Intramurals FAQ

What are intramural sports?
Intramural sports are played on campus among VT students, faculty, and staff. Intramural sports provide exercise, recreation, competition, and fun to participants in a relaxed, yet structured environment. Intramurals offer the thrill of competition while placing an emphasis on fairness and sportsmanship for teams and individuals.

Why should I play intramurals?

Intramural sports are a great way to play a sport you love or to try something new – no experience is necessary! All you have to do is purchase a intramural membership for $20 and you can participate in any activity, all year long. We offer everything from chess and racquetball to flag football and softball. To be added to the intramural sports email listserv and keep up with everything that is happening, fill out this form.

What types of leagues are available to play in?

There are various types of league play available to our participants. For each team sport, all participants are allowed to compete on one (1) gender-specific team and one (1) CoRec/Open team.

Men's and Women's Leagues are gender-specific leagues.
CoRec Leagues are mixed-gender leagues.
Open Leagues are open to all participants.

What is the policy for intramural participants that do not identify as male or female?

It is our objective to ensure that all of our athletes have a comfortable and enjoyable environment in which they can participate.  Participants that do not identify as male or female are allowed to join one (1) gender-specific team and one (1) CoRec/Open team for every team sport.

What levels of competition are available?

Most intramural sports activities offer two levels for participation: Competitive and Recreational.

The Competitive Division is for teams seeking to compete at a high level and wish to participate in a playoff tournament (formerly the Advanced/Intermediate divisions) for our coveted intramural championship t-shirt.  Competitive teams participate in a round robin-style regular season as well as a post-season playoff bracket, as long as they meet team eligibility requirements.

The Recreational Division offers teams the chance to play in an environment founded on social networking, teamwork, and simple enjoyment of exercise (formerly the Beginner division).  This division is for participants without extensive experience in a sport or those that enjoy the opportunity to just be part of the game.  Teams in this division do not participate in a playoff tournament.  Instead, each team will receive its full schedule at the beginning of the season (typically, a four- or six-game season).

How do I get involved?

In order to participate in Intramurals, you will need to purchase an Intramural Membership.  There are two types of memberships: the Full Intramural Membership and the Singles/Doubles Membership.  To review the differences between these memberships and learn the steps necessary to purchase a membership, click here.

I have my Intramural Membership, now what?

Once you have your Intramural Membership, it is time to register to participate.  There are multiple ways to get involved.  To see how you can get yourself registered to play, select one of the tabs below.

  1. After purchasing your intramural sports membership, the next step is to register yourself (and your teammate if it is adoubles activity).
  2. To register, go to our Intramural Schedule page and click the sport or activity you wish to play.
  3. Complete the online registration form and we will contact you once leagues are created.
  1. After finding enough teammates to create your own intramural team and purchasing your intramural sports membership, the next step is to register your team during the registration dates.
  2. Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  If divisions are filled prior to the entry deadline, captains must choose to join a different division or join the waiting list.
  3. To register a team, login on the Recreational Sports Portal. Select the "Intramurals" jersey icon.
  4. Next, click the "Register" icon.
  5. Select your sport, league, and division (pay special attention to whether the division is Competitive/Recreational and the day/time games are played).
  6. Select “Register a Team”.
  7. Enter your team information and select submit.
  8. Read and accept the waiver.
  9. Watch the preseason video and complete the quiz (see sport-specific rules sheet as needed).
  10. After completing the registration process, you will need to add players to your roster before your first game (see “Inviting Players” below for more information).
  1. Open the Recreational Sports Portal.
  2. Select the "Intramurals" icon.
  3. Select “My Teams” and then select the team that you would like to add players to.
  4. On the team page, select the “Pending Roster” tab.
  5. From here, select “Invite Player” to invite players by typing in their email address.
  6. If you need additional players, you can also select, “Browse Free Agents”.
  7. The players on this list are searching for a team to play on, and by selecting “Add” an automatic invitation will be sent to them to join your team.
  1. After agreeing to join an intramural sports team and purchasing your intramural sports membership, the next step is being added to your team’s roster.
  2. The captain of each team is responsible for sending invitations to teammates to join the team on the, however you can also request to be added to a team.
  3. To do so, first login on the Recreational Sports Portal.
  4. Select the "Intramurals" icon.
  5. Select the “Find a Team” link. Now you can use the search bar at the top of the screen to search for a team to join by either typing in the specific name of the team or the name of your team captain. You can also use the tabs on the left side of the screen to sort by sport, league, or division.
  6. After finding the team, select the “Request to Join Team” button.
  7. Your captain will receive an email notification and will be able to accept your request which will add you to the team roster.
  1. “Free Agents” – Individuals that cannot find a team on which to play may sign up to be a free agent for any team sport in the Recreational Sports Portal.
  2. Log into the Recreational Sports Portal.
  3. Select the "Intramurals" icon.
  4. Select “Register”.
  5. Select your sport, league, and division (pay special attention to whether the division is Competitive/Recreational and the day/time games are played).
  6. After finding a division you would like to join a team for, select the division, select “Register”, select “Register as a Player”, and then select “Become a Free Agent”.
  7. Captains of teams in this division will be able to view you as an available free agent and can then choose to add you to their team. If a captain adds you to their team, you will automatically receive an email invitation with the option to accept or decline. Please note that you must register as a free agent for each division that you are willing to join.