General Guidelines and Rules
The Intramural Sports Program offers structured sport leagues for SF State students, faculty, and staff geared to promote fair play, positive social interaction, effective communication, and healthy lifestyles in a safe and fun environment.
Participants can create teams made up friends and play against other teams created within the SF State community. IM Sports are typically offered in the evenings Sunday through Thursday during both the fall and spring semesters. Seasons range from 5-10 weeks in length and consist of men's, women's and co-ed leagues offered at various competitive levels. Intramural Sports offered include basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, billiards, and tennis. All games are officiated by trained referees and staff.
All students, faculty, and staff participating within the Intramural Program must sign a team liability waiver prior to playing in his/her first game. All IM players are required to bring their SF State ID Card to every scheduled league game in order to play.
It is recommended that all players familiarize themselves with the sport specific rules pertaining to their league and by all of the policies outlined in the program handbook.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the team captain are to organize the team and help prepare individuals for competition.
Leagues fill up quickly, even before the deadline. Entry Forms are available starting the first day of the semester. It is strongly encouraged that interested teams turn in their entry form as early as possible, even prior to the date they are due. Teams will be entered into the league on a first come, first served basis. A waitlist will start once a league is filled.
Team Captain’s will then need to create the team on imleagues.com and begin signing up and adding their teammates.
Team Entry Procedures
Team Entry Forms can be downloaded from the Leagues and Results page on the Campus Recreation Department Website. Print out the form, complete it, and turn it in to the Campus Recreation Department Office, Student Services Building #105, by the team entry deadline. Entry Forms must be time stamped upon being submitted.
Leagues fill up quickly, even before the deadline. Entry Forms are available starting the first day of the semester. It is strongly encouraged that interested teams turn in their entry form as early as possible, even prior to the date they are due. Teams will be entered into the league on a first come, first served basis.
Forfeits and Deposits
Along with the submission of the Team Entry Form, a forfeit deposit must also be paid to secure the team’s spot in the league scheduling order. Scheduled teams that do not forfeit any games during the regular season (not including playoffs) will have their deposit returned. Scheduled teams that forfeit one game will lose half of their original deposit and teams that forfeit two or more games will lose their full deposit.
Teams that forfeit the first two games during the regular season may be dropped from the league without notice. Dropped teams will lose their full deposit.
Team sport activities find their origin in the basic human need for play. Winning and losing are mere outcomes of this play spirit. Abusive language towards referees, scorekeepers, other participants, and manipulation of the rules are not “part of the game”. All players are encouraged to exercise good judgment in caring for the safety of others and themselves. At SF State, an intentional foul is a violation of the rules and is considered poor sportsmanship. All players are asked and expected to demonstrate acts of good sportsmanship throughout the entire intramural season.
Zero Tolerance Policy
There is ZERO TOLERANCE towards all violent and/or threatening behavior in all SF State Intramural Leagues. Players and/or spectators involved in any behavior which could potentially cause harm or injury to another player, ie: body checking, throwing punches, tripping, excessive taunting, verbal or physical abuse, and other malicious acts will be severely dealt with. In addition, talking to a game official is strictly prohibited and trash talking, arguing, or harassing a Campus Recreation employee will not be tolerated. Individuals choosing to engage in such behavior will be banned from future participation within the SF State Intramural Program forever, and a report will be filed with the University Police Department, possibly resulting in assault charges being filed against the individual.