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Sportsmanship Rating Guide

The Intramural Program expects all participants to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner. During and after each contest, Intramural staff evaluates and issues sportsmanship ratings to all teams. The rating guide is as follows:

4 – Excellent Conduct and Sportsmanship – Players cooperate fully with the officials and other team members. The captain calmly converses with officials about rule interpretations and calls. The captain also has full control of his/her teammates, bench, and spectators. Teams that win by forfeit will receive a “4”. Teams that receive 1 verbal warning for use of profanity cannot receive higher than a “3” rating.

3 – Good Conduct and Sportsmanship – Team members verbally complain about some decisions made by the officials and/or show minor dissension, which may or may not merit a yellow card (soccer, volleyball, softball), unsportsmanlike flag (flag football), or technical foul (basketball). Teams that receive 1 yellow card (soccer, volleyball, softball), unsportsmanlike flag (flag football), or technical foul (basketball) cannot receive higher than a “3” rating.

2 – Average Conduct and Sportsmanship – Team shows verbal dissent towards officials and/or the opposing team, which may or may not merit a yellow card (soccer, volleyball, softball), unsportsmanlike flag (flag football), or technical foul (basketball). Captain exhibits minor control over his/her teammates, bench, and spectators, but is in control with him/her. Teams receiving multiple yellow cards (soccer, volleyball, softball), unsportsmanlike flags (flag football), or technical fouls (basketball) cannot receive higher than a “2” rating.

1 – Below Average Conduct and Sportsmanship – Team consistently comments to the officials and/or the opposing team from the field and/or sidelines. The team captain exhibits little or no control over teammates, bench, spectators, and/or himself/herself. A team which receives one red card (soccer, volleyball, softball) or an ejection (flag football, basketball) cannot receive higher than a “1” rating.

0 – Poor Conduct and Sportsmanship – Team is completely uncooperative. Captain has no control over teammates, bench, spectators, and/or himself/herself. Any team causing a game to be forfeited, other than by not showing, or receives multiple ejections will receive a “0” rating.

During Regular Season Play:

  • A team that receives a “0” rating must have their captain meet with the Assistant Director of Recreational Sports- Programming the following business day to be eligible to play their next contest.

  • A team must have a 3.0 average or better sportsmanship rating to be eligible to participate in playoffs, regardless of record.

  • A team winning a contest by default will receive a “4” rating.

  • A team winning a contest by forfeit will receive a “4″ rating.

  • A team losing a contest by default will receive a “3” rating.

Sportsmanship Ratings During the Playoffs:

  • If a team receives a “0” rating they will be eliminated from the playoffs.

  • A player receiving an ejection will be disqualified from all remaining playoff games

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