involvement Network

How to Sign the Club Sports Waiver

Handbook and Materials
2016-2017 Club Sports Handbook
Complete the Club Sports Waiver

Finance
Club Spending Request Form
Off-Campus Bank Account Request Form
Honorarium

Travel
Student Travel Request Form

Travel Checklist (Business Staff)
Travel Checklist (Club Sports Staff)

Home Events and Practices
Facility Request Form
Competition Schedule Form

Logos and Logo Policies
List of UGA marks/logos
UGA Approved Vendors
UGA Logo Approval Form

Emergency Action Planning
Severe Weather EAP
Medical EAP

Climbing Wall

The 43 ft. indoor UGA Climbing Wall is open to all active UGA students and Ramsey members who have successfully completed a belay clinic. The outdoor bouldering wall is open to all active UGA students and Ramsey members (no belay clinic required).

Spring 2017 Hours (Jan 5 - Apr 28)

Monday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Tuesday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Wednesday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Thursday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Friday 12 - 2PM, 5 - 8PM
Saturday 3 - 6PM
Sunday 3 - 6PM

*The indoor and outdoor climbing walls are closed for university holidays and special events. Hours subject to change.

Belay and Climbing Wall Orientation Clinics

During the 2-hour clinic, instructors teach belay skills, go over climbing wall policies and procedures, and introduce some climbing skill information. Participants are approved for future UGA wall use based on successful completion of the clinic. 

Cost
$10 UGA students
$15 faculty/staff/alumni (must be Ramsey members)

 

Belay Clinic Policies

  1. Limit 10 participants per clinic
  2. Minimum 3 participants for a clinic to be offered
  3. Registration for a belay clinic must occur at least 24 hours in advance
  4. Participants must show up on time for a clinic; failure to do so may result in the cancellation of their registration without refund
     

To Register
Register for clinics online or at the Rec Sports Business Office Mondays-Fridays from 8:00AM - 5:00PM. Pay cash, check, Bulldog Bucks or credit card. No refunds are given for participant cancellation. Participants may switch to another clinic during the same semester by notifying the Business Office at least 3 days before the clinic. Refunds are only allowed if the program cancels a clinic. Any refunds due for program cancellations must be requested by the last day of exams that semester.

Spring 2017 Belay Clinics

Tuesday         8PM-10PM
Thursday 8PM-10PM
Saturday 1PM-3PM


Climbing Wall Policies

CLIMBING WALL GENERAL POLICIES

  1. The indoor wall, bouldering wall, hangboard, and slackline are only open during supervised climbing hours (when staff is present).
  2. Climbers must check-in at the climbing wall desk with a valid UGA ID card every time they wish to climb.
  3. Climbers must wear closed-toe shoes to climb the wall. UGA students and Ramsey members may check out climbing shoes for free at the wall.
  4. Climbers must utilize proper safety checks and climbing commands:
    1. Climber: “On belay?” (“Am I on belay?”)
    2. Belayer: “Belay on.” (“The belay is on.”)
    3. Climber: “Climbing.” (“I’m beginning to climb.”)
    4. Belayer: “Climb On.” (“Go ahead and start climbing.”)
    5. Climber: “Take.” (“Take the slack out of the rope; pull it tight.”)
    6. Climber: “Slack.” (“Give me some slack; the rope is too tight.”)

INDOOR WALL

  1. All climbers must successfully enroll in and pass a UGA belay clinic. No other forms of belay certification will be accepted. No exceptions.
  2. Climbers may bring their own shoes, harness, and chalk bag, but they must utilize UGA Recreational Sports’ belay devices.
  3. Child-dependents cannot climb without the supervision of a belay-certified guardian and must be able to properly fit into a harness.

BOULDERING WALL

  1. Climbers should utilize crash pads and are encouraged to use a spotter. A crash pad must be used when a climber uses the hangboard.
  2. Climbers should not “top out” (climb on top of) the bouldering wall.
  3. Spotters should utilize proper spotting technique:
    1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart with feet slightly staggered.
    2. Have hands up (keep fingers together) to guide climber back to the pads.
    3. Keep eyes on the climbers’ hips.
    4. Do not stand in the “fall zone.”

The following activities are strictly prohibited:

  1. Providing unauthorized access to the facility and/or equipment.
  2. Performing aerial or acrobatic moves on the slackline or any wall.
  3. Tampering with or modifying any UGA Recreational Sports equipment.

Failure to comply with these regulations will result in immediate dismissal and potential revocation of future facility access.

Belay Clinic Registration

Printable Belay Clinic Registration Form

Climbing Wall Special Events

Overview of special events at the Wall, including Boulder Bash, Ladies' Night, Try Climb, and Movie Night

Boulder Bash

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director
kgerbers@uga.edu

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator 
jfulmer@uga.edu

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant
tony.blasucci@uga.edu

 

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation


Outdoor Recreation Forms

Climbing Wall - Belay Clinic Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Individual Transportation Waiver

Trip/Clinic Forms - Registration Packet

Challenge Course Health History Form

Challege Course Info Request Form

Challenge Course Participant Waiver


Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description


Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.

Fitness Classes

 

 

 

Group Fitness

The Group Fitness program has something for everyone! All Access offerings include BODYPUMP™, Yoga, Cycling, Zumba, ViPR™, QuickFit, Kickboxing, Deep Water Fitness, and many more energy packed classes.

Spring 2017 Group Fitness Pricing (passes on sale December 12, 2016)

• NO CLASSES January 16, March 3-12, April 14-16 (subject to change)

• Only current, fees-paid UGA students or Ramsey Center Members age 18 and older are eligible to register for Fitness & Wellness classes.  

Click here to view the Class Schedules page.

Click here to purchase Fitness and Wellness passes.

*All-Access Pass 25% OFF now through January 22, 2017*

Spring 2017 Fitness Pass Prices
Pass Type Student Faculty/Staff Alumni
All-Access $125 $140 $155
Group Fitness $80 $95 $110
Mind/Body $75 $90 $105
Cycle $70 $85 $100
Deep Water $55 $70 $85
FTR (Functional Training Room) $60 $75 $90

 

 

Instructional Fitness

Instructional class offerings are programs that teach various skills that progress each week. Classes include Boxing, Ballet, Belly Dancing, and Contemporary Dance.

You must be a current Ramsey Center member (age 18 and older) and Fitness Pass holder to participate.

Click here to view the Class Schedules page.

Click here to purchase Fitness and Wellness passes.

Pricing

Class Student Price Faculty/Staff Price Alumni Price
Ballet $55 $70 $85
Belly Dance Basics $55 $70 $85
Belly Dance Beyond Basics $55 $70 $85
Boxing 101 $100 $115 $130
Boxing 201 $100 $115 $130
Contemporary Dance $55 $70 $85

 

 

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Group Fitness and Instructional Class Policies

Swim Schedule & Policies

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Welcome to Recreational Sports Aquatics! With world-class facilities and an expert staff, we look forward to providing you with the best swimming experience possible. In addition to open recreational swimming, we offer American Red Cross Safety Training Courses, Youth Learn to Swim, and Adult Group Swim Lessons

 

 

Rec Swim Schedule

Schedule is subject to last minute changes.
Please call the Lifeguard Office at 706-542-8462 if you have any questions about the set-up for a specific time.

Please email Alex Nichols alexn@uga.edu about issues regarding rec swim schedule.

Natatorium Policies