Attitude and Ethics
Good sportsmanship is vital to the success of every contest. In order to encourage proper conduct during intramural activities, officials and administrative personnel will make decisions on whether to warn, penalize, or eject participants for poor sportsmanship. The Student Affairs Department may rule on further sanction in the event of flagrant un-sportsmanship conduct, such as dismissal from further participation in that sport as well as future teams.
SPORTSMANSHIP & CONDUCT Good sportsmanship is vital to maintaining the appropriate recreational atmosphere of intramural sports. All intramural participants and spectators are expected to conduct themselves in a civil and sporting manner at all times – before, during, and after contests. Behavior that promotes intolerance or prejudice, degrades any racial, ethnic, gender or religious group, infers an explicit sexual reference, or promotes destructive behavior is considered disrespectful to the University and its members, and will be addressed and dealt with accordingly. This includes intramural team names.
The spirit and intent of the rules are evident. Violations and misinterpretations are most likely to occur when individuals and organizations apply the rules to gain an unfair advantage. In such instances, the Athletic Coordinator reserves the right to take immediate corrective action. Individuals and organizations are responsible for maintaining and observing the spirit and intent of the Intramural Rules.
Player Conduct Participants are also expected to know and adhere to the following policies:
· Aggressive or threatening physical contact toward intramural staff will result in an indefinite suspension from intramural sports.
· Verbal abuse directed toward intramural staff can lead to an indefinite suspension from intramural sports.
· Intramural sports event areas are alcohol, drugs, and tobacco and drug-free. Captains are urged to notify all players and spectators that alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited at IM Sports events, and no one is allowed to participate while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The intramural staff reserves the right to remove participants and spectators from remaining at intramural events who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
· In an effort to prevent situations or behavior from reaching an unacceptable or inappropriate level, the intramural staff reserves the right to temporarily or permanently remove a player(s) from a contest at any time.
The Parker University Intramural Program is designed to promote friendly competition in the university community. Individuals may only participate on one team and be listed on the team's official roster sheet in the Athletic Director's office
The Purpose of the eligibility rules is to provide an equitable program for Parker University students, staff, and faculty. Adherence to the "spirit and intent" of the rules is essential for a safe and enjoyable intramural program for all participants.
Team captains are responsible for:
1.Informing their teams of the IM Sports Policies and Procedures, specific event rules, dates, times, and
2. Fielding a team comprised of only ELIGIBLE players for every contest.
3. Ensuring all players check in with their Parker ID cards before participating in every contest.
4. Seeking out information about schedules, schedule updates, and weather-related issues, and then
passing that information along to teammates.
5. Provide truthful information to any campus department staff when asked to do so.
6. Review and sign the scorecard after each contest, ensuring it is correct.
Each participant is responsible for the verification of his/her eligibility. Likewise, each team representative is responsible for the eligibility of the members of his/her team. There will be sport team rosters that will be limited to a certain number of participants for specific sport.
Individuals may participate on only one team in the same sport.
All students, faculty, and staff currently enrolled and/or employed by Parker are eligible to participate in all intramural activities.
Leagues will be structured according to the number of entries received.
Any individual participating for an intramural team who is not listed on the official printed roster for that team is considered ineligible. The use of an ineligible player will result in loss of the contest in which the ineligible person participated.
Any individual using an assumed name is considered ineligible. All contests during the season in which the person participated will result in a loss.
Individuals violating any Intramural Guideline may be barred from intramural participation for an indefinite period based on the severity of the offense and at the discretion of the Athletic Coordinator.
The Athletic Coordinator has the right to rule on any situation not specifically covered in the Intramural Guidelines
Team Sports: To participate in any team sport, a team entry form must be submitted by the announced deadline. Entry forms will not be accepted without the required entry fee. Late entry forms will be accepted only with approval of the Athletic Director.
Campus staff reserves the right to spot-check participants’ eligibility at any time.
All games found to have had ineligible players checked in will be forfeited by the offending team. It is
the captain’s responsibility to ensure that all players are eligible before each contest.
Team entry fees may apply to cover the cost of renting fields or hiring officials. At most, when applicable, the team entry fee will not exceed $50 per team.
To participate in individual sports or tournaments, each participant must complete an entry form and submit it to the Athletic Director's Office during the designated entry dates.
Championship teams in all Parker University Intramural Sports will receive "Championship T-Shirts"
Game Rules and Policies
Game rules and program policies governing play will be provided for each activity. These may be obtained from the Athletic Coordinator and will be distributed to team captains prior to the official start of the season.
Information regarding schedules, locations, and playing times for team and individual sports will be distributed to team captains prior to the start of the season. Information about times and playing rules for tournaments will be distributed a few days prior to the tournament.
Due to the multitude of factors involved in coordinating intramural activities, once an activity or game is scheduled, it will not be changed. League games and tournament games cancelled due to inclement weather may be rescheduled. Player’s representatives are responsible for checking with the Athletic Coordinator concerning postponements. Outside league games and tournaments will be cancelled if there is lightning near the event and its participants. Due to the ever-changing Texas weather, cancellations will be done at individual locations, so each team must go to the event site to verify whether the game has been cancelled or not.
Game time is forfeit time. Any team or individual failing to report ready to play at the scheduled game time will forfeit to their opponent. If both teams and individuals fail to report ready to play at the scheduled game time, a forfeit will be issued to both teams and both individuals. A team who must forfeit a game should notify the Athletic Coordinator. If notification is not given prior to forfeit, the forfeiting team will be charged a $50.00 forfeit fee (where applicable).
Teams and individuals receiving two forfeits must notify the Athletic Coordinator of their intent to continue participating in that sport prior to the start of the next scheduled game. Teams and individuals who fail to notify the Athletic Coordinator will be automatically dropped from participating in that sport.
In every activity, some risk is involved. Participation in the Intramural Program is voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume full responsibility for their actions. Parker University is not liable for any injuries incurred while practicing for or participating in any campus activity. Additionally, participants must sign a waiver form and/or an Athletic Department individual sport waiver form prior to participation.
LEAGUES & DIVISIONS Divisions:
Competitive – A fairly high level of skill. This is appropriate for teams where the majority of players have played that sport in an organized setting (high school, city leagues, etc.).
Recreational – Generally less competitiveness and skill involved. A more relaxed environment, with a “just for the fun of it” type of attitude.
A player cannot participate in both the Competitive and Recreational divisions of any one league.
(M) Men’s – For men (or women who do not want to play in the women’s league).
(W) Women’s – For women only.
(C) Coed – For a predetermined combination of men and women (see specific coed sport rules for lineup and roster requirements).
(EO) Equal Opportunity – For any combination of men and women.
For any one sport, a player can participate only on: 1 men’s team OR 1 women’s team AND 1 coed team
A player may represent only one team in a league or tournament. (Playing on a men’s or women’s team AND a coed team is allowed.) After checking in for a team, that player may not play for another team.