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Policies and Procedures

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Sports Activities Policies and Procedures


BYU-Idaho makes reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. In order to ensure the accessibility of programs and services, we encourage anyone needing information, assistance and/or accommodation of any kind to contact the Sports office. Every effort will be made to find ways to assist with any special needs in a confidential manner.


Some eligibility restrictions are necessary to provide fair opportunities for participation. These restrictions have been developed by students and employees to reflect the philosophy of the Sports Program and Campus Administration at BYU-Idaho. Eligibility is different for each program.

Illegal Participation

Teams found to have participants not following the above eligibility policies may have their games forfeited to their opponents regardless of the actual outcome. The participants in question may be suspended from all Sports activities until they meet with the compliance council. The participant may be required to attend a misconduct meeting to resolve the issue. The Sports Activities Staff reserves the right to investigate the eligibility of any participant at any time.

Entry Fees and Charges

Entry fees and charges, varies within the Sports Program.

Dress & Grooming

With any indoor activities you are required to wear BYU-I approved issue shirts and shorts (sweat pants don't need to be approve). For any outdoor sports activities you are not required to wear the approved clothing, but clothing must be modest. No rolled-up or cut-off sleeves, pants that are too tight, not too short, see through, bright colored or patterned. Make sure your pants blend in with the rest of the patrons and are appropriate for the sport you are playing. With Competitive sports you are required to wear the uniform for their games.


With the high use and traffic in all facilities, participants are asked to be responsible for their own garbage/trash. Your cooperation and help is also needed with keeping hazards away from all playing areas.


·         There are inherent risks associated with participating in sports. The sports Program DOES NOT carry health or accident insurance for the participants. A medical insurance program is required by BYU-Idaho for all students enrolled in school. This policy covers accidents that occur during Sports Programs. All participating non-students are responsible to provide their own accidental/health insurance
·         It is the responsibility of every person participating in sports to ascertain whether they have any health conditions that make it inadvisable to participate in that sport. The University and sports program do not assume that responsibility. Persons who are uncertain should consult their physician.

·         The sports staff should be notified of all injuries sustained during sports activities. If needed, the participant will be given first aid and referred to a physician and/or the Student Health Center. An ambulance may be dispatched - 208.496.300 - to access an injury (particularly in the event of head, neck, and back or major joint trauma). There is no cost for injury assessment but cost for ambulance treatment/transportation is the participant's responsibility. An accident/injury report will be completed for all injuries. Participants are under their own jurisdiction to know when they can and return and participate. All participants play at their own risk and are responsible for their own injuries.


·         Good sportsmanship is absolutely essential in athletic competition. Your personal honor is what drives good sportsmanship. Good sportsmanship includes thoughtfulness and concern for others; sincere admiration for the skills of teammates, opponents, and officials; self-control, humility in victory; and calmness and composure in defeat. It is fair play, following both the spirit and the letter of the rules. It is the Golden rule in action on the playing court, on the bench and in the stands. Promoting good sportsmanship in sports activities is everyone's responsibility.

·         Manipulation of the rules and intentional fouls are a gross offense against the spirit of competition. Abusive language and/or "trash talking" toward opponents, teammates or officials are not part of the game. Participants or team who make a mockery of the game either through their actions or attire may not be allowed to participate in Sports Activities.

·         Sportsmanship is everyone's responsibility. We hope that everyone will conduct themselves in a mature and friendly manner.


All participants for Activities, Competitive Sports, Events and Rec Sports are under obligation to comply with all rules and regulations of the program. Anyone who violets rules may have to meet and be cleared with the compliance counsel in order to participate in further activities and sports. The compliance counsel will consist of at least two individuals. This counsel will be fair and equal to all parties involved. Outcomes of the counsel will be on cases by cases scenario and completely up to the counsel. The council will look at the nature of the misconduct, how serious it was, the attitude of the participant involved as well as past misconducts or reports of the participant. All misconducts will be kept on record; past misconducts can be looked at in order to help the counsel decide on suspensions for current misconducts.


Officials have jurisdiction on the court/field before during and after game play. All calls and decisions made by officials during the game stand. Officials work with game managers to help make games run smoothly. This is a training ground for officials. Officials should be treated with respect at all times.


Competitive Sports Additions


Competitive Sports Stewardship Statement

Provides opportunities for individuals to develop Personal Honor in a disciplined team environments


Competitive Sports is a student run sports program that provides opportunities for individuals to develop Personal Honor in a disciplined team environment.

