Participation Eligibility - SUNY Cortland

Participation Eligibility

Certain restrictions apply to varsity, JV, and sport club athletes when attempting to compete in comparable intramural sports. Varsity/Club sports that are considered comparable are listed below:

 Varsity/Club Sport

 Intramural Sport

 Baseball

 Wiffleball

 Basketball

 Basketball (3v3, 5v5 & tournaments)

 Field Hockey

 Floor Hockey, Broomball (league & tournaments)

 Football

 Flag Football (Indoor & outdoor)

 Ice Hockey

 Floor Hockey, Broomball (league & tournaments)

 Roller Hockey

 Floor Hockey, Broomball (league & tournaments)

 Soccer

 Soccer (Indoor & outdoor)

 Softball

 Wiffleball

 Tennis

 Tennis

 Ultimate Frisbee               

 Ultimate Frisbee

 Volleyball

 Volleyball (4v4, 6v6 & tournaments)

For all comparable sports listed above, varsity/club athletes are ineligible to participate in the corresponding intramural sport(s) for the academic year if:

  • The athlete is listed as a member of the varsity/club sport for a full season OR
  • The athlete is listed as a member of the varsity/club sport beyond the 4th full week of scheduled activities/competitions OR
  • The athlete has participated in/been made available for at least 3 scheduled events/competitions OR
  • The athlete is a professional, as recognized by the NCAA/AAU or the governing body for that particular sport.

In this instance, ineligible athletes may return to intramural competition in the succeeding academic year.


For all comparable sports listed above, varsity/club athletes are ineligible to participate in the corresponding intramural sport(s) for the current semester if:

  • The athlete removes him/herself from the team prior to the start of the 5th full week of scheduled activities/competitions OR
  • The athlete has participated in/been made available for fewer than 3 scheduled events/competitions OR
  • The athlete can provide documented proof of an injury/illness/medical condition that has prevented him/her from fully participating in team activities for a significant portion of the season AND
  • The athlete is removed from all official varsity/club rosters prior to reinstatement.

In this instance, ineligible athletes may return to intramural competition in the succeeding semester.

All contests that an ineligible player participates in will result in the immediate suspension of that player, removal from the team roster, and the forfeiture of wins for all games he/she participated in. In addition, that team will be required to pay a $30.00 forfeit fee to continue in the competition.

In certain sports, exceptions may be made that allow varsity/sport club athletes to participate with specific limitations in comparable intramural sports. A complete list of exceptions and limitations is listed below:

 Varsity  Sport/Sport  Clubs  Comparable  Intramural  Sport  Specific Rules/Limitations
 Baseball/Softball   Wiffleball  Teams may have no more than three (3) students who are listed members of the aforementioned teams. Those individuals may be in any combination (i.e. 2 baseball club members and 1 softball club member, etc.).
 Field/Ice/Roller  Hockey  Broomball  League &  Tournaments  Teams may have no more than 4 students who are listed members of the aforementioned teams. Those  individuals may be in any combination regardless of gender (i.e., 4 males, 2 males/2 females, etc.) or team (3  ice hockey club members and 1 roller hockey club member, etc.). However, teams that have at least 2 of these  individuals in any combination are required to play in the All-School division. Teams that only have 1 of these  individuals will not be required to play in the All-School division, but may choose to do so.
 Field/Ice/Roller  Hockey  Floor Hockey  League  Teams may have no more than 2 students who are listed members of the aforementioned teams. Those  individuals may be in any combination (i.e. 1 ice hockey club member and 1 roller hockey club member, etc.).  However, teams that have two of these individuals in any combination are required to play in the All-School  division. Teams that only have one of these individuals will not be required to play in the All-School division, but  may choose to do so.
 Tennis  Tennis  League &  Tournaments  Members of the varsity women’s tennis team are ineligible to participate in these events. Members of the tennis  club are still eligible to participate, but must play in the All-School division.
 Ultimate  Frisbee  Ultimate  Frisbee  League  Teams may have no more than three (3) students who are listed members of the aforementioned teams. Those  individuals may be in any combination (i.e. 2 men’s ultimate Frisbee club members and 1 women’s ultimate  Frisbee club member, etc.).
 Volleyball  Volleyball  League  Members of the varsity/club volleyball teams are ineligible to participate in leagues. Members of the varsity/club  volleyball teams are eligible to participate in late-night events. However, teams that have two of these  individuals in any combination are required to play in the All-School division. Teams that only have one of these  individuals will not be required to play in the All-School division, but may choose to do so.

 

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