Soccer District PlayoffsUpdated Monday October 23, 2017 by Mike Cahill.
The St. Charles CYC District Soccer Playoffs are played to determine which of our 5th grade through 8th grade teams will be advancing to the Archdiocesan Soccer Championships. The format for soccer will be the same as it has been for the past 3 years, with the top two "open" teams from each division and the top two "closed" teams from each division participating in the district playoffs.
This link will get you to the spreadsheet showing District playoff games:
At the completion of the St. Charles CYC regular season soccer games for 5th grade through 8th grade teams, a district playoff is held to determine which “open” and “closed” teams from each grade level will be advancing to the Archdiocesan playoffs.
Typically, we send one “open” and one “closed” team from each grade level and gender to represent the St. Charles CYC district. Sometimes, we are granted “wildcard” entries, when additional teams are needed to fill out Archdiocesan playoff brackets. Additionally, for 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade levels, when the St. Charles CYC district has a team in the previous year’s championship game, we get an additional playoff team entry for that age group. For example, if we had a 5th grade “open” girls team that was either the Archdiocesan champion or runner-up in the 2015 soccer playoffs, then the St. Charles district would get to send our 2016 6th grade girls “open” representative and a second 6th grade “open” representative.
In the St. Charles CYC, for 5th grade through 8th grade teams, the 1st and 2nd place “open” and “closed” teams from each division will play a 1 game district “playoff” game to determine which team will advance to the Archdiocesan playoffs. This game will be scheduled by the District Soccer Chairperson and will be played sometime on or before November 5th for the girls teams and sometime on or before November 12th for the boys teams.
For the high school girls teams, the Junior (grades 11 and 12) team and the Juvenile (grades 9 and 10) teams with the best record will advance to the Archdiocesan playoffs.
To determine what place each team in a division finishes in, we use each team’s won/loss record. We do not use score differentials or head to head results. So, in the case of a tie, for say 2nd place in a 5th grade division between two open teams, those two teams would play a tie breaker game to determine which team would then play a game against the 1st place open team. The winner would then advance to the Archdiocesan playoffs. Again, point differentials do not mean anything and if they could be removed from the standings posted on the website, we would remove them.
For the 2017 Archdiocesan playoffs, we have the following slots allotted:
5th Grade girls “closed”
5th Grade girls “open”
6th Grade girls “closed”
6th Grade girls “open”
7th Grade girls “closed”
7th Grade girls “open”
8th Grade girls “closed”
8th Grade girls “open”
8th Grade girls "open" due to having a team in the 2016 championship game
8th Grade girls "open" due to having a second team in the 2016 championeship game
Juvenile (9th and 10th grade girls)
Junior (11th and 12th grade girls)
5th Grade boys “closed”
5th Grade boys “open”
6th Grade boys “closed”
6th Grade boys “open”
7th Grade boys “closed”
7th Grade boys “open”
8th Grade boys “open”
So, in the 8th grade girls “open” group, we are sending 3 teams to the Archdiocesan playoffs. We would have been able to send an extra 7th grade girls “closed” team, but we only have 1 of each of those type teams in our district. Teams that are marked as "INEL" on the district website are not eligible to particiapte in the playoffs or win their division trophy as they have double rostered players.
As we get closer to when the District playoff games will be played, the teams with the potential to be participating will get additional information.