Soccer Tournament Brackets & Rules

Updated Monday October 29, 2018 by Marijn van den Elsen.

Tournament Rules:

All league rules apply with one additional rule; if a tournament game ends in a tie at the end of the regular time, the match will be decided by kicks from the mark (aka penalty kicks). Each team will provide a roster to the referees with the order in which players will be taking the kicks (list can only have players that were on the field at end of the game). The kicks will be decided by best of 5 kicks from each team, the team with the most goals wins the match. If there is a tie after the 5 kicks from each team, the kicks from the mark will continue (one at a time for each team) until one team scores and the other does not. The team that scores wins the match.

If the game is still tied after those five shooters for each team have taken a kick, do bench players DO NOT become eligible to take kicks only the players who were on the field at the end of regulation play.

If one team is short on players the other team must reduce to equalize to make sure that the sequence for each team will be equal if there are more penalty kicks needed that players on the field. No player may kick a second time until all players have kicked once if the score remains tied after each subsequent kick beyond the initial 5.

There is a 2nd coin toss to determine which team kicks first (winner of the toss decides). The referee makes this decision which goal will be used for penalty kicks.

Penalty will be painted prior to the games, however in case the penalty mark is no longer visible when starting the penalty kicks the referee will determine the penalty spot. This is not up for discussion on how far, move it to the left or right etc., they are non-biased therefore best qualified.

Goalkeepers can be changed after every kick, but the “pool” for these players can only be from those on the field at the end of regulation. 


Tournament Final

The tournament final is a single elimination game, this means that once the teams make it to the final the winner of the final is the winner of the tournament.


Seeding for the tournament:

Seeding is determined by the final ranking of the league games. In case of a tie, the results from the games played against each other will determine the ranking (goal differential for these games only will be used if needed). If there is still a tie, the team with the most winning games will be ranked higher. In case there is still a tie the team will be selected by a coin toss done by league administrator.

Final brackets will be visible in the schedule of your team after the regular season has completed. Please check as the dates and times might change. You will not receive notification of changes prior to the start of the tournament. Click on the Schedule link above and click your division.

The attachment shows you how to find your bracket.

Weather caused schedule changes

In case games cannot be played due to the weather all games will shift to the next day. Friday games will shift to Saturday morning and Saturday morning games will shift to Saturday afternoon. In case we have more than 1 weather cancellation a week, Sunday Afternoon will be used to get back on schedule


How to find your tournament brackets in the schedule.pdf