Foster Inclusion through Sports
One thing that not every Badger may know about is intramural sports which are held in the fall and the spring at Snow.
Intramurals are done within college’s to allow students to compete against one another. It is known to be a less stressful environment than a sports team, but still allow students to have that competitive spirit. For Badgers, the college is hosting spring intramurals. This season includes basketball, pickleball, flag football and volleyball.
Intramurals generally include men’s, women’s, and COED teams. These teams work together to learn teamwork and play against other teams in the league. The current spring intramural season lasts from March 13 to April 20.
According to the IMLeagues website, intramural sports “allow you to be active, meet new people, learn new skills, and participate in sporting activities you enjoy.” Students do not have to have played before, they can participate and learn a new sport.
Haylee Brenchley, who participated in fall intramurals said, “Intramurals was so fun. I got to meet new people and we had a great support system of ‘team moms.’” Intramurals have been a way to bring students together and give them an outlet to reduce stress. Playing sports has been known to increase leadership and teamwork skills in students.
Not only do students experience the competitiveness of sports while participating in Intramurals, but they are treated like a regular sports team. This includes team captains and the full referee experience at games.
The list of game days for this season is as follows: Volleyball games are held Mondays at 7:15 pm, Pickleball is held Tuesdays at 6 pm or 7:45 pm, Flag Football is held Thursdays at 6 pm, and Basketball is held Wednesdays at 7:15 or 9:15 depending on the league.