Intramural sports (IM) have been one of the most exciting things I have been involved with, here at Boston University. This summer, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Scott Nalette – Coordinator of IM Sports at BU. Scott has been working there full time since 2007 and enjoys his position. One of the things he stressed throughout out conversation was that IM offers a “place for everyone” to come out and have good time.
Broomball is one of the most “obscure” sports offered by IM. Most universities don’t offer fun and odd sports like broomball, so this is another plus for IM. Of course, IM offers basketball, softball, and the fervent flag football. Personally, I have played and refereed both basketball and flag football. Playing was one of the most exciting and competitive atmospheres I have experience at BU. Also, working for IM also helped me create skills that will be needed at any job, such as posture and voice when making a call or speaking to competitor.
Another point that Scott emphasized was to start early and jump right into the action. IM sports are a great way to network, especially for incoming freshmen. Whether it is working for IM or playing, both can offer the competitive, useful, and fun environment many students are looking for.
So jump right in! Start a team in the fall!
For more information, visit: http://www.bu.edu/fitrec/intramural/index.shtml
In addition to speaking to Scott about BU’s IM sports, I also had the opportunity to learn a little bit more about the Club Sports offered on campus. The difference between Club Sports and IM sports, as you may already know is that you have the chance to represent Boston University in a competitive environment.
Along with IM sports, Scott would like to especially invite incoming freshmen and all BU students to Splash in the fall. Here, students will be able to learn more about Club and IM sports.
In addition to being able to compete for your school, Club Sports are a lot more organized and require responsibility from all competitors. Sports can not only serve as a way of staying in shape and having fun, but also a form of establishing responsibility and organization in your life.
Check out Club Sports: http://www.bu.edu/fitrec/club/sports/