Frequently Asked Questions
- Aztec Aquaplex FAQ
- ARC Cardio Room FAQ
- ARC Express FAQ
- Aztec Adventures FAQ
- Aztec Lanes FAQ
- ARC Fitness Room FAQ
- ClimbingWall FAQ
- General FAQ
- Intramural Sports FAQ
- Group Fitness FAQ
- Personal Training FAQ
- Membership FAQ
- Racquetball FAQ
- ARC Courts FAQ
- Rec Classes FAQ
- Team Challenge FAQ
- Sport Clubs FAQ
- ARC Weight Room FAQ
- Tennis FAQ
- Wellness FAQ
- Aztec Adventures FAQ
ARC Cardio Room
Q: Is there any time limit on the cardio machines?
A: No our policy is ‘first-come-first-served’ and there is a self regulating line. We suggest a 30-minute self-regulating limit when the ARC is busy.
Q: Do you have plans to expand the cardio room?
A: Yes, the new Aztec Student Union will include an ARC satellite fitness center; ARC Express. Located on top floor of the new Aztec Student Union with spectacular views of the surrounding area, the design is planned to include cardio and resistance training equipment in an open floor plan.
Q: Can I request a TV Channel?
A: Yes, while we have the stations preset to several channels, a floor supervisor can change the channel for you on request. You may bring a headset and tune in the audio of the show using the Cardio Theatre box located on each cardio machine.
Q: Why is some of the cardio/weight equipment is out-of-service?
A: We work hard to maintain our equipment but we are unable to warehouse all replacement parts. Occasionally, we must wait for repair parts from the manufacturer.
Q: Where is the ARC Express located?
A: The ARC Express is located in the South East corner on the 3rd floor of the newly opened Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. For additional directions please view the SDSU Campus Map
Q: Can members of Aztec Recreation use the ARC Express facility?
A: YES! Active Aztec Recreation members may use the ARC Express. Guests can also use this facility with an appropriate member guest pass, issued one week pass, or purchased day pass.
Q: What equipment is available to checkout at the ARC Express?
A: The ARC Express has a variety of equipment available for members and guests to check out during their visit. Items include TRX Straps, Kettlebells, Foam Rollers, and Stretch bands.
Q: Does the ARC Express have towel checkout service or locker rooms?
A: The ARC Express does not offer towel checkout service or locker rooms. There are restrooms, day use lockers, cell phone lockers and storage cubbies available.
Q: Can ARC Express members and guests workout on the outside balcony?
A: No. Equipment use is strictly prohibited on the ARC Express balcony as it could pose a safety hazard. All workout equipment must remain inside the facility. Members may stretch or relax on the balcony to enjoy the fresh air and the College Avenue view.
Q: Why does the ARC Express have free weight equipment only up to 50 lbs?
A: The weight restriction for this facility has been limited to 50lbs because of its location on the third floor of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. Just below the facility the SDSU Cultural Center includes multiple offices and quiet meeting spaces. Equipment at ARC Express is oriented toward functional training using your own body weight.
Q: Where can I store my skateboard or scooter when working out at the ARC Express?
A: We recommend leaving these items at home if possible.
ARC Fitness Room
Q: What do you do with the old fitness equipment in the ARC?
A: We take great pride in having the newest and best equipment in San Diego. We usually return outdated equipment to the vendor for credit on the replacement pieces.
Q: Do you have separate weights for men and women?
A: No, but we maintain lighter weights and heavier weights in separate areas.
Q: What’s the ARC policy on sharing weight training equipment?
A: We encourage participants to "work-in" with others using weight training equipment to share it and use it most efficiently.
Aztec Recreation General
Q: Who runs Aztec Recreation?
A: Aztec Recreation is a program of Associated Students/SDSU (A.S.).
Q: Why can’t I carry my workout bag around with me in the ARC?
A: Bags on the floor are a tripping hazzard for others and all members must do their part to reduce clutter in the facilities. Locking a bag in one of our many day lockers also decreases the chance of lost or stolen items from unattended bags.
Q: How many members are there?
A: Throughout a typical academic year, there is a monthly average of 15,000 active members.
Q: Do you rent sports equipment? If so, where?
A: Yes, members can checkout equipment free of charge with a valid photo ID. ARC has (punching bags, volleyballs, basketballs, weight belts, TRX Straps, and indoor soccer balls). Recreational Sports offers racquetball racquets, racquetball goggles, and racquetball balls along with wallyballs, and wallyball nets available for members who present a valid ID. The Aquaplex has pull buoys, kick boards, basketballs, and floating lounges. ARC Express has TRX straps and foam rollers.
Q: What if I cannot open my locker?
A: For security reasons, we limit the staff authorized to cut locks. If a specific situation justifies a lock be cut, we charge a service fee of $5.
Q: Can I keep my stuff in the locker overnight?
A: Not unless you’re renting the locker. The majority of lockers in the ARC and ARC Express are for day use only during your workout.
Q: I inadvertently left my things in the locker overnight and the lock was cut off. How do I get my things back?
