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Competitive Sports

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Intramurals

  • Registration

    To avoid confusion and keep our program running smoothly, registration forms for team and individual sports are due by 5 p.m. of the deadline date.

    All team rosters are final at the conclusion of the last regular season game.

  • Eligibility

    • Individuals - Participants must be currently enrolled as a student at UB or employed as a faculty/staff member at UB. Participants must present proper identification prior to registering for an activity, as well as prior to the beginning of each and every event. If a player does not have the necessary identification materials, he/she will be ineligible to participate in that day’s event. Required identification for eligible participants is a valid UB photo ID (can be acquired at the Campus Card Office, Academic Center, Room 105).
    • Intramural Staff – CRW staff has the right to reexamine any participant's IDs. If someone is caught using an ID card that is not his/her own, it will be confiscated by the Intramural Supervisor.
    • Team Rosters – a playeris bound to the first team for which he/she plays; players may not switch teams during the season. In cases where a player participates for multiple teams, the player will be disqualified from further competition.
    • MICA Students - participation in intramural leagues is permitted with the following conditions:
                        1. A valid MICA student photo ID shall be presented to intramural officials before each game.
                        2. All UB Intramural policies apply to participants.
                        3. Must have valid CRW membership ID.
    • Sportsmanship Average: To be eligible for the playoffs, a team must have a 3.0 sportsmanship average and must maintain that average throughout the playoffs.
    • Eligible Players: It is the responsibility of the captain to make sure that the players on his/her team are eligible. All games in which an illegal player participates will be forfeited.
    • Forfeits: Any team forfeiting two or more games will be ineligible for the playoffs.
    • Eligibility Exceptions - Golf tournament. At least one player in each foursome must be intramural-eligible, but the rest of the players needn’t be.
  • Captains Responsibilities

    Each team participating in intramural team sports should elect or appoint a “captain".

    • General: The team captain is the link between the Intramural Sports Office and the participants. Team captains are responsible for making sure that all members of their teams are aware of all Intramural Sports policies and rules. Captains are responsible for their teams’ sportsmanship, and in some cases may be held accountable for the actions of individuals on their teams, and possibly spectators as well.
    • Organizational Meeting: Refer to the Intramural Sports calendar and printed literature for each specific sport for Captains Meeting dates, times, and location. It is mandatory that the team captain or a team representative attend this pre-season meeting where policies, rules, and league schedules are distributed and discussed. If this meeting is missed, a team representative is required to meet with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports within 24 hours to ensure they will be permitted into the league.
    • Identification: Each participant is required to bring a valid University of Baltimore identification card or CRW ID to every activity area. Failure to do so will result in that participant being ineligible to sign in and play. (See Behavior Policy #11)
    • Signing The Score Sheet: The team captain is responsible for signing a score sheet at the end of the game. This allows the captain to verify that the score was kept correctly and that they are aware of the sportsmanship grade.
  • Forfeit Policy

    Each team participating in intramural team sports should elect or appoint a “captain".

