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Frequently Asked Questions

If you still cannot find the information you are looking for regarding Intramural Sports, check out the Participant Handbook or contact us at imsports@csueastbay.edu.

Intramural Sports is a program that provides organized sports leagues and tournaments to students, staff and faculty at Cal State East Bay. Unlike varsity sports (NCAA), intramural sports are played between groups of students and staff on campus. You will be playing against fellow students, classmates, or maybe even your professor. Intramural sports are designed for recreational play, and typically no practices are held. Our leagues are fun and offer participants an opportunity to try a new sport or hang out with friends. Here are a few reasons why you might want to play:

  1. It is FUN! Hey, did we mention playing sports with friends is fun yet?
  2. There is something for everyone. We offer a wide variety of sports, some you may be familiar with and some you aren't. Try something new!
  3. Meet new people. Build relationships that will last a lifetime!
  4. Stay active. We know lifting weights and hitting the treadmill isn't for everyone. Get your exercise and feel good playing sports instead!

Participants will need to create an Intramural Sports online profile. They can then sign up a team, join an existing team, or register as a Free Agent. If creating a team, make sure to follow all the steps so that your team can be guaranteed a spot in the league. Read the Registration Process page for detailed instructions.

No worries! We at Intramural Sports have a term called "Free Agent." Free Agents are encouraged to add themselves to any team that is named "Free Agent Team", which should be available every quarter in each league. Additionally, Free Agents are able to create a profile so that team captains can invite Free Agents to join their team. Free Agents can also browse other teams and request to be added. Instructions for becoming a Free Agent are on the Registration Process page. If you do not have a team by the second week of the season, contact the IM Sports office and we will help you out! 

Our sports and tournaments change each quarter. We try to infuse new and exciting sports in with more traditional team sports such as basketball, soccer, flag football, and volleyball. Check out the schedule page to see what sports are available this year.

IM Sports participation is open to students, faculty, and staff at Cal State East Bay. Faculty and Staff must hold an active Recreation and Wellness (RAW) Center membership. Cal State East Bay students currently enrolled in one or more classes, and paying the "UU Rec Fee" as a part of their overall tuition and fees, are given a complimentary RAW membership and eligible to participate. Students currently enrolled but not paying the "UU Rec Fee" must purchase a RAW membership to participate.

All players will need to bring a valid Bay Card to every game. We also ask that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times while participating in IM Sports.

Of course! We encourage people to try new sports regardless of prior experience.

Yes. You can play on ONE OPEN team, and ONE Co-Rec (CoEd) team per sport per quarter. 

Once you have played on a team in a league, you may not change teams. Checking in to a game counts as playing in that game. If you have not yet played in a game in that league, you may remove yourself from a team and add to a different team. 

A “Varsity Athlete” is an individual who participates in an intercollegiate contest, attends regularly scheduled practices for a span of more than two weeks, or appears on any official intercollegiate team roster. “Varsity Athletes” include those athletes that may have played at another school before attending Cal State East Bay. For the purposes of eligibility, practice team players, red shirt players and former varsity players are considered “Varsity Athletes.”

“Varsity Athletes” are allowed to participate in their same or related sport in the Intramural Sports program. No intramural sports team may roster more than two “Varsity Athletes” that are playing in their same/similar sport (e.g. an intramural basketball team may not roster more than two “Varsity” basketball players). There is no limit to the number of “Varsity Athletes” that can play on a single roster in a non related/similar sport (e.g. an intramural volleyball team may roster five baseball “Varsity Athletes”). “Varsity Athletes” retain their status for three years from the date of their last participation for the intercollegiate team.

For eligible persons who hold RAW membership, participation in Intramural Sports leagues and tournaments currently comes at no additional cost.

Games are generally played once a week during the regular season. A new season begins each quarter at about the third week of the term. Team sports play a 5-game season, followed by a week or two of playoffs to determine a champion.

Playoff advancement is decided based on the number of teams in each league and space and time available. Usually teams with a winning percentage (.500+) qualify for playoffs. Teams are ranked according to winning percentage, sportsmanship rating, head-to-head, and points allowed. 

Aside from bragging rights, winning teams will receive a unique Intramural Sports Championship T-Shirt and a place on the Intramural Sports Wall of Fame in the RAW lobby. Champion photos will also be displayed on our online Wall of Champions

Yes! Intramural Sports hires sports officials every quarter. For more information on how to become an official, please see our Become an Official section.

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