The mission of the Ashland University Intramural Sports program is to provide a variety of organized recreational sports and activities in a safe environment to the Ashland University Community. It is the goal of the program to promote and provide participants the opportunity for physical fitness, to build social networks, practice good sportsmanship, and enjoy their time outside the classroom.
The IM Sports & Special Events program is available to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff members. A multitude of sport and leisure activity opportunities all offered for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. All IM Sports are free as well as incorporates Sportsmanship Ratings to ensure an enjoyable playing atmosphere.
benefits of participating in im sports
Build new relationships or strengthen current ones with students, faculty, and staff members
Meet your fitness and competition needs
Gain unique leadership and work experiences by gaining employment as an IM Staff member, or becoming a Team Captain
Get involved and become personally invested in something outside the classroom
Relieve stress from classes, busy schedules, friends, professors, students, and other daily stressors
Try new sports or games, or improve your skills in those that are familiar
Practicing good sportsmanship
Win an IM Championship T-Shirt!
looking to get involved with IM sports?
Getting involved is easy. Info Sheets for registration are located at the Rec Center Customer Service Desk. Be sure to fully complete the registration portion on the back side of the Info Sheet and submit it to Customer Service by the specified registration deadline. Check out the current semester's IM Sports schedule.
In addition to playing IM Sports, there are a number of ways to get involved with IM Sports. Organize your friends and teammates by becoming a Team Captain, or become a part of the IM Sports student staff. The IM Sports program employs over 15 sports officials each year, as well as offers multiple voluntary field experiences, the ACIS Marketing Internship, and two Summer Intern positions. In addition, an employee may work their way up to a leadership position and become an IM Supervisor.
If you are interested in getting involved through student employment, click here or contact the Department of Recreational Services today!
IM SPORTS OFFERED
The IM Sports p
rogram offers a variety of team and individual sports each semester. Here's a list of what's currently being offered:
Champ Night Football
Indoor Flag Football
Indoor Ultimate Frisbee
Late Night Volleyball
NCAA Bracket Challenge
Outdoor Flag Football
Outdoor Ultimate Frisbee
The IM Sports program is always looking to stay current with participant interests and trends. So, if there is an IM Sport not being offered, contact the Assistant Director of Programs to submit possible suggestions for future programming.
The Ashland University IM Sports program utilizes IMLEAGUES.COM for online league or tournament schedules and standings. The link to IMLEAGUES.COM can be found to right, in our side content bar. IMLEAGUES is an online, intramural sports social network where participants have the opportunity to create player profiles, join other Ashland University IM Sports teams, communicate with team members, view current and previous IM Sports Champions, and much more!
Each year, teams compete in a yearlong competition compiling points towards the All-Sports Championship. The All-Sports Championship consists of teams receiving points for participating in multiple individual and team sports and special events, placing first or second place in league and tournament play, and maintaining high Sportsmanship Ratings. The winner gets the All-Sports Championship Trophy for one year along with specially made championship t-shirts. So, gather up your friends and enter to compete all-year-round. Here's a list of champions over the past six years:
Phi Kappa Psi (2012)
Selke Sports (2011)
Phi Kappa Psi (2010)
Alliance of Misfits (2009)
Phi Kappa Psi (2008)
Tweetin' Outlawz (2006 & 2007)
Participants looking to join a team, or teams looking for players...look no further. The Ashland University IM Sports program offers a Free Agent option for participants and teams.
Participants not on a team may contact the Recreational Services Department and sign-up as a Free Agent. Although not a guarantee, signing up as a Free Agent will give teams looking for players an opportunity to contact interested participants to fill their roster.
Teams looking for players, or teams wishing to meet new people and fill their roster at the same time, make sure to check "Yes" on your Info Sheet that you are looking for Free Agents. Free Agents can then be assigned to teams open to completing their roster.