ASSOCIATED STUDENTS INC. & UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION

ASI Intramurals Policies & Guidelines

California State University, Stanislaus


ASI/USU and California State University, Stanislaus strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment to all students, staff, faculty, and alumni. In line with those values, Intramurals fosters an environment that encourages participation while maintaining the spirit and fairness of competition. Our services are accessible to all eligible persons regardless of their sex, gender, spiritual/religious beliefs, race, ethnicity, nationality, or sexual orientation. Any discrimination will be dealt with in a serious manner by the appropriate authorities.

 

PROGRAM FORMAT

                ASI Intramurals at CSU Stanislaus offers a variety of competitive recreational programs that give members of the CSU Stanislaus community a chance to get some exercise and have some fun with their friends! We offer 5 Full Semester sports, 5 Half Semester sports, and a 2 day tournament. The variety of our programs encourages participation from people who have varying interests and availability. Below is a table for which sports fall under which category:

Full Semester Sports

Half Semester Sports

Two Day Tournament

Flag Football

Water Pong

Texas Hold Em Poker (Spring only)

Outdoor Soccer

Dodgeball

 

Indoor Soccer

Kickball (Spring only)

 

Volleyball

Ultimate Frisbee (Fall only)

 

Basketball

Ping Pong

 

 

Full Semester Sports

                All Full Semester sports have 10 playing week seasons (including pre-season and playoffs) in the Fall and Spring semesters. Each sport is offered on a certain day or days of the week for both semesters. These league formats have one week (or night) of Pre-Season, 6-7 weeks of regular season, and 2-3 weeks of postseason play.

Due to facility availability, number of sign ups, or unforeseen circumstances, there may be occasions where these leagues would play on a different evening. This would be the exception rather than the rule. Please view the table below to see which sports play on which nights:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Outdoor Soccer
Volleyball

Dodgeball

Outdoor Soccer

Ping Pong

Water Pong

Flag Football
Indoor Soccer

Basketball

Ultimate Frisbee

Kickball

 

                All outdoor sports are played at the Intramural Field on the southeast part of campus. Indoor Full Semester sports are played at the Ed & Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena.

 

Half Semester Sports

                Half Semester sports vary in season length and whether they are offered in the Fall, Spring, or both semesters. The times they are offered depend on demand, participation, cost to run them, and facility availability. These leagues will only have a regular season or pool play followed by a one day or night tournament. The tournament seeding will be based on pool play performance and results. The division champions of these sports will also receive championship rings.

 

Tiebreaking Procedures for Playoff Seeding

                If multiple teams finish the regular season with the same record, then we will use the following criteria to determine playoff seeding:

If only two teams are tied:

  • Head-to-Head result(s)
  • Sportsmanship rating average
  • Number of forfeit losses
  • Points allowed/game
  • Record vs. common opponents
  • Captains meeting attendance
  • Coin toss

 

If more than two teams are tied:

  • Win percentage vs. other tied teams
  • Sportsmanship rating average
  • Number of forfeit losses
  • Point allowed/game
  • Record vs. common opponents
  • Captains meeting attendance
  • Coin toss

 

Championship Rings

                All intramural playoff champions are entitled to a championship ring. The rings will be presented to the champions immediately after the championship game. If an eligible team member is not present they may come into the Warrior Activities Center (WAC) and present their photo ID to claim their prize. The participant must do this by the end of Finals for that semester.

 

Registration

                Participants register at www.imleagues.com. A participant must register and be on the roster by 4pm on game day. If they do not appear on the sheet before it is printed off for the evening or accessed on the Intramural iPad before the game begins, then that participant is ineligible to participate that evening.

 

Payment

All payments must be made in cash or check at the University Student Union Service Desk in the Warrior Activities Center. Please notify the attendant of the following information when paying:

  • What sport(s) you are paying for
  • Which participant(s) you are paying for

 

The participation fee for sports that offer Women’s, Co-Ed, and Men’s Leagues will allow a participant to sign up for one team of their gender AND a Co-Ed team. Beginning the day of the payment deadline all payments must be made by 4pm on game day to be eligible to participate that evening. If a game takes place before 4pm the payments are due two hours before the first scheduled game for that evening.

The payment deadline for Fall 2013 is Monday, October 7!

                For sports where the iPad is used on site, the participant will have to be marked as “paid” on the IM Leagues roster before the game starts. If the participant provides the receipt that they paid before the designated deadline then they may participate as long as they are also on IM Leagues.

