Intramural Sports continue to provide a getaway for students at Tyler Junior College.

Intramural Sports are fun, extracurricular activities where students get to play sports with friends, meet new people and just hang out.

“It gives students a chance to embrace recreation,” said Eric Book, coordinator of Intramural Sports at Tyler Junior College. “It also gets students out of the usual school doldrums, and lets them just have fun.”

All activities are free of charge for TJC students enrolled in a minimum of six hours. Students must also bring their TJC I.D. in order to participate.

Activities for the fall include the always popular flag football, and many new activities such as volleyball, kickball, pool tournaments, ping-pong tournaments and videogame tournaments.

“The flag football leagues are especially popular, but we are hoping for a good turnout for the first year of volleyball because we finally got equipment,” said Book.

Flag football offers men’s and women’s leagues, and kickball and volleyball offers men’s, women’s and co-rec leagues.

All the events will be played on campus. Intramural Field, located behind Pirtle Technology will host flag football and kickball games. Volleyball will be played in Wagstaff Gym and the pool, ping-pong and videogame tournaments will be held at the Rec Room on the second floor of Rogers Student Center.

The winning students also receive their very own championship T-shirt.

Sophomore Brian Wilkinson is excited about participating in Intramurals this year.

“I’m really looking forward to flag-football in the fall and soccer in the spring. I’m tired of sitting around in my dorm and wanted to get out and be active,” said Wilkinson.

Even though sophomore Norderick Daniels from Cedar Hill doesn’t play, that doesn’t stop him from showing support.

“I have friends who play and I went to support them. The atmosphere was very positive and everybody was having a great time,” said Daniels.

Book encourages students to get involved.

“It’s a great release from school, and a great way to build teams, build friends, and get away from school for a while,” said Book.

In order to participate, students must register a team at www.imleagues.com. Students may also sign up as a free agent if they are not a team. While at the website, students can see all the requirements for a team, registration dates and when the seasons start.

For more information or any questions about how to get involved or register in Intramural Sports please contact coordinator Eric Book at eboo@tjc.edu or at 903-510-2613.

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