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UNK INTRAMURAL SPORTS General program information Eligibility
1. UNK student, faculty and staff ID cards are required at all games, individual contests, and to check out Intramural Sports equipment. If an individual is asked to present their ID card by any of the Intramural Sports personnel and the participant does not have their card, they are not eligible to participate in that current game or contest.
2. All UNK undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in the Intramural Sports Program. He/she must be carrying one (1) or more credit of course work.
3. All UNK Students, Faculty and Staff are eligible.
4. Any person lettering from a four (4) year collegiate institution will not be eligible to participate in the sport and/or related activities until one year has passed since receiving the letter. The rule applies to transfer students as well to UNK lettering athletes. The academic year in which the award was earned does not count as the first year of the one year waiting period. They must compete at the higher division when they become eligible.
5. Non-lettering student athletes not receiving financial aid based on athletic ability will be eligible for Intramural sports competition immediately upon officially quitting or being dropped from their respective intercollegiate athletic squad.
6. Any student receiving financial aid based on athletic ability shall be ineligible in the sport and/or related activities. Candidates for intercollegiate athletic squads (including red-shirted athletes) are not eligible for Intramural sports participation in the sports in which they are practicing and the activities related to that sport such as: Baseball Basketball Home Run Derby All Basketball Activities 12” Softball Cross Country/Track Football Turkey Trot All Football Activities Golf Tennis All Golf Activities All Tennis Activities Volleyball Wrestling Wallyball Wrestling Meet All Volleyball Activities
7. A participant may not be a member of more than one team in each Intramural activity; with the exception of being on a corec team and one men or women’s team. Any person not listed on the team roster may only play if he/she has their current UNK ID. During tournament games the only eligible players are the players listed on the score sheet.
8. Any participant using an assumed name shall be suspended from the remainder of the activity or tournament.
9. Team captains are responsible for acquiring the eligibility of the players on their team.
1. Pick up an entry form from the Intramural Sports office, Cushing room 119, or fill out a form here.
2. Complete the form and return it to the Intramural Office prior to the deadline date listed on the flyer. Entries must be filled out completely and correctly.
3. If entry fees are applicable, they must accompany the entry form or they cannot be accepted.
4. Attend the mandatory CAPTAIN’S MEETING and receive the season schedule and rules for your activity.
5. New players cannot be added once the league season has ended and a team enters into tournament. In team tournaments, which do not have a corresponding league season, teams may add new players through semi-final games.
Defaulted Game Forms
A defaulted game form may be completed if your team is unable to play a game which is scheduled. The form is to be completed by 2:00 p.m. the day of the scheduled event. The game will be recorded as a loss, but it will not be considered a forfeit. Forms are available in the Intramural Sports office, in Cushing room 119.
A ten minute late period is allowed before a contest is declared a forfeit. A team which forfeits twice during scheduled play will be automatically dropped from the remainder of regular season and tournaments and no participation points will be awarded to the team. Forfeited contest will not be rescheduled.
Games will not be rescheduled, postponed or changed, unless otherwise stated by the Intramural Sports Coordinator. This holds true for regular season and tournaments.
Player Addition Forms
New team members may be added to your team roster throughout the regular season up until 4pm of the day before the tournament starts. To add team members to your roster, complete a player addition form (located in the Intramural Sports office, Cushing room 119) for each player that needs to be added
All protests must be submitted in writing to the Intramural Sport Student Assistant the same day of the incident and before Intramural activities are complete for the day. Protests may be made on:
1. Player Eligibility
2. Rule Interpretation
3. Rule Application.
Official’s decisions, interpretations, judgments, or applications may not be protested beyond the limits imposed by the rules of the game or event (ex: prior to the next pitch, prior to the next serve, prior to the ball becoming live following the call in question, etc.). Decisions regarding disciplinary actions may not be protested.
Written protests should contain the following basic information:
1. Name, address and phone number of person filing the protest
2. Specific information concerning the incident (ex: eligibility restriction violated, names of players involved, rules misapplied, etc.).
Be sure to inform the Intramural Sports Student Assistant on-site that the protest will be filed. Upon receipt of the protest, the information contained in the protest will be clarified. Sufficient time, not to exceed 24 hours, will be allowed for contacting other involved personnel (ex: officials, student assistants, supervisors, and members of the opposing team or the individual in violation). When the staff is satisfied that the necessary information has been gathered, an administrative decision will be made as to whether or not the protest is upheld or denied.
Student Code of Conduct
Aggressive/abusive behavior: Physical abuse of any person on the University–owned or controlled property or at University-sponsored or supervised functions, or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person. Such person shall be referred to the Intramural Sports Coordinator and any further personnel sought to be necessary. Any participant who commits, or aids others in committing any of the following acts of misconduct shall be subject to disciplinary procedures:
1. Player or spectator hits, strikes, or pushes an Intramural Sports Employee - - indefinite suspension.
2. Hitting or striking another player or spectator - - indefinite suspension; minimum: one month.
3. Threatening behavior (verbal or physical) before, during, or after a contest toward an Intramural Employee (student or professional) - - indefinite suspension; minimum: one month.
