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Spring 2022 MNJYSA Playoffs (U11-U19)

By MNJYSA, 04/27/22, 10:15PM EDT

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Reminder about Spring 2022 MNJYSA Playoffs

As we arrive at the midpoint of our Spring 2022 MNJYSA season, please read below to learn details about our Spring 2022 playoff rules and formats.

1. Playoffs are open to flight winners or runners up (See 1b.) competing in flight 1 through flight 4 in 9v9 and 11v11 divisions only (U11-U19). U16 Girls & U19 Girls Divisions will not compete in Spring 2022 Playoffs, as there is only one flight in each division with no viable playoff options.

All other divisions...

For divisions with only 2 flights (U13 Girls & U14 Girls), a championship game will be played on Championship Saturday, 6/18 between flight 1 and flight 2 representatives.

For divisions with 3 flights (U11 Girls & U12 Girls), a single semifinal game between flight 2 and flight 3 representatives will be played during the week of 6/13 (no later than 6/16), and a championship game between the winner of that game and the flight 1 representative will be held on Championship Saturday, 6/18.

For divisions with 4 flights (U11 Boys, U12 Boys, U13 Boys & U14 Boys), two semifinal games between flight 1 and flight 4 representatives, and between flight 2 and flight 3 representatives will be played during the week of 6/13 (no later than 6/16), and a championship game between the winners of those two games will be held on Championship Saturday, 6/18.

For U15 Boys (3 flights) and U16 Boys (1 flight),  two semifinal games between U16B flight 1 and U15B flight 3 representatives, and between U15B flight 1 and U15B flight 2 representatives will be played during the week of 6/13 (no later than 6/16), and a championship game between the winners of those two games will be held on Championship Saturday, 6/18.

For U18 Boys and U19 Boys, division representatives will face off in the final game on Championship Saturday, 6/18.

1a. Potential flight winners who decline to participate in the playoffs due to other commitments MUST notify their RVP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

1b. If flight winner declines to participate, flight runner-up will be offered the opportunity to represent their flight in the playoffs. If both flight winner and runner-up decline to represent their flight in the playoffs, their semifinal opponent will receive a bye (if applicable), and if only 2 flights in division, participating flight representative will be declared the division winner.

1c. Higher flighted team has privilege of hosting semifinal games, but if this becomes an impediment to playing semifinal by 6/16 then teams should play at field of lower flighted team.

1d. If flight winner/runner-up results are locked-in prior to the end of the regular season, playoff opponents may play semifinal games prior to the week of 6/13 at their mutual convenience, but MUST receive permission to do so in advance from MNJYSA Playoff Committee.

2. For 9v9 divisions (U11 & U12), Championship Saturday, 6/18 will be hosted by Franklin Township Soccer at Middlebush Park Turf 2. Schedule as follows:

09:30: U11 Girls Championship on Field MP2A
09:30: U11 Boys Championship on Field MP2B
11:00: U12 Girls Championship on Field MP2A
11:00: U12 Boys Championship on Field MP2B
 

3. For 11v11 divisions (U13-U19), Championship Saturday, 6/18 will be held in East Brunswick at Heavenly Farms Field 8 aka Turf A. Schedule as follows:

8:00: U13 Girls Championship
9:30: U13 Boys Championship
11:00: U14 Girls Championship
12:30: U14 Boys Championship
2:00: U15/U16 Boys Championship
4:00: U18 vs. U19 Boys Championship
 
4. Rule change: Players holding a valid Spring 2022 MNJYSA Secondary Permission Player Form may participate in Spring 2022 MNJYSA Playoffs. Such forms will not be approved after April 30th, without exception. (In prior seasons, these players were ineligible to participate in Spring MNJYSA Playoffs, but this restriction has been rescinded based on overwhelming feedback from MNJYSA member clubs.)
 
5. Questions about Spring 2022 MNJYSA Playoffs can be directed to either Steve Roman or Tom Finn.
 
Thank you for your attention.