FAQ

The following is a list of frequently asked questions regarding Intramural Sports and the University of Florida.

Students, faculty and staff are highly encouraged to read the Intramural Sports Participant's Guide for all policies and procedures.

Putting Together a Team or Finding a Team
Who Can Play and What Do You Need?
At the Game Site
Playoffs
Employment

Putting Together a Team or Finding a Team

Q: How do I sign-up for Intramural Sports?

Participants looking to put a team together for Intramural Sports must attend either the in-person or online captain's meeting for that particular sport. Dates and times for the meetings may be found on the current semester's Intramural Sports Schedule page.

Q: How can I participate in Intramural Sports if I do not have a team?

Intramural Sports has a Free Agent Program that assists participants with finding a team to play on. Free Agent meetings are hosted prior to the registration period to help players form teams. Dates, times and locations of these meetings can be found on the Intramural Sports page. Free Agents can also register as such on by using IMLeagues and logging in using their Gatorlink username and password.  Captains looking for extra players will be able to view all free agents that are available to play during their time slot. Free Agents are also encouraged to use social media sites, such as the RecSports Facebook Page, or to visit the sites to try and get picked up by a team.

Q: What intramural sports are offered for each semester?

Information on the sports offered during each semester can be found by visiting the Intramural Sports page and selecting the appropriate semester on the left hand side of the page.

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Who Can Play and What Do You Need?

Q: Who is eligible to participate in Intramural Sports?

In the fall and spring semesters, the following individuals are eligible to participate in Intramural Sports activities:

Intramural Sports held inside of the Southwest Recreation Center or Student Recreation & Fitness Center

  1. Currently enrolled, activity-fee paying students
  2. Spouses/partners of currently enrolled, activity-fee paying students*
  3. Faculty and their spouses/partners*
  4. University employees and their spouses/partners*
  5. Employees of affiliated university employers including, but not limited to: Shands, UAA, UF Foundation and PK Yonge.  Alumni are not considered to be affiliates.*

*Must purchase a RecSports membership or single-entry guest pass to participate.

Intramural Sports held outside of the Southwest Recreation Center or Student Recreation & Fitness Center

  1. Currently enrolled, activity-fee paying students
  2. Spouses/partners of currently enrolled, activity-fee paying students
  3. Faculty and their spouses/partners
  4. University employees and their spouses/partners
  5. Employees of affiliated university employers including, but not limited to: Shands, UAA, UF Foundation and PK Yonge.  Alumni are not considered to be affiliates.

For Summer A, B and C semesters, the same eligibility requirements remain for all participants with the exception of students that are not currently enrolled in classes for a given semester but wish to participate in intramurals for that semester.

Students that were enrolled in Spring classes and are either enrolled in Fall classes or have graduated and been accepted to Graduate School in the Fall must purchase Continuing Student Membership to be eligible. Information on purchasing this membership can be accessed by clicking here.

Q: What do I need to participate in Intramural Sports?

All participants must present a valid UF Gator 1 Card before being added to a team roster. Once a participant’s name is placed on the roster he or she may present a government-issued photo identification to check into subsequent events for that team. Proper identification should remain on-site for the duration of the game.

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At the Game Site

Q: What is the difference between a default and a forfeit?

A default occurs when a team captain contacts the staff member in charge, or fills out the default form, of said sport one business day in advance to inform them that their team will be unable to attend their contest. The game is recorded as a loss but no further action takes place. This may take place once per sport.

A forfeit occurs when a team does not have the minimum number of players present and legally signed in at game time (or by seven minutes past scheduled game time in some cases). In this case, the game is forfeited, the team receives a loss and a $30 forfeit charge is assessed to the team captain. The team is removed from the league after forfeiting a second time but is not charged a second time. The team captain will be contacted by the staff member in charge of the sport to determine whether or not the team wishes to remain in the league. Teams that do not respond to the staff after forfeiting may be subject to immediate removal from the league.

Q: I played for a team and now I would like to switch rosters. What should I do?