4. Threatening behavior or taunting (verbal or physical, can include fighting, etc.) toward another player or spectator before, during, or after a contest - - indefinite suspension; minimum: one month.
5. Team players and managers are expected to be cooperative and honest when asked for assistance in identifying teammates who may be involved in incidents. Failure to do so may result in a team and/or individual penalty, including game or season forfeiture.
6. Personal conduct situations that are not covered by the above rulings will be dealt with in an appropriate manner by the Coordinator of Intramural Sports.
Game Suspension Policy
Suspensions carry over the entire time at UNK; a participant never starts over with the 1st suspension again.
1st game suspension: 2 game suspension; from that team the individual was participating on at the time of the suspension and may not play on any other teams in that sport until both suspension games have taken place.
2nd game suspension: Suspended from the remaining games of that sport.
3rd game suspension: Suspended from all Intramural Sports for the remaining of that current semester.
4th game suspension: Suspended from one full year of Intramural Sports activities.
PARTICIPATION POINT GUIDELINES
I. CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
A team or individual can acquire points by placing first, second, third, or fourth in an Intramural Sports tournament.
Tournament Division A Bracket: 1st place = 25 points 2nd place = 20 points 3rd place = 15 points 4th place = 10 points
Tournament Division B Bracket: 1st place = 12.5 points 2nd place = 10 points 3rd place = 7.5 points 4th place = 5 points
In the case of a tie: l. When there is not a designated third and fourth place winner (ex. single elimination tournament), the 3rd and 4th points are totaled and divided by two and each team receives 12.5 points in the Division A bracket and 6.25 in Division B bracket. 2. If a team is composed of two halls or two organizations and they are not in the same division, then equal points are awarded to each.
II. PARTICIPATION POINTS A. Individual Events: 1. Each participant shall receive 1 point for his or her organization. a. Points cannot be given to a resident hall or organization of which the participant is not associated. b. Should the participant forfeit before the event ends, even though the participant was present for one game, no participation points are awarded. B. Team Events: 1. Corec teams: Five participation points are awarded to each organization represented. EXAMPLE: If a corec team were composed of a fraternity and a sorority, each organization would receive five points. 2. A team must have at least one member from an organization to have the points awarded that organization.
Insurance and Injuries All participants engage in Intramural Sports at their own risk. All participants are encouraged to have a physical examination and obtain adequate health and accident insurance prior to participating in Intramural Sports activities. All Intramural Sports staff is trained in first response first aid and CPR, however any cost incurred due to injury while participating in IM sports will be the participant’s responsibility.
Lost and Found The Intramural Sports Office holds lost items for one semester. After this one semester all items are thrown or given away.
Game Officials The success of the Intramural Sports program is contingent upon the quality of its sports officials. Intramural contests are officiated by fellow University of Nebraska at Kearney students. They are not professionals and are paid modestly for the service they perform. They deserve and expect your cooperation, your respect and your sportsmanlike behavior. We train the student workers to perform these jobs and we expect them to officiate to the best of their ability.
Awards a) Intramural Sports championship tee shirts will be presented to winning teams and individuals of one day/night activities. Tee shirt awards will not exceed one full team & a half.
b) There are two annual awards given to one female and male sports official, and female and male participant of the year. The official’s of the year receive a gift certificate and a whistle on a lanyard from Misko’s in Kearney. The Participants of the year receive money that is applied to their university tuition, the winner must be returning to UNK as a sophomore, junior, or senior to be eligible.
c) Sport Officials award, after each team sport one official or scorekeeper is chosen as the most improved or most outstanding official. The winner will receive an Intramural Sports Champion tee shirt and a certificate.
Alcoholic Beverages are not permitted at any Intramural Sports event. Violators will be asked to leave the playing area. Teams are responsible for the action of their fans, if the situation doesn’t get under control the team will forfeit the remaining of their game.
Philosophy and Sportsmanship
The Intramural Sports program offers a variety of physical activities designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Participants have an opportunity to choose from various team and individual sports. The program offers equal opportunity for participation.
Sportsmanship is vital to every Intramural Sports contests. Officials, program supervisors, teammates, and opponents all deserve each other’s respect and courteous behavior. Players must recognize that these are not varsity sports. There are no professional coaches or officials. Intramural games will be what students make them. You will get out as much out of the Intramural Sports program as you put in it!
identifying teammates who may be involved in incidents. Failure to do so may result in a team and/or
individual penalty, including game or season forfeiture.
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