Welcome to the AYSA Upper Division U18 Girls Playoffs.
Select this topic for information about how teams advance in the playoffs, how to report scores, and other playoff information.
Information on the First Round of Playoffs
Each team in the U18 Girls league will play two first round playoff games.  Teams have been seeded according to regular season record as of July 2.  The two teams earning the most points as a result of first round playoff games will advance to a Championship.
 
Ties are allowed in first round playoff games.
 
For first round playoff games, the winning team coach should call the game scores to AYSA at 624-1713 immediately after the game is played.  Both coaches call if the game ends in a tie.  Please leave team names and numbers, age group, score, and which team won.  Remember, the sooner you call your score in, the sooner scores will be posted and sooner the Championship pairing can be determined. First round scores will be posted on this web site daily and the Championship pairing when determined.
 
The point system used to determine advancement to the Championship is as follows:
 
Win = 6       Tie = 3       Shutout Win = 1       Each goal = 1 (max 3 per game)

The two teams with the most points will advance to the Championship.  If teams are tied in points at the end of first round play, the following tiebreakers will determine advancement.

  1. Head to head in playoff play
  2. Most wins in playoffs
  3. Goal differential (goals for minus goals against, max 3 per game)
  4. Fewest goals allowed in playoffs
  5. Most shutouts in playoffs
  6. Head to head in regular season
  7. Ranking in regular season
 
Information on the Championship
In the U18 Girls Division, the two teams with the most points after the first round of play will advance to a Championship game. 
 
Championship game players will receive an AYSA Final Four t-shirt.  There will be no other tournament awards for teams.
 
Ties are not allowed in the Championship game.  If tied at the end of regulation time, the Championship game will go to two (2) golden goal five-minute overtime periods.  Golden goal means that the game will end immediately after the first overtime goal.  Kicks from the penalty spot per FIFA rules will occur if the game is still tied at the end of overtime.  The exception to FIFA rules in this situation is that all players will be eligible to be chosen by the coach to kick.  Players need not be on the field at the end of overtime.
 
General Information
First teams listed on the schedule will provide game ball and change if there is a color conflict in both first round and Final Fours.  This means your team needs to be prepared with an alternate jersey or pinnies in case of color conflict.
 
The playoffs are a time when coaches and fans get a little more tense, and can take out their frustrations on our referees.  This is a time to be very respectful to all those involved in our games, especially the referees.  Please be gentle with our referees, pick up your garbage and leave your dogs at home. 
 
If you have questions, please call Dave Geary at 218-624-1713 or email aysa@chartermi.net
 
Please check the Team Rankings and Records page for ranking, records, and playoff points.
 
 
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