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Intramural Guidebook

WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY

CAMPUS RECREATION DEPARTMENT

INTRAMURAL SPORTS GUIDEBOOK

Text Box: Campus Recreation Department 
Location: Brancheau Physical Education Complex
Telephone: (575) 538-6139 
Email: campus_rec@wnmu.edu

 

Guide Purpose…………………………………………………………………………………. 4

Mission Statement ……………………………………………………………………………………..4

Intramural Sports……………………………………………………………………………………….4

Intramural Sports Objectives………………………………………………………………………..5

Assumption of Risk……………………………………………………………………………………….6

            Participant Insurance………………………………………………………………………….6

            Injury/Accident Notification ………………………………………………………………6

            Blood Prevention Rule ………………………………………………………………………..7

            Footwear…………………………………………………………………………………………….8

            Team Uniform and Equipment………………………………………………………………8

            Jewelry………………………………………………………………………………………………..9

Eligibility……………………………………………………………………………………………………….9

            Alumni Members…………………………………………………………………………………. 9

            Intercollegiate Athlete…………………………………………………………………………..9

            Red Shirt Athlete ………………………………………………………………………………….9

            Former Intercollegiate Athlete………………………………………………………………10

            Professional Athlete………………………………………………………………………………10

Identification Card…………………………………………………………………………………………..10

Registration…………………………………………………………………………………………………….11

            Roster Management……………………………………………………………………………….11

Free agents………………………………………………………………………………………………..11

General Managers………………………………………………………………………………………11

Intramural Sports Events Structure………………………………………………………………………12

            League Play………………………………………………………………………………………………..12

            Tournament Play……………………………………………………………………………………….12

            Team Sports………………………………………………………………………………………………12

            Individual & Dual Sports…………………………………………………………………………….13

            Nonphysical activities…………………………………………………………………………………13

Special Events……………………………………………………………………………………………13

C REC and NIRSA……………………………………………………………………………………13

All-Star Voting…………………………………………………………………………………………..13

Student Leadership………………………………………………………………………………………………13

Extramural Competition………………………………………………………………………………………14

Promoting Sportsmanship……………………………………………………………………………………14

Unsportsmanlike Conduct…………………………………………………………………………………….15

Fighting…………………………………………………………………………………………………….16

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs……………………………………………………………………….16

Ejections……………………………………………………………………………………………………16

Protest………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..17

Pets…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….18

Postponements and Forfeits………………………………………………………………………………….18

Rain Outs and Cancellation……………………………………………………………………………………18

GUIDEBOOK PURPOSE

This guidebook is intended to offer anyone interested in participating in the Intramural Sports Program at Western New Mexico University information on the specifics of Intramurals Sports and assure their ability to register and participate in the intramural activity of their choice. This guidebook outlines various aspects of the program such as: Eligibility requirements, team behavior policies, event structure, registration processes, and event sign-in procedures. After reading this guidebook, the reader should have a full understanding of what to expect from the Campus Recreation (C-REC) staff and officials as well as what is going to be expected of them during intramural events and activities. This guidebook will be made available to students both online and through the C-REC Department. Any further questions regarding a specific aspect of the Intramural Sports Program should be brought to the attention of C-REC staff. We will be updating this guidebook on a semester basis to insure the most useful and accurate information is being given to our participants. Your questions, comments and suggestions will assist us greatly and we thank you in advance for your input

 

MISSION OF C-REC

The Department of Campus Recreation serves as a vital and integral part of student life on campus. The mission of the department is to provide a broad spectrum of sports, recreation and leisure activities for students, staff and faculty, as well as members of the local community. The primary direction is to provide services and programs that stimulate growth, development and retention of students in a contemporary and safe environment that develops fitness and wellness, social interaction and leadership opportunities. The Department seeks to promote healthy lifestyles and lifelong learning through the highest quality programs in the areas of recreation and wellness.

 

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

The Intramural Sports Program provides all students with an opportunity to participate in organized sporting events and take part in various leisure activities. This participation is governed only by the students’ time and interest. In addition to providing activities, equipment and facilities for students, the program also provides the same amenities for faculty and staff members. Ability is not important; all a person needs is an interest in the activity and the desire to have fun participating.

