ASREC SPORT CENTER
Intramural Sport Program
Rules and Regulations
To All Participants
The ASREC/Intramural Sports Program provides the opportunity for students, faculty and staff of California State University, Northridge to engage in individual and team activities in various skill levels. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students - All students are eligible to participate in intramurals as long as you are currently enrolled in at least one unit.
  • Faculty and Staff - All faculty and staff are eligible to participate in intramurals as long as you are currently working on campus and have a campus ID card.
Sign-up Procedures
  • 1. If You Have A Team
    • Select a team captain
    • Have the captain come to the ASREC/IM Office(located on the west side of the Kinesiology Building) and put the name of the team in the sign-up folder.
    • Make sure the captain attends the mandatory captain's meeting. If you miss the meeting your team will not put on the schedule until the captain meets with the Intramural Coordinator.
    • Captains should make sure that all players on their team registers at the Fitness Center Sales Office located down by the pool in the USU.
    • Captain should check the schedule board weekly for the time, date and next opponent.
    • Captain should make sure all players on the team bring their CSUN ID card, with a current IM sticker on it, to all games.
  • 2. If You Do Not Have A Team
    • Come to the ASREC/IM Office and put your name on the Player Pool list.
    • The Player Pool list is comprised of students who do not have a team or do not know enough players to form their own team. We bring these groups together to form teams.
    • Attend the Player Pool meeting to form a team.
    • Once you have formed a team, make sure all the players register at the Fitness Center Sales Office located down by the pool in the USU.
    • Make sure all players on the team bring their CSUN ID card, with a current IM sticker on it, to all games.
Individual Registration
  • All participants are required to sign-up in the Fitness Center Sales Office before they play their first game.
  • The following is a list of information you are required to furnish when you come to register:
    • CSUN ID card (No drivers license)
    • Current class schedule or registration card
    • Money - cash (exact change) or credit card(VISA or Mastercard), no checks
    • Men $25    Women $15
  • If you do not have this information when you go to register, you will not be allowed to register.
NO ID NO PLAY
  • Each participant must bring their CSUN ID card, with a current IM sticker on it, to all games in order to participate.
  • If your ID is lost or stolen it is your responsibility to replace it before your game.
  • NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Driver's license or yellow slips will not be allowed
  • Yellow slips are your receipt and should be used as proof to get a replacement sticker for half price.
Assumed Name / Using Someone Else's ID Card
  • Anyone caught playing under an assumed name or using someone else's ID card will be ineligible to participate in intramurals for the remainder of the semester. A team penalty may also be imposed.
  • Also the player who loaned out their ID card is also ineligible to participate for the remainder of the semester.
Mutual Player Agreement
  • Teams may not play an ineligible person even by mutual agreement of both teams captains or individuals involved in the contest.
Investigation of Eligibility
  • The ASREC/IM office does not assume responsibility for investigating the eligibility of all participants, but will investigate any properly protested cases with regard to eligibility.
Individual Affiliation
  • No individual may compete for more than one team in the same division. For example, you can not compete on two independent basketball teams.
Team Transfers
  • A player may not change teams once they have played one game with the team they started the season with.
  • The only way you can transfer teams is if the entire team disbands.
Ejected Player(s)
  • Any player(s) ejected from a game may not return to that particular game.
  • Before the player(s) are allowed to participate in future games, they must meet with the Intramural Coordinator.
Spectators
  • Teams are responsible for all spectators that come to watch them play. All spectators are subject to the policies and regulations of the ASREC/Intramural Sport Program, the facilities where the games are played and Cal State Northridge.
Forfeit
  • A forfeit occurs when a team fails to appear for a scheduled contest ten minutes after the scheduled starting time without making arrangements for postponement or fails to provide the minimum number of players required by the specific sport.
Minimum Number of Players
  • The minimum number of players required to start a contest is (1) less than the required number for that sport by forfeit time. (ie. 5on5 basketball, 4 needed to start the game)
Forfeit Penalty
  • If a team forfeits a contest the captain must meet with the Intramural Coordinator in order to be put back on the schedule.
  • The team will receive a 0.0 sportsmanship rating for that game.
Playoff Eligibility
  • Players must play in at least one regular season contest in order to be eligible for the playoffs.
  • Teams must maintain a 2.0 sportsmanship average in order to be eligible for the playoffs.
  • Once playoffs begin, teams must receive at least a 2.0 sportsmanship rating in order to advance to the next round of the playoffs.
