Rec Sports Leagues

Leagues

With over 40 activities to choose from each year—all at varying levels of play—you can Come As You Are and move with us! Leagues are typically four-five weeks long, with every team playing one game per week. All four-five weeks will be regular season. Teams are then ranked based on record and seeded in a playoff bracket. All teams must qualify for playoffs. The playoffs last one to two weeks and result in one league champion. 

Mini-Leagues are comprised of a three-week season plus a one to two-week playoff. These sports will start at the beginning of week five of each quarter and are designed for sports with smaller participation. Mini-Leagues will be returning in Winter 2022

Tournaments
In addition to our leagues, we also offer one to two-day tournaments and paloozas each quarter. There will be no tournaments during Fall 2021. Tournaments will return in Winter 2022. 

Leagues

All participants will need to purchase a Rec Sports ONE Pass to participate in a Rec Sports league (exceptions: Bowling will require the Rec Sports Bowling Pass; virtual programs will not require a ONE pass). The pass will be available on an annual (Fall-Spring) or quarterly basis, and allows access to all Rec Sports activities for the duration of the pass. The annual pass is $50 (only available fall) and the quarter pass is $20. For more information please call 530-752-5586 or email Rec Sports. If you are a  current student and need financial assistance to pay for your Rec Sports ONE Pass, you can apply for funds through our Campus Recreation Well-Being Fee Waiver program. 

Note: All students, including Community Advisors, first-years and transfer students, living in approved University Housing (Residence Halls or Student Housing Apartments aka SHA), will have their pass sponsored by Student Housing. Please contact your Community Advisor for the promo code for the free Rec Sports ONE Pass. 

NEW for 2022: All teams will need to meet minimum player requirements in order to confirm their team registration. Be sure you have your list of players ready when you register your team. 

Winter 2022

 

Indoor Soccer 6v6

Location: ARC MAC

Pass required: Rec Sports ONE Pass

Leagues Offered: Open Competitive, Open Recreational, CoRec Competitive, CoRec Recreational, Residence Halls

Days and Times: Sun 12-10 p.m., Mon/Tue 5:40-11:40 p.m. (Fri 5:40-11:40 p.m., if needed)

Begins Sunday January 30

Registration January 3-22

Indoor Soccer Rules

 

Volleyball 6v6

Location: ARC MAC

Pass required: Rec Sports ONE Pass

Leagues Offered: CoRec Competitive, CoRec Grad Staff Faculty, CoRec Recreational, Open Competitive, Open Recreational, Residence Halls

Days and Times: Wed and Thu 6:30-11:45 pm

Begins Wednesday February 2

Registration January 3 - 22

Volleyball Rules

 

Bowling: Doubles & Triples (mini-league)
Location: MU Games Area

Pass required: Rec Sports Bowling Pass

Leagues Offered: Doubles, Triples

Days and Times: Wed 6-10 p.m.

  • 6-7:30: Triples League
  • 7:30-8:30: Doubles League
  • 8:30-10: Triples League

Begins Wednesday February 2

Registration January 3-22

Must have Bowling Pass to participate (available for purchase Jan 3). You do not need a Rec Sports One Pass. Bowling pass includes 2 games per week and rental of bowling shoes.

For current students, if you need financial assistance please apply for the bowling fee waiver through the Campus Recreation Well-Being fee waiver.

Free Agents: Please email crbates@ucdavis.edu. We will do our best to find a team for you.

Bowling Rules

 

Outdoor Soccer 11v11 (mini-league)

Location: Dairy Outdoor Recreation Complex

Pass required: Rec Sports ONE Pass

Leagues Offered: CoRec (7:4 gender ratio), Open

Days and Times: Fri 5:20-10 p.m., Sun 4:10-8:50 p.m.

Begins Friday TBD

Registration January 17-23

Outdoor Soccer Rules

 

Basketball 3v3 (mini-league)

Location: Dairy Basketball Courts

Pass required: Rec Sports ONE Pass

Leagues Offered: CoRec, Open, Res Hall, Women's

Days and Times: Sun and Thu 6:30-8 p.m.

