Broomball

Registration is now open for the 2019-20 season of Intramural Broomball!

Click here to see the current season of Broomball, or continue scrolling for more information about Broomball at UNMC.

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

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 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 on the current season of Intramural Broomball!


Teams


Player Eligibility

UNMC's intramural leagues are open to all UNMC students (full-time & part-time), UNMC/Nebraska Medicine employees (full-time & part-time) and retirees, and the parents/spouse/children of any of the previously mentioned groups. In addition to these groups, UNO and Clarkson students may also join leagues.

In addition, individuals who don't belong to any of the previously mentioned groupsmay participate. The number of non-UNMC/Nebraska Medicine individuals allowed on a team is subject to sport-specific limitations. In this case, Broomball teams may have a maximum of 2 players who are otherwise ineligible. 

For more information about participant eligibility, please contact the Campus Recreation Coordinator by email at alec.carstens@unmc.edu