A: All locks left on the day lockers are cut off at night ( 1 a.m. - 6 a.m. ). The contents are kept in our storage room until Friday morning at which time it is taken over to the Campus’ Lost and Found headquarters at the Aztec Student Union Information Booth. Since some contents, such as personal hygiene products or underclothes cannot be received by the lost and found, they are discarded.
Q: What if I lost something in an Aztec Recreation facility?
A: If you have lost something, visit the facility where you lost it and our staff will check the Lost and Found storage. Lost and Found is a courtesy to members and as such, Aztec Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Wallets, driver’s licenses, Red ID’s and credit cards are given to Public Safety as they are found.
- Per Associated Students policy, personal items such as shampoo, hairbrushes etc are thrown away. Other items are locked and stored for 30 days.
- After 30 days electronic equipment and keys are sent to SDSU Environmental Health Services Department where they are destroyed.
- After 30 days clothing, sports equipment and all other items are donated to charity.
Q: Can I bring a friend/guest to workout with me for free?
A: Yes, members are encouraged to bring guests, age 18 and over. Members receive one free guest per semester. A non-members guest may only visit for free once per calendar year. Non-members who live in San Diego may qualify for our one-week pass. This enables people who are likely to buy a membership, access for one week.
Q: Why are the kiosk computers in the ARC unable to access AOL?
A: Due to the lack of internal security in the AOL software, the Associated Students has made the decision to block access to AOL to prevent viruses from infecting other computers.
Q: Can I make a request to change the music?
A: No, but staff can turn down the volume. We welcome the use of headphones and personal music systems used at a reasonable volume.
Q: How often do you clean the equipment?
A: The mats and equipment are disinfected two to four times during the day by ARC staff and then at night a professional cleaning crew disinfects the mats and equipment again.
Q: Do I have to sign-up to take a Group Fitness class?
A: There is no sign up for group fitness classes. All class availability is on a first come, first served basis, and cannot be reserved, including Spinning. Participants may line up outside the Group Exercise Studio and Multi-purpose Room up to 15 minutes before class is scheduled to begin. Please note: please do not enter classes late/after they have started.
Q: When does the Group Fitness schedule change?
A: The schedule changes at the beginning and end of each SDSU semester. We post the new schedule after the previous schedule ends. Check Group Fitness page for the most recent updates as the schedule is subject to change without notice.
Q: Can I go to a class if I have not taken it yet this semester?
A: Absolutely! It’s recommended that you let the instructor know that you have never been there; this way they can give you information to help you have a good experience in the class.
Q: Is it ok to go to a class late?
A: For safety reasons, Aztec Recreation may deny participation to patrons who do not follow ARC guidelines, who arrive 10 minutes after the start of class, or who arrive after class has reached maximum capacity.
Q: Can I weight train in the Group Fitness studio?
A: No, we do not allow weights on any of our wood floor surfaces due to the risk of damaging the floor. However, we do allow participants to exercise without weights in the Group Fitness studio, and we have a TRX suspension training bar that members can utilize. The TRX straps are available for check out at the Member Services desk.
Aztec Recreation Membership
Q: What are all of the facilities available to members?
A: Aztec Recreation membership includes access to the ARC, ARC Express, Aztec Lanes, racquetball courts, Aztec Tennis courts, Aztrack (seasonal), and the Aztec Aquaplex.
Q: Aztec Recreation has my confidential banking information. How can I know my information is safe?
A: Your bank information is maintained by the Associated Students (A.S.) for necessary business purposes in data files accessible only by authorized personnel with secure access. A.S. is committed to continual improvement and upgrades on security measures and is in constant communication with the University IT security staff on this issue.
Q: Why is there a $10 service fee when the billing transaction through either my bank or credit card is declined?
A: Due to the high administrative costs involved in the collection of past due balances, we assess a service fee on all transactions that are declined to recoup administrative costs.
Q: Can I cancel my membership over the telephone?
A: No, to ensure you retain a record of your member cancellation, all members wishing to cancel are asked to submit a written Member Cancellation Request on the ARC web site.
Q: Can you offer soccer on two courts?
A: No, unfortunately we only have one set of goals.
Q: Can I weight train on the basketball courts?
A: No, we do not allow weights on any of our wood floor surfaces due to the risk of damaging the floor. However we do allow participants to exercise without weights on the courts and in the Group Fitness studio.
Q: How do I get in on a basketball game?
A: Joining a drop in game is self-regulated by the participants.
Q: How do I get involved in Intramural Basketball, Volleyball or Soccer?
A: Intramural participation is free for members. Registration opens at the beginning of each semester and is done online. Check Intramural page for schedules and registration.
Q: Can I borrow basketballs?
A: Yes, at the front desk. You must use your scan code to check out a basketball, or non-members must have a valid photo ID to check out equipment. Soccer balls, volleyballs and a wide variety of other equipment is also available for check-out at no charge.
Q: What are the tangible benefits of my organization, club, or staff participating in an Aztec Adventures Team Challenge?