 

It is important to recognize that an Intramural Sports program must be as diverse as the people it is designed to serve; consequently, the overall Intramural Sports Program is designed across abroad spectrum of activities including basic instructional clinics, highly competitive sporting events and leisure-based activities.

 

The underlying philosophy of each program is essentially the same: to fully and effectively accommodate the needs and interests of the student body, the university and the larger community in which it resides. Consistent with the aims and goals of the Division of Student Affairs, our Intramural Sports Program will:

·         Enhance campus global awareness and complement the international perspective of the   campus and local community.

·         Coordinate activities that enhance campus awareness of interdisciplinary and integrative studies and their importance to the life of the campus and local community.

·         Promote civic engagement and service-learning initiatives in the local and global communities for a mutual, positive benefit.

·         Remain centralized around the values of sportsmanship and fair play and an all-inclusive environment.

 

Through participation, individuals will have an opportunity to develop an appreciation of the essential use of leisure time and a wholesome attitude toward sports, physical activity and fair play.

 

INTRAMURAL SPORTS OBJECTIVES

1.                  Provide a wide variety of easily accessible extracurricular activities aimed to help a diverse student body have fun in a safe environment, live a healthy lifestyle through physical and social activities, and relive stress.

2.                  Organize and structure competitive sporting activities for a diverse student body that are consistent with the standards and expectations of the national governing body presiding over such activity.

3.                  Provide a sustainable intramural sports program focused on increasing student leadership, collaboration, fair play and volunteerism.

4.                  Organize and structure recreational sporting activities for a diverse student body that aim to promote fun, fair play and an overall inclusive campus culture.

5.                  Organize awards and recognition events for participants to celebrate their unique abilities and accomplishments with their teammates and peers.

6.                  Offer skill development workshops and clinics and sports officials associations to assist students in developing a thorough understanding of a particular activity.

 

ASSUMPTION OF RISK

There is the possibility or existence of risk of injury while using or participating in all of the university recreational facilities and programs.  By being a participant of Western New Mexico University Campus Recreation and intramural, you yourself, your heirs, legal representatives, assigns, and parent or legal guardian of a minor, assume all risks associated with all university recreational activities. As a participant, you release and discharge the State of New Mexico, Western New Mexico University, and their officers, employees, agents, representatives and/or Campus Recreation and Intramural’s from all liability for any loss, damage, or claim on account of property damage, death or bodily injury to you and others caused by the act or failure to act of the Western New Mexico University officers, employees, student workers, volunteers or spectators.

 

Participant Insurance

Neither Campus Recreation nor Western New Mexico University carries medical insurance that covers participants in the intramural sports programs. Additionally, you certify that you have adequate health insurance to cover any injury, damage or death that can be caused while participating or you agree to cover the cost for all medical and/or rescue expense, whether or not authorized by you, in the event of accident or illness. By participating and signing the university waiver you have read and understand the waiver release and assumption of risk in this manual and you do agree, and solely committed with all above statements and waivers.

 

Injury/Accident Notification

In the case of an injury or accident during a scheduled contest, or any other potential medical problem, participants should notify an on-duty Campus Recreation staff member as soon as possible. The staff members on site will provide initial emergency care, such as the provision of bandages, ice, or immobilization, to any participant injured during their contest and will determine if further medical assistance and/or the summoning of Campus Police is required. It is vital that all other participants in the general area follow the direction of the onsite Campus Recreation staff member in the event of an injury. All Campus Recreation staff on site will be certified in first aid. Only if a person possesses skills and certifications above and beyond those obtained by the onsite staff member should they take the lead in providing health care to the victim.

 

Blood Prevention Rule

In an effort to maintain a safe playing area, all participants are to adhere to the following Blood Prevention Rule:

Any player who is bleeding must be substituted for until the bleeding stops. Only an intramural staff member or game official has the authority to remove a player or allow them entry back into the game. All equipment and/or areas of play contaminated by blood must be thoroughly cleaned before play can resume. This is the responsibility of the on-site staff.

