Coordinator of Intramural and Club Sports
Colorado State University-Pueblo
I attended this session as well, and we at CSU-Pueblo were one of the few who have gone to the play pass model.
Increased revenue- leads to better EQ, more training, more extramural activities
Increased participation- "Already paid for it" mentality
Super easy to manage-stickers on ID
Team captains no longer responsible for seeking reimbursement for paying team fee
Reduces on site sign up-can't play without the pass
Increased cost per participant- a perception here...pay $10 for one sport rather than $2
Increased return players- not bad, but we see a lot of the same people
Reduces on site sign up- can't grab random person to play when down a player
Overall- I highly recommend it if you can manage it. We offer a sale the first week of the semester to encourage the sale, $10 a semester, or $15 for a year, and then it goes to $20 a semester or $35 for a year.
Is it possible to track a player who buys an intramural pass that would provide them access to all leagues for once price, in addition to those paying for a team fee?
For example, we are considering providing the option to have students purchase an IM pass that enables them to play all the sports per semester, but we think there will also be some who just want to play one or two sports.
If we move to the IM pass method, we would like an option to check that particular player off, so they have access to all sports, and keep those who haven't paid from doing the same.