Campus recreation introduces new system

Not sure how to keep to your New Year’s resolution of staying active and getting in shape? How about trying out a new sport? The office of Campus Recreation has released the schedule for the winter 2013 intramural sports season.

The sports that will be offered as a month long season are soccer, basketball and 4 vs. 4 flag football. The rest of the intramurals will be offered as tournaments, including Ultimate Frisbee, badminton, preseason basketball, dominoes, 8-ball, 9-ball and racquetball.

While the intramurals being offered may be the same as usual, there is a new twist to register for them. Beginning this season, anyone who wants to register for intramurals must create an account on IMLeagues.com. The new registration process is supposed to make it easier for participants to register and keep track of their intramural schedule.

Meloney Robinson, graduate assistant for intramural sports said, “We have been trying to update our system for years. The old system was between 20 and 30 years old.”

One of the biggest benefits of the new system is that it will allow Campus Recreation to communicate with every intramural player; in the past, only the team captain was contacted. Robinson hopes that this will decrease the amount of miscommunication when a game is rescheduled.

Anthony Colasante, freshman biology major said, “I’m looking forward to soccer the most and basketball the second. I want to play soccer the most, because I want a chance to play in a relaxed environment, have a fun time and work on new skills.”

The next full season intramural sport will be 4 vs. 4 flag football, with entries open from Jan. 28 to Feb. 12. The captain’s meeting will be held Feb. 14 and the season will start on Feb. 18. The registration fee for flag football will be $50 per team.

The last full schedule winter intramural that is offered is five on five basketball. Basketball registrations are open from Feb. 4 to Feb. 26. The captain’s meeting is scheduled for Feb. 28 with games scheduled to start March 4. The 12-member teams will be offered in co-recreational, men’s competitive, men’s recreational and women’s open divisions for $50 per team.

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