Co-Rec Softball Important Information | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Important Information

  1. To participate in Intramural Sports, a UI Student, Faculty, Staff or Affiliate must purchase an Intramural Sports Membership. Information on how to purchase a membership can be found here. This $20.00/semester membership allows you to participate in almost any Intramural sport/event that semester. There is no cost to register a team, but team members must purchase the Intramural Sports Membership before joining/creating a team.
  2. There is no limit to the size of a team’s roster, however, a team must have eight players (four males and four females) to complete registration.
  3. During registration, the team captain picks a division, which determines the time at which your team will play its regular season games. This cannot be done until the minimum player requirement for the team has been met.
  4. Team captains may add players to the roster up until game time to be eligible to participate that night.
  5. Before each game, all players must present a valid UI or government-issued photo ID to participate.
  6. Teams will field 10 players, and may bat up to 12 players. In order to begin a game, eight players (four males and four females) must be PRESENT within 10 minutes of a team’s scheduled game time. If this requirement is not met, the game will be forfeit.
  7. Team sportsmanship will be rated by the umpires on a scale of 4-to-1, with 4 being excellent and 1 being poor. Teams must maintain an average of 2.5 or better throughout the season to qualify for the playoffs and to remain in the league. A more detailed breakdown of the sportsmanship scale can be found in the Intramural Sports Rules and Regulations.
  8. Playoffs will take place following the 3-week regular season. The top two teams in each division will advance to the playoffs. Due to facility constraints, playoff teams will likely not be scheduled at the same time as their regular season games.
  9. Any forfeit/no-show will result in a Forfeit Fine of $50.00. This fine is charged to the University Bill of the team captain.
  10. All other rules will be governed by the USA Softball Rules Book. University of Iowa-specific rules and regulations can be found here.
  11. Teams can compete in the year-long Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner for a chance to win awesome prizes. For details on the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner, click here.
  12. Each competing organization is allowed only one team entry to accumulate points in the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner, but there is no maximum on the amount of teams that can register for an organization. The top finishing team for each organization will be counted towards the point total. Teams must designate their organization affiliations before the event begins.
  13. Interested in becoming an official? We work around classes and other conflicts with flexible scheduling, and you can still play Intramural Sports. To find out how to become an official, visit our Becoming an Official webpage!
  14. Want to play but don't have a team? You can join as a Free Agent on if you have paid the Intramural Sports Membership Fee, or you can join our Free Agent Group on Facebook to connect with other people looking for more players to form a team. Listing yourself as a Free Agent does not guarantee you will be on a team, although the Intramural Sports Office will help try to facilitate formation of a Free Agent team.

Intramural Co-Rec Softball

Mandatory Online Captain's Quiz

2017 Season

In order to create a team, add players and select a division, each captain must pass the Captain’s Quiz. The quiz will become available Thursday, August 24, 2017. The quiz is available by clicking the “Create Team” button on the Co-Rec Softball home page on

All captains are encouraged to utilize the Participant’s Guide, which is available on the Intramural Sports website. Failure to utilize the resources made available to you is not an excuse for not knowing sport or program rules or regulations.

Team Registration and Captain's Quiz Available

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 8:00 AM


Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

If a team captain fails to complete the Captain’s Quiz, the captain will not be able to register a team. A captain can take the quiz as many times as needed in order to register the team.

Space in each time slot is limited, so please have all items completed promptly.