 

Captains Meetings

                Once a team has registered they must also have a representative at the sport’s Captains Meeting. A team must be represented at this meeting if they wish to be on the schedule. Failure to attend this meeting will result in a $10 reinstatement fee that must be paid within 24 hours of the meeting for the team to remain in the league. If the deadline passes then the regular season schedule will be made without the Captains Meeting no shows.

                In order to be represented a team can have ANYBODY represent them. The representative will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Sign in to check the team in
  • Communicate ALL of the information relayed at the Captains Meeting to ALL team members
  • Write down the team’s availability on the sign in sheet

 

Failure to follow through with these expectations may adversely affect your intramural experience so please help us out by relaying this info.

 

Free Agents

                Free Agents are more than welcome to join any intramural sport that allows them. Teams are often looking for players. Intramurals is not responsible for finding teams for Free Agents but here are some things that Free Agents can do to find a team:

  • Attend the Captains Meeting. Free Agents that attend these meetings get a chance to see teams who need players and can even meet at least one of their potential teammates.
  • Message teams that have the “Looking for Players” moniker by their name on IM Leagues and see if they still need someone.
  • Go out to a night of programming and see if a team needs another player. If it is an evening where the program’s iPad is out there and the FA has paid then they will be able to play immediately.

 

If a sport has enough Free Agents another option is to have the FA’s create a team of their own. In this case the late registration fee will be waived as long as the team is registered before the scheduling process begins.

 

Late Teams/Waitlist

          If there is space available we will accept teams that register after the deadline. In order for late teams to join they must do ALL of the following:

  • Meet with the Recreation Coordinator
  • Pay a $10 late entry fee

 

ELIGIBILITY

                Intramural activities are open to CSU Stanislaus students, faculty, staff and alumni. An alumnus is classified as someone who has taken classes here at any time. Future enrollees are ineligible until they attend a class.

                All participants are eligible for a team of their gender AND a Co-Ed team for select sports while there are others that are open! However, they will only be able to play on ONE team per LEAGUE (i.e. Women’s, Men’s, and Co-Ed). Please view the tables below for more information:

 

Gender Classified League Sports

Gender Neutral Sports

Flag Football

Water Pong

Outdoor Soccer

Dodgeball

Indoor Soccer

Kickball

Volleyball

Ultimate Frisbee

Basketball

Texas Hold Em Tournament

 

Ping Pong

 

 If a league does not have enough teams to be active for that semester then the league will be canceled.

Any person who has played at the JUCO or collegiate varsity level is ineligible to participate in any related sport until the completion of a full semester after they officially left the team. This rule also applies to students who transfer from another school even if they are not on a CSU Stanislaus varsity team.

Any person who has played professionally or semi-professionally is permanently ineligible to participate in a related intramural sport. So for example: if Tom played for the CSU Stanislaus Men’s team and the season ended in March 2013, he would be ineligible for intramural BASKETBALL the entire Spring 2013 and the Fall 2013 semesters. Tom would be able to play intramural basketball in the Spring of 2014. Below is a table that specifies which related intramural sports a collegiate varsity player would be ineligible for:

JUCO/Collegiate Varsity Sport

Related Intramural Sport(s)

Football

Flag Football

Soccer

Outdoor and Indoor Soccer

Volleyball

Volleyball

Basketball

Basketball

 

                Any participants who participated on a Club Sports team at another JUCO or university are eligible to participate without restriction. However, we strongly encourage them to sign up for the “A” league in their related sport(s).

 

Roster

                A team may never have more players on their roster than allotted for that sport. This number is indicated on IM Leagues for each sport.

                For Pre-Season games only, a team may have a player who has registered for ANY intramural sport for that semester to participate. Once the regular season starts, all participants will be bound to the team they participate for each respective league.

 

Gender Specified Leagues

                The aforementioned leagues that have gender specifications vary by each sport. Teams that do not meet these requirements will be ineligible for competition. Please see the sport rules for the sport(s) you are interested in to view the player requirements.

 

Participants Going Through the Transgender Process

                A participant who is going through the transgender process may participate in all eligible intramural leagues as their self-identified gender once they provide the Recreation Coordinator with documentation that the medical transition has started. This documentation must be signed by a licensed medical professional in order to be approved.

                Example 1: A person who is transitioning from male to female may play in a Women’s League once they provide the Recreation Coordinator with a document signed by a licensed medical professional.

                Example 2: A person who is transitioning from male to female would be counted as a female participant in a Co-Ed League. So if a co-ed basketball team has 3 males and 2 females with one of the females being the individual in transition, then this lineup would be legal.

 

To put a clearer definition of this process, below are a few terms that help illustrate the differences between words that are commonly used interchangeably but have important distinctions from each other :

Sex: Determination made through the application of socially agreed upon biological criteria for classifying persons as females or males.

