Eligibility For Participation In Intramural Activities
- USA Intramurals is open to all currently enrolled students, staff, faculty, alumni, and Intramural Hall of Fame
- A current ID for each team member must be present at ALL GAMES. Student names and numbers will be verified
weekly. Only roster players will be eligible for each game.
- Players cannot be added to the team roster after their last regular season game.
- Players are limited to only one team per league per sport. (Fraternities cannot have a minor league system).
- Teams caught using ineligible players can face game losses, and/or player and team suspensions.
- Prior to any participation in the Intramural program, all participants must sign the injury release and team roster f
forms. Managers are responsible for making sure that new players are added to the roster book before their
participation in any intramural game.
- All players in the playoffs must bring a photo ID to all playoff games.
USA Alumni are encouraged to participate in Intramural Sports. Alumni are defined by the Intramural Program as any graduate or previous student of the University of South Alabama who has been issued a Jag number during the course of their enrollment. Although we encourage alumni participation in our program, our intramural philosophy emphasizes student participation and therefore we encourage alumni to incorporate currently enrolled students on their teams. To this end, the Coordinator of Intramural Sports can mandate restrictions and disqualifications of alumni teams during intramural playoffs that do not have a significant student involvement.
- Teams with more than two alumni members on their roster (players that are not currently enrolled at the
University) will not be eligible for the All-University Playoff tournament. Also Alumni teams will be ineligible for
championship shirts and All-University trophies.
- If there are enough alumni teams participating in that sport, an open division playoff will be created and a winner
will be determined.
The following 2 plans are offered to Alumni participants:
Level 1: Rec Center Alumni Member (have Rec Center Alumni pass)
- Pay Intramurals $25/semester to participate in all Intramural leagues for the semester
- Receive full access to The Rec Center and Intramural Sports
- Access via Rec Center Alumni Pass
Level 2: Non Rec Center Alumni Member
- Pay $35 fee/ semester
- Allowed to play in all Intramural leagues for the semester
- Limited access to Rec Center (Intramural game day access only)
- Access via Intramural Alumni Game Day Pass
- Forfeit/ Default Policy
Forfeit time is game time!!!!
- A forfeit will be called if a team doesn't have the minimum number of players to participate at their scheduled
game time. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
- A twenty-five dollar forfeit fee will be collected at the time of registration and will be deposited/cashed if your team
forfeits a game. A new forfeit fee must be submitted to the intramural office prior to your next regularly scheduled
- A default is when a team gives 24 hour notice of their intention to not play a particular game. No fees will be
assessed and the team will be charged with a loss. A team is not allowed to default if they have previously
forfeited a game.
- A team is allowed one forfeit or default per sport.
- The minimum number of players to avoid a forfeit is 2 less than the regulation. (1 less than regulation in
Minimum number of players to avoid forfeit
Soccer: 5(M,W), 6 (corec)
Redzone Challenge: 5(M,W), 6 (corec)
Flag Football: 5(M,W), 6 (corec)
Inner tube Waterpolo: 5(M,W), 6 (corec)
Shortman Basketball: 4
Due to limited time availability, we will not be able to reschedule games. In extreme cases, you must attain prior approval from both your opponent and the intramural office.
Each team captain is responsible for contacting the intramural office about rescheduled dates and times for any canceled games. Teams are responsible for contacting the intramural office at 461-1627 concerning the cancellations of games due to weather conditions. Also, schedule changes will be posted on our USA web page. (click on intramural sports in the quick link box). Rescheduled games will be assigned according to time and field availability.
Cancellations Due to Weather or Scheduling Conflicts
Each team captain is responsible for contacting the intramural office about rescheduled dates and times for any canceled games. Teams are responsible for contacting the intramural office at 461-1627 concerning the cancellations of games due to weather conditions. Also, schedule changes will be posted on our USA web page. (click on intramural sports in the quick link box) Rescheduled games will be assigned according to time and field availability.
A part of the philosophy of the Intramural Program is that good sportsmanship is very important to the conduct of every intramural contest. In order to encourage proper conduct during intramural competition, game officials, supervisors and administrative personnel shall make decisions to warn, penalize, or eject players/teams/fans for unsportsmanlike behavior.
Officials have the authority to remove, without warning, any player from an activity who is playing in a dangerous manner or who is demonstrating unsportsmanlike behavior. That player may also receive additional penalties which could include expulsion for the Intramural Program for a year. Anyone suspended from the Intramural Program will not be allowed to participate or spectate in any aspect of the program until the suspension is lifted. These decisions will be final and without game time appeal. The Coordinator of Intramural Activities will rule on any further penalties to be prescribed as a result of:
Unnecessary delay of game
Striking, shoving or threatening an opponent
Striking, shoving or threatening an official
Any action with the intent to injure an opponent
Any action deemed unsportsmanlike or that makes a travesty of the game
Unsportsmanlike conduct can result in warnings, suspensions, or expulsions.
While on suspension, a player cannot participate or spectator in any aspect of the recreation program
Threatening an official will always mandate an automatic suspension for the remainder of the year.
Cursing will not be tolerated in our intramural program.
Smoking and alcohol is prohibited during intramural events and on intramural grounds.
Inform game officials at the time of protest
Turn in a written protest within 24 hours to the Coordinator of Intramural Activities. Misapplication of rules, not judgment, are grounds for protests. Protests that are upheld will be replayed from the point of interruption, the game will be replayed in its entirety, a win will be awarded, or a loss will be vacated.
Any student interested in officiating will need to attend the mandatory clinics and weekly meetings.
Student comments are always welcome in helping to critique officials.
We evaluate officials based on their rule knowledge, judgment and attitude.
Schedules will be posted online with hard copies given out at the managers meetings.
Free Agent Program
Individuals wanting to join a team can sign their name to the free-agent sheet at the field house.
Teams can check free agent availability on the sign up sheets at the field house.
Varsity Athlete Policy
A limited number of varsity athletes are allowed to participate in intramural sports. Varsity athletes who participated during the current academic year are ineligible to play intramurals in that particular sport. Participation will be defined as:
- an athlete who is or was on a roster in a varsity sport at a 4 year institution
- someone who has been on a varsity scholarship within the current academic school year
- redshirt athletes
*The Intramural Coordinator reserves the right to define varsity athlete status for any player.
While there is no restriction on how many varsity athletes a team may have on their roster, the restriction will apply to how many varsity athletes are participating on the court, field, etc at one time. The following are the restrictions per sport.
It is mandatory for a team representative to attend the managers meeting. Schedules, rules & eligibility will be discussed. For more information please call Department of Campus Recreation at (251) 461-1627.