Policies and Procedures

Defaults, Forfeits & Drops

 

DEFAULTS

A default is recorded when a team is unable to play as scheduled and notifies the Intramural Office prior to the game, as outlined below.
  1. Defaults must be filed by the team captain in person at the Intramural Sports Office no later than 3:00 PM the day of the game during the week and 3:00 PM Friday for games held on Sunday. Captains may also drop the game/match on IMLeagues and send an email through IMLeagues to the Intramural Sports email account: imsports@uwm.edu. Default requests will not be taken over the phone for identification reasons.
  2. The team captain must present their University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Identification Card to default the game.
  3. The team will receive a 2 rating for their Team Sportsmanship Rating for that specific game.
  4. A team is allowed one default in a season.  Any subsequent attempt to default a game will be treated as a forfeit and all policies governing forfeits will be enforced.

FORFEITS

If a team or contestant fails to appear at the appointed place at the scheduled time, the Intramural Sports Supervisor will declare the game or match forfeited. Game time is forfeit time, however, the team or individual(s) who are ready to play may choose to give the opponent 10 minutes to have the minimum number of players properly signed in to begin a game. If the team or individual(s) are still not able to begin the game after the 10 minute extension, a forfeit will be declared. If the 10 minute extension is granted, the game clock will be started and any time that is taken off the game clock will be subtracted from the game. If neither team is ready to play at game time, a double forfeit will be declared.

A forfeit fee will be administered to the teams/individuals that forfeit their game/match. The forfeit fees are as follows; $15 for singles/doubles sports and $30 for team sports. Failure to pay this within 2 weeks after championship night will result in a hold on the team captain’s PAWS account.

  1. For individual and dual contests, the winner(s) by forfeit must report the forfeit win to the Intramural Sports Supervisor on site prior to leaving. Failure to do so may jeopardize the individual or pair’s advancement to the succeeding round of the activity.
  1. For team sports, the names of all eligible and present team members must be recorded on the proper score sheet. This team must demonstrate to the Intramural Sports Supervisor that they have enough players to properly start a contest. Then, and only then, will the forfeit be recorded as a victory.
  1. A forfeit by an individual or team will justify a forfeit fee. A second forfeit during league play will eliminate further participation by the team or individual(s). The forfeits are NOT required to be consecutive for a team or individuals to be dropped from the league.
  1. One forfeit in a single elimination tournament will eliminate a team or individual(s) from further competition.
  1. Any team or individual(s) that declares a default during the season will have any subsequent attempt to default a game or match ruled as a forfeit and will be dropped from further participation in the league.

Example: If a team defaults their first game and then forfeits their fourth game, that team will then be dropped from further participation in the league.

  1. A team will receive a 1 rating for Team Sportsmanship for a forfeit.
  1. Results will be posted as follows for games that are forfeited or defaulted in favor of the non-forfeiting team or individual(s):
TEAM SPORTS INDIVIDUAL/DUAL SPORTS
Basketball 12 – 0 Badminton 2 – 0
Dodgeball 4 – 0 Racquetball 2 – 0
Indoor Flag Football 12 – 0 Tennis 4 – 0
Floor Hockey 4 – 0
Futsal 4 – 0
Indoor Soccer 4 – 0
Volleyball 2 – 0

DROPS

If a team wishes to cease from further participation in a sport, they have the option to drop from the league.

  1. Drops must be filed by the team captain in person in the Intramural Sports Office or by sending an email through IMLeagues to the Intramural Sports email account: imsports@uwm.edu. Drop requests will not be taken over the phone for identification reasons.
  1. The team captain must present their University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Identification Card to drop from a league.
  1. Teams/individuals who drop from their league will be administered a drop fee of $15 following the captains meeting.
  1. If a team forfeits their game, and decides they want to drop their team from the league, the drop fee will be waived, but that team will still have to pay the forfeit fee.
Ejection Policy

The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Intramural Sports Office offers a wide range of sporting activities to students, faculty and staff at the university.  The objective of the Intramural program is to provide exercise, recreation and fun to participants in a relaxed structured environment.  Please play to the best of your ability and make every effort to win within the spirit of the rules. All participants and spectators are expected to behave in a courteous and responsible manner in victory and in defeat.