If by removing the player who is bleeding, the team falls below the minimum number necessary to play (sport specific), the following will apply:

The game clock will stop and a maximum of five (5) minutes will be allowed for the player to stop the bleeding. Either a Campus Recreation staff member or game official must approve the player to re-enter. If the bleeding has not stopped within the allotted five (5) minutes the team will forfeit the game. THE ALLOWANCE IS ONLY FOR PLAYERS WHO ARE BLEEDING WHEN THE TEAM CANNOT CONTINUE TO PLAY WITHOUT THEM. In all supervised activities, a Campus Recreation staff member will be available to assist a bleeding player and determine whether the individual may resume play and whether or not emergency medical personnel (Campus Police) need to be summoned for assistance.

Any player who is bleeding must be substituted for until the bleeding stops. Only an intramural staff member or game official has the authority to remove a player or allow them entry back into the game. All equipment and/or areas of play contaminated by blood must be thoroughly cleaned before play can resume. This is the responsibility of the on-site staff.

If by removing the player who is bleeding, the team falls below the minimum number necessary to play (sport specific), the following will apply:

The game clock will stop and a maximum of five (5) minutes will be allowed for the player to stop the bleeding. Either a Campus Recreation staff member or game official must approve the player to re-enter. If the bleeding has not stopped within the allotted five (5) minutes the team will forfeit the game. THE ALLOWANCE IS ONLY FOR PLAYERS WHO ARE BLEEDING WHEN THE TEAM CANNOT CONTINUE TO PLAY WITHOUT THEM.

 

In all supervised activities, a Campus Recreation staff member will be available to assist a bleeding player and determine whether the individual may resume play and whether or not emergency medical personnel (Campus Police) need to be summoned for assistance.

 

Footwear

In all indoor sports, players must wear athletic type shoes that cover the foot completely. Sandals, boots, and open toe shoes are NOT allowed. For outside sports, cleats are limited to studs or projections that do not exceed 12 inch in length and are made with nonabrasive rubber or rubber-type synthetic material that does not chip or develop a cutting edge. Certain other restrictions may apply. Check the rules for the sport you are participating.

 

Team Uniforms and Equipment

Matching colored team shirts and shorts will be required in all team sports. The sport of soccer requires each goalie to have a different color shirt than his/her teammates and opponents. One-digit or two-digit numbers are required in basketball and must be at least 3" tall. Teams will have the opportunity to select a team color during the schedule selection process for each sport. The team is required to have all players wear the same shade of color to every game. Before each game, the Head official or supervisor, will determine if a conflict exists regarding uniform colors. The team in violation of the policy will be asked to wear their alternate uniform. In the event they do not have an alternate uniform and cannot field the minimum number of players for that sport, that team will forfeit. If two teams are wearing the same uniform color, a coin flip will determine which team wears the alternate uniform. If neither team has their alternate jerseys, thus causing a game to not be played, both teams will forfeit their contest.

 

C-REC recognizes that there are cases in which uniform colors will not match exactly. We are striving to ensure that participants are able to play while maintaining the integrity of the game. The supervisor has the discretion to allow a participant to play when their uniform shade does not exactly match their teammates. For example, if Team A is wearing black shirts and Team B is wearing orange shirts, the supervisor may allow a player from Team B to wear a shirt that is red, so long as both the officials and supervisor feels there will be no confusion among staff or participants. Jeans, non-athletic shorts or pants, open toe shoes, non-athletic shoes, and metal cleats are not allowed.

 

Jewelry

Jewelry (rings, watches, necklaces, ankle bracelets, earrings, rubber bands, etc.) are prohibited. Placing tape or Band-Aids over jewelry will not be allowed. Participants will be required to remove any Band-Aids, tape or head/sweat bands which in the opinion of the staff may be covering a piece of jewelry. Medical alert bracelets must be taped with proper information visible.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All WNMU students, part-time students, graduate students, faculty, staff members and Alumni members, who have valid ID are eligible to participate in Campus Recreation activities provided that the individual is not under disciplinary probation with the university or involved in the intramural sport similar to their intercollegiate sport of that season. Campus Recreation is committed to promoting diversity throughout its programs. As a result, discrimination shall not be made on any basis such as gender, race, color, creed, age, disability, or national origin.

 

Alumni Members               

Only Alumni Association members can participate in intramurals.

