INTRAMURAL SPORTS MISSION
The Intramural Sports program mission is to provide the population of NSA Mid-South with a wide variety of programming opportunities that effectively meet the diverse recreational needs of the base. We ensure fleet and family readiness by encouraging participant safety, physical activity, command participation, camaraderie, sportsmanship, healthy competition, and athletic skills development. At NSA Mid-South Sports, we embrace the one team, one fight mentality to the fullest and place participant safety and sportsmanship above all else. We strive to offer a varied calendar of programs and activities that meet the needs of NSA Mid-South as effectively as possible. We are proud to be a part of this installation and we hope you all take advantage of the fantastic opportunities offered by your local NSA Mid-South MWR department!
The Intramural Sports program revolves around the Captain’s Cup. Throughout the year, tenant commands will compete amongst themselves in Intramural Sports leagues and events to accrue points towards winning the trophy at the end of the year. This is a highly sought-after award and it is viewed as a very prestigious accomplishment on base. The Captain’s Cup Presentation Event is an annual recognition luncheon that recaps the successes of the year’s programs and crowns the Captain’s Cup Champions. Also included in the event are the NSA Mid-South Military Athlete of the Year award presentations, as well as the trophy presentation for the annual Army vs. Navy Flag Football Face-Off. Intramural Sports programs include:
CAPTAIN’S CUP LEAGUES
- Basketball - January-March
- Flag Football - August-November
- Kickball - May-July
- Racquetball - May-July
- Softball - August-November
- Ultimate - May-July
- Volleyball - January-March
- Wallyball - August-November
- Army vs. Navy Flag Football Face-Off - December (Based on NCAA Army/Navy game schedule)
- Dusk-til-Dawn Softball Tournament - November
- Captain’s Cup Presentation Event - February
** Program dates are estimates and subject to change. See league marketing for official dates.
In order for a player/team to be eligible for league participation, they MUST meet the following criteria:
- Players/Captains MUST be Active Duty Military members whose duty station is NSA Mid-South, Active Duty Military dependents, Active Duty Military retirees, Reservists whose duty station is NSA Mid-South, and DoD employees with valid access to NSA Mid-South facilities
- DoD dependents, Veterans and civilians without a valid ID are NOT allowed to participate
- All participants MUST be 18 years of age or older
- Participants MUST play for the command code/department to which they are attached/detailed. If a player’s command does not have a team participating in the league, he or she may play for another team, if approved by the Intramural Sports Coordinator.
- All participants MUST have a VALID NSA Mid-South Military/NSA Mid-South CAC/Dependent/Retiree ID card to be eligible to participate. Failure to present a valid ID will result in removal from the league. Any team found using ineligible players will be charged with a forfeit for ALL games in which the ineligible player(s) participated.
- ALL PLAYERS MUST BE ABLE TO PRESENT THEIR VALID ID AT EVERY GAME. NO EXCEPTIONS. Eligible players who cannot provide a valid ID card will not be allowed to participate. ID checks will be done at random, or upon request throughout the regular season and before every game throughout the playoffs.
- An individual may only play for ONE team.
Rules and Regulations
In this section, we highlight the governing sets of rules for every sports league, as well as provide our local rule amendments. In cases where differences occur between the governing body and our local rules, the local rules will take precedence, as they are specifically tailored to our operations and population here at NSA Mid-South. These regulations are in place for several reasons, including; participant safety, league consistency, instruction compliance, and game structure. While there will undoubtedly be occasional disagreements with these established policies, it is the responsibility of all Intramural Sports staff, officials/referees/umpires, coaches, and players to be knowledgeable and compliant with these rules at all times. The governing bodies for each league are as follows:
- Basketball – NFHS (www.nfhs.org)
- Flag Football – NIRSA (www.nirsa.org)
- Kickball – WAKA (www.kickball.com)
- Racquetball – USA Racquetball (www.teamusa.org)
- Softball – ASA (www.softball.org)
- Ultimate – USA Ultimate (www.usaultimate.org)
- Volleyball – NFHS (www.nfhs.org)
- Wallyball – AWA (www.wallyball.com)
When available/applicable, the Intramural Sports department will provide each team with a copy of the league’s governing rules. Participants should visit the league websites to familiarize themselves with the sport prior to participation. Preseason conditioning clinics will be offered roughly two weeks prior to the league start date, during which our sports and fitness staff will cover sport-specific warmup/conditioning exercises, as well as some performance drills. All coaches and players are encouraged to attend these sessions. Information on these clinics will be distributed at the league Captain’s Meetings, as well as via email to all confirmed coaches after the league registration deadline. Rules and regulations for all league activities fall under the purview of the Intramural Sports Coordinator and he or she may amend or abolish any of the established rules and regulations as he or she sees fit, without consultation. In the event of a rule change, all staff, officials, captains, and players will be notified immediately.
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