FAQs, Rules and Policies


You will want to click on the "Home" button located at the upper left corner of the page, which will take you to your IMleagues account page. From here you will have a list of all the current and past teams you have played on through the Intramural Sports program.

Find the specific team you are interested in adding people to and click on it. Now you will be directed to your team page. Look for a boxed category titled "Roster," and directly next to this title you will see an invite button. Click on the "invite" button.

This will now take you to the invite members page where you can invite a friend to join your team. If your friend does not already have an IMleagues account then you can send an invitation via their email address (UA school email). If the individual already has an IMleagues account you can enter their name into the search bar directly.

In the event that the league that your team wanted to play in becomes full prior to you being able to register, please contact the Sports Office or come in person. We are available at 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday-Friday; we want everyone to be able to play and will do our best to find a place for your team!

Ask other students in your resident halls, classes, and clubs. RA's are also helpful if you are a new student on campus. Intramural Sports are a great way to meet new people and make connections with other students! It is very easy to form a team on IM Leagues by sending a request to your friends to join your team, or send a request to be added to a team. It is also possible to add yourself as a free agent which will allow captains to send you a request to be on their team.

As part of our policy, we allow participants to play on multiple teams for the same sport as long as they are different leagues. An example of this is being allowed to play on both a recreational team and a competitive team. An example of something not permitted would be playing on two competitive teams for the same sport. 

Do not assume that your game is canceled due to rain. In the event of a weather-related cancellation, our Intramural Office Staff will contact the team's captain and inform them the game will be canceled. Cancellations will typically be communicated through IMleagues emails. 

If a team does not show up for a game or does not have the minimum amount of players to play in their game, this is considered a forfeit. In the event of a forfeit, the captain of the team will be charged a $15.00 forfeit fee to their bursar's account. Please see our Handbooks, Rules and Policies page for full details. 

You can go to your team in IM Leagues and access your roster, which will have the options to add, delete or move players on your team. Once the regular season has started, players cannot be deleted from teams without authorization from our office, as players are not allowed to switch teams part way through the season. 

No. You can be the captain of as many teams as you like, but you will be held responsible to all of your teams showing up, their conduct, and all captains meetings. Remember as team captain you serve as the communication link between your team and the Intramural Sports Program, and you are responsible for understanding and relaying information.

Yes! In order to play, you must have some form of government or school-issued photo ID to check in for your game. A CatCard, Driver's License, or Passport are all examples of acceptable ID's. 

Intramural Sports Rules & Policies

All Intramural Sport rules and policies can be found here: Intramural Sports Participant Handbook  We encourage all participants to review this handbook prior to participation. Below, we have highlighted several important policies pertaining to intramurals.

Forfeits & Defaults

A default is an option we offer teams that cannot attend their game that week.&nbsp; By notifying the sports office beforehand teams avoid forfeit fees and receive a higher sportsmanship rating.&nbsp; Think of a default as a get out of jail free card if you're having a hectic week and can't play.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

These are the steps to default your game:

  • Call or email the Sports Office by 12:00 PM the day of the game or by 3:00 PM on Friday for Sunday Games
  • Stop in the Sports Office (located on the main floor of the Rec Center) from Monday-Friday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm to talk to one of our staff members

If your team calls ahead to default, you will still receive a loss for your game, but you will receive a 3 sportsmanship and no one will be charged a forfeit fee. Any team who forfeits and/or defaults twice will be dropped from the league. This includes 1 forfeit & 1 forfeit, 1 forfeit & 1 default, and 1 default & 1 default.

Forfeits are what happens if your team doesn't show up to play, or does not meet minimum roster requirement by the start of your game.

If your team does not show up for the scheduled game, the captain of the team will be charged a $15.00 fee to their bursar account.  Not only does the captain get charged, but the team gets a sportsmanship rating of 2 affecting chances to make the playoffs.  Any team who forfeits and/or defaults twice will be dropped from the league. This includes 1 forfeit & 1 forfeit, 1 forfeit & 1 default, and 1 default & 1 default.

Participation Policies

Any student, faculty, staff, or community member that has a membership to the Rec Center is welcome to participate in Intramural Sports! Some of our leagues may have restrictions (such as Greek or Faculty/Staff), but there is a place for everyone. Please see Section 1 in our Policies and Procedures section of the handbook for further information.

All participants must have athletic attire appropriate to the sport they are participating in. This includes both their clothing choices and appropriate footwear. Participants are not allowed to wear any jewelry, unless it is a piece of medical identification that can be taped down.

Some of our sports have more specific attire policies, such as requiring Jersey Numbers (Basketball) or wearing shorts with pockets (Flag Football). Please see Sport Specific handbooks for specific policies relating to your sport of choice.

We allow participants to play on multiple teams for the same sport as long as they are different leagues. An example of this is being allowed to play on both a recreational team and a competitive team. An example of something not permitted would be playing on two competitive teams for the same sport. 

The program seeks to provide exercise, recreation, and fun to participants in a relaxed, yet structured environment. All actions and comments, whether directed to staff, opponents, teammates, or spectators, should be constructive and conducive to fulfilling this purpose. Any negative actions or comments may result in a deduction of Sportsmanship Points for your team. For a full description of potential reasons to lose sportsmanship points, please see Section 7, Article 5 in our handbook. 

