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Saint Louis University Intramurals

Intramural sports at Saint Louis University, which offer students a fun opportunity to compete against other SLU students right on campus, are managed through IMLeagues, an online portal for managing your intramural team.

IMLeagues provides an overview of sports and activities offered each session, performance records, virtual trophy cases, message boards and more.

Intramural basketball in the Simon Rec Center

Intramurals offer students a fun opportunity to compete against other students right on campus. Teams can represent residence halls, fraternities, sororities and more.

Costs and Registration

Team play in competitive sports such as flag football, soccer, softball, basketball, ultimate frisbee or volleyball costs $25 per team.  Individual sports are usually at no cost to the participants, except for bowling and golf.

To participate in intramurals at SLU, you must first visit to register for the sport(s) you want to play and pay.  Next you will activate your IMLeagues account. Once you have created an IMLeagues account, team captains can register their team(s) and players can join their registered team(s). Your team(s) may not compete unless you’ve paid the entry fee. The University reserves the right to alter any team name that does not meet the University standards.

Forming a Team

Individuals interested in establishing a team that does not yet exist should submit their name or names of potential members, as well as the sport they would like to play, to Sam Kelner, program coordinator, at 314-977-7174 or We will try to form teams from the names, or you will be invited to come to a captain's meeting for the sport you have picked and be placed on a team at that time.

Your entire team must be signed up through IMLeagues before game time to be eligible. You may add new team members until the week of playoffs.

Participation is voluntary and at your own risk. Saint Louis University is not responsible for the payment of medical or other accident-related costs as a result of your participation in intramural-sanctioned activities.

Contact SLU’s intramural office at 314-977-7174 with any questions or issues.


Become an Intramural Official

The intramural sports program hires SLU students to serve as officials for all games; no experience is necessary. Interested candidates should complete an application on Handshake. For further details on Handshake, visit Career Services.


Saint Louis University Club Sports

Club sports are another opportunity for you to participate in fun, competitive sports at SLU. Our clubs compete against other colleges and universities across the nation.

Clubs offer opportunities for people at all levels of athletic experience to develop valuable leadership skills. The level of competition varies between each club. Some clubs are intramural, which means they compete against other SLU students, others compete at the varsity level and travel across the country to national tournaments.

Club sports operate under the direction of SLU’s Department of Campus Recreation. Each club must register with the Student Government Association and the Department of Campus Recreation. For more information about club sports — including how to form a new club — view the Club Sports Manual below or contact Sam Kelner.

Club Sports Manual


The badminton club practices twice a week in the Simon Recreation Center and is open to all skill levels.


Club baseball gives you the chance to enjoy playing baseball at a competitive level. Tryouts are in the fall, with games taking place in the fall and spring.

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Basketball (Women’s)

SLU’s women’s club basketball team competes and travels throughout the Midwest.

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Founded in 2001, SLU’s rowing club practices five days a week from August to November, and from March to May. The team competes in regattas throughout the South and Midwest.

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SLU’s cycling clubs allows new and seasoned road cyclists to experience collegiate racing throughout the region in the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference.

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Take part in weekly riding lessons and participate in horse-related service sites. SLU’s equestrian club competes in Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association horse shows against other universities.

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SLU Fencing meets twice a week at the Simon Recreation Center. Beginner equipment is provided, and fencers of all levels are welcome.

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Field Hockey

SLU’s club field hockey travels to play against other universities and holds scrimmages on campus.

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Part of the National Collegiate Club Golf Association, this club team provides you with the ability to play golf at a competitive level.

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Ice Hockey 

SLU’s ice hockey club is a Division II team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association and a member of the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association. Each season, it plays 30 to 35 games against both conference and nonconference member universities.

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SLU’s kayak club teaches and practices the fundamental skills of whitewater paddling. On the weekends, members travel to southern Missouri to paddle one of the Ozarks’ pristine whitewater streams.

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Ever wanted to learn karate? Already a martial artist and need a place to work out? Come check out the SLU Karate Club! Started in 1991, SLU Karate was formed to instruct students in self-defense while teaching the traditional Korean style Tang Soo Do. Classes are Monday and Thursday nights, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Simon Recreation Center (Multipurpose Room 1 on the lower level). No experience is necessary. Email for more info.

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Lacrosse (Men's)

SLU’s Division II club lacrosse team participates in the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association.

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Lacrosse (Women's)

The club competes in both fall and spring semesters and is part of the West Conference of Division II of the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse League.

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Play racquetball for recreation or competition in St. Louis. Open to all skill levels.

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Roller Hockey 

SLU’s roller hockey club practices twice a week and competes on weekends against various Midwest colleges.

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Established in 1957, SLU Rugby is a member of the Gateway Collegiate Rugby Conference. It competes in the USA Rugby’s Collegiate Division II.

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Run two to 15 miles in Forest Park, Tower Grove Park and other St. Louis locations.

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Soccer (Men's)

SLU’s men’s soccer club is open to undergraduates and graduates who want to play the sport at a highly competitive level. The team is part of the Kansas Missouri Soccer League.

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Soccer (Women's)

A great team for those interested in playing competitive soccer. All women, experienced or not, are encouraged to come to tryouts held in the fall and spring.

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Part of the National Club Softball Association, SLU’s softball club plays conference games in the fall and spring, with a chance to go to nationals.

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The squash club is part of the Men’s College Squash Association and is open to all levels.


This club provides swimmers of all skill levels the opportunity to regularly train together and compete in club swim meets across the country.

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The Salle Saint Louis is a traditional European martial arts fighting school that practices once a week and is open to all skill levels.

Table Tennis

This club offers all students an opportunity to play in competitive table tennis. Practices are held weekly, and regional collegiate tournaments are held twice a year.

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This is a club for students who want to keep playing competitive tennis in college. Tryouts are held in the fall, and practices are held twice a week.

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Ultimate Frisbee (Open)

SLU’s Open Ultimate Club Frisbee members train and travel with any current students, faculty or staff who are interested in learning about or playing Ultimate Frisbee.

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Ultimate Frisbee (Women's)

Ultimate Frisbee is a fun and active sport that is played with a disc. No experience required; it is a great way to be active and stay in shape while making new friends. 

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Volleyball (Men's)

SLU’s men’s club volleyball team travels in the fall and spring and competes in the Midwest Plains Volleyball Conference and at the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation nationals.

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Volleyball (Women's)

SLU’s women’s volleyball competitive club team holds tryouts in the fall and travels to compete in tournaments as well as National Collegiate Volleyball Federation nationals each year.

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Water Polo (Men's) 

SLU’s water polo team provides an opportunity for you to learn, participate and compete in the sport at the intercollegiate level.

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Water Polo (Women's)

Our competitive women’s water polo team travels and plays in both fall and spring semesters.

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Wilderness Adventure Club 

Club members spend time doing outdoor activities including hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, cliff jumping, snowboarding, caving and backpacking.

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