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The information on this webpage is designed to help parents with information that will be helpful while their son/daughter is part of the Long Beach State Athletic Program.

2018-19 Academic Calendar


The Academic calendar outlines dates such as first day of class, finals week, and vacation periods.

Area Restaurants


The restaurant below are sponsors and have built a relationship with Long Beach State Athletics. Your patronage is greatly appreciated.

Belmont Brewing Company
25 39th Pl.
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-3891
Chick Fil-A
12101 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 430-3060
Domino's Pizza
393 Redondo Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 434-9971
Duke's of Huntington Beach
317 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 374-6446
EJ Malloy's
5506 E Britton Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 594-8771
In-N-Out
4600 E Los Coyotes Diagonal
Long Beach, CA 90815
(800) 786-1000
In-N-Out
6391 Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803
(800) 786-1000
Legends Long Beach
5236 E 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-5743
Lucille's BBQ
6257 E 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 434-7427
Naples Rib Company
5800 E 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 439-7427
O'Malley's on Main
140 Main St.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 430-0631
Rascal's
1760 N Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 431-7777
Schooner or Later
241 N Marina Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 430-3495
Spaghettini
3005 Old Ranch Pkwy
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 596-2199
The Marketplace Grill
4750 E Los Coyotes Diagonal
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 498-3663

Area Hotels

Ayres Hotel Seal Beach
12850 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 596-8330
Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites - LB Airport
3771 N Lakewood Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 425-0012
Hilton Long Beach
701 W Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90831
(562) 983-3400
Hotel Current
5325 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 597-1341
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 425-5210
Pacific Inn
600 Marina Dr.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 493-7501
Renaissance
111 E Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-5900

Beach Athletic Club

Development
As the parent of a Long Beach State student-athlete, you should be proud of your son or daughter. They are a member of the Beach Family which boasts over 300,000 alumni. This network is available to your student-athlete not just for the next four years, but for the rest of their life. We invite you to engage with our LBSU Athletics program in a way that is meaningful for you. Three primary ways to participate in the betterment of our student-athletes include,

  1. Join the Beach Athletic Club

    This is the sole booster club for our athletic program where members direct their giving to the scholarship fund and/or team(s) of choice. We encourage you to become a member and make a donation in support of your student-athlete's team. Membership comes with varying benefits; however, we find most alumni and friends take great satisfaction in knowing that you are helping to directly contribute to the betterment of our student-athletes. Join today by making a gift through www.longbeachstate.com/donate.

  2. Get Involved

    We encourage you to get involved as a volunteer. We facilitate the Beach Athletic Club Membership Challenge, Jewels of the Night Committee, Toast to Women's Athletics Committee and more - these are great ways to connect with other parents, alumni and friends of our program and help make a difference.

  3. Connect

    As a parent, you may work for a business or organization that may be positioned to provide items we can sell in our silent and live auction fundraisers. You may work with alumni of LBSU. Consider being a "connector" for our program.

Please contact our Development Unit staff at (562) 985-4550 or beachathleticclub@csulb.edu to learn more.

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Complimentary Admissions

Long Beach State University may provide student-athletes with complimentary admissions for regular season home contests in the sport in which the individual participates. In order to provide tickets your son or daughter must sign up though our JumpForward web based program and assign their guest tickets before the lockout deadline provided for each contest.

Although NCAA regulations allow student-athletes to receive complimentary admissions at away contests, Long Beach State University will determine which games tickets are made available for away contests.

Student-athletes may not receive "hard" tickets, as complimentary admissions may be provided only through a pass list for individuals designated by the student-athlete. Student-athletes may assign complimentary admissions to family members, relatives, and friends, but are not permitted to make any changes to the list after that contest's deadline has passed. No guest may receive more than one admission per game, and must present an ID at the Player guest table. Individuals whose first and last names are not listed will be required to purchase a ticket. Neither the student-athlete nor the individual designated to receive the ticket may exchange the ticket for money or any item of value. Doing so would be a violation NCAA rules.

Long Beach State University's home ticketed sports are: Baseball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's and Women's Track, Men's and Women's Volleyball, Men's and Women's Water Polo. Click here to purchase tickets.

The following events are free to all that wish to attend: Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Golf, and Tennis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are varsity athletic team schedules available online?
Schedules for each team are posted on Longbeachstate.com (go to sport and then schedule) once they have gone through the approval process. All dates and times are subject to change, please check the Website for the most up to date schedules.

