USU Sports Club
The person in charge of the sports club is Master of Sports in basketball, chairman of the federation of pickup basketball of the Ulyanovsk region, basketball head coach of the men's national team in the Ulyanovsk region Kazantsev Andrey Aleksandrovich.
According to the decision of the USU Academic council «About Reorganization of the Office of Vice Rector for External Relations, Youth Policy and Social Work» of 26.10.2010, protocol No. 3/164 the sports club was set up in the department on cultural and mass and sports activity.
Sport activity at USU is coordinated by the sports club which is a member of the RSSU (Russian sports student union). The sports club is headed by Master of Sports, head coach of the Ulyanovsk region of men's and women’s teams on basketball of the Ulyanovsk region, chairman of the Ulyanovsk Federation of pickup basketball Kazantsev Andrey Aleksandrovich.
Special attention in work of the club is paid to mass involvement of students in sport activities. To achieve this goal 18 teams on different types of sport were organized at the university: volleyball, basketball, kettlebell sport, arm sport, push-up, swimming, chess, table tennis, track and field athletics, judo, sambo (self-defense without arms), sports aerobics, five-a-side, badminton, shooting, kickboxing, biathlon, skiing. First year students participated in sports contests of USU in 10 sports. Sports contests among faculties in 12 sports also were held.
University teams annually take part in the regional Universiade, the championships of the city and region, All-Russian and International competitions. From February 5 to February 12, 2011 at the USU sports and recreation camp «Seagull» competitions in chess among the students of the Volga Federal District were held where the of USU won the second all-command place from 9 participating teams — Kazan, Samara, N. Novgorod, Cheboksary, etc. At the recent World Universiade (China) the student of our university Skoroduma Ekaterina became the bronze medal winner in artistic gymnastics.
The best sports facilities of the city are available for athletes’ training: the university gym, the stadium, tennis courts, the SC “Zarya”, the center of winter swimming, an outdoor ice rink.
Also much attention was paid to issues of adopting a healthy lifestyle by students and staff members of the university.
For the purpose of getting the teachers and employees involved in exercises and sport, the organization and types of mass sports and sport activity were improved, the sports contest "Cheerfulness and Health” is annually arranged at the university to develop mass sports, active recreation and health promotion. Teams from the faculties and the staff of administrative, educational and scientific divisions of the university take part in competitions.
In March, 2011 at USU the ceremony of laying down the capsule with the message to students of the future in the pool concrete footing in Universitetskaya Embankment was held. The construction of the swimming pool was implemented within the 500 swimming pools project of the All-Russian political party «United Russia». The opening ceremony of the pool took place on November 26.
Phone: (8422) 32-10–26
Address: Sviyaga R. Embankment St., building 3, room 131
VKontakte group — http://vk.com/club77741079