Begins Sunday February 6

Registration January 17-30

Basketball 3v3 Rules TBA

 

E-Sports

Location: Virtual Program

Pass required: None

Games Offered: Valorant

Begins: Monday January 27

Registration: January 10-19

 

Trivia

Location: Virtual Program

Pass required: None

Games Offered: TBA

Begins: Week of Jan 16

Registration: Jan 3 - 15

 

Scavenger Hunt

Location: Virtual Program

Pass required: None

Games Offered: TBA

Begins: Week of Jan 16

Registration: Jan 3 - 15

 

Minimum Registration Numbers

Teams must meet the minimum number of registered players on the team roster to confirm the registration of their Rec Sports team(s). Teams that don't meet the minimum numbers by the end of registration are subject to being dropped and a $10 drop fee assessed. Minimum numbers for each sport can be found below.

Bowling | 2 for doubles, 3 for triples
Indoor Soccer | 6

Volleyball| 6
3v3 Basketball | 3

Outdoor Soccer | 11

 

Spring 2022

Sports TBA

 

Fall 2021

Basketball 5v5
Location: ARC MAC

Leagues Offered: CoRec Competitive, CoRec Recreational, CoRec Grad Staff Faculty, Open Competitive, Open Recreation, Open Grad Staff Faculty, Women's, Residence Hall

Days and Times: Sun 4:40-10:40 pm, Mon-Thu 6-11:59 pm

Begins October 14

Registration September 27-October 4

Basketball Rules
  

Flag Football 7v7

Location: Hutchison Field

Leagues Offered: CoRec, Open Competitive, Open Recreation, Women's, Residence Hall

Days and Times: Sun 7:30-10:30pm, Tues 6:30-9:30pm, Wed 7:30 - 9:30pm

Begins October 17

Registration September 27-October 4

Flag Football Rules
 

Soccer 8v8

Location: Dairy Outdoor Recreation Complex

Leagues Offered: CoRec Competitive, CoRec Recreational, CoRec Grad Staff Faculty, Open Competitive, Open Recreation, Open Grad Staff Faculty, Women's, Residence Hall

Days and Times: Sun 4:30-9:30 pm, Mon/Tue/Thu 6:30-9:30 pm, Fri 5:30-9:30 pm

Begins October 14

Registration September 27-October 4

Soccer Rules 
 

Ultimate Frisbee 7v7

Location: Hutchison Field

Leagues Offered: Open, CoRec Competitive, CoRec Recreational, Residence Hall

Days and Times: Sun 4:30-7:30pm, Mon 6:30-9:30pm

Begins October 17

Registration September 27-October 4

Ultimate Frisbee Rules
 

E-Sports and Gaming

Location: Virtual Program

Games Offered: League of Legends 5V5

Begins: October 27

Registration: October 15 - October 25

Levels of Play

Contents of This Page

Leagues

Rec Sports competition is typically offered in three leagues:

  • Open (no gender requirements)
  • Women's 
  • CoRec  (must meet minimum gender requirements)

Divisions

Within each league, competition may be divided into the following five divisions:

  • PREMIER (Prem): Designed for highly skilled, competitive teams/individuals that may have an unlimited number of experienced players on the team roster. Teams will have four scheduled regular-season games. The top teams in this division will qualify for playoffs. Champions in this division will earn a championship t-shirt that will vary in color each quarter.
  • COMPETITIVE (Comp): Designed for average to highly skilled competitive teams/individuals that may have up to three experienced players for team sports with up to six players on the field/court, four experienced players for teams sports with seven to nine players on the field/court, and five experienced players for sports with ten or more players on the field/court. Teams will have three-five scheduled regular-season games. The teams in this division will qualify for playoffs. Depending on the number of teams that qualify for playoffs, teams may be split into gold and silver brackets. Champions in this division, and both brackets, will earn a championship t-shirt that will vary in color each quarter.
  • RECREATIONAL (Rec): Strictly a beginner/social league. Designed for beginning/average skilled teams/individuals that cannot have any experienced players on the team roster. Teams will get four-five scheduled regular-season games. Depending on the number of teams that qualify for playoffs, teams may be split into gold and silver brackets. Champions in this division, and both brackets, will only earn the Recreational champ shirt color. 
  • RESIDENCE HALL (Res Hall): Designed for teams comprised of individuals living in University-approved housing (Residence Halls or Student Housing Apartment residents only). Cannot have experienced players on the roster. This league is gender-inclusive. Teams will get four-five scheduled regular-season games. All teams will advance to playoffs pending they attend at least three out of five regular-season games. Champions in this division will earn a championship t-shirt that will vary in color each quarter.
  • GRAD/STAFF/FACULTY (GSF): Designed for teams comprised of graduate/professional students, staff, and faculty. Limited undergrads or university affiliates may participate in this division, but the teams must be comprised mainly of grad, staff and faculty players. Teams will get four-five scheduled regular-season games. Up to three experienced players are allowed on the roster. The top teams in this division will qualify for playoffs. Champions in this division will earn a championship t-shirt that will vary in color each quarter.

