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Intramural Sports Catalog Fall 2020

Table of Contents

  1. What are Intramural Sports?
  2. Fantasy Football League
  3. FIFA 20 Online Tournament
  4. Strava 1-Mile Challenge Week
  5. NBA 2K20 Online Tournament
  6. Art Car IPA 5K 6-Week Challenge
  7. Madden NFL 20 Online Tournament
  8. Volleyball League
  9. Kickball League
  10. Dodgeball League
  11. Flag Football League
  12. Badminton Tournament
  13. Table Tennis Tournament
  14. Bowling Tournament

What are Intramural Sports?

Intramural sports are competitions between individuals or teams of students of the same university campus. Intramural team sports normally have a regular season that builds up to play-offs and an eventual campus-wide championship. Intramural individual sports normally have a one-day tournament that determines the campus champion. Intramural teams normally do not have coaches nor have practices and play primarily for fun and recreation. Some intramural leagues are co-recreational, meaning men and women compete together. Player skills levels range from intermediate to advance. Beginners are strongly encouraged to participate in open recreation in that sport to gauge their skill level prior to registering for an intramural sport. The Department of Sports & Fitness at the University of Houston-Downtown organizes the competitions and the participants organize the teams. Players without teams may sign up as free agents. All the players have to do is show up, play fair and have a great time.

Fall 2020 Intramural Sports

Fantasy Football League

The intramural fantasy football online league is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. The league will be using ESPN.com for the league online draft and season operations. The online draft will take place on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7pm with the NFL season starting on Sept. 10. The first 11 players to register will secure a spot in the 12-team league (1 spot saved for Sports & Fitness staff). Teams consist of one person per team with no co-owners allowed.

  • Entry Period: Aug. 24 - Sept. 3
  • Online Draft: Sept. 3 at 7:00PM
  • Location: ESPN.com
  • League Begins: Sept. 10
  • Entry Fee: $5/individual

FIFA 20 Online Tournament

The intramural FIFA 21 online tournament is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. The tournament will be held online on either PlayStation or Xbox. The tournament will feature pool play in week 1 and double elimination bracket play in week 2. You must own or have access to FIFA 20 on Xbox or PlayStation and have a subscription to play online. UHD intramural online tournament rules will be used.

  • Entry Period: Aug. 24 - Aug. 30
  • Tournament: Aug. 31 - Sept. 11
  • Format: 2-Week tournament featuring pool play in week 1 and single elimination bracket play in week 2
  • Location: PlayStation or Xbox
  • Entry Fee: $5/person

1-Mile Run Challenge Week

The intramural 1-Mile Run Challenge Week is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. Participants must join the UHD Sports & Fitness Club on the Strava app from your smartphone. Registered participants will be required to record their 1 mile run on the Strava app and the fastest 1 mile time will be the champion. All participants will receive a Sports & Fitness t-shirt for participating.

  • Entry Period: Sept. 7 - Sept. 13
  • Challenge Week: Sept. Sept. 14 - Sept. 20
  • Location: Virtual on Strava App
  • Entry Fee: FREE

NBA 2K20 Online Tournament

The intramural NBA 2K20 online tournament is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. The tournament will be held online on either PlayStation or Xbox. The tournament will feature pool play in week 1 and double elimination bracket play in week 2. You must own or have access to NBA 2K20 on Xbox or PlayStation and have a subscription to play online. UHD intramural online tournament rules will be used.

  • Entry Period: Sept. 7 - Sept. 13
  • Tournament: Sept. 14 - Sept. 25
  • Format: 2-Week tournament featuring pool play in week 1 and single elimination bracket play in week 2
  • Location: PlayStation or Xbox
  • Entry Fee: $5/person

Art Car IPA 5K 5-Week Challenge

The intramural Art Car IPA 5K 5-week challenge is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. The University of Houston-Downtown is the official sponsor of the Saint Arnold’s 5K on Sunday, November 8, 2020. The 5-week challenge will require participants to run a 5K every week to prepare for the upcoming 5K in November. The first 10 individuals to register and complete the 6-week challenge will receive free entry into the 5K.

  • Entry Period: Sept. 14 - Sept. 27
  • Weekly Challenges: Sept. 28 - Nov. 1
  • Location: Virtual with Strava App
  • Art Car IPA 5K: Nov. 8
  • Entry Fee: $5/person

Madden NFL 20 Online Tournament

The intramural Madden NFL 20 online tournament is open current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. The tournament will be held online on either PlayStation or Xbox with possibly an in-person semi-finals and championship game. The tournament will feature pool play in week 1 and double elimination bracket play in week 2. You must own or have access to Madden NFL 21 on Xbox or PlayStation and have a subscription to play online. UHD intramural online tournament rules will be used.

