INTRAMURAL SPORTS FAQS
Q. How do I register?
A. Click the button below to go directly to the registration page. Click on create an account in the top right corner. Then click on the sport you would like to register for.
Q. How do I pay my forfeit deposit?
A. The registration site walks you through the fee payment process on the “FAU Marketplace”. Prior to completing your team registration, you must go to the “FAU Marketplace” where you will be instructed “purchase” a team forfeit deposit for $30.00 using a credit/debit card. The charge will only go through if your team fails to show up for a scheduled game. The Sports & Competition staff will contact you if this occurs. If you show up to all of your scheduled games you will NOT be charged and you information will be cleared.
Q. What is a forfeit?
A. A game will be considered a forfeit if a team fails to have the minimum number of players ready for play when game time occurs. For specific sports minimums, please visit the rules section of our website.
Q. What is a default?
A. A written notice provided to the Sports & Competition Office 24 hours ahead of game time or 5:00 pm on Friday if the game is on Sunday or Monday is required to be granted a Default. A team only gets one Default per sport per season. The notice must be given in person or by email and it is not granted until you receive a confirmed email by the Sport & Competition staff. By defaulting the team will receive a loss, but sportsmanship will not be affected, and they will not be charged the forfeit deposit.
Q. What if I don't have a credit card?
A. The captain of the team does not have to be the person who purchases a team on the "FAU Marketplace," it can be any team representative.
Q. Is there a forfeit deposit required for all sports?
A. No. The forfeit deposit only affects teams singing up for league sports. One-day tournaments or individual sports will not require a forfeit deposit.
Q. I signed up a team and then decided that I won't have enough people to play the season. Will I still be charged?
A. There are two ways to go about this. The first way is to draft players from the free agent list to play on your team. The second way is to notify the Sports & Competition Staff at least 1 business day prior to your first scheduled game, we will remove you from the schedule with no penalty.
Q. Will I ever be scheduled during times I can't play?
A. No! You will have the option to fill out blackout dates and times, during which your team will not be scheduled. All campus championships will be played a Sunday evening.
Q. I showed up for my game and the other team did not. Can we use the game site?
A. Yes, you may use the game site during your allotted time. However, the Sports & Competition Staff may not officiate or score keep as this will not be considered an Intramural Sports contest.
Q. I forfeited once and paid $30, now what?
A. After the first forfeit, your team captain will be contacted by the Sports & Competition Staff to confirm your intention to participate in the league. A team may choose to be removed from the league or to continue playing. If a second forfeit occurs a team will be removed from the league and the account will be charged a second time.
Q. What are Intramural Sports?
A. Intramural Sports (IMs) are organized sport competitions between FAU students and/or members. Teams are made up of friends, classmates, etc. and must register with the Intramural Sports Office. We will create a schedule based on when your team is available and all you need to do is show up with your Owl Card and play! Campus Recreation provides student officials, jerseys for each team and all necessary equipment.
Q. What sports are offered?
A. Fall Leagues include: 7-on-7 Flag Football, Indoor Volleyball and Indoor Soccer. Spring Leagues include: 5-on-5 Basketball, 4-on-4 Flag Football, Softball and Outdoor Soccer. Special events and tournaments change every semester. Please check the Intramural Sports calendar for current special events and tournaments.
Q. When and where are the intramural games?
A. All Intramural Sports games are held on the Boca Raton Campus at FAU. Flag Football, Softball and Soccer are held at the Henderson Fields directly behind the A.D. Henderson University School at the east end of Lee Street. Indoor Volleyball and Basketball are held at the Recreation and Fitness Center at the north end of the Breezeway. Most Intramural Sports games are held on Sunday 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. and Monday through Thursday evenings 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Q. Are there practices?
A. Some teams may elect to hold practices on their own, but there are no scheduled practices for Intramural Sports.
Q. Do I have to be good to play Intramural Sports?
A. Nope! All skill levels are welcome. There is a recreational league available to teams that just want to have fun playing sports and a separate competitive league for those who wish to be competitive. Intramural Sports promote sportsmanship, teamwork and participation so we encourage you to come out and have fun!
Q. How many people can I have on my roster?
A. Each Sport has varying team maximums.
Q. How do I leave one team and play for another?
A. If a player would like to leave and play for another team in that league, the player must make the formal request to the Sports & Competition Office in person. An email will then be sent to the Captain of the team the player is leaving as well as the team the player is going to. The transitioning play must then sit out one game. They must also still play in 2/3’s of the new teams games to be eligible for playoffs.
Q. Are there trades?
A. Teams may conduct trades. Trades are done with all the team captain’s and traded players in the Sport & Competition office by 2 p.m. traded players are eligible to play in their new team’s game immediately.
Q. Do I have to be a student on the Boca Raton Campus in order to play?
A. No, all Florida Atlantic University students registered for classes in the semester in which they aspire to play are welcome to participate in Intramural Sports.
Q. Can members participate in Intramural Sports?
A. Faculty/Staff, alumni, etc. must purchase a Campus Recreation membership before participation in Intramural Sports. Your Owl Card must be presented before participation in every Intramural contest or activity.
Q. Can teams travel off campus to play other schools? If so,what is the selection process for a team that wants to play in tournaments?
Sports such as basketball and flag football offer extramural opportunities. Our selection process is a one day tournament that is independent of the ongoing season. The winner of the one day tournament will have their registration and gas paid by the Department of Campus Recreation. The deadline for these tournaments will be posted on IMleagues and everyone registered for that sport will be eligible to register a team.
Q: How do I become an Intramural Official?
A. All interested applicants must attend one of the Campus Recreation Employee Recruitment Sessions. This information can be found under the Employment Opportunities tab to the left.
Q. I was ejected from an Intramural Sports game. What do I do?
A. You are ineligible for participation in all Intramural Sports activities until you have had your Ejection Board hearing. Upon being ejected you will receive an emailed notification as well as an Ejection Board hearing date with a list of times. The ejected party must reply to the email to confirm that they have received the notice as well as the time that they would like to sit with the board. The Ejection Board will be comprised of two IM Supervisors, One Sport & Competition Graduate Assistant, and two players from division outside the one that you were ejected from.
Example: If a participant ejected from a Monday/ Wednesday Men’s Competitive League will have a Tuesday/Thursday Men’s Recreation League and a Women’s league player hear their case.
Do you have a question that you don't see here? Email our Associate Director of Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Intramural Sports" in the subject line.