Welcome to the Inner Tube Water Polo League

League Description
After being a successful and integral part of Water Wars for many years, UBC Recreation Intramurals is excited to bring you a brand new League.  The Inner Tube Water Polo League will pit CoRec Teams of 5 against each other at the State of the Art UBC Aquatic Centre.  Be prepared to have a splashing good time.

League Format
The Inner Tube Water Polo League plays on Sundays at the UBC Aquatic Centre

While UBC Recreation Intramurals will endeavour to keep games on a similar day each week, teams must be able to play on any of the days listed previously.

The Inner Tube Water Polo League is CoRec only at this time, which means that teams can have a maximum of 3 self-identified men in the water playing at any time

The Inner Tube Water Polo League can be reached at im.waterpolo@ubc.ca

Learn to Play Night: Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018- 3:15pm-4:15pm - UBC Aquatic Centre
Term 1 General Free Agent's Meeting: Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - 5:00pm - SRC Gyms
Term 1 Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
Term 1 Initial Team Roster Submission Deadline: Monday, Sep 24, 2018
Term 1 First Possible Day of Play: Tuesday Sep 25, 2018
Thanksgiving (no games all Leagues): Oct 6-8, 2018
Term 1 Roster Deadline: Friday, Nov 2, 2018                                                                                                                                     Remembrance Day Weekend (no games all Leagues): Nov 10-12, 2018
Term 1 Playoffs Begin: Tuesday Nov 13, 2018 (Subject to change and division)
Term 2 Free Agent's Meeting: Thursday, Jan 3rd, 2019 - 5:00pm - SRC Gyms
Term 2 Water Leagues Registration Closes: Monday, Jan 7th, 2019- 5:00pm

Term 2 Initial Team Roster Submission Deadline: Wednesday, Jan 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Term 2 First Possible Day of Play: Thursday, Jan 10, 2019

Reading Week (no games all Leagues): Feb 16-24, 2019
Term 2 Roster Deadline: Friday, Mar 1, 2019
Term 2 Playoffs Begin: Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 (Subject to change and division)
2019 Hall of Fame: Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 - Time and Location TBD

When you are registering a team for UBC Recreation Intramurals Leagues or Events, there are a number of different participation options for your team based on the composition of your team in terms of skill level, gender identity and expression, and your campus community affiliations. If you are unsure of what to register for, follow these four steps prior to registering your team.

Competitive vs. Just For Fun

The first decision that you’ll have to make is whether your team wants to be a competitive team or a just for fun team.

Competitive Teams

Competitive teams are eligible for advancements, finals, and ultimately the winning of a championship shirt! In Intramural Leagues, there are also multiple tiers within each team structure which are outlined below in the Leagues Tier Explanation step.

If your team wants to compete as a competitive team, continue down this page to decide on the different team structure options for you to compete in.

Just For Fun Teams

If you’re here to try something new, or you just want to have fun outside of a competitive atmosphere, the Just For Fun category could be right for you! Please note that these teams do not qualify for advancements or championships, and in leagues they are not officiated.

If your team wants to participate as a Just For Fun Team then you can skip over the Team Structure and Tier Explanations, and jump to UBC Community Affiliations. In the Just For Fun category, team gender requirements are not applicable.

Competitive Team Categories

UBC strives to build a respectful and welcoming environment for all participants to enhance well-being, participation and a sense of community on campus through opportunities in Athletics and Recreation. We, acknowledge gender identity and gender expression as a spectrum. If you have further questions about our competitive team categories, please visit our Building a Respectful and Welcoming Environment in Recreation page.

If your team wants to compete on a competitive team you have three different team categories to choose from: Open; Women’s, Two-Spirit, Trans, & Gender Non-Conforming; and CoRec. We encourage individuals to self-select where they feel they belong within the participation structure. UBC Recreation welcomes all our participants and we want to encourage participation for all.

Open Category

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender.

Women’s (W2STGN) Category

Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes participation by those who self-identify as women, two-spirit, trans and gender non-conforming.

