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Recreational Sports provides a variety of sports where participants can compete and grow as leaders, team members, and individuals.
Involvement in Sports Activities at BYU-Idaho is an opportunity to strive for excellence in more than just execution of the game. It is an opportunity to discover, build and develop personal strengths. Every participant is invited to understand the power of Personal Honor on and off the fields and courts. We invite you to watch these short videos that show Personal Honor reflected in Sports Activities.
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Policies and Procedures
Sports Activities Policies and Procedures...
BYU-Idaho makes reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. In order to ensure the accessibility of programs and services, we encourage anyone needing information, assistance and/or accommodation of any kind to contact the Sports office. Every effort will be made to find ways to assist with any special needs in a confidential manner.
Some eligibility restrictions are necessary to provide fair opportunities for participation. These restrictions have been developed by students and employees to reflect the philosophy of the Sports Program and Campus Administration at BYU-Idaho. Eligibility is different for each program.
Teams found to have participants not following the above eligibility policies may have their games forfeited to their opponents regardless of the actual outcome. The participants in question may be suspended from all Sports activities until they meet with the compliance council. The participant may be required to attend a misconduct meeting to resolve the issue. The Sports Activities Staff reserves the right to investigate the eligibility of any participant at any time.
Entry Fees and Charges
Entry fees and charges, varies within the Sports Program.
Dress & Grooming
With any indoor activities you are required to wear BYU-I approved issue shirts and shorts (sweat pants don’t need to be approve). For any outdoor sports activities you are not required to wear the approved clothing, but clothing must be modest. No rolled-up or cut-off sleeves, pants that are too tight, not too short, see through, bright colored or patterned. Make sure your pants blend in with the rest of the patrons and are appropriate for the sport you are playing. With Competitive sports you are required to wear the uniform for their games.
With the high use and traffic in all facilities, participants are asked to be responsible for their own garbage/trash. Your cooperation and help is also needed with keeping hazards away from all playing areas.
· There are inherent risks associated with participating in sports. The sports Program DOES NOT carry health or accident insurance for the participants. A medical insurance program is required by BYU-Idaho for all students enrolled in school. This policy covers accidents that occur during Sports Programs. All participating non-students are responsible to provide their own accidental/health insurance
· It is the responsibility of every person participating in sports to ascertain whether they have any health conditions that make it inadvisable to participate in that sport. The University and sports program do not assume that responsibility. Persons who are uncertain should consult their physician.
· The sports staff should be notified of all injuries sustained during sports activities. If needed, the participant will be given first aid and referred to a physician and/or the Student Health Center. An ambulance may be dispatched – 208.496.300 – to access an injury (particularly in the event of head, neck, and back or major joint trauma). There is no cost for injury assessment but cost for ambulance treatment/transportation is the participant’s responsibility. An accident/injury report will be completed for all injuries. Participants are under their own jurisdiction to know when they can and return and participate. All participants play at their own risk and are responsible for their own injuries.
· Good sportsmanship is absolutely essential in athletic competition. Your personal honor is what drives good sportsmanship. Good sportsmanship includes thoughtfulness and concern for others; sincere admiration for the skills of teammates, opponents, and officials; self-control, humility in victory; and calmness and composure in defeat. It is fair play, following both the spirit and the letter of the rules. It is the Golden rule in action on the playing court, on the bench and in the stands. Promoting good sportsmanship in sports activities is everyone’s responsibility.
· Manipulation of the rules and intentional fouls are a gross offense against the spirit of competition. Abusive language and/or “trash talking” toward opponents, teammates or officials are not part of the game. Participants or team who make a mockery of the game either through their actions or attire may not be allowed to participate in Sports Activities.
· Sportsmanship is everyone’s responsibility. We hope that everyone will conduct themselves in a mature and friendly manner.
All participants for Activities, Competitive Sports, Events and Rec Sports are under obligation to comply with all rules and regulations of the program. Anyone who violets rules may have to meet and be cleared with the compliance counsel in order to participate in further activities and sports. The compliance counsel will consist of at least two individuals. This counsel will be fair and equal to all parties involved. Outcomes of the counsel will be on cases by cases scenario and completely up to the counsel. The council will look at the nature of the misconduct, how serious it was, the attitude of the participant involved as well as past misconducts or reports of the participant. All misconducts will be kept on record; past misconducts can be looked at in order to help the counsel decide on suspensions for current misconducts.