 

Intercollegiate Athlete

Members of intercollegiate teams are ineligible to participate on an intramural team in their intercollegiate sport for the season calendar year unless written permission is given to C-REC from their coach. Furthermore, written permission from their coach is also required for an intercollegiate athlete who wishes to participate in an intramural sport other than their own intercollegiate sport. If a participant is participating in the same sport as they do as an intercollegiate athlete, then their intramural team will be restricted to only one other current/former intercollegiate athlete, red shirt athlete or professional athlete. An intercollegiate team member is an individual who

participates in an intercollegiate contest, attends regular practices for a period of two weeks or longer, or appears on the team's official roster.

 

Red Shirt Athlete

Individuals classified as red shirts, or those training with a varsity team shall be treated as an intercollegiate team member. A Red Shirt Athlete is defined as anyone who is delaying their participation in a particular collegiate sport in order to lengthen their eligibility in future academic years. A red shirt athlete or player working out with a team for more than two weeks will be considered an intercollegiate athlete for the entire season. Any team in the “Recreational” division of an intramural contest that has a red shirt athlete is limited to one other current/former intercollegiate athlete, sport club member or professional athlete.

 

Former Intercollegiate Athlete

Former intercollegiate team members are collegiate athletes who have not been on the official roster of a collegiate team for an entire academic. They may participate in the C-REC program of their former intercollegiate sport. Any team of an intramural contest that has a former intercollegiate athlete is limited to one other current intercollegiate athlete, red shirt athlete, or professional athlete.

 

Professional Athlete

Professional athletes or former professional athletes are eligible to participate in C-REC programs but the team will be limited to only one current/former professional athlete, regardless of how many years it has been since they last played professionally. Any teams having a professional athlete are limited to one former/current intercollegiate athlete, red shirt athlete or sport club member.

Note:There can only be two athletes together per team. In the case when there is a  team sport that require less than five individuals to normally play the game only one athletes can play on a team.

 The Intramural Sports Staff does not assume the responsibility for checking upon the eligibility of individuals participating, this is the team captains’ responsibility. Any cases of ineligibility called to the staff’s attention will be dealt with according to Campus Recreation regulations.

 

IDENTIFICATION CARDS

A valid WNMU identification card must be presented at the beginning of every Intramural contest before participating. If an individual that is printed on the roster has lost or forgotten their ID card, they may present a valid, state issued, picture ID at the roster sign up table. A participant only gets the one ID forgiveness; after the one forgiveness participants will not be able to play again until he or she presents a valid WNMU ID card.

 

 

REGISTRATIONS 

Team and Player Registration forms are available in the C-REC Department.  Four steps must be completed in order to register your team: 1) complete a registration form and submit this form to C-REC front desk, 2) Create a roster 3) log-in to the IM League online system and register the team. 3) attend a General Managers meeting, 4) attend a sports meeting for players who are not GMs, and 4). After these four steps are completed the team or individual is ready for participation

 

Roster Management

Players must clearly register their name, student ID numbers, telephone numbers and at least two emergency contact numbers with names and relationship to participants. General Managers are responsible for turning in the appropriate information before the first schedule game. The roster must be turned in 15 minutes before the team’s first game. Added roster members must complete registration and have the roster information completed before the roster deadline. GENERAL MANAGERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING ALL PARTICIPANTS ON THEIR ROSTER ARE ELIGIBILE.

 

Free Agents

Individuals who are not on a team are considered free agents. Any team can select a free agent. If the free agent is not selected on a team, the Intramural staff has the authority to place the free agents on team that is deemed appropriate.

 

General Managers

 The managers are very important to the success of the team. The General Manager is a vital link between the C-REC Intramurals and the students of their team. This person should be a good communicator, organized, responsible and respected among his or her peers. Each team or organization must have a General Manager. The method by which this person is chosen is left entirely up to the organization.

Responsibilities include:

a. Organize team rosters and enter them into competition before the deadline dates.

b. Encourage participation in all intramural activities.

c. Check eligibility of all players.

d. Notify teams and players of date, time, and place of scheduled events.

e. Make sure team attends schedule games and never forfeits a game

f. Attend all mandatory scheduled managers’ meetings; be held accountable for all information and sport rules discussed at the meetings. Managers must attend all meetings, if not the team is ineligible to play.

h. Accept responsibility for the conduct of team members before, during and after all intramural programs.

