Back to the Books: A three-step guide to fall intramural sports
**Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s “Back to the Books” edition, which is currently available in locations throughout Eugene.**
Maybe you played sports in high school, but now that you’re attending a Division I university, you’re afraid that organized sports are going to be a thing of the past. Maybe you didn’t play sports in high school, but you thought, ‘Hey, it’s college! Why not try something new?’
Either way, have no fear, because intramurals are here.
This guide will help you pick the fall league or event that is perfect for you and your fall term workout needs. Just follow these three easy steps:
Step 1: Pick your league/event
Flag Football: Oregon intramural teams have divisions for males, females and co-ed leagues (minimum of two women on co-ed team). This 7-on-7 league costs $75 per team and will have a mandatory meeting Oct. 5 at 5 p.m at McArthur Court.
Indoor Soccer: This 5-on-5 league has options for men’s, women’s and coed teams and costs $60 per team. The indoor soccer league meeting will take place October 7 at 5 p.m. at the REC Center in room 39.
Volleyball: This 6-on-6 league cost $60 per team and also has men’s, women’s and coed leagues available. All leagues will last from Oct. 19 through Nov. 5 and must consist of between 4 and 15 team members. The mandatory meeting will take place Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. in room 39 on the lower level of the REC Center.
Basketball: Unlike the other leagues, this 3-on-3 league has only men’s and women’s divisions available. The cost is $45 per team and the meeting will be held Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. in SRC room 39. The league will last from Oct. 19 through Nov. 11.
Golf Scramble: A scramble tournament will be held at Diamond Woods Golf Course in Monroe, Ore. on Sunday, Oct. 18 with the first tee time at noon. The cost is $60 per team of two with men’s, women’s and coed divisions available. The entry deadline is Oct. 13 at 5 p.m., with registration due to the PE & REC Service Center. Click here for a copy for the sign-up sheet.
Racquetball Tournament: Singles and doubles teams of men’s, women’s and coed are available for this tournament. The cost is $5 per player. The registration deadline is Oct. 26 with the tournament taking place Oct. 28- 29 from 6- 10 p.m.
Cross Country Fun Run: The Halloween 5k fun run is a free event taking place on Oct. 28 with registration onsite the day of the race. The run begins at the northeast corner of Pioneer Cemetery. Faculty, staff and students are all eligible. Just bring your student ID to register.
Cornhole Tournament: This is a free event that is open to all. Teams must consist between two and four members. The deadline to register is Nov. 3 and the tournament will take place on Nov. 6 from 4-8 p.m.
Tennis Tournament: Men’s, women’s and mixed teams are available for this tournament with singles and doubles options available. The deadline to register is Nov. 10 with the tournament on Nov. 14 and 15.
Step 2: Create an IMLeagues.com account and check out the REC*IT app
No matter if you already have a team or are a free agent, you must create an account with IMLeagues to be eligible for any league. Click this link to sign up now or follow the links on any of the sports above to access its IMLeagues page.
Once you’re part of a team, download REC*IT on iOS or Android to stay in the intramural loop.
Step 3: Attend your league’s MANDATORY meeting
Topics to be covered at the meetings include: registration, rosters, and league information.
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