Tournament Rules Finals
Advancement to Finals
With the exception of the age groups younger than Gr5, which will play in a ‘non-results oriented’ format, the top performing teams in each division will advance to Finals which will be played on Monday.
The number of teams in a division will dictate how many teams advance to the Finals.
Groups with 3 Teams – Teams will play 4 games (play each team twice). The top two teams will advance to the finals.
Groups with 4 Teams – Top three teams in the section will play on Monday. The second-place finisher will play the third-place finisher in one semifinal; the winner of that game will play the first-place finisher in the Final.
Groups with 5 or 6 Teams – Top four teams in the section will play on Monday. The first-place finisher will play the fourth-place finisher and the second-place finisher will play the third-place finisher in the semifinals; the winners of those games will play against each other in the Final.
All decisions of the Tournament Committee will be final.
All GR 3 & 4 will receive a participation award.
Playoff Winners and Finalists will receive awards.
Tie Breakers/Advancement Rules
In the event of a standings tie following preliminary competition, the tie will be broken according to the following system:
- Highest number of points earned in preliminary round of play (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss)
- For teams playing 4 games (unless there are only 3 teams in the group) only the first 3 games are calculated into qualifications (ie: the 4 game does not qualify)
- Results of head-to-head competition
- Most wins
- Least goals allowed
- Goal Differential (maximum of 5 per game)
- Total Goals Scored
- Penalty Kicks
- Coin Toss – If the team has left the complex and can not compete in penalty kicks then a coin toss will be the final tiebreaker
Ties in Semi-Finals and Finals
In the event of a tie at the end of regular time, two sudden-death overtimes of 5 minutes each will be played with no break between them. In the event of a tie following completion of these overtimes, the penalty kick procedures will be followed.
Penalty Kick Procedure
- The players remaining on the field at the end of the second overtime are the only players who may take part. These players must remain on the field following the second overtime period.
- The referee will select a goal.
- Teams will alternate taking penalty kicks. After each team has taken five kicks, the winner will be determined based on the number scored by each team.
- (If, before both teams have taken 5 kicks, one has scored more than the other could, even if it were to complete its 5 kicks, the taking of kicks will cease.)
- If the game is still tied after five kicks, teams will continue to alternate taking kicks. If one team gains a lead, that team will be declared the winner.
- All players, including the goalkeeper, must take a penalty kick before any player is permitted to repeat.