Tiebreakers

  1. goal differential (maximum +7/-7)
  2. fewest goals allowed
  3. most shutouts
  4. fair play


General Playoff Information

  • Teams not competing in semifinals or finals will play consolation matches.
  • Sibling players are not permitted for playoff games.
  • Any player on multiple rosters in the same division is beholden to the team s/he played on in the teams' league match. If the player did not play in the league match s/he may choose either team. S/he is restricted to that roster for the duration of the playoffs.


Playoff Match Procedures

  • home team (higher seed) kicks off first half
  • home team chooses side to defend
  • home team elects whether to change colors in the event of a conflict
  • if score is level after full time, there is a one-minute interval, teams do not change benches or ends
  • home team kicks off three-minute overtime
  • overtime is golden goal (first goal scored wins)
  • if no goal is scored, immediately to penalty kicks (best of three)
  • any players may shoot, though teams are leveled
  • if no team is ahead after three kicks per team, kicks continue one-for-one until a winner is determined


Awards


First and second place teams will receive trophies, and players on the top two teams will receive individual awards as well. Awards ceremonies will take place immediately following each division's championship match.


Division Information


Divisions of six teams: Weeks 1-5 are round robin pool play, Week 6 is semifinals for the top four teams and friendlies for the 5th and 6th place teams. Week 7 is the league championship for the winners of semifinal matches; all other teams play friendlies. Pairings for the friendlies will be posted when the finals competitors are known.

Divisions of four teams: Weeks 1-6 are round robin pool play, Week 7 is the league championship to be contested by the 1st and 2nd place teams. The 3rd and 4th place teams play a friendly.

Divisions of five teams: Four league matches and one friendly. The top four teams in each division compete in the semifinals. The fifth place teams meet in a friendly.

Divisions of eight teams: Weeks 1-5 are round robin pool play. The top four teams in each division compete in the semifinals. The remaining teams meet in friendlies.

Playoff Information

Massachusetts Futsal Association