Any CSS student (undergrad or grad), faculty, and staff.
The Intramural Program is FREE to all students/faculty/staff.
At the end of the regular season, each team is ranked with the rest of the teams within the division. If your team has not forfeited, does not record any defaults, and maintains a 3.0 point sportsmanship rating average, your team should make playoffs. Playoffs last anywhere from one to two weeks. Whenever possible, Campus Rec tries to schedule a post-season extramural game with our CSS Champions vs. UWS's or UMD's Champions.
Co-Rec teams are comprised of a specific number of mens and womens players on the field/court at a time. There may never be more than one male player more than womens players on the court/field. Check specific IM Sports Rules for more information.
Open leagues allow any number or men and/or women to compete in this division. There are no restrictions in this type of league. Teams can be all men, all women, or any combination of the two. IM Sports offer co-rec or open divisions in the following sports: volleyball, kickball, dodgeball, wiffleball, badminton, bowling, ultimate frisbee, Eclipse Ball, and Sports Trivia.
A team forfeits if they fail to have the minimum number of players present at game time OR if a team fails to show up for their scheduled game. It is the entire team's responsibility to know when its games are scheduled and to show up on time. It is recommended that teams show up 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time so that games may begin on time. IM Staff will not delay the start of the game time to wait for pokey players. Game time IS forfeit time. A team can also receive a forfeit for not sending a captain/representative to the Captain's Meeting or due to poor sportsmanship. A default is recorded if a team notifies the League Supervisor and Intramural Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled game time. Two defaults = 1 forfeit. If a team forfeits twice, it is removed from the league and will not be allowed to compete in playoffs. Even one forfeit or any number of defaults can prevent teams from making playoffs depending on how the team is seeded otherwise.
Let's be honest. Forfeits suck. They suck for your opponents who show up to play and are waiting around to see if your team is going to make it on time. Forfeits are disrespectful to your opponents and the Intramural Staff who have to switch games around, reschedule, and hound you about making sure you and your teammates are showing up on time. This $25 administrative fee covers the extra time our staff needs to follow up and develop new league schedules, and we are hopeful that this will be a deterrent to prevent forfeits entirely. If you can't get your team to the game and forfeit, the captain will pay the $25 fee within 48 hours of that scheduled game to the Intramural Sports Coordinator in BWC 205. Paying this fee allows your team to get back on the schedule to play in the league. Teams that do forfeit may still have an opportunity to make playoffs depending on league record and sportsmanship ratings. If you don't want to play in the league, we will miss you. We really do want you to play, but we want you to show up with enough players.
Each captain for an Intramural Sports team is responsible for registering his/her team during the registration period. In addition, captains are responsible for communicating with all of his/her team members so that each player knows when and where the team is scheduled to play. Failure to communicate this information may result in a team forfeiting. All schedules are posted on the Intramural Sports bulletin board located in the hallway across from the Campus Rec front desk in the BWC. Captains are also responsible for knowing and informing their team members of the intramural sports rules, policies, and procedures. Anytime Campus Rec or an IM Staff member emails a captain, it is his/her responsiblity to communicate this information to the teams as well as reply to emails when indicated.
Free Agents are individuals who want to play in a league or tournament, but do not belong to a team. Anyone without a team can register as a FREE AGENT. A list of the free agent names is emailed to all team captains prior to the start of the league/tournament. It is not guaranteed that a Free Agent will be picked up by a team, but most usually are. If there are enough Free Agents to form a team, you may choose to do so.
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