Competition. Physical Fitness. New Friendships. Fun

There are lots of great reasons to participate in intramural sports at El Centro College! And there lots of great options to choose from, including basketball, volleyball and soccer (to name a few).

Whatever team sport you pick, participation is free and open to all students and staff.

Spring 2018 Intramural Sports

View the current Intramural Sports Schedule below. Then come to the gym (room C-220) to get involved!


9 – 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

One of the goals in the basketball program is to help our student-athletes move on to four-year institutions to continue their academic and athletic endeavors.

Interested in playing on the Men’s or Women’s Basketball Team?


Head Coach Michael Higgins at

Assistant Coach Kevan Johnson at

View BasketBall Schedule


11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday – Friday


9 – 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday

Contact El Centro College Student Life at 214-860-2137 or They are happy to tell you about more indoor and outdoor intramural sports events ranging from single day tournaments to multi-week league sports.

Throughout the year Student Life offers:

  • Basketball
    • 3 on 3
    • Students vs. Staff
  • Dodgeball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor)
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Our Mascot

El Centro College opened its doors in downtown Dallas on Sept. 19, 1966. Two months later, the El Centro College Student Council – representing a total of 4,047 students – voted on the college's colors and mascot.

Powder blue and black and the roadrunner, Chaparral, won.

Since then the Chaparral has been the face of athletics and student life at El Centro College. If you see him on the court, be sure to offer a big high five! To learn more about the history of the Dallas County Community Colleges, visit the historic timeline.

Our Fitness Facilities

Want to work out on campus? Everything you need to keep your body happy and healthy is available at El Centro College. We have two locations for physical fitness. One on campus, and one right across the street.

We are El Centro Strong!