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UNG Intramural Sports Handbook
Last Updated: April 24, 2013
IV. Contest Procedures
- Prior to the start of any Intramural Sport activity, each team must complete an online captain’s meeting, pass a rules test, and fill-out an online registration form during the registration period that can be found at www.imleagues.com/northgeorgia
- When a team registers for a sport they will be asked to choose their preferred playing times. This is only a request and will be honored as best as possible. The Intramural Sports Staff tries to schedule games at times requested by participating teams. This is not always possible and there is no guarantee of a requested playing time.
- Players wishing to be added to a team roster at the game site must present a valid UNG ID Card to sign-in, no other form of identification will be accepted.
- If a player is already on the team roster, they may use a government issued, photo ID to sign-in.
- A valid UNG ID Card is required to enter the Rec Center. No Exceptions.
- Game time is forfeit time. If a team fails to have the minimum number of participants to start a contest at game time, it will be declared a forfeit and the team will be assessed a cost recovery fee.
- The opposing team captain may approve a 5 minute grace period, if at least one player is present, to allow their opponents the opportunity to field a team. Once a team has the minimum number of required players, the game must begin. The game clock will be started as soon as the captain grants the grace period. If a grace period is granted, the team may not revoke the grace period and choose to take a win.
- If neither team has the minimum number of players after the grace period, both teams will receive a forfeit and each will be assessed a forfeit fee.
- A team may play with less than the required number of players. The minimum number of players needed to play will be indicated in the rules for each sport. After the scheduled time of a contest has passed, the contest must begin as soon as both teams have the minimum number of players required to play.
- If a team knows in advance that they will be unable to attend a contest, they may notify the Recreational Sports Office by noon the day of the game on weekdays or by noon on Friday for games scheduled on Sundays to receive a default. This allows the Intramural Sports Staff time to notify opponents and workers.
- The first default will count as a forfeit-loss, but not a no-show. The second time a team defaults it will be considered a no-show and the team will be assessed a cost recovery fee.
- In a single elimination tournament, a default is considered a loss and the team cannot advance.
Forfeits will result in a loss for the team committing the infraction. Games that have started play will be given a sportsmanship score from the officials. Games that have not been played will receive a sportsmanship score from the rating score system. The team’s score will be based on their average and will change as their scores changes.
Forfeits include, but are not limited to:
- Use of an ineligible player
- Students involved in an internship or student teaching that play without having paid their student activity fee will be given a one week grace period to pay the fee or the game will result in a forfeit.
- Use of a player who is a member of another team
- Playing under an assumed name
- Defaulting a game
The objective of the UNG Intramural Sports Program is to involve the members of the student body in an active sports program. If a team no-shows for a game, the objective of the program is not met and the students are deprived of active competition. Rules regarding no-shows have been made with this principle in mind. A no-show results from the failure to have the minimum number of players to start a game.
- After a team no-shows, a cost recovery fee will be assessed. ($25 for an officiated sport or $15 for a self-officiated sport).
- If a team withdraws from the league after the schedules have been posted, a fee will be assessed ($25 for a self-officiated sport and $40 for an officiated sport).
- The cost recovery fee is due to the Recreational Sports Office by noon two business days after the no-showed game or by noon of the day of their next game, which ever comes first. The team will be dropped from play if they fail to pay the cost recovery fee on time.
- A team who no-shows 2 games in a season will be dropped from the league and/or the sport. This policy includes playoffs. Teams who no-show to 2 games will lose all points for that sport.
- Teams who no-show in a double-elimination tournament will be eliminated from the tournament and do not have the option to pay the cost recovery fee to remain in the bracket.
- Teams who have been assessed a cost recovery fee will not be scheduled for another sport until they have paid the fee. Sports that have already been scheduled will not be affected by an outstanding fee.
- The Intramural Sports Department provides various equipment for Intramural Sports activities. It is the responsibility of participants to return borrowed equipment to the Intramural Sports Staff.
- Some sports will require teams to choose a jersey color to differentiate teams. Teams are not required to have jerseys and may play in similarly colored shirts. ALL players must be in the same color.
- Color options include: Black/Navy, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Purple, Red, White/Light Gray, and Yellow. With the exception of Delta Company, Orange will not be permitted due to the officials' shirts.
- Jerseys for basketball must have a whole number between 0-99 written on them. Numbers may not be taped onto the jerseys. Numbers at least 6 inches high on the back of the jersey are preferred.
- Players will not be allowed to play shirts vs. skins.
- Pennies will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.
- In most sports, jewelry is not allowed to be worn by any participant during a game or event. Specific restrictions are listed in each sport's rules. Furthermore, the officials and supervisors on duty have the authority to disallow any individual from participating, which they feel would endanger the person wearing the jewelry and/or the opponents.
