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Have a question about Intramural Sports?  You have come to the right place.  Take a look below because your question may be included in our Frequently Asked Questions segments that have corresponding answers for each question.  

Q: Who can participate?

A: Intramural Sports are available to students, faculty, staff, alumni or sponsored members.  Non-students must have an active WELL Membership to participate may participate.

Q: Does it cost anything to play Intramural Sports?

A: Intramural Sports fee vary for each sport. Some sports we offer are free to play, while other sports may range from $25-$60 per team or $6-$10 per person.

Q: What sports do you offer?

A: Intramural Sports offers a variety of sports. We have traditional sports like: basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, flag football, arena football, track meets, volleyball and softball. Non-traditional sports like dodge ball, sand volleyball, wiffleball, wheelchair basketball and kickball. Each semester we offer different sports

Q: How do I register?

A: You can register by clicking on the "REGISTER NOW" link at the top of this page.

Q: I want to play, but I don’t have a team to play for. Can I still register?

A: Yes. You have the option to sign up as a Free Agent. We will pair you with other free agents to form a team. You can sign up by coming to our Resource Center which is located in The Well or by selecting the “Free Agents” option for your specific sport on IMLeagues and registering online.

Q: What is the difference between corec and open leagues?

A: CoRec leagues have a required amount of men to women ratio; a certain number of males and females must be present and participating. Open leagues are for everyone and do not contain gender requirements or restrictions.

Q: Can I play in multiple leagues or multiple teams?

Participants can play in multiple leagues. Example: Men can play in both Open and CoRec leagues. Women can play Open, CoRec, and Women’s leagues. Remember, participants may only play on one team in each league.  Participants cannot play on multiple teams within the same league. For example, a player cannot be on an Open Recreational team and an Open Competitive League team, even though they are two different divisions. Nor can they be on two Open Competitive teams. An individual can, however be on an Open Competitive League team and a CoRec League team because they are classified as two different leagues. The different leagues we offer are Open, Women’s, CoRec and Resident Halls (RACC).

Q: Do I need to attend the captain’s meeting?

A: To secure your team’s spot in the league the captain must attend the meeting. If the captain absolutely cannot attend the meeting, they may appoint a representative to attend the meeting in their place. Either way, a representative from each team needs to be present at the captain’s meeting for their team to be approved.

Q: I registered as a free agent, do I need to attend a meeting?

A:  Yes. Free Agents must attend the Free Agent meeting. At this meeting you will meet other free agents that signed up for your league and be placed on a team based on your availability. If you do not attend you run the risk of not being placed on a team.

Q: What kind of information is discussed in the meeting?

A: The information discussed at the meetings is pertinent for every team to know. Policies, rules, updates and structure will be discussed at the meeting as well as a question and answer session with the Program Supervisor (should you have any additional questions).

Q: What determines the time and day of the game?

A: Facility availability determines the time and day of games. Intramurals shares the fields and facilities with Sport Club teams and other student organizations.

Q: How do I add players to my team? Is there a deadline?

A: The captain of the team can add players through IM leagues. You may add players to your roster until your final regular-season game. Once playoffs start your roster will be frozen and you cannot add more players. Also, players cannot be removed from your roster who have already played in a game without a medical or doctor’s note. 

Q: Who are the referees that work the game?

A: The referees are undergraduate and graduate students working part-time and going to Sacramento State.

Q: What does the sportsmanship rating mean?

A: The Sportsmanship rating is between 1 and 5 and is how the officials and supervisors rate your level of sportsmanship throughout the game. The rating criteria includes but is not limited to: the team’s reaction to calls, attitude towards their opponents and officials. A full description of the sportsmanship rating breakdown can be found included in the rules of every sport. Teams must average a minimum of a 3.0 sportsmanship rating throughout the season to be eligible for playoffs.

Q: How do I get my schedule including who I am playing next?

A: The most accurate schedule will be posted on the website. Your posted schedule on IM Leagues will show your game times/locations and opponents for the entire season.

Q: What if I want to cancel one of my games?

A: Cancelling your game in advance is called "Taking a Default".  You will need to email 24 hours prior to your game (Sun-Thurs) or visit the Resource Center.  If you play on the weekends, we will need to know about your Default by the Thursday evening prior to the weekend.

Q: What are the locations of the games?

A: Games are played in two locations on the CSUS campus. Outdoor sports will be held on the Intramural Fields, which are located behind women’s softball field and Men’s and Women’s soccer field. Indoor sports will be held inside The Well in the Gym Box or Mac Court.  Some Resident Hall leagues will be located in the American River Courtyard.

Q: Do I need to wear a jersey for my game?

A: Jerseys are required for almost all Intramural Sports. These sports require your team to wear white or dark shirts. Some sports also require a permanent number on your white or dark shirt. If teams do not have matching shirts or jerseys, we do offer you to check out jerseys in our Resource Center for free. 

Q: What does game time = forfeit time mean?

A: If your team doesn’t have enough players by game time, your team will have five minutes to wait for enough players to show up. The team captain of the other team however has the option of waiting the five minutes or taking the automatic win. We schedule games every hour and this policy ensures games start on time.

Q: What does my team win if we win the league?

A: Your team will receive a shirt, a ring and your team picture will be added to our Champion Wall located inside of The Well.

Q: How do I apply to work for intramural sports?

A: At the beginning of the semester, employment opportunities for Intramural Sports will be posted on the  Click on "applicants" to apply.

Q: What is the difference between leagues and tournaments?

A: Leagues include a regular season (usually 4-6 weeks) plus a week of playoffs. Tournaments are 1 or 2 day events that are typically run with double or single-elimination brackets.

Q: Where can I find the rules?

A:  Rules for every Intramural Sport can be found by following the quick link above to the Handbook and Sport Rules