All active undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and full-time staff members of the University of Alabama are eligible to participate in Intramural Sports. Spouses of eligible University of Alabama students and Faculty/Staff are eligible to participate by purchasing a semester pass.
Each participant must present his/her action Card prior to each Intramural Sport event. There are equipment and uniforms required specific to each sport. Please review sport-specific rules for those equipment criteria.
The Competitive Sports department offers a host of indoor and outdoor activities each semester. For a complete list of the current semester’s offerings, please see our Intramural Calendar.
Men’s, women’s, and co-recreational leagues are offered for each sport. When there is sufficient demand, a league may be split into competitive and recreational divisions.
Yes, participants are able to play on more than one team. Participants can compete on one single-gender team and one co-recreational team.
Participants hoping to join a team can sign up as a free agent through our online registration system. Team captains are able to view free agents and invite you to the team if they are looking to pick up extra players. Free agents are not guaranteed roster spots and are encouraged to form their own team.
Good sportsmanship is integral to every Intramural Sports contest. In order for sportsmanship to prevail, participants and fans must display respect, fairness, civility, honesty, and respect before, during, and after each contest. Each team in a contest shall earn a sportsmanship rating on a scale from 0 to 4 determined by the staff on duty. Teams must earn a 3.0 average or better sportsmanship rating during the regular season to be eligible for playoffs.
More information regarding the Sportsmanship Policy can be found in the Intramural Sports Handbook.
The Competitive Sports department hires and trains sport officials each semester. Officials are needed for many Intramural Sports. No previous experience is necessary. Those interested must attend the training sessions related to the sport they would like to officiate. For training dates, please see our Employment page.
Yes, you can continue playing the sports that you love. However, we do ask that you set aside at least 10 hours a week to work Intramural Sports and work to avoid any conflicts of interest.
The Intramural Sports Handbook covers policies and procedures that govern play including registration, eligibility, scheduling, captain’s responsibilities, forfeits, and safety. Intramural Sport rules are often modified for Intramural Sports play and are posted online.
If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact the Competitive Sports Office at IMsports@ua.edu or 205–348–8055.