2019 NIRSA Collegiate Sport Club Institute

June 19-21, 2019 | Anaheim, California

Sport Governing Bodies
Hotel & Travel

The Collegiate Sport Club Institute brings students and professionals in the area of Sport Clubs management together for networking and sharing.

Offered every other year, the institute program focuses on current issues and highlights upcoming trends. In addition, representatives from Sport Governing Bodies are available for interaction with attendees.

The NIRSA Collegiate Sport Club Institute delivers valuable information for a wide range of attendees, including:

  • Experienced sport club professionals who lead, develop, or oversee sport clubs on campuses and are interested in revitalizing their programs
  • New sport club professionals who are interested in learning more about developing collegiate sport clubs
  • Student leaders who are members or leaders of sport clubs and/or interested in careers related to recreation sports
  • Vendors who are looking to showcase their products and network with sport club professionals
  • Parks and recreation professionals who organize sports leagues and are interested in enhancing their programs
NIRSA Registry

Attendees may earn NIRSA CEUs to apply toward the Registry of Collegiate Recreation Sports Professional (RCRSP) credential.


Registration is now open!

Click above to see registration pricing and policies. 

Presentation Proposals & Topics

The call for presentations will begin in late fall 2018. Please check back for more information.

  • Specialized programming—intramural, sport clubs, fitness, etc.—or programming for special populations
  • Effective program development, scheduling, and delivery
  • Trends in recreational sports as well as health and wellness theories and models
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Student development theories
  • Participation-based philosophical perspectives
  • Standards of practice, issues of equity and diversity, and student affairs issues and theories
  • Problem solving
  • Prioritization
  • Adaptability
  • Networking
  • Analytical skills

Submit a Presentation Proposal

Submit a Proposal

The deadline to submit a proposal has passed.

The NIRSA Collegiate Sport Club Institute theme is “Supporting Student Athletes Through Foundational Skills” and is focusing on the following topic areas: 

Recruitment & Retention  

Student Leadership & Development  

Assessment & Technology   

Financial Management  

Safety & Wellness

Additionally, for help creating an inclusive presentation, check out the
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: A resource guide for Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

Schedule of Events

When is registration? What time is the Expo?

View the Daily Schedule
Schedule Overview Flyer

Check out the schedule overview for a daily breakdown of events.

Keynote Speaker

Jake Kelfer

2019 NIRSA Collegiate Sport Club Institute — Keynote Speaker

Jake Kelfer is a lifestyle entrepreneur and life elevator. He is the bestselling author of Elevate Beyond and Elevate Your Network. He is a high-energy, inspirational speaker on a mission to elevate and motivate millions of people to achieve their definition of success. He is the founder of the Professional Basketball Combine which helps NBA draft prospects turn their dreams of playing pro basketball into their reality. He and his work have been featured on Forbes, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NBC Sports, USA Today, Bleacher Report, and many other major media outlets. Connect with Jake at jakekelfer.com or on social @jakekelfer!

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Thanks to our fantastic sponsors!

Thanks to our 2019 NIRSA Collegiate Sport Club Institute sponsor, College Promo!

Preconference Activities

Coming soon

Sport Governing Bodies

NIRSA is hoping to grow Sport Governing Body participation in the 2019 Collegiate Sport Club Institute.

We will be inviting SGBs to share the following with Institute attendees: their goals, rules and policies, student development practices, budget information, league and national tournament information, current practices in risk management, levels of communication, and student expectations.

Registration Open!

Please note that sport governing bodies can only register using the PDF located on the bottom of the registration page.

Hotel & Travel

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

900 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

tel: 714-234-2413

directions to Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Click here for more information on how to get to the hotel!


$179/night + tax for single

$179/night + tax for double

$179/night + tax for triple

$179/night + tax for quad


Attendees can make reservations by calling 1-844-227-8535 x3885 and requesting the NIRSA group rate, or you can reserve your room online. Reservations need to be made no later than Tuesday, May 28, 2019 to confirm the discounted group rate.

Click here to try and find a roommate!



NIRSA Strategic Value: Service

With Service as one of our association’s strategic values, the 2019 ERSL Conference presents its attendees with volunteer opportunities in order to serve during the conference. Session monitors and registration managers are the two volunteer positions that this conference offers over its three days in Florida. Through this act of service, volunteers will be able to interact and connect with colleagues, get involved in very important capacities, and assist in the overall operation and success of the conference.

Please contact Corbin Ross if you are interested in volunteering during the 2019 ERSL Conference, or for more details.

Special thanks to the 2019 NIRSA Collegiate Sport Club Committee

  • Mario Rios, Texas State University

  • Mandy Madden, University of Notre Dame

  • Kristen Drapp LaFleur, University of Illinois At Urbana- Champaign

  • Jenny Larson, Elon University

  • Ashley Lax, University of Wisconsin- Madison

  • Jonathan Elliott, University of Arkansas

  • Sean Willett, Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus

  • Abby Van Note, University of Wisconsin- Madison

  • Brittany Rejda, NIRSA Headquarters

Need more information?

For more information, contact NIRSA Assistant Director of Professional Development, Brittany Rejda.