  • Entry Period: Sept. 21 - Sept. 27
  • Tournament: Sept. 28 - Oct. 9
  • Format: 2-Week tournament featuring pool play in week 1 and single elimination bracket play in week 2
  • Location: PlayStation or Xbox
  • Entry Fee: $5/person

In order to provide a safe return to campus in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Houston-Downtown has implemented a table of 4 color coded steps of response. Step 1 Red, Step 2 Orange, Step 3 Yellow and Step 4 Green. These colors/steps and responses are explained in greater detail at www.uhd.edu/coronavirus. UHD is currently at Step 1 Red and is scheduled to go to Step 2 Orange on September 8.

Step 3 Yellow: The Student Life Center will reopen with limited hours and activities and with coronavirus safety protocols in place. The Sports Field will remain closed. Face to face sports activities still present a very high level of COVID-19 risk at this step. No date has been announced for Step 3 Yellow.

Step 4 Green: All normal exercise and sports activities can resume at this step. No date has been announced for Step 4 Green.

Volleyball League

The intramural volleyball league is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. The league will be held at the Student Life Center on Monday’s beginning at 4pm on September 14th and will last 5 weeks. Round robin league play is followed by single elimination playoffs. USAV rules along with intramural rules will be used. Teams consist of at least six players.

The league will not be offered during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Kickball League

The intramural kickball league is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. The league will be held on the UHD Sports Field at 4pm on Wednesday’s beginning at 4pm on September 16th and will last 5 weeks. Round robin league play is followed by single elimination playoffs. World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) rules along with intramural rules will be used. Teams consist of at least eight players.

The league will not be offered during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Dodgeball League

The intramural dodgeball league is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. This sport will be held in the Student Life Center on Monday’s beginning at 4pm on October 26th and will last for 5 weeks. Round robin league play is usually followed by single elimination playoffs. UHD intramural dodgeball rules will be used. Teams consist of at least six players.

The league will not be offered during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Flag Football League

The intramural flag football league is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. This sport will be held on campus at the UHD Sports Field on Wednesday’s beginning at 5pm on October 28th and will last 5 weeks. Round robin league play is usually followed by single elimination playoffs. NIRSA flag football rules along with intramural rules will be used. Teams consist of at least seven players.

The league will not be offered during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Badminton Tournament

The intramural badminton tournament is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. This one-day tournament will be held in the Student Life Center on Thursday, November 5th at 4pm. Either a round robin or double elimination singles (men’s and women’s) tournament format will be used. International Badminton Federation Rules along with intramural rules will be used.

The tournament will not be offered during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Table Tennis Tournament

The intramural table tennis tournament is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members The one-day tournament will be held in the Student Life Center on Thursday, November 12th at 4pm. Either a round robin or double elimination singles tournament format will be used. International Table Tennis Federation Rules along with intramural rules will be used.

The tournament will not be offered during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

Bowling Tournament

The intramural bowling tournament is open to current UHD students, employees, and Sports & Fitness alumni members. This one-day tournament will be held at the UH Game Rooms on Tuesday, November 24th at 7pm. Play will consist of 3 divisions: women’s competitive, men’s competitive, and just for fun. The score for three games for each player in the competitive divisions will be totaled. The highest cumulative score will determine the winner.

The tournament will not be offered during the current level of UHD's COVID-19 Threat Level System

UHD Homecoming 2020

Dates: Oct. 19 - Oct. 24

Homecoming is a UHD tradition now entering its sixth year. This is a time for UHD students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community to come together to celebrate the spirit and pride of UHD. Club teams with past, present and future students will unite to celebrate the common thread that binds all Gators. The main features of Homecoming 2020 are the UHD Pep Rally for club sports teams, the Homecoming women’s volleyball and men’s basketball club games, and of course, Tail-Gatoring. Tail-Gatoring features a festive gathering of student groups, university departments and alumni. Delicious aroma fills the air as the various groups grill their favorite foods for their friends to enjoy while engaging in fun games and activities.

If there is a sport or activity that is not currently being offered, please feel free to speak with the department to see if interest can be generated. All participants are strongly urged to consult a physician for a thorough examination prior to any exercise. Sports & Fitness also strongly suggests all individuals have sufficient health insurance coverage prior to participation.

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Justin Sarabia
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