The Chattanooga Ultimate League

 
Our Rules
At all times all of our games adhere to Spirit of the Game:

Ultimate relies upon a spirit of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors, adherence to the agreed upon rules, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate unsportsmanlike conduct from the Ultimate field. Such actions as taunting opposing players, dangerous aggression, belligerent intimidation, intentional infractions, or other 'win-at-all-costs' behavior are contrary to the Spirit of the Game and must be avoided by all players.

Info & A Few Rules Specific to our Summer League 2013
Game Parameters:
~ Games will be played every Tuesday (With exception of bad weather) 
~ Games begin at 6:00 PM & will be capped at 8:30 PM  
~ All League games are to begin on time.  Assessment of points on teams not ready to play at game-time is 
required of all captains at the rate of 2 points per every 5-minutes. 
~ Games starting at or before 6:15 PM are played to 17
~ Games starting at or before 6:30 PM are played to 15 
~ Games starting after or 6:30 PM are played to 13
~ 1 time out per half PLUS 1 floater 
~ CAP RULE (All games capped at 8:30 PM): Play out the current point, once point is complete add 1 to the higher score and play to that
~ DAYLIGHT RULE: Games must not continue once lighting hinders safe play - this should never be ignored.
~ COED RATIO: Each team can play no more than 5 men during a single point.  Should a total 8 ladies be present during a game  
(with each team having a minimum of 3 women), then Offense may choose to play up  to 3 women and defense must match.  In this case,
if the defense cannot field 3 women, they may not field more than 4 men.  (This does not require agreement from the opposing captain.)
WEATHER: Games will be postponed and/or cancelled in the event of lightning - no one is to be on the fields when lightning is present.  Please sign up for our Rained Out text messaging system to stay in the loop.  (Email noogadisc@gmail.com for details)
 
   
Ultimate League Specific Rules
1 Coed Ratio: Whenever 8 women are present during a game (A combination of both teams having 4 women &/or one team having 5 women & the other team having 3), the coed format is Offense-Decides (up to & no more than 3 women).  Any team may play more than 3 women at any time, but the defense must match only up to 3 women when each team has at least 3 women in attendance.
2 Aggressive Discussion, Loud Hollers, Etc: It is the responsibility of all players to calmly nip in the bud any irate players before the
situation escalates to catastrophe.  Captains & players must do whatever it takes to maintain peace on the field.  It is the responsibility of
everyone to report aggressive persons and/or persons displaying unsportsmanlike conduct to the League Coordinators.
Such persons will be given one warning to behave, then on the second occurrence be dismissed from further League play.  
Spirit of the Game must remain a priority during each & every game throughout the season.
3 Reporting of Scores: Game scores need to be reported to The Exchange within 24 hours of the game's finish.  
Scores that remain unreported to The Exchange for more than 24 hours will be derived utilizing the SWAG Method, which is likely to   
to be far from fact.  Scores are final once derived by the League Coordinator and posted to the League Scores & Standings web pages.
Pickup Players
1 Pickup Player Eligibility: No player may be added to any team at any point until that player has completed the League Pickup Player  
Registration Form, signed a League Waiver & paid the League Pickup Player Fee of $10.00 - No Exceptions!
Once this criteria has been met, a player may participate as a pickup on any team as-needed & throughout the season. 
2 Pickup Players (1): Any team may pick up a player without consent from the opposing captain as long as:
A) The team picking up has no more than 1 male sub and 1 female sub AFTER adding the pickup player(s)
B) The captain on the team picking up agrees to make it clear that once her/his team exceeds 1 male pickup and/or 1 female
pickup the opposing team has the right to exclude the pickup player from further play.
C) The pickup player is not an elite-level player (Such a player always requires prior consent from the opposing captain, every match)
3 Pickup Players (2): A team that has at least 1 male sub and 1 female sub may add pickup players to the roster for that game,  
but ONLY with prior consent from the opposing team.
4 Pickup Players at the EOST (1):  Any team may pick up a player without consent from the opposing captain as long as:
A) The team picking up as no more than 1 male sub and 1 female sub AFTER adding the pickup player(s)
B) The captain on the team picking up agrees to make it clear that once his team exceeds 1 male pickup &/or 1 female pickup
the opposing team has the right to exclude the pickup player from further play.  This is the case for every game during EOST.
C) The pickup player is not an elite-level player (Such a player always requires prior consent from the opposing captain, every match)
D)  The pickup player has not participated with another team during the EOST &/or regular season play
E)  The captain picking up agrees to forfeit the game to the opposing team in the event the game takes place in the A-Bracket
5 Pickup Players at the EOST (2): A team that has at least 1 male sub and 1 female sub may add pickup players to the roster, but ONLY
with prior consent from the opposing team.  This must be discussed prior to each game with each team.

Click here to print a pdf version of our League-Specific Rules


Our Ultimate Leagues adhere to:

USA Ultimate's 11th Edition Rules of Ultimate

(It is the player's responsibility to familiarize herself/himself with these rules - Please click the link above to view the rules)


The 10 Simple Rules of Ultimate


  1. The Field: A rectangular shape with end zones at each end. A regulation field is 70 yards by 40 yards, with end zones 25 yards deep.

  2. Initiate Play: Each point begins with both teams lining up on the front of their respective end zone line. The defense throws ("pulls") the disc to the offense. A regulation game has seven players per team.

  3. Scoring: Each time the offense completes a pass in the defense's end zone, the offense scores a point. Play is initiated after each score.

  4. Movement of the Disc: The disc may be advanced in any direction by completing a pass to a teammate. Players may not run with the disc. The person with the disc ("thrower") has ten seconds to throw the disc. The defender guarding the thrower ("marker") counts out the stall count.

  5. Change of Possession: When a pass is not completed (e.g. out of bounds, drop, block, interception), the defense immediately takes possession of the disc and becomes the offense.

  6. Substitutions: Players not in the game may replace players in the game after a score and during an injury timeout.

  7. Non-contact: No physical contact is allowed between players. Picks and screens are also prohibited. A foul occurs when contact is made.

  8. Fouls: When a player initiates contact on another player a foul occurs. When a foul disrupts possession, the play resumes as if the possession was retained. If the player committing the foul disagrees with the foul call, the play is redone.

  9. Self-Officiating: Players are responsible for their own foul and line calls. Players resolve their own disputes.

  10. Spirit of the Game: Ultimate stresses sportsmanship and fair play. Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play.


 


Questions?  Concerns? Want to participate as a Pickup Player?  Email us:  NoogaDisc@gmail.com