INTRAMURAL SPORTS HANDBOOK 20162017 The Intramural Sports Program at EMU provides a safe and enjoyable variety of organized recreational activities for its students and facility members.
IM Office Information Office Hours MondayThursday 11am6pm Main Office Phone 7344871338 Intramural Hotline 7344871234
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Welcome to Intramural Sports! The Rec/IM staff invites you to participate in all of our exciting programs and events! We look forward to serving and assisting you this academic year. Thank you for participating in the program! Do you want to prove that you’re an intramural champion? Participate in the program, win a competition, and receive your “Intramural Champion” tshirt. Wear it with pride! What are intramural sports? Intramural sports are a component of the Recreation/Intramural Department and are a unit within the Rec/IM departmental programing. Intramural Sports provides activities encompassing two distinct programmatic areas: intramural sports and special events. Each year more than 3,000 students and facility members participate in nearly 25 intramural leagues or special events. General Objectives of the Intramural Sports Program ● Promotion and development of wholesome sport and recreational activities for all participants ● Opportunity for the development of leadership qualities, personal characteristics and a better understanding of group dynamics ● Opportunity for the establishment of rapport among university students and facility members Who is eligible to participate? Any currently enrolled EMU student or faculty/staff. Any varsity letter winner must sit out one full calendar year from the last day of competition to play in the sport for which they received their
letter. Baseball is considered softball, football is considered flag football. There is no limit to how many club sport participants may be on a roster, but no more than two may be on the court/field at any given time. All participants must show their EMU Eagle One/Rec IM (Faculty and Staff) card to supervisor on duty. Where are games held? All intramural sports leagues and tournaments are held in various locations on campus. Most outdoor sports are held at the REC/IM Softball Field Complex on West Campus, behind Westview Apartments. All indoor sports are held within the OldsRobb Student Recreation/Intramural Complex. How to participate in Intramural Sports To participate in intramural sports, you must go to imleagues.com and create a profile using your emich.edu email account. From there you can create or join a team that has been created during the registration period. All registration periods end at 5pm unless otherwise noted. Teams that register prior to the end of the registration period will be guaranteed play. Free Agents Looking to play but don’t have a team? You can register on imleagues.com as a free agent. You can contact team managers by creating an account. If the free agent is not on a roster by the manager’s meeting, free agents can attend a manager’s meeting to join a team. Cost of Intramurals The semester player fee of $10 permits an individual student/faculty/staff the opportunity to play any and all sports throughout the acadamic year. This fee excludes poker night.
Manager’s Meeting Team manager’s attendance at the manager’s meeting is mandatory in order to your team to play. If the manager is unable to attend the meeting, the team must send a representative to the meeting. Dates and time is listed on imleagues.com and www.emich.edu/recim, Manager’s will also be notified via email after registering. All meetings will be held on the 5th floor of the Rec unless noted. Divisions of Play Every intramural sport is divided into different divisions of play. Participants may only play for one team. The exception to the rule is if a participant is playing for a corec team and a men’s or women’s team. IFC/Sorority Only current EMU students registered as actives or pledges of an IFC or Panhellenic organization shall be allowed to participate. Current rosters must be on file with the Greek Affairs Office. Failure to have a current roster or use of ineligible players may result in forfeiture of games and/or points. Independent Men/Women Any current EMU student or faculty/staff facility member may participate in this division. CoRec Any current EMU student or faculty/staff facility member may participate in this division. However, teams must be composed of the specified number of males and females in the sports rules.
EMU ID In order to participate, all participants must show their current EMU ID or Rec/IM (staff/faculty) to supervisor on duty. Guest and forgetten ID passes are not allowed as proof of eligibility. Playoffs Playoffs are conducted immediately following the conclusion of league play. All teams will advance to the playoffs as long as they do not forfeit more than one game during the regular season. Playoffs are singleelimination format and are NOT subject to regular season availabilities. Sportsmanship/Conduct Good sportsmanship is essenttial for successful competition. It is imperative that participants and spectators display proper conduct at all times. The following may be considered unsportsmanlike conduct: ● Shoving or striking an opponent or employee of the REC/IM ● Profanity ● Racial slurs ● Unnecessary delay of game ● Leaving one’s bench/sideline to participate in an altercation ● Arguing and/or uncooperativeness with officials/supervisors ● Abusive language to an opponent, official or supervisor ● Any behavior deemed inappropriate by the REC/IM staff Any and all behaviors mentioned will result in an appropriate game penalty and may result in ejection and/or suspension from a game or sport. Individuals falling under such a violation must appear before the Coordinator of Intramural Sports before they can be reinstated for play. If an ejected player participates in a game, the team may be subjected to forfeiting that game. Bad team
sportsmanship may result in a team being eliminated from the playoffs/future participation in Intramurals. Alcohol and Drug Policy Individuals, teams, and spectators who arrive intoxicated, suspected of consumption, or possessing alcohol or other illegal substances will not be permitted to play and will be asked to leave the playing area. Rec/IM will not tolerate such behavior and will act in a manner that is prudent, with the safety of all participants the priority. Uniforms ● For team sports such as basketball, flag football and soccer, the home team (team listed first on schedule or top team on bracket) will be required to wear light colored shirts. The visiting team will be required to wear dark colored shirts. Light colors consist of white, gray, pink and yellow. The only exception to this rule is if the team has their own jerseys. Team members are encouraged to attempt to wear the same color. ● Caps with bills are permitted in softball ONLY. Winter hats with no brims that have an elastic band may be worn during outdoor soccer and flag football. ● Any head attire with knots (bandanas, doorags, etc.) may not be worn at any time during basketball, flag football or soccer. Only head attire that has an elastic band will be allowed. ● No jewelry may be worn during flag football, soccer, and basketball games. Any infractions will result in an appropriate penalty depending on the sport.