 

LEAGUE AND TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE

League Play

Leagues will be formed according to division. Divisions are formed by the Intramural league staff. We offer students the opportunity to stick with a specific team for multiple weeks in an effort to accumulate as many wins as possible prior to being placed in a playoff tournament with other teams from the same league. Depending on the size of the league, team or other activity play shall be conducted with a single or double round robin league play. Leagues normally run five to eight weeks long and offer students the opportunity to receive recognition as the league champions, outstanding sportsmanship ratings and, depending on the league, placement on the “All-Star” team at the end of the league (See event specific details on all-star voting.)  Play-offs will be conducted with a single game elimination. All teams or individuals shall advance to the play-offs in their respective divisions. Each team will be put into brackets according to their division and seed. Teams or individuals will be ranked according to winning percentage, sportsmanship rating, and points allowed. Only the championship team will receive awards.

 

Tournament Play

Individuals and teams shall draw from a hat. After the drawing each team will be placed in the bracket of the division and seed they picked. All games will be conducted with a single game elimination. The championship game will be played between the last two teams or individuals. C-REC may find it necessary to combine divisions or cancel the tournament in instances where there are too few entries in a particular division.

 

Team Sports

Basketball, capture the flag, dodge ball, flag football, kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, slow pitch softball, soccer, and volleyball.

 

Individual & Dual Sports

Beach volleyball, racquetball and tennis.

 

 

Nonphysical Activities

Chess, gaming night, online intramurals, spades.

 

Special Events

5k Run, C-REC Golf, Olympic Game Day, Tug of War (Great Race) Wednesday                                                             Night Excite Night, Halloween Night.

 

C REC AND NIRSA

C-REC leagues abide by National Intramural Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA) rules and regulations. NIRSA promotes friendly competition between college campuses across the nation and holds regional and national tournaments in various sports throughout the year. Through these leagues, our campus hopes to send either the league champion and/or an “all-star” team to one of these regional NIRSA tournaments in the very near future.

ALL STARS

At the conclusion of a league, there will be an All-Star team selected. The team will consist of players from all levels and divisions (when applicable) and will be chosen with input from captains, officials and intramural staff. Skills, impact, attitude, and sportsmanlike conduct will be taken into account when selecting the team(s).

If you have any questions or would like to nominate an individual for the All-Star team, please contact the Campus Recreation at (575) 538-6139.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP

The Intramural Advisory Council (IAC)

The C-REC office recognizes the importance of student leadership that contributes greatly to an excellent operating intramural program. The IAC is composed of students with leadership abilities and with an interest in sports. These students represent the different facets of campus life, i.e. housing, sorority, fraternity, independent, nursing program students, and graduate students. The Council is a voluntary group, which act as a consulting body to the Intramural Supervisor. The Council also acts as a disciplinary board for the Intramural sport programs, providing the fundamental principle of "due process" for all participants. It is the goal of the Intramural Advisory Council to allow student input and ideas so the Campus Recreation Department may better serve the campus community.

 

Intramural Advisory Council Officers positions:

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Public Relations

 

 

EXTRAMURAL COMPETITION

If teams are interested in representing WNMU at various State/Regional/National competitions they must contact the C-REC staff at least 2 weeks prior to the selected tournament. If C-REC receives interest from more teams than we can support at the tournament, team players will be drafted by the supervisor. All teams will be evaluated on the following criteria: Sportsmanship, Current record, and Prior extramural experience.

 

Possible Tournaments (check websites for locations and fees):

LCIRSA (Louisiana Collegiate Intramural Recreational Sports Association) (http://www.lcirsa.org)

 

Fall: Flag Football, Volleyball

 

Spring: Basketball, Softball

 

ACIS Tournaments (American Collegiate Intramural Sports) (http://www.acisports.com)

 

Fall: Flag Football

 

Spring: Basketball

 

NIRSA Tournaments (National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association) (http://www.nirsa.org/)

 

Fall: Flag Football

 

Spring: Basketball

 

PROMOTING SPORTSMANSHIP

Sportsmanship Rating System

The sportsmanship rating system is intended to be an objective scale by which teams’ attitudes and behavior can be assessed throughout the regular season and playoffs. Behavior before, during, and after a contest will be included in this rating. This rating will influence playoff seeding and extramural eligibility. The General Manager is responsible for educating and informing all players and spectators affiliated with his/her team about the system.

