General Eligibility 1.
All students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate in all
Recreational Sport's offerings. When an individual has participated for a
particular team in a particular sport, she/he becomes a permanent
member of that team throughout that season, including the post-season
tournament. She/he cannot change teams once they establish playing
eligibility for a team (playing in one game). This holds true even if
the player has been officially deleted after an initial participation. An
individual may not participate on more than one team; however, a player
may participate in men's division and Co-Ed division or in women's
division and Co-Rec division. In addition, a fraternity or sorority
team may only have players on their team whom are members of that
particular fraternity or sorority. Anyone not directly associated with a
fraternity or sorority must play as an independent. Also, all
student players must be currently enrolled at MSU, or the team will be
disqualified for any game or event in which the team breaks these rules. For a complete information regarding our policies and procedures please see our Downloads section.Divisions 1. Team Sports Men Women Co-Ed Open (Any combination of men, women, league, or skill) 2. Leagues 'Rec' League: casual play with abilities of all types 3. Individual Sports Entry Procedures General
information, rosters, and entry forms are available at the Student
Wellness Center Office, Room 152 or you can register on this site by
clicking the following link:Entry Form.
Team Rosters must be legible and accurate to prevent miscommunication.
Please do not list nicknames, shortened names, or initials on any forms.
It is best to utilize the name printed on a valid MSU identification
Team Sports Rosters
will be provided prior to season opening. All teams must have EACH
individual team member sign the roster. Signing for someone else is not
permitted.Selection of the Team NameTeam
names must be approved by the Department of Recreational Sports.
Team names or acronyms that are known to be degrading, or suggest
profanity will not be accepted and will be changed with notice given to
the team captain.
League and Tournament Structure In
major team sports, a single elimination/double elimination or round
robin format will be administered for the league season. All teams that
do not forfeit during league play will be eligible for the post-season
playoffs. Following the regularly scheduled season, teams will be seated
according to their league records. All rosters are frozen after the
tournament schedules are posted.
Individual, Dual and Special Event Sign-ups for the individual, dual and special event programs are located at the Student Wellness Center Room 152 or you can register online at Entry Forms.Regulations The
following information concerning disciplinary action that may be taken
by Recreational Sports is intended as a guideline for the Director of
Recreational Sports. It should be noted that the Director reserves the
right to assess a penalty other than listed if, in his/her opinion, the
circumstances warrant such action.
All participants will be
required to present their MSU ID card at each contest prior to
participation to verify eligibility status. Participants not having
their MSU card on location will be asked for a picture ID and
verification of their status with MSU. Each participant is responsible
for his/her own eligibility status. Team managers confirm the
eligibility or suspension of their players on their own roster. The
Recreational Sports Department does not assume the responsibility for
checking eligibility of the participant unless specifically requested to
do so (formal protest) by a team manager.