CONDUCT OF PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS

Student code of conduct:  The Student Conduct Regulations and Disciplinary Procedures reviews the Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures enforced at UWM, (Chapter UWS 17 & Faculty Document #2033).

In brief, students are prohibited from engaging in the following according to UWS 17.03 Nonacademic misconduct subject to disciplinary action.  The university may discipline a student in nonacademic matters in the following situations:

  1. For conduct which constitutes a serious danger to the personal safety of a member of the university community or guest.
  2. Attacking or otherwise physically abusing, threatening to physically injure or physically intimidating a member of the university community or a guest.
  3. Stalking or harassment
  4. Disruptive behavior
  5. Unauthorized possession of property

Prohibited behavior while on University Property: Chapter UWS 18 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code entitled “Conduct on University Lands” contains the rules and regulations governing the behavior of all persons present on any UW System campus.

These rules cover a wide range of prohibited acts including both individual and group behavior while on University property.  Included but not limited are some of the following:

  1. Possession of alcoholic beverages and drugs, smoking, carrying firearms.
  2. Vandalism, disorderly conduct, petty theft.
  3. Please refer to the Student Conduct Regulations and Disciplinary Procedures for additional offenses.

EJECTION POLICIES

The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Intramural Sports Office offers a wide range of sporting activities to students, faculty and staff at the university.  The objective of the Intramural program is to provide exercise, recreation and fun to participants in a relaxed structured environment.  Please play to the best of your ability and make every effort to win within the spirit of the rules. All participants and spectators are expected to behave in a courteous and responsible manner in victory and in defeat.

CONDUCT OF PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS

Student code of conduct:  The Student Conduct Regulations and Disciplinary Procedures reviews the Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures enforced at UWM, (Chapter UWS 17 & Faculty Document #2033).

In brief, students are prohibited from engaging in the following according to UWS 17.03 Nonacademic misconduct subject to disciplinary action.  The university may discipline a student in nonacademic matters in the following situations:

  1. For conduct which constitutes a serious danger to the personal safety of a member of the university community or guest.
  2. Attacking or otherwise physically abusing, threatening to physically injure or physically intimidating a member of the university community or a guest.
  3. Stalking or harassment
  4. Disruptive behavior
  5. Unauthorized possession of property

Prohibited behavior while on University Property: Chapter UWS 18 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code entitled “Conduct on University Lands” contains the rules and regulations governing the behavior of all persons present on any UW System campus.

These rules cover a wide range of prohibited acts including both individual and group behavior while on University property.  Included but not limited are some of the following:

  1. Possession of alcoholic beverages and drugs, smoking, carrying firearms.
  2. Vandalism, disorderly conduct, petty theft.
  3. Please refer to the Student Conduct Regulations and Disciplinary Procedures for additional offenses.

EJECTION POLICIES

If a University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Intramural Sports participant is ejected from any intramural contest, s/he is immediately ineligible for further attendance at or participation in any intramural sports activity until cleared by the Intramural Sports Coordinator & Sport Clubs Coordinator. The Intramural Sports Program reserves the right to ban participation and access from the facilities and/or anything associated with UREC. Player suspensions become effective after the meeting with Intramural Sport Coordinator or his/her designee (i.e., no self-imposed penalties). It is the ejected individual’s responsibility to schedule an appointment with the Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs Coordinator to review his/her behavior and subsequent eligibility in the Intramural Sports Program (See Individual Player conduct expectations in the Sportsmanship, Team & Player Conduct Policy).  In addition, any unsportsmanlike conduct by players or fans may cause a team to be disqualified from further intramural competition.

