Welcome to the AYSA Upper Division  U12 Boys 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 U12 Boys league will play two first round playoff games.  The four teams earning the most points in those games will then advance to a Final Four.
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 Final Four pairings can be determined.  First round scores will be posted on this web site daily and Final Four pairings when they are determined. 
The point system used to determine advancement to the Final Four is as follows:
Win = 6       Tie = 3       Shutout Win = 1       Each goal = 1 (max 3 per game)

 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  (see chart below)
 Information on the Final Four
In the U12 Boys Division, the four teams with the most points will advance.  First round Final Four games are determined by season ranking.  The highest ranked (or seeded) team that advances will play the 4th highest ranked team that advances, regardless of which teams have the most points.  The second highest seeded team that advances will play the third seed.  If this is confusing, don’t worry, matchups and field assignments will be listed on this web site. 
All Final Four players will receive an AYSA Final Four t-shirt.  There will be no other tournament awards.
Ties are not allowed in Final Four games.  If tied at the end of regulation time, Final Four games 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 Championship games.  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
 For Team rankings, team records, and points earned during playoffs, please see the rankings and records page.
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