I. Playing for Two Teams
- Individuals may not compete for two different teams in the same sport. In the event that an individual plays for two teams in the same sport, the individual in question will be ineligible for further competition in that sport. Both teams that the individual plays for will forfeit any game in which that individual has played with the exception of the very first game.
- A rostered player on a team may substitute once for a second team, but only if that team is short the minimum number of players and only if it has the approval of the opposing team’s captain.
- In these situations, AAA and AA players may not substitute for lower classification teams.
II. Playing in Two Programs
- An individual MAY participate in two programs in the same sport i.e. Mens/Womens and Coed.
- No individual may participate in both the Men’s and Women’s programs.
- When an OPEN program classification is offered, any student may participate.
III. Disbanding Team
- If a team disbands, its members are then eligible to join any other team provided the disbanding team has not competed in two (2) games.
IV. Playoff Participation
- No player will be eligible for playoff participation unless that person has participated with the team in at least one (1) contest during the regular season.
- Individuals who remained injured or in absentia for the duration of the regular season schedule must clear their eligibility through the IM Office prior to the playoffs.
V. Injury Replacements
- If an intramural team carrying the minimum number of players required for participation loses one of its players due to an injury, that team may replace the injured player with anyone who has not previously participated for any other team during that sport’s season.
- ALL INJURY REPLACEMENTS MUST BE CLEARED WITH THE CONSENT OF THE INTRAMURAL DIRECTORS PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION.
- If a team has additional players on its roster above the minimum number required for participation they will not be allowed to replace the injured player with another.
VI. Intercollegiate/ Sport Club Athletes
- Current intercollegiate/sport club team members are eligible to participate in any sport in the Intramural Sports program. There are, however, a number of limitations that each team captain and/or intercollegiate/club athlete must recognize before such participation will be sanctioned.
- Individuals in an intercollegiate/sport club status will be allowed to participate in the sport or its related sport in which they are an intercollegiate/sport club member under the following limitations:
- Individuals in an intercollegiate/sport club status may only compete in the division that allows for thehighest level of competition (usually AAA) for that sport. Individuals may participate for any team competing at that level under the following limitations:
SPORT DIVISION RATE PER TEAM ROSTER
Volleyball Men’s/Women’s 2 per team
Volleyball Coed 1 man, 1 woman
Basketball Men’s/Women’s 1 per team
Basketball Coed 1 man or 1 woman
Water Polo Men’s/Women’s 2 per team*
Water Polo Coed 1man*, 1 woman*
Soccer Men’s/Women’s 3 per team*
Soccer Coed 2 men*, 1 woman* or
2 women*, 1man*
Softball/ Men’s/Women’s 3 per team
Baseball Coed 2 men, 1 woman or
2 women, 1 man
Floor Hockey/ Men’s, Women’s, 2 per team
Ice Hockey Coed 2 per team
Team Tennis Men’s, Women’s 1 per team
Team Tennis Coed 1 per team
Indoor Soccer Men’s, Women’s 3 per team*
Coed 2 men, 1 woman*
1 man, 2 women*
* May not play goalie position
Intercollegiate/Sport Club team members will be eligible to participate in any other intramural team sport activity with restriction to include:
3on3 Basketball Flag Football Team Badminton
4on4 Volleyball Hawaiian Football Sand Volleyball
An individual is considered to be an intercollegiate or sport club team member if the individual in question is currently practicing and/or playing with the intercollegiate/sport club team while that particular intramural season is in progress. Any individual who drops or is cut from the team before the first regular ICA season contest will still be eligible.
In the event an intramural sport is conducted before intercollegiate or sport club competition in that sport, an individual’s eligibility status shall be determined by his or her status during the previous year. If the individual participated as an intercollegiate/sport club team member for even one contest during the previous year or any 4-year institution, the individual shall be counted as having intercollegiate status.
Previous year’s intercollegiate/sport club athletes and athletes who “redshirt” (sit out a year of their intercollegiate athletic eligibility) are eligible to participate but will be considered and counted as intercollegiate/sport club athletes and must adhere to all aforementioned limitations. “Redshirts” will be eligible to compete in intramural activities immediately the next academic year if not in an intercollegiate/sport club status for the next entire intramural year.
VII. The Use of Ineligible Players
- Any student participating in an intramural activity that is found to be ineligible shall be barred from further intramural competition in that sport for the remainder of the season. All games in which such a player participates while ineligible shall be forfeited to the opponents.
VIII. Unsportsmanlike Conduct
- Actions that are potentially dangerous to the participants of the game and/or conduct that is detrimental to the purpose of intramural sports will not be tolerated.
- No players may physically intimidate or verbally abuse either fellow participants and/or student officials. Violations of this nature will be considered unsportsmanlike conduct and at the discretion of the official, may result in disqualification from the contest.
- Any acts of aggressive physical violence (fighting) will not be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to: throwing a punch, kicking an individual, retaliating an aggressive act, or any other physically aggressive behavior. Any player guilty of such an action immediately before, during, or after an intramural contest shall be immediately expelled from the contest and shall be subject to immediate review for their action by the directors of the Intramural Sports program.
- The normal penalty for substantiated acts of aggressive physical violence is expulsion from the entire Intramural Sports program for the duration of one calendar year. Additionally, a report of such conduct will be forwarded to the Dean’s Office, and the student or students involved may be subject to further university discipline.
- If a third party joins a fight (this includes players or spectators), the individuals involved will be expelled for one calendar year and the teams involved will be withdrawn from competition for the rest of the season.
IX. Response Procedures for Participants in a Fight or Unsportsmanlike Conduct Situation
- Any participant removed from a contest under the definitions outlined under Section-8 must request (within 48 hours of the incident) an appointment with either of the directors of Intramural Sports for the purpose of review of the incident.
- Failure to complete this procedure will immediately suspend the participant or participants from further participation in any intramural sports activity.