Players wishing to be dropped from a team must bring his/her UF Gator 1 Card to the league coordinator in charge of that particular activity during their office hours. League coordinators are located in the SWRC Administrative Offices. This must be done by 4:30 p.m. two business days after the player plays his/her first game with that team. Once a player has followed the proper drop procedures, he/she is eligible to join any other team for the remainder of the activity. A player may be dropped from a roster one time only, during the regular season. During playoffs, players may not be dropped from rosters.

Q: What is the maximum number of participants a team may have on their roster?

Intramural Sports has an open-ended roster, which means you may have as many people on your roster as you want. However, a player may not participate on two teams in the same league. A player is allowed to participate on one Co-Rec team while participating in a Men's, Women's, or Open league.

Q: What kind of situations can I protest?

Only protests based on questions of player eligibility and rule interpretation (when misinterpretation affects the outcome of the game) will be accepted. Protests that challenge judgment calls made by the officials or Intramural Supervisors will not be accepted.

Q: How can I protest a game?

The team captain must make any protest involving rule interpretation to the Intramural Supervisor at the time of which the incident in question occurs. Once a situation has passed, however, it is no longer subject to change or protest. For more information on protests, please review the Intramural Sports Participants Guide.

Q: I was ejected from an Intramural Sports game. What should I do?

All ejected players must meet with the proper administrative staff member before he or she is permitted to participate in future Intramural Sports contests. Ejected players are prohibited from participating in any Intramural Sports contests until they have had their reinstatement meeting and served a suspension.

Q: When and where are Intramural Sports games played?

Intramural Sports uses a variety of courts and fields around campus. Basketball and indoor volleyball compete in the Southwest Recreation Center, softball games are held at the Southwest Softball Fields Complex, and flag football and soccer use Maguire, Lake Alice, Southwest fields and UVS fields. Sand volleyball and ultimate frisbee take place at the sand volleyball courts next to UVS Field or at the Broward Outdoor Recreational Complex. Intramural Sports contests usually take place 5 – 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday 3 – 10 p.m.

Q: Can I reserve a field or court for practice? What fields or courts are open?

There are no fields or courts designated for individuals to reserve for practice, however there are multiple fields with open recreation time slots. Flavet Field is open to anyone wishing to practice or scrimmage.

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Playoffs

Q: What must my team do to be eligible for the playoffs?

In the Fall and Spring semesters, all teams who play in the appropriate leagues, have a .500 or better record must average at least a 4.0 in sportsmanship, and have a maximum of one forfeit or default during the regular season to be eligible for the playoffs. Teams with a below .500 record that have a 4.0 average in sportsmanship points may e-mail the league contact no later than 12 p.m. following the last day of the regular season to be eligible for the playoffs.  These teams must also have a maximum of one forfeit or default during the regular season.  In the Summer semesters, teams must have a .500 or better record, 4.0 average in sportsmanship and have a maximum of one forfeit or default during the regular season to be eligible for the playoffs.  Teams with a winning percentage below .500 or a sportsmanship rating below 4 must petition to play in the playoffs.  Captain's must e-mail the league contact directly before the last day of the regular season. 

Q: What are sportsmanship points? How are they related to Intramural Sports?

The Intramural Sports Program expects all participants to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner. Sportsmanship points are awarded to teams during each contest, based on how teams conduct themselves during their respective game or match. Teams must average at least a 4.0 sportsmanship rating to be eligible for the playoffs. In the playoffs, winning teams receiving less than a 4.0 will be reviewed by the IM Staff to determine if they advance.

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Employment

Q: I am interested in becoming an official or scorekeeper. What should I do?

The IM Sports Program hires and trains hundreds of student Officials and Scorekeepers each year. Officials are needed for all Intramural Sports team sports. No previous experience is necessary. Pay ranges from $7.93 to $8.42 per hour. Officials and Scorekeepers informational sessions are offered at the beginning of each semester.

Q: Can I participate in Intramural Sports and officiate during the same semester?

Yes. Many officials participate not only in the sports they officiate, but also in other Intramural Sports. However, we do ask that you set aside at least 9 hours a week to work for Intramural Sports.

If you have any additional questions, please stop by the Administrative Offices located inside SWRC or e-mail us at imsports@recsports.ufl.edu.

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