Join a league. Play a sport. Have fun with old friends. Make some new ones. Our leagues promote teamwork, respect on the gym floor and a good time!

Leagues are open to current MacEwan University students and alumni, MacEwan University employees, Sport and Wellness members and the general public. All league play takes place in our city centre gymnasium. Leagues are 🏆 Campus Cup eligible. Winter League registration opens November 29.


Fall and Winter Leagues



Return to play protocols

Before you play

SCREENING: If you answer 'yes' to any of the questions from the Alberta Health Daily Checklist, you must not participate. 

  • Self-screening must be completed by all players prior to every game - no exceptions.

  • If any player is experiencing symptoms at their game, the Team Captain must send them home immediately; play cannot commence until the individual has left the playing area.


  • Players are encouraged to wash their hands before and after league games.


  • Wearing a mask is encouraged in Sport and Wellness when not playing. 


  • Need to wear a mask throughout their entire shift.

  • Cleaning supplies need to be provided along with hand sanitizer for each staffer.

  • We will train staff on how:

    • Properly clean equipment.

    • How to wear a mask.

    • All new protocols to mitigate COVID within our rec leagues.

Registration information

Registration types:

Full Team - a group of people looking to play that have enough people to make a full team. A captain is selected among the group of people and thus builds their own roster and decides how many players they want to have on their roster. Recreation staff do not add any other players to this team's roster. Each person on the team is required to fill out their own registration form and make their own payment.

Free Agent - someone looking to play but does not have enough players to make a full team. These players can request to play with another person on the registration form! Recreation staff manage the size and composition of this team's roster and will always attempt to build ideal team rosters with an adequate number of people. However, teams could include more or less players than the ideal roster size, depending on the total registrations received in that particular sport or division.

Fees include:

  • Gymnasium access

  • 7 weeks of league play (regular season and finals)

  • Equipment

  • Fully-staffed games

  • Up-to-date league standings and schedules

  • Participation t-shirts (must attend a minimum 3 games and have 0 defaults)

  • Prizing for league champs and spirit winners

  • Note: If you are having trouble finding your student rate online, please visit our Welcome Desk (building 8, 1st Floor, MacEwan University) or call (780-497-5300) to reset your account.

Registration deadlines and cancellations:

Commit to be fit with our new Early Bird discount pricing. If you missed out on the savings, you still have time to sign up before the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, you will receive a full refund prior to the regular registration deadline. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline.

League information

League Handbook

Who can play:

  • Anyone 18 years of age and over.

  • Current varsity athletes are not allowed to play in a league that is the same as their varsity sport.

  • Participants may only register and play for one team per league; participants can play in multiple leagues.

  • All participants must have valid photo ID in order to participate in any league every night. 

League formats:

Our Mixed Leagues carry gender ratio requirements. Individuals shall be permitted to participate in any league type that is in accordance with that person's asserted gender identity. Teams must adhere to a maximum number of self-identified men. The remainder of the players may be of any other gender identification.

  • Open - Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary
    This category welcomes individuals of all genders to participate.

  • Mixed - Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary
    This category welcomes individuals of all genders to participate. However, teams must adhere to a maximum number of self-identified men. Please refer to each sport for those specific ratio guidelines.

Player Requirements
Sport In-Game Maximum In-Game Minimum Gender Ratio Minimum
Doubles Badminton 2 1 None
5-on-5 Basketball 5 (3:2 gender ratio) 4 (2:2 gender ratio) 2:2
Dodgeball 7 4 None
Indoor Soccer 4 + goalie 3 + goalie 2
Volleyball 6 4 None


  • Quizzes need to be completed by Friday, September 24 at midnight.

  • Failure to complete the quiz results in negative spirit points for your team.

  • A passing grade is considered to be 80% or higher.

  • Full Team registrations require only two people to complete the quiz and get 80% or higher.

  • Free Agent registrations are required to complete the quiz and get 80% or higher.

  • Participants needs to complete a quiz for each sport they are registering for.

  • Participants can take the quiz as many times as needed to achieve an 80%.

  • Quiz links are located on the sport specific landing page.

Defaults and forfeits

What is a forfeit?

  • The result of a team providing appropriate notice that they will be unable to meet the minimum participant or gender requirements for their league.

  • For weekday leagues, before noon (12 pm) on the day of the event is considered appropriate notice.

  • For weekend leagues, before noon (12 pm) on the Friday prior is considered appropriate notice.

What happens when a team forfeits?

  • The team receives a 2 out of 3 spirit rating from Rec staff.

  • The opposing team is contacted in advance to be made aware of the situation.

  • Two forfeits = 1 default.

What is a default?

  • A default occurs when, at the scheduled game start time, a team has fewer than the minimum amount of required players and did not contact the office prior to the game.

  • If a team chooses to leave early and quit the game for any reason, including a lack of players, the team will default.

What happens when a team defaults?

  • The team receives a 1 out of 3 spirit rating from Rec staff.

  • If a team defaults twice in one season they can be removed from the league without a refund.

  • The team is no longer eligible to receive t-shirts.



Erinne Babcock, Recreation Supervisor
780-497-5370 • babcocke3@macewan.ca


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