Intramural sports policies & procedures manual 2015-2016 Student Developed-Student Lead-Student Ran-Student Owned



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INTRAMURAL SPORTS

POLICIES & PROCEDURES MANUAL

2015-2016

Student Developed-Student Lead-Student Ran-Student Owned



INTRAMURAL SPORTS PHILOSOPHY: IN the Department of University Recreation, Intramural Sports plays an intricate part in the overall experience of a student’s college life, allowing for a well-rounded and multi-faceted education. Every person should have available to them a comprehensive, high quality recreational program which helps develop physical, mental and emotional attributes. We offer the opportunity for structured, organized recreational activities, which are to be enjoyed by students, staff and faculty of the UWG community!



TABLE OF CONTENTS


MISSION STATEMENT

CODE OF CONDUCT

CONTACT INFORMATION


2

STAFF INFORMATION

3

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PLAYER AND TEAM REGISTRATION

4

ELIGIBILITY

5

CAPTAIN’S RESPONSIBILITIES

7

PARTICIPANT SAFETY


7

DEFAULTS

FORFEITS

8

GAME CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS

9

SPORTSMANSHIP

10

PROTESTS


13

EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORM

PLAYOFF INFORMATION

PARKING

PLAYER AND TEAM AWARDS


15
16
14








UNIVERSITY RECREATION

MISSION STATEMENT
University Recreation inspires, empowers, and educates the University community by providing comprehensive, high-quality, student-focused programs, facilities, and services that create community, connectivity, and develop exceptional leaders who value and embody healthy lifestyles.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

PHILOSOPHY
In the Department of University Recreation, Intramural Sports plays an intricate part in the overall experience of a student’s college life, allowing for a well-rounded and multi-faceted education. Every person should have available to them a comprehensive, high quality recreational program which helps develop physical, mental and emotional attributes. We offer the opportunity for structured, organized recreational activities, which are to be enjoyed by students, staff and faculty of the UWG community.

HONOR CODE

At the University of West Georgia we believe that academic and personal integrity are based upon honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.

Students at the University of West Georgia assume responsibility for upholding the honor code. UWG students pledge to refrain from engaging in acts that do not maintain academic and personal integrity. These include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, aid of academic dishonesty, lying, bribery or threats, and stealing.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The University Recreation Code of Conduct is an agreement between the Department of University Recreation and each individual who participates in Intramural Sports (student participants and employees, faculty/staff participants, etc.) by which the participant vows to not conduct him/herself in any manner that will bring a negative light to him/herself, his/her team, the Department of University Recreation, or the University of West Georgia.


Each individual who registers an account on IMLeagues.com is prompted to read through the Code of Conduct and cannot complete the account registration until he/she agrees to abide by it while participating in any Intramural Sports activity. Failure to abide by the provisions of this code could result in disciplinary action by the Department of University Recreation and/or the Office of Judicial Affairs, which may include loss of participation privileges, employment, or suspension from team activities, depending on the nature and severity of the violations. This can also include the loss of reimbursement for covered expenses.
The Code of Conduct itself is available upon request, and it can be found at any time on the Intramural Sports web page (see below).

OFFICE HOURS & CONTACT INFORMATION

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM WEB PAGE: www.westga.edu/urec

OFFICE PHONE: 678-839-5500 FACEBOOK: UWG University Recreation (UREC)
TWITTER: @Intramurals_UWG

EMAIL: uwgintramurals@gmail.com


INTRAMURAL SPORTS STAFF













PROFESSIONAL STAFF







Assistant Director: Ed Croy

Graduate Assistant: Tina Mata

Graduate Assistant: Whitney Burress

Office: Campus Center 310

Office: Campus Center 309

Office: Campus Center 309

E-Mail: ecroy@westga.edu

E-Mail: rec-tmata1@westga.edu

E-Mail: rec-wburres1@westga.edu

Phone: 678-839-0658

Phone: 678-839-5377

Phone: 678-839-5377











INTRAMURAL SPORTS STUDENT MANAGERS
Chase Wilson David Martin Xavier Niblet Matthew Baldwin Austin Cross


SUPERVISOR


Isiah Niblet Chris Jacks




PROGRAM ASSISSTANT

Nicholas Shields Makenzie Day Hanna Buce Justin Floyd Ryan Gibbs Destin Porche



UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA ALL-AMERICAN OFFICIALS

2012- Jon Corum (Football)










UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA ALL-TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS

2013- Joey Garrison (Football- TIRSA Shootout, Middle Tennessee State University)

2014- Jon Corum (Basketball- NCS Regional Basketball Championships, University of Georgia)



2014- Joey Garrison (Football- NIRSA Shamrock Classic Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Notre Dame)




UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA EXTRAMURAL OFFICIALS

Corum, Jon

  • 2012 ACIS Battle of the Bluegrass Regional Flag Football Championships, Western Kentucky University

  • 2012 NCCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Southern Mississippi

