Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are Intramural Leagues?
  2. How do I sign up?
  3. Can I sign up without a team?
  4. Do I need a gym membership?
  5. Who can join Intramural Leagues?
  6. Can non-UNMC players join?
  7. How long are games?
  8. Where do I pay for my team?
  9. What are "Divisions", and what is the difference between D1 & D2?

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 your captain used, except you will select the option that reads "I am registering for a Team."

No team? No problem! Sign up as a Free Agent by selecting the option that reads "I am an individual registering". 

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.  Do I need a gym membership to participate in intramural leagues?

No, 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 only.

If you do not have a membership and would like to use the gym for anything 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) and retirees, and the parents/spouse/children of any of the previously mentioned groups. In addition to these groups, UNO and Clarkson students may also join leagues although these groups may be subject to certain restrictions. For more information about participant eligibility, please email the intramural coordinator at alec.carstens@unmc.edu

6.  Can non-UNMC players join?

Yes. Each team is allowed to have a certain number of non-UNMC participants (e.g. friends, relatives, and significant others). League specific limits may be found on the intramural website.

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

Pickleball, Broomball, Curling, Bocce & Dodgeball 30 minutes
Volleyball, Futsal, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee & Sand Volleyball 45 minutes
Basketball, Softball & Kickball 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 D1 & D2?

Some intramural leagues are subdivided into Division 1 and Division 2 leagues. This separation is done in order to improve the level of competition in leagues where a more significant difference exists between individuals of various experience levels. This allows participants to compete against more evenly matched opponents. Continue reading for a brief description of each.

Division 1
More difficult with a faster pace. Most team members have prior experience playing competitively.

Division 2
Less difficult and more recreational pace. Matches are competitive, but participants may have little or no prior experience.