 

The sportsmanship of each team in each contest shall be rated by the officials and/or scorekeepers. The authority of the C-REC staff exists before, during and after a contest. C-REC staff may amend a rating at any time for inappropriate conduct, use of ineligible player, use of a suspended player, and/or inaccuracy in reporting.

NOTE:  The C-REC staff have been instructed not to comment to teams about ratings. Teams may view their ratings online the following day and contact the Intramural Office with any questions.

4 (Normal Game) -Players were signed in early and prepared to play at game time. Players and/or spectators were courteous, respectful, and encouraging to other participants and officials.

3 (Some problems) -Players and/or spectators were courteous and respectful but had a few minor problems or incidents which may or may not merit a warning from the C-REC staff.

2 (Difficulty) -Players and/or spectators were not courteous or respectful and had a number of problems or incidents which may or may not merit a penalty. Managers exhibits minor control over his/herself and his/her teammates and spectators. Teams receiving at least one technical foul, unsportsmanlikepenalty, or a yellow card should receive no higher than a 2. A team fails to appear for a contest (non-appearance forfeit).

1 (Harassment) -Team is constantly commenting to the officials and/or opponents. Manager exhibits little or no control over teammates or spectators. Majority of the individuals on the team were disrespectful of opponents and/or C-REC staff on a regular basis. Teams receiving multiple unsportsmanlike (technical foul, yellow card, etc) penalties or an ejection should receive no higher than a 1.

0 (Unacceptable) -Team is completely uncooperative and out of control before, during or after a contest. General Manager exhibits poor or no control over self, team, and/or spectators. A team receiving three unsportsmanlike (technical foul, yellow card, etc) penalties should receive no higher than a 0 and the game terminated immediately. A team forfeits (any reason other than non-appearance). If a team receives more than one unacceptable rating they will be removed from the league.

 

 

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

Players shall not commit acts of unsportsmanlike conduct. In the event anyone acts in an unsportsmanlike manner before, during, or after an Intramural contest, the official(s) and supervisors at the game site have the complete authority to take action, as they deem necessary in order to keep the game in control.

Unsportsmanlike conduct includes, but not limited to: arguments with officials and staff by any player, coach, manager, or spectator; flagrant foul, fighting, etc., before, during or after a contest. No player, coach, or team shall:

·         Use foul or derogatory language, threaten, or verbally abuse any other participant or C-REC employee before, during, or after a game

·          Participate in a game for which he/she is ineligible

·         Argue with or berate the game official(s).

·         Intentionally strike, push, trip, or flagrantly foul another player.

·         Mistreat the facility, equipment, or supplies of C-REC.

 

All unsportsmanlike penalties, technical fouls, yellow cards and unsportsmanlike fouls/acts will be recorded. The accumulation of two such fouls/acts in either a regular season or playoff game will result in an automatic ejection from the contest.

 

Tobacco, Alcohol, and other Drug Policy

 

  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the premises.
  • Consumption, or suspicious involvement with alcohol, will be reason for expulsion and possible exclusion from further C-REC services.
  • Western New Mexico University is designated as a drug and tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of all drugs and tobacco products are prohibited.

 

Fighting

There is a zero tolerance for fighting, Individuals fighting on property will be suspended a minimum of one (1) semester from all C-REC facilities & programs. Actual suspension will be based on the nature of the fight. Depending on the severity of the fight an individual may lose C-REC privileges for life.

 

Ejections

C-REC reserves the right to eject any individual, team or spectator who interrupts the flow of a game in any manner. Players do not have to accumulate the required number of infractions to be ejected by an intramural sports official, supervisor or professional/administrative staff. Players may be ejected before, during, or after any contest and ejections can be made by any official on the contest or any intramural supervisors or professional/administrative staff. The jurisdiction of the intramural staff begins when the participant/spectator enters the C-REC facility and ends when the involved persons leave the facility in which the contest is being held and the visual confines of the playing area. Any ejected player(s) must leave the playing area and facility immediately. If the player refuses to leave within a reasonable time, the game will be defaulted. Managers must assist intramural staff with retrieving the ejected participant's identification. Ejected players are ineligible to participate in any C-REC activity or access any C-REC facility until they meet with the Intramurals supervisor. The player must email or call the C-REC Office to schedule an appointment and seek reinstatement.