Officials have jurisdiction on the court/field before during and after game play. All calls and decisions made by officials during the game stand. Officials work with game managers to help make games run smoothly. This is a training ground for officials. Officials should be treated with respect at all times.
Recreational Sports Additions
Recreational Sports Stewardship Statement
Provides a variety of sports where participants can compete and grow as leaders, team members, and individuals
· To participate in Rec Sports, there are specific requirements that each participant needs to complete before being eligible to compete
· Must be matriculating student or spouse of a matriculating student in good standing, or staff member, or in a bishopric at BrighamYoung University-Idaho
· Create an IMLeauges account using byui email
· Join the specific sport’s registration team
· Complete caption/participation Quizzes on IMLeauges
· To schedule your team to play your team name must be appropriate, all members must pass the online quiz with a 100% and fulfill minimum player requirements
· You must play in at least one regular season game in order to be eligible for playoffs
· Only by special request (and a legitimate reason) can you switch team’s offer you have already signed up for a particular team (scheduling together with the head advisor are the only ones who can make that call)
· Teams need to show up at least 15 minutes before the game, and will have a 5 minute grace period before the forfeit (Example. Game is at 7:15 forfeit will be at 7:20), if you use that grace period your sportsmanship will drop automatically 0.5
· Sportsmanship rating of 3.5 must be maintained in order to participate in playoff
Entry Fees and Charges
Recreational sports have no participation fee. However if the team forfeit, $10 forfeit fee will be charged to your captain’s account
Competitive Athlete Rule
· no competitive of a related sport is allowed in this league
· limited to one (1) competitive player with the exception of 2 for Soccer and Softball
· Limited to two (2) competitive players with the exception of 4 for Soccer and Softball
· Limited to two (2) competitive players in this league.
The following are examples of team Conduct Resulting in a Forfeit (Regardless of score and time)
· Fighting, threatening beavhior
· Complaining, swearing
· Failure to leave after being ejected
· Not showing up to your game
Ending a game can be done by officials and sports staff members
If a player receives misconduct they may be suspended from all Sports Activities until they meet with the Misconduct Council. Player are responsible for arranging their own misconduct meetings with Sports administration. After the player has met with the Sports Misconduct Council a decision regarding the outcome will be made
Each team has to maintain a sportsmanship rating of 3.5 in order to be eligible for post-season play. Your sportsmanship points are given at the end of each game 4 being the highest. Points can be taken off for any violation, infraction of rules etc. This will be determined by director, coordinator, officials, leads and games managers at the end of each game
Addition to rosters may be made only during regular season. No additions will be accepted during the playoffs. Recreations Sports will review situations on a case-by-case basis if a team requests to add players after the regular season
Recreational sports reserve the right to investigate the eligibility of teams and players. These investigations may result in forfeiture, probation and/or suspension. Team must follow the eligibility requirements stated in this handbook.
Any team knowing in advance that they will be unable to play a regularly scheduled contest is provided the opportunity to submit a reschedule request. Teams are allowed one reschedule request per sport per season. In order to place a reschedule request, the captain must contact the scheduling office by 10am Monday the week of their contest (208.496.7450 or email@example.com ). The scheduling staff will attempt to reschedule the game, but does not guarantee schedule changes. If the rescheduling request is not able to be met, the team has the opportunity to be assigned a default (if they have not previously used their default for the season) and the rescheduling request will remain available for future use. If the team has already used their default for the season, the team must either attend the game or receive a forfeit. A default is when you call or email the scheduling office by 3pm the day of your game telling them you will not make it.
Reschedule requests will not be allowed during tournament play, except for semi-finals and finals.
You have the ability and responsibility to choose a time and skill level that works for your team. You will be placed in a pod system for scheduling and scheduled accordingly. Rec sports have a right to move your team to a higher or a lower league as deemed necessary based on the skill level of your team.
In order to participate in any Recreational Sports activity, all participants must show a valid photo ID issued by the school or other government identification card. This may be shown electronically through the BYU-Idaho Student Directory. Facebook and other social media accounts will not be considered official identification. An ID card must include the following information and be clearly visible in order to be considered valid: the individual’s name, photograph, and identification number. Identification cards that do not have these requirements will not be accepted and the individual will not be allowed to play
The Games Managers work directly with the coordinator by enforcing policies and procedures. This includes making sure all players are eligible to play for games. They are also in charge of game Set-up, game take down, sports first responders during the game, sport misconducts during the game, injury reports, and game reports. They assist officials with ejections and of players
To access BYU-Idaho Sports Activities leadership materials click here.