Intramural / Club Sports
Mission of UAA Intramural Sports
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.
JOINING A TEAM
- If you are not on a registered team by set deadlines, you may sign up at
the IM Office and be placed on a team that needs players, or be placed on an inactive waitlist. It is your responsibility to check on your status once scrimmages and leagues begin.
- If you are unable to do the above, you should attend games during scrimmages to see whether you can be added or waitlisted to a roster.
COED TEAM SPORTS
- Basketball - maximum of 5 members of a team on court; however, no more
than 3 can be males. Minimum ratio to start 3 men 1 woman.
- Volleyball - maximum of 6 members of a team on the court; however, no
more than 4 can be males. Minimum ratio to start 3 men 1 woman.
- Indoor Soccer - maximum of 6 members of a team on the court; however, no more than 4 can be males. Minimum ratio to start 3 men 1 woman.
- Broomball - maximum of 6 members of a team on the ice; however,no more
than 4 can be males. Minimum ratio to start 2 men 2 women.
- Innertube waterpolo - maximum of 7 in the water; however, no more than 4 can be males. Minimum ratio to start for 2 men 2 women.
- All other Intramural team rules apply to coed team sports.
- There is an addtional $10 dollar fee per player on the roster, and that is per sport as
well (excluding hockey, and some special events).
- Example 1: if you play 1 IM sport - additional fee is $10.
- Example 2: if you play 2 IM Sports - additional fee is $20.
- Example 3: if you play 3 im Sports - additional fee is $30.
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
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.
- Game time is forfeit time. The minimum amount of players must be
dressed and ready to play or a 1 point per minute/or a time penalty will be
assessed to that team. After 15 minutes the game/match is forfeited for volleyball and basketball. After10 minutes the game is forfeited for soccer.
- Any team that forfeits more than 3 games/matches may be dropped from
the intramural schedule.
- Teams which anticipate a hardship in fielding a team on a consistent basis
should check with the IM department as soon as possible for immediate team restructure.
- A team shall forfeit any contests in which it used an ineligible player,
including inactive wait list players, or a player who participates under an
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.
- All protests will be first dealt with by the on site IM supervisor present at the
- If you disagree with the on-site decision, you may appeal the decision in writing to the Intramural Director within 24 hours.
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 judgement 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 Directorbefore 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.
INTRAMURAL ELIGIBILITY RULES
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
- All students enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours and/or have paid
the student activity fee and/or who have a current validated Wolfcard.
NO ID NO PLAY. It is understood that any IM participant is personally responsible for providing adequate insurance coverage to handle any required personal medical treatment, psychological treatment, and property loss/damage during participation in UAA Intramural/Recreation Sports Programs. (See IM acknowledgement of Risks and Release of Liability form).
- Members of the faculty/staff who have paid the activity fee and/or a current validated Wolfcard and have paid the $10 Intramural Participant Activity Fee for Intramural League Play or the $55 Recreational use fee, are also eligible for participation.
- Members of varsity athletic squads are not eligible for intramural competition in
their specific sport. Members of the varsity athletic squads include individuals who
are participating with, or competing in their respective sport and individuals who
have been redshirted.
*One full calendar year must elapse before an individual who participated or red shirted in a varsity sport can participate in their specified intramural sport.
- Each individual must compete under his or her name. Any person using
an assumed name will be barred from intramural competition during that season and any team he/she represented will be penalized with forfeits for all games in which the violator participated.
- Any question of interpretation of the rules shall be submitted to the
Intramural Director in writing for consideration within 24 hours.
- All participants are required to have a current valid Wolfcard
before being eligible to participate in any IM program.
- A player may represent only one team or organization in the same sport.
- A player participating in one contest with a team may not transfer to, or
play with another team in that sport unless their team is dissolved.
- All competitors must have played in at least one regular
season game for the team they represent in the playoffs.
- Any roster changes must be submitted and approved within a 24 hour time
period to the office of Intramurals, room #209 of the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.
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:
- Entering his/her team in the desired activity by the entry deadline. Full names and student ID numbers of all members must be submitted, along with signed and completed Acknowledgement of Risks and Release of Liability forms, a team name, as well as the Intramural Participant Sport Activity fee of $10.
- Forgery or stealing is not acceptable and will result in automatic suspension from the intramural program as well as further disciplinary actions from the Intramural Director, the University Police, as well as the Dean of Students if deemed necessary.
- The team roster will not be accepted as official unless all members of the team have signed the Risk and Release of Liability form; as well as the team captain's signature.
- All completed rosters must be submitted into the UAA IM office on or before the deadline to be possibly accepted to participate in league play. This is based on a first come first serve basis.
- Any team that is not represented at scheduled captains' meetings will be assessed a penalty.
- Checking the eligibility of all players by referring to guidelines and ensuring that all team members bring their current Wolfcards to the scrimmages and games for eligibility checks. If a player on your roster has not shown up for 3 games and you have tried to contact them, you as captain may remove them from your active roster and move the first person of the correct gender on the waitlist up to active.
- *Picking up the game schedule, and keeping team members informed as to the date, time, and place of scheduled games and any unscheduled cancellations.
- All team captains, at the end of a game, will be required to initial the score sheet to verify final scores.
- All team captains are ultimately responsible for team conduct during IM league contests,
tournaments or special events.
Protests must be made within 24 hours of the game/contest in question and submitted in writing to the Intramural Director.