At HBU, we strive to promote a pleasant atmosphere, not only for our students but for our guests as well. This pertains to Intramural Sports as much as any other part of campus. To promote a friendly and safe atmosphere, Intramural Sports implements a sportsmanship rating system that pertains towards players and fans/spectators. The sportsmanship rating will be determined by Intramural Staff and will include behavior before, during, and after each contest. Each team will receive a letter grade after each game. A team that has an average sportsmanship rating of less than 2.5 will be ineligible for the playoffs. Sportsmanship ratings will be based off of the following criteria:
4 POINTS - Excellent Conduct and Sportsmanship: Players cooperate with officials and other team members. The manager calmly converses with officials about interpretations and calls. The manager also has full control of his/her teammates. There was no abusive language used toward anybody.
3 POINTS – Good Conduct and Sportsmanship: Minor dissent is present, but overall players respect officials and the game. Captain shows control of his/her players and fans. There was no abusive language towards the officials.
2 POINTS – Average Conduct and Sportsmanship: Captain shows some control of his/her players and fans. Team shows abusive language towards officials and/or opposing team that may or may not merit a warning. A rating of '2' will be given to a team when they Default a game.
1 POINT – Below Average Conduct and Sportsmanship: Teams constantly arguing with officials and/or opposing team. Captain shows little or no control of his/her players and fans. Several warnings and/or one ejection will be present.
0 POINTS – Unacceptable Conduct and Sportsmanship: Team is completely uncooperative. Captain shows no control over his/her players and fans. Any team that receives multiple ejections will receive a grade of '0'. If a '0' is issued, the team captain must meet with the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports before the start of the next scheduled game. A rating of '0' will be given to a team when they forfeit a game.