I. Team Rosters
All team rosters should be completed in full before being submitted at the team captain’s meeting.
They should include student identification numbers and faculty/staff recreation card numbers.
Additions and subtractions to team rosters must be completed before the start of the third league game of the season.
II. Who is Eligible?
Students currently enrolled in regular sessions at UC San Diego as a graduate or undergraduate are eligible to participate.
Faculty and staff of the University (UCSD) with current Recreation Cards are also eligible.
Eligibility Checks will be conducted at random throughout the season for all Intramural Sports – Participants are expected to provide proof of eligibility at all Intramural Contests and failure to do so may result in their suspension from Intramural Play.
III. Who is NOT Eligible?
UC San Diego Alumni
Spouses of students, faculty, and staff.
Faculty and staff without UC San Diego Recreation Cards.
Staff who are 49% or below.
Masters Swim and Friends of UC San Diego Recreation Cardholders.
Friends/Relatives/Other Students who do not attend UC San Diego.
Community UC San Diego Recreation Card holders.
Any others who do not meet one of the three conditions for eligibility.
IV. Medical and Liability Information
It is the responsibility of all intramural participants to ascertain whether their own health conditions make it advisable to participate in a particular sport. The University cannot assume such responsibility.
Medical treatment in case of injury is the individual’s own responsibility. Minimum first aid emergency treatment (ice, bandages) will be administered by the Intramural Staff, but any injury requiring further treatment will be referred to the UC San Diego Police.
All student participants are urged to enroll in the Student Health Insurance plan that is made available at registration.
All participants are required to sign a medical liability waiver before participating in any Intramural contest
V. Rescheduling Games
All teams are eligible to reschedule ONE league game during the course of the regular season with the consent of the opposing team’s captain.
Teams that initiate a rescheduled game assume responsibility for confirming with the IM Office all logistical details of the make-up game. This must be done before the conclusion of the regular season for that sport. Failure to do so will result in a loss being assessed the team initiating the rescheduled game.
Teams desiring to reschedule a game should first contact the IM Office for possible open dates and facilities, and then confirm with the opposing team captain.
Rescheduled games resulting from inclement weather are not counted against the one-game limit.
Rescheduling play-off games are much more difficult due to time and facility constraints and are rarely accommodated by the IM Office.
Any team that wishes to protest a game must notify the Sports Assistant on duty immediately after the incident that the game will be played under protest.
If a team is suspicious about a player’s eligibility, a complaint must be lodged immediately. If a team plays the game without reporting the contested eligibility, any subsequent protest’s are subject to dismissal.
A written detailed report of the protested incident must be submitted to the IM Office no later that 24 hours after the game’s conclusion. All protests will be reviewed by the Intramural protest board (IM Director, Associate or Assistant IM Director, and Student IM Assistant). Decision of the board will be final.
Protests directly involving the judgment of a referee or official will not be considered.
Protests that arise during play-off contests shall be settled immediately after the protest has been lodged by the field supervisor on duty. All decisions will be final.
When appropriate separate play-off tournaments will be conducted for separate skill level classifications at the discretion of the Intramural Staff.
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 the highest 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.