To provide fans with an affordable, exciting and entertaining sporting experience. To build and maintain interest in the sport within our communities through superior service, outstanding entertainment, and personal integrity. To serve and support each team within the league by providing a framework of organization and conduct.
The American Ultimate Disc League’s purpose is to provide oversight and direction in operating a professional organization: grow awareness of the sport and League; facilitate each team’s profitability; grow the value of the League; promote overall League marketing and communications; and giving its fans affordable, unique sporting entertainment.
American Ultimate Disc League offers affordable, fun and entertaining services within our communities. Our games are well run and professional. Our teams work with mutual respect and integrity with cooperation both on and off the field. By providing a successful framework, our owners have the ability to achieve their dreams.
1. Field - The field of play is 53.3 yards wide and 80 yards long with 20 yard long endzones on both sides.
2. Game Format - The length of game is divided up into four 15 minute quarters with an overtime period of 5 minutes.
3. Initiating Play - Players line up in their respective endzones and the defense throws or "pulls" the disc to the offense for them to receive to start gameplay.
4. Gameplay - Offensive players move the disc down field by passing to one another. Players may not run with the disc and must establish a pivot foot as soon as they receive.
5. Possession - If the disc is thrown out of bounds, dropped, blocked, and hits the ground or is intercepted, the result is a turnover in which the defense now becomes the offense and vice versa.
6. Scoring - A goal is scored when an offense player catches the disc in the endzone of attack. Players must signal readiness to play the next point 40 seconds after the score.
7. Substitutions - Player substitutions are allowed before a pull, after a point is scored, or if an injury occurs.
8. Infractions - Various fouls for both offense and defense may occur and result in yardage penalties.
9. Officiating - Four officials will be on field at all times to spot infractions and issue penalties.