A: Stronger working and social relationships, greater trust and communication, useful problem solving and decision-making tools, increased confidence and closer interpersonal bonds are all possible depending on the program you choose for your group
The Team Challenge teambuilding, ropes course, and retreat program is a great way for any group to improve their working and interpersonal relationship. Our trained staff will facilitate the achievement of the goals your groups sets.
For a better understanding of what we offer, visit our Team Challenge web site
Q: Who participates in Aztec Adventures Team Challenge programs?
A: The Aztec Adventures Team Challenge serves the entire San Diego Community. We work with school groups and non-profit organizations year round. During the academic year, we serve dozens of SDSU groups and organizations from athletic teams, cultural and religious-based groups, academic/major organizations and honor societies, recreation and sports clubs. We are proud of the fact that many groups and organizations schedule programs with us every year and sometimes every semester.
Q: Where are the High Ropes Course facilities located?
A: We manage two high ropes course facilities. The closest one to campus (2.4 miles) can be found at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 6845 University Avenue. The other facility is located on the property of Camp Stevens in Julian, CA about 60 miles from campus and two miles from downtown main street in Julian.
ARC Weight Room
Q: What’s the policy on returning weight plates to storage?
A: Participants are responsible for re-racking their weights immediately upon completing their set. Simple gym etiquette applies.
Q: Can I do Olympic or Power lifting?
A: Olympic and Power lifting is strongly discouraged. The safety risk for Olympic and Power lifting is high, therefore we have not purchased special equipment for this type of training.
Q: Do you require use of weight clips for free weights?
A: No, they are not required, but we do have clips available. They are located through-out the weight room.
Q: WHAT DEPARTMENT IS THE AZTEC AQUAPLEX ASSOCIATED WITH?
A: The Aztec Aquaplex facility is part of SDSU Associated Students and a component of the Aztec Recreation Department. Visit Aztec Recreation About Us webpage or About SDSU Associated Students webpage for additional information.
Q: WHERE IS THE AQUAPLEX LOCATED?
A: The Aquaplex is located next to the Tony Gwynn baseball stadium adjacent to the tennis and softball facilities on the west side of the San Diego State University Campus. The closest facility accessibility is from Remington Road Parking Lot "R". Aztec Aquaplex Directions.
Q: WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE AZTEC AQUAPLEX?
A: There are several options near the Aquaplex for visitor parking. Payment for parking on SDSU’s campus is required at all times with permits available to purchase from yellow parking kiosks at the price of $2/hour. The parking kiosk machine accepts exact change or a card. The closest parking is available in front of the Aquaplex facility in Lot 10 and across the street in Lot 10A. Hourly parking is also available in Lot 7 on the corner of 55th and Montezuma Road. When parking in Lot 7, park on the lower level and exit the structure at its northwest corner, then walk northwest, passing two athletic fields to the Aquaplex. For additional parking information, visit the SDSU Parking Services website.
Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO UTILIZE THE AQUAPLEX?
A: Aztec Recreation membership includes access to the Aquaplex. Aztec Recreation guests may purchase an Aquaplex Day Pass or 10 visit Aquaplex VIP punch card with a valid Photo ID. For additional information and pricing please visit the Aquaplex Pricing website.
Q: IF I AM A GUEST OR DAY PASS USER WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
A: Aquaplex guests and day pass users must bring a valid Photo ID*, proper swimwear, and their own towel.
*Visit our Aztec Recreation Guest webpage for additional information regarding Aztec Recreation facility entrance for guests visit.
Q: IS FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED IN THE AQUAPLEX?
A: Food and non-alcoholic beverages, in plastic containers, are allowed on deck. Food and beverages are not allowed in and around the water. Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are strictly prohibited. Please visit our Aquaplex Rules webpage.
Q: DOES THE AZTEC AQUAPLEX HAVE TOWEL SERVICE?
A: The Aquaplex does not provide towels to members or guests. It is recommended that visitors bring their own towels.
Q: DOES THE AQUAPLEX HAVE LOCKERS?
A: There are two choices for Aquaplex users to store their personal belongings during their visit. One option is to bring your own lock and use the lockers available inside the locker room areas. A second option is to use the outside lockers adjacent to the family changing room. Aquaplex users are required to bring their own lock, or a Master lock can be purchased at the Aztec Aquaplex desk for $6. Aquaplex users are not permitted to store their personal belongings overnight in the facility.
Q: WHAT IS THE AZTEC AQUAPLEX POLICY FOR YOUTH ENTRY?
A: Youth under the age of 18 are limited to family swim hours (*listed on the Aztec Aquaplex Hours webpage). A parent or legal guardian must complete a liability waiver for all youth under the age of 18 prior to entrance. Waivers will be kept on file until December 31st of the current year.
Children 18 years of age and younger must be with an adult at the facility at all times. Minors who do not meet Aquaplex supervision and liability waiver requirements will be refused admittance. In the event that a child under 18 is dropped-off, the child will not be allowed into the facility and the Aquaplex staff will call the parent or legal guardian to either accompany or pick up their child.
