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Player Handbook

Player Handbook

How do I play?

  1. Check registration period datesdays of play for sport/activity in which you want to participate.
  2. Form your own team with roommates, suitemates, residence hall, people in your class/major, student organization, friends or utilize our Free Agent system.
  3. Select a captain to manage the team who will view a captain's video for each session.  During the video/presentation, the captain learns important information, registration and payment information and rules for each sport.  Prior to completing registration for a team, the captain must perform appropriately on the quiz (in which all answers are contained in the aforementioned video).
  4. Register your team during the registration periods prior to the deadline for each sport.  The information is readily available around campus, the HTC Center, Williams-Brice Center and on this website.
  5. All team registration occurs online.  Additionally, teams are strongly encouraged to pay online as well via IMLeagues.com, our intramural sports scheduling site. A $20 team entry fee must be paid with every team entered. If you choose not to pay online, we can accept Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard and CINO Cash at the Recreation Center. When registering online, take note of difficulty of play AND a fit for your teammates' schedule and choose an appropriate division. Teams play each week at the same time.
    • Pro League--Elite intramural competition.  Typically, these teams have multiple high school-varsity athletes and tend to be more organized and intense.
    • Competitive League--The majority of intramural teams fall into this category.  While still competitive, not as much as Pro League, but some players have experience playing a similar varsity sport in high school.  For instance, out of 10 players on an intramural basketball team, maybe 2-3 played in HS.
    • Recreation League--There is no t-shirt awarded nor are there playoffs following the regular season. The emphasis of this league is just on having fun playing a sport.
    • CoEd--equal numbers of men and women playing together on the same team.  However, there can always be more women than men, especially in sports where odd numbers are required.
    • Women--Teams with only women can play on a team.  Women can also choose to play Pro and Rookie, but not also in Women's League in the same sport.
    • Greek--Teams must use the name of their national organization; no nicknames or abbreviations of the full name.  For example, Alpha Beta Gamma could not be called "ABG" or "Gamma".  However, a second team entered in the Greek League could be Gamma Pledges or Gamma B Team.

Captain's Meeting & Quiz

There are no longer are captain's meetings held before sport registration periods and prior to the first game in all team sports to review rules, explain scheduleing, give additional information, and answer questions about upcoming programs. However, the program now uses an online captain's meeting that is narrated and provides all the information above and helps teams pass the quiz needed to register a team. Each team is REQUIRED to have its representative (captain, coach, manager, etc.) register their teams utilizing this website.

Publicity

All events are publicized via the Department of Campus Recreation. All information pertaining to Intramural Sport programs will be posted on the Intramural Sports bulletin boards located near the Campus Recreation Center Front Desk as well as E-Boards across most campus buildings. The campus newspaper, The Chanticleer, FacebookTwitter, and this website are used as much as possible for upcoming events, results and announcements. Flyers are also posted in the residence halls and academic buildings prior to the entry deadline.

Entries

Team Entries are accepted anytime during the registration period. No late entries are accepted unless there are unfilled divisions. After play in a division begins, the teams and schedule are set. It is very important to choose a day/time that works for your teammates for this very reason.

  1. Team rosters can be submitted online when registering.   However, we use a database from the Registrar's Office that contains ONLY currently enrolled students.  If you or a teammate is listed "ineligible" and crossed through on your online roster, they will not be permitted to play until the eligibiity issue is cleared with the Intramural Sports Office.
  2. Entries for each sport shall close at the end of the  registration period on the entry due date.

Fees, Forfeits, Players & Defaults

Intramural Sports charges a $20 team entry fee per team registered. We now accept online payment (Visa/MasterCard/American Express, Discover, Bank Account) with cash, check, Visa/MasterCard and CINO Cash being acceptable forms of payment at the Rec Center. Payments must be received before the registration deadline. If a team does not pay prior to the registration period dates and their deadlines.

When a team forfeits (i.e. does not have enough players to start the game or receives three [3] behavior-related penalties in a game), a forfeit is declared. Please see below about what forfeits will mean to your team.

None of the above fees are refundable or able to be carried over.

A team will forfeit (F) a contest when:

  • The team does not have enough players to field the minimum for a team at game time.
  • The team leaves the playing area before the contest is completed.
  • The team is found to be using an ineligible player (see below).
  • The team is not ready to play.  A ten-minute grace period begins at game time, however, the game clock begins (if applicable).  The first five minutes are "free"; after that, the below penalties apply.  Please see the below chart per sport:

 

  • Fall

    Flag
    Football

    Sand 
    Volleyball

    Coed Basketball

     

    Soccer

    3v3 Hoops

    Indoor 
    Volleyball

    Floor Hockey

    Penalty

    2 pts/min

    1 pt/min

    2 pts/min

          

    1 pt/min

    2 pts/min

    1 pt/min

    1 goal/min

    Spring

    Basketball

    4 v4
    Flag FB

    Dodgeball

         

     

    Softball

    Indoor 
    Soccer

    Pickleball

    2v2 Sand Volleyball

    Penalty

    2 pts/min

    2 pt/min

    1 pt/min

      1 run/min

     

    1 goal/min

    1 pt/min  1 pt/min

When a team has two (2) Forfeits in one sport season, they will be removed from league play and the playoffs. To start a game, you must have the minimum number outlined in each sport's rules

