NNESL Playoff Rules
Check In: The Check-In procedure will be held at the tournament registration desk at the pavilion when you enter the complex. Teams must be checked in 30 minutes or more prior to game time. Teams failure to check in on time may result in a forfeited game. Late players may check in separately at the registration tent. Teams that move on to the Finals must check in Sunday as well. Only coaches with their rosters & cards must check in.
All Games will begin with an International Walk On
U11-12 – Semi-finals - Finals – Two - 30 minute halves
U13-14 – Semi Finals - Finals – Two - 35 minute halves
U15-19 - Semi Finals - Finals Two 40 minute halves
U11-12 Two 5 minute OT Golden Goal > Kicks from the mark
U13-14 Two 5 minute OT Golden Goal > Kicks from the mark
U15-19 Two 10 minute OT Golden Goal > Kicks from the mark
The league reserves the right to amend the game length or suspend overtime and proceed directly to KFTM due to weather or other conditions the league deems neccesary.
U11 & U12 – Size 4
U13+ - Size 5
Game balls will be provided for finals only.
Semi-Finals - the game ball must be provided by the home team (as listed on the schedule)
Same rules apply as during regular season – In the spirit of the Game club passes should not be used to gain an advantage in the playoffs (for example, if a team regularly used them during the season, the team should use them the same way - or if a team is missing players who cannot make it for the playoffs, then the passes could be used to allow them to have substitutes for a game). However, they should not be used to bring a player from a higher division team to a lower division team where that player did not regularly play on the lower division team during the season.
Age Group Format Max # of dressed Min # of Players Max # of Club Pass Players
11U and 12 U 9v9 16 7 5
13U and above 11v11 18 9 5
Players ejected or coach dismissed from a match will be ejected from the entire playoff tournament and will not be allowed to return
NO PETS are allowed at any of the tournament facilities. Anyone with pets will be asked to leave the facility
NO SMOKING or Alcohol is allowed at any of our tournament facilities. This includes the parking lot. Anyone found to be smoking will be removed from the tournament facility