NIRSA Sport Rules :: Home

Intramural Sport Rules

Compiled by NIRSA Members

With its volunteer groups, NIRSA has compiled a list of sport rules and administrative policies and procedures to help our NIRSA Institutional Members with developing successful intramural sports programs on their campuses.

NIRSA recognizes the diversity of intramural programs nationwide. Some rules and formats may be not be feasible for every institution. All colleges and universities should select the most appropriate course of action for their individual programs.

2019-07-14T02:40:09-07:00

Basketball

Basketball is one of the most popular team sports in which students participate on campuses across North America.

2019-07-14T02:39:50-07:00

Beach/Sand Volleyball

Beach/Sand volleyball is quite similar to volleyball with the most glaring difference being that the game is played on sand and not a hard court surface.

2019-07-14T02:39:42-07:00

Bowling

Bowling is a sport in which players attempt to score points by rolling a bowling ball down a wooden lane into pins, most commonly a set of ten pins in a triangular formation.

2019-07-14T02:39:34-07:00

Broomball

Broomball is a game very much like hockey, and most hockey rules apply — except that the game is played with a regulation broomball stick and a regulation broomball.

2019-07-14T02:39:26-07:00

Dodgeball

Dodgeball means any game in which players try to hit other players with balls and avoid being hit.

2019-07-14T02:24:10-07:00

Eight Ball

Eight ball, sometimes called stripes and solids, is a pool game popular in much of the world, and the subject of international amateur and professional competition.

2019-07-14T03:35:50-07:00

Flag Football

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.

2019-07-14T02:27:15-07:00

Inner Tube Water Polo

Inner tube water polo is a variation of water polo with the important difference that players are required to float in inflatable inner tubes.

2019-07-14T02:27:46-07:00

Kickball

Kickball is a playground game and competitive league game, similar to baseball, invented in the United States.

2019-07-14T02:28:22-07:00

Pickleball

Pickleball is a sport described as “a combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton.”

2019-07-14T02:28:56-07:00

Racquetball

Racquetball is a racquet sport played with a hollow rubber ball in an indoor or outdoor court.

2019-07-14T02:29:44-07:00

Soccer

Soccer (known as football) is considered by many to be the most popular game in the world.

2019-07-14T02:30:14-07:00

Softball

Softball is a team sport popular in intramural programs across the United States.

2019-07-14T02:30:52-07:00

Street Hockey

Street hockey is based on ice hockey, but is played on foot or with skates, and is usually played with some kind of ball.

2019-07-14T02:31:26-07:00

Swim Meet

The aquatic sport of swimming is based on the human act of swimming with the goal of completing a given distance in the shortest amount of time.

2019-07-14T02:32:19-07:00

Table Tennis

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.

2019-07-14T02:32:46-07:00

Tennis

Tennis is a sport usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).

2019-07-14T02:33:17-07:00

Ultimate

Ultimate, originally known as Ultimate Frisbee®, is a limited-contact team sport played with a 175 gram flying disc.

2019-07-14T02:33:49-07:00

Volleyball

Volleyball is team sport in which two teams of 6 players are separated by a net.

2019-07-14T02:34:23-07:00

Wallyball

Wallyball is a fast-paced sport that was created in 1979 and originally called “ricochet ball.”

2019-07-14T02:34:53-07:00

Wiffle Ball

Wiffle Ball is a variation of the sport of baseball designed for indoor or outdoor play in confined areas.

2019-07-14T02:35:39-07:00

Wrestling Meet

A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparing partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position.

Discuss intramural sport rules at the NIRSA Intramural Sports discussion group
(available to NIRSA Members)

NIRSA Intramural Sports discussion group