Please review and adhere to the following guidelines for team rosters, individual participants & team participation, ID policy, forgotten ID policy, fraudulent use of an ID, participant surveys, and championship awards.
A. Season Roster
A team's official season roster is comprised of those eligible players who properly check-in (present proper ID) at the game site prior to the game in which they wish to join the team. Additions may be made to the season roster throughout the regular season and during the playoffs (prior to the day of the league championship) simply by having any new player properly check-in for the team prior to a game. All roster additions are completed at the check-in area at the game site on the day of the game.
B. Participant Check-In & Game Roster
All players must check-in prior to each game with valid FSUCard to be eligible to participate in that game. A team's game roster is comprised of those players on the team's season roster who have properly checked in at the check-in area prior to participating in that particular game.
C. Roster Locks
A team roster is locked at 12 Noon on the final scheduled day of the team's playoff tournament. On the final scheduled day of the team's playoff tournament, any roster additions must be completed by having the players properly verified in the Intramural Sports Office before 12 Noon. No additions will be processed after 12 Noon on that day. For leagues with the final tournament day falling on a weekend day, rosters will lock at 12 Noon on Friday. Rainouts or other postponements which extend a playoff tournament will also extend the roster lock deadline appropriately.
Individual Participants & Team Participation
Limits have been established for the number of teams on which individual participants may participate, when a participant is considered to have played in a contest, and a participant's ability to change from one team to another as described below.
A. Number of Teams, Co-Rec Participation
Participants may play for only one single gender team (men's, fraternity, women's, or sorority team) in any one sport. Therefore, a participant may NOT participate in both the fraternity league and men's D-II league, for example. Male and female participants may also play for one co-rec team in the same sport (in addition to their men's or women's team). During summer sessions and other periods when space is limited, participants may be restricted to one team per sport - an open league team, a single gender team, or a co-rec team
B. Team Composition, Single-Gender Leagues
For sports in which the standard number of players for a game is 5 or more and in which gender-specific leagues are offered for both men and women during the same season, the maximum number of players of the opposing gender that a team may have on its season roster is 30% of the standard number of players for a game in that sport. For example, for 5-on-5 basketball, a men's team may have only one female (1 = 20%). For 7-on-7 flag football and soccer, a men's team may have up to two females (2 = 29%) on its roster. For 10-on-10 softball, the maximum number of players of the opposing gender is 3.
For sports in which the standard number of players for a game is 4 or less and in which gender-specific leagues are offered for both men and women during the same season, no players of the opposing gender are permitted on a team in a single-gender league.
For sports in which gender-specific leagues for both men and women are not offered during the same season, players may participate on any one team regardless of gender.
C. Game Participation
A participant is considered to have officially played for a team once he/she has been signed-in on a team's roster at the game/match site, regardless of whether he/she actively plays in the game/match. The first team played (or signed up for) is the participant's official team of record for the respective sport's entire season.
D. Change of Teams
A participant, having played for one team, may not change to another team during the season without the written permission of the Intramural Sports administrative staff. Appeals to change from one team to another shall be made in writing to the Intramural Sports administrative staff for review.
E. Illegal Participation on Multiple Teams
A participant that is discovered to have illegally participated for multiple teams during the regular season shall be removed from any teams in which he/she joined subsequent to his/her first team registration. Furthermore, the participant shall be suspended for future play for his/her original team for the number of games that he/she played illegally for other teams. In sports where a team's record affects playoff or tournament qualification, those games in which the illegal player was used shall be considered a default. Additional penalties may apply.
Each participant must present his or her current, valid FSUCard prior to each game / match of participation in all IM sports and events. Campus Recreation staff may conduct random in-game identification checks. Therefore, each participant shall be able to present his / her FSUCard at the game site upon request. Participants may also be required to supply additional identifiable information in order to verify their identity for participation in an intramural game or event. Just because a participant is signed in without his/her FSUCard does NOT mean that person is legal to play. If it is determined that the given information or FSUCard number is invalid, the game may be forfeited for use of an ineligible player.
Forgotten ID Policy
In the event that a participant is unable to present his or her FSUCard at the game site for check-in, the participant may be permitted to sign-in by providing additional identifiable information. Each intramural participant may opt to utilize his/her Campus Recreation Forgotten ID Pass to check-in for a game. All students and members receive one (1) forgotten ID pass per semester to be utilized at either the Leach Center, the Fitness & Movement Clinic, at Intramural Sports facilities, or for participation in a game or match for an IM team. Note the pass is available for a single use across all the facilities (not a pass for each facility; if used at the Leach Center it is not available for use again for IM partcipation in the same semester).
The participant's signature on a form acknowledging this policy and verifying the information supplied may also be required. Just because a participant is signed in without his/her FSUCard does NOT mean that person is legal to play. If it is determined that the given information or FSUCard number is invalid, the game may be forfeited for use of an ineligible player.
Fraudulent Use of an ID
Participants attempting to register or sign-in for a contest when using a different person's FSUCard for identification will be barred from participating in the contest. The FSUCard will also be confiscated by the Intramural Sports staff. The FSUCard will be available for collection by the student pictured on the card during normal business hours in the IM Sports Office (1035 Tully Gym). Both the participant attempting to use such card and the actual student pictured on the card will face an indefinite suspension from all intramural activities and must apply for reinstatement to the Intramural Sports program by completing the Ejected Participant's Reinstatement Procedure.
Prior to, during, and following select Intramural Sports seasons, participants may be contacted by phone or email with a request to complete a survey regarding their participation in various aspects of the Intramural Sports program. Participation in a survey is optional and a decision to not respond does not negatively affect future participation in the program. Participants may always provide feedback to the Intramural Sports staff via forms available at the game site, via the Intramural Sports web site, or in-person in the Intramural Sports Office in 1035 Tully Gym.
Winners of all-campus championship games and matches receive an FSU Intramural Sports championship award. In team sports, the number of awards given to all-campus championship teams may not exceed 150% of the standard number of participants needed to field a regulation team. The number of awards is rounded up to the nearest whole number. For example, in 10-person softball, 15 awards may be given to the all-campus champion. In 7-on-7 flag football, the maximum number of awards given would be 11. Only those persons listed on the team roster will be eligible to receive an award. In individual or dual sports, only the champions will receive awards. FSU Intramural Champion awards are available only to all-campus champions in each division (men's, women's, and co-rec [when available]). In team sports, league champions may or may not receive awards. In individual or dual sports, champions of the advanced bracket receive awards; lower brackets do not. In special events and meets, only individual class or event winners receive an all-campus championship award. Members of the team champions in such meets (swimming, wrestling, track) do not receive all-campus championship awards.
Call the Intramural Sports Staff at 850.644.2430 or email us for more information.