Gender: The activity of managing situated conduct in light of normative conceptions of attitudes and activities appropriate for one’s sex category.

Transsexual: A person who has had sex change surgery.

 

Illegal Players

                Any participant and/or team which violate ANY eligibility criteria are subject to disciplinary measures. Depending on the reason and the amount of games that the illegal player(s) participated in, a suspension could vary from one game to a whole season. Below are actions that would make a player illegal to participate:

  • Playing after the payment deadline without paying for that sport
  • Playing on more than one team in the same league (i.e. Men’s A and Men’s B Indoor Soccer)
  • Playing without picture ID
  • Playing with a fake ID or using somebody else’s to participate
  • Failure to meet ANY of the eligibility requirements previously stated
  • Participating during an active suspension
  • Participating without being on the roster

 

Please see the Disciplinary Action/Sanctions section for any additional information about discipline for these events. For the purposes of the Repeat Offender Policy, an illegal player is counted as a Sportsmanship ejection.

 

Forfeits

                Forfeits are perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the intramural experience. In order to enhance the participant experience teams are held accountable for their “attendance.”

                Teams are given a 5 minute grace period from the scheduled start time to have the minimum number of eligible players. These players must be signed in and ready to participate at this time to avoid the forfeit!

                If a team forfeits twice in the same season, then they will be temporarily dropped from the league. The team must pay a $10 reinstatement fee AND meet with the Recreation Coordinator before they are allowed back into the league. The time window for a team to complete these tasks depends on the time of the season, how many teams are on the Waitlist, and/or how many times this team had to pay the reinstatement fee. No refunds will be given to players on teams who forfeit out.

 

Rescheduling

                There is a lot of effort and planning that goes into making every schedule. With that said, when circumstances change schedules may change as well. There are NO GUARANTEES that games will be rescheduled per a team request. The best advice I can give you is the more notice the better chance you have.

                We also try to keep rescheduling games to a minimum. A vast majority of our rescheduling is due to teams forfeiting out. When teams forfeit out we want to fill any gaps in the schedule and give games to the teams that lose scheduled games from the teams forfeiting out. Ultimately participants to PLAY so when we can replace those forfeited out games with actual games.

                The ASI Recreation staff will notify captains of all the teams involved in schedule changes by email, text message, and/or phone call depending on the urgency of the communication. Captains are responsible for making sure their teammates know about the change. If possible we will attempt to communicate with the teammates but depending on the timing of the change it is usually more feasible for the captain to notify teammates than for the Intramural office to do so.

 

Refunds

                There are very limited circumstances that would lead to a participant being refunded. Here are circumstances where refunds are allowed:

  • Participant pays to participate in a sport where all of the leagues they are eligible for were canceled due to lack of participation
  • Participant who lives on campus pays for a sport where Housing covers their cost            

 

Below are common requests that are definitely NOT refundable:

  • Team forfeits out
  • Participant dissatisfaction with schedule
  • Participant dissatisfaction with officials
  • Participant dissatisfaction with opponents
  • Participant dissatisfaction with teammates

 

                All refund requests must be submitted by the end of the intramural sport season. Failure to do so will void any refund request regardless of its legitimacy within this policy.

 

PHOTO IDs

                ASI Intramurals requires that ALL participants display their Warrior ID Card or government issued photo ID at EVERY INTRAMURAL EVENT!! Failure to do so will prohibit participation until they present school or government issued picture identification. Participants who try to participate without picture ID will be considered illegal players.

                Any players caught playing under a falsified name or using someone else’s ID will be suspended from ALL intramural activities for a full semester. The user of the ID, the rightful owner of the ID, and the team captain will face sanctions that will vary depending on the amount of involvement, their disciplinary record with Intramurals, and the result of the illegal player’s participation.

               

DISCIPLINARY ACTION/SANCTIONS

                In order to enforce the program’s policies and enhance the emphasis on recreational participation it is important that all participants are held accountable for their behavior. We have no tolerance for participants who ruin others’ experiences by disrespecting intramural staff, participants, teammates, and spectators. Any participants who get ejected from events are subject to the following MINIMUM suspension parameters for first-time offenders.

Please note that the Recreation Coordinator has the right to extend a suspension if aggravating circumstances are present. In the event that a season concludes before the expiration of a suspension the Recreation Coordinator reserves the right to overturn or uphold the remainder of the suspension.

