What if. . . Rain?! (updated 11-28-22 5 pm)

We are aware there is rain in the forecast for this weekend 12/3-12/4. We will keep a close eye on it, plan accordingly, and post any information as soon as we know it. If Saturday is rained out, some games might get pushed to Sunday and many might be pushed to the following weekend 12/10-12/11. If this entire weekend is rained out, we may have to push to the following two weekends (12/10-12/11 and 12/17-12/18). 

Either way, our options become more limited if we have to re-schedule. Due to myriad scheduling and field constraints, we may have to re-work brackets to fit into the later and/or shorter schedule. It’s possible A Flights become smaller and sometimes become limited to the top 4 or 8, instead of 12 or 16. We won’t know the exact schedule until we know the scope of the potential rain.

We will keep you posted as soon as we know. Thanks for your understanding as we juggle the various factors.

Playoff Schedule (as of 11-28-22 5 pm)

Please click below for the playoff schedule for Sat. 12/3.

Playoffs 12/3 – Bracket Format / Flight Layout

Playoffs 12/3 – Matrix Format /. Field Layout (please read instructions at bottom of matrix)

Some important items to note during playoffs:

  • Ref assignments are still active during playoffs. Ref teams (2 for 10U/12U and 1 for 14U) ref the game before theirs, except those playing in the first game of day, in which case those ref teams ref the last game of the day on the same field. If a team advances to a 2nd game in the same day, that team’s ref team has two ref assignments that day.
  • As always, all players must play a minimum of three quarters (except in those instances when roster size does not allow it). Violation of this policy will result in a forfeit.
  • In playoffs, there is no limit on how long a player can play GK, so long as the minimum play requirement is met for all players.
  • Home team is listed on top; home team uses the North or West touchline.
  • All games are full-length. All games need a winner. If a game ends in a tie, proceed directly to Kicks From the Penalty Mark to determine a winner. Only the final games have overtime periods.
  • Any game labelled “Rndof16” means that the winner of that game has a 2nd game later in the day.

Schedule for 12/10-12/11 (semi-finals and finals) will be posted Monday morning 12/5.

Fall Standings

Status: Final standings and referee credits are computed for 10U, 12U and 14U divisions. [11/22/22; 5:40pm] Please note: Playoff seedings may differ slightly from the standings posted below, after pro-rating and Ref Participation tiebreakers are taken into account. Please select an age division below to see standings:

G10U

B10U 

G12U

B12U

G14U

B14U

(NOTE: if # of games is uneven, point totals are pro-rated to determine playoff seedings)

How Standings Work

League standings are kept for 10U, 12U, and 14U divisions, using the QR code on the game card to report game results, which include referee participation and sporting behavior. For younger divisions (6U, 7U, and 8U), there are no standings, game reports are used to monitor attendance, referee participation, and sporting behavior. For Upper Division standings, check ayso1c.org.

Teams are divided into pools and play in a round-robin format over the course of the season. A few “friendly” and “practice” games are sprinkled in (with teams from other pools), which do not count towards the standings. Teams earn 3 Field Points for a win and 1 Field Point for a tie. The team with the most Field Points (after pro-rating) in each pool “wins” the season and receives a trophy. The team with the most Field Points (after pro-rating) in each entire division earns the right to represent Region 13 in the Area 1-C League Playoffs against other Regions in the San Gabriel Valley. All teams advance to the Region 13 Fall Playoffs.

Teams also earn Referee Points* and Sporting Conduct Points** throughout the season. Failure to do so may affect the team’s final place in the standings. 

After pro-rating to adjust for any uneven # of games played, ties in Field Points are resolved by the following tiebreakers:

  1. Referee Participation*
  2. Sporting Conduct**
  3. Head-to-Head Winner
  4. Fewest Goals Allowed (pro-rated, if needed)
  5. Coin Toss

Region 13 Fall Playoffs (10U-14U)

Based on the final standings in the pools, teams are re-grouped into “flights” for the playoff tournament, held during the two weekends after Thanksgiving weekend (not Thanksgiving weekend – that’s reserved for the Thanksgiving Tournament). The top teams from each pool form Flight “A”, the winners of which advance to the Area 1-C League Playoffs against other Regions in the San Gabriel Valley (see below). The other teams form Flight “B” and sometimes Flight “C” to compete for glory, a trophy, and a juice box. 

The playoff schedule is posted above. All 10U-14U teams play 1-2 games on Sat. Dec. 3 (Sun. 12/4 rain date), with winners advancing to the semi-final games on Sat. Dec. 11 and Finals on Sun. Dec. 12. That said, playoffs are often affected by weather, field availability, and other factors, so there could be changes to the schedule, and teams could end up having games during either or both weekends (Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11), including sometimes as many as 2-4 games in one weekend. 

Awards

In pool play:

  • For U10, all players will either receive a trophy (1st place), a placement medal (2nd, 3rd, 4th place), or a participation medal.
  • For U12 and U14, players can receive a trophy (1st place) or a a placement medal (2nd, 3rd, 4th place). No participation medals will be given out.
  • Because of weather, some teams played 8 games, others played 9. Rankings depend on points-per-game. Coaches will be emailed with instructions to pick up awards.

In playoffs:

  • Finalists will receive trophies or medals at the completion of the tournament.

Area 1-C League Champions Tournament

As mentioned above, the season’s division winners and the playoff Flight A winners represent Region 13 in the Area 1-C League Playoffs. This weekend tournament will be Dec. 16-18 in 2022 and could involve as many as 4 games in one weekend, if a team keeps winning. Winners advance to the Section 1 Playoffs, usually held in early March in Redlands. 

* Referee Participation

After reffing a game, team refs should log into InLeague and make sure (1) they get credit for their game reffed; and (2) the credit goes to the correct team. In a tiebreaker, delinquency in Ref Points may affect a team’s final place in the standings in its division. 

** Sporting Conduct

After each game, referees use a five-point scale to separately rate the players, the coaches, and the fans on each team. Three points for each is an average score. More or fewer points can be assigned based on conduct. In a tiebreaker, a disparity of 9 or more Sporting Conduct Points may affect a team’s final place in the standings in its division.