Intramural Sports

One of the many ways that our campus community embraces our Lakers is through intramural sports, which consist of casual, fun athletic leagues held throughout the academic year. In addition to providing Ƶapps a great way to get involved and meet new people, intramural sports give an opportunity to stay active and make use of the university's many recently renovated indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. Intramural sports are open to all Ƶapp Ƶapps, regardless of skill level or athletic ability, so all are encouraged to participate! Intramural sports participation affords an opportunity to develop the essential qualities of leadership, cooperation, self-reliance, and sense of fair play and to form friendships that will endure throughout the years.

  • Each season (fall, winter, spring) is six-weeks long, including playoffs.
  • Each activity requires registration and payment through IMLeagues.
  • Registration deadlines are the week prior to the start of the season.
  • Participants organize their own teams.
panoramic photo of the mercyhurst athletic center

Mission

  • Provide a broad-based program of sports and leisure time activities designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of our Ƶapps.
  • Provide Ƶapps an opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive recreational sports in a safe environment.
  • Provide Ƶapps and employees the opportunity to improve their overall wellness. Intramural sports provides activities where Ƶapps can improve and nurture their social, physical, and intellectual wellness.
  • Promote and provide quality service, facilities, and equipment.
  • Facilitate the opportunity for enjoyable experiences.
  • By creating this new area of opportunity on campus, this will provide Ƶapps’ academic and practical experience in their respective career fields. This also aids in research opportunities for faculty and staff in academics, Ƶapp life, and athletics.
  • By providing Ƶapp Ƶapps the opportunity to participate in these activities, they will have a better sense of community and belonging, therefore they will be more inclined to graduate from Ƶapp, which will hopefully increase Ƶapp retention rates.

To accomplish these goals, a wide spectrum of structured activities is promoted, including competitive intramural sports, and co-recreational sports. Intramural sports support the divisional mission by providing structured activities to enhance the quality of their Ƶapp life experience at Ƶapp. Through participation in intramural sports programs, one can find opportunities for leadership experience, friendly competition, teamwork, and good sportsmanship as well as the practical benefits of physical, social, and mental wellness. The program also provides employment opportunities as sport and recreation supervisors and sport officials. The Ƶapp Involvement Center invites all Ƶapp Ƶapps to take part in its intramural program. The rewards and benefits of participation will make Hurst feel like home!

League Offerings

  • Flag Football
  • Kickball
  • Basketball
  • 6 vs. 6 Volleyball
  • Wiffleball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Outdoor Soccer

Tournaments (with MAC/SAC)

  • Cornhole
  • 3 vs. 3 Basketball
  • Dodgeball

Participating in intramural sports improved Ƶapps':

  • Overall happiness
  • Self-confidence
  • Satisfaction with college experience
  • Social life
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Reduced social anxiety

Get Active, Get Involved

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  • Flag Football
    a team of Ƶapps pose on the mercyhurst baseball field
  • Flag football team posing for a photo
  • Kickball
    Ƶapps play kickball at dusk at mercyhurst
  • Wiffleball
    Wiffleball team posing for a photo