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Intramural Sports Program

What is the Intramural Sports Program?

The middle school intramural program is an extension of the physical education instructional program, including the development of movement skills, health-related fitness, and personal and social responsibility, conducted before and/or after school among students in the same school.  All intramural activities are treated equally in terms of resources, facilities, selection of staff, and allocation of supplies and equipment. Intramural programs should provide students with a variety of interesting, diverse, and challenging activities to accommodate differing levels of need, skill, readiness, and interests. 

Each school's program should be individualized to reflect the needs and interests of all its students. The primary reason for participation is enjoyment of the activities rather than pressure to compete and win, as in athletic competition. Such an environment will enable students to extend learning of the benefits of movement, develop positive attitudes, increase self-esteem, enjoy positive social interactions, and broaden their fitness and leisure horizons. 


What are the goals of the Intramural Sports Program?

The middle school intramural program provides opportunities for students to: 

  • Enjoy participation and personal success

  • Strive for personal bests, make commitments, set goals, and follow through with responsibilities

  • Participate in an intramural program in a safe environment and under the direction of knowledgeable, caring and trained personnel

  • Develop creativity and provide opportunities to generate games and practice skills

  • Participate in the planning, organization and leadership of the intramural program 

All students must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate:
  • Be enrolled in Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Pay the activity fee
  • Meet academic standards, MCPS Policy IQD, Academic Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities, and Regulation IQD-RB, Academic Eligibility for Middle School Students Who Participate in Extracurricular Activities

Students who are enrolled in physical education must actively participate in class; otherwise, they cannot participate in intramurals on that day.

Equity in Intramural Activities and Sports

All participants regardless of ability, gender, or ethnicity must have equal access to the program, facilities, equipment, leadership roles, and participation time.

  • Students who are enrolled in physical education must actively participate in class to be eligible to participate in intramural activities on that day.  Students who are medically excused are not eligible to participate in intramural activities.
  • Students participating in “take your child to work day” are approved for participation in intramural activities, if the absence is approved in advance.