Secondary School Soccer Championship Rules
Boys and Girls Soccer
4) Group tie breaking procedure: If two or more teams are tied within a group and have an equal number of points on the completion of the round robin, the following criteria shall be used, in order, to determine the final standings. This process will be used in its entirety if needed to place the teams following round robin play. Once a team is determined then the process continues to breaking the tie. Only the games between the tied teams will be used.
A) Previous Match Result
The winner of the match between two teams tied in points shall be awarded the higher position (not applicable if three (3) or more tied).
If two teams tied their game during round robin play then the next procedure is to go to d) - Penalty Kicks. These kicks will be taken after round robin play.
B) Goal Difference
Goal difference shall be calculated by subtracting Goals conceded from Goals scored. A maximum of five (5) goals shall be awarded in each game. (Example: a 5 – 0 score (5 goal difference), a 7 – 1 score (5 goal difference), a 7 – 3 score (4 goal difference. Goal difference will only be used for the matches between the teams that are tied. (Not applicable if two teams are tied and they tied their game.)
C) Least Goals Against
The team having the fewer number of goals against will be awarded the higher position. (Not applicable if two teams are tied and they tied their game.
D) Penalty Kicks
If two or more teams are still tied under criteria (a) – (c), then the higher standings shall be decided b kicks from the penalty spot, as follows:
*Two teams tied:
as per FIFA Laws of the Game at a time and place decided by the Commission Representative.
*Three teams tied:
each team is designated A,B, or C. Three mini-games shall be played (A vs B, B vs C, C vs A) consisting of five (5) penalty kicks at a time and place to be decided by the Commission Representative.
The standings after these three mini-games shall be ranked. Note all five shots are to be taken in each mini-game regardless of the score. The total goals scored in the mini-game will be used.
*Four teams tied:
each team is designated A, B, C, or D.Six mini-games shall be played (A vs B, C vs D, A vs C, B vs D, D vs A, and C vs B), to decide the final ranking as in the three team case.