League Rules

Registration

  • USAU waiver before you can play.
  • You must also pay your registration fee before or shortly after the season starts, or you will be barred from future games and will not receive a shirt and disc.
  • You can register for the next season here.

Conduct

  • Please treat your fellow players with courtesy and respect. As with all ultimate organizations we believe in SPIRIT OF THE GAME. Please adhere to the spirit rules.
  • We have players of different skill levels and backgrounds. Help newer players when they have questions, and don’t be afraid to ask older players for advice!
  • Turf Shoes or sneakers must be worn in place of cleats on the Riverside field at 72nd st.

No Foot Blocks

  • Blocking a throw with your foot after an obvious attempt to do so when on the mark is now considered a foul. If called, the disc will be returned to the thrower and a new stall count should be initiated. If you attempt a foot block when the thrower is faking, this is also a foul as the intention is a banned play. If you foot block a disc when not on the mark (three meters or more away), such as when you are an off-point in the cup, this is not a foul. The interest is increased player safety. Discouraging foot blocks by making them a foul is meant to prevent injuries like we’ve seen in the past.

Play

  • We follow standard 11th edition ultimate rules.
  • Games will be played to hard to fifteen (tournament rules may affect this, and captains may decide to play win by two, hard to 17.), unless otherwise stated by the league.
  • We play a 5/2 gender ratio (though captains may agree to 4/3). In situations where attendance affects the ratio, we play “offense dictates” (the team that starts the point on offense chooses the gender ratio for that point).
  • See the following chart for situations in which Team A has fewer than 2 women:
Team A Team B
Women present Offense (M/W) Women present Offense (M/W) Comments
0 7/0 0 7/0 This is the only situation in which 7 men can play at once.
0 6/0 1 or 2 6/1 or 5/2 Offense dictates; Team A may only play 6/0 on offense if Team B has 6 men or more. If Team B has 5 or fewer men, Team A must play 5/0. Team A must match on defense.
0 5/0 3+ 5/2 Team A plays 5/0.
1 6/1 1 6/1 Either team can play 6/0 to give their woman a rest, but the other team does not have to match.
1 6/1 or 5/1 2 or 3 6/1 or 5/2 Offense dictates; Team A may only play 6/1 on offense if Team B has 6 men or more. Team A must match on defense.
1 5/1 4+ 5/2 Team A may only choose to play 5/1 or 5/0 on offense.

If teams are playing with a 4/3 preferred gender ratio, use the following guidelines instead.

Team A Team B
Women present Offense (M/W) Women present Offense (M/W) Comments
0 7/0 0 7/0 This is the only situation in which 7 men can play at once.
0 6/0 1 6/1 Team A plays 6/0.
0 5/0 or 4/0 2, 3 or 4 5/2 or 4/3 Offense dictates; Team A may only play 5/0 on offense if Team B has 5 men or more. Team A must match on defense.
0 4/0 5+ 4/3 Team A plays 4/0.
1 6/1 1 6/1 Either team can play 6/0 or 5/1 to give a player a rest, but the other team does not have to match.
1 5/1 or 4/1 2, 3 or 4 5/2 or 4/3 Offense dictates; Team A may only play 5/1 on offense if Team B has 5 men or more. Team A must match on defense.
1 4/1 5+ 4/3 Team A plays 4/1.
2 5/2 2 5/2 Either team can play 5/1 or 4/2 to give a player a rest, but the other team does not have to match.
2 5/2 or 4/2 3 or 4 5/2 or 4/3 Offense dictates; Team A may only play 5/2 on offense if Team B has 5 men or more. Team A must match on defense.
2 4/2 5+ 4/3 Team A plays 4/2.

Point Assessment Rules

We encourage everyone to show up on time for games and we understand that it is frustrating for people to show up on time only to not have an opponent. In cases such as this, MUD follows the following point assessment rules:

  • One point to the team that has a minimum line in their endzone 5 minutes after the scheduled start time for the game.
  • A second point to the team that has a minimum line in their endzone 10 minutes after the scheduled start time for the game.
  • A third point to the team that has a minimum line in their endzone 15 minutes after the scheduled start time for the game.
  • A forfeit win to the team that has a minimum line in their endzone 20 minutes after the scheduled start time for the game.

Determining Seeding

Teams will be ranked for playoffs or tournaments according to the following.

    1. Win percentage
    2. Head-to-head record
    3. Point differential
    4. Fewest forefeits
    5. Result of most recent matchup