ARTICLE I - TITLES
- INTRAMURAL COUNCIL
This organization shall be known as the University
of Delaware Intramural Council. This Council will consist of men's,
women's and coed intramural team captains or representatives of the
sports currently in season.
- RECREATION AND INTRAMURALS COMMITTEE
This Committee shall consider appropriate matters,
reflecting on Recreation and Intramurals, referred by the staff, faculty
and students. It shall monitor the Recreation and Intramural Programs
and serve in an advisory capacity to the Intramural Council. This Committee
will make recommendations regarding policies, procedures, structure
and function to the Intramural Coordinator. This Committee shall
consist of the Assistant Director of Recreation serving as Chair, the
Intramural Sports Coordinator, one Recreation Services professional
at-large and two students (one female and one male).
ARTICLE II - OBJECTIVE
To govern and promote intramural sports at the University
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
Any full-time undergraduate student, full-time graduate
student, faculty or staff member may be eligible to be a member of the
ARTICLE IV - REPRESENTATIVES
- Each member unit of IM Council shall send one
or more representatives to each Captain's meeting (a unit is defined
as any residence hall, fraternity/sorority or independent team participating
in a sport concurrent with the Captain's meeting).
- An elected representative from a residence hall
or fraternity/sorority should serve for the full year, rather than
for certain sports only. Duties shall be to organize teams within
the respective groups and attend all Council meetings, maintaining
communication between the Council and their groups.
ARTICLE V - ELIGIBILITY RULES
- Teams may not play ineligible players, even by mutual consent.
- All full-time undergraduate students (12 or
more credit hours) and their spouses are eligible for competition
except as noted herein.
- Full-time graduate students (9 credit hours
or more) and their spouses are eligible for intramural competition.
- All full-time faculty and staff and their spouses
are eligible for intramural competition.
- An individual may participate on only one male/female
team and one coed team of the same sport during the season. The first team played on is considered to be that person's eligible team. Any subsequent participation on another team constitues the use of an ineligible player.
- Any player caught playing on more than one team during a season will be subject to disciplinary action by the Coordinator of Intramural Sports.
- The use of a University ID other than one's own is strictly prohibited. False IDs will be confiscated by Intramural Staff and both the participant using said ID and the owner of the ID will be subject to disciplinary action.
- Any person eligible to purchase a membership
to use the Carpenter Sports Building may do so and be deemed eligible
for Intramural Participation.
- All Intramural events require participants to present a University of Delaware ID card to participate. The official entry form supplied by the office of Intramural Sports shall be used in all events. Entries will not be accepted on other forms.
- Any team playing an ineligible player shall forfeit all games that player participated in.
- All current members of a varsity team are ineligible for
intramural competition in their same or related sports during that
academic year. (Includes Red-Shirt members)
- A person shall be considered a member of a
varsity team once listed on the official University team roster.
- Varsity team members, although ineligible
for that same or related sport in which they are participating,
may participate in other intramural sports during that sport season
or academic year.
- An athlete declared ineligible because of
the N.C.A.A. Transfer Rule may not compete in the same or related
- Any student who quits a varsity team or who
is cut from the team for disciplinary reasons shall be ineligible
to play in that intramural sport during that academic year, but may
compete in other intramural sports.
- If a student is cut from a varsity team for
any other reason, their eligibility shall be determined by the Intramural
- A student has officially quit a sport on the
day that all equipment issued for that sport by the Athletic Department
is returned to the Athletic Department.
- Any male/female student, who was a member of a collegiate varsity team, yet did not earn a varsity letter, shall not be eligible to participate in the same or related sport in the intramural program for a full calendar year following the last semester in which he/she was a team member.
- In the case of club sport activities within the University only four (4) members of an intramural team may be a member of the same or related sport club team.
- At no time can more than two club players be on the court or field competing at one time.
- Any player pecoming a member of a varsity team after the first scheduled contest is ineligible for the remainder of that season in the same or related sports.
