Assistant Sports Editor
Intramural sports are officially back on campus at RIC. These recreational sports make their return after a long hiatus caused by COVID-19.
Intramural sports are an important part of getting to know people on campus. It gives students an opportunity to meet new people while having fun. Different on-campus organizations can also look to join intramural, as it’s a way to connect and network with new people. They can also reignite a former high school, or even collegiate athlete's passion for their old sport, or a new sport they may want to try.
Many athletes find themselves lost without continuing to play their sport into their college career. Some players may think they are not good enough to make the college teams, while others just choose to stop playing their sport due to the coaches or how the program was run in that school.
Having that sense of community through a sport is something that most athletes miss after they stop playing their sport. Being able to play at a casual level, or just for fun, is what intramurals are all about. Athletes are able to come play a sport they enjoy without all the pressure from a coach or the league they are in. There are two intramural seasons in a semester with a wide range of sports.
The sports being offered from mid-September to mid-October are flag football and kickball. Flag football will have their games on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and kickball will run on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Those on campus that are interested in participating can create their own account on imleagues.com. Students who create an account become a “free agent” on the website and could join whichever team they want. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to join, signups are live up until Sunday Sept. 18 at 5 p.m.
Students who are interested in learning more information about the sports being offered, including rules and regulations, can email Cameron LeBlanc, Coordinator for Recreation Center Programming at RIC, at firstname.lastname@example.org.