Softball Participant Guide | Recreational Services

2018 Softball Participant Guide

Softball Rules
Make sure you know the rules for Softball. The Men's and Women's rules are different than the Co-Rec rules, so make sure you know the rules for your league. Each team will play three regular season games, followed by a single elimination playoff tournament for the top two teams in each division of four.

Sportsmanship
Sportsmanship is a priority of the Intramural Sports Program at The University of Iowa. More information on Sportsmanship, including the detailed ratings system, can be found in the Intramural Sports Rules and Regulations.

Eligibility
To participate in Softball, a UI Student, Faculty, Staff or Affiliate must purchase an Intramural Sports Membership. The $25 semester membership allows you to participate in any sport/event this semester, as many times as you'd like. The $45 year-long membership allows you to participate in any sport/event through Spring 2019, with the exception of the Intramural Golf Tournament. There is no cost to register a team, but team members must purchase one of these memberships to join the team. Team captains must make sure that all members of their teams are eligible for participation according to the Intramural Sports Rules and Regulations eligibility requirements.

ID Policy
All participants must check-in with a University or government-issued photo ID in accordance with our ID policy.

Forfeits
Teams that do not show up for any scheduled game, or do not have the minimum number of players present that are required to begin a game, will be charged a Forfeit Fine of $50.00. That fine will be charged to the U-Bill of the team captain. Learn more about our Forfeit policy.

Defaults
To avoid forfeits, teams may default. Learn more about our Default policy.

IMLeagues.com
Registration, schedules, and roster management all take place through IMLeagues.com. Check out our IMLeagues Registration Instructions for specific instructions on how to register your team, and make sure to pass it along to your teammates so they can join your team roster quickly and easily. Once registration is complete, the schedule will be posted on IMLeagues.com, as well as results as the season progresses.

Roster Management
Team rosters must have eight players (Co-Rec at least four males and four females), registered to complete registration. Players can be added or dropped following registration, but teams must follow roster addition and removal policies in order to appropriately add or drop players from the team roster. Participants can be added to the team roster throughout the season.

Free Agents
Want to play but don't have a team? You can join as a Free Agent on IMLeagues.com 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.

Game Location​
Games will be played at the Hawkeye Softball Complex. Alcohol and tobacco are not permitted in the facility, or in the parking lot, nor should alcohol be consumed prior to participation in the event.

Intramural Sports Points Championship sponsored by Coach's Corner
Teams can compete in the year-long Intramural Sports Points Championship sponsored by Coach's Corner for a chance to win awesome prizes. Just keep your same team name all year long to accumulate points!

Registration Requirements
To complete your registration, make sure you have the following done by the registration deadline:

  • Name your Team (Team Name Must be Appropriate)
  • Get the Required Minimum Number of Players on Your Roster
  • Confirm your spot in the league by moving your team from "Pre-Registration" to a division (i.e. Sunday 6:30) between September 4 and September 11 at 11:59 PM. You must have the minimum number of players on your roster to move to a division.

Friday Night Series
Intramural Sports hosts a Friday Night Series of events throughout the year. You can participate in one or all and have a great Friday night with Intramural Sports!