- Any student on athletic scholarship in ineligible in that I.M. sport during the same school year.
- A student who has earned a varsity letter at any college, junior college or university, shall be ineligible to compete in that or similar activities for a period of one calendar year from when they were last eligible and participated on the roster. **If the school at which the student participated in varsity athletics does not formally award varsity letters, it will be up to the discretion of the Intramural Sports Coordinator to determine whether a letter was "earned" by the level of participation. When in doubt, contact the Coordinator of Intramural Sports to make a ruling on a participants's eligibility before the student participates.
- Students barred from intercollegiate athletics
because of professionalism shall be ineligible for intramural competition
in same or related sports.
- Any individual who has ever participated in a semi-professional or professional sport is permanently ineligible to participate in that sport, similar sport, or activity.
Basketball- Basketball League, 3v3 Basketball
Tennis- Tennis Singles and Doubles
Soccer- Outdoor Soccer League, Indoor Soccer (Futsal) League
Volleyball- Volleyball League, Outdoor Volleyball, Wallyball
Baseball- Softball League
Softball- Softball League
Football- Flag Football
- Women are eligible to play on men's teams, and
men on women's teams, only when there is no same or similar intramural
sport offered concurrently for them (including a coed division).
- Any needed interpretations of eligibility rules
shall be submitted to the Intramural Committee.
ARTICLE VI - SCHEDULING
- Team Sports--Team sports will be scheduled based upon the availability that the team captain submits on IMLeagues.com. Each team will be scheduled for four regular season games. In the event that games are canceled due to weather or other unexpected situations the Intramural Office will make every attempt to reschedule those games. In most cases, the regular season will be immediately followed by a single elimination playoff.
- Individual Sports--In most cases the individual and dual sports are scheduled using a round robin format; however, a single or double elimination format may be employed when necessary.
- Tournament Sports--These sports are one-day events, such as the tennis tournament, badminton tournament, cornhole tournament, etc.
ARTICLE VII - ROSTERS & SCORESHEETS
- In order to compete, each organization must
have a roster on file that all participants for that team must be added to prior to competing. Individual players must personally register online at imleagues.com by creating an account and electronically signing a waiver for participation. Participants will need their student ID/employee ID number and udel email account when creating an account. Additional participants may be
added up to the start of that team's final season game in any team
sport. All players' names must appear on the roster prior to any contests
in which they participate.
- Each organization wishing to enter a team for a specific sport must create a team and pay the team registration fee online at imleagues.com.
A team will lose their playoff eligibility for the first game it forfeits
(see Forfeits, Article XI). The second forfeit will result in
dismissal from the league.
- Maximum rosters sizes: Team Sports--16 for all
team sports except softball and outdoor soccer which are 20.
- Replacement or deletion of a competitor's name
on a roster is prohibited except for medical reasons.
- Names for individual sports may be scratched
if done so before the start of the tournament, otherwise forfeits
will be charged.
- There are three levels at which teams may compete:
- Blue--These leagues consist of teams with
experienced players who possess a very high skill level and desire
opponents of the same.
- Gold--These leagues have been established
for those teams who may not have as much playing experience as those
in the blue leagues, or who wish to play in a less competitive setting,
but still possess the skills and knowledge needed to play the game.
- White--These leagues are for those who simply
enjoy participating in an organized program. Players may or may
not be experienced. This level is perfect for beginners or those
who desire to learn the basics of the game.
- Each participant must show his/her own University of Delaware
ID Card to the game official or supervisor each game. No one person
may sign-in for the whole team. Anyone who does not appear on the
scoresheet will not be permitted to participate in that game. (Players
may go to the IM office prior to the game to be added to the team.)
Scoresheets will be checked by officials and should be checked by
team captains before the start of each game.
- Open Registration-- Certain events may have
an open division which is a competitive level with no restrictions
on gender of participants.
