This semester, Campus Rec Intramural Sports offers basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, and more. In fact, they’re offering a total of nineteen different sports so there’s something for everyone!
One of the most popular spring sports is street hockey. Since registration for the sport opens today, we spoke with a fellow Tar Heel who we knew would be excited. Eli McCrain both plays and referees IM Street Hockey. Read about his experience with Intramural Sports and then find out how you can be a part!
Eli, what year are you and what is your major?
I am a sophomore majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Philosophy.
Have long have you played and refereed IM Street Hockey?
I’ve done both for two years. My brother, Josh, was a very successful Campus Rec employee and he encouraged me to apply for the job!
And are you involved in any other IM Sports?
I also officiate basketball and softball, but street hockey is the only sport I play.
What is your favorite thing about playing IM Street Hockey?
I love how great of a workout I get by playing Street Hockey. It’s tough running around the court- I get so tired!
So, what has been your IM Street Hockey team’s greatest accomplishment?
Last year, my team earned the championship t-shirt for Co-Rec. It was a huge step for us and it was very exciting!
Registration for IM Street Hockey opens today, February 27th, and closes March 13th. The game is played between two teams of six players, including a goalie, so be sure to sign up enough players for a full team and for substitutes! You can play either Single Sex or Co-Rec.
If you’re new to Street Hockey, don’t worry – Campus Rec has all the rules of the game on their website. And if you’re up for playing multiple IM sports, be sure to check out the schedule for the rest of the semester. Ultimate Disc, Texas Hold’em and Co-Rec Kickball are just a few of the sports still to come! Find out more about IM Street Hockey and other IM sports at campusrec.unc.edu/intramural-sports.