Will the dining halls be open and offering service during the fall preseason and winter training periods?
Click the link below for a link to Housing and Residential Life website with more information on housing.
http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/students/housing/http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/students/housing
Move in day for on campus housing for Fall 2018 will be August 18th.

What conferences is Long Beach State a member of?
Long Beach State has sports in 3 conferences:

Big West Conference (Primary)
Basketball (M,W), Baseball, Beach Volleyball, Cross Country (M,W), Golf (M, W), Softball, Soccer (W), Tennis (W), Outdoor Track & Field (M, W), Volleyball (M, W), Water Polo (W)

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Indoor Track & Field (M,W)

Golden Coast Conference
Men's Water Polo

Parent's Guide To NCAA Rules

As a parent of an NCAA student-athlete it is important to become familiar with the NCAA, Long Beach Stat and the Big West Conference rules that you may encounter as you cheer on your son/daughter. Long Beach State believes in doing thing the right way and in the importance of conducting our athletics program with integrity. Please click here for Long Beach State Guide to NCAA Compliance for Parents of Student-Athletes.

Sports Medicine

Physical for Incoming Student-Athletes

We are extremely pleased to have you as a student athlete at Long Beach State and hope you will achieve academic, social, and athletic success.

Each student athlete is required to complete a physical packet, including: a health history form, assumption of risk form, orthopedic screening & baseline concussion testing (both completed with the Sports Medicine Staff), and providing sickle cell results PRIOR to being cleared for participation in intercollegiate sport.

The final decision on qualifications or reason for exclusion from sports is the responsibility of the Long Beach State Team Physician(s) and Certified Athletic Trainers who make-up the Sports Medicine Department. The Sports Medicine Department also makes the decision on when an athlete may return to competition after an injury.

The Athletic Department goes to great lengths to assist the student athletes in maximizing their performance and minimizing the risk of athletic injury; however, there is always the possibility of sustaining injury through participation in sport activities. If an injury occurs, it may be necessary to refer the student athlete to a physician, specialist, and/or hospital for diagnostic evaluation and/or treatment.

The following letter, although lengthy, provides you with vital information that you should read now to prevent you, your son/daughter, and/or our medical staff from becoming frustrated with inevitable procedures that we must adhere to after an injury occurs.

There are actions you can take now to expedite your athlete's care in the event they are injured while participating as a Long Beach State athlete.
(An * marks these actions)

Medical Insurance - Explanation of Types
These are the three most common types of primary health insurance policies that you and your family currently may have for your health insurance coverage.

  • PPO- Preferred Provider Organization*
    This type of policy has the least restrictions. You are able to refer yourself to different types of physicians without having to go through a primary care physician (general physician). Sometimes pre-authorization is necessary, but this plan pays most of the cost of health care (80 or 90%). This plan allows us not only to refer your son/daughter to a specialist quickly, but also to choose from a variety of specialists in the area.
  • HMO- Health Maintenance Organization
    This type of policy requires you to select a primary care physician (PCP) or medical group to "oversee" your family's health care. Our sports medicine staff can conduct an initial injury or illness evaluations; however, injuries or conditions that require extensive assessment or surgery may be referred and treated in accordance with the guidelines set forth by your healthcare insurance and providers. If we need to refer your son/daughter to a specialist, your insurance may require them to see their current PCP who is the only person that can refer them to a specialist. Unfortunately, this process can take some time and delay treatment as it is usually takes a couple weeks between seeing the PCP and then a second appointment must be made with the specialist. We must use HMO physicians and medical services authorized when an athlete has this policy.
    • HMO Plan Members*
      Please consider transferring your student athlete's medical coverage to a PCP or primary medical group within close proximity to the campus.

    Most HMO companies will allow for one member, especially students, to transfer their medical coverage to a different physician or group while they are outside the geographical location of the original set forth PCP. Family members on the same plan can have different primary care physicians. The PCP can be changed back to the original one at any time, so if the athlete returns home for the summer they will have continued coverage. It will be difficult for us to provide physician referral if the student athlete has a PCP that is located out of Southern California or even out-of-state!

