Trojans Intramurals, Club Sports and Esports
With the health and safety of our students and employees top of mind, SAIT is following the Government of Alberta’s guidance specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cohos Commons Field is now open to staff and students only for recreational drop-in free play every day from 8 am to 8 pm (weather dependent). For more information please visit Recreation Facilities and Hours on sait.ca. The rest of SAIT Campus Centre remains closed.
Please stay tuned to our social media channels and sait.ca/covid19 for the most up to date information. We are adapting to changing conditions and working on a stage opening strategy.
For the recreational athlete, SAIT Trojans and recreation coordinate many different sporting activities on campus throughout the year.
The intramurals program is open to all SAIT and ACAD students and apprentices with a valid Wellness Centre membership. It's a great way to have fun, be active and meet new people.
Sign-up for intramurals as a team or as an individual at IMLeagues.
How to register
Register early as availability is on a first-come, first served basis.
1. Select SAIT on the school/organization drop-down menu.
2. Enter your first, last name and email address (it can be your personal or SAIt address).
3. Create a password.
4. Select your status - student (and year of study), staff or other, along with your graduate year if applicable.
5. The gender you identify with.
6. Submit and check for a confirmation email.
If you do not create an IMLeagues account, you will not be eligible to participate in intramural games.
Login to your IMLeagues accounts and select Create/Join Team.
You can also visit imleagues.com/sait to see a list of current intramurals sports. Select the sport you wish to join and follow the instructions.
Create/join a team
Team captains should create the team within IMLeagues.
Once a captain has created a team, they can invite members to the team by selecting Invite members on the team page. If team members have already registered with IMLeagues, captains can search for their name and invite them. Otherwise, they can invite them by email address.
Team members should see the invitation from their captain when they select Create/Join Team. Accept the invitation here.
Team members must register with IMLeagues and accept the team invitation in order to participate.
Team captains need to ensure all team members are listed on the roster before the first game.
Join as a free agent
Participants can list themselves as a free agent in as many sports as they would like. You will be visible to all members on the site and can request to join teams or post information about yourself so teams can request you to join them. Free agents must attend the captains meeting.
Sign the waiver
All players must complete the online waiver in order to play. A waiver is required for each sport and each semester.
Team captains are a vital link in the communication process between the intramurals staff and the individual participants. Captains are responsible for obtaining and understanding all intramurals information, passing it on to team members and keeping up-to-date on schedule changes.
|Attend all mandatory meetings.|
|Relay schedule changes to your team.|
|Inform all players of policies, procedures and rules.|
|Ensure players sign-in on game sheets and signs to verify scores and fair play.|
|Ensure your team treats officials with respect.|
|Inform the intramural coordinator as soon as possible if your team is unable to attend a game by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Maintain a cooperative attitude with all intramurals officiating staff; serve as an example of good sportsmanship for others to follow.|
|Act as the first line of communication in game situations.|
|SAIT students||All students currently enrolled at SAIT who have paid their activity fee in their tuition.|
|Apprentices/Continuing Education students||Eligible to participate if they have paid an activity fee.|
|Trojan athletes||Individuals who are participating in any university/college level sport are ineligible for intramural competition in their sport during the academic year. For example, a SAIT Trojans basketball player cannot sign-up for an intramurals basketball tournament but can participate in a different intramural sport, such as volleyball.|
|Professional athletes||Individuals who currently compete in a formal manner without amateur status and/or are receiving any form of compensation are ineligible to participate in that intramural sport.|
|SAIT alumni||Are not eligible to participate in intramurals unless they are currently enrolled in SAIT classes and have paid their activity fee.|
|AUArts students||All full-time students currently enrolled at ACAD are eligible to participate in intramurals.|
All players must play in at least one regular-season game to be eligible to participate in playoff games.
A player who is injured during the regular season and cannot compete for a number of games must notify the recreation programmer immediately.
Intramural schedule and special events
Events during COVID-19
In response to the Government of Alberta’s announcement regarding events during the pandemic on Dec. 8, 2020, SAIT has cancelled all public events until further notice to support the health and safety of our students, employees and community members.
This applies to all third-party activities, hosting of partner events, conferences, industry nights and extends to all campuses and facilities.
We offer a wide variety of social sports options for students to participate in during their schooling. Sports are offered during student-friendly times.
|Rec - Open||Teams in these leagues may consist of any combination of male and female students, faculty and staff who meet the specific eligibility requirements of intramurals play.|
|Rec - Co-ed||Teams in these leagues must consist of a minimum of one female or male participating at all times. Open to students, faculty and staff who meet specific eligibility requirements of intramurals play.|
With the exception of our open leagues, some of our intramural leagues specify gender-based roster requirements, including a minimum number of women or men. For the purposes of our program, the terms ‘men' and ‘women' are inclusive of trans, gender-fluid, and gender members of our community. We've trained our staff to understand gender as a spectrum and encourage participants to take part in the programs that best represents their gender as they identify. We encourage participants to play where they feel comfortable.
