FAQ


  • How do I sign up to play?
    For team sports - Registration for all Intramural Sports activities must be completed thru http://www.IMLeagues.com. Detailed registration instructions can be found by clicking here.
    For individuals events - you can register online or show up on site at least 15 min. before the event and sign up in person.
  • I want to play Intramural Sports, but I don't have a team. How do I sign up? Players who do not have a team are encouraged to sign up as free agents. Click here to see detailed registration instructions (including information on signing up as a free agent). If you live in a Residence Hall, talk to your RA or IM chair.
  • Who can play Intramural Sports at UH?
    Students: Any student who is enrolled (at least 1 hour) at the University of Houston – Central Campus.
    Rec/Alumni: An active UH Alumni member with a current,  annual CRWC membership.
    Faculty/Staff: Any person employed by the University of Houston – Central Campus at least 0.50 FTE and benefits eligible with a current CRWC membership card.
  • How much does it cost to play?
    Most Intramural Sports activities are free to play with an active Campus Recreation membership. Off-campus activities (golf, paintball, etc.) usually cost extra. See the Intramural Sports main page for a list of activities offered and associated costs (if any).
  • Where are intramural sports played?
    Intramural sports are played at a variety of locations, including:
    - University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
    - Cullen Intramural fields at the corner of Cullen and Elgin
    - University Center Game Room
  • Where is the Intramural Sports office?
    The Intramural Sports office is located in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Room 1007 (in the rotunda area near the glass wall looking into the Natatorium.)
  • Can I play on more than one Intramural Sports team?
    For each major sport you participate in, you may only play on one single-gender (male, female, greek, open) team and one co-rec team. This includes teams representing Greek organizations – participation on a greek team counts as a player's one single-gender team. For each minor team sport and individual/dual sport, you may only play on one team.
  • My team has a game scheduled for tomorrow night, but I know we can't make it.  What should I do?
    If you know in advance that your team will not have enough players to compete as scheduled, contact the Intramural Sports office at 713-743-8041 before 12:00 p.m. on the day of the game (Monday – Friday games) or by 12:00 p.m. on Friday (for any weekend games) to receive a DEFAULT.  By calling ahead and defaulting the game, your team will receive a loss and a sportsmanship grade of '2.5' for that game. If you do not call ahead and simply don't show up, your team will receive a forfeit loss and a sportsmanship grade of '0' for that game.
  • How do I know if my game has been cancelled due to rain?
    In the event of inclement weather, decisions regarding playing conditions will not be made before 12:00 p.m. The Intramural Sports program will communicate through IMleagues.com with updates or decisions. Team captains can for contact the IM Sports Office at 713-743-8041 to learn the status of the games.  There is no guarantee that postponed contests will be rescheduled. Checking imleagues is also an accurate way of knowing of incliment weather cancellations.
  • My friend is on the University of Houston Football team.  Can he play on my Intramural Flag Football team?
    No. Candidates for varsity intercollegiate programs are not eligible for intramural participation in the "related sport" in which they are participating. (This includes all players on the roster and other people who are practicing with the team). To be eligible, participants must have not be listed on the Varsity roster (or "equal list") in the same or related sport for that academic year. Exceptions may be granted to any player that was listed on the roster for less than three weeks. For non-related sports, there is a limit of 2 University of Houston varsity intercollegiate athletes per team (for example: no more than 2 current varsity track & field athletes may play on the same flag football team). Please contact the intramural sports office if you have any questions regarding participant eligibility.
  • My roommate plays on the men's Club Soccer team.  Can he still play on my Intramural Soccer team?
    Yes, members of sport club teams are eligible for intramural competition in the sport in which they compete for the club. It should be noted, however, that Intramural Sports teams are limited to 2 'related-sport' club players per roster in all sports. In addition, club players participating in their related sport must participate in the highest competition level available (ex: a male club soccer player is not eligible to play for a mens recreational soccer team if there is a competitive league offered). Please contact the Intramural Sports office if you have any questions regarding participant eligibility.