  • Kaiser Permanente
    This policy requires that a patient only see Kaiser Physicians and use Kaiser Facilities for any medical care. We may refer athletes to Kaiser for any tests, procedures, or other medical care that is beyond the scope of the Long Beach State athletic training services.
  • Out-of-Area or Out-of-State Student Athletes:
    If the student athlete is an out-of-area (i.e. Northern California) or out-of-state student, and your medical coverage is an HMO or PPO plan, you should contact your insurance carrier and determine if the benefits are the same or different for your son/daughter while they are out of the area in which the plan is listed under (your current address).

REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF YOUR INSURANCE - WE, AS THE UNIVERSITY, DO NOT HAVE THE OPTION OF WAIVING THE REQUIREMENT OF FILING WITH YOUR GROUP INSURANCE

Athletic Department Athletic Injury Insurance

The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) permits Long Beach State to provide medical insurance coverage ONLY for those injuries that are the direct result of supervised intercollegiate athletic activities - weights/conditioning, practice, or play.

The Athletic Department's medical insurance carrier covers our student athletes with an ACCIDENT policy that is "EXCESS" or "SECONDARY". This means that any claim for benefits must first be filed with the group insurance company (primary insurance company) providing coverage for your family through your employer, your spouse's employer, or through purchasing your own coverage. In other words, in order for the athletic training staff to refer a student athlete for outside medical services, we must use the health insurance policy that you provide to cover the athlete. Any limitations set forth by your type of insurance policy may dictate which physician we can send the athlete to, how quickly we can have the athlete seen, and what diagnostic test or procedures can be ordered.

Our secondary insurance policy can't pay any bills from a provider for services until the primary insurance company has processed the claim. Once we receive a bill AND an explanation of benefits (EOB) sheet from your insurance company, our insurance policy will pay any remaining amounts. PLEASE NOTE that your insurance company will send the EOB to you, and generally will not release them to us. OUR INSURANCE can't pay on outstanding claims until the EOB's are submitted. It is critical that these EOB's, along with any bills received, are turned into the athletic training room in a timely manner to avoid late charges or being sent to collections. With a PPO plan, the deductible and remainder of fees charged and not paid by the PPO will be paid for by the secondary insurance policy.

If your insurance carrier denies the claim (will need an EOB stating that fact), the Athletics Department medical insurance policy will assume responsibility for the entire balance, provided the injury occurred as the direct result of participation in a supervised intercollegiate athletics practice or game.

The Athletics Department insurance policy will act as primary for cases where the student athlete does not have primary insurance.

If referral for treatment outside of the athletic training room does occur, numerous medical bills or related expenses can be incurred. The period of time from the date of service to the date all bills are paid can be lengthy due to insurance companies required procedures. The athletic training room staff needs both the student athlete and parents' cooperation and understanding of the department's medical insurance process to avoid any unnecessary delays. If delays occur, there will more than likely be late medical bill payments by our insurance company and this usually results in you (the insurance carrier) being contacted by collection agencies that could ultimately damage your credit rating.

To avoid delays: Please mail, email, fax, or deliver medical bills and EOB's to the athletic training room AS SOON AS you or your son/daughter receives them.

The athletic department's insurance policy DOES NOT provide benefits for any HEALTH and ILLNESS conditions, regardless of cause. For the insurance company to cover a claim it must be an injury as a direct result of intercollegiate sanctioned activities. Also, our insurance policy DOES NOT include any general DENTAL (ie cavities) or VISION benefits unless an injury has caused damage to sound and natural teeth or sight impairment.

Claims Procedures

If your student-athlete is injured while participating in supervised intercollegiate athletics practice or play, the following procedures must be followed to insure quick and appropriate processing of the insurance claim, and prompt payment of all bills.

  1. The student-athlete must report any and all injuries to the LBSU medical staff immediately.
  2. Student-athletes will be referred to outside physicians ONLY when it is concluded that the injury or illness is beyond the scope of our medical staff and facility. Student-athletes should not seek treatment outside our services unless directed to do so by our full-time medical staff.
  3. The student-athlete must provide the medical facility or specialist with ALL appropriate insurance information.
  4. If the student-athlete seeks outside medical care without prior authorization by one of the full-time sports medicine staff, the Athletics Department will NOT be responsible for any incurred medical bills.

