Ann Arbor Ultimate Rule Modifications
By default, we use 11th edition USA Ultimate rules, with experimental contact and field size rules (20-yard end zones). You can find more information on the USA Ultimate website:
Competitive divisions play by our default rule set 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 defense is not allowed during the first 3 games of each division. This is subject to change depending on the division or at the discretion of game captains.
- 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 This rule is not superseded by any other rule." (17.1.1)
Last Updated: September 26th, 2018