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Athletics at CLC


Intercollegiate athletics is an important part of student life at the College of Lake County. CLC teams compete in 12 intercollegiate sports through CLC’s membership in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference History

Student-Athlete Eligibility Requirements

To compete in intercollegiate sports, you must:

  • Be enrolled full time at the College of Lake County (12 credit hours or more).
  • Have on file, a CLC completed and signed physical form before participating.
  • Adhere to all NJCAA eligibility requirements. For more information on NJCAA eligibility requirements, visit the NJCAA Eligibility Corner.

Please refer to the CLC Athletic Department for any questions regarding your eligibility to participate in intercollegiate athletics. No prospective student-athletes are eligible to participate until they are certified by the CLC Athletic Department.

Athletic Scholarships

The Athletic Department awards tuition waiver scholarships to student-athletes. For information, talk to your coach (names/phone numbers are listed on the Athletics Department web page) or contact the Department of Athletics & Physical Activities.

Academic Support of Student Life

As a student athlete, you will participate in several services to support your success in the classroom as well as the athletic field. These include:

  • New Student Orientation programs during the summer session.
  • Team meetings with the academic counselors at the beginning of each season to outline study aids, eligibility rules and available resources.
  • Monitoring of your grades at the fourth, eighth and twelfth weeks of each semester to make sure you are making appropriate progress and maintain enrollment requirements.

These services are offered as a coordinated effort between the CLC Counseling and Athletic departments. Counselors also are available to meet with you individually to develop an individual action plan for your success. Your plan might include such components as:

  • Tutoring
  • Required study hall attendance
  • Coaching in time management
  • Services for students with special needs
  • Developing a long-range education plan
  • Transfer information
  • Study skills seminars, test anxiety reduction tips and special testing

For More Information

For more information about intercollegiate sports programs please stop by the Physical Education Center or contact the Department of Athletics & Physical Activities.