Stephen F. Austin State University

Rules

Policies and Procedures Handbook

For a complete list of policies and procedures for Intramural participants, please refer to the 2013-2014 IMS Policies and Procedures Handbook.

New Policies and Changes Starting Fall 2013

Sport Club Participants
Sport Club participants are restricted only in sports that they are a club member of; i.e. club soccer = IMS soccer, club basketball = IMS basketball, club volleyball = IMS volleyball, etc. No IMS team may have more than two (2) club members on the field/court at the same time; there is no restriction on the number of Club members listed on a roster. Protests may be filed at the time of the infraction with the IMS Site Manager. Violations will result in forfeiture of the game in which the violation occurred.

NOTE: For softball, if a player is signed-in for a game they are considered "on the field" for purposes of this rule.

How many teams can I play for?
Greek - only one team in each division, still eligible to play on team in regular IMS

Residence Life - only one team in each division, still eligible to play on one team in regular IMS
• Divisions for Greek and Res Life: Men's, Women's and Co-rec

NOTE: The only change to this policy is the addition of the Greek League to "Specialty Leagues". Can only play on one Men's Recreational OR Men's Competitive team.

One-day Tournament Registration
Participants may register during any Major Team Sport registration or in the IMS Office. Registrations close 15 minutes prior to the start of the tournament.
a) A blind drawing and seeding will take place 10 minutes prior to the event to determine match-ups.
b) Tournament format will be determined at the event dependent upon entries. (Single or double elimination format)

Mid-Season and Weekend Tournaments
Registration for mid-season and weekend tournaments will be taken during any Major Team Sport Registration prior to the event. The deadline for each event varies. PLEASE CHECK FLYERS AND ONLINE FOR ACTUAL DEADLINES AND START TIMES.

Teams MUST pay for their team at the time of registration to secure a spot in the tournament.

All mid-season and weekend tournaments are pool play followed by a single elimination tournament format.

A minimum of four (4) teams in the division (men's, women's or co-rec) are required for champions to receive financial assistance to travel to regional events. NOTE: applies to mid-season flag football and mid-season basketball.

INDIVIDUAL AND DUAL EVENTS
Tournaments
For individual and dual tournaments, all registrations must be submitted to the Intramural Sports Office or onsite 15 minutes prior to the event. Ten minutes prior to the start of the event, players will draw their numbers that will correspond to the numbers on the brackets. Any players not present 10 minutes prior to the start of the event will be added to the remaining empty spots on the bracket. If a player is not present at the time their match is announced, they will have a two (2) minute grace period to arrive and begin. If the player(s) have not arrived two (2) minutes after their match has been announced, they will forfeit the match. Switching places in the bracket will not be allowed for any reason.

Leagues
For individual and dual leagues, registrations will be taken at the same time as major team sports. Participants must register with the registration table in the Student Recreation Center, and sign up on IMLeagues to be eligible to participate in the league. Matches will be scheduled via IMLeagues throughout the season, and a single elimination bracket will be held at the conclusion of the regular season. Teams will be given three (3) regular season games, followed by the playoff bracket.

PROCEDURE FOR PROTESTING ELIGIBILITY
If you choose to protest the number of Club players participating in a contest, you must do so at the immediate time of the infraction.