Madden Underground Pro League Rules

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


Coach Type: Created Coaches or team coach Game

Skill: All Madden/ Comp Quarter Length: 6 minutes

Playbooks: Stock

Advance Schedule: 48 hour advance Scheduling

Our league communicates exclusively through Facebook.  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. We understand that life events do happen and will do our best to mediate when issues arise. 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. Our goal is to assure league members will experience the best competitive Madden franchise experience.

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 loss limit. Games missed in order to participate in live gaming events will not be applied towards a player’s loss 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. League owners who disconnect games in the hope of getting them re-played are BUMS and are not allowed in our league. Purposely quitting games will result in immediate removal.

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

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)

League owners that teams 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

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.

Players Code of Conduct

  1. Play by the rules. Never engage in ‘throwing’ a game to benefit another team and/or individual.
  1. Be responsible for your behavior. Verbal abuse (including typed) of officials or players, deliberately poor play, and provocation and not permitted or acceptable in Madden Underground
  2. Treat all individuals as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully, or take unfair advantage of another player.
  3. Cooperate with your opponents to get games played
  4. Behave in a manner that respects the rights of others regardless of the medium of communication used.
  5. Any form of racism is strictly prohibited.

Failure to comply with any of the above will result in immediate removal.

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