Spring 2018 Season Timeline
Wednesday, January 31st Team Reservations Due
Friday, February 9th Initial schedule is released to clubs
Monday, February 12th Changes to schedule are due by midnight
Wednesday, February 14th Final schedule is uploaded to Affinity and sent out to clubs/teams
Wednesday, February 14th Team rosters and player registrations are due
Saturday, February 17th Final schedule is uploaded to Arbiter for referees
Saturday, February 24th First games for 8U-14U divisions
Sunday, March 4th First games for 16U & 19U divisions
Saturday, April 21st Roster Freeze for 8U to 19U playoffs
Saturday, May 5th Final day of games for 8U to 14U divisions
Sunday, May 6th Final day of games for 16U & 19U divisions
Sat/Sun, May 12th/13th Playoffs for 8U to 19U divisions, location TBD (trying to get Bayfront, but not confirmed)
General guidelines for the season:
Our U8 division will have two pools based on number of teams submitted divided equally. The U10 division will have two flights. Flight A is designed for experienced teams playing at the highest level of competition. Flight B is dedicated to teams with developing players to play at a balanced level of competition. NEW — Our U12 and U14 divisions will have 3 flights. Flight A will be for experienced teams. Flight B will be for developing teams and flight C will be for all girls teams. Flight A will play themselves twice as much as they play flight B. Flight B will play each other once and then an equal number of teams from flights A and C. Flight C will play themselves twice as much as they play teams from flight B. Flight A will not play Flight C. Please specify which flight you would like your team to play in on the Team Reservation Form.
Your player’s age group is determined by his/her BIRTH YEAR. The determine what division your players are in, please take the later year of the season and subtract the birth year. For example: For the 2016-17 year, you take the 17 and subtract the birth year
All division and flights will be scored to enable the placement of teams for playoffs in each division. Teams will be awarded 3 points for a win and 1 point for a tie. Forfeits will be scored as a 4-0 win for the non-forfeiting team. Tiebreakers are determined by first head to head competition then goals for (max of 4/game) and then goals against.
For planning purposes the playoffs for U8 and U10 will consist of a semi-final and final for the top 4 teams in each flight/pool based on the scoring listed above. Semi-finals will be on Saturday and championships will be on Sunday. NEW — For U12 and U14 playoffs, 4 teams from flight A and 2 teams from flight B will have a playoff in each division. The #3 seed from flight A will play the #2 seed from flight B and the #4 seed from Flight A will play the #1 seed from flight B. The #1 seed from flight A will play the lowest seed from the earlier game and the #2 seed from flight A will play the higher seed. Flight C will have their own playoffs. For all divisions, if there are two teams in a flight/division then there is no playoff. If there are 3 or 4 teams then there there is only a one game championship. If there are 5 or 6 teams, then the top 4 have a semi-final and championship similar to U8 and U10. If there are 7 or more then we will use the format #3 versus #6, #4 versus #5. The #1 seed will play the lowest seed from the early games and the #2 seed will play the higher seed. All championship games will be played on Sunday.