All players are required to read the rules which contains vital information regarding player eligibility, policies, procedures, and league rules.

Captains

Each team must have a Captain who can fulfill the responsibilities of the role.

Defaults

A team is charged with a default when they have an unexplained absence from a scheduled game. Defaults are an act of poor sportsmanship and FAIRPLAY. In these cases, opposing teams are in attendance and ready to play as well as countless paid staff, officials, and on site supervisors. You should therefore make all attempts to keep your team in good standing and when you know in advance if you cannot play – please forfeit the game.

Defaults occur when:

  1. A team representative fails to attend the captain’s meeting.
  2. A team fails to appear at the playing area within ten (10) minutes of the scheduled start time, as indicated on the schedule.
  3. A team fails to field the correct number of players (including meeting all gender rules in CoRec sports) within ten (10) minutes of the scheduled start time, as indicated on the schedule.
  4. A team uses an ineligible player.
  5. A team fails to check-in the appropriate number of players on the score sheet. Remember it is your responsibility to check-in.
  6. A team exhibits flagrant misconduct or poor sportsmanship to a degree where the officials must declare the contest defaulted.

Teams that default a game:

  1. Receive a one-sided loss for the defaulted game (scores are reported heavily in favour of the opposing team) and game scores will count towards final league standings.
  2. Receive a FAIRPLAY score of ZERO (0).
  3. Gain one default towards their team.

Other notes on defaults:

  1. Teams will be deemed ineligible for playoffs if they default 2 games during the regular season.
  2. Defaulted games will NOT be rescheduled.
  3. Teams that default two or more games during the regular season may be removed from further league play and may not be permitted to play in subsequent years.

Forfeits

Forfeits are an explained absence from a scheduled game. This is the preferred manner that Campus Recreation would like to deal with non-played games. If you are aware of a scheduled game that you cannot play submit a forfeit form as soon as possible.

  1. Teams are required to provide 2 business days notice in order to forfeit games when their team cannot be available to play at their scheduled time.
  2. Properly forfeited games do not result in a loss of your team or adversely affect the FAIRPLAY score.
  3. All reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule a forfeited game provided there is sufficient time and facility space available. 
  4. If a forfeit form is submitted less than 2 business days prior to your scheduled game your team may be charged with a default.
  5. Teams that demonstrate a trend of forfeiting a significant number of games may be removed from further league play and/or deemed ineligible for playoffs at the discretion of the league manager.

How to forfeit a game:

  1. Submit a properly completed online forfeit form two business days prior to your scheduled game.
  2. Forfeiting teams are NOT to contact the opposing team, Campus Recreation staff will do this.

Game Rules

Substitutions, Rosters and Eligibility

Substitutions
Substitutions are allowed during the regular season.

Playoff Eligibility
During playoffs, only players on the official team roster with an attendance record greater than 50% are eligible to play.

Roster

  • Teams can have a maximum of 25 players on their roster. 
  • Campus Recreation allows players to be on the roster for one competitive and one recreational team per sport.
  • Each team may have a maximum of 2 staff members on their roster. Each staff member must be approved by the league manager.
  • Roster changes must be submitted by the Roster Change Deadline

Cancellations

For all outdoor intramurals, in the case of inclement weather, Campus Recreation will make the decision on whether games will be played on the day of by 12:00pm noon. An email will be sent out to all team captains and we will post on social media to inform all teams. Expect games to be played until you are notified otherwise.

FAIRPLAY

Your team must have  7.0+ FAIRPLAY average in order to play in playoffs.

It is a priority that participation in intramural sports be first and foremost a fun experience! It is the aim of this program to make all participants aware of the importance of sportsmanship and FAIRPLAY and to make intramural sports more enjoyable for all who participate.

