Info

In Academic Sports' ball games you have an opportunity to play in multiple sports.There are no instructor in the sessions except the Start sessions where is always on instructor. Dream Team members will check out the sports fees and count the number of participants. They have a right to ask to leave a person, who haven't paid the sports fee.

Levels

Are you wondering are you a  beginner, a basic level or an advanced player in ball games? The sessions are divided into four levels. The levels are marked in the calendar with START, BEGINNERS or ADVANCED. All the other sessions are basic level.


START = The START shift is aimed at beginners as a low-threshold shift with the instructor. No previous knowledge is required. Learn during the shift the basic rules, techniques and how to play. Mixed shift. It is recommended to purchase / borrow your own game equipment, but you can get started by using uMove game equipment. Note: All ice shifts (Ice hockey START, BASIC, ADVANCED and ice skating) must have own equipment.

BASIC = Basic playing shift without an instructor. Beginner players with a bit more experience can join in. Players operate shift independently: collect the necessary equipment, make teams, start games, end the game on time, and return equipment at the end of the shift. Mixed shift. 

ADVANCEDThe shift is aimed at players who have the basic skills of the sport and who do the sport actively or have done it at the hobby or race level. Mixed shift without an instructor. Players operate shift independently: collect the necessary equipment, make teams, start games, end the game on time, and return equipment at the end of the shift 

Other shifts are basic level without an instructor. 

Check necessary equipment later on the page. 

How to attend

Registration to all shifts in advance is needed. For safety reasons there are limitations to the number of participants in each sport/shift. You can attend to our ball game sessions with a valid student or staff card and a paid sports sticker.  Dream Team members check the stickers during sessions so remember to keep your mobile sticker or receipt of the payment with you.

Please remember to cancel your registration if you are not able to come to the session!

Preliminary maximum number of participants by sport/shift: Badminton (12-16), Basketball (16), Floorball (20), Futsal (14), Gymnastics (35), Ice hockey (20), Ice skating (24), Roundnet (12), Squash (6), Table tennis (8), Ultimate (16), Volleyball (16)

The exact amounts can be found in the Enkora registration system (must logged in).

Sport fees

You can participate in ball games and self-directed shifts with a sports sticker.

Sport facilities

Ball game sessions are arranged at the University sports halls or city sports halls. Get to know the sport facilities before coming to sessions.

Abbreviations of the places in the ball calendar: HH=Hipposhalli, HJH (Training ice hall), Jamk=Jamk (Main campus, Rajakatu), MO=Monitoimitalo, PCF=Padel Club Finland, PS=Palloilusali, R=Ryhtilä, TS=Telinesali, U2=U2, VS = Voimistelusali

Equipment

Generally players to ball games shifts must have their own equipment, so it is good to have own balls with. For all hockey shifts (including START) you need your own skates, stick and helmet, and for ADVANCED shift full equipment. For other START shifts, it is recommended to get your own game equipment or borrow it from a friend, but you can get started with uMove game equipment. 

More detailed list about necessary equipment by sport/shift:

  • Badminton: You need your own rackets and balls.
  • Basketball
    • START: You don't need your own balls for the shift, you can start with uMove balls.
    • BASIC and ADVANCED: Balls can be borrowed from the lobby of the L-building or from the U2 tool closet. Of course, you can bring your own ball.
      • NOTE: At Jamk`s BASIC shift must have own balls.
  • Floorball
    • START: You don't need your own stick or ball for the shift, you can get started with uMove's game equipment.
    • BASIC and ADVANCED: Take your own game equipment (balls and clubs)
  • Futsal
    • BASIC and ADVANCED: Balls can be borrowed from the lobby of the L-building or from the U2 tool closet. Of course, you can bring your own ball.
  • Ice hockey: For all ice hockey shifts (including START) you need your own skates, stick and helmet, and for ADVACED shift full equipment.
  • Ice skating: You need own skates. 
  • Padel: You need own rackets. It is also possible to rent racket from the Padel Club for 4€/racket/shift. Balls can be found at the Padel Club.
  • Roundnet/Spikeball START: You don't need your own playing equipment for the shift.
  • Squash: You need your own rackets and balls. 
  • Table tennis: It is recommended to bring your own rackets and balls. There are a few spare rackets and balls to borrow in Ryhtilä. 
  • Ultimate START: You don't need your own playing equipment for the shift. 
  • Volleyball
    • START: You don't need your own balls for the turn, you can start with uMove balls.
    • BASIC and ADVANCED: Balls can be borrowed from the lobby of the L-building or from the U2 tool cabinet. Of course, you can bring your own ball.
      • NOTE: At Jamk`s BASIC shift must have own balls.
  • If possible, take a white and/or black game outfit/shirt with you for the BASIC and ADVANCED team games (Basketball, Floorball, Futsal, Volleyball) shifts. This way we can divide into teams easily and clearly.


At U2  the doors are open 15 minutes before the sessions start. You can borrow Academic Sport/uMove balls from the closet which is in the hall. The goals and nets are found in the hall.
At building L the doors are open during the sessions/shifts. You can borrow balls from the janitors. The janitors' desk locates in the main hall. The goals and nets are in the hall or right outside the hall. The bigger goals locate in the corridor, near L149 equipment storage if needed. 
At Jamk (Rajakatu 35) the doors are open during the sessions/shifts. Passage to the dressing rooms and hall through the main doors. The goals and nets are in the hall but you need your own balls. 
At Hipposhall (Kuntoportti 3) the doors are open during the sessions/shifts. The goals are in the hall if needed but you need your other game equipment, rackets, balls etc. 

At Padel Club Finland: Aholaidantie 3, 40320 Jyväskylä. https://padelclub.fi/jyvaskyla More detailed information about shifts and courts can be found in our reservation system.

Locker rooms

There are lockers and showers for both women and men in every property. There are also saunas in building L (Mon-Fri 14-20). In building L there are also lockers that you can use with a one euro coin. In U2 sports hall there are lockers that can be used with own digital code. Instructions of using the lockers can be found from the locker room. The lockers will open automatically in 2 hours after locking. U2 saunas can be set up on during ball games. Read instructions which found in the lobby! At Jamk there are lockers that can be used for free. Don´t take your clothes or bags with you to the sports halls.

Cancellations

There can be cancellations. Check out possible changes in our updated calendar as you register to classes/shifts. In sudden changes or cancellations we send an email for those who have booked a spot in the class from the registration system.

Insurance

Participating in ball game sessions is a leisure time activity and therefore there is no insurance on behalf of Academic Sports.