All children who are not water safe must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times. Water safe is defined as a child who can 1) tread water, 2) display forward momentum above water, 3) display forward momentum below water, and 4) exhibit control of breath. US Coast Guard approved life vests are available for Aquaplex members and guests upon request on a first-come, first-serve basis and still require immediate supervision by an adult.
Aquaplex members and guests under the age of 18 are not permitted in the hydrotherapy spa.
Q: WHAT IS THE AQUAPLEX YOUTH DEEP WATER SWIM TEST?
A: The swim test assesses if a youth is eligible to participate in various activities that the Aquaplex has to offer. The first part of the swim test consists of a 25 yard freestyle swim at the pool’s surface without stopping or touching the bottom of the pool. The second part of the test consists of treading water for 30 seconds. Passing the swim test ensures that the child is a strong enough swimmer to use the Aquaplex Inflatable Obstacle Course, basketball area, and diving boards. If a child does not pass the swim test they will be restricted to the family swim area which ranges from 0 ft-3 ft deep.
Q: ARE LEARN-TO-SWIM LESSONS OFFERED?
A: The Aquaplex offers Learn-To-Swim lessons and other aquatic courses for youth and adult participants. For course descriptions, date and time offerings visit our Aztec Aquaplex Youth Programs and Aztec Aquaplex Adult Programs webpages.
Q: ARE SWIM DIAPERS REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD?
A: Yes, swim diapers are required for younger children to ensure a sanitary environment. Participants may purchase reusable swim diaper liners at the Aquaplex front desk for $7 each. You may also use a swim diaper of your choice subject to approval by the Aquaplex staff.
Q: IS THE AQUAPLEX AVAILABLE FOR EVENT RENTAL?
A: The Aztec Aquaplex is available for group events. Event rentals are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis and space is limited so early registration is recommended. Visit the Aztec Aquaplex Group Events webpage for more information.
Q: DOES THE AZTEC AQUAPLEX HAVE DIVING BOARDS AND WHEN ARE THEY OPEN?
A: The Aquaplex facility consists of two 3-meter and two 1-meter springboard diving boards; Aquaplex diving board hours of operation are listed at the Aztec Aquaplex Hours webpage. Children under 18 years of age must pass the Aquaplex deep water swim test to use the diving boards.
Q: HOW DO I APPLY TO WORK AT THE AQUAPLEX?
A: For individuals interested in working at the Aztec Aquaplex, we recommend visiting the Associated Students Part-Time Employment Opportunities webpage for current openings.
Q: DOES THE AQUAPLEX USE A SOLAR HEAT SYSTEM TO HEAT THE POOLS?
A: The Aquaplex has two significant solar heating systems:
- The 50-meter pool uses an innovative solar/thermal system on the roof of the shade structure to supplement the natural gas boilers.
- The Aquaplex generates solar electricity via 840+ photovoltaic (PV) panels that face south in the canyon adjacent to the facility.
Q: ARE THEIR CONDITIONS THAT WOULD RESULT IN THE POOL BEING CLOSED WITHOUT NOTICE?
A: The Aquaplex could be closed due to chemical imbalance, poor water circulation, lightning, excessive rain, power outages, or other emergencies. Visit the Aztec Aquaplex Hours webpage for specific facility alerts and closures.
The cost can be found by clicking on “Outings” and then selecting a specific trip.
Q: Do I need experience to participate on an Aztec Adventures Outing?
A: Most trips are designed as “first time” experiences. However, our Outings have differing levels of physical challenge and prospective trip members should carefully review our web site to determine the Outing that is most appropriate.
Q: What benefits do Aztec Recreation members receive at Aztec Lanes?
A: Aztec Recreation members receive free bowling and pay $1 for shoe rental.
Q: Can I enjoy Aztec Lanes if I am not affiliated with SDSU?
A: Aztec Lanes is available to everyone.
Q: Does Aztec Lanes take reservations?
A: Yes, Aztec Lanes takes reservations up to 48 hours in advance. Reservations are based on an hourly rate. All reservation requests can be made using the Online Reservation form. You will receive an email with a confirmation. If you do not receive an email, your reservation is tentative and the lane(s) is not yet held for you.
Q: What other activities are available at Aztec Lanes besides bowling?
A: In addition to 12 bowling lanes, Aztec Lanes has five billiard tables and two table tennis tables, along with big screen T.V.s featuring most major sporting events.
Q: How do I access the Climbing Wall?
A: The climbing wall is open to all members that have successfully completed the safety orientation. The purpose of our safety orientation is to educate members on the skills and responsibilities required to climb safely at our wall. Check our Climbing Wall page for days and times of our orientation.
Q: Once I complete the Safety Orientation can I climb whenever I want?
A: No. The climbing wall is open a set number of hours per week. Check the Climbing Wall website for current days and times.
Q: Do you have to be a Member to use the climbing wall?
