The mission of the UAA Intramural Sports Program is to provide a meaningful and beneficial involvement, which allows one to embrace the educational experience offered through sports activities and special events. The Intramural Department serves as a means of improving the quality of life, which allows all participants, regardless of degree of skill, an opportunity to develop new friendships, group loyalty, sportsmanship and the respect for all opponents and officials.
Step 5a: Join Team
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Step 5b: Create Team
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Goal Kick and Corner Throw: Any ball that contacts the brick wall will be considered out of bounds and a goal kick. They can place the ball anywhere within the penalty area to kick the goal kick. If the defending team kicks the ball out of bounds on the goal wall, a corner throw is awarded to the attacking team and is taken from a spot three feet away from the goal cover.
Direct Kick: Any handball, tripping, sliding, scissor or high kicking.
Penalty Mark: The penalty mark will be twelve steps from the goal line to the center of the goal wall. While taking the penalty shot, all players except the goalie and kicker must be outside the penalty area and ten feet (unless otherwise specified by referee) away from the penalty mark.
Out of Play: The ball is out of play and will be awarded as indirect kick for opposing team when it strikes the ceiling, lights or any fixtures. An indirect kick is awarded to the opposing team if a ball is kicked out of bounds. The ball should be placed no more than three feet (unless within the goalies crease) from the place the ball went out of bounds. Once the ball has been placed, the team has five seconds to kick the ball into play. If more time is taken, the kick is awarded to the opposite team. If the ball gets caught in the netting behind the goal, the ball is out of play. Any ball caught in the netting kicked by the defending team, a corner throw is awarded the attacking team. At least one foot must stay on the ground when attempting a corner kick.
Quarter Line: The offside rule does not apply to indoor soccer. Instead there are quarter line violations. It is a violation if while the goalie is in his/her crease, the ball is passed over the two red quarter lines in the air without contact being made by any player. If this violation occurs, an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team in the center of the quarter line nearest to the goal being defended by the player committing the violation.
Fouls: A direct free kick is awarded when charges opponent into the wall. An indirect free kick is awarded when the goalkeeper does not distribute the ball within five seconds after gaining full control of the ball,or players do not kick into play after five seconds have passed any direct or indirect kicks awarded. Any non-penal infraction is the penalty area by the defensive team is taken to the nearest spot outside the penalty area with his/her hand until it has been played outside the penalty area by another player. An indirect free kick outside the penalty area is given for this infraction. All defenders behavior such as intentionally standing closer than two feet (except when it is close to the defenders goal), jumping in, etc., will not be tolerated.
Scoring: One point for each goal scored; 2 points for a female; no score if goal is
made from within five feet from end of pool; after goal is scored, opposing team is
awarded ball by way of the goalie; ball in play on officials whistle.
Overtime Periods: When the game ends in a tied score sudden death is played immediately after the conclusion of regulation time. If a goal is not scored within the first 3 minutes of overtime, teams change ends. Play resumes for another sudden death period.
Drop Ball: Thrown ball by official into center of pool to start the game and at the start of each quarter. Players on each team must be in position in respective goal area back of the pool before the ball is thrown. Three passes must occur before a goal can be shot.
Free Throw: After minor infraction, non-violation team member nearest spot of infraction puts ball into play by passing or advancing with ball. Opponents may not touch, impede, or interfere with their attempt to pass the ball.
Out of Bounds Ball: A free-throw from the same point the ball went out will be awarded to the opposing team; player nearest to where the ball went out takes the throw.
Penalty throw: By member of offensive team who has been fouled inside the penalty area line (12 feet from end of pool); all players except Goal Keeper must leave penalty area until the throw is taken. No player may be within 1 yard of thrower.
Delay of Game: If any player who possesses the ball doesn’t pass within 10 seconds, the ball will be awarded to opposing team for stalling.
Penalty-Losing possession of the ball to other team by a Free Throw.
a. Holding onto pool wall while in possession of ball.
b. Holding the ball under water. Goal tender throwing the ball more than half
the length of pool while he/she is in the goal area. They may throw the ball any
distance when outside the goal area as they are the same status as any other player.
c. Offensive or defensive player inside the goal area other than the goalie is penalized by being out of the pool for one minute.
d. Opposing team member not making an attempt to get to half line after a goal is scored.
a. Holding, pushing, hitting, jumping on, tackling, dunking, or dumping an opponent player not having possession of the ball. If this occurs within the penalty area, a direct throw at the goal is awarded plus one personal foul penalty is assessed and an indirect free throw.
b. Goal keeper holding on to side of pool or goal cage while catching or throwing ball.
c. Player persistently repeating a minor infraction, even after a referee warning.
d. Intentional splashing to gain advance.
a. Free throw is awarded to the nearest opponent or a penalty throw at goal if the foul occurs in the penalty area
b. Offending defensive player out of the pool and in penalty box for one minute.
c. Offensive foul results in a “turnover”.