Competitive Balance

Teams are strongly urged to enter into the proper level of competition. Should a team obviously be playing out of their competitive level, the Rec Sports Office will immediately counsel that team and has the right, at their discretion, to move a team up to the next class level for playoffs.

Definitions

  1. "Experienced" athletes may compete in the sport where they are "experienced" as stipulated in the rules for that activity. The term "experienced" refers to CURRENT Intercollegiate Athletes (ICA) and club athletes (Club). Professional (Pro) athletes are NOT allowed to participate in our program in their sport. The term "experienced" will expire by June 30 of the current academic year. At this point, the player is no longer considered "experienced" if the player decides to no longer be on an ICA, club or pro team.
  2. The term "current Intercollegiate athlete" refers to any player who is on the roster/coaches' list of an Intercollegiate team (including athletes who are red-shirting).
  3. The term "club athlete" refers to any individual who is currently on the roster of a Sport Club team at a four-year institution.
  4. The term "professional" refers to any individual who is currently on the roster of a professional or semi-professional team in a sport.
  5. The "experienced" term only refers to an athlete in their like sport (e.g., Club soccer player is considered an "experienced" player for Rec Sports soccer but not for basketball)

NOTE: Once a participant appears on a current ICA, Club or Professional roster they become an experienced player for that sport for the entire academic year (fall–spring). Any exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis.

Playoffs

  • For all leagues the top overall teams in the league will qualify for playoffs pending they meet the following requirements:
    • Attend at least 3/4 or 3/5 scheduled games (can only forfeit/default one-two games during the season)
    • Have at least a 5 Sportsmanship score at end of regular season
    • Have 0 or 1 ejection on the team (2 or more ejected players will automatically disqualify a team from playoffs)
    • Completed the captain's meeting quiz prior to the deadline
  • Any player that gets ejected from a game for misconduct/behavior issues will automatically be disqualified from playoffs for that team. 
  • Accumulation penalties: Players that accumulate a second caution in the sport will be suspended their next game. Cautions will stay on their record during the entire season, including playoffs. Ex: Player A gets a yellow card in soccer in their first game, then gets another yellow in their second game. The player will then be suspended for their third game. (Yellow cards or the equivalent in each sports, such as technical fouls in basketball or unsportsmanlike conduct in flag football)
  • This allows all teams to potentially qualify for playoffs, pending they meet all the above requirements

Free Agent Teams

How to register for a free agent team:

  1. All free agent players will need to purchase a Rec Sports ONE Pass

  2. Visit the registration page and find the sport, league and division that works best for you. 

  3. Request to join a free agent team from the list below.

If enough free agents are interested in a division that is full, it's possible we can create an additional free agent team. You are also free to add yourself as a free agent to any division(s) that work better for you (if the free agent team is either full or the day and time does not work for you.)

Fall 2021

Basketball 5v5
Location: ARC MAC

Free Agent Spots: 

  • CoRec Competitive, Tuesdays, 8/8:40/9:20 pm
  • CoRec Recreational, Wednesdays, 8/8:40/9:20 pm
  • Open Competitive, Mondays, 8/8:40/9:20 pm
  • Open Recreational, Thursdays, 8/8:40/9:20 pm
  • Women's, Mondays, 6/6:40/7:20 pm

Begins October 14

Registration September 27-October 4

Flag Football 7v7

Location: Howard Field & A Street Field

Free Agent Spots: 

  • CoRec, Sundays, 7:30 pm
  • Open Competitive, Sundays, 9:30 pm
  • Open Recreational, Sundays, 8:30 pm

Begins October 17

Registration September 27-October 4

Soccer 8v8

Location: Dairy Outdoor Recreation Complex

Free Agent Spots:

  • CoRec Competitive, Thursdays, 7:30 pm
  • CoRec Recreational, Tuesdays, 7:30 pm
  • Open Competitive, Mondays, 8:30 pm
  • Open Recreational, Mondays, 7:30 pm

Begins October 14

Registration September 27-October 4

Ultimate Frisbee 7v7

Location: Howard Field

Free Agent Spots:

  • CoRec Recreational, Sundays, 5:30 pm
  • Open, Sundays, 4:30 pm

Begins October 17

Registration September 27-October 4