 

Be advised that any suspension will begin when the meeting with the C-REC staff occurs, not at the time of the ejection/altercation. It is the responsibility of the ejected participant to set up a meeting time with the C-REC Office. Until this meeting takes place, the offending participant is considered an ineligible player and is not allowed to participate in any C-REC activity or access any C-REC facility. This includes games that he/she may have in other sports or divisions, the same night as the ejection.

 

PROTESTS

Only protests based on questions of player eligibility and rule interpretation (when misinterpretation affects the outcome of the game) will be accepted. Protests which challenge the accuracy of a judgment call made by the officials or intramural supervisors will not be accepted. The team manager must make any protest involving rule interpretation to the Intramural Office prior to the continuation of play. Once a situation has passed it is no longer subject to change or protest. Any team protesting eligibility must furnish the player(s) in question's full name. During the regular season, any team found to be using an ineligible player will default all games which that individual played and be subject to removal from the league. All regular season protests must be filed before the final record deadline, which is 4:00 p.m. of the day following the end of the regular season. In the playoffs, if an eligibility protest is found valid, the protesting team advances, but the previous rounds remain the same. During the playoffs, any team protesting the eligibility of a player must do so by noon (12 p.m.) of the next business day to allow the intramural staff adequate time to determine the validity of the protest. If their next playoff game is that same day, the protest must be turned in immediately following the protested game. Teams may be randomly screened for ineligible players by the intramural staff without a protest being filed. In cases where a team chooses to protest eligibility at any point after a championship contest and the protest is upheld, the specific league will not declare a champion, no championship game will be rescheduled and no t-shirts will be awarded.

 

PETS

No pets are allowed at any C-REC facility. People bringing animals such as dogs or any other animal will be asked to remove them immediately from the premises. Repeat offenders will be cited and could face more severe punishment.

 

POSTPONEMENTS AND FORFEITS

1. If a team is unable to attend a scheduled contest but desires to play the game at another time or date, it may be possible to reschedule. Requests for rescheduling must be received at least two working days in advance of the originally scheduled time of contest. In elimination tournaments, postponed contests must be rescheduled within a period of time that will not delay progress in the tournament itself. In the tournament setting both teams must agree with the rescheduled time.

2. A request will be granted only if all teams involved agree to reschedule their game times. It will be the responsibility of the requesting team to contact the other teams. Teams that postpone games or agree to forfeit without notifying the Recreational Sports Office could lose their eligibility.

3. All contests shall be played on the date at the time scheduled. Teams not ready to play at game time will be charged with a forfeit, subject to the discretion of the officials, supervisor, and/or staff. Games lost by forfeit will not be rescheduled for any reason.

a. If a team leaves before the forfeit is duly noted by an official or supervisor, then both teams will be charged with a forfeit.

b. The team that is present at a forfeit must have a full complement of players allowed for that sport or both teams will be charged with a forfeit.

c. In the event one team is short the required number of players for that sport, the other team manager can agree to play the game. It then becomes a legal game and cannot be protested on the grounds that an illegal team was fielded.

4. In the event both teams and the C-REC intramurals staff have agreed to play the game after the scheduled starting time has elapsed, no protest which is based on the starting time will be considered.

           

RAIN OUTS/CANCELLATIONS/RESCHEDULING

Games that are cancelled due to poor weather or field conditions will be rescheduled at the earliest possible time. Managers are urged to maintain contact with the C-REC office in order to find out of the new game time. If a game is unable to be rescheduled, both teams involved will receive a tie and a 4 sportsmanship points. C-REC Leagues and Tournaments staff will attempt to reschedule all cancelled games, but no guarantees can be made. The C-REC office can be called for current game status and/or field conditions. The C-REC intramural office will call, email, and text each managers to give them notice of cancellation. Managers are required to inform players of their teams about the cancellation.


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