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Rules & Captain Resources

How to sign up for an Intramural event

1. Look for information about upcoming intramural sports in your residence halls, the
Beaman Center, FitRec Connect (www.FitRecConnect.belmont.edu), the Fitness and
Recreation website (www.belmont.edu/FitRec), MyBelmont (www.my.belmont.edu) and
the Fitness and Recreation Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bufitrec).

2. Check the rules concerning eligibility and other guidelines needed to enter an event on
the intramural sports website.

3. Register yourself or your team online logging into your account at
www.FitRecConnect.Belmont.edu. Follow the steps below to access your FitRec Connect
account:
a. Go to www.FitRecConnect.Belmont.edu

b. Click Sign-in in the top right corner.

c. Choose "CAS". This will redirect you to the MyBelmont homepage.

d. Log-in to MyBelmont. Once you have done this, it will display your Membership
Profile with Fitness and Recreation.

e. Click "Intramural Sports” to register for events or programs.

f. If you have any questions in regards to this feature or if you having trouble
registering, please call the Information Desk at 615.460.6313.

4. Attend the mandatory info meeting. Information in regards to time and location for the
meeting will be sent to each captain.

5. Check schedules on FitRec Connect and have fun!

Statement of Risk

All intramural participants are strongly urged to be physically fit and in good health when
participating in any intramural sport. Belmont University, the Beaman Center and their
employees do not assume any responsibility for injuries or medical expenses sustained by
individuals participating in any intramural program.

Eligibility

The intramural staff will check eligibility periodically throughout the semester.

1. Full-Time Students: All full-time undergraduate students and graduate students are
eligible to participate in all intramural sports/events.

2. Full and Part-Time Faculty/ Staff: All full and part-time faculty and staff are eligible to
participate in all intramural sports.

3. Professional Athletes: All current and former professional athletes are ineligible to
participate in the sport or related sport that they played professionally. A professional
athlete is defined as an individual that has signed a contract to play a sport and received
compensation.

4. Collegiate Athletes: All current collegiate athletes (any athlete that is currently on a
Varsity sports roster or is practicing with that team) are ineligible to participate in the
sport that they are playing or have played collegiately for one calendar year from their
last contest. Players that participated collegiately in singles or dual sports are ineligible
to participate in that sport. There is a limit of 5 current varsity athletes per intramural
team.

Volleyball Champs

Men’s and Women’s Intramural Sports

You must be a full-time undergraduate student, a full-time graduate student, or full or part-
time employees of Belmont University to participate in the intramural sports program. Men
may only play in men’s leagues and women may only play in women’s leagues. If there is
not a sport available for men or women to play in, they may play in the opposite gender’s
sport if it is acceptable to all participants, or if special permission has been granted by
Intramural Sports.

Co-Rec Intramural Sports

The co-rec events are open to all full and part-time faculty and staff and students and are
governed by the same sportsmanship rules and regulations of other intramural sports. Check
with the intramural staff for specific rules, regulations and eligibility questions.

Recognized Organizations

All members of Greek organizations and other officially recognized groups must be in good
standing with the Division of Student Affairs and Student Engagement and Leadership
Development. Intramural Sports will utilize official organization rosters filed with the SELD
office and it is up to each individual organization to ensure that only registered members are
participating on intramural teams.

Participant Responsibilities

The Department of Fitness and Recreation supports and enforces Belmont’s
Community Commitments, as well as all policies and expectations found in the
Bruin Guide. Any behavior or action that is not in consonance with the
University mission or violates principles, policies or statements within the
Commitments or Bruin Guide, will be handled in the appropriate manner. If
necessary, individuals may be reported to the Office of Student Conduct and
Academic Integrity for further action.

Sportsmanship

At the conclusion of each contest the intramural staff will assign a grade to each team that
participated. Grades could be A-F and at the end of the season will be averaged to create the
team’s sportsmanship “GPA”. Forfeits and defaults will result in an “F” for the team.

Ejections

Any person that is ejected from an intramural contest is to leave the field/court and entire
recreational facility immediately or risk further disciplinary actions. If participant(s) does not
leave immediately, they will jeopardize his or her teams/organization’s game status.

Any participant(s) ejected from an intramural contest will be ineligible for any future
competition, until they meet with the Director of Fitness and Recreation. If necessary, the
director will make a ruling on the length of the suspension which will not begin until after the
suspended person has met with the director.

Flag Football Players

Equipment Damage

Any damages to equipment, fields or the fitness center that have not occurred within the frame
work of the intramural event will be charged to the offending participant(s). He or she will be
financially responsible for any and all deliberate or negligent destruction to the BSLC, fields or
equipment.

