Policies 

Eligibility

  1. All participants must show a valid, government-issued photo ID in order to play in every event. This includes a Notre Dame ID, state issued driver’s license, U.S. and foreign government-issued passports, and/or U.S. military ID. The photo must be visible and discernible by the Intramural employee checking IDs. This helps to ensure player eligibility in accordance with the IMLeagues roster.
  2. St. Mary’s and Holy Cross students are NOT eligible.
  3. Spouses of Notre Dame Students, faculty, and staff are NOT eligible.
  4. Anyone who presents an ID that does not belong to them will be reported to student services and the ID will be confiscated.
  5. The participant must be registered with IMLeagues.

Interhall (IH)

  1. Full-time Notre Dame undergraduate students are permitted to participate except as indicated in this text.
  2. A player must compete for the hall in which he/she resides. Off-Campus students may compete, with rector approval, for their former team. Rosters must be approved by the Rector and indicate any members who are not hall residents.
  3. If a member of team moves from one hall to another during the season, he/she may join the new hall team in that particular sport. He/she is permitted to finish the remainder of the season with the original hall but will not be eligible for future competition as a member of the original hall.
  4. Hall residents may play for only one team per activity. For example, a player cannot compete for the hall's 'A' and 'B' teams.
  5. Captains and athletic commissioners are responsible for the establishment of player eligibility on their rosters. If an ineligible player’s name is found on a roster, the team will forfeit all games for that sport. In individual and dual competition, each person is responsible for his/her own eligibility.
  6. Halls must submit a roster or list of entries for any sport prior to the entry deadline. Roster adjustments may be made throughout the regular season. However, rosters become final once the playoffs start
  7. A student must have participated in at least one regular season game or event before he/she is eligible to compete in playoffs. (Exception: men’s tackle football is two games)
  8. Varsity athletes may participate in sports other than the one in which he/she has varsity status and any related sports. Varsity athletes should obtain their varsity coach’s approval before participating in RecSports events.

Grad Students/Faculty/Staff (GFS)

  1. Notre Dame graduate students, faculty, and staff are eligible for participation in the "GFS" events.
  2. Teams may be comprised of members from one or more departments.
  3. Captains are responsible for the establishment of the player eligibility on their rosters. If an ineligible player’s name is found on a roster, the team will forfeit all games for that sport. In individual and dual competition, each person is responsible for his/her own eligibility.
  4. Team members may play for only one team per activity.

CoRec (CR)

  1. Any combination of ND students, faculty and staff or groups/departments may form a team. 
  2. Living unit or departmental restrictions do not apply. 
  3. Each sport will have gender roster limitations and special rules.
  4. Team members may play for only one team per activity.

All Campus (AC)

  1. Any combination of ND students, faculty and staff or groups/departments may form a team.
  2. Living unit or departmental restrictions do not apply.
  3. Team members may play for only one team per activity

Eligibility Exceptions

  1. Varsity athletes must wait one calendar year before becoming eligible to compete in the Intramural sport they competed in at the varsity level or any sport equivalent to that sport. 
  2. Professional athletes must wait three calendar years before becoming eligible to compete in the Intramural sport they competed in at the professional level or any sport equivalent to that sport. 
  3. For any Intramural sport that is also a club sport, a maximum of two players from the club sport can play on the same Intramural team unless otherwise noted in the sport rules. Participants are considered on a sports club if they were on the roster or competed at any time during the current academic year. This rule does not apply for Interhall rosters.

Equivalent Sports

  • Baseball/Softball to Softball & Baseball & Wiffle Ball
  • Football to Flag Football & Tackle Football
  • Track to Cross Country
  • Ice & Field Hockey to Floor Hockey & Ice Hockey
  • Volleyball to Sand & Indoor Volleyball

Registration Information

Captains may sign up for a league time at a first come first served basis online at IMLeagues.com anytime during the registration period.  Teams must pay by the Wednesday following registration either online with RecRegister or in person at Rolfs Sports Recreation Center. The fee can be paid by check, cash, hall account or FOAPAL number. Interhall teams must have a properly filled out Team Entry Form signed by their Rector at the time of payment on Wednesday.