Administrative Ejection

1 game

Sportsmanship Ejection

2 games

Fighting

365 days

 

Fighting

                Fighting is strictly prohibited by ASI Intramurals, the CSU Stanislaus Student Code of Conduct, and the law. As a result fighting will be dealt with in a severe and swift manner. Any intramural participant involved in a fight will face a MINIMUM 1 YEAR suspension. In addition to intramural sanctions, the participants involved will also have their names forwarded to the Dean of Students Office and the University Police Department. Those entities will use their own discretion for the severity of the sanctions they want to levy.

                An intramural team that has ANYBODY involved in a fight will be dropped from the league. The involved participants will face the aforementioned sanctions while teammates who were not involved will be suspended from intramural participation in that sport for AT LEAST the duration of the semester. Team captains will be suspended from ALL intramural activities for at least a semester.

 

Participants who have violated the Sportsmanship Policy on multiple occasions are subjected to a special policy called the Repeat Offender Policy. This policy is subjected to participants who violate the Sportsmanship policy on multiple occasions in an academic year. Here is how those suspensions work:

Number of Offenses

Administrative
Ejections

Sportsmanship

Ejections

Fighting

2

2 games

Full semester

Lifetime Ban**

3

Full semester

365 days

N/A

4

365 days

N/A

N/A

 

Alcohol/Illegal Substance Use

Alcohol and other controlled substances are not allowed at any ASI Recreation event.  Any player found to be under the influence of alcohol, or other controlled substance, will be automatically ejected from the league. They will also have their names forwarded to the Dean of Students Office and UPD. At that point it is at the discretion of those entities to determine the extent of the offender(s) punishment.

 

PROTESTS

Judgment calls by an official may not be protested.  Protests are restricted to matters of rules interpretations and player eligibility.  Protests must be made in writing on a “Formal Complaint Form” and submitted to the Warrior Activities Center by 5pm the following business day after the contest.  All final decisions are made by the Recreation Coordinator.

 

CAPTAINS RESPONSIBILITY

                Team captains are responsible for the behavior of themselves, their teammates, and their spectators. Captains are responsible for who they bring on their team and how their teammates behave before, during, and after the game. Depending on the circumstances and the captain’s role, the captain and/or team may face sanctions in addition to the perpetrator(s) up to and including permanent expulsion from Intramurals.

                Team captains must accompany any suspended player to meet with the Recreation Coordinator. This meeting must take place before the team’s game or match that immediately succeeds the incident. Failure to do this will result in sanctions for the team and team captain, up to and including expulsion from ASI Intramurals.

 

MERCY RULE

                When games get extremely lopsided it is in the best interest of everyone involved to stop the game. The mercy rule is individualized for each sport. When the Mercy Rule goes into effect the game will officially be over. Despite the game being officially over, the teams and intramural staff may allow play to continue in a fashion similar to a scrimmage. This means that no stats will be kept. The intramural staff has the right to determine if scrimmaging will be allowed based on time constraints and player safety.

 

LOST AND FOUND

                Any items left at the field/court at the end of the night will be turned into UPD by noon the following business day. If a Warrior Card is left behind, we will return it to the University Student Union Service Desk (now located in the Warrior Activities Center) where it will be held for a week. If it goes unclaimed for more than one week, then the card will be destroyed and the student will need to get a replacement. ASI Intramurals is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged valuables. Please do yourself a favor by making sure that everything you brought that night goes back home with you.

 

INJURIES

                Even though we all do our best to maintain a safe playing environment injuries are a part of any sport. If play is stopped for a player injury, the player must leave the field until the next stoppage of play unless that teams wishes to use a team timeout. When a participant gets injured the On-Site Manager will fill out an Injury/Accident form with all of the student’s relevant and pertinent information. The office will then follow up with the participant the following business day.

                If a participant incurs a head, neck or back injury they will be barred from competition for the rest of the day. They will also be required to submit a signed document to the Recreation Coordinator from a licensed medical professional in order to return to Intramurals.

                If a participant needs to be transported to the hospital the On-Site Manager will contact dispatch. The ASI/USU Executive Director and the Dean of Students will be notified and may follow up with the student within the following day or two. A participant who is transported to the hospital must provide the Recreation Coordinator with documented clearance from a signed medical professional in order to participate.

 

ASI RECREATION CONTACT INFORMATION

                If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments about Intramurals please feel free to reach us by any of the following means:

 

Tina Amirsolaimani

ASI Recreation Assistant

Warrior Activities Center

University Student Union

Email: asirecreation@csustan.edu

Phone: (209) 667-3849

 

Jake Regal

ASI Recreation Coordinator

Warrior Activities Center

University Student Union

Email: jregal@csustan.edu

Phone: (209) 667-3150

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION AND WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR INTRAMURAL EXPERIENCE!!