Standings may change from week to week depending on wins, losses, ties and disciplinary action taken. Standings may also change with the ejection of teams, or additions of new teams starting with a new record. A team that merges or defaults continuously could affect the schedule. In the case this happens, the captain will be notified immediately.
Playoff schedules will be posted on IMLeagues.
Participants will receive intramural sports championship t-shirts for winning an intramural sports championship in any sport.
Athlete of the Year
Each year, intramural sports recognizes the male and female intramural sports Athletes of the Year at the Annual Student Intramural Banquet as well as multiple other awards. The Athlete of the Year Award takes into account intramural sports participation, success, sportsmanship, and attitude.
Intramurals policies and procedures
The purpose of the intramurals program is friendly competition in a recreational setting. Self-control and proper conduct are required at all times. Unsportsmanlike conduct or other specified, yet inappropriate behaviour, occurring during the intramurals games will not be tolerated, and such actions will be handled by the recreation programmer immediately.
Excessive swearing/abusive language
Abuse of officials
Abusive language directed at an official, teammate, opponent or a spectator will result in the automatic ejection of the offending participant from the game. A one-game suspension may also be assessed to that player. League
Any physical or continued verbal abuse of an official will result in suspension from activities assessed to the offending player. This includes heckling after the contest and/or away from the playing area. A trespass notice may be issued if violent or abusive behaviour continues. Further consequences may take place under the SAIT Student Code of Conduct.
One of the objectives of intramurals sports programming is to promote social interaction and fair play within the SAIT community. Although everyone is encouraged to play to the best of their ability and make every effort to win the game, the spirit of fair play is crucial. All participants are expected to adhere to an honesty policy with regard to eligibility, rules interpretation and administrative procedure. In order to encourage proper conduct and to
Fair play points
A fair play program was introduced in an effort to maintain a safe, fun and enjoyable atmosphere for all teams involved in intramurals. At the conclusion of each game, the team captains will rank the opposing team on a scale of 1 to 5. The officials will also rank each team and the rankings will be recorded throughout the season. At the end of regular season play, if a team has an average fair play ranking of less than three (3), the
Fair play ranking
A minimum player requirement must be met in order for teams to retain their place in the league. Following the player registration period, players may continue to be added to the roster by registering at imleagues.com prior to gameplay.
Deadline to add players for the fall term:
Deadline to add players for the Winter Term:
All participants that are not on the original roster submitted during the player registration period must be added to the team's roster before they can become eligible to participate. Player additions must be submitted by the team captain. All player information is required before the player can compete including all waiver and FOIP forms. These additions must be made to the roster at least 24 hours before game time. The new additions may sign waivers at the game, prior to playing.
Joining your team on IMLeagues does not constitute as being added to the official roster. Participants who participate in intramurals without registering as instructed above will be considered an ineligible player and all games in which the player participates will be forfeit by the team. You must ensure you are approved before playing on a team.
Teams must not have any Intercollegiate athletes (ACAC) registered on their team in the sport the athlete competes in Only players registered for a specific team may play for that team. Borrowing players from other teams are not permitted. Suspended or expelled players are unable to participate. Borrowed players and/or team borrowing players may face penalties, suspensions or expulsions.
It is the responsibility of the participants to know the rules. Captains should also relay all rules and/ or any changes to team members.
When selecting team names, please make sure it is appropriate. Teams that are asked to change their names must do so within 24 hours or else won't be scheduled.
SAIT Ethics Policy on Dignity and Human Rights: We value the pride and esteem of all people and recognize the freedom, right to justice and equality of all individuals. As members of the SAIT educational community, we are responsible for the respect of all people, and for contributing to the highest possible quality.
A valid SAIT/ACAD card is the only acceptable identification for participation in intramurals. All team members must have proper student identification prior to a game. Any players with an invalid card will automatically be suspended and subjected to disciplinary action.
Zero tolerance for:
Pinnies/jerseys must be worn by each participant during certain sports. Intramural participants must show a valid ID to obtain any equipment/jerseys.
A player may compete in as many sports as desired but only one team in each league. Individuals will need to decide which teams they will play for if scheduling conflicts arise during the regular season or during playoffs.
To compete in the playoffs, an individual must have played in at least one regularly scheduled games for the team he/she is representing (their full name must appear on the game score sheet and roster.)
Forfeit games may be counted for the members of the team that did not forfeit.
All playoff teams must be prepared to play at any scheduled time and place during the playoff tournament. Teams may play two, three or four times a week. Specific day and time requests cannot always be granted.