  • 2012 NCCS National Flag Football Championships, University of Central Florida

  • 2013 NCCS Regional Basketball Championships, Georgia Southern University

  • 2013 NCCS Swamp Shootout Regional Basketball Tournament, University of Florida

  • 2014 NCS Swamp Shootout Regional Basketball Tournament, University of Florida

  • 2014 NCS Regional Basketball Championships, University of Georgia

  • 2014 NCS National Basketball Tournament, North Carolina State University

Garrison, Joey

  • 2011 ACIS TIRSA Shootout Flag Football Tournament, University of Alabama

  • 2011 NCCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Central Florida

  • 2011 Georgia Collegiate Flag Football Championships, Georgia Southern University

  • 2011 NCCS National Flag Football Championships, University of Southern Mississippi

  • 2012 NCCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Maryland

  • 2012 NCCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Southern Mississippi

  • 2013 TIRSA Shootout Flag Football Tournament, Middle Tennessee State University

  • 2013 NCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Southern Mississippi

  • 2014 NIRSA Shamrock Classic Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Notre Dame

  • 2014 ACIS Battle of the Bluegrass Regional Flag Football Championships, Western Kentucky University

Harris, TJ

  • 2013 NCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Southern Mississippi

Hill, Rashawn

  • 2011 Georgia Collegiate Flag Football Championships, Georgia Southern University




Hughes, Jalen

  • 2012 NCCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Maryland

  • 2012 NCCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Southern Mississippi

  • 2013 ACIS Magnolia Madness Regional Basketball Tournament, Mississippi State University

  • 2013 NCS Swamp Bowl Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Florida

  • 2013 NCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Southern Mississippi

  • 2014 NCS Regional Basketball Championships, University of Georgia

Marsh, Jeremiah

  • 2012 NCCS Regional Basketball Championships, Georgia Southern University

  • 2012 NCCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Maryland

  • 2013 ACIS Regional Basketball Tournament, Middle Tennessee State University

  • 2013 NCS Swamp Bowl Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Florida

  • 2013 NCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Southern Mississippi

  • 2014 NCS Swamp Shootout Regional Basketball Tournament, University of Florida

Martin, David

  • 2013 Georgia Collegiate Flag Football Championships, University of Georgia

  • 2013 NCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Southern Mississippi

  • 2014 NIRSA Shamrock Classic Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Notre Dame

Montgomery, Michael

  • 2011 ACIS TIRSA Shootout Flag Football Tournament, University of Alabama

Spayde, Kyle

  • 2013 Georgia Collegiate Flag Football Championships, University of Georgia

Wilson, Chase

  • 2013 NCS Regional Flag Football Tournament, University of Southern Mississippi




2014-2015 UNIVERSITY RECREATION STAFF AWARDS

Rookie of the Year: Xavier Niblet

Official of the Year: Nicholas Shields

Workhorse Award: Isiah Niblet






INTRAMURAL SPORTS OFFERED 2015-2016

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Flag Football

Basketball

Sand Volleyball

Indoor Volleyball

Soccer

Softball

Ultimate Frisbee

4-on-4 Flag Football

Dodgeball

Tennis

Golf




Player and Team Registration

How to Register

All intramural participants will be required to create an account on IMLeagues.com.



To create an IMLeagues account: (**Note** IMLeagues offers a live support button in the top right corner of all pages, please use this button if you encounter any difficulties).

1. Go to the Registration page at www.IMLeagues.com/UWG/Registration

2. Enter your information, and use your School email (@my.westga.edu) and submit.

3. You will be sent an activation email, click the link in the email to login and activate your IMLeagues account.

4. You should be automatically joined to your school – If not you can search schools by clicking the “Schools” link

How to sign up for an intramural sport:


  1. Log in to your IMLeagues.com account.

  2. Click the Create/Join Team button at the top right of your User Homepage page OR Click on the “University of West Georgia” link to go to your school’s homepage on IMLeagues.

  3. The current sports will be displayed, click on the sport you wish to join.

  4. Choose the league you wish to play in (Men’s, Women’s, Co-Rec, etc.)

  5. Choose the division you wish to play in (Monday 6PM, Tuesday 8PM, etc.)

  6. You can join the sport one of three ways:

  • Create a team (For team captains)

i. 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.

ii. If they’ve already registered on IMLeagues: search for their name, and invite them.

iii. If they haven’t yet registered on IMLeagues: scroll down to the “Invite by Email Address” box, and input their email address.


  • Join a team

i. Use the Create/Join Team Button at top right of every page
ii. Accepting a request from the captain to join his team
iii. Finding the team and captain name on division/league page and requesting to join
iv. Going to the captain’s player card page, viewing his team, and requesting to join

  • Listed as a Free Agent

i. 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 information about yourself so teams can request to add you to their team.

*The participant creating the team will be noted as the team’s captain. If that player does not wish to be the captain, that status can be switched by the team’s creator.

Absolutely no team can be created after the deadline. However, players may continue to join teams during the season, as long as they are eligible to do so. Once registration is complete, a schedule will be posted within 48 hours. A team cannot be confirmed until the registration fee has been paid and the team has a full roster. Teams can continue to add to its roster until posted dates.

UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES




Any changes for 2015-2016 will be noted by a grey highlight.

