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Intramural sports registration begins

Softball is just one of the sports offered by Ohio University’s Intramural Sports program. Registration for the Fall I season runs through Sept. 3.

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Ohio University’s fall semester has just begun, but registration for OHIO’s Intramural Sports program is already in full swing.

The Fall I Intramural Sports season kicks off Sept. 8. Registration for the season began today and runs through 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.

“The mission of Ohio University Intramural Sports is to provide students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive recreational sports in a safe environment,” explained Nick Brigati, director of OHIO’s Intramural Sports program. “We promote and provide quality service and are always looking to better the participants’ experience. Intramural sports provide students with leisure activities outside the classroom and promotes healthy lifestyles.”

Registration for the fall intramural season is being conducted online at http://www.imleagues.com/Default.aspx, allowing students to log on and register their team at their convenience and to pay registration fees without having to come into the Intramural Sports office.

“You can sign up as part of a team or go on IMleagues.com and add yourself to a team who is looking for more players,” Brigati said. “We do our best to make sure everyone who wants to play has or team or is placed on a team.”

Intramural sports offered during the Fall I season are:

  • Softball (men’s, women’s and co-ed)
  • 4v4 Mini Soccer (men’s, women’s and co-ed)
  • 4v4 Sand Volleyball (men’s women’s and co-ed)
  • Team Tennis (co-ed)

Registration for Intramural Sports Fall II season will be held Oct. 6-14 and will feature the following sports:

  • Flag Football (men’s, women’s and co-ed)
  • 7v7 Soccer (men’s, women’s and co-ed)
  • 3v3 Basketball (men’s, women’s and co-ed)
  • Floor Hockey (men’s, women’s and co-ed)
  • Broomball (men’s, women’s and co-ed)

One change to this year’s Intramural Sports program will be the use of the new Walter Fieldhouse, which will host some intramural sports and leagues.

“We are excited about this new addition and think it will add to the experience for participants,” said Brigati. “Currently, we hold our football and soccer championships in Peden Stadium. Students like the chance to play in the football stadium under the lights. The opportunity to utilize different facilities on campus is an incentive to our participants.”

All Ohio University students enrolled at the Athens Campus are eligible to participate in OHIO’s Intramural Sports program, which began in 1890. Students may participate in as many intramural sports as they want and may also participate on an unlimited number of teams in any one sport. Varsity athletes are also permitted to play intramural sports but may not compete for a championship in their sport or a similar sport. For example, a varsity baseball player may not play competitive softball. Varsity athletes may play intramural sports in their sport provided it is in the recreational division.

In addition, Ohio University faculty and staff may purchase an Intramural Sports Pass to be eligible to participate prior to the first intramural game.

OHIO’s Intramural Sports games are officiated by Ohio University students who participate in a series of sport-specific trainings.

Ohio University Intramural Sports will be holding a free Beach Party Kickoff Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at South Beach on South Green.

For more information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/recreation/intramural/.