FAQs

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What are Intramural Sports?

The Intramural 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 our University community.

Who is eligible to participate in IM Sports?

Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and University Affiliates (ASI, Foundation, etc.) are all able to participate in Intramural Sports.

How do I sign up for Intramural Sports?

Those interested in playing Intramural Sports will need to create an IM Leagues account using their Cal Poly Pomona email address, then join or create a team on the night and time they would like to play. Finally, they will go to the front desk at the BRIC and pay their fees.

How much does it cost to play Intramurals?

For the Fall Semester BRIC Members will be able to participate at no cost. You may join as many leagues or tournaments as you wish.

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 Intramural Sports office will place you on a team based on your availability.

How many teams can 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 3 sports offered during a quarter, a male participant could potentially participate in 6 leagues during the quarter.

Are Face Masks Required?

Participants and staff will wear face coverings before entering and while inside the facility, including while playing in their games. Face coverings will not be required outdoors, but will be encouraged when physical distancing cannot be maintained. This is consistent with Cal Poly Pomona’s Safer Return Guidelines for face coverings.

How will equipment be disinfected?

Staff will disinfect playing equipment (eg. balls, flags, check-in stations) on a frequent basis.

GS Neutral Cleaner will be used to disinfect prior to games and wipes will be used to disinfect equipment in between games. Games will be staggered with time to allow time for staff to disinfect equipment again prior to next game.

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 Intramural Sports Office that their team will not be able to make a scheduled game. Teams that provide notice prior to 10am of game day will receive a 3.0 sportsmanship. Teams that provide notice between 10am and 3pm will receive a 2.0 sportsmanship rating. Teams that provide notice after 3pm but at least an hour before game time will receive a 1.0 sportsmanship rating. In addition, teams that default will receive a loss by the forfeit score found in the rules of each individual sport.

A forfeit occurs when a team does not have enough members present to start the game at game time. If at least on member of a team is present the opposing team may decide to wait for the other team to show up. If the time discussed in the rules has passed before the minimum number of players arrives, the game will be forfeited. By forfeiting the game, the team will receive a 0 sportsmanship rating, as well as, lose by the forfeit score found in the rules of each individual 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 Intramural 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 Intramural 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 Intramural 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.