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The University of Iowa

Ultimate 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 five players on the roster to complete registration. Roster additions can be made throughout the tournament, however, a player must be on the roster prior to a game starting to be eligible to play in that game.
  3. Before each game, all players must be on the roster, and must present a valid UI or government-issued photo ID to participate.
  4. Teams will consist of seven players on the field at a time. Five players must be 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.
  5. The tournament will consist of pool play, followed by a single elimination tournament for the top two teams in each division. Depending on registration, pool play will be played on Saturday, with bracket play on Sunday.
  6. Games will consist of two 15-minute halves with continuous clock and a 5-minute halftime. The mercy rule will be implemented when a team is ahead by 10 or more points with five minutes or less remaining. 
  7. Sportsmanship is a priority of the Intramural Sports Program at The University of Iowa. Teams exhibiting poor sportsmanship will be removed from the tournament. More information on sportsmanship can be found in the Intramural Sports Rules and Regulations.
  8. Each competing organization is allowed only one team entry per points division (ex. Men's, Women's, Co-Rec, Fraternity, Sorority) 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 that organization. If more than one team per organization are entered, the top finishing team will be counted for points. Teams must designate their team/organization affiliations before the event begins. To earn Co-Rec points, a team must compete with three males and three females throughout all Intramural Ultimate contests. Teams must compete with all males or all females in order to earn points for men’s and women’s organizations.
  9. Want to work for Intramural Sports? 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!
  10. 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.