Conference and NCAA Playoffs

2009 ECC Women's Soccer Playoff Final CrewAs the regular season is drawing to a close, conference and NCAA playoffs are approaching. Please take a minute or two to familiarize yourself with the special requirements of the NCAA Rules Book regarding playoffs. Specifically,

  • Tiebreaker Procedure of Penalty Kicks (Rule 7.1.2)
    • Coin toss determines who kicks first or second. We recommend the referee chooses which goal the kicks will be taken at before the game with the governing sports authority.
    • 10 different kickers are selected. If all 10 kickers take kicks, the order of taking kicks must be repeated.
    • The goalkeeper may not be replaced during the taking of kicks unless injured. The injury must be verified by an attending physician or certified trainer with approval from the governing sports authority.
  • Accumulated Cautions (Rule 12.18)
    • Player eligibility is to be determined by the governing sports authority. In some cases, coaches will ask the referee team whether a player is eligible to play because of their accumulated cautions. Please review the referenced rule and be prepared to advise the governing sports authority representative accordingly. If there’s any doubt or question about a player’s eligibility, allow the player to participate and file a report with the governing sports authority.

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