SRC looks to get campus involved

Amie Birks

Reporter

 

For students and staff that are looking for an opportunity to get involved on campus, meet other people and have a little friendly competition the Student Recreation Center may have it all.

The SRC offers a variety of intramural sports every quarter to students, staff and alumni of all skill levels. This spring quarter there are three sports available: softball, indoor soccer and four-on-four flag football that meet weekly to play.

“It’s only one day out of the week for one hour. It’s not much, but it’s a great way to get to know and meet people,” said Jorge Murillo student manager of intramural sports.

Unfortunately, it’s too late to sign up to play this quarter. However, it isn’t too late to consider playing next school year (in the fall). Murillo mentioned that there will be a few changes to the schedule with the upcoming switch to semesters.

At the beginning of the year, the SRC makes an effort to promote intramural and club sports during their “Rec Fest” so that students have the opportunity to register to be a part of.

Murillo said that students can come to the SRC to get more information or go online to imleagues.com to check out all the activities and registration dates that CSUB has to offer.

There also seems to be many upsides to getting involved in an intramural or club sports team:

“It’s at no additional cost to the students. It’s already covered in your fees,” said student marketing manager Nico Salum.

“It’s not about winning or losing, you are building friendships, and maybe you’re finding a passion that you don’t know about,” said Trae Matthews facilities and member services coordinator of the SRC.

Matthews also mentioned that there are potential opportunities to get hired as well.
Those that are on staff are equally welcomed and encouraged to participate.

Matthews works on staff and has played basketball, flag football and is currently playing softball. He mentioned how his perspective from student to staff has changed from wanting to win to wanting the students to enjoy themselves and learn.

“I just want to make sure that everyone is having fun and keeping that sportsmanship up,” said Matthews.