Each team will earn sportsmanship points for games played. Sportsmanship infractions lead to fewer points being earned per game. Teams will NOT advance to playoffs unless they average 3.5 sportsmanship points and are placed in the top half of their division at the end of the regular season.

Any form of a conduct warning (yellow card, unsportsmanlike conduct, technical, etc.) will result in a loss of 1 point. A player receiving 2 conduct warnings will result in a loss of another 1 point and an ejection lowering the rating by a total of 2. 

A team will receive a full 5 points if:

  • At all times during the game the players and spectators were respectful and followed all rules guiding intramural policy.    

A team will receive a maximum of 4 points if:

  • Players/Teams/Spectators are assessed unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, technical fouls or yellow cards. 
  • An individual or team expresses visual or verbal dissent to opposing team. 
  • Team/individuals who gain illegal entry to a facility prior to the game time.  

A team will receive a maximum of 3 points if:  

  • A player or team persistently argues the official’s judgment during the game. 
  • A team uses an ineligible player. 
  • A player is ejected from a game. 
  •  Players/Team/Spectators do not comply with the request of a staff person. 
  •  They default a game.  

A team will receive a maximum of 2 points if:

  •  A team forfeits a game.
  • A team, player or spectator is involved in a physical altercation. 
  • A team/player persists with rough play after being issued an Unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. 
  • A player, team or spectator uses abusive language or gestures toward a participant or staff member.   

A team will receive a maximum of 1 point if:

  • A Team, player or spectator makes intimidating physical contact with a staff member. 
  • A team, player or spectator threatens harm or violence toward the staff. 
  • The Players/Team/Spectators use racial epithets, anger motivated outbursts, demeaning, degrading or derogatory statements or homophobic comments before, during or after a game. 
  • A team forfeits a game due to team/fan misconduct (also receives automatic loss for their next scheduled league or playoff game). 
  • A team/player leaves the bench area for any reason to participate in an altercation. The team also receives an automatic loss for their next league or playoff game. 
  • Players/Team/Spectators vandalize equipment, the facility or property. 

In order to make playoffs your team must finish in the TOP HALF OF YOUR DIVISION and have a minimum average of 3.5 sportsmanship points.

TIE-BREAKERS: 1) Win %; 2) Head-to-Head; 3) Sportsmanship Rating; 4) Differential (Final)

Post-season playoff brackets will be created upon the completion of the regular season and emailed out to all opponents. Playoff games will be outside of your regular division time slots, and there will be limited options to reschedule.

Teams must maintain a 3.0 sportsmanship record in any playoff game in order to move through the playoff bracket. If a team drops to a 2.0 or 1.0 sportsmanship, that game will be automatically forfeited. 

Free Agents

Did you just start school here or transfer from another school? Not have enough people to create your own team? Are you looking to find friends that like some of the same sports as you? Do you just want to try a new sport to see what all the fuss is about it?

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions then we have the perfect team for you. Join one of our free agent teams available for every sport. It is a great opportunity to get involved, meet new people, and try something new. The instructions for how to join a free agent team are listed below. If you have any questions call us at 520-621-8708.

  • Create your account on IMLeagues.com/Arizona using your University of Arizona issued email address
  • Select your sport that you want to participate in
  • Look for the Free Agent division
  • Select the green “Join Team” option
  • Read and accept the University of Arizona Release of Liability form
  • Select the blue “Send Request” option
  • After that, there will be a red "Payment Required!" button to click on. Follow the payment instructions to purchase your pass if you haven't done so already.
  • You will be contacted from that point with more details

Yes! If you sign up as a free agent and have another free agent you'd like to be placed with, email our office (crec-sports@email.arizona.edu) to let us know and we can try our best to keep you on the same team!

Yes, Free Agents are subject to the same requirements as participants who sign up on teams. You can purchase either a season pass or semester pass. 

Our office will do our absolute best to get you placed on an appropriate team that suits your playing abilities and time preference. Unfortunately, sometimes there are not enough free agents to place together, or no teams accepting free agents in your desired time slot. If that is the case we will work with all free agents to find a solution that works for them!

League Descriptions


In order to create more inclusive and engaging spaces, several of our intramural team-based offerings promote open leagues, where there are no gender designations, requirements, or altered playing rules. Non-binary transgender participants may play in the league they feel is most appropriate to them regardless of medical transition.  Leagues are recreational in nature, and their purpose is to promote friendly competition among all participants.


The recreational division applies to all sports. It offers a more recreational environment for teams that desire to participate in a more relaxed atmosphere. 


The competitive division is offered for teams seeking a high level of competition (e.g., advanced-skill players, former high school athletes) and is offered for most sports. 


Teams are required to have both male and female identifying participants. There is a participant minimum number required for both male and female identifying participants, and they vary by sport.


This league is designed for participants that are active members of campus organizations within the Interfraternity Council, United Sorority and Fraternity Council or National Pan-Hellenic Council.


This league is designed for individuals who personally identify themselves as female.


This league is designed for individuals who personally identify themselves as male.