Free fitness fun

By Ashlynne Macan |Staff Writer|

CSUSB’s Recreational Center continues to offer great opportunities for students to get active and make some new friends without paying a dime.

Intramural Sports is a fun program offered by Rec Sports, run through the Rec Center, and is completely free for all CSUSB students. If you have ever played sports before and want to enhance your skills or you just want to learn a new sport, you can join as a free agent. Also, if you and your friends would like to play on a team together, you could enter as a team into any of the leagues.

“We are dedicated to providing our participants enjoyable, innovative and safe activities for all skill levels and interests,” reads a press release offered to students by the Rec Sports.

Recently, you may have seen the intramural sports booth located outside of the Student Union, or if you went inside you were able to preview what sports were offered, as well as what the facility itself had to offer.

This year, intramural sports is definitely hoping to host more tournaments during the day and on the weekends.

“Since this is a commuter campus, we are trying to find more ways to [cater] to those students who do not commute and go home on the weekends, ” said Richard Dorado, who works for Intramural Sports at the Rec Sportsr.

The Women’s Indoor Soccer league is relatively new and will be hosting tournaments as well as offering women a chance to enjoy some good natured competition.

Rec Sports wants to host more tournaments for people to compete in and introduce students to sports as a way to stay fit, enjoy time with friends and most importantly, have fun.

When it comes to students, intramural sports biggest draw are 5-on-5 Basketball and Indoor Soccer. Basketball usually has a minimum of 15 teams filled with a number of seven or more people. Indoor Soccer also has about 15 teams filled with four people on each team, and volleyball has about 12 teams and are created with four to six people per team.

Sports offered this quarter that will be offered for your enjoyment is co-ed volleyball on Monday and Tuesday nights, 5-on-5 basketball Wednesday and Thursday nights, Women’s indoor soccer late Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

Men’s indoor soccer will be offered on Wednesday afternoons and early evenings and Saturday afternoons while tennis is on Friday afternoons, flag football on Saturday afternoons and outdoor soccer on late Sunday afternoons.

If you would like to sign up for any of the sports you can go to recsports.csusb.edu or walk in to the Rec Center and simply sign up at the registration desk. Registration has already started and ends Oct. 7.

Teams fill up fast so early sign-ups are encouraged. League play begins Oct. 10, and ends Nov. 13 when the playoffs start for each sport.

The Rec Center can be contacted at (909) 537-5237.

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