Madden Underground Sim League Rules


League Settings

Game Skill: All Madden
Quarter Length: 6 minutes
Accelerated clock: No

Playbooks: Any Regular Book
Advance days: Monday- Wed- Friday 11pm PDT.

Game play Rules

4th Down Rule :


  • It is 4th and short
  • The Ball has crossed the 50 yardline
  • Down 21
  • Down in the 4th

 Offensive Play calling:
We do not place any limits on the types of plays being called and do not force any specific run/pass percentage. The success or failure of your play calling will be based on how well you execute and adjust.

Defensive Play calling:
We do not place any limits on the types of plays being called and do not force any specific type of defense to be run. The offensive is able to call a wide variety of plays and you are empowered to scheme against it.

All of the global defensive controls (DL shift, LB shift, show blitz, etc.) are allowed pre-snap. Linebackers, Cornerbacks and Safeties can be moved pre-snap.

Must have a minimum of 3 men rushing at all times.

Communication Rules:

Our league communicates exclusively through face book .
Please be respectful and get in contact with your opponents as quickly as possible. We want this process to be swift and positive for all of the Owners
Both Parties are responsible for scheduling with in the first 24 hours.

Owners who miss a scheduled start time may receive a force loss at the discretion of the Commissioners. We understand that life events do happen and will do our best to mediate when issues arise.

Games that have not started within 60 minutes of advance will be simulated.

The limit for sims in a season is 3, any more after that we will replace you and fill your team with the next available person.

Note: If both parties agree to simulate the game due to scheduling or other conflicts, the game will not be applied towards a player’s sim count.

Playoff games
All playoff games must be streamed. Failure to stream a playoff game will result in a draft pick penalty away team owners. Exceptions are made if streaming results in extremely laggy game play. (away team is to stream the game). YOU MUST POST YOUR STREAM IN THE FACEBOOK GROUP

Disconnection Rules
If a disconnection occurs in the first half the game will be restarted and the score placed back to where it was at the time of disconnection.
If a disconnection occurs in the second half the game will be restarted and the remaining time will be played out.

Any disputes will be decided by the Commissioners. In the event of a dispute, please contact a Commissioner as soon as possible
Guys who disconnect games in the hope of getting them re-played are BUMS and are not allowed in our league.

Internet Connection
Owners are encouraged to have the best available internet connection. Individuals with consistently poor connections may be removed from the league.
We will be as understanding about connection issues as possible. It is understood that some guys live in very rural areas and sometimes have issues. We just don’t want to see a consistent issue lasting multiple weeks.

Streaming : The Away team is always responsible for streaming games.  (Make sure you have a functional twitch Account.)

Team/Player Management 

Development: All teams will be capped at 3 offensive and 3 defensive players with a superstar or x factor development per season. (Total of 6, 3 on each side of the ball)

Teams who have more than the minimum of 3 superstar / x factor players on offense and defense, will be required to decide which 3 superstar/ x factor players will retain said development for the season on each side of the ball. All other superstar/ x factor players will be assigned normal development.

League owners that do not have a minimum of 3 superstar/ x factor players on offense & defense, will be able to select players to meet the 3 and 3 requirements for superstar development trait players they will use for a season.

Progression: Any player that progresses from a normal development to a star development and then to a superstar development during the season, will be reverted to a star development. Any player that progresses from a superstar development to an x factor development during the season, will be allowed to stay at x factor development.

Offseason: During each off-season, and before week 1 of the regular season, League owners will be able to determine which 3 superstar/ x factor players they want to keep or change for offense and defense. All other players will be reverted to the normal development trait.

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)


X factor players for x factor players

Superstar players for Super star players

Players with out abilities and draft for players with out abilities and draft picks.


-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 have purchased a team for the entire year and must be managed in a way that allows competition without compromising league integrity.

Preseason & Free Agency: 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. We will not hold up an advance 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

 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 SubLB Position on the Depth chart.
  • Offensive and Defensive Sub packages are allowed on the play selection screen.
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