Campus Recreation

Sportsmanship Program

Sportsmanship Rating System / Protests / A - Excellent Conduct and Sportsmanship / B - Good Conduct and Sportsmanship / C - Average Conduct and Sportsmanship / D - Below Average Conduct and Sportsmanship / F - Poor Conduct and Sportsmanship / Note

Sportsmanship Rating System: The sportsmanship rating system is intended to be an objective scale by which teams' attitudes and behaviors can be assessed. Behavior before, during, and after an intramural contest is included in each rating. Each team manager is responsible for educating ALL players and spectators affiliated with his/her team about the system. Teams must maintain a 3.0 average in order to qualify for tournament play. Teams must also maintain a 3.0 average during tournament play in order to advance. The intramural staff will determine the score for the teams after each intramural contest. A technical foul for any reason is an automatic 1 point deduction.Intramural staff reserves the right to review and/or change any sportsmanship rating given. Managers inquiring about their team's sportsmanship rating should do so the business day following the contest by contacting the Campus Recreation Director, Justin Winans, in UC 220 or call 521-6586. 

Protests: Any team has the right to file a protest concerning rule application during the game. Any protest must be filed within 48 hours of the game. A $10.00 protest fee must be paid to the Intramural Service Desk at time of filing protest. If the ruling is overturned, the team will receive their $10.00 back, but if the ruling stands, they will not receive a refund. 
The sportsmanship rating system is based on the following criteria, but not limited to:
A - Excellent Conduct and Sportsmanship (4.0) 
Team members cooperate with and demonstrate good sportsmanship toward members of opposing teams, spectators, and ALL campus recreation staff. 
Team manager exhibits control over his/her team and spectators, converses reasonably and rationally with officials about rule interpretations, and cooperates by providing any information requested by any intramural staff member. <Return to Top of Page>
B - Good Conduct and Sportsmanship (3.0) 
Team members verbally complain about some of the decisions made by the officials and/or show minor dissensions, which may or may not merit an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. 
Teams receive one unsportsmanlike conduct penalty will receive no higher than a "B" rating. 
C - Average Conduct and Sportsmanship (2.0) 
Team shows verbal dissent toward officials and/or the opposing team, which may or may not result in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. 
Manager exhibits minor control over team/spectators, but is in control of him/herself. 
Team is unable to produce a team at game time, resulting in a forfeit. 
Teams receiving multiple unsportsmanlike conduct penalties will receive no higher than a "C" rating. 
D - Below Average Conduct and Sportsmanship (1.0) 
Team constantly complains to the officials and/or opposing team from the field/court/sidelines. 
Team manager exhibits little or no control over team/spectators or him/herself. 
Team members fail to appear at their scheduled contest or are unable to produce enough players to field a team according to the rules of the involved sport. 
Teams that have a player ejected will receive no higher than a "D" rating. 
F - Poor Conduct and Sportsmanship (0.0) 
Team is completely uncooperative; manager has no control over team/spectators/self. 
Teams play with ineligible participants or withhold any information requested. 
Damage or destruction of any campus recreation facility/equipment. 
Multiple player ejections or causing a contest to be forfeited by any reason than not having enough players will receive an "F" rating. 
Any threatening behavior (verbal/nonverbal) towards any player, spectator, or campus recreation employee. 

Note:
Teams that do not maintain a 2.0 average during Seasonal play will be required to meet with the Intramural Director before their next scheduled game. 
Teams receiving a "D" rating during tournament must have their manager meet with the Intramural Director before their next scheduled contest. 
Teams receiving an "F" rating during tournament will not be allowed to advance. <Return to Top of Page>