Coming this season
Cameron Intramural Sports added two new sports to this semester’s lineup in addition to existing favorites.
This semester, students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to participate in ultimate frisbee and kickball.
Ultimate frisbee is a non-contact sport that combines aspects of soccer, basketball and football. Players on a team move down a field to score points by passing a disc to a teammate in the opposing end zone. Other basic rules are that players must not take steps while holding the disc, and interceptions and incomplete passes are turnovers.
The game came as a request from students who filled out an annual survey from the Office of Student Activities and will begin in October.
While kickball is not entirely new to Cameron, Student Activities Specialist Megan Canfield said they made some changes to increase participation.
“We tried to do kickball, but there wasn’t a whole lot of sign up for it,” Canfield said. “We are going to have open games on Friday afternoons where anybody can come and play. We’ll teach you if you don’t know how to play because I know a lot of international students didn’t know how to play. Sometimes we will give away prizes, so overall it will be a fun time.”
Kickball is currently the only sport that does not require prior registration. For all other intramural sports, those interested will need to create a free account and register online at imleagues.com or download the site’s mobile app, REC*It. Players can create a team to invite friends or apply as a free-agent and be drafted by an existing team.
Although registration is already closed for 3-on-3 basketball, dodgeball, flag football, singles ping pong and singles tennis, sign up is still available for the Big Pink Volleyball tournament, regular volleyball, ultimate frisbee, weightlifting, racquetball and a mini-triathlon. The Harry Potter inspired Quidditch matches will return in the spring.
Canfield says she encourages those who are considering participating in intramural sports to give it a try.
“Try something you are interested in, even if you haven’t played it before,” Canfield said. “I know no one at this school had played Quidditch before and we had 30 people sign up last year and they had a great time, and it’s becoming more popular and I’ve got even more students asking about it. So, even if you have a little bit of an interest in it, try it. You don’t have to be highly skilled to play. Just go out there and have fun.”
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