WHAT IS RACQUETBALL?
“Racquetball is a super fun racquet sport played on an indoor court with a hollow rubber ball. Unlike most racquet sports, racquetball is played without a net or out of bounds areas. All four of the court’s walls along with the floor and ceiling are all legal playing surfaces in racquetball.”
“Racquetball is a relatively new sport. It was created early in the 1900s by combining several popular sports like handball, tennis, squash, and jai alai. The game first appeared in the United States in the 1920s.” (funattic.com)
WHAT IS THE GOVERNING BOARD FOR RACQUETBALL?
The governing board for Racquetball is USA Racquetball. Their website can be accessed here.
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?
In order to participate, and to encourage students on their path to graduation, each extramural student-athlete must be a fully matriculated student (i.e. admitted for daytime classes and a degree seeking program) that earns 12 credits per semester and maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester. If these requirements are not met, the student will not be eligible to try-out, attend practices, or otherwise play with the team.
WHERE CAN I FIND TRYOUT INFORMATION?
Tryout dates will be announced in the coming future. Additional tryout information can be accessed here.
ARE THERE PARTICIPATION DUES?
Every extramural student-athlete is required to pay team dues each semester. Dues are $110 per semester. The payment will be charged through the student’s myBYU Financial Center. Students may make multiple payments throughout the semester, but the balance must be paid in full prior to registering for classes the following semester or term.
CAN I GET CREDIT FOR PLAYING?
There is a 0.5 credit class (STAC 201R) available to all rostered extramural students. STAC 201R Sections are offered 2nd Block Fall and 2nd Block Winter.
WHAT SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?
BYU Extramural Sports does not offer scholarships. For other scholarship opportunities, see the links listed below.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE PRACTICES?
Practices are generally held Monday-Friday from 6:00-7:50am. Practices are limited to 10 hours per week. The team uses BYU indoor facilities for practices and training.
If you wish to play, make sure that you set your work and school schedule to accommodate practices and games.
WHEN ARE THE MATCHES?
Matches are usually on Fridays or Saturdays. We never play on Sunday, period. Our current season schedule can be found here.
HOW LONG IS THE SEASON?
The season starts the first week of fall semester and ends in mid-April.
HOW ARE INJURIES HANDLED?
There are athletic trainers available to assist extramural teams with injury recovery and rehabilitation.
DOES THE TEAM HOST YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS?
At this point, BYU does not offer a racquetball summer camp.
WHAT IS BYU'S HONOR CODE?
Brigham Young University exists to provide an education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That atmosphere is created and preserved through commitment to conduct that reflects those ideals and principles.
Initiated by students in 1949, the Honor Code is a matter of personal commitment to values such as honesty, living a chaste and virtuous life, obeying the law, abstaining from alcohol and tobacco, using clean language, and adhering to other values encompassed in the doctrines of the church. The Honor Code is supplemented by additional guidelines on dress, grooming, and housing standards.
For more on the Honor Code visit, http://honorcode.byu.edu.