Captain Responsibilities

Find fall league captain responsibilities here.

Captain Responsibilities:

I agree to accept and fulfill the penalty for not meeting the responsibilities listed below. This may result in penalties ranging from loss of default bond ($100), accepting a losing score, accepting loss of playoff position, to a removal from the league.

A portion, or all, of your bond will not be returned to your team if any of the following infractions occur (including multiple instances of one infraction):
  • Forfeiting a game and not notifying the conveners within 24 hours of your scheduled game time - $50
  • Forfeiting a game due to not meeting the minimum number of players to take the field (minimum 4 womxn & 6 total players) and did not offer to play a fun game with the other team - $50
  • Forfeiting a game, notifying your convener within 24 hours of scheduled game time, but still unable to accept support or field a team - $25
  • Forfeiting a game due to not meeting the minimum number of players to take the field (minimum 4 womxn & 6 total players) but played a fun game mixing with the other team - $25
The following will result in a loss of $25 per infraction:
  • Not assigning at least one womxn captain to your team
  • Not sending one captain to the captains’ meeting
  • Not assigning and sending one spirit captain to the captains’ meeting
  • Not meeting roster minimums one week before your first league game
  • Not finalizing your roster by August 7th (including deleting subs and adding players that have played a minimum of 3 regular season games to your regular roster)
  • Not reporting your scores within 72 hours
  • Not responding to conveners within the minimum 3 day deadline (ie. they would never ask for a response in the next 24 hours, minimum 72 hour deadline) 
Summer League 2020 Captains’ Responsibilities:
  • Register your team online and pay your team fee by April 16th, 2020.
  • Ensure all players are members of HUC and are listed on your roster (Roster deadline: Aug 7th).
  • ***NEW*** YOU MUST HAVE ONE ADDITIONAL SPIRIT CAPTAIN - they will be the expert on the new rules and working out issues with opposing team’s spirit captain. 
Team Administration
  • Registered players are in our database.  Please update the roster when players have registered (August 7th deadline, with 3 minimum regular games played, must be regular player on roster to play in playoffs, no subs should be listed on the roster past August 7th).
  • New HUC members need to create an account & buy the membership online before they can be added to a roster.
  • Add Co-Captains and Spirit Captains before the Captains' meeting.
  • Report game and spirit score online within 72 hours through Zuluru- “Leagues” tab to the “Scores” page.
  • Report ALL injuries and ALL incidents online (including the names of the players involved) that soured the mood of your game or created a dangerous incident.
  • Pick a jersey colour for your team.
  • E-mail conveners for league specific questions (, or
  • E-mail the website admin for website bugs
League Play
  • Ensure only registered players take the field (guests are allowed to play for one week and should sign the online waiver- found in the captain's folder - Please save/scan & email to the convenor or upload to the captain's folder)
  • Inform team members of game times and locations (automatic e-mails can be generated through our system, you must enable the attendance tracker feature in order to do this)
  • Set up fields, bring cones and game disc
  • Call games due to lightning and/OR thunder (if you cannot safely wait for storm to clear) and communicate to both teams.
  • Start games at 6:30pm (15min grace period before you count points. 1 point for every 5 min, 7 players on the line)
  • Know when to cap games due to darkness and compromise with other captain (Decide BEFORE game)
  • Bring rule book, know application of basic rules and calls (direct your team to
  • Be prepared for emergencies (carry ice packs for potential injuries, have emergency numbers/list of allergies for your players)
  • Encourage spirited play and sportsmanship amongst team and league
  • Discourage and/or report to conveners unsportsmanlike play or attitudes, and dangerous plays.
  • Complete Incident Report Form when problems arise (spirit, dangerous plays, injuries, field conditions) This is located through the “Scores” page. Check the box labeled “I have an incident to report” and extra fields will appear
  • Carry copy of field permits (keep bookmark on phone), located by link to your scheduled game
  • Inform convener 24 hours in advance if unable to field a team during regular season games (only after exercising the use of the sublist and posting requests for subs on social media).
  • Report defaults (we cannot help prevent these defaults if they are not reported)
  • Answer to league convener if defaults are repetitive, accept recruits assigned to you if you cannot field a team
  • No Alcohol
  • No Smoking on ANY fields or field parking lots
  • Protect (don’t play on fields with standing water) and clean up fields 
  • Promote and communicate HUC events/news to team members in a timely manner
  • Act as a liaison to HUC coordinators and board of directors
  • Stay informed of HUC updates, events and website postings 
  • Set an example of how HUC ultimate is played and run
  • Attend captain's meetings when called or send delegate