Broomball

This is the landing page for Intramural Broomball at UNMC. For general information about the sport of Broomball at UNMC, continue reading.

Click here for information about the most recent season of Broomball. 

Intramural Broomball League - UNMC Center for Healthy Living


About Broomball


Imagine a sport that looks like hockey, but without the skates, pads, and fights. In a nutshell, that’s broomball. At UNMC, games are contested by two teams of five players (4 field + 1 goalie) and consist of two, 12-minute halves separated by a halftime break. Both teams try to score points by hitting a small, 6-inch ball (which looks like a mini-soccer ball) with a stick (called a "broom") into their opponent’s goal. The rules really are that simple, which allows players to focus on the trickier task of maintaining balance and footing while running on the ice in shoes.  

Intramural Broomball requires no prior experience, however, Broomball is a fairly active sport! If you're feeling adventurous enough to brave the weather, you can expect to get in your cardio in for the day! Broomball is not a contact sport, but all players are required to wear helmets (which we provide) for safety reasons. 


NO SKATES NEEDED


You read that correctly! Although Broomball is played on the ice, participants play in their regular footwear. Whether you're wearing your tennis shoes or winter boots, you're good to go.


No Experience Necessary


Never played before? You're not alone! There are always plenty of new players with absolutely no prior experience, so newcomers are always made to feel welcome. If you're brave enough to sign up and give it a shot, then all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and we'll teach you everything that you need to know. 


All Equipment Provided 


Each player will be given a helmet and stick to use during the game. To make things easier, team's should coordinate with each other to choose helmets and sticks that are the same color before the start of each game.


League Format


Broomball is a 6-week league that takes place during winter season of intramurals. Play begins in December and runs through the end of January. There is a 3-week Holiday Break from mid-December through the first week of January. NO GAMES are played during this break.

Each league will have a playoff tournament during the final 2 weeks of the season. This tournament will be single-elimination, and the winners of each tournament are awarded the Winter Intramural Championship T-Shirts and bragging rights for the year.

Click here to see information the current season of Broomball!


Teams


Games played 5v5 (minimum 3 players per team to avoid forfeiting)

Teams of 5+ players (teams encouraged to have more than 5 players on their roster)

Co-Rec (teams must have at least 1 male player and 1 female player)


How do I sign up?


Captains must create a team through EZLeagues. Once created, he/she must pay the registration fee at the front desk of the Center for Healthy Living and instruct his/her teammates to sign up with their team in EZLeagues.

Individuals without a team must sign up through EZLeagues. Once registered, an individual may a) choose to be added to team in need of players OR b) form a new team with other individuals unattached to a team. 


Who may participate?


Registration for Intramural Broomball is open to UNMC/Nebraska Medicine staff, faculty, students volunteers, retirees, and the spouse/parents/children (aged 16 or older) of anyone who belongs to any of the previously mentioned groups.

In addition, individuals who don't belong to any of the previously mentioned groups may participate. The number of non-UNMC/Nebraska Medicine individuals allowed on a team is subject to sport-specific limitations.

In this case, Intramural Broomball teams may have a maximum of 2 non-UNMC/Nebraska Medicine individuals.


League Registration


All league participants must register through EZLeagues.

Participants will not be asked to create an account or password. Simply fill out the relevant information and click submit.

All teams must must pay the registration fee at the front desk of the Center for Healthy Living for their registration to be considered complete! 


Registration Fees


The registration fee covers all costs associated with the league, including facility access for league participants and spectators for the purposes of scheduled league games. Participants do not need to have a membership to the Center for Healthy Living in order to participate in intramural leagues. 

The registration fee must be paid in full at the front desk of the Center for Healthy Living (CFHL) by the registration deadline. Any team that has not paid the registration fee in full by the registration deadline will be responsible for paying a $15 late fee added to the league registration fee. 


Refunds


Refunds for Intramural Leagues are available up to seven (7) calendar days before the first scheduled date of play. No refunds will be given after that point.



If you have any questions, please direct them to the Campus Recreation Coordinator by email or the front desk of the Center for Healthy Living by phone at 402-559-5254.