Intramural Sports Handbook
The Intramural Sports Program provides an opportunity for every student, faculty and staff member to take part in competitive and non-competitive recreational sports activities within the framework of educational endeavors. Faculty and staff are only eligible with a paid membership to the Clayton State University Fitness Center. The Intramural Sports Program is funded by Student Activity Fees.
The objectives of the Intramural Sports Program are to provide
- Opportunities for individual development through various activities
- Opportunities for social contact and the development of lasting friendships
- Leadership and fellowship opportunities through participation
- Recreation for individuals, regardless of their skill ability
- Opportunities which develop a positive attitude toward lifetime recreation
- Opportunities for personal growth and development through employment and leadership experiences
2017-2018 Intramural Sports Handbook
The captain is responsible to inform his/her team of the rules governing the specific activities, as well as the time and place they will play their games. Captains will be held responsible for the behavior of teammates and spectators. Prior to game time, the captain is responsible for ensuring that all players have signed in with the Intramural Sports Supervisor (all players should check in 15 minutes prior to their scheduled game time). Following the game, both captains must confirm that the game is recorded correctly with the Intramural Sports Supervisor. Captains are urged to notify all players and fans that alcohol, tobacco and other illegal substances are prohibited on all Intramural Sports playing sites and that no one is allowed to participate while under the influence of said substances.
Captains should also explain the schedule to their teammates. Some sports require captains to sign a team up for rotating time slots (i.e. M01 Mon 5:00/5:50). This means that the regular season contests could occur at EITHER of those times. Captains may not request to only play at one of those times.
Jewelry (rings, watches, necklaces, ankle bracelets, earrings, rubber bands, etc.) and 'casts' are prohibited. Placing tape or band-aids over jewelry will not be allowed. Participants will be required to remove any bandaids, tape or head/sweat bands which, in the opinion of the Intramural Sports staff, may be covering a piece of jewelry. Religious medallions may be worn so long as they are taped to the body or tucked into clothing. Medical alert bracelets must be taped with proper information visible. Proper shoes are required in all sports except sand volleyball. Combat boots, five-fingered shoes (Vibrams), and metal cleats of any kind are strictly prohibited. Knee braces are permitted with approved protective covers (neoprene protective covers).
Captains may also choose to utilize a coach for the purpose of providing direction to a team. A coach is defined as a non-player who is appointed by team personnel to represent the team in communicating with the Intramural Sports staff. Coaches in all sports are allowed to call timeouts. Coaches are not allowed to confer with officials about plays or question the judgment of a call. Coaches will be required to sign-in with a team and designate himself or herself as a coach. This will not be considered participation on two teams if, for example, a male is coaching a fraternity team but playing on a men's league team. Coaches will be penalized for inappropriate conduct in the same manner as any other participant, with the coach's actions affecting the team's sportsmanship points and playoff eligibility.
Any female or male student, faculty, or staff, regardless of their skill level, may participate in this league. Teams playing in this league will have a regular season followed by a single-elimination playoff.
Intramural sports are normally scheduled during the following times:
Monday - Thursday 6:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
* These times are subject to change. Intramural Sports reserves the right, due to facility or time constraints, to reduce the number of teams involved in post-season play, or change the format of the tournament.
Currently enrolled Clayton State students and currently employed faculty or staff are eligible to participate in intramural events. A spouse of a currently employed faculty or staff member may also participate. All participants must have a valid Laker ID# and present their card at the intramural activity in which they participate.
In the fall and spring semesters, the following individuals are eligible to participate in Intramural Sports activities:
- Currently enrolled, activity-fee paying students
- *University Faculty
- *University Employees
*Must purchase a Fitness Center membership or single-entry guest pass to participate
Playing with Multiple Teams
Once an individual has checked in for a team with the Intramural Sports Supervisor, he/she may not play for another team in that league for the remainder of the season (exception - see roster changes). A player found to be playing on two teams in the same sport will be suspended from all intramural sports play. This participant will receive instructions via email on becoming reinstated. If a player has played on two teams without properly going through the drop procedure (see roster changes), the second team that the individual plays for will default all games in which that person played.
Olympic & Professional Athletes
Current/former Olympic and professional athletes are not eligible to participate in their related sport. An athlete will be deemed a "professional" if at any point they were given financial compensation for participating on a team in a professional or semi-professional league. Examples include, but are not limited to: NFL, NFL Europe, AFL, CFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, WNBA, MLS, Pro Beach Volleyball circuit or PGA/Nationwide Tour. Olympic athletes are considered individuals who competed for their country in the Olympics or World Championships, but not the Olympic trials. In order to protest the eligibility of a said "Professional/Olympic" athlete, the protesting team must provide the name of the individual in question and a copy of the Professional/Olympic team roster.
Collegiate & Sport Club Athletes
Present scholarship athletes and walk-ons are not eligible in their related sport until the following academic year after they have quit the team or their eligibility has expired. These players will be considered ineligible if they are participating/practicing with the team during their NCAA sanctioned semester. For the purpose of determining Intramural Sports eligibility in their related sport, "current sport club members" are defined as individuals who have participated in any team practice or traveled to any sport club event to participate with said club. "Current sport club members" will retain their sport club status for 12 consecutive months after their last participation in a sport club practice or traveling event.
For the purpose of determining Intramural Sports eligibility in their related sport, "former collegiate varsity athlete" is defined as individuals who participated with a collegiate varsity team in said related sport within three (3) academic years. Walk-ons and scholarship athletes are considered as "former collegiate varsity athletes" starting the academic year after they are no longer involved with the varsity team. Current practice team players, former collegiate varsity athletes and current sport club members may participate in their related sport. In sports with less than four players on the field/court, a team may have only one (1) of the above players (regardless of gender) on their entire roster. In all other sports, teams may have a maximum of 2 (total of the above regardless of gender) players per team roster.
For example, a former NCAA varsity softball player that played softball in the 2009-2010 academic year would be considered a "former collegiate varsity athlete" until the fall 2013.
Questions concerning sport club player eligibility should be directed to Mike Montgomery @firstname.lastname@example.org
The sport club, scholarship and Olympic eligibility rule applies to the following sports:
- Club Soccer Teams Indoor & Outdoor Soccer, 3v3 Soccer Tournament
- Club Volleyball Teams Indoor and Sand Volleyball
- Club Baseball & Softball Teams Softball
- Club Basketball & All Basketball