Tournament Rules Finals
Advancement to Finals
With the exception 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. The specific rules for advancement to the Finals will be posted the week of the Tournament.
All decisions of the Tournament Committee will be final.
All GR 3 & 4 will receive a participation trophy.
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)
- Results of head-to-head competition
- Most wins
- Least goals allowed
- Most shutouts
- Goal Differential (maximum of 5 per game)
- Penalty Kicks (see procedure below)
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.