Intramurals and Recreation
If you’re looking for a way to stay healthy and have fun, consider joining an intramurals team! Our goal is to provide a competitive, safe and enjoyable atmosphere that encourages sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership development. Whether you want to join a men’s or women’s league, or participate in a co-recreational program, you’ll find plenty of ways to get involved.
Intramural and Recreation Programs
The program was started in fall 2016 with a flag football league. Almost 100 students participated in the co-ed and men's leagues and the winning men's team, The Grid Iron Gang, competed against Arcadia University’s winning team in the inaugural Route 309 Classic on Nov. 13th. Go Griffins!
In spring 2017, basketball enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in an intramural basketball league. As the program grows, more sports and activities will be added to the roster, so stay tuned!
Intramural and Recreation Program Registration
The first step to participation is registration. Registration takes place through www.imleagues.com/GMercyU. You’ll be prompted to use your gmercyu.edu email address to create an account.
A detailed description of how to register on IMleagues can be found online at http://gwyneddathletics.com/sports/2010/12/8/intramurals.aspx or by contacting the Assistant Director of Intramurals and Recreation Maddie Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intramural and Recreation Program Eligibility
- All activities are open to the entire GMercyU community: whether you’re a full- or part-time student, a graduate student or undergrad, faculty or staff, you’re welcome to join a team.
- You may join one team per league. However, you can join a team in a same-gender league as well as a team in a co-recreational league.
- In order to join a team, you’ll need a GMercyU ID number and signature. And before you play your first game, you’ll need to sign a Waiver and Assumption of Risk form. You’ll show your GMercyU ID before each game.
- Teams will forfeit if they are caught using an ineligible player. If you have a question about the eligibility of a player, contact Maddie Herman, Assistant Director of Intramurals and Recreation at email@example.com
Varsity Athletes: If you play on a varsity sports team, you’re welcome to participate in intramurals and recreation activities. However, if you’re in-season, you’ll need to get written permissions from your coach. This should be emailed to the Assistant Director of Intramurals and Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheduling of Games and Events
Schedules will be posted online at www.imleagues.com/GMercyU
Some events may need to be postponed due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. The Office of Intramurals and Recreation will try to reschedule all games, but that may not always be possible because of time and space limitations. In such instances, each team will receive a “win” for that contest.
Should a team be unable to participate in a scheduled contest, a request to reschedule may be made. In order to request the rescheduling of the contest, the captain should get in touch with Maddie Herman, Assistant Director of Intramurals and Recreation, at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled contest.
More information is available in the Participant Handbook (PDF).
Levels of Intramural and Recreation Program Competition
Leagues: The regular season consists of a minimum of four games followed by single elimination playoffs.
Tournaments: Tournament formats may vary and are dependent upon the number of entries received. Typical formats include single and double elimination and round robin.
Playoffs: Following the regular season, a single elimination tournament bracket will be held for each league, which will be restructured to level the field of play. Rosters will be frozen after the last regular-season game. Any player who has played in at least 1 regular-season game will be eligible for playoffs.
Tournament Seeding and Restructure of Competitive Leagues: After the end of the regular season games, eligible teams will be restructured to level the field of play. Each competitive league will be divided into two groups: over .500 and under .500. After this “split,” seeding will be determined in the following order:
- Win-loss record
- Sportsmanship rating
- Point differential (points for-points against)
For more information and to read the complete list of rules, download the Participant Handbook (PDF ).
Meet the Assistant Director
Maddie graduated from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a degree in Sport Management. While there, she worked in their recreation center for three and a half years while serving many different roles. She served as president of the Sport Management club for two years and was actively involved in her major. After ESU, she worked at Villanova University overseeing their three fitness centers and numerous different programs. Maddie enjoys fitness and running as well as her dachshund, Chesney.
Watch Maddie answer some tough questions in an episode of #GMercyUMinute.