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STATE AND COUNTY TOURNAMENT RULES

State Tournament Rules: 

1) Games must start by 2:00 P.M. unless lights are available and both schools agree to a later starting time.

2) Play two, forty (40) minute halves under normal game conditions.

3) If regulation game ends in a tie, play two ten (10) minute "sudden victory / golden goal" overtime periods under normal game conditions including the coin toss.

4) If score remains tied, the game winner will be determined by penalty kicks:

A) the head referee shall choose the goal at which all kicks shall be taken.

B) a coin toss shall be held with the lower seeded team calling the toss. The team winning the toss shall have the choice of kicking first or second.

C) each coach will select five (5) players, on or off the field (except those who may have been disqualified), to take the kicks. Player order of shooting is not required.

D) teams will alternate kickers with no follow-up allowed.

E) the defending team may change the goalkeeper prior to each kick.

F) the team scoring on the greatest number of kicks after (5) shall be declared the winner.

5) If the score remains the same after each team has taken five (5) kicks:

A) no additional coin toss is required; the same team sequence of shooting shall be used from the prior round.

B) each coach will select five (5) players, whether or not a player participated in the initial five (5) kicks.

C) this round will be conducted in a sudden victory situation, wherein if one team scores and the other team does not score, the game is ended without more kicks being taken.

6) If the score remains tied after the second set of five (5) kicks, repeat Step 5.

Please note: State tournament games suspended because of conditions which make it impossible to continue play, should be played to completion from the point of interruption.  DO NOT TERMINATE THE GAME, LET THE AD'S DECIDE IF AND WHEN THE GAME WILL BE COMPLETED. 

 

Boys / Girls Bergen County Tournament Rules:

Use same procedure as State rules.

 

Boys / Girls Passaic County Tournament Rules:

Use same procedure as State rules.

 

Boys / Girls Essex County Tournament Rules:

Use same procedure as State rules.

 

 

 

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