Sportsmanship is an act of respect, appreciation, and tolerance of all others in Intramrual Sports. It's the Golden Rule and conformity to the IM sport rules/policies. It's respect, fairness, and fellowship to all: teammates, opponents, as well as Intramural Sports Staff & facilities. It's a handshake with your opponents before and after each game or saying, "Good game." It's thanking the Intramural Sports staff for making your games, leagues, and tournaments possible.
Be good CSS COMMUNITY members
Be responsible STEWARDS of our facilities & equipment
Be RESPECTFUL of all individuals competing & working in Intramural Sports
Be welcoming of all individuals who participate (HOSPITALITY)
Enjoy learning new sports, be challenged in competition, & meet others (LOVE OF LEARNING)
Teams will be rated by the referees at the end of the game on sportsmanship. The rating system is as follows: Teams must average a sportsmanship rating of 3.0 to be eligible for play-offs. Teams that receive a 1 at any point during the season will have to set up a meeting with the Intramural Sports Coordinator or Intramural Sports Supervisor before their next game. It is the responsibility of the team captain to set up the meeting. If this does not happen, the team will forfeit each game until it does. Teams that receive 2 "1"s will be immediately dropped from the league.
Game forfeits will also affect a team's sportsmanship rating. A team that fails to notifiy the Intramural Sports Supervisor for that sport league at least 24 hours in advance will receive a rating of "1". Although this team will not have to meet with the Intramural Sports Coordinator, this rating will severely affect the team's play-off eligibility.
5 - Exceptional Sportsmanship
Exhibits respect for opponents, officials, and spectators, and encourages each other's efforts. At no time was this team disrespectful towards participants, officials, or spectators.
4 - Good Sportsmanship
Exhibits respect for opponents, officials, and spectators except for one or two minor incidents.
3 - Acceptable Sportsmanship
Exhibits respect for opponents, officials, and spectators most of the game, but on a number of occasions were disrespectful of opponents or officials (more than 2 occasions).
2 - Sportsmanship Needs Improvement
More than one individual on this team was disrespectful of opponents or officialsor a particular individual was often disrespectful of opponents or officials.
1 - Unacceptable Sportsmanship
Majority of individuals on this team were disrespectful of opponents or officials or a particular individual was often disrespectful of opponents or officials.
"Sportsmanship, for me, is when a guy walks off the court and you really can't tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way." ~ Jim Courier
"If you win through bad sportsmanship, that's no real victory." ~ Babe Didrikson
"It's good sportsmanship not to pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling." ~ Mark Twain
"How a man plays the game shows something of his character; how he loses shows it all." ~ Tribune (Camden County, GA)