Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports

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What is Intramural Sports? Intramural Sports is an organized recreational sport league program which plays on average once per week. Participants can join as a team or register as a Free Agent and be put on a team of other Free Agents with similar skill level and availability. When you play Intramural Sports, you’ll get the chance to try something new, make friends and play in a safe and fun environment.  Choose Your LeagueWinter registration is open and the registration deadline is January 15 for all sports. Read our registration instructions or visit our IMLeagues page for sport-specific descriptions, rules and regulations.

Fall/Winter Leagues
Badminton Ball Hockey Basketball Dodgeball
Futsal Ice Hockey Spikeball *new for Winter 2018! Volleyball
Who can play?
All MRU Students MRU Employees (18+) MRU Alumni (18+) Rec Members (18+) General Public (18+)
NOTE: Only MRU students and Recreation members can register for Free Agent spots. Due to limited facility availability, some leagues may be restricted to Recreation members (continuous or annual). Memberships must remain current for the entire duration of the activity.

League Definitions – all skill levels welcome!
Intramural Sports will make every effort to accommodate the unique schedules and skill levels of all participants. Divisions may be combined if registration numbers are not high enough to create individual leagues.

Casual (beginner) Semi-competitive (intermediate) Competitive (advanced)
First-time participants or those who have had little-to-no previous experience with the sport and minimal understanding of sport rules. This league is for players who want to have fun, develop skills and meet like-minded individuals in a comfortable environment. Participants have varying levels of experience with sport and understanding of sport rules. This league should appeal to players looking for a semi-competitive environment with a focus on being social and having fun. Veteran participants or those who have a high-to-very high level of skill. A great way to continue your love of sport and stay active while having fun and meeting new peoplel.

Meet the Team The Intramural Student Program Coordinators (SPC) are responsible for the daily management of the Intramural Sports program. These students create schedules, assist with registration, train officials and ensure each league runs smoothly.

Want to join our team? Check out our employment opportunities page for positions currently available with Intramural Sports.
Who What How
Intramural Office (U125) General Inquiries mru.intramural@gmail.com
Austin MacEachen Badminton mru.badm@gmail.com
Kara Myers Ball Hockey mru.ballhockey@gmail.com
Evan Kaake Basketball mru.basketball@gmail.com
Bolu Opeodu Dodgeball mru.dodgeball@gmail.com
Not offered Winter 2018 Flag Football mru.flagfootball@gmail.com
Louis Obukohwo Futsal mru.futsal@gmail.com
Brock Leavins Ice Hockey mru.icehockey@gmail.com
Austin MacEachen Spikeball mru.spikeball@gmail.com
Francesca Maestrello Volleyball mru.volleyball@gmail.com

   Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about the Intramural Sports program? Check out our Intramurals Guidebook or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.

Participants can register as a Team Captain, Team Player or Free Agent through ePlay, at the Customer Service Centre (U130) or by phone: 403.440.6517. Please visit the registration instructions page for more information.

Team Captain: registers and reserves a spot for their team. Team Captains should encourage their teammates to register as a Team Player by the registration deadline, noting their captain's name in the registration.

Team Player: registers and requests to join a team captain's registered team. Team Players will be assigned to their teams captain's team after the registration deadline by the Intramural coordinator team.

Free Agent: individuals who do not have enough members to create a full team can register individually and be placed on a 'Free Agents' team. These teams are comprised of other students with similar skill levels and availability.
Yes! During registration, you will asked to include your friends names and you will be placed on a team with those individuals.
IMLeagues is the scheduling and standings software used to support the MRU Intramurals program. You can use IMLeagues to view schedules, message teammates, review league rules, and much more. This program also comes with a free mobile app called "IMLeagues".
Intramurals follows the same pricing structure for all leagues, with the exception of ice-hockey, due to facility rental fees.

