Matching colored team shirts will be required in all variations of basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, flag football, and certain special events. The sport of soccer requires each goalie to have a different color shirt than his/her teammates and opponents. One or two-digit numbers are required in basketball on the front or back of the shirt and must be at least 3 inches tall.
Teams will have the opportunity to select a team color during the sign up process of the sport. White, gray and other colors that could be perceived as white or gray will not be permitted (teams may not select yellow in any soccer league). The team is required to have all players wear the same shade of color to every game. All teams will also be required to bring an alternate white jersey to each game. Prior to game time the Intramural Sports Supervisor, in conjunction with the game officials, will determine if a conflict exists regarding jersey colors. The team in violation of the policy will be asked to wear their alternate white jerseys. In the event they do not have an alternate white jersey and cannot field the minimum number of players for that sport, that team will forfeit. If two teams are wearing the same jersey color and both teams have alternate white jerseys, a coin flip will determine which team wears the alternate jersey. If both teams do not have alternate jerseys, teams must work together to ensure that the game is played. If neither team has their alternate white jerseys, thus causing a game to not be played, both teams will forfeit their contest.
Intramural Sports recognizes that there are cases in which T-shirt colors will not match exactly. We are striving to ensure that participants are able to play while maintaining the integrity of the game. The Intramural Sports Supervisor has the discretion to allow a participant to play when their T-shirt shade is close to the same color as their teammates, but does not exactly match their teammates. For example, if Team A is wearing black shirts and Team B is wearing orange shirts, the IM Supervisor may allow a player from Team B to wear a shirt that is red, so long as both the officials and supervisor feel there will be no confusion among staff or participants. If in week 2 Team B was wearing orange and Team C was wearing red, then the Supervisor would not allow a Team B player to wear a red shirt as there would be confusion as to who was playing for what team. This does mean that a team could potentially be able to use a shirt one week but not the next. Teams will be reminded that they must always bring their alternate jersey to ensure their ability to play.