General Rules

General Rules and Policies

Participant Eligibility

  1. All participants are required to present a valid BSU/NWTC Student ID or Gillett Wellness Center membership ID at ALL GAMES. Individuals will not be allowed to play unless they have presented proper ID.
  2. No more than two non-students may be on the roster of any given team. Non-students must purchase a membership to the Gillett Wellness Center for the duration of league or tournament play and present the relevant Tech ID number in order to be added to a team roster.
  3. No more than two intramural staff may be on the roster of any given team.
  4. Players who cannot provide the necessary identification will not be permitted to participate. There are no exceptions to this rule.
  5. Any individual may not play on more than one team per league available.
  6. BSU student-athletes are not eligible to participate in their respective intramural sport during the academic year in which they are listed on the collegiate roster.
  7. A team shall forfeit any game in which it uses an ineligible player or a player participating under an assumed name.
  8. Individuals violating eligibility rules may be suspended from intramural participation for one calendar year and must also meet with the Intramural Coordinator.
  9. There is a registration fee for teams participating in each sport. The registration fee will vary from $25-$150 depending on the sport and the facility in which games will be played. Profits are used for the maintenance and purchase of new equipment, covering facility usage fees, and staff wages.

Team Logistics

  1. Captain’s meetings will be held for each sport. The team captain or alternate team representative must be present at the meeting or a forfeit will be placed on the team’s record and a $15 fee must be paid for the team to remain eligible for playoffs.
  2. League schedules and sport rules will be handed out during the captain’s meetings and will be posted on the BSU website.
  3. Sportsmanship grades (A-D and F, on a 4.0 scale) are recorded by officials after each game. Regardless of team record, teams must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 to be eligible for playoffs.
  4. League standings and sportsmanship grades will be updated daily and posted online.
  5. Playoff schedules will be made and posted immediately following the last regular season game and captains will be notified.
  6. Add/drop forms must be submitted for roster changes. Additions must be made by 12:00pm on the day the added player plans to participate. No add/drops are allowed during playoffs. Team roster size limits are specified per sport in the individual sport rules.
  7. Players must participate in at least one league game during the regular season in order to be eligible to play in post-season playoff games.
  8. In co-rec leagues, there may never be more men than women in the field of play on each team at any moment in the game.

Participant and Spectator Misconduct

  1. Intramural staff and officials may remove a player and/or spectator from the game for any unsportsmanlike conduct, unnecessary roughness, or disruptive behavior.
  2. Individuals ejected from a game for any reason will be suspended from all intramural activities until after an interview with the Intramural Coordinator has taken place and the official penalty is served. Any player ejected from a game must serve an automatic suspension from their next intramural game.  Any games missed prior to interview with the Intramural Coordinator may not count as serving a suspension.
  3. Individuals ejected from intramural play must leave the intramural complex/gymnasium immediately. Play will not resume until the individual has left the complex. In the event the participant refuses to leave the complex his/her team will forfeit that game.
  4. If a player has been ejected from the game, that player’s team will receive no higher than a D (1.0) for that game’s sportsmanship grade.
  5. Players or spectators who make physical contact or threatening behavior towards an official or staff member will be ejected from the game and must meet with the Intramural Coordinator. Any such individual is subject to possible suspension from all future intramural activity.  All spectators are to stay off the field/courts at all times.
  6. Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs are prohibited at all intramural activities. If you are suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol while attending intramural activities, you will be asked to leave.
  7. Intramural participants and spectators are expected to follow all rules and policies posted by the facilities in which activities are being held.


  1. A minimum number of players, as specified by individual sport rules, must be met by game time to avoid a forfeit. After 10 minutes the game will be declared a forfeit.
  2. If a team forfeits a game, they will be allowed one re-entry back into the league. However, the team must pay a $15 forfeit fee to be re-eligible for playoffs. This fee needs to be paid by noon on the day of their next game.
  3. A mutual postponement may be scheduled with the Intramural Coordinator between respective teams in order to avoid a foreseen forfeit. A mutual postponement must be approved by the Intramural Coordinator prior to the initial scheduled game time.
  4. Postponements and cancellations due to inclement weather are possible. Captains will be notified as soon as decisions are made regarding schedule changes.

Dress Code

  1. Pennies will be provided by the intramural department. Teams may also use their own team jerseys.
  2. Team color assignments (light vs. dark) are announced on league schedule.
  3. Metal cleats are prohibited under all circumstances.
  4. All necklaces, rings, watches, and bracelets must be removed during play.
  5. Sport-specific dress codes are addressed within individual sport rules as well.

Injury Protocol

  1. Individuals participate in intramural sports at their own risk and are responsible for their own health and safety. A consent form is signed prior to the first game of each sport.
  2. All BSU Department of Campus Recreation staff are trained in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens.
  3. Minor first aid is available on site with intramural officials and staff. Ice is located at the front desk of the Rec. Center.
  4. In case of emergency, call 911 immediately, and notify the Intramural Coordinator.
  5. An AED is located to the right of the Dance Studio doors in the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center lobby.

Conduct and Treatment of Officials

  1. Intramural officials are instructed to ensure impartiality and fairness, omit bias, and be 100% involved in the game.
  2. All officials are fully trained in each sport prior to the sport season.
  3. That being said, intramural officials are student workers, not professionals, and are subject to errors in judgment. Calls made by officials may not be protested by participants, but in the event a participant wishes to protest rule interpretations, a Protest Form is available on site to document the objection.
  4. Officials may be formally evaluated by participants; forms will be sent out post-season.
  5. Captains must address concerns and problems directly to officials and staff on behalf of team members.

Captain’s Responsibilities

  1. Complete necessary forms such as team roster form and add/drop forms to the best of their ability.
  2. Ensure all players listed on the team roster are eligible to play.
  3. Assure individuals on their team know and agree to abide by all rules and policies.
  4. Keep team updated on schedules, sportsmanship grades, standings, etc.