Starting here at University of Washington Bothell since a freshman, I have been actively getting involved in the community through many different ways. As a sport lover, of cause the first thing that I would like to do is to play basketball. I remember during my first week moving into Husky Village Apartment, I checked out the school map and found out that there is a basketball court on the east side of the campus, now is behind the ARC building. Being an international student at the first place, I encountered some sense of cultural shock due to the language barriers. However, this issues were wiped out quickly because of sports.
After playing a couple times at the basketball court on campus, I started to meet with other students and got to know them. One time during the game break, I heard that my friends were talking about forming teams and playing at intramural games. I got excited and jumped into the conversation saying that I would like to be a part of the team. Since then, I began to learn about the intramural sports of the school.
Intramural sports, a competition system facilitated by the school to allow students to form teams and participate in competitions. At UW Bothell, the intramural sports happen every quarter throughout the year. In Fall quarter, it offers Frisbee, Softball, Soccer and Flag Football. In Winter and Spring quarter, on top of what Fall quarter offers, it also offers Basketball, Golf and Volleyball. It has a large variety of options for students to find ways to participate in intramural sports.
How to participate?
To participate in any of the sports, you will register through the website HERE (www.imleagues.com). You can register for your own account with your UW email address. Once you log in, you will be able to find the intramural sports happening at the school during the quarter. If you have friends who are also interested in joining, you can register the sport by forming a team. If you may happen to be only one who is very excited to join, no worries, you can register the sports as a free-agent. Some teams will reach out to you if they don’t have enough players on their teams.
Note: make sure you register for the sports early at the first two weeks after school starts, or the spots may be filled and registration may be closed.
For any questions on how to get involve in intramural sports, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, the international student ambassadors are very happy to answer your questions.