FAQs

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What are Intramural (IM) Sports?

The IM Sports program strives to provide dynamic recreational and competitive sports activities that reflect the current trend of today’s collegiate recreational sports program. Students, staff, faculty and alumni are offered the opportunity to participate in various leagues, tournaments and outdoor adventures that encompass the diversity of the university community.

Who is eligible to participate in IM Sports?

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and university affiliates (ASI, Foundation, etc.) are all eligible to participate in IM Sports.

How do I sign up for IM Sports?

You will need to log into the Cal Poly Pomona Rec Portal at recportal.cpp.edu. By doing this, and accessing the IM Leagues tab, the Rec Portal page will create an IM Leagues account using your Cal Poly Pomona bronco name. Then once you have paid your IM Fee (through the Rec Portal website or at the BRIC in person), join or create a team on the day and time you would like to play.

How much does it cost to play IM Sports?

It costs $15 for students and $19 for faculty, staff and alumni to participate in IM Sports each quarter. All IM Sports participants must be current BRIC members. This fee is “all you can play” for the entire quarter in leagues and tournaments. Tournaments are free for students, faculty, staff and alumni who are current BRIC members.

Can I participate if I don’t have a team?

Yes! By signing up on IM Leagues, you can create a free agent profile, so team captains who are looking for additional players can add you to their roster. If you do not find a team before the season begins, the IM Sports office will place you on a team based on your availability.

How many teams may I play on?

You may play with one men’s or women’s team and one co-rec team per sport. For example, if there are three sports offered during a quarter, a participant could potentially participate in six leagues during the quarter.

Where can I find my team’s schedule?

You can find your team’s schedule on IM Leagues under your home page.

What is the difference between a default and a forfeit?

A default occurs when a team captain notifies the IM Sports Office that his or her team will not be able to make a scheduled game at least one business day prior to the scheduled game. By defaulting the game, the team will receive a 3.0 sportsmanship rating. However, they will still lose by the forfeit score found in the rules of each individual sport.

A forfeit occurs when a team does not have enough members present at game time. If at least one member of a team is present, then the opposing team may decide to either win by forfeit or wait for the other players to show up. If the time (see the IM Sports Handbook) has passed before the minimum number of players arrives, then the game will be forfeited. The forfeiting team will receive a 0 sportsmanship rating, and lose by the forfeit score (see the rules of each sport).

I was ejected from an IM game, what should I do?

At the time of the ejection, the assistant supervisor on duty should notify you that you have been suspended from all IM Sports activities, including being a spectator. The following day you will receive an email explaining the next steps of the ejection process. Finally, in order to be considered eligible, you will need to meet with the IM Sports Coordinator.

What if I’m interested in a sport that isn’t currently offered?

If you are interested in a sport that is not currently offered, please contact us at imsports@cpp.edu. We want to hear your ideas or suggestions!

What is a protest and what situations can be protested?

A protest is an attempt by a player to challenge an interpretation of the rules by an official. At the time the play in question occurred, the team captain will need to tell the official that he or she would like to protest the last play. All of the information and paperwork will be filled out prior to resuming play. The game will then continue with the interpretation of the rules determined by the official. The IM Sports office will then review the situation. If it is determined that the call was incorrect, the game will be replayed from the point in which the protest was filed.

Only interpretations of the rules and player eligibility may be protested. A player may not protest a judgment call by an official. An example of a judgment call would be pass interference in flag football or traveling in basketball. However, this may be protested if pass interference or traveling is called and the penalty is improperly enforced.

How does a team make it to playoffs? How is sportsmanship involved in the process?

Teams become eligible for playoffs based upon their record and sportsmanship ratings. The number of teams in the bracket will depend upon the number of teams in the sport and each specific league. In determining rankings, record will be used first, then point differential and finally head to head, if applicable.

Each team must maintain at least a 3.0 in sportsmanship in order to be eligible for playoffs. The sportsmanship rating is determined for each team after the game by the officials. The rating is on a scale from 0-4 with 0 being unacceptable and 4 being outstanding. Sportsmanship does not determine ranking in playoffs, simply if a team will be eligible to go to playoffs or not.

How do I pay online?

You can pay online through our Rec Portal site. Visit recportal.cpp.edu and log in using your BroncoName. You will click on the Memberships/IM Fees tab and follow the directions to pay.