ARTICLE VIII - PROTESTS
There are two types of protests recognized by the Intramural Sports program. Those are ineligible player and misinterpretation of playing rules by a game official. Note that matters involving an official's judgment are not eligible for protest.
- Player Eligibility- All protests concerning player eligibility must be made in writing, and submitted to the Intramural Office no later than the end of business hours on the day following the contest in question. Player eligibility can be protested throughout the season.
- Misinterpretation of Playing Rules- The initial protest must be made immediately following the play in question, prior to play becoming "live" again. Game officials and the site supervisor must be notified that the contest is being protested. If the protest cannot be resolved at that time by the supervisor on site, a written protest, including the specific rule that was misapplied, must be submitted to the Intramural office by the close of business the next regular business day. The Coordinator of Intramural Sports will rule on the protest. Any protested contest where the protest is upheld may be replayed from the point of the protest or left to remain as is.
ARTICLE IX - FORFEITS AND DEFAULTS
- If a team or individual fails to appear at the scheduled time (after a 5 minute grace period), the game or match shall be forfeited to the team or individual ready to play. (Also read Article IX-2)
- For every minute a team or player delays the start of a game their team will be penalized a certain amount of points as determined by that specific sport
- The winning participant of individual intramural sports matches is required to report scores to the Intramural Office by the specified date or a forfeit will be recorded for both participants.
- Teams have the option of declaring a "default." If a team knows they will be unable to attend a contest, they may fill out the online default form by 12pm the day of the game. If a default is declared the team will be charged with a loss but not a forfeit. Each team has the option of declaring 1 default per sport (a default cannot be declared in the playoffs). If a team defaults a second time it will be treated as a forfeit and that team will be removed from the league for the rest of the year.
- If a team forfeits one game during the regular season they will no longer be eligible for the playoffs. However that team will have the option of paying a “buy-back-in” fee which will make them eligible for the playoffs. A team that defaults one game during the regular season will not be required to pay this while still remaining eligible for the playoffs. Any team that misses more than one game whether by forfeit or default will no longer be eligible for the playoffs, they will not be allowed to pay the “buy-back-in” fee and they will be removed from the league for the rest of the year.
ARTICLE X - POSTPONEMENTS AND RESCHEDULES
- Unless a game is postponed, all games must be
played as scheduled. Postponements must, and will be made and approved
by the IM Office. Postponement dates will be posted on league sheets
on the web.
- In the case of inclement weather, a decision
will be made one hour prior to the first scheduled contest of the
day (usually 2:30 pm). Please call 831-2539 for weather information.
- Contests will not be rescheduled. Teams pick
their playing days and times. Any changes must be approved by
the IM Department.
- In scheduling, there will be no special consideration
unless specified on original rosters or by vote of the Intramural
Council--these should include special holidays, tests, etc.
- All changes to the schedules will be posted
on the Intramural website. It is the responsibility of the team captain
to check these postings and relay this information to their team.
ARTICLE XI - OFFICIALS
- No official shall be a member of a team or organization
participating in the present contest.
- Regardless of the sport, officials are in charge
of the game to the limit of their jurisdiction as described in the
University Intramural Official's Handbook or a corresponding Federation/FIFA/USA/N.C.A.A./N.I.R.S.A.
ARTICLE XII - AWARDS
- A team picture will be taken at the conclusion
of the tournament of each winner. It will be posted on the Intramural
- Teams will be awared Championship T-shirts. Any
member on the roster is elgible as long as they are attended at least
two different games during the season.
Methods of determining championships:
- Competition will be round robin with league
champions being determined by won/lost percentages, and/or sportsmanship
ratings, and/or a teams compliance with certain league requirements.
- League champions will compete for the campus
championship for that level in a single elimination tournament.
ARTICLE XIII - INJURIES
- All injuries must be reported immediately to
the sports supervisor, who will fill out an official incident report.
- Injuries sustained in intramural competition
should be treated at the University Student Health Center.
