Intramural Sports

Be a Champion... Join the Legacy... Play Intramurals!

Get in the Game!

Miami University was one of the first institutions in America to establish a program of intramural sports for students. We strive daily to uphold the beliefs of our founders Margaret Phillips and Thomas P. Van Voorhis by our devotion to a "fun through sports" philosophy as part of an educational community.

The Intramural Program provides the Miami student, faculty, and staff structured sporting activities with an emphasis on participation, fun and safety. Intramural activities are voluntary in nature and each patron is given an opportunity to participate in a sport of their choice regardless of physical abilities and skill level.

We offer leagues, tournaments, individual and dual events for males, females and co-recreational teams. Intramurals foster a healthy spirit of competition, sportsmanship and teamwork while enhancing social interaction.

The Spirit Of Competition

Sport activities find their origin in the basic human need for the spirit of play. Winning and losing are mere outcomes of this play spirit. What is part of the game is the pure satisfaction of participation (fun, fitness, friendship, stress release, etc...)Without your opponent, you have no game, no contest, and no fun. You are indebted to them, as they are to you.

The spirit of play, then, is based on cooperation. Upholding high standards of integrity and fair play acknowledges this idea of cooperative competition. All players are encouraged to exercise good judgment in the caring of the safety of others as well as themselves.

At Miami University, an intentional violation of the rules is considered cheating and an offense against the spirit of competition. Abusive language toward officials, other participants, and manipulation of the rules are not "part of the game". A lifetime interest in sports is a goal of all players, which has more meaning than that of a win or loss, the memory of which often fades quickly.

All players are asked to participate within the context of this spirit of play and competition.

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