Hey all, we managed to get to 24 teams and we are all ready to go for some Sunday ultimate. The schedule is up and all teams should be scheduled for 3 games. Captains please confirm that you have 3 games scheduled and let me know if you are not so I can fix the error. All players will need to show proof of vaccination when they arrive so make sure you get that ready right now. It could be a slow process checking everyone in but lets be patient and be happy that we are getting the opportunity to play. The Whitby dome and the Durham Ultimate Club are just following guidelines set out by the government and we do not want to debate the issue. You will likely not be allowed in to the dome until right before your game so maybe plan to do your warm up outside. After your game please make sure you leave immediately to allow new teams to enter the facility.
Covid Precautions: (These rules override any rules on the rules page linked below)
There should be no contact between players. Contact is a foul. A small amount of contact between players vying for a disc that is in the air is sometimes unavoidable. Just be happy that we are playing and do everything you can to make the play without any contact.
Disc space is 0.5 meters when marking the thrower and counting stalls.
When marking cutters, players should try to stay 1 meter away from the cutter when the disc is not in the air. Contact between cutters and markers must be avoided. To initiate contact is a foul.
All checks are done by tapping the ground. If a check requires the defense to signal that they are ready before the disc comes back into play, then the player should wait until the player says they are ready. An example of this would be after a time out or a call on the field. For checks, when there has been no call, for example when you are putting the disc in play after a turnover or an out of bounds throw you do not need the defense to say they are ready.
Players need to bring their own sanitizer and should sanitizer their hands after each point.
Masks are not required while playing but are fine to wear if a player wishes. Players wearing masks should avoid touching the front of the mask while playing and if they do, they should sanitize their hands.
Substitute players, not on the team roster, are not allowed. Captains can add players to their roster that are maybe just playing once in a while, but that player should only play on that team, and they must have memberships.
When subbing you do not need to tag the player on but you must exit the field before they go on. Players need to sub close to the middle of the field.
Players on the sidelines should spread out and must get back at least 2 meters when a thrower is near the sideline. (actual rule)
The ratio is 4 :2. If teams wish to play 3 women and 3 men the other team does not have to match. If you cannot field the proper ratio then you can default the game and then just play for fun. The indies team is short women at the moment and so they will likely be playing 5 men and 1 women. Please respect my decision to allow these players to continue to play despite not having enough women. This team is needed to balance out the numbers and it is not their fault that they did not get enough women signing up.
RULES OF INDOOR ULTIMATE
Before your game please read the rules as they are different than outdoor. http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/pages/indoor-rules
Have fun and be safe!