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Frequently asked Questions about Intramural Sports


How do I sign up to play?

Registration for all Intramural Sports activities must be completed through Detailed registration instructions can be found by clicking here.

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 should first make an account on IMLeagues.  This allows you to contact team captains who may be looking to add players to their teams (most teams are usually in need of an extra player or two).   The IM Sports Office will not place free agents on teams.  It is the responsibility of the player to contact teams via IMLeagues.

Who can play Intramural Sports at URI?
Students: Any student who is enrolled at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston Campus.
Employee/Affiliate: Any person employed by the University of Rhode Island, Kingston Campus.

Can I participate without my Student ID?

No player is allowed to participate in an Intramural sports activity without presenting his/her URI Student ID Card.  If you do not have your card, a Forgotten ID Pass may be purchased for $5.00 at the Rec Service Center in Mackal Lobby.  No other form of identification will be accepted.

How much does it cost to play?
Most intramural sports activities are $50 per team, which includes a $25 registration fee and a $25 forfeit deposit that is refundable as long as the team does not forfeit any games.  Intramural Ice Hockey is $150 per player to participate.  Broomball also has a $50 team fee in order to participate.  See the home page on IMLeagues for a list of activities offered and any associated costs.

Where are intramural sports played?

Intramural sports are played at a variety of locations, including:

University of Rhode Island Mackal-Keaney-Tootell Complex:

  • Mackal Courts
  • Tootell West Gymnasium
  • Tibbits fields located across from Flag Road Parking lot.

Where is the Intramural Sports office?
The Intramural Sports office is located in Keaney in the Mackal-Keaney-Tootell Complex. Our office located behind the Rec Service Center in Keaney 120.

Can I play on more than one Intramural Sports team?
For each sport you participate in, you may only play on one single-gender (Men’s or Women’s) team and one Co-Rec team.  This includes Greek teams.  Participants may play in Greek or Men’s Divisions, but not both.

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 401.874.5972 before 3:00 p.m. on the day of the game (or by 12:00 Noon 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 rating of ‘3’ for that game.  If you do not call ahead and simply don’t show up, your team will receive a forfeit loss and must pay another $25 forfeit deposit. (If no additional forfeits take place, this deposit can be returned).

How do I know if my game has been canceled due to rain?
In the event of inclement weather, decisions regarding cancellations will be made in the afternoon just prior to the start of games.  All participants on rosters will be notified by email via IMLeagues of any cancellations.  Text messages will be sent to all players who have provided phone numbers and enabled the text messaging option in their personal profiles as soon as the decision has been made.  We will do everything we can to make up postponed contests, but cannot guarantee that they will be rescheduled due to time constraints and limited field/gym availability.

My friend is on the University of Rhode Island Soccer team.  Can he play on my Intramural Soccer 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 havenot participated with the University of Rhode Island “related sport” (in either practice or games) within the last 365 days.  For non-related sports, there is a limit of 2 University of Rhode Island 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 Volleyball 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 practice.  It should be noted, however, that Intramural Sports teams are limited to 3 club players per roster in all sports. Please contact the Intramural Sports office or the Coordinator of Club Sports if you have any questions regarding participant eligibility.

What is the Sportsmanship Rating System and how does it work?
Teams which win by a default or forfeit will receive a “4” sportsmanship rating.  The maximum sportsmanship rating possible is a “3” for games in which a player is ejected.  Teams receiving a “2” or “1” rating during the regular season are subject to further disciplinary action to be determined by the Coordinator of Intramural Sports and the Disciplinary Action Committee (on a case by case base).  Teams receiving a “2” or “1” rating twice during a single sport season will be ineligible for the playoffs at the end of the season.  Teams receiving a “2” or “1” rating during the playoffs will be eliminated from further playoff competition and are also subject to further disciplinary actions determined by the Coordinator of Intramural Sports and the Disciplinary Action Committee.

In order to be eligible for playoffs, teams must maintain a minimum sportsmanship rating average of 3.25 or higher in addition to having a .500 or above winning percentage.

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 401.874.5972 or email

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