    • League Sports: Any team or individual failing to report to the activity site by the scheduled starting time shall forfeit the contest to their opponent unless prior arrangements are made with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and/or the Intramural Supervisor. If both teams fail to report, each team will be given a forfeit.
                        • Grace Period: Each team is given a 5 minute grace period only if the following conditions are met:
                                            1. The team must forfeit their first half time outs.
                                            2. All participants must also be dressed, signed in, and ready to participate at the end of the grace period.
                        • If the following conditions are not fulfilled or agreed upon between the supervisor and the forfeiting team, the game will result in a forfeit.
    • Tournaments: Any team or individual failing to report to the activity site by the scheduled starting time shall forfeit the contest to their opponent unless prior arrangements are made with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and/or the Intramural Supervisor. If both teams fail to report, each team will be given a forfeit.
                        • Grace Period: A 5 minute grace period is available for any regular tournament or playoff match. The following conditions apply in order for the grace period to be valid. All participants must not only be present, but ready to participate at the end of this period. If the preceding conditions are not fulfilled or agreed upon between the competing participant, the supervisor (if present), and the forfeiting participant, then the match will result in a forfeit. In situations of a best of 3 or 5, if a participant is late but still within the 5-minute grace period, they will only forfeit the first game of the match. If they exceed the 5-minute grace period, they forfeit the entire match.
                        • Reinstatement Policy: If a participant forfeits out of a tournament (forfeits two or more matches), they must schedule a meeting with the  Assistant Director of Competitive Sports in order to be able to compete in another tournament.
    • Official Score: The official score of a forfeited Soccer game is 5-0. The official score of a forfeited basketball game is 25-0.
    • Minimum Players: Each sport’s set of rules contain a minimum number of players required to be maintained throughout the entire game. If the opponent forfeits, the opposing team is still required to have at least the minimum number of players to avoid a double forfeit.
    • Illegal Players: If a team uses an illegal player in the regular season, all games or contests in which that player participated will be declared forfeits and a victory will be given to their opponent(s). If this occurs during the playoffs, the team will be disqualified from the tournament and the opponent will move on in the bracket.
    • Disqualification: If a team forfeits two games in a season, they will be declared ineligible for the playoffs and will be dropped from the league entirely.
    • Defaults: Any team knowing that they will not be able to participate in a regular season or playoff contest may verbally notify the Intramural Office to default. Verbal notification must be made to the Intramural Office by 2:00pm the day of the game to be considered a legally defaulted contest. A team that legally defaults a game will receive a loss in league standings, but not a forfeit. A default does not negatively impact a team’s forfeit minimum.
    • Rescheduling Policy: Players/Teams may not reschedule games unless approved by both opponents and the  Assistant Director of Competitive Sports.
  • Sportsmanship

    • Team Names: The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports reserves the right to change names of teams deemed offensive, profane, and/or inappropriate.
    • Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Unsportsmanlike conduct is at the discretion of the intramural staff.
    • Ejected Participant: Any ejected participant must leave the activity site immediately. At this time, the player who was ejected will be ineligible to participate in any intramural activity until he/she has completed the reinstatement procedure with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports.
    • Ejected Participant Reinstatement: Any ejected participant who is seeking reinstatement must petition in writing (letter or e-mail) to the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports for a reinstatement hearing. The petition must include a description of the events leading up to and during the incident, rationale for actions of the ejected participant, rationale for why the participant should be reinstated and contact information (name, e-mail address, phone number, and UB ID number). Upon receiving the petition, a hearing will be arranged between the ejected participant and the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports where a decision will be made regarding reinstatement.
    • Team Sportsmanship Ratings: Intramural staff and game officials will evaluate teams and assign a sportsmanship grade following each game. Ratings are given based on the following criteria:
                        • 4 – Outstanding sportsmanship and conduct: All players cooperate fully with staff and officials and the captain controls his/her team.
                        • 3 – Good sportsmanship and conduct: Team members are in control throughout the contest. Only minor infractions and non-harmful conduct.
                        • 2 – Below average sportsmanship and conduct: Verbal dissent or aggression towards the opposing team resulting in a yellow card. Any team receiving one sportsmanship-related yellow card or technical foul will receive no higher than a 2.
                        • 1 – Poor sportsmanship and conduct: Team members continually show disrespect for the opposing team and officials. The team captain shows little or no control over the team. Any team receiving two sportsmanship-related yellow cards, two technical fouls, or one sportsmanship-related red card will receive a 1.
                        • 0 – Unacceptable sportsmanship and conduct: The team is completely uncooperative, resulting in several yellow and/or red cards to be issued. Any team receiving three sportsmanship-related cards and/or causing the game to be ended early will receive a 0. The team captain must meet with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports to be reinstated to the league after a 0.
  • Behavior

    It is the responsibility of participants and spectators to cooperate with Intramural employees in controlling spectators or team followers.

