1. What are Intramural Sports (IMS)?
Intramural Sports are organized recreational sports leagues that allow students at Liberty to participate in a variety of team and individual sports. Competition exists, but the real focus of intramural sports is health and exercise, social interaction, stress reduction, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
2. Who can play Intramural Sports?
Intramural Sports provide an opportunity for students who cannot, or choose not to participate in NCAA sports, to compete at a lower level of competition. In an effort to allow Faculty/Staff members & Graduate students to interact with Undergraduate students, they are also eligible to participate in the IMS program. Alumni are not eligible to participate. In an effort to achieve an equal level of competition there are a few exceptions and those are found in the Eligibility section of the IMS Handbook.
3. What Intramural Sports are available for participation?
The IMS program currently offers sports in both season form and tournament form. Season sports include Basketball, Coed Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Fantasy Football, Outdoor Flag Football, 4v4 Flag Football, Outdoor Soccer, Indoor Soccer, Softball, Broomball, Ultimate Frisbee, Tennis, and Disc Golf. Tournaments include Dodgeball, Softball, and Women’s Flag Football. Most tournaments are held on a weekend.
4. How do I sign up for an Intramural Sport?
As a convenience to you, all Intramural Registration is done online at our brand new Intramural Sports League site www.imleagues.com/liberty. You can create your own team or sign up as a “Free Agent” with the possibility of being chosen to participate on an established team. Each team will now have their very own team page allowing them to share all of their own team information with each other. The deadlines to register each team are found on the Calendar link at www.liberty.edu/ims. The deadline to sign up to play on a team is the first regular season game. If you have any questions or need assistance feel free to stop by or call the IMS office.
5. Is there a fee to play Intramural Sports?
It costs $50 per team per sport to play in a season and $30 per team per sport for a tournament. Individual sports are usually $5. (It may sound like a lot but it is usually broken down to each player paying $4-$5 per sport.)
6. How many players can play on one team?
Each sport has a roster limit that can be found in the Intramural Handbook. A player cannot play on two different teams in the same sport. Players can be added on a team up until the first regular season game. If you need to remove a player from your roster, you must contact the IMS office and they will do it for you.
7. When & where are Intramural Sports played?
Most outdoor intramural sports usually run from 5:00 pm until curfew. Indoor sports usually run in the evening from 7:00 pm until just before curfew. Our outdoor facilities are located on Campus East (Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, and Beach Volleyball), the brand new Liberty Mountain Complex (Flag Football, Softball) just below the monogram, or the Hershey-Esbenshade Tennis Courts, located along the perimeter road on the backside of campus. Indoor facilities include the LaHaye Student Center (Basketball), the new LaHaye Schilling Center (Volleyball), Thomas Indoor Soccer Complex (Indoor Soccer, 4v4 Flag Football), and the LaHaye Ice Center (Broomball).
8. How do I find out when I play?
All of your team’s schedules can be found at www.imleagues.com/liberty. Just log into your splash page and click on the IMLeagues link to take you to your team’s web page.
9. Can I request certain times to play?
No. Due to time restraints and the amount of teams participating, we cannot take time scheduling requests.
10. What happens if my team cannot make a scheduled game?
You must call the IMS office by 2:00 pm the day of your scheduled game in order to avoid a fine. If a team does not show up without letting us know, they will be charged a $5 fine. That fine must be paid before your team’s next scheduled game. If not that game will be forfeited and another $5 fine will occur. If that fine is not paid, your team can be dropped from the league.
11. How long is each season?
There is no set length for each season. Our goal is to get as many games for each team that we can. It depends on how many teams we have participating in each sport. The weather may also determine the length of a season. There is a post-season or playoffs for each sport. We try to schedule games on Monday-Friday. Some 2-day tournaments are held on Fridays & Saturdays.
12. What do we need to bring for each game?
Each player must bring their I.D. (Flames Pass) to each game and sign in at the table before playing. If you do not bring your I.D. (Flames Pass), you will not be able to play that day. IMS will provide equipment if needed but each team may bring their own. You do not have to have uniforms to play. We do request that the home team wear white shirts and the away team dark shirts. The first team listed on the schedule is usually the home team. IMS will provide pennies for those who need them. Some teams have purchased their own uniforms or even made them in the past.
13. Are their times my team can practice?
There are no set times or fields for practice opportunities. There are outdoor fields for open play located on Main Campus next to the Circle dorms. LaHaye facilities are open at designated times for use outside of Intramurals. Please check their website for available times.
14. What do we get if we win?
The champions of each sport will receive Intramural Champion T-shirts for each member of their team up to the roster maximum. Seasonal sports champions will also have their team name engraved on their trophy located in the LaHaye Student Center.
15. How can I work for or get in touch with Intramural Sports?
IMS is always looking for individuals who can benefit our program. If you are interested in working for IMS just go online to the Human Resources website and fill out an Intramural Sports Referee application. Our office is located on the mezzanine level of the Student Center in Green Hall. If you have any questions or concerns, you can give us a call at 592-3145 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.