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Policy STUA-REC-006

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Responsible University Administrator: Vice President of Student Affairs
Responsible Officer: Senior Associate Director of Recreational Sports
Origination Date: N/A
Current Revision Date: 03/22/13
Next Review Date: 03/22/17
End of Policy Date: N/A
Policy Number: STUA-REC-006
Status: Effective




Policy Statement


Every intramural team must select a captain who is responsible for various functions. 

Reason for Policy/Purpose

This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding captains’ responsibilities in intramurals. 

Who Needs to Know This Policy


All members of The University of Southern Mississippi community. 

Website Address for this Policy 




Article 1: Captain’s Responsibilities

Each team must select a captain to be responsible for the team. Captains must attend the captain’s meeting at the start of each sport and are responsible for relaying all information to their team members, as well as paying any forfeit fees. 


Article 2: Captain’s Meetings

Captain’s Meetings are intended to provide teams with a familiarity of rules, rule changes, Southern Miss Intramural Sports policies and procedures and team schedules or brackets for the event in question. These meetings are provided to enhance the quality and safety of the program and to offer teams an opportunity to ask questions concerning the event. Failure to have a representative at the captain’s meeting can result in the team being replaced by another team on the waitlist.


Article 3: Playoffs Draw Meetings

For all sports with playoff meetings, a representative from each team must be present to choose the team’s position in the playoff bracket.  Teams that fail to send a representative to the meeting forfeit their right to choose their bracket position and cannot protest their position.


Article 4: Spectators and Equipment

Team captains are responsible for their spectators, coaches, sidelines and equipment.  Spectators are held to the same Intramural Sports policies as are participants and coaches. 


Article 5: Adding Players to Your Team Roster

Players can be added to their team roster at the game site by presenting their active Southern Miss ID Card to the intramural sports staff. The captain can also log in to before their scheduled game and add players to their team roster.


Article 6: Team Name

The Intramural Sports program has the right to change any team name that is deemed inappropriate or offensive to participants (includes names involving profanity or of a sexually explicit nature).  If you are unsure if a team name is inappropriate, please call the Intramural Sports office.


The Senior Associate Director of Recreational Sports is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).







Related Information




Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes

11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Policies website.

03/06/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout. 




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