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(as revised December 2, 2019)
No player plays the full game until all players play three-fourths.
12.4. Standings shall be based on the following
Three (3) points for each Win.
One (1) point for each Tie.
Zero (0) points for a each Loss.
For score adjustments related to send off,
refer to Section 14 Misconducts (possible minus one (-1) point for each send off).
12.5. A forfeit shall be scored as follows:
12.5.1. In the event the game was not played: 1-0 favor of the team that did not
12.5.2. In the case of a game that has been started and one team forfeited, the score will be reported with zero (0)
goals for the forfeiting team and the greater of one (1) or the number of goals
the non-forfeiting team has scored.
12.5.3. In the case where both teams forfeited
simultaneously (either before kickoff or during the same stoppage in a match),
the game will not be rescheduled. Both teams shall receive zero (0) points in
the standings and the game will count as a game played.
12.6. Any games not played for any reason shall be recorded as “not played”
and neither team shall receive any points.
12.7 Standings shall be decided through a summation
of the points received.
12.8 Tie break procedures
12.8.1. In the event more than two (2) teams are tied: When one (1) or more teams are eliminated at a level and two (2) or more teams are still tied, the remaining teams restart the tie-break procedure.
12.8.2. Tie break criteria:
12.8.3. The Area Director or Program Director has the authority to make the final decision with regard to tie breakers.
a. Head to Head competition.
b. Highest Goal Differential (max of 5 goals/game averaged over games played)
c. Least Goals Scored Against (max of 5 goals/game averaged over games played)
d. Highest Goals Scored For (maximum of 5 goals/game averaged over games played)
e. Coin flip or random process to be determined by the Program or Area Director. The head coach, assistant, manager, team parent or Regional Commissioner of each team must be present unless the head coach gives consent otherwise. Except for the Regional Commissioner, the team representative must be listed on the team roster.
12.9. Teams deemed by majority vote of the Area Board to have gained an advantage in the standings due to a forfeit by that team, shall be excluded from receiving medals or advancing in the playoffs.
13. Playoff Games
13.1. Game duration shall
be listed below
unless specified otherwise in the program rules.
13.1.1. U9/U10: Two 25 minute halves.
13.1.2. U11 and older: Two 30 minute halves.
13.2. Scoring and tie break for pool play games shall be as listed in the section “Scoring and Reporting of Games.”
13.3. Playoff pool games may end in a tie, unless
13.4. In elimination or medal round games, ties will
be decided with two (2) full five (5) minute extra time periods to determine a
winner. Sudden victory or “golden goal” will not be played.
13.4.1. Teams playing short in regulation time as a result of a send-off(s) shall continue to do so in overtime.
13.4.2. The teams shall change ends of the field after the completion of the first overtime period. The second overtime
period begins immediately after the end of the first extra time period.
13.5. Should a tie remain after the completion of
extra time, the winner shall be determined by the taking of kicks from the penalty
mark in accordance with the Laws of the Game.
13.6. As deemed by the referee, Area Director or
Program Director, if there is not sufficient
time for the overtime periods
(due to darkness or delaying
the start of the next game) the game will be decided
by the taking of the kicks from the penalty
A team will be declared
to forfeit a match if they did not show up for a scheduled game or is in violation of an
15.2. A team shall be in forfeit of a game if found in
violation of any of the following:
15.1.1 If a team does not
showing up for a tournament pool play game, the game shall be recorded as
forfeit by the team not showing up for the game and all other pool play games
involving the team shall also be recorded as forfeits.
Failure to show up for a scheduled game,
referred to as a “no-show”.
Failure to provide
official player ID cards (all programs except
the Fall Area League Playoffs).
Failure to provide
at least one coach ID card (all programs except the Fall Area League Playoffs).
Inability to field the minimum number of players
before or during a game.
Failure to be on the field of play and ready to play at game time and after the grace period.
Failure or refusal to continue the game.
Misconduct that causes the termination of the game.
Use of an ineligible or suspended player.
A coach or spectator attends a game in which
they have received a suspension.
It is possible for both teams to have forfeited
See the section
“Scoring and Reporting
Games” to determine
how a forfeit is scored.