Any participant who commits, incites, or aids others in committing any of the following acts of misconduct shall be subject to disciplinary procedures:

 

  1. Successful or unsuccessful attempt to hit, strike, or push a University Recreation employee. Player may petition for reinstatement to the Intramural Sports Coordinator after a minimum of one calendar year. The incident will be turned over to the Dean of Students Office and criminal charges may be imposed.
  2. Successful or unsuccessful attempt to hit, strike, or push another individual. The incident will be turned over to the Dean of Students and further criminal charges may be imposed.
  3. Threatening behavior or taunting before, during, or after a contest directed towards a University Recreation Employee (student or professional)
  4. Threatening behavior or taunting directed towards another individual before, during, or after a contest.
  5. Verbal abuse of an official or any other University Recreation Employee.
  6. Verbal abuse of an opponent, individual.
  7. Action(s) that have the potential to cause equipment or facility damage, injury to self, or trespassing. Participant will have any and all damages incurred by their actions billed to their student account for replacement or cleaning of abused property.
  8. Team players and managers are expected to be cooperative and honest when asked for assistance in identifying teammates who may be involved in incidents.
  9. Failure to cooperate with University Recreation Staff (i.e., giving name, completing forms, etc.) after ejection.
  10. Participant enters/uses a University Recreation facility illegally, uses an assumed name, or uses a University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee photo I.D. illegally. The incident will be turned over to the Dean of Students Office for violation of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Student Code of Conduct.
  11. Participating in an Intramural Sports activity under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol (this includes spectators).
  12. Playing for more than 1 team illegally

Personal conduct situations that are not covered by the above rulings will be dealt with in an appropriate manner by the Intramural Sports Professional Staff.

 

APPEAL PROCESS

If the participant in question does not agree with the consequences rendered by the Intramural Sports Coordinator, an appeal may be filed with the Director of University Recreation. An appeal must be submitted to the Director of University Recreation within seven business days of the decision made by the Intramural Sports Coordinator. The Director of University Recreation will then make a decision as to whether or not the decision will be upheld.

Eligibility Policy

ARTICLE 1

Undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee are eligible for participation in the Intramural Sports Program.

ARTICLE 2

Any student that withdraws from the University, for any reason, is immediately ineligible to participate in the Intramural Sports Program. The participant’s eligibility is not reinstated until the first day of classes for the subsequent semester in which they are enrolled.

ARTICLE 3

Intramural Sports participants must pay all of their UWM Segregated University Fees in order to participate in the Intramural Sports Program. All participants must present their current University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Identification Card to an on-duty Intramural Sports Supervisor, Official and/or Scorekeeper prior to each game or match.

ARTICLE 4

Alumni members and the spouses of Faculty/Staff of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are ineligible to participate in the Intramural Sports Program. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty/Staff are eligible with a valid membership.

ARTICLE 5

Participants are considered part of a team’s roster once they sign in on the scorecard to participate with that team. Participants may be added to the team roster any time during play of that specific activity.  All added participants must meet all Intramural Sports eligibility policies to be a valid roster addition.  Addition of players is limited to the number of available roster spots.

ARTICLE 6

No player may participate on more than one team in the same sport/activity with the following exception:

  1. A player may participate in both a gender specific (Men’s Open or Women’s) league and a COED league in the same sport/activity.
  2. Women may play on a team in a Men’s Open league provided they are not participating on a team in a Women’s league in the same sport.

Violation of Article 6 will result in the individual being suspended for the remainder of the season in the sport in which the violation(s) occurred. In addition, the second team in which the player participated with will forfeit all contests in which the ineligible player participated.  A forfeit fee will be assessed when applicable.