Students: $35 | Members: $55 | Non-Members: $85
All Intramural participants will be guaranteed seven regular season games plus playoffs (single elimination). Participants should expect to play approximately one game per week. Participants do not need to be available during all times that an Intramural is offered; this is simply when the sport is offered. Full schedules will be posted on IMLeagues after the registration deadline.
All MRU leagues range between casual (beginner), semi-competitive (intermediate) and competitive (advanced). Check out the skill level descriptions for more information. In some sports, leagues may need to be combined, depending on registration numbers.
Absolutely! Participants who do not have enough players to create a full team can register as a ‘Free Agent’. These participants will be assigned to a Free Agent team composed of individuals who have similar availability and skill level.

NOTE: Only MRU students and members can register as a Free Agent.
Yes! MRU students, Recreation members (staff, faculty and alumni) and the general public over the age of 18 are welcome to participate in Intramural Sports. However, if you want to register as a Free Agent, you must be an MRU student or Recreation member; non-member public participants cannot register as a Free Agent. This rule is in effect to ensure sufficient spots are available for our members.

NOTE: Only MRU students and members can register for Ice Hockey due to limited facility availability.
Anyone interested in working as an official, scorekeeper, or league coordinator should visit the employment opportunities page for more information.
Each league will accept registrations on an individual basis, based on league capacity. Individuals wanting to register after the registration deadline should contact the league-specific coordinator.
LeagueMax on Area of PlayDefault Minimum to Play
Badminton11
Ball Hockey4 (including goalie)3
Basketball55
Dodgeball64
Flag Football75
Futsal5 (including goalie)5
Ice Hockey6 (including goalie)5
Spikeball22
Volleyball64
Defaults occur if a team fails to appear or is not ready to play 10 minutes after the scheduled start time. A sportsmanship rating of 0 will be given to the defaulting team and the opposing team will be given a sportsmanship rating of 4. Two defaults by the same team will result in removal from the league.
Forfeits will be accepted 48 hours in advance of the scheduled game by contacting your league coordinator via email. This will give the league coordinators time to inform the opposing team and officials of the cancellation. Teams that forfeit will not be charged a default and be given a sportsmanship rating of 1.
Participants should be expected to bring their own athletic shoes, shoes/pants, and shirt. Pinnies will be provided for those sports that require them.

Ball Hockey: Participants must use the hockey sticks provided by MRU. CSA approved helmets must be worn at all times. MRU does have helmets to lend, but will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Badminton:
Players are expected to bring their own racquets. Racquets will be provided by MRU but will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ice Hockey: Sticks, socks, pants, shin pads, shoulder pads, elbow pads, CSA approved helmet and full cage (no visors), gloves and jock/jill straps. MRU does not lend out ice hockey equipment to its participants.

Spikeball: All Spikeball equipment (nets + balls) will be provided for all participants.
 
Ice hockey games are played at Flames Community Arena. The address is 2390 – 47 Avenue SW.
Yes! MRU will run tournaments which may include badminton, beach volleyball, basketball, bubble soccer, spikeball, table tennis and more. Tournament info will be posted here as it becomes available.
The Intramural Student Program Coordinators (SPC) will be in contact with you via email regarding next steps after the registration deadline. All participants will need to create an account on IMLeagues. The Intramural SPCs will assign you to your appropriate team, based on your registration details. Participants will then need to complete an online participants quiz through IMLeagues prior to their first game.
Yes. Valid ID must be presented at every game to the officials and/or scorekeeper. You will not be eligible to play if you do not present your Campus Card or photo ID at every game; no exceptions.

NOTE: Non-members will check-in at the Recreation Customer Service Desk via a bar code scanner. Non-members should bring a paper copy of their Intramural receipt or take a photo/screenshot of their bar code which can be scanned in order to gain facility access. Facility access cards will no longer be distributed.
No! These are simply the times a sport is offered. During registration, you will be asked your preferred date/time to play and our Intramural staff will do their better to cater to your availability