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a guide to intramural sports in philly

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Ready to take a break from the books and get your game on? Whether or not you’re part of intramural athletics, you can find local sports and fitness opportunities in Philadelphia using the eseo sports app.

Intramural sports are a great way to get involved and stay active with other students at your school, college, or university. But you don’t have to be heavily involved on campus to enjoy the training and competition of your favorite game! 

Keep reading to learn about some of the fun intramural sports options in Philadelphia today.

Philadelphia’s Intramural Sports for Adults

Whether you’re a full-time university student or taking a few classes to further your education, here are some sports and fitness opportunities to consider. 

Sports at Community College of Philadelphia

The Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) offers intramural sports for enrolled students, faculty, staff, and even alumni. There are men’s, women’s, and co-ed teams, depending on the sport and season.

CCP’s intramural sports include:

  • Volleyball
  • Whiffle Ball 
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wallyball
  • Kickball

For full-time students at CCP (at least 12 credits per semester), you can try out for these intercollegiate sports teams:

  • Basketball (men’s and women’s)
  • Cross Country and Track (men’s and women’s)
  • Women’s Volleyball

For sports schedules, tryout information, and sign-up dates, visit the CCP athletics website.

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PennState Intramural Sports

The Philadelphia chapter of PennState offers intramural sports for students and alumni. 

Sports vary by season and include kickball, soccer, and more. Participants are involved in the Philadelphia Sports Leagues (PSL) and corresponding schedules. Reach out to the activities director on their website to learn more and get signed up!

Intramural Sports at the University of Pennsylvania

UPenn encourages the undergraduate and graduate community to get involved and stay active with yearly intramural sports. Leagues include:

  • Cornhole
  • Dodgeball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Chess

Stay up to date on the UPenn Intramural Sports Offerings site, as the schedule rotates every fall and spring.

St. Joseph’s University Sports

The intramural sports program at St. Joseph’s University can be played just for fun or for work-study opportunities. Athletics teams include:

  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Flag Football
  • Billiards
  • Corn Hole

Visit the SJU Intramural Sports website to find out more about their options and sign up for fall and spring sports. 

Intramurals at Jefferson University

The Jefferson Recreation & Fitness Center at the Center City campus offers countless intramural sports opportunities for those part of the Jefferson community. If you’re enrolled in Jefferson University, you can access the sports schedule or sign up on their IM Leagues web page.

Villanova University Intramural Sports

Fall and spring sports are available through the Villanova University intramural program. There are organized leagues, tournaments, men’s, women’s, and open leagues for students and alumni.

Sports include volleyball, flag football, soccer, dodgeball, and disk golf during the fall. In the spring, there’s handball, basketball, softball, indoor soccer, tennis, and more.

Check out the Villanova athletics website for more information.

Philadelphia City 6 Extramural Sports

Want to compete with other colleges while enrolled in intramural sports? The Philadelphia City 6 is composed of six local universities that compete for championships.

Drexel University, Saint Joseph’s University, Temple University, LaSalle University, University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova University offer undergraduate intramural competitions. Sports include flag football, softball, basketball, and volleyball.

Visit the City 6 website or contact your school’s intramural department to learn more about joining a team and competing next season!

Youth Intramural Sports in Philly

Kids and teens can enjoy intramural sports throughout school districts in Philadelphia. Make sure to contact your child’s school for specific details. If your school doesn’t offer sports, here are some alternatives.

Parkwood Youth Organization

The Parkwood Youth Organization can help you locate intramural sports and upcoming tryouts for your kids. Leagues are located throughout Philly and surrounding areas. 

From travel teams to clubs to tournaments, reach out to this organization to find the next option your family will love.

Somerton Spartans Sports Leagues

Somerton Youth is a non-profit organization that helps children find intramural sports to play throughout Philly. They offer tee ball, basketball, cheerleading, and soccer for toddlers and young kids. 

Programs are run by volunteers and parents who want to encourage kids to get active early and make social connections for life. Browse their site to learn more about upcoming leagues!

Our Lady of Hope School

Catholic school Our Lady of Hope provides intramural sports for students. Their intramural programs are offered in the spring to supplement CYO sports, which include soccer, volleyball, cross country, cheerleading, basketball, baseball, and more. 

Accessible Intramural Sports and Clubs in Philadelphia

Don’t see your college or university listed? No worries—there are plenty of other intramural sports options throughout Philly. Even if you’re not currently enrolled in school, there are still formal sports teams you can find. Here are some of your options!

  • Check out the IM Leagues website to see if your school is listed, or browse local options that recruit outside players.
  • You can also look on the Phield House website, as they offer rotating intramural opportunities for kids and adults. 
  • Heyday Athletic is another great option to find league and club sports for adults who aren’t involved in any academic program but want the same formality of a team.

At eseo (every sport for everyone), we’re committed to helping you find fun, enriching athletic events. Whether you’re ready to take your fitness to the next level or simply want a social sports group to join, get on the eseo app today and meet some fellow athletes.

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