ARTICLE 7

Any player using an assumed name will be declared ineligible for the remainder of that sport and will be suspended from any other intramural activity in which s/he is participating indefinitely. If the player is a team member, all games in which s/he played or plays will be forfeited by the team(s).  A forfeit fee will be assessed when applicable. In the event an Intramural Sports professional staff member, supervisor, official, and/or scorekeeper discovers the deception prior to the event or game, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Identification Card will be confiscated and turned over to the Dean of Students Office for violation of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Student Code of Conduct. Additional forms of identification will be asked for to prove one’s identity in this instance. See Article 10 of the Ejection Policy for further information.

ARTICLE 8

In order to be eligible to receive an award (trophy and/or t-shirt) in an individual sport, a participant must be on the roster and have competed at least one time in that sport throughout the regular season and playoffs.

ARTICLE 9

Any student receiving financial aid based on athletic ability is ineligible for participation in that Intramural Sport and/or related activities. See Article 12 for related activities.

ARTICLE 10

Any person listed on the Squad List for any athletic team at any NCAA Division I or II collegiate institution is not eligible to participate in that Intramural Sport and/or related activities until THREE CALENDAR YEARS have passed since their last participation in the varsity sport. This stipulation will begin after the current semester in which the participant ends the association with the team. This policy applies to transfer students as well as to University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee athletes.

EXCEPTION: Any player that quits and/or is cut from the Squad List of an athletic team at any NCAA Division I collegiate institution is not eligible to participate in THAT Intramural Sport and/or related activity until ONE CALENDAR YEAR has passed since their last participation in the varsity sport. The start of the sit out period still applies as stated above.

Example: A soccer player exhausts their eligibility from the team during the spring season. The player is ineligible to participate in the same spring semester of Intramural Indoor Soccer Season.  Their clock to sit out would begin in the Fall Semester following that spring semester, and continue on through the next three years. They would then be able to participate in the Fall Semester after those three years have passed.

ARTICLE 11

Professional athletes will be restricted in the same manner as described in Article 10. An athlete is deemed to be professional when s/he signs a contract and receives compensation with any organized professional or semi-professional team.

ARTICLE 12

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 related activities as listed below:

Basketball – Basketball

Football – Indoor Flag Football 

Soccer – Indoor Soccer, 3v3 Soccer, Sand Soccer  

Tennis – Tennis

Volleyball – Volleyball, Sand Volleyball

ARTICLE 13

Members of sport clubs are eligible to participate in the Intramural Sports Program. Current sport club athletes may participate in the same or related intramural sport in which they participate as a sport club member. However, only 50% of the maximum people allowed on the intramural field/court for that sport can be on the intramural roster for each team. This rule applies to any “member” of a student organization of that related sport.  Sport club membership will be determined by the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs along with rosters that each club must turn in at a time determined by the Sport Club Leadership Council and the Sport Club Coordinator. “In-season” or “off-season” status has no bearing on being a member of a Sport Club.

Example 1: The maximum number of players on the volleyball court is six, therefore three club volleyball members may be on an Intramural ROSTER for volleyball.

Example 2: The maximum number of players on a volleyball court for COED Volleyball is six, 3 Males & 3 Females, therefore one member of the Men’s Volleyball Club and one member of the Women’s Volleyball Club is allowed to be on the roster.

ARTICLE 14

The Intramural Sports Office does not check the eligibility of participants in the Intramural Sports Program until a question of eligibility is raised. Any accusation of player eligibility will be thoroughly investigated. Team Captains are responsible for checking the eligibility of their own players and should regularly check that of their opponents.

ARTICLE 15

No student may be denied admission to, participation in or the benefits of or discriminated against in any service, program, course, or facility of the UW system or its institutions or centers because of the student’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status or parental status.

Protest Procedures

ALLOWABLE PROTESTS

Allowable protests include: player eligibility, rule interpretation, and rule application. Official’s decisions or judgment may not be protested beyond the limits imposed by the rules of the game or event (i.e., 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.