- A student may use a physician of his/her choice
if desired. It is recommended that each participant be covered by
insurance. The Department of Recreation assumes no liability for
injuries sustained in competition.
- The sports supervisor shall determine if an
injured player needs Public Safety to transport him/her to the Student
Health Center or if an ambulance should be called.
ARTICLE XIV - MISSION STATEMENT
AND CODE OF CONDUCT
- Statement of Mission - The Recreation and Intramural
Program is provided for the University community as an alternative
to intercollegiate competition. Competitive team and individual sports
are offered to provide individuals with the benefits of organized
competition: self-knowledge, social responsibility, challenge, commitment
and leadership. Recreation and Intramural Programs is committed to
the creation and maintenance of an environment in which all athletes
are encouraged to reach their potential, and where challenge, competition
and comradeship mutually exist.
- Code of Conduct - In concert with Recreation
and Intramural Programs' Mission, it is expected that each participant
in intramural sports will adhere to the following Code of Conduct:
"Participants in intramural sports will conduct
themselves in such a way as to foster an atmosphere of fair play and
mutual respect. Fair play allows for striving to win, but not at all
costs. Each participant will agree to play within the rules of the game.
Mutual respect demands that every player, official, and spectator be
treated with dignity and respect."
- Teams are responsible for the conduct of each
player and their spectators.
- Any degrading statements or profanity directed
towards the opposition or an official is prohibited; officials are
hereby authorized to expel violators from the game, and from the immediate
- Any person whom is ejected is ineligible to
participate in any further Intramural Events until s/he meets with
the Program Specialist of Intramurals. At that time further
ineligibility will be determined. (Ineligibility includes participation
and spectating.) ATeam that competes with an ineligible player
will forfeit that game.
- Fighting will not be tolerated.
- Any individual who is the aggressor in a fight
(the initiator and/or one who is actively continuing the altercation
in the discretion of officials or supervisor), will be immediately
ejected from the game and prohibited from participating in any
sport for one calendar year.
Second offense by the same individual in any other sport will mean
suspension from all IM activities forever.
- If any team, team member or spectator enters
the court/field during a fight, the entire team will be charged
with a forfeit and will be prohibited from participating for the
remainder of the season.
- Any indivudual who is the non-aggressor in
a fight, one who is defending him/herself only, will be ejected
from that game and possibly suspended from the next. However, if the individual, in the estimation of the officials
or supervisor present, moves from defending him/herself to aggressively
partaking in the fight, he/she shall be deemed an aggressor and
will be subjected to the penalties of such.
- Depending on the severity of the incident, further
judicial action may be initiated by Intramural Programs Office.
- Players and/or spectators expelled from activity
shall leave the area immediately or face suspension from all IM activity
for the remainder of the academic year and a forfeit for their team.
The official shall call for the IM supervisor, who will escort the
participant from the area.
- "Misconduct" may be charged to a participant
according to the rules laid forth for that sport, or in concert with
Misconduct may include, but is not limited to,
unsportsmanlike conduct, use of profanity, verbal harassment of officials
or opponents, visual display of temper, abusing University equipment,
blatant physical contact or intentional breach of the rules. In general,
a player is guilty of misconduct when he or she behaves in a way contrary
to the atmosphere of fair play and mutual respect called for in the
Intramural Code of Conduct.
- The Intramural Program Specialist has the responsibility
for interpretation and enforcement of the preceding rules of conduct.
These infractions penalties are subject to change without notice and
can be weighed on a case-by-case basis. The University and the Department
of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services (DIARS) reserves
the right to sanction the team/indivudual at whatever level is appropriate
for the offense.
|official's discretion can be a warning up to ejection
||offical's discretion can be warning up to ejection
||ejection from contest
(non-aggressor, see XVI,6)
||ejection for semester
||ejection for 1 year
(aggressor, see XVI,6)
|ejection for 1 IM season from all IM sports
(ie. striking an official)
|ejection for 1 year