Men's and Women's Softball Important Information | Recreational Services
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Men's and Women's Softball Important Information

  1. To participate in Intramural Sports, a UI Student, Faculty, Staff or Affiliate must purchase an Intramural Sports Membership. 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 on the roster to complete registration. Teams can add players to the roster throughout the regular season and playoffs.
  3. To be eligible to play that night, team captains may add players to the roster up until the game’s scheduled start time.
  4. Teams must provide their own, legal, softballs to be used while they bat. Additionally, all players must provide their own gloves. A limited selection of bats will be available for check-out.
  5. Metal spikes, or metal-tipped cleats, are not permitted.
  6. Before each game, all players must be on the team roster and present a valid UI or government-issued photo ID to participate.
  7. In order to begin a game, at least eight players must be checked-in and ready to play within 10 minutes of a team’s scheduled game time. If this requirement is not met, the game will be forfeit. 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.
  8. Team sportsmanship will be rated by the officials 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.
  9. Playoffs will take place following the regular season for the top two teams in every four-team division.
  10. "A" leagues are for more experienced/skilled baseball/softball players. A team that wins an "A" playoff tournament will receive Intramural Champion T-shirts. "B" leagues are for less experienced/more social baseball/softball players. A team that wins the "B" playoff tournament will not receive Intramural Champion T-shirts.
  11. 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 (exception: Fraternities and Sororities may only register one team using the organization name). The top finishing team for each organization will be counted towards the point total. Teams must designate their organization affiliations before the event begins.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.

Men's and Women's Softball

Mandatory Online Captain's Quiz

2018 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 Monday, March 19, 2018. The quiz is available by clicking the “Create Team” button on the Men's and Women's Softball home page on
  • All captains are encouraged to utilize the Participant 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

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 8:00 AM


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

  • If a team captain fails to complete the Captain’s Quiz, he/she will not be able to register a team. A captain can take the quiz as many times as needed in order to register his/her team.
  • Space in each time slot is limited, so please have all items completed promptly.