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PLAYOFFS? What is it? Only for some Teams?

Play-offs are no more. There are post-season soccer activities but only for the wiling and the active teams.
Teams must now ask to be considered for an invitation to the post-season tournaments. The team must provide volunteers.
The first tournament is the Region 73 Tournament which typically follows the Fall Season regular games.
More invitations may follow depending on how the team performs during this tournament. The better the team works the more invitations are possible.


1.There is no automatic invitation for any team nor can you pay-in on the invitation list. Requirements must be met.
2. Sent email to Regional Commissioner [email protected]. Ask for consideration for invitation. Name team ID, Coaches, Team Manager and Team Referees.
3. Invitations are sent usually two weeks before last game is played. Until then teams can work on the requirements.

4. Invitation minimum requirements:
- team is in good standing with the region. All players must have participated min 50% of Fall 2021 season games.
- fulfilled all regional requirements, like: registration, certifications, team sponsor, waivers (Covid-CDC-SCA-SH), minimum participation in Fall, etc.
- have certified volunteers: Head Coach, Assistant Coaches and two experienced adult referees (team-referees) and team-manager.
- coaches: worked with  team min 60% Fall 2021 in games/training sessions. Complete coach evaluation. Prove is required.
- experienced referees :completed 10+ games in season games. Laws of the game proficiency. Complete referee evaluation. Prove is required.
- Team selection will consider: misconduct, sportsmanship, volunteering level (team volunteers), sponsorship, Wins/Losses.
-Coaches and Referees must be evaluated during the season to demonstrate competence.

Important Notes:

Invitations will go to teams which have expressed interest by email [email protected] in the first 2 weeks of the regular season.
Teams will complete requirements during the Fall Season and will forward all paperwork before the board meets to select teams for invitation.
All paperwork Must show TeamID and Head Coach name. 

Coach and Referee and Players
it is the coach 's and referee's responsibility to invite an observer and/or assessor to complete evaluation of competence.
Do not wait for the last weekend as evaluators may not be available to complete a (re-)evaluation.
At least one successful evaluation is required for each coach and each referee. Forward paperwork to the Coach and/or Referee Administrators.
The registrar will verify player eligibility. Player's Birth certificate may be verified for tournament participation outside region.
AYSO line up cards will prove players', coach's and referee's participation in Fall Season 2021.

We Strongly advice against coach-referee volunteers. The referee-coach may have difficulty being on time for preparing his team on the next game.
Youth referees-players are not allowed on tournaments as they may be overworked. So please find adult referee volunteers in your team. 

A coach can accept or reject the invitation. For teams which have accepted they are on the play schedule.
Play Schedules will be sent to the coaches. Team referees should receive a copy from the coach.
Referees will accept assignments for officiating the games but exclude games with their team playing.
Team Referee assignments may change during the tournament day. The tournament Referee Administrator will have the final decision.

DO NOT ASSUME things but verify accuracy and confirm that a requirement is completed.
Contact Julio Velez for questions; [email protected] if you have any questions.

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