Intramural sports, also known as IMs, have a great place in Trinity history. From NCAA athletes to the least athletic among us, Trinity students can enjoy the wide variety of IMs offered.

“No skill is required and only a great attitude is needed,” said Kristen Harrison, Recreational Sports director. “Everyone’s out there for fun and competing to win that intramural t-shirt at the end of the semester.”

Here’s a quick look at this season’s line up of intramural leagues, including an inside scoop on each from Harrison herself. The best team names were decided by the author and reflect her personal opinion.

 

Dodgeball

Location: Webster’s Gym

Gameplay: Teams are restricted to one side of the court, from which they must eliminate members of the other team by hitting them with 6–7 inch diameter foam balls. Games are five minutes long and the first team to win three games wins. “The fun part is when we get down towards the end of the game,” Harrison said. “If there’s 30 seconds left in the game, there are no boundaries.”

Best team name: Schweddy (Dodge) Balls

Inside Scoop: “Everyone just enjoys playing cause they’re reminiscing about their elementary school days and how much fun they used to have when they were kids and they still want to have that joy and take a break from studying and classes,” Harrison said. “It’s just reliving the glory days of elementary school.”

 

Soccer

Location: Intramural Field

Gameplay: A typical game of soccer, but with fewer players, smaller nets and a smaller field.

Best team name: Scrappy Casual

Inside Scoop: “We adjust it to how many players show up just ‘cause we want to have games,” Harrison said, “Typically we’d like to have 7-on-7, but if teams have eight or nine players we’ll allow them to play with less, sometimes even 4-on-4.”

 

Slow Pitch Softball

Location: Softball Field

Gameplay: A typical game of softball, but the ball is pitched much slower.

Best team name: Basic Pitches

Inside Scoop: “[Intramural] softball has always been a tradition at Trinity. It kind of went on a little bit of a hiatus, I guess, so we brought it back as a tournament last year. It was very popular for those two days that we had it so we decided to try and make it an actual league and we have eight teams signed up,” Harrison said.

Throughout the semester, Recreational Sports is also offering one-day tournaments for ping pong, pickleball and yard games, and also hosted the Turkey Trot this past Thursday, on Nov. 16.

IMs are a fun way for students to participate in sporting events without the pressure of club and NCAA teams. Follow IM Sports on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram for more updates — or just to see all the funny names of the teams.