- Intramural Sports
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If you are used to playing the traditional team sports, then try an Intramural Sports league. Intramural Sports sets up leagues for men's, women's, and co-rec (men & women) teams of all different skill levels in a variety of sports.
Forming a Team
The easiest way to get involved in team sports is to form a team on your own: You and a couple of friends, or perhaps the suite or floor of your residence hall or the neighbors in your apartment complex. Student organizations such as fraternities and sororities, as well as other campus groups often put together teams. Ask at your organization next group meeting. To find out how many players you will need for a complete team, browse through the sport's rules.
How to Register
Once you have got a squad together, you will need to register. The key here is to REGISTER EARLY! So, when you do register? Well, each sport has its own registration period. To find out when that is for each sport, check our Intramural Sports Schedule for each semester. You will register for most sports online. If online registration is not available, then simply stop by 101 Student Recreation Center, in the building across the street from Student stores, to register. We advise attempting to register on the FIRST DAY of the registration period. Just one person for your team will need to sign-up.
Download our Online registration instructions.
Download instructions for how to cancel a team.
Team sport registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. In general, leagues are set-up so that each team plays once each week at the same time and on the same day for four straight weeks with a three-week playoff tournament following the regular season. We'll offer different leagues on different days and at different times. For example, our competitive men's league times may be Sundays at 9, Sundays at 10, Mondays at 8, Tuesdays at 9, and Thursdays at 10. You'd then select one of these times for your team. Teams can only register for one time period in a sport. Like getting a good class time, our popular days and times fill VERY QUICKLY, so the earlier your team registers, the better. Registration starts at midnight on the first day of the entry period.
Regular Season Schedules & Team Rosters
Regular season schedules for the majority of teams are available online the day following the captains meeting. Simply print it out and you'll have who you play throughout the season. On the night of your game your team members should arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign-in at the game site. An UNC One-Card is required for all participants. You can add players online at any time before the daily roster deadline of 3pm. Players can only play on ONE team at a time and once a player has joined a team he/she can NOT switch to another team. Play each game and behave yourself (we have team sportsmanship requirements) and you'll advance to the playoffs.
If sports for one or for you and a partner are what you're looking for, then try any one of our individual or dual sports ladders. Singles and doubles ladders are available in numerous racquet sports, and sport skills challenges. Ladders are all about participation the more games you play the better opportunity you have to win a t-shirt.
How to Register & Getting Your Schedule
Registering for individual and dual sports takes place online and in our office. When a fee is involved, registration in the Intramural Sports Office is required. Otherwise, you'll be able to enter your registration information on our web site to sign-up. After you've registered online, you'll receive an email with details about the event including when to look for schedules and what you might be required to bring (a can of balls, for example). Game schedules and Tournament brackets are posted online following the registration period, so be sure to check back to see when your first match will be. Simply arrive at the match site, sign-in with your UNC One-Card, and play. All tournaments are single-elimination.
Informed Consent Statement
Your participation in Campus Recreation activities could result in physical injury, which could be serious or fatal! UNC-CH assumes no responsibility for injuries received during intramural sports activities. Students, faculty, staff, spouses and/or domestic partners are reminded that Intramural participation is completely voluntary and involves inherent risk associated with the activities offered. It is strongly recommended that all participants have a physical examination and secure adequate medical insurance prior to participation.
Intramural Sports reserves the right to investigate the eligibility of participants. These investigations may result in forfeiture, probation, and/ or suspension of teams or participants. Participants are still encouraged to submit a protest involving ineligible participants.
No student, faculty, or staff member may play on more than one team per sport. A participant who violates this rule will be ineligible to participate in a minimum of their original team’s next scheduled game; the second team the violator played for will forfeit all games in which the violator participated. Exceptions: All Co-Recreation activities will provide the opportunity for participation on a second team.
All participants must be on a team’s official roster, located on the team roster on IMLeagues, in order to participate. Failure to be on an official roster may result in that team forfeiting the game.
Participants must show a valid UNC One-Card to participate in any Intramural Sports. Any late arriving participants must show their UNC One-Card to the supervisor, scorekeeper, or official before entering the contest.