Indoor baseball, Saturday basketball offered this semester
While the freezing temperatures may have delayed the start of the semester, Del Mar’s intramural sports will be heating up this spring with the addition of several new offerings.
The department will be introducing new sports to be played such as indoor baseball, a free throw contest, and, for the first time, a 4-on-4 basketball tournament on a Saturday.
Along with the new sports will be the returning events such as dodgeball, capture the flag, volleyball, basketball and Ultimate Frisbee.
“What I am looking forward to the most is continuing to build relationships with students and seeing them make friends while they participate in intramurals,” said Intramural Director Kristi Urbick.
The first event will be dodgeball on Feb. 1.
With the start of the spring semester now in full swing, students have already begun to prepare for intramurals and assemble their teams.
Many new students are taking interest in the available activities being offered. Del Mar student Michael Suarez, Kinesiology major, says, “I always find a way to stay active and it’s a wonderful opportunity that the school offers so might as well take advantage of it.”
Along with the addition of new events there will also be the semester events such as the challenges offered to students. “This semester my goal is to have more students sign up and participate in the 100 Mile or Steps Challenge,” Urbick said. Each challenge tests the limits of students to see if they can reach a certain number of steps in a week/month/semester or the miles accumulated in a certain span of time. Registration has already begun, and all that is required is the completion of an IM sports registration form turned in to Urbick or in Room 108 of the Gym.
If you are interested in taking part in intramural sports or the challenges being offered this semester, or just have questions, Urbick will be in the Harvin Center the first two weeks of the semester to promote intramurals and answer any questions. She can also be reached at email@example.com.