Sportsfest 2017

About

Sportsfest is an annual MLK-weekend charity sports tournament hosted by the UNC Muslim Students Association. Muslims across the East Coast play both flag football and basketball to compete for a title and good cause. This year, the tournament will be held on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 for Flag Football and Sunday, January 15th, 2017 for Basketball.

The proceeds this year will go towards the establishment of the UNC Muslim Student Center. For more information, or for other ways to support this project, please click here.

LOCATION AND GETTING THERE

TOURNAMENT RULES

  • No obscene gestures, clothing, or signs will be permitted. Tournament organizers reserve the right to deem material unsuitable for the environment.

  • All players/participants must behave according to Islamic principles.

  • Fighting, taunting, cursing, smoking, drinking, etc. will not be tolerated.

  • All property, officials, referees, organizers, volunteers, etc. must be shown proper respect. Violators will be expelled from the tournament.

  • The Womens Football tournament will be open to all friends and family.

  • In cases of inclement weather, games will be shortened or cancelled at the discretion of Sportsfest organizers.

Check-in procedures

  • Teams must check in half an hour before their first game. If a player cannot make it to check in time, they must check in before the team's first playoff game or they will not be allowed to participate.

  • A photo ID is required for check in.

  • ALL players must bring completed and signed liability forms. In addition, the team captain must bring a completed and signed Team Captain Acknowledgement Form.

TOURNAMENT SET-UP

  • Each team is guaranteed 3 games.

  • Each team is allowed a MAXIMUM of 13 people on each individual sport roster and a combined roster of 20 people across both sport rosters.

  • Each team player MUST have a number on the back of their jersey. In honor of Deah Barakat, we retired the #30 and ask that teams do not use it.

  • Points for playoff seeding are awarded as follows:

    • 4 points: Shutout Win

    • 3 points: Win

    • 1 point: Tie

    • 0 points: Loss

  • Tie-breaking procedures for playoff seeding are as follows: (1) Points, (2) Point Differential, (3) Points For, (4) Points Against, (5) Sportsmanship Rating, (6) Coin Toss.

GAME-SPECIFIC RULES

All game adhere to the rules set forth by UNC Campus Recreation. Please see the relevant sections in the manuals below for more information:

Schedule

The UNC Muslim Student Association reserves the right to amend any rules and regulations as deemed fit.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at sportsfest@uncmsa.org!