Penalty-Offending player shall be removed from the game for the remainder of the game.
They may be replaced by a substitute.
a. Player attacking, striking, or kicking an opponent in such a manner as in the opinion of the referee, to endanger their opponent in any way; deliberately throwing the ball at an opponent with the intent of injury.
b. Flagrantly refusing obedience to referees' request.
c. Exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct.
A. May only handle the ball within the crease.
B. Entitled to use of the crease without interference.
C. May not hold the ball longer than 3 seconds.
D. The inbound throw must be to the side or behind the net. No forward motion allowed.
E. The goalie may never cross red center line!
Kicking the ball – legal, but the ball must remain below the lowest part of the plexiglass. A kicked ball may not score.
Face-Off– restarts play after a violation, a scored goal, or ball goes out of bounds.
Handling the ball –– ball may be knocked to the ice with hands. A shot may similarly be blocked using hands. Any attempt to pass the ball with the hands or to clear the ball will be blown dead. A face-off will be used to restart play.
Players violating the following must spend two minutes in the box:
High sticking Checking High kick*
Throwing a stick Interference Cross Checking
* (ball goes higher than the lowest part of the plexiglass)
Fighting, intentional injury or roughing.
If a player is ejected from a game, they are subject to a disciplinary action from the IM Director before they can participate in any intramural activity.
The most damaging thing to an IM program is forfeits. The team or individual who forfeits deprives the opponent the opportunity to compete. The IM department is disturbed when play space is reserved and officials hired only to stand idle. Everyone is demoralized by forfeits. Your registration and Acknowledgement of Risk and Release of Liability form is a contract with the IM Office to the effect that if we schedule you for competition, you will be there. Please honor that contract.
The Intramural Director may at his/her discretion postpone events. Postponed contests will, when possible, be rescheduled. A scheduled contest may be postponed by the contestants for special reasons, if the request is made at least 24 hours in advance of the contest and there is unanimous agreement between both team captains and the Intramural Director. All postponements of this nature must be rescheduled and played within the time framework of the original tournament or league schedule.
All protests must be filed immediately after the incident. Only rule misinterpretations can be protested during the course of the game. Eligibility protests must be made prior to the start of a contest.
In order to encourage proper conduct during games, officials, supervisors, and administrative personnel shall make decisions on whether to warn, penalize, or eject players or teams for poor sportsmanship. These decisions are final. The following are considered to be evidence of poor sportsmanship: Profanity, striking or shoving an opponent or official, arguing with officials concerning judgment calls, derogatory and abusive remarks, any action with intent to physically harm another, any action which shows disregard for the rules or policies of the Intramural Department, unnecessary delay of game, participating under a false name, or any other violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The Intramural Director reserves the right to give official warning to participants against improper behavior or to suspend them from participation.
Students serving as officials, scorers, timers, and supervisors provide a valuable service. Remember that without them, there would be no program. Under no circumstances should these students be verbally abused or physically threatened. Persons involved in such actions will be suspended from further play and subject to additional disciplinary action.
Fighting, intentional injury or roughing. If a player is ejected from a game, they are subject to a disciplinary action from the IM Director before they can participate in any intramural activity.
For all regular IM co-ed team sports, round robin, single elimination, or double elimination tournament(s) will be held near the end of the semester to determine the champions.
The most significant awards for active participation and success in the Intramural Sports Programs are not material. However, to provide participants with a tangible remembrance, specially designed awards are given to the individual, or team champions in each intramural sport. Awards to be presented in the various tournaments may include t-shirts or other awards offered by the department.
The major purpose of the following eligibility rules are to provide reasonable and equitable intramural participation for students, faculty and staff. They are specifically designed with the intent of “exposing”or “disciplining”violators. It is hoped these procedures will not be necessary. These rules have been established to serve as a guide for all participants. The spirit of the rules is extremely important.
Each participating team must have a team captain to conduct all business with the IM Office. It is suggested that great care be taken in the selection of a captain who will be responsible for the following: