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INTRAMURAL SPORTS

The University of Oklahoma has one of the most active Intramural Sports programs in the country, logging more than 30,000 participations per year. Whether you enjoy structured leagues or informal activities, this is the place for you. The mission of the program is to provide exercise, recreation, competition, and fun to all participants and employees in a relaxed, yet structured environment. Participation in Intramural Sports activities can provide individuals with an enjoyable recreational experience, help develop habits that carry over into everyday life, promote wholesome social relationships and sportsmanship, and provide an opportunity for the development of a healthy body and mind.

Upcoming Sports + Events

For the complete list of events, download the Intramural Sports Event List (PDF) or the Intramural Sports Calendar (PDF).  Contact Jonathan Dewhirst, Intramural Sports Coordinator, at (405) 325-3053 or email fitrec@ou.edu to learn more about Intramural Sports.

 

student badminton player

BADMINTON

Sport Summary
Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. A rally ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor, or if a fault has been called by either the umpire or service judge or, in their absence, the offending player, at any time during the rally.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
BadmintonFebruary 15$1/playerFebruary 16
basketball player shooting a free throw

BASKETBALL

Sport Summary
Basketball is one of the most popular team sports in which students participate on campuses across North America. Basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891 and was originally played with nine players and peach baskets instead of metal hoops. Today basketball is usually played on a court in which team of five players attempt to score points by throwing or placing a ball through a metal hoop.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
3-on-3 Basketball
November 18$30November 26
Preseason Basketball
January 16$30January 22
Regular Season BasketballJanuary 23$100January 27
Summer Session BasketballTBA
FREETBA
student dodgeball players

DODGEBALL

Sport Summary
Dodgeball means any game in which players try to hit other players with balls and avoid being hit. The main objective is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them outside of the court boundaries.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
DodgeballNovember 11$30November 14
flag football players

FLAG FOOTBALL

Sport Summary
Flag football is a fast-paced game based on traditional American football in which participants wear flag belts that are pulled to end a play rather than tackling the player. The sport features two teams of 4 to 8 players on a smaller playing field. Teams advance the football downfield by running or passing in attempt to score a touchdown. Punting is utilized, but kickoffs and field goals are not traditionally part of a flag football game. Among intramural sports, flag football is often one of the more popular offerings.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Preseason Flag Football
August 29$30September 4
Regular Season Flag Football
September 5$100September 9
Footgolf

FOOTGOLF

Sport Summary
Footgolf is a precision sport where players kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. The game combines the two sports of soccer and golf and is most closely related to golf.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
FootgolfApril 10$8/studentApril 12
Summer FootgolfTBAFREETBA
student golfer

GOLF

Sport Summary
Golf is a precision club and ball sport in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course using the fewest number of strokes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as "playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules."

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Golf Scramble (4-person)August 29$35August 31
Golf Scramble (2-Person)April 24$35April 26
Summer Golf ScrambleTBA
TBATBA
horseshoe player

HORSESHOES

Sport Summary
Horseshoes is an outdoor game played between two people (or two teams of two people) using four horseshoes and two throwing targets (stakes) set in a sandbox area. The game is played by the players alternating turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground, which are traditionally placed 40 feet (12 m) apart. Modern games use a more stylized U-shaped bar, about twice the size of an actual horseshoe.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
HorseshoesSeptember 23$1/playerSeptember 24
pickleball paddles and ball

PICKLEBALL

Sport Summary
Pickleball is a sport described as "a combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton.” It was originally created in 1965. Pickleball has grown and expanded from a family activity game to a paddle court sport with formalized rules. A pickleball is similar to a wiffleball, but it is made with a more rigid, heavy material and has smaller holes. The first side scoring 11 points and leading by at least a 2-point margin wins the match.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
PickleballFebruary 22$1/playerFebruary 23
punt pass kick participant

PUNT, PASS, AND KICK

The title explains all you need to know.  Winners are determined by the total distance of their punts, passes and kicks.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEEvent Begins
Punt, Pass, and Kick  October 1FREEOctober 2
student racquetball player

RACQUETBALL

Sport Summary
Racquetball is a racquet sport played with a hollow rubber ball in an indoor or outdoor court. Joe Sobek is credited with inventing racquetball in 1950, adding a stringed racquet to the game to increase velocity and control. Unlike most racquet sports, such as tennis and badminton, there is no net to hit the ball over, and unlike squash no tin to hit the ball above. Also, the court's walls, floor, and ceiling are legal playing surfaces, with only the upper part of the back wall (above 12 feet) being out-of-bounds.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Racquetball  October 28
$1/playerOctober 29
student soccer players

SOCCER

Sport Summary
Soccer (known as football in most of the world) is considered by many to be the most popular game in the world. The exact origins of soccer are unknown, but the “Laws of the Game” were enacted in England in 1863. These rules are still the basis for the way the game is played today. The object of the game is to score by driving the ball down the field and into the opponent’s goal. With the exception of the goalie, in general play, players are not allowed to use their hands.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
8v8 SoccerMarch 13$75March 24
student softball player

SOFTBALL

Sport Summary
Softball is a team sport popular in intramural programs across the United States. It is a direct descendant of baseball, although played with a larger ball that is pitched underhand rather than overhand.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
SoftballMarch 27$75March 31
South Basketball Courts

SPIKEBALL

Sport Summary
Spikeball is a team sport played by two teams of two players. Opposing teams line up across from each other with the Spikeball net in the center. The ball is put in play with a service—a hit by the server from behind the service boundary into the net to an opposing player. Once the ball is served players can move anywhere they want. The object of the game is to hit the ball into the net so that the opposing team cannot return it. A team is allowed up to three touches to return the ball. The rally continues until the ball is not returned properly.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEAD LINEFEEEVENT BEGINS
SpikeballOctober 7$1/playerOctober 8
student tennis table players

TABLE TENNIS

Sport Summary
Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth with rackets or paddles. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. This game can be played inside or outside. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Table TennisFebruary 8$1/playerFebruary 9
student tennis player

TENNIS

Sport Summary
Tennis is a sport usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a racquet that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court.The modern game of tennis originated in the United Kingdom in the late 19th century as "lawn tennis" which has heavy connections to various field/lawn games as well as to the ancient game of real tennis.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
TennisSeptember 16$1/playerSeptember 17
student volleyball players

VOLLEYBALL

Sport Summary
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court. Each team receives three contacts to prevent an opponent’s attack from being grounded while simultaneously setting up its own attack. The ball is usually played with the hands or arms; which includes blocking, digging, passing, setting, and spiking the ball in offensive and defensive plays.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Sand VolleyballSeptember 5$50September 9
6-on-6 VolleyballOctober 24$75October 28
Summer Sand VolleyballTBAFREETBA
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