ELIGIBILITY

All eligibility protests must be brought to the attention of the on-site Intramural Sports Supervisor before the game ends. An additional identification check will occur to verify the player in question’s identity. The player in question will be asked the validity of the accusation that is being made.  Dependent on the answers provided, the protesting team may play the entire game under protest. The team then has until NOON the following business day after the game to file a written protest to the Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs Coordinator with a $15.00 protest fee. If the protest is invalid, the protest fee will be charged to the individual who filed the protest. The fee will be not be charged if the protest is upheld. If the protest is valid, the protesting team will be awarded a win.

Eligibility protests can be made only by the opponent(s) and only during the game or match in which they are playing the team and/or player in question.

RULE APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATIONS

Team captains/managers must declare their protest to the game official(s) and/or the Intramural Sports Program Manager prior to the next pitch, serve, play, etc. following the call in question. The Intramural Sports Program Manager and/or official(s) must then notify the opposing team captain/manager that the game is under protest. The game official(s) will contact the Intramural Sports Program Manager for a ruling on-site. If, after the Intramural Sports Program Manager has given his/her ruling, the captain/manager still wants to protest the call, the manager must tell the Intramural Sports Program Manager that the team is playing the remainder of the game under protest.  All pertinent information will be recorded and the game will resume.  The team then has until NOON the day following the game to file a written protest to the Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs Coordinator with a $15.00 protest fee. If the protest is invalid, the protest fee will be charged to the individual who filed the protest. The fee will be not be charged if the protest is upheld. If the protest is valid, the protesting team will be awarded a win.

WRITTEN PROTEST

Written protests should be submitted on the Intramural Sports Protest Form and should include the following information:

  1. Name, address and phone number of person filing the protest.
  2. Specific information concerning the incident (i.e., eligibility restriction violated, names of players involved, rule misapplied, etc.).

The protesting party must inform the Intramural Sports Program Manager on-site that the protest is requested. The protest will be filed and the rest of the game will be played under protest. Upon receiving the protest from the Intramural Sports Program staff, the information contained in the protest will be clarified and time will be taken for contacting other involved personnel (i.e., officials, Program Managers, and members of the opposing team or the individual in violation). When the intramural staff has done their due diligence, an administrative decision will be made as to whether or not the protest is upheld or denied.

If the protest is upheld…

  1. The game is re-played from point of interruption with the rule misapplication/misinterpretation corrected and all eligible players on the team’s roster may participate in the game.
  2. The result of the game will be in favor of the protesting team if it was regarding player eligibility. The ineligible player will be suspended from participation in the Intramural Sports Program until all reinstatement procedures are met. The protested team will have their game forfeited and all forfeiture policies will be enforced accordingly.

APPEAL PROCESS

If the person filing the protest is still not satisfied with the decision reached, an appeal may be filed with the Director of University Recreation. An appeal must be submitted to the Director of University Recreation within seven business days of the decision made by the Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs Coordinator. The Director of University Recreation will then make a decision as to whether or not the protest will be upheld.

Registration & Participation Policies

REGISTERING A TEAM

The following guidelines are required to be followed to register a team for an Intramural Sport League, Tournament or Event.

Creating an IMLeagues.com Account

All IM participants are required to create an account on IM Leagues. You will only have to do this once and then you will be set for multiple semesters of participation. The online waiver must be signed every semester prior to participation. **Note** IM Leagues offers a live support button in the top right corner of all pages. Please use this button if you encounter any difficulties.

***You can download the rec*it app on your smart device which will link to IMLeagues, and you can get updates there.

To Create an IM Leagues account: 

  1. Go to edu/urec
  2. Select the Intramural Sports tab, on the upper right side of the navigation toolbar
  3. Select the “Sports” icon
  4. Select whichever sport you are interested in participating in
  5. You will be directed to IM Leagues
  6. Select “Login” on the upper right hand corner of the screen
  7. You will be directed to UWM’s Fusion portal
  8. Select the box stating “UWM 1Login Service”
  9. Enter your information, using your ePantherID and password.
  10. You will be sent an activation email to this account. Click the link in the email to login and activate your IMLeagues account.