Team Names

The Intramural Sports staff reserves the right to change any team name deemed inappropriate. Team names that are prohibited are any name that may confuse an opponent into thinking there is no game or opponent (ie TBA, TBD, No Game, Forfeit, etc) or grossly sexual in nature, offensive and alcohol and/or drug related.

Refund Policy

Once you register for a sport, you are making a commitment to enjoy fun and competition. The only way to be removed from the league and receive a refund is if your spot is filled by another team (or individual in singles play). If there is not another team to fill your spot, then you will not receive a refund.

To be refunded, please visit the RecSports Office (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) to fill out a refund request form. Please bring your receipt with you.

Captains’ Responsibility

The team captains are responsible for all of the following items:

  • Signing up and arranging team payment
  • Attending the captain’s meeting and passing information to teammates
  • Ensuring the eligibility of all players
  • Checking team schedule and playoff schedule on the Intramural Sports website
  • Checking or reporting scores with RecSports supervisor
  • Controlling the conduct of other players and team fans

Captains Meeting & Waitlist Policy

Attendance at the captains meeting is required. At some point during that captains meeting, attendance will be taken. Waitlisted teams may take the place of any team not represented at this time at the captains meetings. Waitlisted teams that get a spot in the league must be prepared to pay immediately following the captains meeting.

Roster Additions

Additional players may be added to the roster at any point during the regular season. Players may not be added during playoffs.

** For Interhall play, all additions must have a properly filled out Roster Addition Form that includes a rector’s signature. **

Interhall Roster Addition Form

Waivers 

Each player must fill out a waiver online at IMLeagues in order to be eligible to play.

Check-In 

It is the responsibility of each player to find the supervisor working and check-in with them before playing in any Intramural activity. Failure to check in with the supervisor and playing in any Intramural activity may result in suspension from future intramural activity.

ndID 

All participants must show a valid, government-issued photo ID in order to play in every event. This includes a Notre Dame ID, state issued driver’s license, U.S. and foreign government-issued passports, and/or U.S. military ID. The photo must be visible and discernible by the Intramural employee checking IDs. This helps to ensure player eligibility in accordance with the IMLeagues roster. Exception: After a participant is on the roster they will be allowed, only one time per semester, to use a license or passport to check into a game. The Intramural Sports staff will have a list of those not eligible to use another form of ID other than their ndID.

Participant Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Procedure

Notre Dame Intramural Sports has a zero tolerance policy for alcohol, tobacco, or any other drug at Intramural events on or off campus. Furthermore, RecSports staff reserves the right to remove participants or fans suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The removal process may involve the assistance of authorities such as NDSP or member of The South Bend Police Department. 

Forfeit Procedures

Game time is forfeit time.

The minimum number of players required to avoid a forfeit will vary from activity, however, the strict enforcement of the “game time is forfeit time” policy will be adhered to by all supervisors.

All players present must sign in even when there is a forfeit. This ensures that all players have filled out a waiver before playoffs.

Default Procedures

Teams may default a game by calling and reporting not being able to play to Alex, the Intramural Intern, by 3:00 p.m. the day of their game or Noon on the day of game for weekend events. Defaults result in a loss, but not a forfeit. Each team is allowed one (1) default per season. Should a team forfeit twice in a season, they will be removed from the league and will receive no participation points for Interhall leagues. Forfeits in Interhall leagues will result in loss in participation points.

Protest Procedure

Individuals who wish to file a protest must do so at the time of the incident in question.

Failure to follow this procedure will result in the protest not being upheld. Judgment calls are not subject to protest. The protesting team must notify the official to suspend play and request that a supervisor be brought to the field/court to make a ruling prior to the continuation of play. If the supervisor at the site is unable to make a ruling at that time or if the team captain disagrees with the supervisor’s ruling they must immediately inform the supervisor that the contest is being played under protest and the contest shall be continued. The supervisor will then document the contest facts and file a report with the Assistant Director. The team captain must contact the Intramural Sports office by Noon of the next business day in order to file a formal protest and to discuss the matter with the Assistant Director. The Intramural Sports staff encourages teams to protest if they think an opponent is playing with an ineligible player. The Department of Recreational Sports reserves the right to investigate the eligibility of teams and players. These investigations may result in suspension, forfeiture, and/or probation.

