XBOX Hybrid League Rules

Welcome To the Madden Underground Hybrid League. We hope your experience is competitive and rewarding.


Coach Type: Created Coaches only

Skill: All Madden/ Comp Quarter Length: 6 minutes

Playbooks: Stock (Any Non-Custom Book)

Advance Schedule: 48-hour advance Scheduling

Team Selection: First Come first Serve


Our league communicates exclusively through Discord.  All league owners are responsible for scheduling a time to play in the first 24 hours after each advance. If you are unable to schedule a time to play or are unable to play at the scheduled time due to unforeseen circumstances, you are responsible for notifying a commissioner.

Simulated Losses: Owners who miss a scheduled start time may receive a force loss. Simulated losses will be at the discretion of the commissioners.

Any game that has not started within 60 minutes of an advance will be simulated. The maximum limit for simulated losses in a season is 3. If you receive 3 simulated losses, you will be immediately replaced.

Note: If both parties agree to simulate the game due to a scheduling conflict or unforeseen circumstances, a simulated loss will not be applied towards a player’s sim limit. Games missed in order to participate in MCS gaming events will not be applied towards a player’s sim limit. All league members are encouraged to participate in all competitive Madden gameplay events.

Disconnection Rules: In the event of a desynced game, a commissioner must be notified. The game will be re-played from the point of desync. Any disputes regarding a desynced game, will be decided by the commissioner. In the event of a dispute, please contact a commissioner as soon as possible with evidence of the score; time remaining; quarter; timeouts; down and distance; and possession Purposely quitting games will result in immediate removal.

4th Down Rule

4th and any thing must be punted unless you cross the 50. Unless it’s the 4th quarter No Punt rule.

Streaming: The Away team will be responsible for streaming games. An active Twitch account is required.  Failure will result in loss of development trait.

Head Coach/ Assistant Coaches:

No coach may be fired or hired until the off-season. Staff points accumulated from the purchase of Madden 22 or any other mechanism outside of league play will not be allowed.

Team/Player Management


Teams with 4 or more X factor/ Superstars will be allowed to keep all X factor/ Superstar players.

Teams with less than 4 X factor/ Superstar players combined will receive additional Superstar Development Traits. Only the top skill players on a team will receive the Superstar trait. Until they meet the 4 XF/SS minimum.

 Players with a Hidden Development trait will not be unlocked by the Commissioner, and will not be counted in a team’s overall Xfactor/ Superstar total

Progression: Teams will be allowed to keep all players that improve their development trait(s) before, during, and after the season.

Releasing players: If you release a player, he cannot be signed back to your team for 2 advances (Unless it is during the off-season free agent bidding period when all 32 owners have a chance to bid)



-No Trading players away from and back to the same team in the same season.

-Players who swap teams can’t trade with one another for an entire season.

– All Trades will be monitored By League Officials. Trades done with malicious intent or that compromise the integrity of the league will be reversed. League owners that have purchased a team must be able to manage in a way that allows competition without compromising league integrity.

Preseason & Free Agency:

As a League Owner, you may sign as many players as you can afford during the off-season free agency bidding period. You may sign free agents at-will during preseason and the regular season. The trade deadline will be week 8 just as it is in real life. League Advances will not be delayed to allow a trade to go through so plan accordingly! Failure to comply with trade rules will result in immediate removal.

Legal Position Changes/ Substitutions






O-line- can play any O-line position

D-Line -Can play any D-line position and LB position

LB- can play all LB positions and DE positions (No DT)

CB – Can play any Secondary Position

SS- Can play all Secondary Positions 

FS- Can play all Secondary Positions

Position Editing players: 

The changing of equipment, numbers and legal position changes is allowed. The changing of names is not allowed Additional information Secondary players can be placed in the Sub LB Position on the Depth chart. Offensive and Defensive Sub packages are allowed on the play selection screen.

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