Frequently Asked Questions
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- Q. Where are the fields I'm supposed to play on?
- Q. What is the cost to play intramurals?
- Q. How do I get my Forfeit Fee back at the end of the semester?
- Q. How many teams can I play on?
- Q. I don't have a team, what do I do?
- Q. When are the Free Agent Meetings?
- Q. I have a team, but what more do I have to do?
- Q. I am a Team Captain, but my team is short a few players... what do I do?
- Q. How many games do we get to play?
- Q. What do I need to bring to my game?
- Q. Why can't my friend from South Plains play? He used to go to Tech.
- Q. How do you make the playoffs and when do they start?
- Q. How come we don't play on the same day in the playoffs as we do in the regular season and what do we do if we can't play at our scheduled time?
- Q. I need a job, what's the deal with officiating?
- Q. Can I still play and officiate?
Q. Where are the fields I'm supposed to play on?
Click Here for a map of the flag football fields, the IM soccer fields, and the Rec softball fields.
Q. What is the cost to play intramurals?
Team sports require a forfeit fee in order to register. Some sports are $50 and some are less. Teams will be credited back their forfeit fee at the end of the semester as long as they have not forfeited.
Flag Football - $50
Fall Volleyball - $50
Basketball - $50
Spring Softball - $50
7 v 7 Soccer - $50
Fall Softball - $25
Indoor Soccer - $25
4 v 4 Flag Football - $25
Sand Volleyball - $25
Almost all of our Flash Series Events are free, unless they are played at a local business, i.e. Bowling or Golf. When we do use a local business, our participants get a reduced rate to play.
Q. How do I get my Forfeit Fee back at the end of the semester?
Forfeit fees are processed by Student Business Services and any refund will be mailed to your official University address or credited to your University account as per Student Business Services policy.
Q. How many teams can I play on?
New: In Classic Series Sports you may play on as many teams as you want, however during a portion of the playoffs the rosters will freeze and no new adds will be accepted.
In Modern Sports, you may play on as many teams as you'd like.
Q. I don't have a team, what do I do?
You are then considered a Free Agent. The F.A. program consists of registering for an account on IMLeagues.com, which will allow captains of existing teams to contact you, and add you to their team. You may also join sports as Free Agents. If you choose this option, a representative from the Intramural Office may contact you about joining a team before the season starts.
Q. When are the Free Agent Meetings?
The Free Agent Meetings will vary upon the sport. Please see the Need a Team? Tab from the Intramural main page for these dates and times.
Q. I have a team, but what more do I have to do?
You need to register your team on imleagues.com. After your team has been created you need to invite your players to join. After your roster has reached the required number of players, proceed to the IM office to register your team. You will need to pay the required forfeit fee associated with the sport and pick the available time your team can play.
Q. How many games do we get to play?
For Classic Series sports, each team is scheduled to play 3 regular season games and then all eligible teams will be placed in a single-elimination playoff bracket based on their division and record. For Modern Series sports, teams will be offered an extended season for maximum participation. There are generally no playoffs. Flash Series events are generally one or two-day events that may be elimination tournaments or participation blocks.
Q. What do I need to bring to my game?
A picture ID is required. It's easiest to bring your Tech ID. We have most of the sporting equipment needed to play each of our games. However, this equipment is checked out and shared by everyone so the condition may not be up to your standards.
Q. Why can't my friend from South Plains play? He used to go to Tech.
The intramural sports program is administered for the Texas Tech community and paid for primarily through student fees. Currently, enrolled students are allowed to play intramural sports. People who used to be students or people who are going to be students are still not enrolled students! Intramural sports is one of the advantages of being an enrolled Texas Tech Red Raider.
Q. How do you make the playoffs and when do they start?
Every team is eligible for the playoffs as long as their Sportsmanship Rating is good and they are considered in good standing with the IM department. The playoffs start immediately after the last regular season day is finished. Depending on the day that your teams play that could mean a week after your last game or the next day after your last game. All schedules will be posted on IMLeagues.com.
Q. How come we don't play on the same day in the playoffs as we do in the regular
season and what do we do if we can't play at our scheduled time?
In order to have teams play different opponents, we have to move teams off of their regularly scheduled time. If you can't play, you may be able to reschedule. First, you need to contact your opponent (Contact info is on IMleagues) to see if they would be able to move if they say yes then you need to contact the IM office to set up a time that you and your opponent can come by to check on another option. Calling your opponent and changing the game yourself will not be recognized by the IM office as a legal game. If the office can find a space and time available to move the game both teams will sign the sheet authorizing the change. If a change is not possible and the game is at least one business day away, you may “Default” the game, which is a loss without loss of money.
Q. I need a job, what's the deal with officiating?
We hire officials for some of our Classic Series sports. Flag Football ($9.50), Softball & Basketball ($9) and Volleyball ($8). A comprehensive training program is conducted prior to the season. Sports knowledge is required, but a prior officiating experience is not. Attending the initial date of the program will give you the rest of the information. Start dates can be found on our website or in the Intramural Sports office (Room 203 in the Rec Center).
Q. Can I still play and officiate?
Of course, almost all of our officials participate in our program. Letting us know of your availability when you play is all we ask so we do not schedule you at the same time.