Captain's Guide

Intramural Sports team captains have the following responsibilities:

  1. Prior to registering a team, the team captain will need to pass that sport’s captain’s quiz on IMLeagues.com for sports which require a quiz. The Captain’s Quiz will be available on IMLeagues.com once a captain begins the process for creating a team. This Captain’s Guide is available for each sport, and can also be found on the “Pre-Quiz” page on IMLeagues.com. This Captain’s Guide will help direct captains to where they can find information on sport and program rules and regulations they need to know. All quiz material will be covered in the Intramural Sports Policies & Procedures and/or in the individual sport rules. Captains must answer all questions correctly to pass the quiz. 
  2. Captains are in charge of making sure all participants on your team are eligible according to eligibility requirements stated in the Intramural Sports Policies & Procedures.
  3. Captains are responsible for the sportsmanlike behavior of teammates and fans.
  4. Captains are responsible for communicating game schedules to teammates and ensuring the team shows up and is ready to play when scheduled.
  5. Captains are responsible for all team forfeits, including the $10 Forfeit Fine. The fine will be charged to the student's university bill. The best way to avoid forfeits is to communicate with teammates and potential teammates often to see who will be available for play each week.
  6. If not enough players are available, contact the Intramural Sports office at least 48 hours ahead of the scheduled game time to initiate a reschedule request by emailing imsup@ucsc.edu. Reschedule requests are not guaranteed by Intramural Sports staff, however submitting reschedule requests will avoid a forfeit by default.
  7. An additional way to avoid forfeits is to notify the Intramural Sports staff prior to 2:00pm on weekdays and 7:00am on weekends the day of your scheduled game to notify that your team can't make it. This allows the staff to notify opponents and officials of the defaulted game. 
  8. Finally, as team captain, you will serve as your team’s main contact for any instances in which the Intramural Sports Staff needs to contact your team.

Key policies for team captains to know:

Are my teammates eligible for participation? Please see the Policies & Procedures page for eligibility requirements.

How do I select a time slot? Teams must meet minimum player requirements before selecting a time slot. Minimum player requirements vary between sports. Please reference the desired sport rules page for more specific information on the exact number any team needs to participate. Once the minimum player requirement is met, team captains need to visit the team page on imleagues.com and follow the prompt to select a time slot prior to registration closing.

What if my team meets minimum player requirements after registration closes? If there is any available space, Intramural Sports staff will contact the team captain to fill available spaces. There is no guarantee that a team which meets player requirements after registration close will be awarded a spot in the desired division or league.

What do I do if my teammates have a conflict with one of the scheduled games?

Please see the reschedule, default, and forfeit policies on the Policies & Procedures page.

How do I know if my team has good sportsmanship ratings?

Please visit imleagues.com to see your team's sportsmanship ratings in your team standings. The rating is determined by an average of every Sportsmanship Rating earned each game. To see criteria for each Sportsmanship Rating, please see the Participant Code of Conduct.

How do I avoid the Forfeit Fine?

The easiest way to avoid a Forfeit Fine is for captains to ensure the team will meet minimum roster requirements every week (see sport specific rules). If unable to field a team with minimum roster requirements, notify the Intramural Sports staff via imsup@ucsc.edu to initiate a reschedule request at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled game or default the game prior to 2:00pm on weekdays and 7:00am on weekends the day of your scheduled game.