SECTION 1: ELIGIBILTY

Article 1: Student Participants

Participation is limited to currently-enrolled, fee-paying University of West Georgia students, faculty members, and full-time staff. There are no longer any affiliated groups under the umbrella of the University they may participate. ONLY, the above stated are eligible.



Article 2: Varsity Athletes & Coaches

VARSITY/PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Football

Flag Football

Soccer

Soccer

Basketball

Basketball

Volleyball

Sand Volleyball and Indoor Volleyball

Baseball and Softball

Softball

Any student or coach who is a candidate for a varsity sport, who practices with the team, or is on the reserve squad (including redshirts and transfer students) is not allowed to participate in the same or similar intramural sport (see chart below for similar sports) until 1 semester (full) has elapsed from his/her removal from the team roster.

Article 3: Club Sports Athletes

No more than two club sports players/members may play on any one intramural team of the same or similar sport.



Article 4: Number of Teams

Participants may play for more than one team in one sport, as long as those teams are not in the same division. Also, players will only be eligible for one team during the playoffs. Any player who participates on more than one team must notify the Intramural Sports Staff by 5:00pm on the day following the final game of the regular season for which team he/she will participate in the playoffs. If the Intramural Sports Staff is not notified, the team in which the participant checks-in with first will be designated as their team for the duration of the playoffs.



Article 5: Checking In

In order to be eligible for an intramural contest, participants must check in with their Program assistant/field supervisor. To check in, a participant must have a government issued ID with a clear picture. If the print on the ID is illegible, the participant will not be allowed to play until another form of ID is used. The use of someone else’s ID is a violation of the Code of Conduct and will result in punishment from UWG Intramural Sports and from the Office of Judicial Affairs.



Article 6: Roster Deadline

Each sport will have a posted deadline to fill a roster. Rosters will lock at game time of a team’s scheduled game. If you are not on the roster by game time, you will not be eligible to participate.



Article 7: Coaches

Teams will be permitted one coach, after approval by the IM Staff. Teams wishing to add a coach to their roster must e-mail the coach’s name and UWG ID number to the Intramural Sports Graduate Assistant at least 24 hours prior to game time. Any non-students or students with previous ejections and/or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be eligible to serve as coaches.



Article 8: Ineligible Participants

If a team uses an ineligible player in league play, all games or contests in which the ineligible individual participated will be forfeited to the opponents, regardless of the outcome. The illegal player may be suspended for the remainder of the activity season and/or the academic year. In elimination tournament play, the team will be disqualified from the respective position in the bracket at the time the legal protest is honored.


NOTE: Random roster checks will be conducted by the UWG Intramural Sports Staff.

University Recreation Intramural Sports Waiver Document 2015-2016
PLAYER WAIVER NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS PARTICIPATING IN ATHLETIC, RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES: READ ENTIRE DOCUMENT AND ACCEPT AGREEMENT

Many programs and activities involve substantial risks of injury, property damage and other dangers associated with participation in such activities. Dangers peculiar to such activities include, but are not limited to: Hypothermia, broken bones, strains, sprains, bruises, drowning, concussion, heart attack and heat exhaustion. Each participant in a University Recreation program or activity for the 2015-2016 academic year should realize that there are inherent risks, hazards and dangers involved including the training, preparation for, and participation in to such activities. It is the responsibility of each participant to engage only in those activities and programs for which he/she has the prerequisite skills, qualifications, preparation and training. 



ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK (READ IN IT'S ENTIRETY AND CLICK TO ACCEPT)

I have read the above notice carefully and acknowledge the availability of a copy upon my request. In consideration of the benefits received, I hereby assume all risks of damages or injury, including death, that I may sustain while participating in or as a result of, or in any way growing out of any aforementioned activity or program, or in travel to and from such activity. Further I hereby certify that I am covered by an accident and health insurance policy that will be in effect at any time I am participating in a university related activities, games and or programs.



RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE (READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING)

The undersigned hereby acknowledges that participation in risk oriented programs and activities involves an inherent risk of physical injury and assumes all risks. The undersigned hereby agrees that for the sole consideration of the University of West Georgia allowing the undersigned to participate in these programs and activities for which or in connection with which the institution has made available any facilities, equipment, grounds, or personnel for such programs or activities or to the undersigned while participating in any such programs or activities, the undersigned does hereby release and forever discharge the University of West Georgia and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, its members individually, and its officers, agents and employees of any and from all claims, demands, rights and causes of action of whatever kind or nature, arising from and by reason of any and all known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseen bodily and personal injuries, damage to property, and the consequences thereof, resulting from any participation in any way connected with such programs and activities. I further covenant and agree that for the consideration stated above I will not sue the institution, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, its members individually, its officers, agents, or employees for any claim for damages arising or growing out of my voluntary participation in above said activities. I understand that the acceptance of this release and covenant not to sue the University of West Georgia or the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia shall not constitute a waiver in whole or in part, of sovereign or official immunity by said Board, its members, officers, agents, and employees. I understand that a copy of this document is available at my request. In any event the State of Georgia has jurisdiction over all disputes. I certify that I am at least 18 years of age or a parent will sign in my stead, and suffering under no legal disability that would prevent me from making this decision in good faith. I have read the above carefully before signing.

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