                      • Participants and spectators acting in an inappropriate manner will be asked to leave the playing area by the Intramural Supervisor.

    Any participant or spectator who commits, incites, or aids others in committing any of the following acts of misconduct shall be subject to removal from Intramural Sports participation:

      1. Participant or spectator hits, strikes, or pushes an employee (student or professional) – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 semester.
      2. Hitting or striking another participant or spectator – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 semester.
      3. Threatening behavior (verbal or physical) before, during, or after a contest toward an employee (student or professional) – indefinite suspension from IM Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
      4. Threatening behavior (verbal or physical, can include fighting, etc.) toward another participant or spectator before, during, or after contest – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
      5. Verbally abusing an employee (student or professional) – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
      6. Verbally abusing a participant, opponent, user, guest, or member – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities-minimum: 1 game.
      7. Any action(s) which could potentially cause equipment or facility damage and/or personal injury – indefinite suspension from Intramural Sports programs and activities- minimum: 1 game.
      8. An Individual or team receiving multiple unsportsmanlike conduct fouls -the player(s) will be suspended for a game/max: season. A team will be dropped from league play and/or ineligible for playoffs.
      9. Team players and captains are expected to be cooperative and honest when asked for assistance in identifying individuals who may be involved in incidents. Failure to do so may result in an individual and/or team penalty including game or season forfeiture.
      10. Failure to cooperate with staff (i.e., giving name, completing forms, etc.) after an ejection-minimum: game forfeiture.
      11. Any participant using an assumed name, or using an UB photo ID card illegally will be declared ineligible from all Intramural Sports program for the academic year. Team will forfeit play-off games for the immediate incident.

    The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports has final authority in any and all behavior related issues.

  • Protest

    If a team/participant feels an official has made an incorrect interpretation of a rule or questions the eligibility of a player, the team captain may request a time out and inform an official that he/she wishes to have a ruling on the interpretation by the Intramural Supervisor.

      1. Eligibility: Protests based on the eligibility of an opponent must be completed within 24 hours of the completion of the game in which the opponent’s eligibility is in question.
      2. Rule Interpretation: Questions pertaining to the interpretation of rules by officials must be resolved on the field/court at the time the interpretation occurs, prior to the next live ball, and by the Intramural Sports Supervisor.

        If corrections are necessary, the Intramural Staff shall make them immediately and the team/participant shall not be charged with a time out. However, if the interpretation was correct in the opinion of the supervisor, the protesting team/participant will be charged with a time out; if the team does not have any remaining time outs, the appropriate delay penalty (sport specific) will be enforced. If the participant still does not agree with the decision, a protest form can be obtained from the Intramural Sports Supervisor. The Supervisor will inform both teams that the remainder of the game is being played under protest. The form must be turned into the Intramural Office within 24 hours of the completion of the game. The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports will determine the final outcome of all written protests.
      1. Officials’ Judgment: No protest will be accepted which involves the judgment of a game official.
      1. Final Authority: The Assistant Director of Competitive Sports will make all final decisions on written protests.
  • Dress Code

    • Dress Code: Please refer to the CRW Dress Code Policy.
    • Jerseys: For some sports, contrasting color jerseys and/or jerseys with numbers are required. Jerseys may be checked out from the Intramural Sports Scorekeeper at the activity site.
    • Proper Footwear: Proper footwear must be worn for all sports. For outdoor sports, cleats may be worn but they must be rubber, plastic, or plastic-tipped cleats (metal cleats are not permitted). For indoor sports, non-marking athletic shoes must be worn.
    • Players Wearing Jewelry: All jewelry is illegal for all sports. Any player wearing jewelry will be asked to leave the game and not be permitted to return until the jewelry is removed or taped up. Intramurals is not responsible for supplying tape.
    • Medical Alert Bracelets: Any medical alert bracelets will be permitted, but they must be taped to the body with the medical data visible