CoRec Category

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender; however, teams must adhere to a maximum number of self-identified men. Please refer to specific programs under the “Event Overview” or “League Overview” tab for additional information.

Once you have selected your team category

If you are registering for an Intramural League, move on to Leagues Tier Explanations to choose the Tier that best suits your team’s skill level in the respective sport.
If you are registering for an Intramural Event, please skip Leagues Tier Explanations and jump to UBC Community Affiliations to decide if your team will compete for a specific UBC Community or in the Campus Wide Division.

Intramural Leagues Tier Explanation

UBC Recreation provides a variety of competitive tiers for our leagues. These tiers are within each of the three competitive Team Structures. Please note that not all tier options are offered for all leagues. Please check the “League Overview” tab for an outline of what tiers are offered.

Tier 1

The highest level of Intramural Leagues competition. All games are officiated with the exception of Ultimate (which is never officiated) and players should have significant experience in this sport.

Tier 2

Middle level of competitive leagues. This tier is available in all leagues, but not necessarily all team structure categories within those leagues, depending on the number of teams in each category. All games are officiated with the exception of Ultimate (which is never officiated) and players should have moderate-to-high experience in this sport.

Tier 3

Lowest level of competitive leagues. This tier is not available in all leagues, depending on the number of teams in each category. Players at this tier can be beginners, but some basic understanding of the sport is recommended. In this tier all games are officiated with the exception of Volleyball. Volleyball Tier 3 games are only officiated in playoffs.

Once you have selected your tier

Your last step is to move onto UBC Community Affiliations to decide if you want to represent your residence, faculty, etc. as an Intramural Participant.

UBC Community Affiliations

Regardless of whether you’re competing in a competitive or just for fun team you have the ability to compete as a Campus Wide team or a Divisional team and represent your affiliated UBC Community Unit.

Divisional Teams

What is a Divisional Team?

If your team is made up of individuals from a single UBC Community Unit – faculty, residence, sorority, or fraternity (or CoRec teams with all men from one fraternity and women from one sorority) – you qualify to compete as a Divisional team. For a list of all Divisions and Units, visit the Unit Rankings by Division page.

For Divisional Teams, each team is allowed one “import”, an individual on your roster who is not from your declared unit. However, teams competing in the CoRec Hindmarch Division are not allowed any imports.

Why compete as a Divisional Team?

Throughout the year we keep track of the participation and performance of teams that qualify in Divisional Units. Typically, teams are comprised of members entirely from a single faculty, department, greek chapter, or residence. At the end of the year at the Hall of Fame event, awards are handed out for each Division based on their unit’s participation.

In addition, competitive teams who qualify as a Divisional Team compete separately form Campus Wide Teams in Day of the Longboat, Storm The Wall, and in all Intramural Leagues. There are entirely separate championship awards for Divisional teams. For more information, visit the Earl Awards and Unit Points page.

Campus Wide Teams

The Campus Wide division does not have any restrictions on units.

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New for Fall 2018, UBC Recreation has introduced a new policy in the Intramural Leagues program to respond to the rising issue of defaults. Over the last 5 years we have seen a substantial rise in the number of teams not finishing their seasons due to defaulting. This negatively impacts the experience of both the team who defaulted, and the other teams in the league. In an effort to offset this issue, we have implemented a Default Prevention Deposit. In the event that your team doesn’t have enough players for a game, please reference the Intramural Leagues Cancellation and Default Process page.

Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until 5:00pm, Monday, Jan. 7th, 2019.

Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
CoRec Tier 1 Winter Jan 13 to Mar 24 UBC Aquatic Centre Feb 16 - 24 $110.00 $50.00 $160.00
Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
CoRec Tier 1 Winter Jan 13 to Mar 24 UBC Aquatic Centre Feb 16 - 24 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00

How do I find or create a team?

The most traditional way to find a team for all Intramural Leagues, Tournaments, Races, and Events is to talk to people in your classes, faculties, clubs, residences, and among your friends to find people who are also interested in participating in one of our dozens of programs.