  • What is the Sportsmanship Rating System and how does it work?
    At UH, we strive to promote a pleasant atmosphere, not only for our students but for our guests as well. This pertains to Intramural Sports as much as any other part of campus.  To promote a friendly and safe atmosphere, Intramural Sports implements a sportsman ship rating system that pertains towards players and fans/spectators.  The sportsmanship rating will be determined by Intramural Staff and will include behavior before, during, and after each contest. Each team will receive a grade after each game. A team that has an average sportsmanship rating of less than 2.5 will be ineligible for the playoffs. Sportsmanship ratings will be based off of the following criteria:
    • 4 POINTS
      • A team that does not have any problems will receive a 4.0
      • The team captain has full control of his/her teammates
      • There was no abusive language used toward anybody
      • A rating of ‘4’ will be given to a team that wins by forfeit or default.
    • 3.5 POINTS
      • Very few complaints. Players cooperate with officials and other team members
      • The team captain calmly converses with officials about interpretations and calls
      • No penalties for unsportsmanlike penalties
    • 3 POINTS
      • Teams complain more frequently, but overall players respect officials and the game
      • Captain shows some control of his/her players and fans
      • There was no abusive language towards the officials
    • 2.5 POINTS
      • Teams complain frequently but do not get penalized for unsportsmanlike behavior
      • Captain tries to help the situation
      • No more than 2 unsportsmanlike penalties
    • 2 POINTS –
      • Team uses abusive language towards officials and/or opposing team that may or may not merit a warning
      • Captain shows little control of his/her players and fans
      • A single non-procedural* unsportsmanlike conduct violation (technical foul [basketball], yellow card [soccer], unsportsmanlike conduct penalty [football], etc) is issued
      • A player tries to sign in using false identification
      • A rating of 2.0 will be given to a team when they Default a game
    • 1.5 POINTS
        • Teams constantly arguing with officials and/or opposing team
        • Captain shows little or no control of his/her players and fans
    • 1 POINT –
      • Multiple non-procedural *unsportsmanlike conduct violations (technical foul [basketball], yellow card [soccer], unsportsmanlike conduct penalty [football], etc) are issued
      • A player is ejected from the contest
      • Captain shows no control over his/her players and fans
    • 0 POINTS –
      • Team is completely uncooperative
      • Multiple players from one team are ejected
      • Player(s) verbally or physically threaten an employee or opponent
      • A game is ended prematurely due to a complete lack of sportsmanship from one or both teams
      • A rating of 0.0 will be given to a team when they forfeit a game
        This list is not all-inclusive. Not all listed criteria must be present to issue a particular rating. If a 1 or 0 rating is issued, the team captain must meet with the Intramural Sports Admin before the start of the next scheduled game. If this meeting does not take place prior to the next scheduled game, the offending team will forfeit that game.

        *Note: Procedural unsportsmanlike conduct violations (example: Basketball/Soccer – Technical foul/yellow card for too many players on the court/field) will not count against a team’s sportsmanship rating for the game.

  • Can my friend come watch my Intramural game even though he/she doesn't have a membership?
    Intramural/Sport Clubs Spectator Policy Keeping in mind that the facility was not designed for a large volume of spectators during team practices and competitions, and the need to provide a safe and secure environment for all members anyone wanting to bring in a guess for the purpose of only observing a sporting competition has one option: A CRWC member may purchase a $7.00 day pass for each guest. Guest must provide a valid photo ID and sign a waiver at the Welcome Desk- Member Services.
  • I think I can ref better than the people on the court!
    Great! Come and prove it. We are always looking to hire quality officials. Click here to take you to our officials training page. Hope to see you come out and join our ranks.
  • I have a question, but it isn't listed here.  What should I do?
    If you have a question about something that isn't addressed here, feel free to contact the Intramural Sports office by phone at 713-743-8041 or email imsports@uh.edu