Before the balance of ANY bill related to an intercollegiate athletics injury can be paid by the Athletics Department, the procedures listed below must be followed:

  1. When you or your son/daughter receives a medical statement, these bills must FIRST be submitted to your primary insurance carrier. DO NOT ASSUME the medical facility will do this for you. If the medical insurance is through an HMO or PPO, bills must still be submitted.
  2. You have printed and completed the Insurance Questionnaire form found on our website - http://www.longbeachstate.com/ot/training-forms.html -and returned it to the athletic training room. We would also appreciate a copy of your Insurance Card for our records.
  3. A copy of the original itemized medical billing statement must be sent to the athletic training room. Due to HIPAA confidentiality laws, hospitals and physicians will often only bill the patient. The Long Beach State Sports Medicine Department does not automatically receive a copy of the bill(s). Collection agency action has often resulted when an athlete/parent/guardian has neglected to bring their bills to our attention until it was too late.
  4. A copy of your family's medical insurance carrier's Explanation of Benefits (EOB) or its letter declining payment for services must be forwarded to us.

*Please COMPLETE the Insurance Questionnaire form and turn it in on your team physical date. You may also FAX or MAIL it to us to get it to us sooner. We are required to have this information on file. Failure to return, or partial completion of this form, may hinder your child's ability to participate in our intercollegiate athletics programs. More importantly, it will hinder expedited referral and care of your student athlete while competing at Long Beach State!

Outside Physician Referral Policy/Second Opinion

Long Beach State Athletics Department's student-athletes may be granted an opportunity to seek a second medical opinion at university expense under the following conditions:

  1. They wish to see their family doctor-Pediatrician, Internist, Family Practitioner, General Practitioner
  2. The referral is to a specialist in treating the specific injury(s). Referrals must be authorized by the Long Beach State Sports Medicine Department prior to the onset of care.

The final disposition of an athlete's case and the treatment recommended, including any and all surgeries, will be determined by the Head Team Physician only with consultation with our team orthopedists and with the second opinion doctor.

The student-athlete will be given copies of all the pertinent medical records, information, x-rays, and other documentation needed to help the second opinion doctor make an evaluation.

Treatment and/or surgery by second opinion doctors will not be allowed unless specifically authorized by the Sports Medicine Department. The second opinion doctor must work in conjunction with our Sports Medicine Department at all times.

The University should not and will not pay for any "after-the-fact" second opinions. There should be no surprises for the Sports Medicine Department. Coaches should always be careful when athletes are "shopping" an injury and can often result in unnecessary loss of practice and playing time for the student athlete.

If any coach takes it upon him/herself to send an athlete out for a second opinion without the approval of the Sports Medicine Department and without going through the proper procedures as set forth above, the cost of the referral should then be paid for by the student-athlete individually or by that particular team's operating budget.

It is generally agreed that second opinions can be requested from licensed M.D.'s only and that certain other categories must be excluded from that group (Holistic caregivers, chiropractors, acupuncturists).

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. If the student-athlete is NOT covered by your family medical insurance plan, we strongly urge you to obtain health insurance for them.
  2. Most employers' group insurance allows dependent coverage to be continued to age 25, if the dependent is a full-time student (12 units or more per semester). DO NOT drop your dependents coverage while they are participating in intercollegiate athletics. Upon request, our office can assist in providing a verification status as a full-time student from this campus.
  3. Claims against your group insurance plan DOES NOT increase your individual insurance premiums.
  4. Please notify our office as soon as possible regarding any changes in your family's insurance coverage. This will help avoid unnecessary complications in the event your student-athlete is injured.
  5. The Insurance Questionnaire form must be completed and turned in to the Sports Medicine Department each year as cards and/or policy numbers change often. If you are aware of your insurance information changing at any time during the year, please notify the Sports Medicine Department immediately.
  6. The first documented treatment for an injury must occur within 120 days of the injury. Expenses are covered for up to 104 weeks from the onset of injury. After 2 years the insurance company will not pay claims for injury.

If you have any questions concerning the information discussed in this letter, the Medical Insurance form, or any intercollegiate athletic related insurance matter, please do not hesitate to contact our office:
Long Beach State Athletics
Attn: Sports Medicine Dept.
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

Sports Medicine Staff Directory

Social Media

Get the quickest information on our teams by following our social media accounts. Long Beach State Athletics is on Facebook and Twitter (@LBSUAthletics) and Instagram (@LBSU), while most of our teams have their own Twitter and Instagram accounts as well.

Long Beach State Staff Directory

Streaming

Live streaming will be available at all home events in the Walter Pyramid, as well as selected Baseball, Softball, and Women's Soccer Games. Individual links will be in each sport's schedule page, on the calendar, or all streams can be found here.

Official Online Store