Protests may be considered if the following are followed. Any questions which concern the judgment of an official or activity supervisor are not adequate grounds for protest. A protest will be considered only if a question of proper procedure and/or error in the interpretation of a rule:
During an intramurals game, if a question is raised as to the proper interpretation of a rule of that activity, it is the responsibility of the team captain of the offended team to ask officials for clarification on the issue.
If clarification does not resolve the issue, it's the responsibility of the team captain of the offended team to immediately request the officials in charge of the contest to contact the intramural supervisor to settle the issue.
If the intramural supervisor cannot settle the issue, it is the responsibility of the team captain to declare a protest by emailing the recreation programmer.
The captain of the protesting team must then submit a formal protest in writing to the recreation programmer within twenty-four (24) hours.
The intramural staff reserves the right to handle any eligibility violations and/or rules and regulations compliance without formal protest. The recreation programmer makes all final decisions.
Teams are strongly encouraged to arrive early at the scheduled game site to complete the score sheet, show their ID, and prepare for the game.
For every 10 minutes that a team is late (i.e. not ready to start the game) 1 goal/point will be awarded to the opposing team.
If after 15 minutes, a team is still not ready to start the game, the game will default and the opposing team will receive a total of 3 goals/points and the team captain will be credited with the goals.
Teams should check their email or IMLeagues under announcements to ensure games have not been cancelled.
There will be no postponements or rescheduling of
Teams will be notified ASAP. Opposing teams should
All jewelry that may pose a significant safety risk to participants must be removed (watches, necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, etc.) or taped over (nose rings, etc.) before participation in any intramural activity.
Jewelry that is not removable for religious or medical reasons must be made as safe as possible prior to the start of any contest. If a participant cannot remove these articles for any reason or make them safe, he/she will not be permitted to participate in the activity.
Players or spectators are not allowed to challenge an official's decision or make abusive comments.
A game ejection (game misconduct) will be issued to any player who behaves in a hostile manner towards an official. The official has the discretion to ask the player to immediately leave the facility. If another game ejection is given to the same team, the team will default the game.
If a spectator challenges or harasses an official, the official will ask the spectator(s) to leave the facility immediately. The official will also inform the captain on the team they support. If the spectator(s) don't leave, his/her team will default the game. Security will be called for extreme situations.
Officials will write up an incident report for any game ejection and any subsequently defaulted game, including recommendations for further action. The recreation programmer will review the report and decide on any additional required action.
Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited. Any teams or individuals caught with these substances will be eliminated and penalties will be enforced.
If an official does not arrive by the scheduled start time, no games should start. It is the expectation of the intramural supervisor of the program to make a decision on how to proceed at the time.
The ejection policy shall be in effect for all activities and competitions and applies to the team and spectators. A game official has the right to remove a player or spectator from any contest if he/she believes their actions are going to interfere with the normal operation
Misconduct or major penalty assessed to a team/individual is considered a warning to the captain to control his/her team.
For a player ejected, the team must play shorthanded for the duration of the contest. More than two ejections will result in that team losing by default.
In instances beyond the official's control (regarding the team and/or spectators,) games may be suspended and/or cancelled at any time.
Our extramural program is for individuals looking to compete on a social-competitive level with other post-secondary institutions or community teams. Teams may travel and compete regionally.
Club sports eligibility and membership
Club sports are open for any full-time or part-time SAIT student, alumni or member of the public to join, however, there may be restrictions for some leagues. You must also be in good standing with your extramural membership fee. For more information, contact the recreation programmer.
Membership fees cover practices, t-shirts, jersey rentals and equipment use. All leftover funds are used to support team events and initiatives.
Club sports teams and how to register
Coach: Brandon de Kireger
To join the team
Email Trojans.Rugby@sait.ca to request to join the team.
Coach: Ron Coggan
To join the team
Email Trojans.Squash@sait.ca to request to join the team.
To join the team
Email Trojans.Cricket@sait.ca to request to join the team.
Coach: George Edwards
To join the team
Email Trojans.email@example.com to request to join the team.
To join the team
Email Trojans.Curling@sait.ca to request to join the team.
The SAIT Trojans Badminton Club meets weekly on either Saturday or Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Email Trojans.Badminton@sait.ca for up to date schedule.
Club sports policies and procedures
All members of club sports teams must be familiar with the SAIT club sports manual, including all procedures, policies and required forms.
At SAIT, we value equity, inclusion and diversity. SAIT acknowledges the commitment to representing the diverse communities we serve. We recognize the world of sport may not include all members of the LGBTQ+ community. And while we have gender-based leagues, they are inclusive of transgender and gender-queer persons. We encourage participants to play where they feel comfortable.
Campus Centre, Trojans Athletics & Recreation Office