You can join the sport one of three ways:

  1. Create a team as a Team Captain-Follow the steps in the “How to Create a Team” section below
    1. Captains can invite members to their team by clicking the “Invite Members” link on the team page. Any invited members must accept the invitation to be joined to your team.
    2. If a potential teammate is already a member of IMLeagues, search for their name, and invite them.
    3. If a potential teammate hasn’t become a member of IMLeagues, scroll down to the “Invite by Email Address” box, and input their UWM email address.
  2. Join a registered team by doing one of the following:
  3. Using the Create/Join Team Button at top right of every page.
  4. Accepting a request from the captain to join his team.
  5. Finding the team and captain name on division/league page and requesting to join.
  6. Going to the captain’s playercard page, viewing his team, and requesting to join.
  7. Join as a Free Agent:
  8. You can list yourself as a free agent in as many divisions within a league as you’d like. You will be visible to all members of the site and can request to join teams, or post information about yourself so teams can request to add you to their team.

How to Create a Team:

  1. Login to your IMLeagues account. (See the creating an IM Leagues account steps above to login)
  2. Select “Intramural Sports” underneath your name on the upper left hand corner of the screen
  3. Choose the sport you wish to play in (scroll down to see all current offerings for this semester)
  4. Choose the league you wish to play in (Open, Co-Rec, etc).
  5. Choose the division you’d like to play in (Monday 5PM, Tuesday 5PM, etc).
  6. Then Select Create Team
    1. While Creating a Team you will have to:
      1. Enter a Team Name
      2. Enter your Panther Card Number
      3. Agree the terms and conditions
      4. Captains must add their phone number to receive updates.
      5. Captains must pass the Captain’s Quiz with a percentage of 90% or higher (with unlimited attempts). Teams will not be created on IM Leagues without the captain achieving this score.
    2. The listed captain or a delegated representative of the team is REQUIRED to attend the Captain’s Meeting or that team will be dropped from the league

How to Join the Free Agent List:

  1. Players may sign up as free agents by going into any league page and clicking the “Join as a Free Agent” button in any of the divisions that fit their time preferences.
  2. Free Agents may then be viewed by team captains looking for players and sent invites to join teams.
  3. Free Agents are also encouraged to email the Intramural Sports email account for additional help getting on a team.
  4. If enough free agents are looking to join a team in a certain division and space allows, a team will be constructed entirely of free agents.

Selecting a Team Name for your team.

The Intramural Sports Program reserves the right to change or alter any team name that is deemed to be inappropriate. Guidelines explaining how these names will be rejected are as follows:

  1. May not reference any alcohol or drug use (wasted, hammered, etc.)
  2. Names that may be deemed sexual in nature (innuendos, etc.)
  3. Anything demeaning towards a specific race, creed, religion, sexual preference, or nationality
  4. Any names about leaders on campus or in the community (Dean, Chancellor, President, Mayor)
  5. Words that include profanity
  6. Team names intended to confuse, such as “Team Bye Week” or “No Game Today”
  7. Any abbreviations for unacceptable words (If we have any questions, we will ask)

TEAM CAPTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Team captains are responsible for the following:

  1. Being a liaison between the Intramural Sport Program and their team in all situations and assist the Intramural Sport Staff if and when the need arises.
  2. Attending and actively participating in the Mandatory Intramural Sport Captain’s Meeting.
  1. Ensure that all team members are eligible to participate in the Intramural Sports Program.
  1. Communicating and ensuring that all team members are aware of all Intramural Policies and Procedures and rules of play for the sport that they are participating in.
  1. Being aware of and communicate to your team members of the team’s schedule of play. Schedules are posted on
    1. You can also download the Rec*It app on your smart device, which will have all your team information and schedules.

REGULAR SEASON FORMAT

All divisions will be scheduled upon a four week regular season with each division being determined in the following sizes dependent on the amount of registered teams in the league:

Each division will be identified through the following designations,

  1. Men’s Open A (MOA), Men’s Open B (MOB), Men’s Open C (MOC), etc.
  2. Women’s A (WA), Women’s B (WB), Women’s C (WC), etc.
  3. COED A (CA), COED B (CB), COED (CC), etc.

