Spring High School Girls League


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Rules & Policies

This league uses the Official Rules of Ultimate, 11th Edition (click here for mobile version), with a few exceptions, which are described below. USA Ultimate provides many resources for learning the rules (click on "Official Rules of Ultimate, 11th Edition" above to access these resources).

  • Mandatory Coaches' Meeting:
    • There will be a mandatory coaches' meeting
    • Topics will include league logistics, schedules, rules, expectations of coaches, and  management of head injuries and Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
    • Each team must have at least one adult representative at this meeting. Missing the meeting will count as one forfeit against the team, which is subject to the two-forfeit rule.
    • Update: Click here for minutes from last years' meeting.
  • Roster Rules:
    • All players on a team must attend the same school. All exceptions must be approved by the Eligibility Committee. Applications are due by February 6. Please refer to the Eligibility Rules for details and for information on this process.
    • Only players in grades 9-12 may participate in this league.  Exceptions are rare and must be approved by the Eligibility Committee. Applications are due by February 6. Please refer to the Eligibility Rules for details and for information on this process.
    • A team playing in the 7v7 league must have at least 10 waivered players  on the roster by March 8 and must maintain this minimum throughout the season. 
    • A Team playing in the 5v5 league must have at least 7 waivered players  on the roster by March 8 and must maintain this minimum throughout the season. 
    • A player may participate on only one team.

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  • Field Size 7 vs 7: The field proper is 70 by 40 yards, with an additional 20 yards on each end for end zones.
  • Field Size 5 vs 5: 
    • Fields will be abbreviated
      • 70 yards long
      • 25 yards wide
      • 15-yard end zones

  • Supervision: Teams are required to have an adult coach present at all games. The head coach must be at least 19 years old.  This coach need not have ultimate knowledge but must be actively involved.  This means (s)he must participate in all game time communications, be fully present for all games, mentor any younger coaches, and step forward if something should go awry on the field or on the sidelines.
  • Field Rules: The most commonly broken rules are no dogs on athletic fields (grass or synthetic), and no food on synthetic fields. Please follow these and all posted field rules, or we could lose our field privileges.
  • Score Reporting: In order to be eligible for post-season play and for the league Spirit of the Game award, a team must report all of its game scores and Spirit scores promptly. Scores for the entire season must be reported no later than 11:59pm on the Sunday following the last Saturday of regular season play.
  • Point Total & Game Times:
    • Games are to 13 points. 
    • Mirror halftime at 7 points, and take a short timeout (2 minutes or less).
    • The hard cap is applied at 80 minutes  
      • Teams should finish the current point (if between points, finish the next point).
      • The team that is ahead at the end of that point is the winner. 
      • If the game is tied at the end of that point, play one more point ("universe point").
    • Win by 2, unless a time cap or point cap is in place.
  • Time Outs:
    • All Games are to 13, point capped at 15.

      3 time outs per game, may all be used in a single half

      Game slots are 80 mins to the hard cap

      At 90 mins, each team gains one more possession. If at the conclusion of this the game is still tied the game ends in a tie.

  • Cancellation/Forfeiture:
    • If a team must cancel a game, notice must be given to the League Coordinator and opposing coach by Thursday before the game. Late notification is considered a forfeit (see next bullet).
    • A team may play with 5 players, but any fewer than 5 at 10 minutes after game time is considered a forfeit. After 2 forfeits, a team loses post-season play privileges. Scores for forfeited games should be reported as a 1-0 loss for the forfeiting team.
  • Spirit of the Game: Teams with a season Spirit average of less than 3 will not be allowed to participate in post-season play.
  • This is a player-officiated sport. Coaches, subs, and parents cannot stop game play or make calls from the sideline. Coaches may provide rules clarifications when a call is made and discussion ensues, but coaches may not provide an opinion. Coaches are responsible for teaching rules at practice.
  • This is a non-contact sport. Incidental contact occurs, but unlike soccer and basketball, blatant bumping and physicality are not acceptable. Please play safely and avoid contact whenever possible.