New intramural passes spike student accessibility
Published: Friday, October 4, 2013
Updated: Friday, October 4, 2013 01:10
Intramural sports have become more accessible this year, as passes are now sold to individuals as opposed to entire teams.This makes it easier for team captains to handle the logistics, according to Director of Intramurals and Summer Camps Ruchelle Dunwoody.
“Basically we went from a team fee to an individual pass fee, so every individual will have their own sports pass,” Dunwoody said. “We wanted to increase participation and take the burden off the captains who were paying for people who didn’t show up to the sporting events.”
Sport passes can be purchased online at imleagues.com or at the Withrow Office and Recreation Center. Around 16 different sport leagues are offered to students who can purchase one of three different sport passes.
“We offer passes that allow students to play one specific sport a season, as many sports as we offer for a semester, or as many sports as they want for the whole school year,” Assistant Director of Intramurals and Summer Camps Geremy Bardon said.
For the second half of the fall semester there will be a shift to indoor sports including basketball, indoor volleyball, indoor soccer, and racquetball. There will also be several tournaments offered to pass holders including battleship, tennis, table tennis, and badminton, according to Bardon.
Sophomore Michael Dugan is taking full advantage of the new system.
“Right now I am playing football and broomball, but later in the year I am planning on playing lacrosse, boot hockey, broomball and possibly basketball,” Dugan said.
This year has marked an easier, less stressful way for captains and individuals to purchase intramural sport passes, according to Dunwoody. This new individualized system means that captains aren’t responsible for paying for individuals who don’t show up to games and matches. The new online system, imleagues.com, offers a faster, simpler way for individuals to sign up for passes, as well as a more interactive way for captains to add players and make rosters. Students who are interested in participating in intramurals for the second half of the fall semester can sign up online before the deadline Oct., 16.