A: No. However, if you are not part of an organized group that has scheduled private use of the wall you will need to successfully complete our safety orientation.
Q: Where is the Climbing Wall located?
A: Inside the Aztec Recreation Center on the SDSU campus off 55th Street adjacent to Viejas Arena.
Q: Do I need to sign-up in advance to take the safety orientation?
A: Yes, space is limited to a maximum of eight members for each orientation. You can register on Climbing Wall page or in person at ARC Membership Services.
Q: If I am an experienced climber or belong to another Climbing Gym, do I still need to take the orientation?
A: Yes. It is important that everyone that climbs at our wall fully understand their responsibilities toward safety of our unique facility as well as specific skills.
Q: How old do you have to be to use the Climbing Wall?
A: All ARC Members and guests must be a minimum of 18 years old. However, we can schedule private programs with organized youth groups aged 12 and over.
Q: What do I do if I don’t have a regular climbing partner?
A: We encourage all of our climbing members to make new friends at the wall. We believe Climbing is a very social activity. Bouldering is another alternative. Our staff needs to supervise the entire wall so they are not permitted to belay individual members.
Q: What equipment is provided?
A: Climbing Shoes, harnesses, chalk, belay devices, carabiners and ropes are provided as a member benefit.
Q: What does the different colored tape on the wall represent?
A: Each tape color or pattern represents a specific climbing route. Larger tape squares in the same color at the base of the wall indicate the difficulty of the climb.
Q: Do you offer instruction and outdoor climbing opportunities?
A: Yes. Each semester we offer several sections of one unit beginning and intermediate climbing classes. Check out ENS 139 on the SDSU Course Schedule. In addition, we offer weekend climbing trips to Joshua Tree National Park each semester. See the Aztec Adventures Outings Schedule for more info.
Q: What should I wear to climb?
A: Workout clothing. Anything that you can stretch, move freely and sweat in comfortably.
Q: What warm-up or stretching exercises are recommended for climbing?
A: Feel free to ask our staff about climbing-specific stretching and warm-up exercises.
Q: How do I get a job at the Climbing Wall?
A: We only hire full-time SDSU students (minimum 6 units). We are always looking for experienced climbers who have a passion for sharing their climbing skills with others. You can find a Part-Time A.S. Application on our website.
Q: Who can participate?
A: Intramural Sports are a membership benefit. All members whether they are students, faculty, staff, alumni, or community may participate.
Q: Does it cost anything to play Intramural Sports?
A: Intramural Sports is free for members. If you are not an ARC member you must purchase a day pass at the front desk of the ARC and present it to the sport supervisor on the court or field. Daypasses are $6 for students, $9 for SDSU affiliates and $12 for general community members.
Q: What sports do you offer?
A: Intramural Sports offers a variety of sports. We have traditional sports like: basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, football, volleyball and softball. Non-traditional sports like dodgeball and kickball. Each semester we offer different sports.
Q: How do I register for Intramural Sports?
A: Registration is done through the Intramural Registration website
Q: I want to play, but I don’t have a team to play for. Can I still register?
A: Yes. You have the option to sign up as a Free Agent. You will attend a meeting, meet other Free Agents and form your team that way. Sign up as a Free Agent
Q: What is the difference between CoRec and Open leagues?
A: CoRec leagues have a required amount of men to women ratio; a certain number of males and females must be present and participating. Open leagues are for everyone.
Q: Can I play in multiple leagues?
A: Yes. Example: Men can play in both Open and CoRec leagues. Women can play Open, CoRec, and Women’s leagues. Remember, participants may only play on one team in each league.
Q: Can I play on multiple teams?
A: Participants cannot play on multiple teams within the same league. For example, a player cannot be on an Open-A League team and an Open-B League team. Nor can they be on two Open-A League teams. An individual can, however be on an Open-A League team and a CoRec League team because they are classified as two different leagues. The different leagues we offer are Open, Women’s, CoRec, Fraternity and Sorority leagues.
Q: Do I need to attend the Captain’s meeting?
A: To ensure your team’s spot in the league the captain must attend the meeting. If the captain absolutely cannot attend the meeting, they may appoint a representative to attend the meeting in their place. Either way, a representative from each team needs to be present at the captain’s meeting for their team to be approved.
Q: What kind of information is discussed in the Captain’s Meeting?
A: The information discussed at the Captain’s Meeting is pertinent for every team to know. Policies, rules, updates and structure will be discussed at the meeting as well as a question and answer session with the Program Supervisor (should you have any additional questions).
Q: What is the maximum number of players on a roster?
A: The maximum number is 25 players for all sports.
Q: I registered as a Free Agent, what else do I need to do?
A: Free Agents must attend the Free Agent meeting. At this meeting you will meet other free agents that signed up for your league and be placed on a team based on your availability. If you do not attend you will not be placed on a team.
Q: Why do I need to put down a forfeit deposit?