Competitive Sports requires a greater commitment from the participants compared to the BYU-Idaho recreational sports program. There are regular team practices (2-4 times per week) and regular competitions (usually on Friday or Saturday). Participants should plan to put in 5-10 hours per week.

Participation Requirements

To participate in Competitive Sports, there are specific requirements that each participant needs to complete before being eligible to compete:

·         Must be a matriculating student or spouse of a matriculating student in good standing

·         Create an IMLeauges account

·         Join the specific sports' registration team

·         Must make it to that specific Sports tryout

·         Complete participation Quizzes on IMLeauges

·         Check out team uniform and wear team uniform at game

·         Participate in two scheduled practices before competing in first competition

Participation Fee

Participating in any competitive sport has a fee. The fee for each sport varies depending on the sport you wish to play. The fee that is for each sport can be found on IMLeauges. This fee is charged when player are selected for a team. If you decide at any time before tryout are completed that Competitive Sports is not for you there will be no charge. However please let us know by emailing before the draft at


All games managers are required to be CPR certified.

It is the sports program at BYU-I to make sure that all athletes are protected from any injury or harm. We will do our best at making sure playing fields will be kept clean from hazards material but your cooperation and help is also needed with keeping hazards away from all playing areas.

In case of a concussion or serious injury, participants must pass "the step-wise return to play" and cleared by Jodi Howard in order to participate in their game. All participants must have health insurance in order to play.


As a participant in Competitive Sports you will have the following resources available to you: high quality facilities and equipment, uniforms, access to experienced sport advisor/mentors, sports specific training aids, and the sports first aid area. The sports first aid students are there to support competitive sports athletes with injury prevention and management. They provide following services: athletic taping and wrapping for practices and games, care of acute injuries and game day coverage for the high impact sports. Treatment room hours: Monday-Friday 2:00PM-7:00PM

Coordinator Responsibilities


The coordinator oversees all the logistics of running a competitive sports including selection of coaches, schedules practices and games, uniforms, enforcing policies, discuss the sport rules with your coaches, weekly coaches meetings, tryouts, drafts,  marketing sport, observations of coaches, one on ones with coaches and student director, end of semester reflection banquets  and reports

Games Management

Games Managers are in charge of enforcing the rules that the coordinator creates. The Games Managers work directly with the coordinator by enforcing policies and procedures. This includes registering players at tryouts, making sure all players are eligible to play for games, all coaches are CPR certified and have taken the first response quiz on IM Leagues. They are also in charge of game Set-up, game take down, sports first responders during the game, sport misconducts during the game, injury reports, and game reports. Games Managers are also in charge of publishing that specific sports league on IM Leagues which includes all scheduled games, teams, team rosters and Individual stats.

Adding Players After Tryouts

No participants are added after drafts and tryouts unless it is by consensus of the director,

Coordinator, and advisor. Coordinator will gather information from coaches and all coaches must agree about adding the player to a team. Once the coordinator has permission from the Director and Advisor he/she will let the games manager know before Thursday night.

·         Participants must participate in two regularly scheduled practices in order to play their first competition

·         Participants must participate in minimum of two weeks of competitions in order to play post season

Schedule Changes

If there are any changes to the schedule during the regular season the coordinator needs to know 2 weeks in advance. Once the coordinator knows what changes need to be made he/she needs to let the games managers know as soon as possible so that the games manager can put it on IM Leagues. If there are any forfeits the coordinator is in charge of letting the Advisor, Refs, Frist Aid and Games Managers know as soon as possible.


Coaches Responsibilities


This is a student volunteer position.  Each team is led by a coach who is responsible to help plan and run tryouts, evaluate participants as they try out for a sport, draft their team, prepare and execute practice and game plans, attend and participate in weekly training meetings and ensure team members adhere to policies and rules

Assistant Coach

This is a student volunteer position.  This position is selected by the head coach of a team and assists the head coach in all of their duties. It is preferred that all student assistant coaches attend the weekly training meetings

Practice Player

Player who is not on active roster.  Teams that have cuts may have practice players.  Once a player participates in one competition they are then an active player for rest of semester.  The coach will need to make it known to the league when the status of player has changed. 

Active Player

Player selected to be on team roster --Only players to receive uniforms

To access BYU-Idaho Sports Activities leadership materials click here.