For full information about CU's Intramurals program, visit the Intramural Sports Office at the Recreation Center from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday or 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, call 303-492-2893, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out colorado.edu/rec-center/intramuralsports .
Fall 2011 registration is open for CU Intramurals Session I is open Monday through Thursday next week for the following sports:
Innertube Water Polo
Fall 2011 Session II starts in October for the following sports:
Innertube Water Polo
A branch of University of Colorado's Student Recreation Services, the Intramurals program gives students the opportunity to compete in 10 sports as members of teams made up of friends, classmates and roommates in a friendly, yet competitive environment.
Conventional sports such as football, basketball, soccer, ice hockey and volleyball always draw big numbers, but some newer sports are definitely gaining popularity: dodgeball, innertube water polo, whiffleball, ultimate Frisbee and broomball.
Most games are played Monday through Thursday nights, from 4 to 11:45 p.m., while some are played on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Because individual teams and players can decide when and if they want to "practice" for their sport, as opposed to having regularly scheduled, sometimes mandatory practices with club or varsity teams on campus, Intramural sports are often less time-demanding and allow students to pursue other activities at the same time.
All fee-paying CU students and Rec Center members are eligible to participate in Intramurals, and forming a team is easy. Just round up some friends and classmates or search for others who are interested in a specific sport on the CU Intramural Free Agents List on Facebook.
Registration is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis due to time and space constraints, so it's important to register a team early. This year, registration fees will range from $40-$125 per team.
It may also be a good idea to register a larger roster than will be needed in a game, in case a few players don't show up. New players can be added to the roster up to the third game, and players looking to represent their team in the post-season tournament must have played in at least one of the first three games.
With so many awesome sports to pick from, many students have trouble deciding which to pursue. Fortunately, students are permitted to participate in multiple sports in the same session. Students may also play on more than one team in the same sport, for example, women's and co-rec ultimate Frisbee, in one session.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in Intramurals; it's up to students to take advantage of them.