A: Forfeit fees are required to ensure games are being played and the team is committed to attending all of the scheduled games. The intramural sports staff includes for two or three referees and a supervisor at every game. The $40 forfeit charge is ultimately paying that money back to the program for having staff at an un-played game. If your team forfeits a game you also receive a "1" sportsmanship rating, which can ultimately effect your team’s opportunity to play in playoff games.
Q: What determines the time and day of the game?
A: Facility availability determines the time and day of games. Intramurals shares the fields and facilities with SDSU athletic teams, Sport Club teams and other student organizations.
Q: How do I add players to my team? Is there a deadline?
A: You can add players through or registration system at http://dosportseasy.com/sdsu. Log in to your account and click on the sport you have registered for. Then click on "registered teams" at the top left center of the screen. Find your team and click on it. Scroll down to the bottom and click "update and modify roster." Add your players’ information and click the "modify" box in the far right column. Then click "update."
Q: Who are the referees that work the games?
A: The referees are undergraduate and graduate students working part-time and going to SDSU.
Q: How do I stay connected with the program?
A: Stay connected with Intramural Sports on Facebook
Q: What does the Sportsmanship rating mean?
A: The Sportsmanship rating is between 1 and 5 and is how the officials and supervisors rate your level of sportsmanship throughout the game. The rating criteria includes but is not limited to: the team’s reaction to calls, attitude towards their opponents and officials, rowdiness of the fans, cleanliness of the playing area etc. A full description of the sportsmanship rating breakdown can be found included in the rules of every sport. Teams must average a minimum of a 3 sportsmanship rating throughout the season to be eligible for playoffs.
Q: How do I get my schedule?
A: The most accurate schedule will be posted on the Intramural Sports Facebook. Schedules will also be posted in the display case in the ARC near the basketball courts.
Q: What if I want to cancel one of my games?
A: Cancelling your game in advance is called "Taking a Default". This may be done without penalty at least 48 hours before your scheduled game. You must fill out a Default Form which you will be able to receive at the ARC front desk. If your game is on a Sunday or Monday, it must be turned in by Thursday at 5pm. Remember, this process must be done in person (not over the phone or via email). Your team will still take a loss for that game, however you won’t be charged the $40 forfeit fee and your team’s sportsmanship rating won’t be affected.
Q: How do I know who I am playing next?
A: Your posted schedule will show your game times/locations/opponents and jersey colors for the entire season.
Q: What are the locations of the games?
A: Games are played all over the SDSU campus. Outdoor sports will be held on the athletic Softball field, ENS 700 (field in the middle of campus), PG610 (upper turf field), PG620 (lower turf field) and the Aztec Aquaplex. Indoor sports will be held inside the Aztec Recreation Center.
Q: There was a call I didn’t agree with last night, can I protest that call?
A: The only time you can protest a call is during the game right before the next play begins. A form will be filled out and play would continue. The Intramural staff will review it and see if it warrants a replay and reschedule the game if needed.
Q: Do I need to wear a jersey for my game?
A: Jerseys are not required. All sports require your team to wear white or dark shirts. Some sports also require a permanent number on your white or dark shirt. We do not allow players to tape numbers on their jersey or shirt. These numbers must be permanent so they don’t fall off during your game.
Q: How do I know if I need to wear a dark or white game jersey?
A: Jersey color is indicated on the schedule. First team listed wears dark, second team wears white.
Q: Do I get charged if I forfeit a game?
A: Yes. You will be charged $40, and your sportsmanship rating will be a 1.
Q: What does Game time = forfeit time mean?
A: If your team doesn’t have enough players by game time, your team will have to forfeit that game. For example, if your basketball game is at 7pm and you only have three players at 7pm, you will have to forfeit that game. We schedule games every hour and this policy ensures games start on time.
Q: What does my team win if we win the league?
A: Bragging rights and the almighty Intramural Champion shirts will be given to each member of the winning teams.
Q: How do I apply to work for Intramural Sports?
A: At the beginning of the semester, employment opportunities for Intramural Sports will be posted on the Employment web page. Click on "current openings" to apply.
Q: What is the difference between leagues and tournaments?
A: Leagues include a regular season (usually 4-6 weeks) plus a week of playoffs. Tournaments are 1 or 2 day events that are typically run with double or single-elimination brackets.
Q: What if a few of my teammates are running late from class/work, will I have to forfeit?
A: If you have enough players to start, your teammates may sign in after the game has started. If you don’t have enough players at game time, then yes, you will have to forfeit. The minimum amount of players allowed is outlined in the rules for each sport.
Q: Where can I find the rules?
A: Rules for every Intramural Sport
Q: What is the cost of a personal trainer?
A: Personal Trainers are independent contractors that decide upon their own rates and packages. Generally, the price ranges between $35-$75 per session. Session rates vary depending on the length of the sessions, number of sessions purchased, and student status. Visit the personal training website to learn about each trainer and work with them directly to get a quote.
Q: What time are the personal trainers available to meet with me?
A: The personal trainers create their own schedules. Contact the trainers directly to find one who has available hours that meet your schedule.
Q: How do I choose a personal trainer?
