By Taylor Tibak

 Intramural sports at Tyler Junior College is a way for students to get involved, meet other students and stay active. 

“The goal is to improve participation numbers by offering numerous amounts of sports and activities for TJC students,” Derek Talcott, director of intramural sports, said. 

While in college, most students have other responsibilities, such as work and keeping up with their studies. This can make it difficult for students to incorporate sports into their schedules. 

“If students aren’t able to commit to playing a TJC varsity sport then intramurals is less time consuming,’’ Talcott said. 

For those who wish to participate is an extracurricular activity without sacrificing hours at work or study time, intramural sports is a way for students to balance it all. The teams meet for games around two days a week between Monday and Thursday, and seasons range from two to six weeks. There are three divisions: women, men and coed. Individual and team sports are available. 

Soccer, flag football, indoor volleyball, racquetball, table tennis and bowling are just a few sports available. All TJC students are welcome to play. Registration can be completed online at Visit the second floor of the OHPE building for more information. 


  1. I think that intramural sports are a great way to engage students in extra-curricular sports outside of the athletic program. The inclusiveness provides a sense of belonging to students who may feel overwhelmed by the transition from high school to college life. From a health perspective intramural sports not only provide the benefit of physical activity, but it also helps maintain a healthy balance mentally. Now we just need to incorporate and Esports program!

  2. I would love to join a sport at TJC and get involved, but I do not think I can considering that I go to Early College High School and we cannot participate in sports.

  3. I think that intramural sports are a great way to be involved and be able to stay active in college with out after to be in the athletic program! Intramurals are awesome!


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