Tiebreakers

  1. head to head
  2. goal differential (maximum +7/-7)
  3. fewest goals allowed
  4. fewest red cards


General Playoff Information

  • Teams not competing in semifinals or finals will play consolation friendly matches. 
  • Borrowing sibling players from other club rosters is not permitted for playoff games.
  • Although players should not be on more than one roster in one division, 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.


Division Information


Divisions of 4 or 5 teams: Semifinals then finals
Divisions of 6 or 7 teams: Quarterfinals then Semifinals then finals
Divisions of 8 or 9 teams: Semifinals then finals
Divisions of 10 or 12 teams: Two pods within the division, Quarterfinals then Semifinals then finals


Playoff Match Procedures

  • ALL MATCHES
  • home team (higher seed) kicks off first half
  • home team chooses bench for first half
  • home team elects whether to change colors in the event of a conflict
  • if score is level after full time,
  • QUARTERFINALS: kicks from the penalty mark (best of three)
  • SEMIFINALS: 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 kicks from the penalty mark (best of five)
  • any players may shoot, team with greater number of players may elect to reduce to equate
  • if no team is ahead after five kicks per team, kicks continue one-for-one until a winner is determined


Awards


First and second place Mass Youth teams will receive trophies, first place Mass Adult and Premier teams will receive trophies. Players on the champions and finalists in each will receive individual awards. Awards ceremonies will take place immediately following each division's championship match.

Playoff Information

Massachusetts Futsal Association