This designation will not be associated in any way with the competitive level of that specific division.

PLAYOFF FORMAT

All teams that adhere to all the Sportsmanship and Default, Forfeit, and Drop Policies, will be eligible for the playoffs.

When a League’s playoff bracket exceeds sixteen teams, the playoff bracket will be broken into two separate playoff brackets, a Competitive Bracket and Recreational Bracket.

Teams with a .500 record and above will be placed into the “Black” Playoff Bracket and teams with records below .500 will be placed in the “Gold” Playoff Bracket.

Teams that win either playoff bracket will receive Intramural Championship T-Shirts for all team members that have participated on the roster.

PARTICIPATION

Before participation in an Intramural Sports match or contest is allowed, all participants must do the following:

  1. Be registered on IMLeagues and on the team roster.
  2. Meet all eligibility requirements as found in the Eligibility Policy.
  3. Provide a valid UWM Identification card to the Intramural Sport Professional Staff, Supervisor, Official and/or Scorekeeper.
  4. Legibly fill out, sign, and date an Intramural Sports Waiver of Liability for injuries occurred during an activity.
    1. Participants are required to sign a waiver for each team prior to their first participation with that team.

LIABILITY WAIVER & INJURIES

The participant understands and agrees that the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee does not have medical personnel available at the location of the activity and therefore grants permission to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee to authorize emergency medical treatment if necessary, and that such action shall be subject to the terms of the waiver agreement and without financial responsibility accruing to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Each participant in the intramural program participates at his/her own risk and should obtain his/her own health insurance.  The university takes every reasonable effort to provide safe playing conditions, proper supervision and competent officials.

All accidents resulting in injury must be reported to the Intramural Sport Supervisor.  The Intramural Sport Supervisor will contact emergency assistance through our campus police if necessary. All fees incurred as a result of services provided by the ambulance company or hospital is the responsibility of the injured party and not the university.  This also holds true for accidents/injuries occurring at university facilities/fields located off campus.

TEAM UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT

Each Intramural Sports has unique player uniform and equipment requirements. Consult the Intramural Sports Rules for your specific sport to learn of the uniform and equipment requirements and restrictions.

The following requirements will be enforced for all Intramural Team Sports:

  1. All team members must wear a jersey/team shirt that is similar in color and has a permanently attached number.
  2. No visible jewelry is allowed to be worn.
  3. No hard billed hats or bandanas are allowed to be worn.
  4. No jeans, khakis, khaki or cargo shorts, or uncovered undergarments are allowed to be worn.
  5. All team members must wear athletic shoes.
    1. NO cleats.

Intramural Pennies are available to be checked out either at the Klotsche Center & Pavilion Equipment Room and through the Intramural Supervisor at Engelmann Gym. An undershirt is required to be worn under pennies at all times.

The Intramural Sports Program does not provide equipment for warm up periods or practice. Equipment can be checked out for warm up and/or practice at the Klotsche Center & Pavilion Equipment Room.

LOST AND FOUND

Any found items left at the facility at the conclusion of an Intramural Sports event will be turned into the Klotsche Center & Pavilion Information Center to be logged as lost and found items.

SPECTATORS

Participants may obtain a spectator pass from the Intramural Sports Professional Staff during normal business hours. (A spectator pass for Intramural Sport Events on a weekend, MUST be obtained no later than during normal business hours on Friday. (Spectator passes will not be issued on Saturday and/or Sunday.)

Participants are allowed two guest passes.  The guest must be 18 years of age or with a legal guardian and must sign the facility waiver. Guests will be limited to entering the facility 30 min before and after the start of the participant’s event. Guests are not allowed to participate in any activity in the facility. The Guest must also bring a photo I.D.

Spectators are not allowed to stand on the sidelines during any sporting activity in the Pavilion. Spectators need to be on the end lines to watch games.

Sportsmanship, Team & Player Conduct Policy

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 spirit of play. 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 your opponent as they are indebted 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 cheating and a direct offense against these principles.

The goal of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Intramural Sports Program is to promote lifetime skills through the venue of sports that offer meaning beyond that of a win or a loss, the memory of which quickly fades. All players are expected to play within the context of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee 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 a scale by which teams’ attitudes and behaviors can be assessed throughout the intramural sports league and playoff seasons. Each team will receive a number rating after each game to represent their sportsmanship rating for that specific game.

Behavior before, during, and after an intramural sport contest is included in the rating. The team captain is responsible for informing all players and spectators affiliated with his/her team about the system. To encourage acceptable conduct before, during, and after intramural sports contests, officials and/or supervisors shall make decisions whether to warn or eject persons for poor sportsmanship.

  1. A warning penalty can be a technical foul, unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, or a yellow card, depending on the sport. This warrants a rating of a 2.
  2. Ejections can include receiving 2 yellow cards or 1 red card, or being assessed a second technical foul or unsportsmanlike penalty depending upon the sport. This warrants a rating of a 1.

SPORTSMANSHIP RATINGS

Sportsmanship ratings will be based on, but are not limited, to the following criteria:

4 = Excellent conduct and sportsmanship. All players and/or spectators cooperate with officials and team members. The captain calmly and respectively converses with officials and has full control of his/her team and self.

3 = Good conduct and sportsmanship. Team members and/or spectators verbally complain about officials and show minor dissension. Teams that have an Official Warning given to them are not able to receive a sportsmanship rating higher than a 3. Teams that earn 1 Warning Penalty are not able to receive a sportsmanship rating higher than a 3.

2 = Average conduct and sportsmanship. Team and/or spectators shows verbal dissent towards officials or opposing team that may or may not merit a warning. Team captain exhibits minor control over his/her team or self. Teams that earn Warning Penalties on multiple players/spectators are not able to receive a sportsmanship rating higher than a 2. Teams that DEFAULT will receive a 2 rating for that game.

1 = Below-average conduct and sportsmanship. Team and/or spectators persistently dissents the officials’ calls or directs trash talk to officials or opposing team. Team captain has little control over his/her team or self. Teams that have a player ejected from the game will not be able to receive a sportsmanship rating higher than a 1. Teams that FORFEIT will receive a 1 rating for that game.

0 = Poor conduct and sportsmanship. Team and/or spectators are uncooperative. Team is in possession of or under the influence of alcohol. Team captain has no control over team or self. Any team earning Warning Penalties on 3 separate players or there are multiple players ejected will be able to receive a Sportsmanship Rating higher than a 0.

Any team receiving a 0 rating will be suspended from further play until meeting with and being reinstated by the Intramural Sports Staff.


SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Intramural Sports Staff reserves the right to adjust all ratings after conferring with on-site staff and participants within one week of the completion of the game. Team captains will be notified of any changes.

PLAYOFF ELIGIBILITY

In order for a team to be eligible for post-season play, their Sportsmanship Team Rating must equal an average of 3.00 points or above at the conclusion of regular season play. (i.e., for a 4-game regular season, a team must earn 12 points to advance to the playoffs)
FORFEITS AND DEFAULTS

Teams that win by FORFEIT or DEFAULT will receive 4 rating for that specific game.
Teams losing by FORFEIT will receive a 1 rating for that specific game.
Teams losing by DEFAULT will receive a 2 rating of that specific game.

APPEALS

The sportsmanship rating a team receives may not be appealed.

 

Intramural Sport Rules

3v3 Basketball

3v3 Soccer

4v4 Volleyball

Basketball

Dodgeball

Flag Football

Futsal

Racquetball

Sand Volleyball

Soccer

Ultimate Frisbee

Volleyball