In order to promote good sportsmanship, the Intramural Program has upheld a sportsmanship policy. It is the responsibility of the team and players to make sure the game atmosphere is friendly and fun to both staff and fellow participants. The sportsmanship rating will be determined by game officials and will include behavior before, during and after each contest. Each team will receive a letter grade after each game. A penalty will be displayed during contests to warn and/or eject individuals, teams or spectators. Ejections occur when an individual receives 2 minor infractions or 1 major infraction.
Minor infractions include, but are not limited to:
- Verbal and non-verbal dissent towards officials
- Taunting opponents or staff
- Actions detrimental to the spirit of the game
- Unnecessary contact with opponent
Major infractions include, but are not limited to:
- Excessive verbal and non-verbal dissent towards officials
- Threats towards staff or opponents
- Second yellow offense on the same player
Sportsmanship ratings will be based on the following criteria:
A = Excellent conduct and sportsmanship. Players cooperate with officials and team members. The captain calmly converses with officials and has full control of his/her team. (4 points)
B = Acceptable conduct and sportsmanship. Team members show minor dissent that may or may not merit a warning. Team captain exhibits some control over his/her team. Teams that earn 1 minor infraction will receive no higher than a B rating. (3 points)
C = Below average conduct and sportsmanship. The team shows verbal dissent towards officials or opposing team that may or may not merit a warning. Team captain exhibits minor control over his/her team. Teams that earn 2 minor or 1 major infraction will receive no higher than a C rating. (2 points)
D = Poor conduct and sportsmanship. The team constantly shows dissent. Multiple instances of poor sportsmanship toward officials and/or opposing team or actions that inflame or provoke. Team captain has little control over his/her team. (1 point) Teams or team members using false identification will receive no higher than a D Rating. A team that attempts to check in a player using false identification will be considered to have 2 minor infractions to begin the contest. Failure to comply with University Recreation staff may result in an “F” rating. Team or team members using false identification in a playoff game will have that game ended immediately and the other team will be advanced in the playoffs. Team members may be subject to further penalties after reviewing the incident by Intramural Staff
F = Unacceptable conduct and sportsmanship. The team completely uncooperative. The team captain has no control over the team. Any team earning 3 minor infractions or 2 major infractions will receive an F rating. Any team with players, or spectators, in possession or under the influence of alcohol will receive an F rating. (0 points)
Any team and all players on that team receiving an F rating will be suspended from further play until meeting with and being reinstated by the Sports Director.
**All sportsmanship-related incidents may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.
An ejection policy has been implemented in our Intramural Sports Program. This policy is related to the Components of Emotional Intelligence as seen in the chart below.
Petition for Reinstatement to the Intramural Sports Program:
- Upon Ejection from an intramural contest, we request ejected party submit a reflection
paper based on the Components of Emotional Intelligence from above. This paper will be constructed of three parts which include:
- Discuss the association between Emotional Intelligence and the ejection.
- What was the impact of your ejection on your community and on yourself?
- What intentional actions or steps will you take to prevent negative interactions in future participations with our program?
- The only way to submit this reflection paper is to Submit the Petition for Reinstatement Reflection Paper by following the link to the form. Only online submissions will be accepted.
Once received, the Student Advisory Board (SAB) will review the paper and make a recommendation to the Intramural Sports Administration. The outcomes of this review include, but are not limited to:
- Reinstatement into the Intramural Sports Program
- Denied Petition for Reinstatement
- Educated by the recommendation from the Student Advisory Board, the Intramural Sports Administration will make the final decision upon reinstatement.
The Intramural Sports Program and the Student Advisory Board require a minimum of 4 weeks to review petitions once they are submitted. The decision to complete this request for reinstatement is completely up to the ejected participant.
If you have questions regarding your ejection, please contact the Intramural Sports Office at 806-742-2945 or by email at Intramurals@ttu.edu.