More students are needed to continue the strong start that the UTM Eagles teams have gotten off to in the Fall U of T Intramural Program. UTM student athletes have worked hard this fall and their efforts have led to four U of T Intramural championships. Womens Division 1 soccer, mens tri-campus soccer, womens Division 2 football and the womens Division 1 basketball teams all captured U of T Intramural championships for UTM this past fall.
New sports will be offered for UTM students during the winter term. New sports leagues that start in January include: mens and womens lacrosse, mens water polo, womens field hockey, mens and womens ice hockey, mens and womens volleyball, mens and womens basketball, mens and womens indoor soccer, mens cricket, co-ed basketball and co-ed ultimate.
There are often more than one team offered in each sport, and students who come to the skill evaluations/try-outs will be placed on teams that best suit their skill level. We try very hard not to make any cuts and often with some sports, we may not even have enough people to get the team running, said Jack Krist, program coordinator with the Department of Physical Education.
Womens ice hockey and field hockey, and mens water polo and lacrosse have seen numbers decline in the recent years.
U of T Intramural teams are not Varsity and you will be playing against students from St. George and U of T Scarborough, who have similar skills. Most UTM Eagles teams practice only once per week and have one game per week. Some of the higher level UTM teams have OCAA extramural tournaments and exhibition games.
If you have played a sport before at any level, you should come out and get involved in playing for UTM at the U of T Intramural level. One or two students could make the difference of whether UTM has a team or not. Participation in a sport is a great way to make long lasting friendships with teammates and will give you a better sense of connection to the UTM community. The U of T Intramural Program is free to all UTM students, and transportation to and from games at St. George and UTSC is arranged through the Program Office.
With four fall championships, the UTM Eagles are on their way to another banner year in U of T Intramurals. Skill evaluation/try-out sessions start on January 6. Please visit the Athletics
& Recreation website at www.utm.utoronto.ca/physed for more info.