End-Of-Season Recreational Soccer Tournament
Program Primary Contact: Info@wysc.org or 540-347-9972
End-of-Season Tournament Division Structures
Spring 2019 End-of-Season Tournament will be held on the weekend of June 1st and 2nd. All teams will play on both Saturday and Sunday.
Division Format (click the Division to see format):
- U8 Coed
- U10 Girls
- U10 Boys
- U12 Boys
Champions photos are posted on our facebook page and out League Champion page!
End-of-Season Tournament Rules
This season, WYSC will again be hosting a season-ending tournament for all boys and girls recreational divisions from U8 through U16. The goal is to introduce our recreational players and their families to a "tournament style" setting while promoting team growth, sportsmanship, and a focus on improving play during the regular season.
Three Games Guaranteed for All Teams
At the end of the regular season, WYSC will review the regular season standings of teams from both Saturday and Sunday recreational divisions. Teams will then be placed in tournament division "groups" (depending on the number of teams in each recreational division). The goal of these groups will be to arrange teams based on their regular season record in order to promote parity and competitiveness within each group.
At least Two Saturday and One Sunday Game
In House teams in Divisions U8 through U12 will play games on both Saturday and Sunday of the tournament weekend. The overall tournament schedules will be created by WYSC before the conclusion of the regular season. Please note that the tournament is an extension of the regular season. As such, coaches and parents should make every effort to ensure participation. In the event that a team has difficulty fielding a team for any of the tournament games, it is the responsibility of the head coach to contact WYSC as soon as possible. Please note the schedule is set and games will not be rescheduled.
Teams who forfeit a game during the tournament will not be eligible to play in their division championship game.
Any team or coach that displays unsportmanship behavior during the tournament might be disqualified at the league discretion.
Any team not playing a scheduled games will be consider to have forfeited the game, and will be ineligible from playing in the Championship game.
The winning team is responsible for turning in the Game Report within 30 minutes of the end of the game to the Tournament Officials. They will verify and fill out the bottom half of the page and return it to the team for verification. Please print one for each of your games. If the winning coach does not turn in a Game Report within 30 minutes of the end of the game the score will be listed as a 0-0 tie.
Game Report [PDF]
Group Winners and Finalists Will Receive Medals
First and second place winners of each recreational division group will be awarded medals. Medals not picked up within a week of the tournament will be forfeited. Medals can be picked up the upperfields by Union Bank sign at Athey duing the tournament.
Note that these awards are the only awards offered by WYSC for the season. There are no trophies awarded for the regular season or tournament standings.
In the event of a tie within a bracket after preliminary rounds, the following tie-breaker system shall be used to determine group winners:
- Winner of Head-to-Head Competition
- Most Wins
- Least Goals Allowed (lowest average for all preliminary games).
- FIFA Penalty Kicks (for championship games only)
- Coin toss (due to time constraint for other games different than championship)
Semi-Final and Finals
Two overtime periods, 5 minutes each, will be played only in the event of a tie at the end of regulation play in Semi-Final and Final Games. If the tied persists after overtime, the winner will be decided by PKs. For U8 division, since there is no goalie, there would be up to two over time periods, 5 minutes each. If after the two over times, the tie continues, the winner would be determined by flipping a coin.
Where necessary to maintain the schedule, the appointed site coordinator can adjust the length of preliminary and/or overtime periods equally. Semi Finals and Finals ending in ties after the completion of two Overtime Periods will be decided with penalty kicks in accordance with FIFA laws.
In the event of inclement weather, the Tournament Director or official representative(s) will have the authority to:
- Relocate or reschedule any game(s);
- Change the duration of any game(s);
- Cancel any preliminary game(s);
- Consider any game terminated by game or Tournament Officials after one half of play as official as of the time of termination and the score stands at time of termination; and determine the format for advancement.
While the referee may decide to postpone a game, note that only a WYSC representative would make the decision to cancel the tournament. A WYSC representative would make the teams aware if the field needs to be evacuated. In general, at the first sign of lightning, all coaches, players, referees and spectators are to withdraw from the field and seek proper shelter. The 30 minutes Rule - Wait at least 30 minutes after the last lightning flash before giving the “all clear” signal and resuming normal activity.
If you have any question about the format, please contact your coach.