I. The intramural sports program and the Department of Wellness and Recreation assume no responsibilities for injuries received during intramural sports events. Participants must sign a waiver (see appendix) on IMLeagues.com or on site before participation agreeing that their participation is entirely voluntary.
II. The intramural sports staff reserves the right to stop any contest for safety reasons, or they feel it is in the best interest of the Intramural Sports Program or the Department of Wellness & Recreation.
Any participant who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion, such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems shall be prohibited from further participation in any Intramural Sports contest.
I. Appeals of concussion-related decisions made by Wellness and Recreation staff shall be considered eligibility appeals and will be reviewed by the intramural sports administrative staff on the next business day.
II. Players may not wear jewelry during any physically active intramural sports unless they are fully covered by tape and taped close to the skin. This includes, but is not limited to: watches, earrings, facial piercings, necklaces, etc. The Intramural Sports staff does not provide tape.
a. Exception: Medical alert tags are not considered jewelry and may be worn, provided all of the chain, necklace, band, etc., is taped to the body with the tag visible.
III. No pants or short with belt loops or pockets are allowed in contact intramural sports.
IV. Sweatbands and soft caps on the head are allowed. No hats with a hard bill, bandanas with a knot, or other headgear are allowed in contact sports, which include, but are not limited to, flag football, soccer, basketball, floor hockey, ultimate Frisbee, powder puff, and kickball.
V. Braces, soft casts, and protective coverings below the waist which are unaltered from the manufacturer’s original design/production are permitted and do not require any additional padding or covering. Braces, soft casts, and protective coverings above the waist, as well as those below the waist that have sharp edges from wear and tear or any other defection must be covered with ½ inch high density padding or wrapped with similar material.
VI. Intramural sport participants are required to leave play until any bleeding is stopped, open wounds are covered, and blood-soiled uniforms/clothing are removed or treated with a bleach disinfectant. All Intramural Sport Supervisors are First Aid/CPR/AED certified.
VII. After a game has started, should a team drop below the minimum number of players needed to play due to an injury, the game shall continue.
VIII. Animals are not allowed on West Field or the Softball Field.
Intramural staff reserves the right to rule on any equipment issue.