Individuals who do not have a full team or do not know of any teams to join for a sport and are interested in participating are considered a “Free Agent”. Within the UNLV Intramural Sports program there are multiple ways to improve a Free Agent’s chances of participating in the current Intramural Sports season. Additionally, as much as we want every UNLV Student to have an opportunity to play, there will be times when the connection just doesn’t work out. As each team does submit a registration form and fee to participate, Intramural Sports will not force any team to accept a Free Agent participant. History and research has shown that Free Agents forced upon a team end up with less playing time and develop less of a connection to the other players on the team.
If at any time you have a problem with any of these steps, please feel free to contact us!
By registering on IMLeagues.com as a Free Agent, you will be able to market yourself to the teams that will be interested in picking up additional players. Throughout each sports season there are always teams looking for additional players, and many will have this fact announced with a “Seeking Players” tab next to their team name. By registering, you will be considered a de facto participant in the League and will have the ability to contact the Team Captains looking for additional players.
Free Agents looking for teams and Team Captains looking for players are invited to attend the Free Agent meeting associated with the sport of choice. Each meeting is held the Tuesday prior to the close of a sport’s registration in the SRWC Conference Rooms at 5:30pm. To check on the date of the next meeting, please visit this year’s activity calendar.
Please feel free to Tweet at us or mention us in a Facebook post so that our other followers will get the word that you are interested in playing in your sport of choice. However, please be aware that the Intramural Sports Staff does monitor these web properties and will hold persons posting inappropriate material accountable for their actions.
Many teams are looking for players at the last minute, often without knowing they were going to look for a new player until showing up that night. By being a registered Free Agent, Intramural Sports will relax a sport’s jersey requirement for you (on the first night of play only) to help you get involved with a team. While this can be hit or miss near the end of a sport season, the first two or three days of play often provide the best opportunity to become involved.