Winter Leagues - Summary of Rules

Below is a summary of each OCUA winter league's specific rules and policies.

ALL OCUA INDOOR LEAGUES

  • USA Ultimate 11th Edition Rules.
  • OCUA has officially adopted the World Flying Disc Federation's (WFDF) rules covering fouls and dangerous play. Essentially, dangerous play calls no longer require any contact in order to be called and fouls can now be called on any contact prior, during, or after either player is making a play on the disc. For more information on the rules, please feel free to check out this webpage.
  • Another new initiative for 2019, all coed teams will be required to assign a captain or assistant captain of both genders. We have already assigned a male and female captain for each team but you are more than welcome to alter this designation as long as you maintain one captain of each gender.
  • Games are played to time and not to score.
  • Once the end of your timeslot has been reached, the game ends immediately, regardless of the status of the game. Games may end while the disc is in the air and ties are allowed.
  • Under no circumstances can teams play past their allocated timeslot.
  • Captains need to ensure there are no items on the playing field and clear a path along the sideline if necessary.
  • All pulls are made from the back of the endzone.
  • The brick mark is 8 meters from the front of the endzone.
  • A timeout lasts 60 seconds; a timeout cannot be called in the last 5 minutes of the game.
    • If a timeout is called in the last 5 minutes, the marker resumes the stall count with the number last uttered before the call plus three. If this results in a stall count of ten or above, this is a turnover. Before a game begins, the Captains should agree on a time piece if a clock is not easily visible from the playing field.
  • All substitute players must have an updated Annual Membership. Sub approval is not required during the regular season.
  • By default, foot blocks are permitted in all OCUA leagues.

Winter League Rules (Overview)

Winter League Rules (Specifics)

Captains can use the “Captain's Clause”  before the game begins to include or exclude any of the rule variants (except for time cap)


5v5 Sub-on-the-Fly
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2019-2020 Leagues: Wednesday Mini-LeagueWednesday Carleton League, Thursday SuperLadder

Stall Count: 10
Gender Ratio: 3:2
Halftime: 3 minutes at midway point of your timeslot.
Timeouts: 1 per half. No timeouts in the last 5 minutes.
Restrictions on Scoring: A point cannot be scored on the 1st pass after a point has just been scored (i.e. endzone to endzone). If thrown and completed, player with disc retains possession and moves it to the front of the endzone.
Substitutions: Captains and hat-team players should try to find a substitute of similar skill.

Playoffs: Yes – substitutions during playoffs are only allowed if a team’s roster falls below 75% and must be approved by the opposing captain. Rosters will be locked 2 weeks prior to playoffs. Playoff games cannot end in a tie. If out of time and the score is tied, the team with the higher seed wins.


6v6 Quebec City Variant
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2019-2020 Leagues: Monday Parity League, Wednesday Sort-Of Hat LeagueSunday Grand Masters League

Stall Count: 10
Gender Ratio: 4:2 or 3:3
Halftime: 3 minutes at midway point of your timeslot.
Timeouts: 1 per half. No timeouts in the last 5 minutes.
Restrictions on Scoring: A point cannot be scored on the first pass after a point has just been scored (i.e. endzone to endzone). If thrown and completed, player with disc retains possession and moves it to the front of the endzone.
Substitutions: Captains must find a substitute of similar skill and as a courtesy, introduce their sub(s) to the opposing captain before the game.
Player Trades: Trades will be made periodically throughout each session to balance teams.

Playoffs: Yes – substitutions during playoffs are only allowed if a team’s roster falls below 75% and must be approved by the opposing captain. Playoff games cannot end in a tie. If out of time and the score is tied, the team with the higher seed wins.


6v6 Indoor
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2019-2020 Leagues: Friday Late Night League

Stall Count: 10
Gender Ratio: 4:2
Halftime: 3 minutes at midway point of your timeslot.
Timeouts: 1 per half. No timeouts in the last 5 minutes.
Restrictions on Scoring: None.
Substitutions: Captains must find a substitute of similar skill and as a courtesy, introduce their sub(s) to the opposing captain before the game.
Player Trades: Trades will be made periodically throughout each session to balance teams.

Playoffs: Yes – substitutions during playoffs are only allowed if a team’s roster falls below 75% and must be approved by the opposing captain. Rosters will be locked 2 weeks prior to playoffs. Playoff games cannot end in a tie. If out of time and the score is tied, the team with the higher seed wins.