Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This Friday!

Eppley After Dark is this Friday! Join us at the ERC for special performances by the generics and SKETCHUP, two of Maryland's favorite student performance groups. And then stick around for musical guests The Speaks! More information is available on the CRS Facebook page - see you on Friday!

Monday, September 27, 2010

You've Got Mail

Have you checked your club mailbox lately? Each of our 42 clubs have a club mailbox at the Membership Services desk at the ERC - be sure someone from your club is checking it each week to stay up to date on correspondence from CRS, as well as vendors, other teams, and the bank.

Checks will never be placed in your club mailbox, so if you receive a note saying that you've received a check, you'll need to pick it up with Katie during business hours.

Friday, September 24, 2010

How To: Member Rosters

We're 3 weeks into the season and at this point you should have turned in at least one batch of waivers. Still having a problem getting your members listed online so that CRS can match up your waivers to your members?

Here are a few ideas we talked about at the Officers Summit on Sept. 12:
  • Bring a laptop to practice and have people sign up as they come
  • Have a team meeting at a computer lab
  • Collect the information from your team members and have the officers enter it
Remember, each club needs to have at least 3 CPR certified members listed online, waivers should be turned in every week for new members, and every that attends practice needs to input their information online.

The easiest way to ensure that everyone at practice is registered/waivered online is to print out your member roster prior to practice and check people off as they come. You'll be able to hand out waivers to the folks that need it and will be able to tell them to get online ASAP.

Did you turn in waivers but see those folks still listed in grey at the bottom of your roster? It's possible either CRS hasn't updated the waivers online yet, OR those members didn't get online until after we went through the waivers. The easiest way to check the last time CRS updated your roster is to look at the time stamp, which is listed at the very bottom of your member roster:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How to: Order Equipment

If your club orders equipment through the CRS office, here is an easy way to make sure your order gets placed quickly - provide all nessesary information! Not sure what information we do or don't need? Here's a quick run down, plus an easy way to get it to us!

If your order is more than $500, you can use a basic spreadsheet to get me the information I need. It should look something like this:

In this scenerio, we'd go with Vendor B because they have the lowest total price. We do this so that the State of Maryland can ensure that we're getting the best prices when using state money (CRS or SGA) to purchase equipment.

You can send the spreadsheet as an attachment, or you can drop it off in person. Either way, all of the information needs to be clear so we can place your order in a timely manner. Remember, it takes 2-3 days to process your order prior to placing the order with the company!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fall Practices Kick Off Today!

Today marks the start of the Fall 2010 sport club season! If you are interested in joining a club, be sure to contact the club president for practice information. Not sure which club suits you best?

Meet the officers at the Annual Taste of CRS event on September 12, from 1-4pm! Officers from each of the 42 clubs will be stationed on LaPlata Beach and you'll have a chance to ask any questions you might have.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Catch a Game on 9/11

Looking for something fun to do with your club to kick off the new season?

Catch a game with the Washington Freedom – DC’s premier women’s professional soccer team. Their next (and possibly last) home game of the season is on September 11th at 7pm at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, MD.

There is a special ticket offer this game for college students around the DC area - a $20 Lower Bleacher ticket with FREE transport to and from the stadium. If you are interested in getting your club together to attend the game, email Nich Reddy (nisch.reddy@washingtonfreedom.com) by Wednesday, September 8th with the number of tickets you would like and she will make the necessary transport arrangements.

If you do attend, be sure to take a few team pictures and send them in to umdsc.pictures@gmail.com! Can't make the 9/11 game? What about the CRS Sprint Triathlon? We're still looking for volunteers!

Friday, September 3, 2010

We Tweet - Do you?

Looking for a way to stay updated with UMD Sport Clubs? Follow us on Twitter!

UMDsportclubs will be tweeting all kinds of important things - from reminders to rain cancellations, this is the quickest way to stay in the loop. Click the Twitter logo above to be taken to the UMDsportclub twitter page and get connected!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Interested in sport clubs?

Joining a sport club is a great way to meet new people, learn a new sport, or continue playing a sport you love. If you were a member of a sport club last year, you know the drill - complete your info online and then either print a waiver or wait until your first club practice to get one from an officer.

If you are a new to the club program, the easiest thing to do is contact the appropriate club officer to find out when your first practice is!

Getting on the club roster is super easy. Just find your club and then click the link:
That link will bring you to the club's member roster page. To add yourself as a member, click "member add":
And then complete all of the information. Be sure to use your full name and correct UID:

Your information will not show up on the CRS website until a waiver has been turned in to the sport club office, so you can either print a waiver and bring it to your first club practice, or just wait until your first practice and get a waiver from a club officer. If you'd like to print a waiver, click the "print a waiver" link:

Either way, be sure to turn in your completed waiver to a club officer. The club officers will bring all completed waivers to the sport club office, and your name should appear on the club roster within a few days.

Once your name has been added to the roster, it will look like this:

If you do not see your name on the roster within a few days of turning in your waiver, please check with the club officers to ensure that your waiver has been turned in to the sport club office. It is the responsibility of both you and your club officers to ensure that no one is practicing without a waiver on file!

Practices start on September 7. Get your information online now so you are ahead of the game!