League Regulations

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Captain Roles & Responsibilities

All captains must abide by these Regulations and the Rules of Ultimate (including VUL Exceptions & Additions). A solid understanding of these guidelines will enable captains to avoid problems and help ensure their team has the most fun possible!

Captains are key members of the VUL community. They lead their teams on and off the field, and inspire them to better and fairer play. Captains are responsible for all players on their team, and provide a vital link between the VUL and their players. When resolving disputes or incidents, the VUL will usually contact captains rather than players directly. Captains are also asked to share VUL news and policies with their players, and pass players' questions and concerns to the VUL.

Teams must have at least two Captains of different genders and one Rules Guru. See the Captains Guide for more info on team roles. All teams must send at least one captain to the Captain's Meeting. 

Spirit of the Game

Spirit of the Game is a fundamental part of ultimate, and a guiding principle for the VUL as a whole.

Spirit includes having fun, playing hard, getting exercise, making new friends, and helping other players learn the game. It is not about winning at all costs. Dangerous and overly aggressive play is not only frowned upon, but is in direct contradiction with the rules of ultimate. Every member of the VUL is responsible for promoting and upholding Spirit of the Game (SOTG). See also Code of Conduct below.

Team Rosters & Consent

Captains must ensure that all of their players have added to their team's roster. This ensures they have completed the Consent Agreements. Players who have not completed the Consent Agreements are a) not eligible for league play, b) not covered by any of the VUL's accident or liability insurance, and c) in no way the responsibility of the Vancouver Ultimate League Society.

Field Use

We cooperate with our field providers to ensure the continued use of their facilities. Please help the VUL maintain its high community standing by following these guidelines for field usage. In summary, leave no trace:

  • Remove everything that you brought in, garbage especially.
  • Please clean up after your pet.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on any VUL fields.
  • Be considerate of all the neighbors.
  • Don't trash fields. If the field is too wet, do not play.

There are additional usage requirements for artificial turf fields. Please ensure you follow the Park Board's AT Field Terms & Conditions.

Note that if a field is damaged as a result of play during inclement weather, the Park Board may not provide an alternative facility for future games. In addition, the Park Board has charged user groups for damage caused during a field closure. Thus, it is in everyone's interest to ensure that fields are not used when damage to the playing surface may occur.

Score Reporting

All scores are reported online. It is the responsibility of the team Captain or Assistant to register the score for your games within 48 hours after each game.

When reporting game scores, you will also enter a Spirit Score for the other team. The spirit scoring system consists of a number of questions to help track how teams participate in the Spirit of the Game.

Code of Conduct

The VUL expects all of it's members to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with it's values of being Spirited, Sustainable, and Inclusive.  This results in a more positive and safer environment for all people involved.  All members should be familiar with the VUL Code of Conduct to ensure that everyone is held to this standard.


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