Once you’ve got at least the minimum # of players of players to sign up, you can register online at the Intramurals Online Registration Page , or in person at the Operations Desk of the Student Recreation Centre

Please be aware of the registration deadlines for the individual programs, and note that many of our programs do fill up, so it is better to register before the registration deadline.

What if I still can’t find a team?

1. Free Agent Facebook Group

UBC Recreation Intramurals hosts a Facebook Group where players who are looking for a team, and teams that are looking for more players can be connected.  Please use the program specific threads for the League or Event(s) you are interested in participating in. For a more detailed listing of possible play times for all League Sports, please check out the Intramural Leagues Days of Play Schedule

2. Free Agent Meetings

Your second option is to attend the Free Agent Meeting. At this meeting, we will try and match you up with other like-minded people and hopefully get you into position to register a team. Here are the currently scheduled Free Agent Meetings:

  • Free Agent Meeting for Fall Intramural Leagues & Events – Tuesday, Sep 11 2018 – 5:00pm – NOTE: There are three separate meetings. One is at the Totem Park Residence Commonsblock, one at the Place Vanier Residence Commonsblock, and one at the Orchard Commons Commonsblock
  • Free Agent Meeting for Fall Leagues – Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre
  • Free Agent Meeting for Winter Leagues – Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre

I’ve never played before, or I haven’t played in a long time. What can I do?

This year, we’ve added a Learn to Play night for each league.  During this free, hour-long session, you will be taught the basic skills and rules of the sport or activity you are interested in so that you are confident going into the Intramural Season.  Learn to Play night is Wednesday, September 12th for all League sports.  Specific time and location can be found on each League Page under Important Dates.

I’m looking for something a little more casual

UBC Intramurals offers a lot of casual or informal programs for those who are looking to play their favourite sports, but without a long commitment or a competition structure to follow.

Drop-In Programs

Most facilities under UBC Recreation have drop-in opportunities to play various sports associated with that venue including ice hockey, swimming, basketball, volleyball, and futsal. There are also opportunities to try less traditional sports such as Wheelchair Basketball and Cricket. Check out the Drop-In Schedule

Staff and Faculty Volleyball League

Each Wednesday at 12:00pm at the Student Recreation Centre UBC Staff and Faculty come come drop in and play volleyball for free.  To sign up, please check out the Staff and Faculty Volleyball League sign up. All skill levels are present and welcome!

Latest Inner Tube Water Polo News

Feb 14 – Facilities Open & Programs Running

Updated: February 15, 2019 6:30 A.M. PST

UBC Recreation and most of its sports facilities are currently open and operating normally.

Please check back here or on Twitter for up-to-date information.

February 15 – Updated hours and closure notices for UBC sport facilities

  • Thunderbird Park – Partially CLOSED due to snow on fields
    • Staff are continuing to clear the playing surfaces and updates will be posted as they are re-opened

February 15 – Program & Lesson Cancellations

  • None

Please check this page regularly for updated information.

Members of the UBC community please consult UBC’s Winter Weather Conditions Protocol.

League Registration Extended until January 18th

Hi Everyone,


If you came back late from registration and noticed that registration has already closed for your favourite league, please note that we are keeping registration open for all leagues.  The registration page will still read as closed, so we just ask that you email your specific sport (im.volleyball@ubc.ca, im.basketball@ubc.ca, im.flagfootball@ubc.ca, etc) if you are interested in registering a team this semester.

Thank you for a great semester from the Inner Tube water Polo Department!

On behalf of the Inner Tube Water Polo League, we wanted to thank all of you for participating this season!  Intramurals leagues would not be able to run without passionate and committed participants like you. We also wanted to remind you that TERM 2 REGISTRATION is OPEN! We hope to see you in the pool again next term! 


We also wanted to say a big congratulations to our Term 1 champions! Our divisional champions are BETA THETA PI and our campus-wide champions are TUBE RAIDERS. 

Inner Tube Water Polo League Playoffs

Hello Everyone.

Below you will find the playoff schedules for all divisions.

Please note that you may have multiple games in one day, so please ensure you look at the whole bracket to see when you might play if you continue to win.

CoRec Tier 1 Campus Wide