    • Fall Session I: Flag Football (5), Ultimate Frisbee (5), Sand 4v4 (3), Coed Basketball (4)
    • Fall Session II: Soccer (5), 3v3 Hoops (2), Indoor Volleyball (4), Floor Hockey (4)
    • Spring Session I: Basketball (4), 4v4 Flag Football (3), Dodgeball (4)
    • Spring Session II: Softball (8), 2v2 Sand Volleyball (2), Indoor Soccer (4), Pickleball (2)

Protests

  1. There shall be no protests allowed on judgment calls.  The only protestable rulings are program policy, misinterpreted rules, player eligibility and score.
  2. All protests must be made by the team captain verbally to the IM Sports Supervisor during the contest before the next play occurs.  For instance, in flag football, an illegal forward pass is called and the referee marks off 10 instead of 5 yards, the captain must protest prior to the next snap.  Make sure the IM Sports Supervisor documents your protest in detail and the clock, if runnings, stops.
  3. If the IM Sports Supervisor does not hear the protest or know the answer, the team captain must submit a written or emailed statement and reason for the protest to the IM Sports Office during the next business day after the completion of the contest.  No protests of any matter will be considered after this time period has expired.
  4. Any team playing with an ineligible player loses all rights to protest a game on any basis.  Proof os such violation must be presented before the case may be settled.
  5. Failure to follow the above provisions to the letter will invalidate the protest.

Eligibility

  1. All participants are required to bring a valid CINO Card to every intramural game or event.
  2. The use of alcohol and drugs by spectators and /or participants is prohibited.
  3. All current students (1 credit hour or more), faculty and staff are eligible for participation in Intramural Sports.
  4. Individuals on a varsity roster at the time of registration are ineligible to participate in related sport(s) as determined by the Intramural Sports Coordinator.  For example, a varsity football player is not eligible for intramural flag football.  However, a former football player completing his studies as a fifth-year student would be eligible.  All former varsity players must be at least one year removed from their season of play.
  5. An individual who is on the roster of a varsity sport. and who is no longer a member of that team will be ineligible to participate in the particular sport until they are at least one season removed from said sport.
  6. Anyone who has played a sport at any professional level is ineligible to participate in that sport and related sports.
  7. Individuals may play for only one men's or women's team AND one coed team for each sport.  Once a player has participated with a team, he/she may not play for another team during that sport season.
  8. Men must play in the men's leagues (Pro, Rookie, Fraternity Leagues), but women can play in women's (Open or Sorority) or men's leagues.
  9. The use of an assumed name or CCU ID# in any manner in the Intramural Sports program shall constitute a violation of the rules. The person is suspended and the team receives a forfeit.
  10. Individuals must play in at least one game before they are eligible for playoffs.
  11. Any individual ruled ineligible by the Intramural Sports Director, for whatever reason, will remain ineligible unless otherwise determined by the Intramural Director.
  12. Only one ex-varsity athletes may participate on the same team in a related sport.  Ex-varsity is considered an intercollegiate athlete within the last five years.  Members of Club Sport teams ARE eligible for participation in their sport and related sports but are subject to the below restrictions per team.  Club Sport players are subject to similar restrictions.  Please see the table below for the allowances for varsity and club sport athletes.

Intramural Sport

Varsity Sport

Club Sport Players

Varsity Players Allowed

Flag Football

Football

n/a

1

Soccer

Soccer

2

1

Indoor Volleyball

Volleyball

2

1

3v3 Hoops

Basketball

n/a

1

Basketball

Basketball

n/a

1

Softball

Baseball/Softball

3

1

Indoor Soccer

Soccer

1

1

Sand Volleyball

Volleyball

1

1

Awards

  1. Members of winning teams or individuals receive Championship T-shirts.
  2. In certain sports, teams are eligible to represent Coastal Carolina University at extramural tournaments around the state and region.
  3. Upon request and budgetary restrictions, teams can request a trophy.

Injuries

Participation in the Intramural Sports program is voluntary. Coastal Carolina UniversityCampus Recreation, and the Intramural Sports program are not liable for injuries suffered by participants. Therefore, all participants are advised to have proper medical coverage before participating. If you are injured during an intramural contest, the supervisor will give any assistance possible. If further assistance is needed, the supervisor will summon CCU Public Safety. The injured party assumes liability for any transportation and/or charges.

Team Names

When registering for intramural team names, please use common sense and decency when given the choice of team names. Intramural Sports will screen all team names and disallow names which:

  1. Include alcohol or drugs in the name or refer to being under the influence, etc.
  2. Are sexual in nature.
  3. Are demeaning or derrogatory toward a group of people.  Race, sex, sexual preference, weight, nationality, etc.
  4. Are demeaning to members of our campus community such as the President.
  5. Cause confusion with common terms in Intramural Sports or computer language such as "Bye" or "Error 404".
  6. Include profanity or slang terms used for body parts, etc.
  7. Include abbreviations that are for unacceptable words.  If we ask what it stands for and you don't tell us, the team will be unable to use it.

Fraternities and Sororities also need to use their "proper" name. For instance, Alpha Beta Gamma should not be shortened to Alpha Gam.

Hall of Fame

The Coastal Intramurals Hall of Fame is the photographic home of the teams who have won each league in each sport. 


If you have any championship photos or just photos in general that you would like to have possibly posted, please submit them to Intramural Sports Coordinator at IMSPORTS@coastal.edu.