Each individual participating assumes responsibility for his or her health. It is recommended that a person who has not had a physical exam within the past year be examined by a physician prior to participating. Each participant should be adequately protected by health and accident insurance.
Intramurals are provided for the enjoyment of the university community with health and safety a major concern. Each person should be familiar with the program, policies, regulations and rules.
All AUM students, faculty, and staff are eligible to compete in Intramural competition with the following exceptions:
Forfeits may occur by:
Consequence of Forfeits:
It is the strong belief of this department that contests should be won or lost on the field of play, not through the technicalities of rules.
Types of Protests:
Procedure for Protesting:
Protest must be made on the field of play at the time of the incident before the next live ball situation. The team should first notify the head official, the scorekeeper, and then the supervisor. When possible, the Intramural Supervisor(s) with consultation of officials will try to resolve the protest immediately. The protest should be written down completely upon the score sheet with all the details concerning the time of the game, score, players involved, etc. The rest of the game should be played. Also, the team should turn in a typewritten protest within 24 hours of the game to the Intramural Office completely explaining the situation. Protest not following this procedure will not be considered.
Exception: Any discovery on listing of participant using a false name will result in immediate forfeit of game.
The Program Manager shall have the authority to establish special rulings whenever deemed necessary. Sometimes exceptional situations do occur. The option to appeal a protest is still in effect.
Team Managers are responsible for controlling the actions of their players and their fans. Teams interested in progressing to the playoff tournament must have an acceptable rating. Once in the playoffs teams must maintain an acceptable rating or risk being disqualified. Any team that receives an unacceptable rating will not be eligible for further competition until they meet with the Program Manager of Intramural Sports.
Team Guidelines – Every team is responsible for the conduct of its players and followers. Any conduct judged as detrimental to the participants, program, or any particular contest, may result in loss of the contest, suspension of the individual players, suspension of the entire team, or other appropriate action. Failure to comply with requests from the Intramural Staff will result in a forfeited contest.
Due Process – Any participant, team, or organization suspended from Intramural activities due to violations of Intramural Guidelines or sport rules will have the opportunity to participate in due process to insure protection of rights. The Program Manager of Intramural Sports will hear information from all involved parties and make an appropriate decision. Any appeal that is made regarding the Program Manager‘s decisions shall be made with the Department Head of Physical Education.
Acts Relevant to Fighting – The Intramural Department and Auburn University Montgomery will not condone fighting or any actions that may encourage violence. Such acts include, but are limited to, taunting, trash talking, verbal and physical harassment, fighting or attempting to fight.
The Intramural Sports Program has policies and procedures for handling fighting and harassment as stated above; however, Campus Police may be called to assist if necessary.
Spirit of Competition – Modern team sport activities find their origin in the basic human need for play. Winning and losing are mere outcomes of this play spirit. Abusive language, poor attitude, and manipulation of the rules to further winning are not” just part of the game.” What is part of the game is the simple satisfaction of playing and the interdependence of teamwork, improving fitness, and enhancing friendships. Without your opponent, you have no game, no contest, and absolutely no fun. You are indebted to them as they are to you. In a fundamental way, then, competing against an opponent is based on cooperation. Upholding high standards of integrity and fair play acknowledges this idea of cooperative competition. An intentional violation of the rules, no matter how small, is considered cheating and a direct offense against these principles. One of the goals of Auburn University Montgomery Intramural Sports Program is to promote lifetime skills through the venue of sports that offers meaning beyond that of a win or a loss, the memory of which fades quickly. All players are expected to play within the context of Auburn University Montgomery Intramural Sports Program’s Spirit of Competition.
Team Sportsmanship Rating System – The development of team and individual sportsmanship is of fundamental importance in all intramural sports activities. The sportsmanship rating system is intended to be an objective scale by which each team’s attitude and behavior can be assessed throughout the intramural league and playoff seasons. Behavior before, during, and after an intramural sport contest is included in the rating. The team manager is responsible for educating and informing all players and spectators affiliated with his/her team about the system. To encourage acceptable conduct before, during, and after intramural contests, officials and/or supervisors shall make decisions whether to warn, penalize, or eject persons and/or teams for poor sportsmanship.
Team Ratings: Acceptable, Unacceptable, Season Ending – A team is responsible for the actions of the individual team members and their spectators. The team manager’s efforts in assisting officials/staff to calm difficult situations and to restrain troubled teammates are the key to controlling team conduct. Intramural sports officials and/or supervisors shall determine acceptable and unacceptable team ratings. Appeals for unacceptable ratings are not accepted. The Program Manager of Intramural Sports will determine season ending ratings. The Intramural Sports Program staff also reserves the right to review any rating given to a team.
Consequences for Unacceptable Rating
Consequences for a Season Ending Sportsmanship Rating
If an Intramural Sports participant is ejected from any Intramural Sports contest, he/she is immediately ineligible from further competition in any intramural sports activity until the Program Manager of Intramural Sports clears him/her. Player suspensions are effective after the meeting with the Program Manager of Intramural (i.e., no self-imposed penalties). There are no appeals of ejection/conduct suspensions and decisions. It is the participant’s responsibility to schedule an appointment with the Program Manager of Intramural Sports to review his/her behavior and subsequent eligibility in the Intramural Sports Program.
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.
Any participant who commits, incites, or aids others in committing any of the following acts of misconduct shall be subject to disciplinary procedures:
Note:All intramural ejections carry an indefinite suspension until the ejected person has met with the Program Manager of Intramural Sports. In this meeting, an appropriate suspension (minimum of one game) will be handed down. All ejections will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
The Intramural Supervisors have the authority to rule on any situation not specifically covered in the rules as deemed necessary to ensure the safety and well being of the participants and of the Intramural Sports program. This includes but is not limited to issuing warnings, stopping the game and making weather decisions.
The Intramural Sports Office believes that participation in Intramural sports is a positive, healthy experience that fosters health benefits and provides enjoyment to our participants. The Intramural program shares in the educational mission of the university by offering opportunities to experience interpersonal growth, social development, and to improve physical and mental health for the AUM community. All participants are strongly encouraged to have a yearly medical examination and to carry medical insurance coverage. While we strive to provide safe and well-supervised activities and facilities, there is an inherent potential for physical injury or death in all sport activities.
Participation in sporting activities may cause injury and exposure to blood borne pathogens. Blood borne pathogens are pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause diseases in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, Hepatitis B virus (HIV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
The Intramural Sports program will make every effort to minimize exposure to its employees and participants. Intramural staff are trained and certified to respond to emergency and blood exposure situations. We ask that they be contacted immediately to respond to any injury.
Auburn University Montgomery must comply with all laws concerning alcohol and tobacco use on state property. Participants who decide to drink alcohol prior to participating in intramurals are placing themselves and other players at risk, as the combination of alcohol and physical activity of any nature is extremely dangerous. It has been medically proven that alcohol will slow a person’s motor skills. If a player is suspected of participating or attempting to participate while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they will be removed from the contest.
Tobacco (chewing or smoking) is not allowed on the intramural fields or courts. If a person is using one or the other, they will be asked to refrain from using it at that particular site.
Team managers and participants are responsible for checking the Intramural Sports website for their team’s schedule, schedule changes, and sport rules. Team managers and participates should also familiarize themselves with the Intramural Sports Handbook.
The Intramural Program will furnish standard equipment for all activities with the exception of personal items (softball gloves, shin guards, etc.). Participants may check out equipment from the Gym upon presenting proper identification.
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