Intramural Sports - Rules and Eligibility
Players must clearly register their name, student ID number, and telephone on the appropriate team roster on IMLeagues.com to be eligible for competition. Rosters must be fully complete with the minimum number of participants.
Players may be added to the team roster through the last week of the regular season. Failure to have a complete roster makes a team ineligible for playoffs. Placing a name on a game score sheet does not make a person eligible to participate.
For co-ed games, the on-court male/female ratio must be as follows:
- 3-on-3 Basketball: At least (1) member of each gender must be on the court at all times. Example: 2 men/1 woman or 2 women/1 man.
- 5-on-5 Basketball: At least (2) members of each gender must be on the court at all times. Example: 3 men/2 women or 3 women/2 men.
- 7-on-7 Flag Football: At least (3) members of each gender must be on the field at all times. Example: 4 men/3 women or 4 women/3 men.
- 11-on-11 Soccer: At least (5) members of each gender must be on the field at all times, Goalies can be either gender.
- 6-on-6 Soccer and Floor Hockey: At least (2) members of each gender must be on the court at all times. Example: 4 men/2 women or 4 women/2 men. There are no restrictions on what gender the goalie must be.
- 6-on-6 Volleyball: At least (2) members of each gender must be on the court at all times. Example: 4 men/2 women or 4 women/2 men
- 4-on-4 Volleyball and Wallyball: At least (2) members of each gender must be on the court at all times. Example: 2 men/2 women.
- Softball: At least (5) members of each gender must be on the field at all times. Example: 5 men/5 women.
- Dodge ball: At least (4) members of each gender must be on the court at all times. Example: 4 men/4 women.
If not playing without the full amount of players, you can only have one extra man/woman on the field of play (not including goalies in soccer and floor hockey). For more information please reference the rulebook for each individual sport.
Along with the team roster, each member of the team must complete a Hold Harmless Agreement before playing in a contest.
Playing on Multiple Teams
A player may compete on as many teams as desired (i.e. men’s/women’s and co-ed) throughout the regular season. Only 50% of a team can form another team to compete in another division or league within the same sport. This means the same team cannot compete in the Competitive division and the Recreation division. Only half the players on the teams can appear on both rosters once playoffs begin.
Individuals will need to decide which team they will play for if scheduling conflicts arise during the regular season or during playoffs. Once playoffs have started a player may only play for one team within a division and may not switch teams if the team they are playing for is eliminated.
For clarification, a player may compete in basketball on different teams in multiple divisions, i.e. men’s, co-ed, competitive or recreation. A player may not compete for two teams in the same division once playoffs start, i.e. two different men’s competitive teams.
Use of an assumed name to participate in an intramural sport is an honor code violation. Any team using a player with an assumed name will automatically forfeit the contest(s) and will receive an unacceptable sportsmanship rating. Both the player and team are disqualified from further competition until they have met with the Intramural Coordinator.
To compete in the playoffs, an individual must have played in at least one (1) regularly scheduled game for the team he/she intends to represent (their full name must appear on the game score sheet and roster). Forfeit games may be counted if the individual was present. Only team members who were at the final play-off game are eligible to receive the intramural championship t-shirt.
While all officials try their best, mistakes do occur. A protest will be considered only if it involves a question of proper procedure, player eligibility, or error in the interpretation of a rule. Any questions, which concern the judgment of an official or activity supervisor, are not adequate grounds for protest.
For eligibility protests, all protests must be made within 48 hours of the original match. If a team would like to protest during the game the eligibility of a player from the opposing team, the team captain must notify the official to stop play and then notify the supervisor on site. The game will be completed and the protest will be resolved after the conclusion of the contest.
If a player or players are found to be ineligible, the team committing the infraction will be forced to forfeit the contest. If this happens during the playoffs the non-infracting team will advance to the next round. A protest can be made up to 48 hours after the contest during the regular season. In this scenario the team committing the infraction will be forced to forfeit that game and all other games that they used ineligible players.
During playoffs protests on eligibility cannot be made after a contest is completed as these games are often time sensitive to the next contest, and often these protests are made in spite of loss by the non-infracting team. These teams can notify the supervisor on site so that those players in question may or may not be eligible to play in the team’s next contest.
- During an intramural contest, if a question is raised as to the proper interpretation of a rule of that activity, it is the responsibility of the captain of the offended team to immediately (before the ball is again put in play) ask the officials for a clarification.
- If the clarification does not resolve the issue, it is the responsibility of the captain of the offended team to immediately request the officials in charge of the contest to call an intramural supervisor to the scene to settle the issue.
- If the team captain is not satisfied with the way proper procedures have been followed and/or that a rule has been correctly interpreted after the intramural supervisor has made their ruling, it is the responsibility of the captain of the offended team to immediately declare that from that point on the contest is being played under protest. All pertinent information should then be recorded and initialed by both team captains and officials on the back of the game score sheet.
- The captain of the protesting team must then submit a formal protest in writing and in person to the intramural coordinator by the end of the next business day. A protest fee of $10.00 must accompany the protest. The protest fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld.
- Decisions rendered by the intramural coordinator concerning protests are final. Games in which a protest is upheld may be replayed from the point of protest. In any contest in which there are legitimate double protests, one shall nullify the other and the game will stand.
- The intramural staff reserves the right to handle any eligibility violations and/or rules and regulations compliance without formal protest.