Intramurals and Club Sports

Intramurals

Intramural sports at Saint Louis University, which offer students a fun opportunity to compete against other SLU students right on campus, are managed through IMLeagues, an online portal for managing your intramural team. IMLeagues provides an overview of sports and activities offered each session, performance records, virtual trophy cases, message boards and more.

Intramural basketball in the Simon Rec Center

Intramurals offer students a fun opportunity to compete against other students right on campus. Teams can represent residence halls, fraternities, sororities and more.

Costs and registration

Team play in competitive sports such as flag football, soccer, softball, basketball, ultimate frisbee or volleyball costs $25 per team. Students who live in the residence halls can get a voucher worth $10 and pay the remaining $15. If your team does not forfeit during the session, you will receive a $15 discount on the registration fee for the next session. Individual sports are usually at no cost to the participants, except for bowling and golf.

To participate in intramurals at SLU, you must first activate an IMLeagues account. Register for the sport you want to play. Once your team is registered, you may pay online or at the Simon Recreation Center main desk (if you’re using a residence hall voucher, you must pay in person to receive the discount). Your team may not compete unless you’ve paid the entry fee. The University reserves the right to alter any team name that does not meet the University standards.

Forming a team

Individuals interested in establishing a team that does not yet exist should submit their name or names of potential members, as well as the sport they would like to play, to Sam Kelner, program coordinator, at 314-977-7174 or kelnersm@slu.edu. We will try to form teams from the names, or you will be invited to come to a captain's meeting for the sport you have picked and be placed on a team at that time.

Your entire team must be signed up through IMLeages before game time to be eligible. You may add new team members until the week of playoffs.

Participation is voluntary and at your own risk. Saint Louis University is not responsible for the payment of medical or other accident-related costs as a result of your participation in intramural-sanctioned activities.

Contact SLU’s intramural office at 314-977-7174 with any questions or issues.

Intramural Newsletter 

Intramural Handbook

Become an intramural official

The intramural sports program is always looking for officials; no experience is necessary. Interested candidates should contact Sam Kelner at 314-977-7174 and pick up a application form at the Simon Recreation Center.

 

Club Sports

Club sports are another opportunity for you to participate in fun, competitive sports at SLU. Our clubs compete against other colleges and universities across the nation.

Clubs offer opportunities for people at all levels of athletic experience to develop valuable leadership skills. The level of competition varies between each club. Some clubs are intramural, which means they compete against other SLU students, others compete at the varsity level and travel across the country to national tournaments.

Club sports operate under the direction of SLU’s Department of Campus Recreation. Each club must register with the Student Government Association and the Department of Campus Recreation. For more information about club sports — including how to form a new club — contact Sam Kelner.

Badminton

The badminton club practices twice a week in the Simon Recreation Center and is open to all skill levels.

Baseball

Club baseball gives you the chance to enjoy playing baseball at a competitive level. Tryouts are in the fall, with games taking place in the fall and spring.

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Basketball (Women’s)

SLU’s women’s club basketball team competes and travels throughout the Midwest.

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Bowling

The bowling club is open to all SLU students. Practices are at Moolah Lanes on Lindell Boulevard.

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Crew

Founded in 2001, SLU’s rowing club practices five days a week from August to November, and from March to May. The team competes in regattas throughout the South and Midwest.

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Cycling

SLU’s cycling clubs allows new and seasoned road cyclists to experience collegiate racing throughout the region in the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference.

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Equestrian

Take part in weekly riding lessons and participate in horse-related service sites. SLU’s equestrian club competes in Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association horse shows against other universities.

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Fencing

SLU Fencing meets twice a week at the Simon Recreation Center. Beginner equipment is provided, and fencers of all levels are welcome.

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Field Hockey

SLU’s club field hockey travels to play against other universities and holds scrimmages on campus.

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Golf

Part of the National Collegiate Club Golf Association, this club team provides you with the ability to play golf at a competitive level.

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Ice Hockey 

SLU’s ice hockey club is a Division II team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association and a member of the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association. Each season, it plays 30 to 35 games against both conference and nonconference member universities.

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Kayak

SLU’s kayak club teaches and practices the fundamental skills of whitewater paddling. On the weekends, members travel to southern Missouri to paddle one of the Ozarks’ pristine whitewater streams.

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Karate 

Ever wanted to learn karate? Already a martial artist and need a place to work out? Come check out the SLU Karate Club! Started in 1991, SLU Karate was formed to instruct students in self-defense while teaching the traditional Korean style Tang Soo Do. Classes are Monday and Thursday nights, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Simon Recreation Center (Multipurpose Room 1 on the lower level). No experience is necessary. Email slu.karate.ninja@gmail.com for more info.

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Lacrosse (Men's)

SLU’s Division II club lacrosse team participates in the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association.

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Lacrosse (Women's)

The club competes in both fall and spring semesters and is part of the West Conference of Division II of the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse League.

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Racquetball

Play racquetball for recreation or competition in St. Louis. Open to all skill levels.

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Roller Hockey 

SLU’s roller hockey club practices twice a week and competes on weekends against various Midwest colleges.

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Rugby 

Established in 1957, SLU Rugby is a member of the Gateway Collegiate Rugby Conference. It competes in the USA Rugby’s Collegiate Division II.

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Running

Run two to 15 miles in Forest Park, Tower Grove Park and other St. Louis locations.

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Soccer (Men's)

SLU’s men’s soccer club is open to undergraduates and graduates who want to play the sport at a highly competitive level. The team is part of the Kansas Missouri Soccer League.

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Soccer (Women's)

A great team for those interested in playing competitive soccer. All women, experienced or not, are encouraged to come to tryouts held in the fall and spring.

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Softball

Part of the National Club Softball Association, SLU’s softball club plays conference games in the fall and spring, with a chance to go to nationals.

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Squash 

The squash club is part of the Men’s College Squash Association and is open to all levels.

Swimming

This club provides swimmers of all skill levels the opportunity to regularly train together and compete in club swim meets across the country.

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Swordfighting

The Salle Saint Louis is a traditional European martial arts fighting school that practices once a week and is open to all skill levels.

Table Tennis

This club offers all students an opportunity to play in competitive table tennis. Practices are held weekly, and regional collegiate tournaments are held twice a year.

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan offers physical training and relaxation, alleviating stress and allowing for better awareness of balance, breathing, coordination and flexibility.

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Tennis

This is a club for students who want to keep playing competitive tennis in college. Tryouts are held in the fall, and practices are held twice a week.

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Ultimate Frisbee

Comprised of two teams, SLU’s club Frisbee members train and travel with any current students, faculty or staff who are interested in learning about or playing Ultimate Frisbee.

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Volleyball (Men's)

SLU’s men’s club volleyball team travels in the fall and spring and competes in the Midwest Plains Volleyball Conference and at the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation nationals.

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Volleyball (Women's)

SLU’s women’s volleyball competitive club team holds tryouts in the fall and travels to compete in tournaments as well as National Collegiate Volleyball Federation nationals each year.

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Water Polo (Men's) 

SLU’s water polo team provides an opportunity for you to learn, participate and compete in the sport at the intercollegiate level.

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Water Polo (Women's)

Our competitive women’s water polo team travels and plays in both fall and spring semesters.

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Wilderness Adventure Club 

Club members spend time doing outdoor activities including hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, cliff jumping, snowboarding, caving and backpacking.

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