Conduct Toward Intramural Staff

Any participant, coach or fan that shoves, pushes, bumps, brushes, punches, spits, throws
equipment or verbally attacks an intramural staff member or official in any manner will
automatically be suspended from all intramural programs for the remainder of their academic
and/or professional career or from any alumni events at Belmont University. If necessary,
further disciplinary actions may be pursued and participant(s) may be referred to the Director of
Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.

Fighting

Any and all types of illegal physical contact, illegal spitting, illegal verbal attacks or other
combative actions involving fans, players, coaches, captains, teammates and intramural staff
members will suspend that participant(s) from all intramural events for the rest of his or her
academic or professional career and from any alumni events at Belmont University. If
necessary, further disciplinary actions may be pursued and participant(s) may be referred to the
Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.

Teams Leaving the Bench Area

Any team/organization or player that leaves the bench/sideline area during an intramural contest
to engage in an altercation for any reason will be suspended for a mandatory minimum of one
game. Leaving the bench area will also cause the team(s) to forfeit the contest, be put on
probation and possibly suspended from play for the remainder of the semester, depending on the
nature of the circumstances.

Director’s Rule

The director reserves the right to put into effect any new ruling pertaining to intramural sports
and unsportsmanlike behavior and fair play and the safety of all participants. The assistant
director can also take any individual and their actions to the Belmont University Student
Disciplinary Committee for review.

Belmont University ID

All Intramural participants MUST have a current and valid Belmont University Identification
Card. If a participant’s BU ID card is not legible (photo or name) or does not have a student ID
number that corresponds with his or her team’s roster that participant must have a form of photo
identification in order to be allowed to participate. Proper identification is needed to be shown at
all games and if you do not have the proper identification, you will not be allowed to participate
until you obtain the proper identification. If you use an improper identification card, you will be
suspended from all intramurals for one year.

Mandatory Team Representative Information Meeting

Every team/organization must have a representative in attendance at all scheduled information
meetings. If a team/organization is not in attendance at a meeting, they will not be permitted to
participate in that event. Once the info meeting has been completed the schedule will be posted
with only the teams that were present at the meeting and have signed the official sign-in
sheet. At the information meeting, there will be explanations of rules, regulations and
scheduling along with a question and answer period. The intramural staff will inform
participants of where and when the information meetings will take place.

Forfeit

A forfeit is when a team does not show up for a scheduled contest and each team is allowed one
forfeit in any double elimination tournament, pool or league play event.

Forfeit Fee

If a team forfeits a game, the captain of that team will be responsible for paying the forfeit fee
before their next scheduled contest. If the forfeit fee has not been paid the next contest will be
defaulted and by rule, the offending team will be removed from the schedule for the remainder of
that event. Forfeit fees are variable based on the event and the amount of staff required to
manage each contest but the minimum fee assessed will be $10 per contest. The forfeit fee for
an event will be announced at the mandatory information meeting before the event has begun.

Defaults

A team is allowed one default per event (unless it is a single elimination tournament or a
single elimination playoff). A default is used when a team/organization is unable to field a
team that is scheduled to play a game and will not count as a forfeit nor cost the team their forfeit
deposit. It will count as a loss in the standings. For example, if a team is two players short of
the minimum required to field a team in a particular sport, rather than forfeit the game they may
choose to use one of their two allotted defaults. Team captains must inform the intramural staff
in writing their intention to default a contest a minimum of 24 hours before their scheduled
contest. If a team fails to report it in time the contest will be considered a forfeit.

Coed Dodgeball Team

Protests

Game Protests: Teams may only protest a player’s eligibility while game specific
disagreements will be settled on the field/court by the captains and the intramural staff during a
stoppage of play. All decisions are final.

Eligibility Protests: Teams may protest a player’s eligibility and your protest must be emailed
and submitted no later than 1 PM the day after the game. All protests that do not meet the
deadline (the day after the protested event) and are not typed will not be reviewed.

Free Agents

Free agents are individuals that are not members of a team but would like to join one. The
Intramural Office will make a list available to prospective players and teams but will not place a
person on a team. The intramural staff will furnish interested teams with player information. If
there are enough players, a “free agent” team will be organized and entered into a league or
tournament.

Team Captain’s Responsibilities

* Captains should inform the Intramural Office of any injuries that occurred during an
intramural contest.

* Captains must be familiar with all rules and regulations, eligibility standards,
deadlines, scheduling times, dates, sites and opponents.

* Captains are responsible for the conduct of his or her team’s players and fans
before, during, and after all intramural contests.

Tie Breakers

In the case of a tie situation regarding playoffs, etc., the following are the procedures that will be
used to determine which team advances or wins a contest:

1. Sportsmanship rating
2. Number of forfeits or defaults
3. Head to head competition
4. Winning percentage
5. Common opponents
6. Points for and against +/-
7. Playoff game