Ann Arbor Ultimate Rule Modifications
By default, we use 11th edition USA Ultimate rules, with experimental contact and field size rules. You can find more information on the USA Ultimate website:
Competitive divisions (e.g. Summer Draft League) play by our default rule set (11th edition, contact, and 20-yard end zones) with no additional modifications.
Recreational divisions play with our default rule set, but add the following modifications:
- There is no turnover on a dropped pull. Instead, the offense brings the disc in as if there were a stoppage (offense sets up then defense sets up and taps in disc when ready).
- No kick blocks are allowed within 5 feet of thrower.
- Zone defenses are not allowed during the first 3 games. This is subject to change depending on the league.
- Captains may call instructional timeouts at any time (e.g. to explain what "pick" means). These do not count toward the normal allotment of timeouts.
- We use the WFDF version of "dangerous play" instead of the USAU version: "Reckless disregard for the safety of fellow players is considered dangerous play and is to be treated as a foul, regardless of whether or when contact occurs. This rule is not superseded by any other rule."
Last Updated: September 23rd, 2018