A: Each personal trainer has a biography to assist in your decision. If you need more information from one or more of the trainers, you can email them directly. Contacting them does not commit you to their service, so feel free to ask questions!
Q: How often would I meet with my personal trainer if I hired one?
A: A personal trainer can meet with you as often as you like. Depending on your experience, needs and goals, you can expect to train from one to five days per week.
Q: Can I hire a personal trainer just one time to show me how to use the equipment?
A: Yes, single sessions are available; however, most people have found they need multiple sessions to establish proper form, learn an appropriate vareity of exercises available with ARC membership, and have a clear understanding of how to reach their specific goals.
Q: What’s a Training Session Like?
A: At the beginning of our first private exercise session and consultation, you and your trainer will discuss your fitness goals, such as:
- body fat reduction and weight loss
- body shaping and toning
- cross training (strength and endurance)
- rehabilitation from injury
- cardiovascular conditioning
- general muscular conditioning
- sport-specific training
Your goals will be as individual as you are. By taking into account what you most want to achieve, your trainer can design a program that is just right for you. Once you know where you’re starting from and where you want to go, you can chart your route and measure your progress along the way.
Q: What Are the Benefits?
A: Motivation. It takes more than state-of-the-art equipment to reach your fitness goals. You have to exercise regularly and make each exercise session count. A trainer will help you develop the incentive to stick to your exercise plan.
Guidance. A trainer’s expertise enables him or her to customize an exercise program, making it specific to your goals. One size does not fit all! Plus, your trainer will teach you correct form, which will maximize effectiveness, and minimize the chance of injury. Finally, as your fitness improves, your trainer will fine-tune your program to meet your changing needs and make sure you continue to get results.
Convenience. Don’t think you have time to exercise? You and your trainer can figure out a schedule that will work for you. Together, you can also brainstorm ways to overcome the other obstacles that stand between you and your goals and knowing someone is waiting for you at the gym will keep you accountable.
Q:What is the phone number at the Racquetball facility—Rec Sports?
A: (619) 594-6424
Q:What is the address at Rec Sports?
A:The Rec Sports office and Racquetball courts are in Peterson Gym (PG) 196. The facility is across the street from the entrance to the ARC. From the ARC entrance, cross 55th Street and continue to the end of the corridor. Rec Sports is located just outside the corridor on the right.
Q:How many racquetball courts do you have?
A: Rec Sports has six racquetball courts. Rental equipment is available with a valid photo I.D.
Q:Do you take reservations?
A: Yes, courts can be reserved for up to an hour by calling the Recreational Sports office during regular hours of operation. We accept same-day reservations. Sorry, next-day and other future reservations can not be taken.
Q:What else does Rec Sports offer, aside from racquetball?
A: At Rec Sports you can play handball or wallyball. Rental equipment is available with a valid photo I.D.
Q:What is handball?
A:Handball is a competitive game in which either hand or either fist may be used to serve and return the ball. For a complete list of Handball rules, please ask one of the desk attendants at the Rec Sports front office window. Equipment is available with a valid photo I.D.
Q:What is wallyball?
A: Wallyball is indoor volleyball played in a Racquetball court. You may check out a special wallyball and net with a valid photo I.D. from the Rec Sports front office window. The net must be set up in one of the designated Wallyball courts. For a complete list of rules, please ask one of the desk attendants at the Rec Sports front office window.
Q:Can I bring my own equipment?
Q:How do I check equipment out?
A:You can check equipment out from the Rec Sports front office window with a valid photo I.D.
Q:What kind of equipment do you have?
A:Rec Sports has Racquetball racquets, Racquetballs, goggles, Wallyballs and Wallyball nets.
Q:What is the cost to check out equipment?
A:It is free for ARC members, VIP card holders and guest/day pass holders to check out equipment at Rec Sports, as long as a valid photo I.D. is presented.
Q:Do I have to be a member to play at Rec Sports?
A:No. If you are not a member, you can purchase a day pass or a VIP card at Membership Services in the ARC.
Q:What is a Day Pass?
A:An ARC day pass gives you access to Aztec Recreation facilities including the ARC, the Aquaplex, Tennis courts and Racquetball courts. Prices. A day pass is valid for 24 hours. The pass is non-transferable. You can purchase day passes at Membership Services in the ARC.
Q:What is a VIP card?
A:A VIP card may be purchased for $30. It is worth 10 visits to the Recreational Sports facility for eligible activities. The card can be purchased at Membership Services in the ARC. ONLY ONE PERSON PER CARD IS ALLOWED. VIP cards do not expire and they are non-transferable. VIP card holders must present a valid photo I.D. to enter the facility.
Q:Can I bring a friend?
A:Absolutely. However, if your friend is not a member of the ARC, s/he must purchase a day pass or a VIP card. ONLY ONE PERSON PER CARD IS ALLOWED. If you are an ARC member, you get one free guest pass per year. Before you head over to the Rec Sports facility, stop by Membership Services in the ARC to obtain the pass for your friend. S/he needs to be present with a valid photo I.D. to complete a liability waiver.
