Registration is open for several intramural sports online — all sign-ups take place through the IMLeagues.com website. Students can create a free account for IMLeagues by going to imleagues.com/keene and following the instructions on the website. When signing-up students must use your Keene State College e-mail address, where they’ll be sent an e-mail to activate their account; once they click that link their account will be active. Once students have an account they can create a team or join a team for any of the open-registrations.
“It was pretty easy, once you sign-up you can invite anyone you want on your team by their KSC email,” KSC senior Ryan Deluca said.
Registrations are open for two weeks before the deadline and games will begin the week after the deadline.
Students who wish to play intramural sports but don’t have a team to play with can use the “free agents” feature, which allows students to put their name, contact information, availability, experience [high school or recreational] and even your 40 yard dash time. Team captains who are looking for additional players can reach out and add these free agents to their team.
Captains will have to pass a short quiz in order to create their team. This quiz should take 5-10 minutes and answers to all questions should be able to be found in the sport rules and intramural policies and procedures, according to the sport description on IMLeagues.
“A lot of the questions were common sense, most had to do with safety rules . For example, rules about wearing jewelry during games. The other questions were specific to the sport though,” Deluca said.
Once an athlete is on a team, IMLeagues.com will be your primary source of information for most things to do with intramural sports. Schedules, scores, playoff brackets and game cancellations will all be sent as emails and text messages through IMLeagues and can also be seen on your team’s page. Captains can request time preferences for their games and use the page to contact their entire team all at once.
Intramural sports are open to players of all experience and skill levels. No previous experience is required to play an intramural sport. However, some larger sports will feature both a competitive division and a recreational division. The competitive division is for players who want that extra competition and probably played the sport in high school. The recreational division is for players who just want to come out and play or might not have a strong background in the sport.
“I’ve played intramural flag football, basketball, softball and soccer. I also played football, basketball and baseball in high school so you definitely gravitate to the sports you’ve already played. Especially if you can’t make a college team,” Deluca said.
Teams should sign-up for the division that they would like to play in based on team members skills and interests.
Most sports will feature one-to-two games a week for each team. Some sports also offer co-rec divisions, where men and women play together on the same team.
Players can play on one single gender team and one co-rec team in a particular sport if both are offered. Some sports may have additional eligibility requirements regarding former varsity and club athletes.
Links to the full rules for each sport as well as the intramural policies and procedures can be found on IMLeagues.com as well as the Intramural Sports website.
A wide-range of sports are offered for participants in intramural sports. Soccer, softball, flag football and tennis open the semester. Once those are underway, registrations will open for floor hockey, volleyball, sand volleyball, ultimate frisbee and inner tube water polo.
Table tennis, 3-on-3 basketball, dodgeball and pool/billiards will complete the fall sports offered at KSC.
The information above was provided by Nick D’Amato, the Intramural Coordinator.
Nick D’Amato can be contacted at Nicholas.DAmato@keene.edu.