Campus Rec: Intramural Sports
Post by Jimmy Schiemann
Every time I had to opportunity to I participated in extracurricular activities. Probably my favorite has always been sports, and at NC State I was able to keep playing on a more or less competitive level: Intramural sports.
Intramural sports are basically free tournaments that enrolled students (and faculty) can participate in. My past experience is basically soccer, but there are other choices, like flag football, softball, basketball and others.
Playing this is a lot of fun, as you can build a team with your friends, roommates, neighbors and even classmates (why not?). During my first semester at NC State I made many friends by playing intramural sports. Some student organizations have their own teams that you can join too, which makes such groups the more interesting to join.
This semester, campus recreation read my mind and introduced indoor soccer. My dreams came true.
Indoor Soccer is perfect for this time of the year, where it is usually cold, or it rains and thus forcing outdoor activities to move indoors. As soon as I found out that Indoor Soccer would be added as an intramural sport I gathered my friends and formed not one, but two teams (my original 11v11 team, but since indoor only has 5v5 we had to split the group in two).
Our first match was this Monday night. It was a great victory, 7 to 0.
Campus Recreation at NC State does a phenomenal job in preparing intramural tournaments for all students interested. They provide referees, equipment etc.
As a student, do not miss out on the opportunity of participating in an intramural sport. Even if you do not have a team, you can always register yourself as a free agent and join a team.
For more information about what options you have as a student at NC State please visit Campus Recreation.