Q:What is a Guest Pass?
A:If you are an ARC member, you get one free guest pass per year. To obtain the pass, your friend must be present with a valid photo I.D. to complete a liability waiver. These passes are good for one day’s use at the ARC and the Aquaplex. You can redeem this pass at Member Services in the ARC.
Q:Can I practice Field Hockey or Badminton?
A: No, the activities permitted in the facility are Racquetball, Wallyball and Handball to avoid damaging the walls and floors.
Q:Can I bring my son or daughter—if s/he is under 18?
A: Yes, however a legal guardian must fill out a liability waiver for themselves and an individual assumption of risk form for the minors using the facility. There is a maximum of two kids per adult on the same court. An adult must accompany minors at all times. An affiliate rate applies to youth.
Q:Is there a dress code?
A:Yes, participants must wear non-marking athletic shoes; no dark soled shoes are allowed. Wear a shirt that covers your entire torso. Also, goggles are highly recommended for eye-protection and are available for check-out with a valid photo I.D.
Q: Does it cost extra to take a Rec Class?
A: Yes, Rec Classes charge a separate fee from the membership. Rec Classes are designed to progressively teach a skill, so they last at least four weeks.
Q: Do I have to be an SDSU student or a member to take a Rec Class?
A: No, you do not have to be an ARC Member to enroll in any of the Rec Classes. The classes are open to anyone over the age of 18 years old.
Q: Does the CPR/First Aid class include certification for CPR/First Aid of children and infants?
A: Yes, the CPR/First Aid Rec Class does certify participants in CPR/First Aid to infants, children and adults.
Q: How do I know if there is a spot available in the class?
A: When you enter the Online Registration it will tell you the number of open spaces available in the page when you view the class before registering.
Q: Can I still enroll in a class after it has begun?
A: Yes, but we do not prorate the cost of taking a class.
Q: Do I need a partner to enroll in any of the dance classes?
A: No, you do not need a partner to participate in any dancing classes and all levels are welcome to participate.
Q: What is the difference between sport clubs and varsity sports?
A: There are many differences between Aztec Athletic teams and Sport Clubs. The Associated Students manages the SDSU Sport Clubs program. Teams are usually self-funded via member dues, alumni donations, fund-raising efforts and corporate contributions. Sport Club athletes pay for the cost of their team travel, equipment, uniforms and officiating expenses.
Q: What sport club teams do you offer and how do I join one?
A: All clubs are listed alphabetically on the Sport Club homepage. You start by making contact with the club you are interested in. Teams vary significantly in their recruitment process.
Q: Where do sport clubs meet?
A: SDSU sport clubs meet, practice and compete in a variety of locations on and off campus. Most clubs utilize campus facilities such as the Aztec Recreation Center, Peterson Gym, Hardy Field, Sports Deck, and the turf fields located adjacent to Tony Gwynn Stadium. Others use auxiliary facilities off campus such as the Mission Bay Aquatic Center or the Ray and Joan Kroc Center in San Diego. Facility usage depends on the nature of the team and their requirements for practice space. Practices at SDSU are usually held between 3:00pm and 9:00pm Monday through Friday, while practices at Mission Bay are generally held early mornings.
Q: Are there tryouts for sport club teams?
A:Sport Clubs are constantly looking to pick up new talent. Each club keeps a competitive roster according to their respective sport. Tryout dates and times vary for each team. Check the Sport Clubs homepage for specific information or the Contact Sport Clubs to learn more about your specific sport.
Q: Who do sport club teams compete against?
A: SDSU Sport Club teams participate in competitions with other clubs, organizations, colleges and universities. Our teams frequently travel throughout the Southwest to compete against club teams from Long Beach State, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, ASU, Arizona, Fresno State, Utah State, UC Davis, USC and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Q: What types of shoes are acceptable on the tennis courts?
A: Non-marking shoes made specifically for tennis are the only kind of shoe acceptable on the courts.
Q: Do you have a pro shop?
A: No, we do not sell tennis equipment or do racquet stringing.
Q: Are reservations required?
A: No, reservations are not required.
Q: Why isn’t tennis open during the day?
A: The SDSU tennis courts are in use by SDSU students during the day. The courts host games and practices for both the SDSU men’s and women’s tennis teams as well as ENS tennis classes.
Q: Can I bring my kids who are under 18?
A: Children under the age of 18 are allowed during regular hours as long as they purchase a pass, have a legal guardian sign a waiver, and someone over the age of 18 is present.
Q: What is the Wellness Center?
A: A Student Health Service Health Educator runs the Wellness programming at the Aztec Recreation Center. This office serves as a satellite office to promote health and wellness topics. The Wellness Center maintains and facilitates the ARC Eating Disorder Protocol and provides general health and wellness information for members of the ARC. Overall, the collaboration and partnership with the ARC allows Student Health Services Health Promotion to extend their reach, and remind students that being healthy is more than just going to the gym.