Team Bonding Activities for Your Intramural Sports Team

According to NPR, one in four U.S. adults currently plays some type of sport. Athletic activities are especially popular among young people, and many college students participate in intramural sports like kickball, beach volleyball, and flag football. If you're on an intramural sports team, here are some activities that can help you bond as a group.


Icebreaker Games


If your team is just getting started or has a lot of new members, it's important for everyone to get to know each other a little better. Set aside a day to play some icebreaker games like two truths and a lie or would you rather. This will help you become better acquainted with newer members and see older members in a whole new light.


Field Trips

Many intramural sports teams only see each other on the playing field. Sometimes a change of scenery can help encourage a whole new level of team bonding. Consider organizing a team field trip to a restaurant, museum, professional sports game, or whatever interests your group the most. You can even plan a weekend trip together if it works with everyone's schedules and budgets.


The Buddy System

Newer additions to a team may have a difficult time fitting in with older members. To ensure that they feel welcome, set them up with buddies who have been on the team for a little longer. These buddies can help support them and look out for them. You can even have buddies pump each other up by leaving encouraging notes for each other or decorating each other's lockers before games.


Community Service

Nothing brings a team together like a common goal. During games, that goal is victory, but off the field, people may not always see eye-to-eye. Try uniting your team over a charitable cause like volunteering at an animal shelter or collecting canned goods to donate. Working together for the greater good can help everyone form stronger bonds with each other.


Sports are an excellent way to stay in shape and bond with friends, and there's no shortage of sports to choose from. Beach City Sports has a variety of intramural sports leagues in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Tustin. No matter what sport you're into, there's surely a team that's right for you!