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Common Intramural Questions

Who can play intramural sports?
Any paid member of Recreational Sports (students, faculty, staff or adults), as well as spouses, sponsored adults or affiliates who have a current and valid membership.

Why are some sports only offered one semester per year?
We try to provide the best variety of sports that cater to all populations and their interests.

How do I sign up for an intramural team?
Intramurals sports registration takes a few easy steps. Follow these steps to register. If you have any problems, click on the live chat feature in the top right hand corner where questions can be answered.

Can I still register in person?
All participants will use for the registration process. However, participants may come to the intramural sports office during open hours and use a designated computer to register. There, we can provide step-by-step guidance on registering.

When will registration take place?
Intramural sports will hold several registration periods throughout the semester. On average, a registration period will open on a Monday about two weeks prior to the start of a season and close the following Tuesday. Some exceptions may occur due to the beginning of the semester or a holiday. All small tournaments will open on the first day of the semester and close 3-4 days prior to the event.

Can the captain of a team still sign up the entire team or does each individual person have to sign up?
The captain creates the team. However, each team member must then create an account and join that team. The captain then invites friends to join their team through the system. Each team member must appear on the roster by 3 p.m. the day of their game or by 3 p.m. on Friday for Sunday games to participate. Any individual who does not appear on the roster will be ineligible to participate.

What if I don't have a full team of people to play with?
You are able to register as an individual in the following sports: flag football, indoor volleyball, indoor and outdoor soccer, basketball, slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball, ice hockey, tennis and golf. Register the same way as a person registering for a team. You will then be placed on a roster with other individuals to form a whole team.

How much does it cost to play intramural sports?
Cost varies by sport and by team, but the range is $30-125 per team, with most teams costing $80. To register as an individual, it is $10 per team or tournament. Ice hockey is the exception, which costs $35.

What happens if I register for a sport and change my mind? Can I get a refund?
Once you register for a sport, you are making a commitment to enjoy fun and competition. The only way to be removed from the league and receive a refund is if your spot is filled by another team. If there is not another team to fill your spot, then you will not receive a refund.

Can I pay with my BuckID?
Unfortunately, in this registration system, you will be unable to pay with your BuckID.

When are games played?
Game days and times vary from sport to sport. Games are typically played Sunday through Thursday from 5-11 p.m. Most sports play a three or five week session. Please check each sports' web page for exact times.

How many teams can I play on?
This varies by sport, but can be summed up as one team per level or division offered for that sport.

How many people are on a team?
The number of people on a team depends on the particular sport. In sand volleyball, for example, there are four people who play at a time. Conversely, for co-rec flag football, there are eight people who play at a time. Most teams are comprised of five to seven people who play at one time. You are permitted to have up to 16 people on your roster.

Do we have to provide our own equipment?
This varies by sport. All balls are provided for intramural contests, except for golf. Player jerseys are provided for flag football, soccer, ice hockey and basketball. Racquets may be checked out of the RPAC Sport Shop for free. For ice hockey, helmets, shin guards and gloves are provided. Skates can be rented from the Ohio State Ice Rink. You must purchase your own hockey stick (can be purchased from the Ohio State Ice Rink) and any other equipment that you wish to have.

What do I need to bring to games?
You need to show your BuckID at each game to verify your identity. If you don't have your BuckID, you can't play.

What are the most popular intramural sports?
Basketball, flag football, volleyball, soccer, softball and ultimate disc are our most popular intramural sports. Register early for these sports to secure your spot because they fill up quickly.