In this article, the author deas with the problem of organizing students' leisure activities as one of the educational learning process areas at the university. The author believes that one of the most effective forms of organizing students' leisure activities is mass-cultural events - football competitions among students of different educational institutions. The research was carried out on the basis of Surgut Branch of Tyumen Industrial University. Experiment participants - students of 1-2 courses (2017-2018), direction "Oil and Gas Business".
In the article, the author proves that such work contributes to the development of physical health, as well as the involvement of young people in sports activities, a healthy lifestyle, the preservation of the best spiritual, moral, civil and patriotic culture traditions.