intramural activities program rules and regulations

Eligibility and Participation

All participants in the intramural activities program must be current students, faculty and staff of The University of Findlay.  All participants must present their UF Oiler One Card prior to each event, game or match. 


Participants may only play on one team in any given league or tournament with the exception to playing in a co-rec league or tournament in conjunction with a men's or women's league or tournament.  All participants must be completely fill out and sign the team's roster form.  During league play, rosters additions and deletions can be made with the approval of the Director of Recreational Services.  During tournament play, rosters are "frozen" after a team's first game is completed.  Participants may not be added once rosters are frozen.


Captain's Responsibilities

For all team sports, each team will have a designated captain or co-captains.  For individual sports and events, the individual is considered the captain.  The captain is responsible for their team's actions and behaviors before, during and after all contests.  All communication with the Recreational Services Department and its staff will be done through each team's captain.


The team captain is also responsible for reviewing and understanding all intramural activities policies, providing a completed roster sheet, attending captain's meetings and playoff meetings.


Safety

The safety of all intramural participants are of the highest priority and therefore may take precedence over normal rules, regulations, and procedures resulting in rule modification, facility closure and forfeit or cancelled games.  All participants play at their own risk.


The use of any form of alcohol and tobacco products are not permitted on or in any university recreation facility, including all intramural playing fields or courts.  Participants under the influence of alcohol or using tobacco products will be dismissed from intramural play and the facility site.  Such use may be subject to further penalty or discipline from the university's judicial system.


Participants and teams are required to wear proper athletic apparel during intramural and special event play.  Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times unless otherwise stated.  The following equipment and apparel are not permitted during intramural play:


  • No head wear with knots or brims 
  • No jewelry of any kind
  • No shorts with pockets (flag football)
  • No bikinis (sand volleyball)
  • No metal spikes of any kind including metal tips are permitted


All rulings concerning safety, and equipment made by recreation staff are binding until the Director makes a final ruling.  Participants not adhering to equipment requirements are not permitted to participate until such requirements are met.

The Department of Recreational Services will provide equipment for all sports.  Participants may use their own equipment as long as it conforms to intramural sport rules.  Any abuse of equipment or facilities is cause for ejection and dismissal from intramural play.


Game Scheduling and Cancellations

All games are scheduled with the attempt to satisfy team or individual availability, but are not guaranteed. Games cancelled due to inclement weather will only be rescheduled during tournaments and playoffs. 


League standings will be recorded in the following format:

  • Win = 3 points
  • Win by forfeit = 2 points
  • Tie = 1 point
  • Loss/Forfeit = 0 points


The following playoff seeding and tiebreaker structure will be used:

  • Total point standing
  • Head-to-head
  • Sportsmanship rating
  • Point differential
  • Coin toss


Notification of cancellations due to inclement weather will be made no later than 3:00PM the day of the event.  If no notification is given, games are as scheduled.  Cancellations will be posted online and an e-mail will be sent to the team captains and co-captains.


Forfeits

A forfeit is declared when a team or individual fails to appear or is not prepared to begin play at the end of the designated grace period.  A double forfeit is declared when both teams or individuals fail to appear by the end of the designated grace period.


During league play, winning by forfeit will receive two points toward their league standing and any forfeiture will earn zero points.  During tournament and playoff play, teams or individuals winning by forfeit will advance.  In case of a double forfeit during tournament play, the team with the most players present will advance.  If neither team is present, neither will advance.