Frequently Asked Questions
Intramural Sports Registration
When is intramural registration?
Intramural sports registration is on-going throughout the year. Check the calendar for the deadline of the sport/event that you are interested in playing.
Who is eligible to play intramural sports?
Any current SUNY Cortland student, faculty or staff member. A current Cortland ID must be must presented prior to participation each time you participate.
How do I form a team?
Ask other students in your residence hall, classes and clubs. RA's are also helpful when you first arrive to campus, since some RA's will create intramural teams from students on their floor.
If you cannot find a team, use the FREE AGENT board. You can write your information on the Free Agent Board in the Recreational Sports Office, 1120 Park Center, or online at the Facebook group SUNY Cortland Intramural Sports. You can also use the board to create a team if there are several other Free Agents looking for a team to play with.
Is there a fee to sign-up an intramural team?
In the vast majority of cases, no. Intramural sports are funded via the Recreational Sports Department via the Mandatory Student Activity Fee. (Exception: Golf and bowling since we do not have those facilities on our campus) Most colleges and universities charge for intramurals, so you get a great value for your $40.00 fee that is dedicated to the Recreational Sports Department.
How do I sign up for Intramural Sports?
Registration for all intramural events is primarily done online. To become involved, follow this simple procedure: Visit the "Entry Forms, Policies, & Rules" page on the Intramural Sports Website. Find the event that you would like to participate in and cllick on the "entry" link. Fill out the form completely and submit it online. Once you register, your teammates will be emailed instructions on how to confirm their participation on your team.
Can I play on more than one team per sport?
No. Individuals may only participate on one team per sport.
Are varsity/club players allowed to participate in intramurals??Yes, depending on the sport they would like to participate in. Varsity/club players may not participate in the comparable sport that they play at the varsity/club level. For example, varsity/club soccer players may not participate in either of the intramural soccer leagues. A varsity/club player is ineligible for participation in the comparable sport for the entire academic year during which they were a varsity/club athlete. Quitting a varsity/club team after participating for a portion of the year does not change eligibility status until the following academic year. ??Varsity/club athletes are welcome to participate in any other intramural event. In very few cases, varsity/club athletes are allowed to participate in the comparable league. Individuals should check with the Rec Sports Office if they have questions regarding their eligibility for a particular league/event. Information regarding varsity/club eligibility is also listed in each event's policy information, located on the "Entry Forms, Policies, & Rules" page.
Can I add players to my roster during the season?
Yes. For team sports, there is a one week period after competition begins where you may add and drop players from your roster. The form is available in the Recreational Sports Office, 1120 Park Center, M-F, between 8am-5pm. The new players cannot participate until this form is completed.
What is a Free Agent?
A Free Agent is someone who does not have a team to play on, but wishes to play. Team captains can view the Free Agent Board to find more players for their team. See "How do I form a team?" above.
What sports are offered?
Please see the calendar. If you would like to request a new sport, please contact Matt Nuesell. New sports are added based on student interest. Bag toss, Kan Jam, and Washers are three examples of activities added based on student interest.
When are games played?
Most games are played Sunday-Thursday, beginning at 7pm, and ending at 11pm, generally scheduled every hour. Broomball and Arena Football are exceptions, beginning anywhere between 7-10pm and ending around 12am.
Late night events (i.e. Friday Night Tournaments) begin at 8pm, with the championship games ending around 2am.
How long does the season last?
Intramural leagues generally last 5-7 weeks, depending on the number of teams and facilitiy availability. We try our best to schedule each team for 4-5 games before playoffs begin.
How do I find out my team's game schedule?
All schedules are posted online at the Intramural Team Schedules page, so everyone on your team can check the schedule. They are also posted outside the Woods Fitness Facility in Park Center.
How do I find out if games are canceled if the weather is bad?
The quickest way to find out is to go to the website where the schedules are posted. We will also attempt to call captains of all teams affected by the weather. We will play in rain and snow, as long as it is still safe, so prepare for inclement weather conditions for outdoor sports.
Can I reschedule games once the schedule has been posted?
No. If teams wish to cancel a scheduled game they must give at least 24 hours business notice to the Assistant Director or Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports. The cancellation will be counted as the team’s first forfeit and the team will remain eligible for participation in the league. However, the second time that a team cancels or forfeits a game will result in the cancellation of all future scheduled games and immediate removal from the league. Make sure that you have enough subs on your team to accommodate a game time where one or more players will be in class.
For full details about the cancellation policy, please visit the Cancellation Policy page.
What happens if my team is a no show and forfeits?
If your team forfeits a game for any reason, your team must pay a $30.00 forfeit fee to continue playing in the league. This is due as soon as possible, but no later than 12 noon the day prior your next scheduled game. If your team does not have another game that week, then the fee is due no later than 5pm on Thursday of the same week.
Once the fee is paid, your team will be allowed to play the next game or be scheduled for more games. Your team will also still be eligible for playoffs. If the fee is not paid, your team will be dropped from the league and will not be eligible for playoffs until the forfeit fee has been paid.
What is Wallyball?
Wallyball is similar to volleyball because we play with a volleyball and with a volleyball net, but the game is played in a racquetball court. The ball can be legally struck off of walls and volleyball skills are still used, but it also helps to be strategic and play angles. Three people play on either side of the court at the same time.
What is the Pigskin Pick'em?
The Pigskin Pick'em is a weekly NFL pick-em run through ESPN.com. Each week throughout the NFL season, you submit your guesses for which teams will win each matchup. The person with the most correct picks every week wins a t-shirt! To be eligible for prizes, you must be a member of the group "SUNY Cortland Intramural Sports."
What is the Softball World Cup?
The Softball World Cup is a hybrid program that will replace the traditional Softball League starting in the fall of 2012. It blends aspects of intramural leagues and single day events into a unique and exciting event. Teams who enter the World Cup will be "drawn" into random groups, similar to the way groups are drawn for international soccer tournaments (i.e., World Cup events, Champions League, Olympic competition). Teams will play all other teams in their group one time to determine group standings. The top two teams from each group will advance to the "Knockout Stage," a single-elimination bracket that will determine an overall champion. Specific information regarding tie-breakers is available in the information packet on the "Entry Forms, Policies, & Rules" page. ??Games will only be played on Sundays (and possible Saturday afternoons, depending on the number of teams registered) in the fall until the entire event has been played out. There is no longer a registration deposit required to participate in this event, however, teams who forfeit will be immediately removed from the competition without the possibility of re-entering the tournament.
Can I work for Intramurals Sports?
Yes! We staff 40-50 students every semester as intramural scorekeepers, officials and supervisors. Stop by the Recreational Sports Office, 1120 Park Center, to complete an application.
What kind of training do the officials go through?
Student officials go through sessions on rules and mechanics, and are evaluated prior to each intramural season. Participants must remember that most students are new to officiating and are doing their best to enforce the rules consistently. If you have any questions about intramural officiating, please contact Matt Nuesell or Ben Paquette.