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Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions for Intramurals.

How do I register?
What if I don't have a team?
How can I pay for my intramural registration?
What does M/W/C mean next to a sport?
What does Open mean next to a sport?
What is the difference between Eagle and Clawed?
How many games do we get to play?
Where are the games played?
When are the games played?
How does my team make the playoffs?
What do I need to play?
Why can't I wear cleats on the turf?

How do I register?
In order to register for Intramurals, a registration form must be downloaded for the Registration page of this website. All of the information must be filled out legibly. Once you have completed filling out the registration form, take the form and your payment to the Intramural Office in the Sports Center, Room G-03 Monday through Friday from 10am-4pm. Pay close attention to registration dates because late registration is not accepted.

What if I don't have a team?
Free agent registration is taken for the major team sports. Intramurals will try to place all free agents either on a free agent team or with already formed teams. Intramurals cannot guarantee that participants will be placed on a team.

How can I pay for my intramural registration?
Intramural entry fees may be payed for with Cash, Check or Eaglebucks. Checks need to be made out to American University.

What does M/W/C mean next to a sport?
M/W/C denotes the type of divisions offered for that sport. M stands for Men's, W stands for Women's, and C stands for Co-Rec.

What does Open mean next to a sport?
This classification is offered in certain tournaments and events. An open classification means that all teams will be grouped together and have the chance to play each other. Example: Men's teams could play Co-Rec teams, or Women's teams. There will be no difference in rules for this type of activity.

What is the difference between Ealge and Clawed?
Eagle is a more competitive division than Clawed. Teams playing in Clawed should be looking for a more recreational experience. Both groups have their own playoffs and are awarded championship t-shirts at the completion of the season. Clawed teams may be moved up to the Eagle division for the playoffs if they are deemed to be too competitive for the Clawed division. Clawed teams will never play Eagle teams.

How many games do we get to play?
In general, most teams will be scheduled 4 games in the regular season. In certain weekend tournaments, teams will be scheduled in 4 teams pools and have 3 pool play games.

Where are the games played?
All indoor sports are played in Bender Arena. The outdoor events are split between Jacobs Recreational Complex or Tenley field. Tenley field is located on the Tenley Campus.

When are intramural games played?
Intramural games are in general scheduled Sunday through Thursday. Outdoor sports will play in the afternoons. Indoor sports will play in the evenings.

How does my team make the playoffs?
In most cases, teams need to finish 1st or 2nd place in their league or have a 3-1 record. Teams must also have a B sportsmanship average to qualify for the playoffs as well.

What do I need to play?
In order to participate in any Intramural contest, a participant must first complete a waiver form found online on the registration page along with present their American University ID to an Intramural employee prior to participating in a match. Participants will not be allowed to participate without an AU ID. Participants may submit their waiver prior to their game in the Intramural office or onsite at the game they wish to play.

Why can't I wear cleats on the turf?
Cleats are not allowed on the Jacobs Recreational Complex because cleats can get caught in the turf causing injury to both the particpant and the turf field itself.

 

 

 

 
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