  1. The FAIRPLAY program is an integral part of maintaining a safe, fun and enjoyable atmosphere for all involved in Campus Rec sports. The FAIRPLAY program rewards those teams that are considered to be the most sportsmanlike team in their particular sport. Furthermore, the program does not allow those teams with a record of poor sportsmanship to participate in league playoffs.
  2. After each game, captains will rank the FAIRPLAY of their opposing team on a scale of one (1) to five(5). The same will be done for both teams by the official(s). The ranking will be done throughout the season and will be tallied as a component of league standings.
  3. At the end of regular season play teams having an average FAIRPLAY ranking below 7.0 will not be eligible to participate in league playoffs regardless of their position in the standings.
  4. Teams that default games will not only receive a loss for the game but also receive a FAIRPLAY score of ZERO.
  5. League administrators may not utilize scores reported by opposing teams and officials that contradict each other. Further investigation may be needed in order to validate the FAIRPLAY scores for that game.If scores cannot be validated, they will not be recorded.

FAIRPLAY Scale

  • Shows respect and cooperation with officials and opponents
  • No major penalties
  • No major incidents 
  • Very few minor penalties
  • Accepts the referees decisions with little problems
  • Shows respect for opponents
  • Rare minor incidents that do not stop the progress of the game
  • Disagrees and argues with several officials decisions but eventually accepts calls
  • Displays moderate amount of respect towards officials and opponents
  • Unnecessary continuous rough play
  • Continual questioning and arguing with officials
  • Use of abusive language
  • Little respect for opponents
  • Unacceptable amount of rough play
  • Minimal (1) major incidents
  • Excessive verbal abuse of opponents or officials
  • Excessive rough play with intent to injure
  • Shows little respect for opponents level of play
  • Several major incidents

Suspensions & Appeals

Guideline for Suspensions

Intent to Injure

The determining factor in all of these incidents is that there is a demonstrated intent to injure the opposing player. As in all cases, the Suspensions and Appeals Committee may extend the suspension to other Campus Recreation sports or for a longer period of time if the circumstances are such that it is merited.

Suggested suspensions

Fighting 3 terms (current term plus 2 more)
Checking / hitting from behind
Spearing / Crosschecking
* major penalty and ejection from game has occurred

Non-intent to Injure

The determining factor in these incidents is that they were avoidable but a decision was made by the players to continue with this action anyway. No injuries resulted but – the action is deemed dangerous and certainly not in the spirit of the game or Campus Recreation.

Suggested suspensions

Punching 5 games
Excessive Rough Play
Major penalty (of any kind)
* that is deemed not severe enough to be an intent to injure
* no ejections from the game

Abuse of Officials/Equipment Manager

This includes verbal abuse of officials and /or the equipment manager on and off the field of play. Incidents would include: trying to intimidate the officials into making certain calls, personal verbal attacks towards opposing players or officials including racially based comments, or trying to gain access without student cards. The determining factor is that players continue to make a farce of the game after being warned and choose to not to conduct themselves with a sense of regard for their opponent, the staff, the officials or in the general the spirit of Campus Recreation.

Physical abuse of any kind towards Campus Recreation staff will result in an automatic suspension from all Campus Recreation activities and the incident being brought forward to the University Senate on standards for student conduct in non-academic matters student discipline committee.

Other Disregard for University Policies

This includes knowingly playing with ineligible players, drinking liquor or being under the influence of illicit drugs in College of Kinesiology facilities or on the University of Saskatchewan campus. This also includes damaging University of Saskatchewan equipment or facilities.

If SAC believes they are unable to collectively make a ruling, they will refer the incident to University Senate, whereby the University of Saskatchewan committee on standards for student conduct in non-academic matters student discipline will deal with the issue. A range of possible sanctions maybe imposed by a hearing board, from a letter of reprimand or request for apology, to suspension or expulsion.

For more information please refer to the Office of the University Secretary.

Process

An incident has been reported …..

  1. A Campus Recreation staff member will contact the player(s) involved and the team captain through a letter or e-mail with notification that a player from your team has been brought forward to the Suspensions and Appeals Committee (SAC) for review. The SAC consists of student representatives from selected colleges.
  2. The SAC will meet at the earliest possible convenience to discuss / debate the written incident report and hand down suspensions if merited. All efforts will be made to have the Suspensions and Appeals Committee review the incident before the affected team / player’s next game but cannot be guaranteed.

A decision has been made …..

  1. The player(s) involved and the team captain will be notified of the outcome of the meeting and the subsequent actions of the Suspension and Appeals Committee in writing.
  2. An e-mail or letter will outline the length of suspension to the individual or team, applicable dates, and the date by which you must submit an appeal if the affected team or players choose.