Participant Code of Conduct

Intramural participants are expected to know and follow allIintramural rules and policies. Participants must also respect intramural staff and follow instructions given to them by the staff. Foul language, taunting, or any other unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated. 

Any participant who receives a conduct technical foul, conduct yellow card, or unsportsmanlike penalty must leave the field of play to fill out an Incident Report with RecSports staff. Any participant who is ejected from a game must meet with the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports before becoming eligible to play any Intramural sport again. Any game suspensions assessed to players will only count for games their team plays. Forfeited or defaulted games by the suspended player’s team will not count. 

Fan Code of Conduct

Intramural fans are expected to be at our programing events to cheer on their own team only. Any fan yelling, gesturing, or any other act in a negative manner toward opposing teams, players, fans, or RecSports staff will be removed from the event. RecSports reserves the right to remove any fan. Any battery or electric noisemakers are not permitted at RecSports events.

Playoff Qualification and Seeding

Playoffs qualification will be determined in the following order unless stated otherwise in sport rules.

  1. Head to head competition
  2. Forfeits
  3. Points allowed
  4. Points scored
  5. Coin toss

If a 3-way tie in division play occurs the tiebreaker for who proceeds into the play is the same as listed above. Once one team has been eliminated, the tiebreaker goes back to head to head competition between the two remaining teams.

Playoff seeding will be determined in the following order unless stated otherwise in sport rules.

  1. Win-loss record
  2. Points allowed
  3. Points scored
  4. Coin toss

Equipment

Shirts must be worn for all Intramural Sports. Any participant using a RecSports jersey must wear a shirt under it. Jewelry is not allowed in any sport. Metal cleats are illegal in every sport with the exception of Interhall tackle football and baseball leagues. Each sport may have specific equipment rules. It is each participant’s responsibility to be aware of the equipment requirements of the sports they participate in. 

A player may play with a cast if they adhere to the following rules. These rules are governed by NFHS.

Hard and unyielding items (casts, braces, etc.) on the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, or upper arm, must be padded with a closed-cell, foam padding no less than 1/2" thick. This padding must completely cover the surface of the "unyielding item." 

Why it needs to be foam padded:

  • Foam will absorb the shock if impact is made 

This CANNOT be bubble wrap, or some other type of product that would "pop"/lose its padding on impact. This CANNOT be a t-shirt the team has wrapped around the cast.

Jerseys 

All participants are required to wear jerseys with a different number than teammates for all sports listed below. RecSports will provide jerseys for teams. If teams have their own jerseys they will need to have permanent numbers on their jerseys. Tape will not be allowed to mark numbers. Number must be at least 4 inches. 

  • Sports requiring numbers: 4v4 Flag Football, IH Flag Football, CR Flag Football, AC Flag Football, Tackle Football, Broomball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Floor Hockey, CoRec Soccer, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, and Lacrosse

Blood

Any participant who is bleeding, has blood on their clothing, or has any other bodily fluid, such as vomit, on their clothing must leave the game. Players may return once bodily fluid has been treated. 

Coaches

Coaches are not a recognized part of an Intramural Sports team. They are held to the same standards as a fan. A penalty on a coach or any other fan will be counted toward the team captain or the designated captain for the game. RecSports reserves the right to remove any coach. 

Inclement Weather

During inclement the Intramural Sports staff will make the decision to either play or not to play based on the safety risks and field conditions. RecSports staff will contact captains if cancellations occur and games will be rescheduled if possible. Decisions will not be made until one hour prior to the first scheduled game or contest.

Air horn: If an air horn is blown twice by a RecSports staff member, participants should clear the outdoor facility and seek shelter. RecSports staff members will direct participants to the closest shelter depending on the site.

Omission

In any situation the RecSports staff reserves the right to use their best judgment to decide what is safe and in the best interest of the University of Notre Dame Intramural Sports Program and its participants.

RecSports Mission Statement

"RecSports embodies a service-oriented environment that fosters positive social interaction through programs and services; we enhance the overall Notre Dame experience and provide recreational and educational opportunities for transformative lifestyles."


Last updated 1/16/17.