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Captain’s Clause

One of the rules of Ultimate is the Captain’s Clause which states:

Allows two teams to play the game under any variation of the rules that they wish, as long as they agree on it prior to the game.

There are a number of exceptions in MZU Leagues, Captains cannot make agreements that change the following:

  • Team/gender composition
  • Any rule which impacts the safety of the players/teams
  • Players serving a suspension
  • Players involved in physical alterations
  • Player eligibility (subs, age, etc…)
  • Game length and end time

New for 2018 – Weather Related Timeout

  • If prior to the start of a game, the weather is deemed to be a potential issue for some players or result in series of long points (e.g., extreme temperatures, gale force winds, etc.), Captains can agree that if a point lasts in excess of 20 minutes a weather timeout will be called, and they can decide whether or not substitutions will be allowed during this timeout.