Inclement Weather Cancellations can occur due to inclement weather. If the weather is questionable, call the department hotline at 7344871234 or check the Rec/IM social media pages. Decisions pertaining to the postponement of games will not be made until 4 p.m. or later. Games will be rescheduled at a later date. Rules There are rules for each activity, rules are given at the managers meeting and are posted on www.emich.edu/recim. If a rule is not defined, the final decision will be determined by the Director of Intramural Sports.
Employment opportunties with Intramurals Department! Officials and intramural staff is needed! If interested, contact Chelsea VanAssche at [email protected]
please send your experience/resume.
Fall Activities No Limit Texas Hold’em Come and play every Tuesday night beginning September 13th at 7pm on the 5th Floor of the REC/IM. $4 entry fee includes snacks and beverages. Weekly prizes awarded to the top players. Players accumulate points weekly to advance to the finals each semester. No cash prizes will be awarded during this event.
Annual Oozeball Tournament This single elimination mud volleyball tournament provides teams with an opportunity to get down and dirty in the mud. Divisions: CoRec (must have at least one female) Registration Period: Friday, September 5th– Friday, September 23rd at 5pm Manager’s Meeting: Sunday, September 25 at 12:30pm Play Begins: Sunday, September 25th at 1pm
Softball Tournament Teams will have pool play games and then be put into a single elimination tournament based on the outcome of pool play. Divisions: Men, Women, & CoRec Registration Period: Monday, September 5 – Wednesday, September 21st at 5pm Manager’s Meeting: Thursday, September 22nd at 6pm, 5th Floor Rec Play Begins: Week of September 26th
Soccer League Teams of seven will have pool play games and then be put into a single elimination tournament based on the outcome of pool play. Divisions: Men, Women, & CoRec Registration Period: Monday, September 5th – Wednesday, October 5th at 5pm Manager’s Meeting: Thursday, October 6th at 6pm, 5th Floor Rec Play Begins: Week of October 10th
Flag Football League Teams will have three scheduled games with a single elimination tournament at the end of the regular season. Divisions: Mens Greek League, Mens Independent & Women’s Greek Registration Period: Monday, September 5th– Wednesday, October 12th at 5pm Manager’s Meeting: Thursday, October 13th at 6pm, 5th Floor Rec Play Begins: Week of October 17th
CoRec Volleyball League Teams will have three scheduled games with a single elimination tournament at the end of the regular season. Divisions: CoRec Only Registration Period: Monday, September 5thWednesday, October 19th at 5pm Manager’s Meeting: Thursday, October 20 at 6pm, 5th Floor Rec Play Begins: Week of October 24th
48th Annual Turkey Trot Registration Period: Monday, September 5thNovember 3rd at 4pm Manager’s Meeting: N/A Play Begins: Thursday, November 3rd at 4pm
Winter Activities No Limit Texas Hold’em Come and play every Tuesday night beginning January 10 at 7pm on the 5th Floor of the REC/IM. $4 entry fee includes snacks and beverages. Weekly prizes awarded to the top players. Players accumulate points weekly to advance to the finals each semester. No cash prizes will be awarded during this event.
Basketball League Teams will have three scheduled games with a single elimination tournament at the end of the regular season. Divisions: Men and Women Registration Period: Monday, January 2nd – Wednesday, January 18th at 5pm Manager’s Meeting: Thursday, January 19th at 6pm, 5th Floor Rec Play Begins: Week of January 23rd
Indoor Flag Football Tournament
Four player teams will compete in a singleelimination tournament. Games will be held in the Football Indoor Practice Facility. Divisions: Men & Women Registration Period: Monday, January 2nd – Wednesday, February 1st Manager’s Meeting: Prior to first game. Play Begins: Thursday, February 2nd
Billiards Tournament Compete against other students and faculty/staff facility members in a billiards tournament. This event will to be held on 3rd floor of the REC/IM. Divisions: Men and Women Registration Period: Monday, Janaury 2ndTuesday, February 7th Play Begins: Wednesday, February 8th Bubble Soccer Tournament Teams will compete in a singleelimination tournament. Divisions: CoRec Registration Period: Monday, January 2nd Wednesday March 1st Manager Meeting: Prior to Play Play Begins: Thursday, March 2nd
SixPlayer Volleyball League Teams will have three scheduled games with a single elimination tournament at the end of the regular season. Divisions: Men and Women
Registration Period: Monday, January 2ndWednesday, March 8th at 5pm Manager’s Meeting: Thursday, March 9 at 6pm 5th Floor Rec Play Begins: Week of March 13th
NCAA Bracket Challenge Can you pick all the winners correctly? Test your college basketball knowledge by determining how the NCAA Final Four bracket will play out. Points will be awarded for selecting the winner in each round through the finals. Prizes will be awarded to the top two finishers. Registration Period: Deadline to submit bracket is Monday, March 13th at 5pm
Dodgeball League “If you can dodge a wrench, then you can dodge a ball!” Teams will have three scheduled games with a single elimination tournament at the end of the regular season. Divisions: Men and Women Registration Period: Monday, January 2nd – Wednesday, March 8th at 5pm Manager’s Meeting: Thursday, March 9th at 6pm Play Begins: Starting Tuesday, March 14th