High School Playoffs Comparison

Discussion in 'High School' started by IndyMac, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. IndyMac

    IndyMac Member

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    I'm curious to see how other states format their state tournaments.

    1. What state?
    2. How long is regulation time? Counts up or down?
    3. How many players can your dress?
    4. Are there any restrictions of substitutions?
    5. Do all teams automatically get in, or do you have to qualify?
    6. If it's tied at the end of regulation, how do they determine a winner?
    7. Are their different classes or one for all the schools?
    8. How many games does it take to win the championship?

    Anything else you think of?


  2. IndyMac

    IndyMac Member

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    1 Indiana
    2 80m and counts down
    3 25 players
    4 No
    5 All teams
    6 Two 7m overtimes, no golden goal, shootout if still tied
    7 One class
    8 8 or 9 games over 4 weeks
  3. Gview

    Gview New Member

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    1. Ohio.
    2. 80 m, counts down.
    3. 22 players can dress for State Tournament.
    4. Nope.
    5. All Teams.
    6. 2-15 minute golden goal OT periods, then PK's.
    7. 3 Division for Boys, 2 for Girls.
    8. 7 or 8 games over 4 weeks.
  4. coach_ed

    coach_ed New Member

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    1. Maryland
    2. 80 m, counts down
    3. 25 players can dress for State Tournament.
    4. Nope.
    5. All Teams.
    6. 2-15 minute golden goal OT periods, then PK's.
    7. 4 Division for Boys, 4 for Girls (largest 25% of schools = 4A; smallest 25% = 1A)
    8. 5 or 6 games over 4 weeks.

    State is divided into 4 geographical regions. Top 4 teams per region are seeded; all else random draw. Each region winner advances to state semi finals.


  5. Berean Todd

    Berean Todd New Member

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    1. What state? Texas
    2. How long is regulation time? Counts up or down? 80m, counts up
    3. How many players can your dress? unlimited as far as I am aware
    4. Are there any restrictions of substitutions? No
    5. Do all teams automatically get in, or do you have to qualify? Top 3 teams from each district, at least at the largest (5A) classification.
    6. If it's tied at the end of regulation, how do they determine a winner? Extra time the penalties
    7. Are their different classes or one for all the schools? different classes
    8. How many games does it take to win the championship? 8 games for the top bracket.
  6. 60-90 Days

    60-90 Days New Member

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    2. clock actually goes down
    5. the top 4 teams from each district go (not 3)
  7. SoCalSun

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    Is Texas for the whole state or a geographic subdivision?
  8. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator Staff Member

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    1. Iowa
    2. 80 m, counts down
    3. 22 players can dress for State Tournament (a guess)
    4. Nope.
    5. All Teams.
    6. 2-10 minute golden goal OT periods, then PK's.
    7. 3 Division for Boys, 2 for Girls (48 largest; next 48(boys); the rest)
    8. 5 to 7 games over 2-3 weeks.

    Season goes from April 1 to early June
  9. 60-90 Days

    60-90 Days New Member

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    In Texas we have 5A, 4A, and 3A soccer. 5A is by itself while 4a and 3A are combined into one group. 5A and 4A/3A are both divided into 4 regions. The winner from each region goes to "state" where they play a semifinal and then a final.
  10. NHRef

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    NH
    80 m counts down
    not sure on player count
    nope, no sub restrictions
    top 16 make the state tournament
    2 sudden deaths, the shootout (old nasl style)
    Different classes based on school population
    Bracket of 16, single elimination, so 4
  11. Midwest Ref

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    1. Illinois
    2. 80 Minutes, counts down
    3. 22 players
    4. No
    5. All teams qualify
    6. Up to 4, 10 minute golden goal overtimes, then PKs with a special Illinois twist. Keeper can come forward off the goal line as soon as the ref blows the whistle
    7. 3 classes 1A= all schools < 750 students; 2A= 750--1650 students; 3A= >1650
    8. Depending on the class, somewhere from 7-8 (generally 2 games in regionals (could be three depending on your seeding, 2 in sectionals, 1 in supersectional, 2 at final four)
  12. IndyMac

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    Good point, I forgot about when the season is played.

    In Indiana, soccer is a fall sport, so the season starts in mid-August when school starts, with the playoffs in Oct-Nov
  13. 60-90 Days

    60-90 Days New Member

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    We can't do that down here in Texas because of the Friday Night Lights.
  14. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator Staff Member

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    That's our issue, too. Most of the ADs are former football coaches. They don't want no girly sports taking any of their players!! :p :cool:

    I'd love to get a few of them out on the pitch for a little pick up! :)
  15. 60-90 Days

    60-90 Days New Member

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    Besides the weather, I am glad we have our season opposite pointy ball. If it was at the same time we would not have a place to practice.
  16. IndyMac

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    It is such a stupid argument, in all the years I've been involved with my high school's team, there have been no players that would have played football if we hadn't had a soccer team. We would've all played tennis or cross country or not have played any fall sport. Most of us never even played football as little kids.
  17. 60-90 Days

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    I hear you loud and clear. My high school did not even have soccer until two years after I left. I played tennis instead. BUT, I have had a few kids that were linebackers or kickers on the football team. A few might be stretching it. I think in the ten years I have been coaching I can count one wide receiver, 2 kickers, 1 fullback, 1 linebacker, 1 defensive linemen, and one kid that rode the bench. So I guess seven in ten years would mean it isn't a huge conflict.
  18. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator Staff Member

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    A lot depends on the size of the high school. In smaller schools - less than 100 in the graduating class, you have a lot of people playing multiple sports. Some in the same season. One of the girls soccer games we reffed last Spring was missing several players who were participating at the State Track Meet. At the big schools there is much more specialization.
  19. wquinlan

    wquinlan New Member

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    1. What state? SC
    2. How long is regulation time? Counts up or down? 80, up
    3. How many players can your dress? unlmtd
    4. Are there any restrictions of substitutions? no
    5. Do all teams automatically get in, or do you have to qualify?qualify
    6. If it's tied at the end of regulation, how do they determine a winner?10-10, 5-5, PK
    7. Are their different classes or one for all the schools?4 classes for boys, 3 for girls
    8. How many games does it take to win the championship? 5
  20. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator Staff Member

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    With my kids gone, we now have a foreign exchange student. He has several friends that are playing football this Fall and will play soccer in the Spring. Linebackers and Defensive backs make pretty good defensive soccer players -particularly if they have soccer skills. I'm at a 3A school (the biggest class). The smaller schools have even more multisport players (football and soccer; cross-country and soccer; golf and soccer).

    We now have about 8 artificial turf fields in the area. Great practice area for both football and soccer when they don't have season conflicts. Soccer will never be a Fall sport here.

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