Sportsmanship Rating
  • The sportsmanship rating system is meant to assist officials, scorekeepers and supervisors in evaluting the sportsmanship of participants and spectators. The system will allow officials, scorekeepers and supervisors to rate teams and spectators on communication, respect for opponents and officials, and profanity/unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • Teams will be rated on a 4-point scale. Four being excellent sportsmanship, and zero being poor. Teams will be rated at the conclusion of each game by the officials and scorekeepers and in some cases the supervisors.
  • Teams must maintain a 2.0 sportsmanship average in order to be eligible for the playoffs.
  • If a team forfeits a game, the team will receive a 0.0 sportsmanship rating for that game.
  • Any team that has a player ejected can receive no higher than a 2.0 rating for that game.
  • During playoffs, teams will be rated and must receive a 2.0 or higher rating in order to advance to the next round.
  • Rating Scale
    • 4.0 - Shows excellent sportsmanship and cooperation with officials, scorekeepers and oppenents.
    • 3.0 - Team shows good sportsmanship and cooperation with officials, scorekeepers and oppenents. Team warned for minor infactions (profanity, etc.).
    • 2.0 - Team repeatedly warned for minor infactions or player ejected.
    • 1.0 - Player(s) or team are out of control. No cooperation with IM staff. Unsportsmanlike conduct. Spectators/fans are rude and abusive to IM satff and opponents.
    • 0.0 - Team forfeits a game or shows general lack of respect for over all program and staff. Fighting. Teams receiving a 0.0 rating are subject to further disciplinary action.
Protests
  • If a team feels that an official has misrepresented a rule or suspect that their opponents are using an inelgible player, the team must lodge a protest immediately.
  • The protest must be made by the team captain verbally to the official and the on-site supervisor and every effort should be made to resolve the problem at that time.
  • If a team is dissatisfied with the on-site ruling, a formal protest must be filed.
  • All formal protests must be made in writing and the protesting team should record the game situation (officials, score, time remaining, outs, etc.) and must be submitted to the ASREC/IM Office know later than 24 hours after the game.
  • Ruling on protest will be made by the Intramural Protest Board with the assistance of the Intramural Coordinator.
  • Protests MAY NOT be made on judgement calls (out/safe, in/out, block/charge, etc.).
Conduct of Participants and Spectators
  • The purpose of the Intramural Sports program is to provide exercise, diversion, and fun to participants in a relaxed, yet structured, environment.
  • All actions and comments, whether to officials, supervisors, participants or spectators should be constructive, if offered at all.
  • The Following guidelines for participants and spectators should assist teams in reinforcing a sportsperson-like atmosphere:
  • Participants and spectators are expected to behave in a cooperative, positive manner which contributes to the IM philosophy of the Spirit of Competition.
  • Each team is responsible for the conduct of their team members and spectators before, during and after the contest.
  • All vulgar, obscene, abusive, derogatory and demeaning comments or gestures create a hostile environment, generat ill-will and contribute to a negative IM experience. THIS BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
  • All instances of unnecessary roughness, attempting to injure another person, threatening another person, provoking an altercation or fighting will result in severe disciplinary action.
  • Participants and spectators are expected to comply with the request and directions of all IM personnel in a respectful  pleasant manner.
  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages or drugs are not allowed at IM activities. Person(s) will be asked to leave the facility.
  • The role of the spectators is to provide support and encourgement which is benficial to the participants, the game and the IM program.
  • Spectators must remain in their designed areas and may not encroach on the playing area.
  • Individuals and teams that violate these guidelines will be disciplined at the discretion of the Officials, Scorekeepers, Supervisors and the IM Director.
  • Teams may be penalized for the actions of their spectators as well as their team members.
  • The Intramural Sports program reserves the right to refuse service to any participant who violates any policy or procedure, or engages in any verbal and/or physical abuse of the Intramural Sports program staff or participants.
Fighting (3rd person in rule)
  • Under no circumstances will fighting be tolerated
  • If two players are caught fighting and a 3rd person jumps in, reguardless of which team he/she is with, then the game is automatically decleared a double forfeit for both teams and 0.0 sportsmanship rating are given.
Injuries
  • In the event of an injury during an Intramural activity:
    • The on-site supervisor will assist the student, make a written report, determine if Campus Police is needed and refer them to the Student Health Center.
    • In the case of a serious injury, emergency assistance will be called unless otherwise advised by the injuried participant.
    • In the case of a head or neck injury, the participant will not be allowed to particpate in the rest of the game.
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