Athletics are a way of life at
the Academy.

The United States Air Force Academy fields 29 different men's and women's intercollegiate sports — but that's not all. Every cadet plays on an intramural team, physical education is part of the curriculum, and physical fitness is tested each quarter. So get on your game.

Intramural Athletics

At the United States Air Force Academy, every cadet is an athlete. The intramural program not only provides cadets with an enjoyable way to exercise, it’s one of the best leadership opportunities the Academy has to offer. It is mandatory for all members of the cadet wing to either participate in the intramural program or compete at the intercollegiate level.

Intramural athletes practice or compete in a variety of sports at least twice a week during each season of competition. Over 3,000 cadets participate each season, holding nearly 90 contests each afternoon. The intramural program generates nearly 1,000 leadership opportunities for cadets each year, including coaching, officiating and administrative duties.


  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Boxing (Men’s Voluntary)
  • Flickerball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Team Handball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

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