Only CURRENT students, staff, faculty, and alumni association members are eligible to participate. A student must have paid his/her fees, which include a portion that is directed toward the Department of Recreational Sports.
A player may play for only one team per league/per day. A player who has played on more than one team without explicit authorization will have all games they played in count as losses, including games played on for their "original team".
If any player is found ineligible for any reason all of the games that he/she has participated in will count as losses.
Teams who have players on their roster who have either been a member of a collegiate team or a professional team must get approval of Recreational Sports before the season begins.
Any team with two or more current or former collegiate and/or professional players, of the sport being played, on their rosters must advise the Department of Recreational Sports in advance and before the program begins. If this is not done, all games played with or without the current/former collegiate and or professional players will be considered losses. The intent of this rule is to make all other participants aware of the circumstances, and to make modifications (if necessary) for championship awards.
Captains are responsible for making sure that each player signing the WAIVER FORMS understands and realize that the Department of Recreational Sports DOES NOT PROVIDE insurance. In the event, a player is injured during the course of the season; he/she should have his/her own insurance.
Players may only play for one team (per league/per day) during the season. Once a player has played on a team, they must play for that team the entire season. Rosters are required to be submitted into the Department of Recreational Sports by the Captains meeting. Teams may add players to their rosters up until the 3rd week of the league.
Every participant (faculty, staff and students) must provide evidence that they are members or have paid for a day pass. All participants will be required to go to the gym and receive a wristband after passing through the turnstiles before their games. In an effort to simplify and make participation more accessible to all, the Intramural department of Recreational Sports requests that all team captains completes their rosters for each sport they are participating in (Names and Student ID number for each player) before the first week of contests. All players must also fill out a waiver form before they are allowed to play.
No player, coach or team follower shall:
It is a priority that participation in Recreational Sports be first and foremost a fun experience. The team sportsmanship policy has been introduced in an effort to maintain a safe, fun, and enjoyable playing atmosphere for all involved. The team sportsmanship policy rewards those teams that are considered to be the most sportsmanlike team in their particular sport. Furthermore the policy does not allow teams with a record of poor sportsmanship to participate in league playoffs.
At the end of every game, the referees will rate the sportsmanship of each team. Likewise, the team captains will rate the sportsmanship of their opponents.
The referees and captains should use the following criteria in determining a team sportsmanship rating:
Teams must maintain an average sportsmanship rating of 3.5 in order to be eligible to play in league playoffs. Any team below 3.5 will not be eligible to play in league playoffs.
Teams that forfeit a game will be given a sportsmanship rating of 0. Teams winning a forfeited game shall not be given a sportsmanship rating. This game simply will not count towards their average rating.
The Department of Recreational Sports and its staff reserve the right to overrule any team captain's sportsmanship rating. This right is reserved to ensure that teams are not being unfairly rated.
Verbal abuse, including foul language at Intramural personnel as well as other participants or spectators will not be tolerated.
The Department of Recreational Sports will follow the University guidelines and rules regarding student conduct. The following Recreational Sports sanctions will apply:
The Department of Recreational Sports reserves the right to ban any player, coach, spectator, or participant from further participation for an indefinite time period due to any misconduct and/or unsportsmanlike conduct.
No jewelry is allowed to be worn while playing any Intramural sports. This includes but is not limited to watches, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, other body piercings. Placing tape over any jewelry is not allowed. A player wearing jewelry will be immediately removed from actively participating in the game until the jewelry has been completely removed.
Alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited for consumption or any other use by any participant on an Intramural Sports team. All players and participants are asked not to use any glass containers and to assist in keeping the fields and surrounding area clean by cleaning up after themselves. Any player(s) under the influence will be ejected.
All teams are advised that changes to the league schedule will not be done to accommodate teams who may have certain players who cannot participate due to personal work schedules, prior engagements, or other games. Every effort to make reasonable accommodations will be made prior to the beginning of the program.
All teams that fail to show up for their games automatically forfeit the game. Teams that do not inform the Intramural department at least one full day before their game that they are unable to attend will be assessed a forfeit fee. Teams will not be allowed to play in the league until that fee has been paid. Two forfeits from a team regardless if they are consecutive or not will result in that team being removed from the league.
Team captain(s) are responsible for his/her own spectators, fans, and equipment. Spectators are subject to the policies and regulations of the Department Recreational Sports.
Each member of the championship team will receive a Department of Recreational Sports Intramural Championship t-shirt at the conclusion of the program.
Any questions, problems, or further information on anything pertaining to the Intramural Sports program can be obtained by contacting us.