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  • SC Athletic Organizations
    Our guide to South Carolina sports organizations includes sports clubs, youth clubs, and local amateur sports teams.

  • SC Auto Racing
    South Carolina is home to the Darlington Raceway, site of the world-renowned Southern 500 NASCAR championship, plus two dozen other auto race tracks.

  • SC Baseball
    The Palmetto State is the birthplace of several of baseball's heaviest hitters, including "Shoeless Joe" Jackson and Larry Doby. Learn more about the South Carolina's favorite pastime with this guide to minor league, local, and collegiate baseball.

  • SC Bicycling
    Everything you need to cycle in South Carolina, including trails, routes, tours, and clubs. Also includes local and statewide bicycling advocacy groups.

  • SC Boating, Sailing
    Whether you're looking to sail, cruise, race, or simply join a yacht club, our guide offers a wealth of South Carolina boating resources, including boating festivals and info on SC's various water bodies, tides, and currents.

  • SC Canoeing, Kayaking
    Looking for a way to relax and explore? South Carolina is home to some of the finest kayak and canoe routes in the country. Here in the Palmetto State, your next adventure could find you sea kayaking in the Atlantic Ocean or just paddling quietly through a tidal creeks or a mountain lake. Learn more here.

  • SC College Sports
    Gamecock, Tiger, or House Divided? No matter who you route for, you can find everything you need to know about collegiate sports in South Carolina here.

    SC College Football
    Here it is – your complete guide to SC college football traditions, mascots, tailgating, and cheers. Learn about the legends or add your own tradition here.

  • SC Dance Clubs
    From the shag to the square-dance, South Carolina has worlds to offer in the way of recreational dancing. Discover the many SC dance clubs you can join here. Most of them even provide lessons.

  • SC Dance Companies
    Find South Carolina's many amateur and professional dance troupes here. Includes modern and formal styles – African, ballet, tap, and more.

  • SC Disc Golf
    Rock Hill, South Carolina is home to the United States Disc Golf Championship. Played much like traditional golf, disc golf's object is to get the flying disc into each "hole" in the fewest number of strokes. Disc golf can be played by young and old, making the sport a great form of fitness. Use our guide to find a South Carolina disc golf course or club near you.

  • SC Fishing
    Fishing tournaments, fishing clubs, fishing charters! Our guide to fishing in South Carolina also includes current fishing reports and a great list of local fishing spots such as SC piers, SC camps, SC rivers, and SC lakes.

  • SC Football
    South Carolina is home to one semi-pro football team – the Palmetto Havoc in Myrtle Beach – and an abundance of beloved college football teams, including:

    Benedict College football - Tigers
    Charleston Southern University football - Buccaneers
    Citadel football - Bulldogs
    Clemson football - Tigers
    Coastal Carolina football - Chanticleers
    Furman football - Paladins
    Newberry football - Wolves
    North Greenville Football - Crusaders
    Presbyterian College Football - Blue Hose
    South Carolina State Football - Bulldogs
    University of South Carolina Football - Gamecocks
    Wofford Football - Terriers

  • SC Golf
    With literally hundreds of championship golf courses, South Carolina is considered by many to be the golf capital of the Old South. Plan your next golf vacation with our helpful guide to South Carolina golf courses and golf clubs.

  • SC High School Sports

  • SC Hiking
    Find trails, campgrounds, and more

  • SC Hockey
    There are two ECHL hockey teams in South Carolina – the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and the South Carolina Stingrays, located in Charleston.

  • SC Horseback Riding

  • SC Polo

  • SC Rugby

  • SC Running

  • SC Skydiving, Hang Gliding, Parachute Jumping

  • SC Soccer

  • SC Softball
    If you like a good game of girls' fastpitch softball, check out The Fire, a team located in Columbia, and the Palmetto Outlaws, a team located in Summerville.

  • SC Surfing
    Dive into the pastime of courageous and fun-loving South Carolina surfers. Our guide is full of information for surfers (and potential surfers) all along the SC coast. Find out where to get surfing lessons, what the surf forecast is, and even check out the waves from live webcams!

  • SC Table Tennis
    Here's a list of USATT Sanctioned Clubs in South Carolina, including the
    Hanahan Table Tennis Training Center.

  • SC Tennis
    When it comes to tennis, South Carolina is a major player. Each spring, the state hosts the Volvo Cars Open (Family Circle) on Daniel Island. Additionally, in the 1950s, Sumter-native Althea Gibson became the first African American to win world-championship tennis tournaments such as Wimbledon, the French Open, the Australian Championship, and the US National Championship (known today as the US Open).

  • SC Volleyball

    Columbia Volleyball Club
    This club – based in Irmo, South Carolina – accepts volleyball players of all ages.

    Lake Murray Volleyball Club
    Irmo - 12U-18U

    South Carolina Midlands Volleyball
    Based in Northeast Columbia, this volleyball club trains girls aged 7-18. The organization seeks to improve students' athletic skills and expose them to opportunities available through the sport.

    Carolina One Volleyball
    This locally-owned, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicates itself to promoting volleyball in the Upstate of South Carolina. It is the oldest volleyball club in the Greenville and Pickens areas.

    Palmetto Volleyball Association
    Headquartered in Ninety Six, the South Carolina chapter of USA Volleyball is a non-profit organization which acts as the governing body of volleyball in our state.

  • SC Watersports
    Whether you want to water-ski, jet-ski, or parasail, be sure to plan your next aquatic adventure with this helpful guide.

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