FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are intramural leagues?
  2. How do I sign up?
  3. Can I sign up without a team?
  4. Can I join leagues without a gym membership?
  5. Who can join intramural leagues?
  6. Can non-UNMC players join my team?
  7. How long are games?
  8. Where should I pay for my team?
  9. What are "Divisions", and what is the difference between them?

1. What are intramural leagues?


Intramural leagues are athletic events organized for members of the UNMC and Nebraska Medicine community for the sake of competition, exercise, and fun. Our leagues cater to employees and students alike. Whether you’re looking for recreation or a challenge, we have a league for you!


2.  How do I sign up?


Captains must complete the following 3 steps:
1. Create a team online through EZLeagues
2. Pay for registration at the Center for Healthy Living
3. Instruct your teammates to register for your team.

Do you belong to a team? Just register for the team your captain created. You can do this on the same registration page that your captain used, except you will select the option that reads "I am registering for a Team. (Join an existing Team)".

No team? No problem! Sign up as a Free Agent by selecting the option that reads "I am an individual registering. (I DON'T have a Team)". 


3.  Can I sign up without a team?


Sure! Individuals without a team may register online as “Free Agents”. Once registered, Free Agents may join a team in need of players or form a new team with other Free Agents.


4.  Can I join leagues without a gym membership?


Sure! Access to the gym is included in the cost of registration fees. You will just need to sign sign in at the front desk when you enter the gym. Intramural league participants and spectators are granted access to the gymnasium and locker rooms for league matches.

If you don't have a membership but you'd like to use the gym for something other than playing/viewing a league match, however, you must pay the gym drop-in fee of $7 or sign up for a gym membership. 


5.  Who can join intramural leagues?


UNMC's intramural leagues are open to all UNMC students (full-time and part-time), UNMC/Nebraska Medicine employees (full-time and part-time), retirees, volunteers, and the parents/spouse/children (aged 16 and older) of any of the previously mentioned groups. UNO and Clarkson students may also create and join teams.

In addition to all of the previously mentioned groups, a limited number of non-UNMC/Nebraska Medicine/UNO/Clarkson College individuals may join teams subject to sport specific limitations. For more information about participant eligibility, please see the sport-specific page for the league you would like to join or email the Campus Recreation Coordinator at alec.carstens@unmc.edu


6.  Can non-UNMC players join my team?


Yes. Each team is allowed to have a certain number of non-UNMC/Nebraska Medicine/UNO/Clarkson College participants (e.g. friends, relatives, roommates, neighbors). League specific limits may be found on the sport-specific page for the league you would like to join.


7.  How long are games?


Game times vary from sport to sport, but they generally last between 30 and 60 minutes. 

Average Game Time by Sport

Badminton, BocceBroomball, Curling, DodgeballPickleball, & Ping Pong 30 minutes
Futsal, MatballSand VolleyballSoccerUltimate Frisbee, & Volleyball 45 minutes
BasketballKickball, & Softball 60 minutes
Golf 120 minutes

8.  Where should I pay for my team?


Registration fees must be paid at the front desk of the Center for Healthy Living (CFHL). Payment is accepted in the form of cash, credit, or personal check.

Checks should be made out to "UNMC". 


9.  What are "Divisions", and what is the difference between them?


In order to keep leagues competitive while still being inclusive of players at all different skill and ability levels, several leagues are split into more than one division. Teams will only play other teams that elect to play in the same division. The divisions are described below.

Elite (Division 1) - The Elite division is the most competitive division for intramural leagues at UNMC. Participants in this division generally have a wealth of experience in the sport they play and are looking to play other highly experienced players.

Intermediate (Division 2) - The Intermediate division is new for 2020! As the name suggests, the level of competition falls between the Elite and Recreational divisions. The Intermediate division is ideal for participants who aren't experts at their sport but desire a quicker, more competitive pace than the Recreational division.

Recreational (Division 3) - The Recreational division is the most casual level of intramural leagues at UNMC. Teams in the Recreational division are generally composed of participants who are new to the sport and/or primarily interested in playing for fun/leisure.


More Information


If you have a question that was not answered here or on the sport-specific pages linked to on the main Intramural page, or if you'd like more information about Campus Recreation at UNMC, please email the Campus Recreation Coordinator (alec.carstens@unmc.edu).