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Ask Life: How can I join a sport in college?

Joining a sport in college made easy
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Felix Roman (second to the left) and his intramural 6v6 volleyball team.

Dear Life Section,

I want to stay active and play a sport during my time in college, but I don’t know where to start and am intimidated to join a team. Do you have any suggestions on what I should do?

Sincerely,

Intimidated Athlete

 

Dear Intimidated Athlete,

Many students find themselves in your position. Perhaps you are not on a college team, but you want to either continue your high school sport or learn a new one. That is why WSU offers multiple intramural sports.

During this spring semester alone, there are nine different sports available for anyone to play. It costs $31 per semester to join and only $25 in the summer, and that allows access to any number of sports you want to join. Either find a group to team up with or join individually for the times and dates that work best for you.

One problem that students may face when joining is feeling intimidated or not experienced enough. Do not worry, many students have felt that way.

Felix Roman, freshman computer science major, joined intramural beach volleyball in the fall semester and later joined 6v6 volleyball in the spring semester. He said that though he did not have previous experience in the sport and he was intimidated at first, but that should not be a reason not to join.

“Honestly, just do it,” Roman said.

There are competitions once a week that take one to two hours and the team usually practices one day a week, Roman said. Besides that, he goes to the UREC and plays volleyball with other people to improve.

“If you want to play like volleyball, for instance, or any number of sports, a lot of times … there’s a lot of people already playing that sport just casually at like the UREC,” Roman said.

Along with the opportunities to practice, participants have the choice to join the A or B bracket of their sport depending on how competitive they want to be.

Intramurals are a low time commitment activity that will keep you active and help you enjoy a sport you want to play. Do not let nerves get in the way of embracing your time at college and meeting new people with the same interests.

Sincerely,

The Life Section

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ANNA ADAMS, Managing editor
Anna Adams started at The Daily Evergreen her senior year in October 2023 as a life reporter and multimedia editor. Currently, in the spring 2024 semester, she is the managing editor. Anna is a Pullman native and is studying multimedia journalism. In her free time she enjoys reality tv, traveling and trying new coffee shops.