Maryville intramurals provides fun, recreational, social and competitive on-campus and off-campus sports activities for the college community during three different seasons. Rules are enforced for each activity, and detailed descriptions will be available at each event. These rules are subject to modification as situations dictate, in order to ensure the well being of all participants.
Rules of Conduct are the responsibility of each participant and spectator, and are enforced by the officials. Standards of sportsmanship will not allow any of the following:
- No alcoholic beverages shall be present or consumed during activities
- Any form of unnecessary roughness, or physical responses by anyone
- Verbal abuse of the official in a profane manner
- Overall misconduct on the part of anyone attending an activity
Violation of rules may result in immediate removal from the activity, and may also warrant the submission of a written report by the Official to an Intramural Coordinator. Reports will be reviewed by the Intramural Council and college administration to determine whether additional disciplinary action is necessary, beyond suspension from participation in Intramural activities.
Teams that violate rules or demonstrate poor sportsmanship will have points deducted from their standings in Intramural competition. Captains and teammates are encouraged to help each other maintain control of emotions.
Forfeits will be recorded if a team or individual fails to show for play at the scheduled time. If the captain of a team notifies an Intramural Coordinator or the Director of Intramurals 24 hours prior to play, a default will be issued and play rescheduled at a later date. Two defaults will be allowed each season by any team and then deferment to forfeit language will be used to maintain the schedule of events.
Protests of judgment calls by officials will not be allowed. If a rule interpretation, use of an ineligible player or cheating is discovered, a written report must be turned in by the team captain right after the event. If a dispute occurs, the Intramural Coordinator or Intramural Director will respond immediately to minimize any delay in play, and avoid the necessity of filing a report.
Guidelines for Intramural Captains
Note: Captain's meetings will be held Sundays at 8:00 pm in the Honaker room of Cooper Athletic Center.
- All Team Rosters must have 2 to 4 more members above what the required number to play in a contest are listed. Example: 6 people are required for Ultimate Frisbee, so a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 10 will be on a completed Team Roster.
- Team Rosters must be completed and signed by the captain prior to the deadline announced. A hard copy may be turned in at the Intramural Office in the Cooper Athletic Center or the Student Involvement office, room 223 Bartlett Hall.
- Team Captains are required to sign and turn in the Team Captains Agreement Form to the Intramural Office in the Cooper Athletic Center
- The Team Captain is responsible to check the Tournament Schedule of Events for their team and make sure enough participants will be available. Make sure they arrive at the site prior to start, as games will start on time.
- A team may compete with one less participant than required for a complete team. Example: 6 people are required for Soccer, but a game may be started and played with only 5.
- Teams that require 2 – 4 players must have a complete team to begin and finish the game.
- Forfeits will be given when one, or both teams do not show up for a scheduled team event.
- Team Captains are required to know the rules of play and must convey them to their teammates. UNSPORTSMANSHIP WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!