- While personal safety headgear and other safety equipment are acceptable, certain other forms of headgear are not permitted. For indoor sports, prohibited headgear consists of any hats, bandanas, baseball caps, winter/wool hats, and any other similar headgear. The following pieces of headgear are permissible: yamikas, turbans, and one piece head/sweat bands that do not have to be tied. This also applies to outdoor sports with the following exceptions: winter/wool hats and unknotted bandanas are also allowed. Caps are permitted for participants of softball and ultimate frisbee only. The officials and supervisors on duty have the authority to disallow any individual from participating which they feel would endanger the person wearing the headgear and/or the opponents.
- In the event of inclement weather, it is the responsibility of each team captain or manager to refer to the Intramural Sports Google Calendar to obtain the official decision concerning the playing of scheduled contest. The Intramural Sports Google Calendar is the official posting place for Inclement Weather Announcements. They may also try to contact the Recreational Sports Office at (706)864-1622. The earliest a decision will be made regarding playing conditions will be two hours prior to games.
- Special Game Situations:
- Inclement Weather for Flag Football, Recreational Soccer, and Ultimate Frisbee:
All games stopped in the first half will be restarted. Games stopped at half-time or in the first 10 minutes of the second half will be completed from the point of interruption with the score as is. After the 10 minute mark in the 2nd half, all games will be ruled official contest and will only be completed from the point of interruption if the score is tied.
- Inclement Weather for Softball:
Any game stopped prior to 5 innings will be completed from the point of interruption with the score as is. All games stopped after the completion of the 5th inning will be ruled official contests with the outcome of the game determined by the score of the completed innings. If there is a tie, the game will be restarted from the point of interruption.
- Inclement Weather for Sand Volleyball:
Any game stopped prior to the 15 minute mark will be completed from the point of interruption with the score as is. All games stopped after the 15 minute mark will be declared official; tied games will be completed from the point of interruption.
- Rainouts during the regular season generally will not be rescheduled due to time and facility restrictions. Regular season rainouts may be rescheduled if the game would change the outcome of league standings. Rainouts during the post-season will be rescheduled and may effect other games in the brackets so please check the updated brackets after a rainout.
- Due to facility availability concerns, rescheduling of Intramural contests are strongly discouraged. However, if a team is unable to attend a scheduled contest but desires to play the game at another time or date, it might be possible to reschedule. The Intramural Sports Staff cannot guarantee a new playing time. Requests for rescheduling must be received at least two working days in advance of the originally scheduled contest. Contest must be rescheduled through In tournament play, postponed contests must be rescheduled within a period of time, which will not delay the progress of the tournament itself.
- The Intramural Director reserves the right to postpone any contest, at any time, if they consider it to be in the best interest of the participants, program, and/or institution.
- UNG is a tobacco/alcohol free campus.
- All forms of alcohol and tobacco are prohibited from any Intramural Sport game site or facility.
- Any persons consuming or under the influence of any form of alcohol or drugs will be asked to leave the site. Further disciplinary action may result.
- Participation in the Intramural Sports Program is voluntary. Intramural Sports and similar activities intrinsically involve risks of physical injury greater than those in daily life, and by taking part in sports and other activities, participants acknowledge and assume risks inherent therein.
- All students must sign the Activity Participant Waiver to participate in the Intramural Program before they will be allowed to compete.
- The Intramural Program does not carry any insurance for injuries that occur during play or during activities sponsored throughout the department. Students can carry additional insurance through Student Health Services.
- All participants in the Intramural Sports Program are encouraged to have a medical examination. In certain cases, students are classified for special responsibility to follow careful Health Service recommendations concerning competition.
- Team Captains are expected to check the health rating of all players on their teams. The college does not accept responsibility for injuries resulting from Intramural Sports competition. The College Health Services will administer clinical services.
- In the event an injury is sustained during Intramural competition, the participant will be given basic first aid and referred to for further medical attention if necessary. All accidents will be reported to the Recreational Sports Office.
- Ties will be broken on the basis of the head-to-head competition
- If two or more teams are tied, we will look at the head-to-head first, and then break the tie with a point differential, taking only the scores of the respective teams involved versus each other. Points scored for will be compared to points scored against as shown in the following example:
|Tie Breaker Example|
|Team A 16||Team B 8|
|Team A 16||Team C 24|
|Points Scored Team A = 32||Points Allowed Team A = 32|
|Team A Point Differential||0|
|Team B 8||Team A 16|
|Team B 32||Team C 8|
|Points Scored Team B =40||Points Allowed Team B = 24|
|Team B Point Differential||16|
|Team C 24||Team A 16|
|Team C 8||Team B 32|
|Points Scored Team C = 32||Points Allowed Team C = 48|
|Team C Point Differential||-16|
Team B would be in first place due to their positive point differential. Team A would be second and Team C would be third.
- If teams are still tied after the tie-breaker with head-to-head competition, then we will go to point differential for the season
- If teams are still tied the team with the higher sportsmanship average will win
- If the sportsmanship is tied there will be a one game play-off