How do I appeal .....

If the Suspensions and Appeals Committee has determined after a review that a team or player(s) require a suspension, you have the right to appeal that decision or the length of the suspension.

  1. Teams and / or involved players must submit an appeal in writing to the Campus Recreation office (room 222 PAC). This is the responsibility of the team captain.
  2. Similar to the suspension process, the committee will meet at the earliest possible convenience to discuss / debate the written appeal. All efforts will be made to have the Suspensions and Appeals Committee review the appeal before the affected team / player’s next game.
  3. The appeal process is a closed door process. Teams and / or individual players are only permitted to state their cases in person in exceptional circumstances and only if approved by the Recreation Coordinator. Thus the written appeal is very important and should be clear, concise, well written and based on factual information and not rhetoric or events not pertaining to the incident.
  4. In order to prepare your appeal a Campus Recreation staff member will create a package for your team and suspended player. This package will include: 
    a. A copy of the incident report (with names of officials and other staff removed from the report).
    b. A copy of the letter (or e-mail) stating the result of the Suspension and Appeals Committee review and subsequent action to the team and affected player.
    c. A copy of the Suspension and Appeal Guidelines.
  5. Decisions of the Committee regarding the appeals are final. No further appeals will be considered.

Code of Conduct

Student Participant Code of Conduct

It is a priority that participation in intramural sports be first and foremost a fun experience! Campus Recreation attempts to ensure participation in our program is an integral part of the student experience at the University of Saskatchewan. Our request to you is to assist us in maintaining a safe, fun and enjoyable atmosphere for all involved in Campus Recreation programs. Principles Campus Recreation believes in: Having Fun! The fundamental purpose of Campus Recreation is to provide recreation programs and opportunities for students. Our priority in all of this is to have fun! FAIRPLAY – Commonsense, sportsmanship, respect for the game, respect for your fellow opponents and respect for the official are expected at all times. The stakes in a game are never so important that this basic respect can be cast aside. You can be competitive and play at a high level without sacrificing respect for the game, your opponent and the officials. Your opponent is not your enemy, just your competitor. Control – Close calls are made in competitive games. Fouls and penalties are inevitably committed. How you handle yourself and your team in reaction to a call is extremely important in determining the course of the game.

Students - Campus Recreation is a student program that is operated BY students FOR students. If you choose to display a lack of respect, it is being directed towards your fellow students. These students spend countless hours of their time to ensure that YOU as a student have access to recreational programs. Ask yourself if the manner in which we treat these people is in the spirit of recreation.

Think - The decisions you make in the spur of the moment do not JUST affect you. Your decision to continue with poor sportsmanship, verbally abusing staff or fellow opponents and displaying excessive aggression perhaps escalating to physical violence do not just affect you. In some cases – your actions have real world consequences. Serious cases will be brought forward to appropriate authorities and will be dealt with accordingly. Do not let temporary emotions override your good judgment.

Accountability - Excessive aggression, verbal abuse, poor sportsmanship and lack of respect for your fellow opponents, the program and the staff that ensure you can play goes against the very spirit of Campus Recreation and affects all participants. Remember - you play on a team and as such your team is also accountable for the team as a whole.

Campus Recreation, and ultimately the University of Saskatchewan, will address actions that violate these principles. Incidences of misconduct will first be directed to the Suspension & Appeals Committee (SAC). SAC consists of student representatives from selected colleges. The committee will be called upon to make decisions regarding suspension and appeals within Campus Recreation. SAC shall have the authority to impose penalties, which may include, but are not limited to the following:

a. Suspension of participant(s) from Campus Rec programs not associated with the incident.
b. A reduction or an increase to sentence based on appeal or additional information.
c. Referral of student to the University Senate and/or Law Enforcement Agencies.

If SAC believes they are unable to collectively make a ruling, they will refer the incident to University Senate, whereby the University of Saskatchewan committee on standards for student conduct in non-academic matters student discipline will deal with the issue. A range of possible sanctions may be imposed by a hearing board, from a letter of reprimand or request for apology, to suspension or expulsion.

For more information please refer to the Office of the University Secretary.

Questions?

Room 222, Physical Activity Complex (PAC)

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday