Welcome! It is the goal of the I.M. Rec Sports Program to provide you with a great variety of activities that you can participate in as well as enjoy being a part of. The primary purpose of the recreational program is to provide the students of Seattle Pacific University with an opportunity to participate in activities of their choice. At SPU, there is a broad and diversified program of activities that enables all students to find an area or areas of interest.
Club Sports are self-supporting and student administered. They enable participants to sharpen basic skills and provide higher-level competition.
The Intramural and Club Sports programs belong to you, the students and I sincerely hope you will help us, through participation and support, to make it the very best program of its kind.
Director of I.M. Rec Sports
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
There are seven basic components to the Seattle Pacific University IM Rec Sports Program that are designated to provide varying degrees of competitive, non-competitive, structured and unstructured activities for participants.
3. Sport Clubs
4. Special Events
6. Informal Rec
The IM program at SPU has three major divisions: Women, Men and Coed (men and women combined). Participants may choose to enter different leagues according to ability which provides equitable participation for people of different skill levels. In addition to organizing practice, grudge and bowl games. Officials, equipment and facilities can be provided for these contests for a nominal fee.
HOW TO ENTER
Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and spouses may enter as a team or as individuals who would like to be placed on a team. Entry forms are available outside the IM office, through the IM rep on your floor, or you may sign up for team events on the website. Only two alumni are allowed on a student team. All Intramural participants are encouraged to check out the IM web page for announcements, schedules, feature stories and results. You can do this by clicking on Departments at the SPU home page (www.spu.edu) and then by clicking on Intramurals.
Good sportsmanship is vital to the conduct of every contest. The whole team is held accountable for the actions of every individual member of the team. Sportsmanship is very important to the program; you must have a 7.0 average in order to make the playoffs. The refs will grade your team accordingly after each game. Also, the sportsmanship ratings will determine all tie breakers in going to the playoffs. Unsportsmanlike conduct in any sport can be defined as profanity, abuse of the officials or unnecessary roughness and will be dealt with in the following manner:
1. First Offense-a major penalty, in case of flagrant unnecessary roughness, a player will be ejected from the contest.
2. Second Offense-a major penalty, the guilty player is ejected from the game and must sit out the next game.
3. Third Offense-team forfeits the game.
1. Fighting: ejection from contest and suspended from Intramurals completely for seven school weeks from the date of the event.
2. Profanity or Abuse Towards IM Faculty: the first offense calls for suspension from Intramurals for one week, and a second offense will call for elimination for seven school weeks.
If a team fails to have the minimum number of legal players to appear at the appointed place 10 minutes after each scheduled time, the supervisors will call the game a loss. At this time you are given another 5 minutes to find the minimum number of people for the game, anybody can play for you at this time but your team will still take a loss. If 15 minutes after the appointed time elapses and you don't have the minimum number of people, you will take a forfeit.
After 2 forfeits, the team will be out of the league or tournament. If you team forfeits out of the league you may not participate on any other team that season.
1. If necessary, Intramural contests may be postponed. Such postponements should be made with the IM Rec Sports Office at least 24-hours in advance of the time originally scheduled.
2. This postponement should have the unanimous agreement of both team's captains and the IM directors. Postponed games must be played before the regular league schedule is completed.
3. Request forms are available outside the IM office; both captains must sign the form and then please turn it into the IM office.
1. Any time a team or individual wishes to protest the outcome of a match, it must be done by a written petition filed in the IM Office within 24-hours of the competition.
2. No protest which is concerned solely with a question of judgment on the part of an official will be considered.
3. All protests will be decided on the basis of fairness to the individuals or teams concerned and the best interests of the Intramural competition involved.
4. Once into championship play, a protest concerning an ineligible player must be filed with the IM Office no later than 9:30am following the day of the competition.
5. Protest forms are located outside the IM Office.
Participation in Intramurals must be within the limits of one's health status. Students are responsible for their own health and safety. Seattle Pacific University can not assume responsibility for injuries during practice or participation in any of the scheduled activities beyond the coverage extended to all students at Seattle Pacific under the Student Health Service.
The basic purposes of eligibility rules are to provide reasonable equitable Intramural participation for Seattle Pacific University students, staff, faculty, and alumni. These rules have been established to serve as a guide to enjoyable participation. The SPIRIT of the rules is extremely important. It is essential for every participant to uphold them and to enlist the support of all other members of his/her team. The net result will be a better Intramural program for everyone.
1. You must play for your own floor in a team sport if your floor has a team in that league.
2. You may play for another floor in a team sport if your floor doesn't have a team in a particular division. For example Volleyball-Rec or Power; or Basketball- A or B league. But only one team per sport for excample one men's and one coed team, one women's and one coed team ONLY
3. You must play for your own floor team in individual events.
4. Off campus and Non-Trad students can form their own team or play for any other team if they wish.
5. Only two alumni may play on any student team. If more than two alumni play on a team, it becomes an alumni team. Each alumnus must pay $25.00 each.
6. If you move off the dorm floor that you lived on when you first began the season, you must finish the activity you started with your original dorm floor.
7. Players out for varsity or junior varsity sports are ineligible from Intramurals in the related sport/activity if you played the school year in that sport.
8. Players who are red-shirting are also ineligible for Intramurals if they practice with the team.
9. All athletes who participated in varsity or junior varsity programs at SPU but are currently not out this particular year may participate but only in the upper divisions/leagues.
10. Players who participated in junior varsity or red-shirted may fill a team in that sport but may not count toward championship play. Please check with your coach about eligibility toward NCAA or NAIA requirements.
11. A person who is playing or has played this year in a professional sport is ineligible in related sport.
12. In order for an individual to be considered eligible for Intramural competition, his/her name must appear on the official roster or score card. Deletions or additions of names to the roster must be made prior to a scheduled game.
13. Any player officially entered on a lower division/league may move up to a higher division. But a player in a higher division may not move down to a lower division/league.
14. In order to be eligible for the All University Playoffs in a sport, a student must have participated in at least one regularly scheduled game in that sport during the regular season. You may count forfeited games.
15. Any team using an ineligible player shall forfeit the games in which the ineligible player participated.
16. A player competing under an assumed name will be banned from Intramural competition for 10 weeks from the date of the infraction.
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