Intramural Sports


All Intramural participants will be required to:

a) Create and account/team on


b) Create an order for payment through EBMS

(You must do both in order to create a team!)

Create an IM Leagues Account Order through EBMS Already have an IM Leagues Account? Create A Team Join a team Join as a free agent 

To Create an IMLeagues Account:

**Note** IMLeagues offers a live support button in the top right corner of all pages, please use this button if you encounter any difficulties.
Go to


Go to and click "Create Account"


Go to and click "Log in With Facebook," if you have a Facebook account with your school email attached. This will automatically create an account, fill in your info, and join you to the school (steps 2-4).

Enter your information, and use your NIU Email ( or and submit.
You will be sent an activation email, click the link in the email to login and activate your IMLeagues account. You should be automatically joined to your school. If not you can search schools by clicking the "schools" link.

To create an order for payment through EBMS

1. Click the EBMS link above

2. Pick a sport

3. Sign in using your ZID, the password for EBMS is different than your regular log in. Click send password to e-mail. Check NIU email, EBMS will send a password to your NIU email account. 

4. Create an order through EBMS and choose a payment option:

  1. For credit card payments or to charge your Bursars account proceed to the online check-out.
  2. For cash, check, or Huskie Bucks, proceed with order and pay in person at the Student Recreation Center front desk.

Already have an account? How to sign up for an intramural sport: 

1. Log in to your account.

2. Click the "Create/Join Team" button at the top right of your user homepage.


3. Click on the "Northern Illinois University" link to go to your school's homepage on

4. The current sports will be displayed, click on the sport you wish to join.

5. Choose the league you wish to play in (Men's, Women's, Co-Rec, etc)

6. Choose the division you'd like to play in (Monday 5:00 P.M., Tuesday 5:00 P.M., etc.)

You can join the sport one of three ways:

Create a team (For Team Captains)

1. Captains can invite members to their team by clicking the "Invite Members" link on the team page.

2. Any invited members must accept the invitation to be joined to your team.

3. If they've already registered on, search for their name and invite them. If they haven't registered yet on IMLeagues, scroll down to the "Invite by Email Address" box and input their email address. 

Join a team

1. Use the "Create/Join Team" button at the top right of every page.

2. Accept a request from the captain to join his/her team.


3. Find the team and captain name on the division/leage page and request to join.


4. Go to the captain's playercard page, view his team, and request to join. 

Join as a Free Agent

You can list yourself as a free agent in as many divisions within a league as you'd like. You will be visible to all members of the site and can request to join teams, or post information about yourself so teams can request to add you to their team.