AYSO Area 1-P
2013 Lower Division Playoffs
Area 1-P Lower Division Playoffs - January and February 2013
Area 1-P All Star playoff schedules are now posted.
All U14 games will be played at John Adams School in Santa Monica.
U10 and U12 games for the weekend of February 2 and 3 will be played at Culver City High School, unless we have more rain. Please check this page again as the week progresses.
Match-ups for the elimination rounds (except GU12) have been posted. Please contact the webmaster if you spot any errors. Please read the scoring system first - we are not giving points for goals, only for goal difference.
|League Champions Playoffs||All Star Playoffs|
|Schedule, Results and Standings|
No one has a vested interest in these schedules. Just because your team has been given a particular time, that does not mean that we need your permission to change it. We reserve the right to make scheduling changes for the benefit of the program as a whole. This includes situations where a team would be severely depleted at the originally scheduled time. Also, as all-powerful as we like to think ourselves, we do not control the weather or the people who grant and pull our field permits.
2013 Season Notes
The Hollywood champion in GU12 is a Sunday-only team. The team is scheduled to play the champion from Pacific Palisades. To accommodate the players and their families, their quarterfinal will be played at Paul Revere Middle School in Pacific Palisades on Sunday January 13. All other preliminary and quarterfinal games will be played on Saturday January 19.
Our Area now has ten regions, with the addition of Region 1595 Watts. In League Champions Playoffs in Boys U14 and U10 we have 10 teams and in Boys U12 and Girls U10, we have nine.
To accommodate this, four teams in Boys U14 and U10 and two teams in Boys U12 and Girls U10 will play a preliminary game at the beginning of the day to determine which will go on to play, later in the day, in the bracket of eight that play quarter finals. Although we realize that the teams who play in this game will have to play an extra game, we felt that this was the simplest way of keeping the League Champions Playoffs to a single weekend. IF YOUR LEAGUE CHAMPION TEAM SCHEDULED TO PLAY A PRELIMINARY ROUND GAME, MAKE SURE YOUR TEAM KNOWS THAT IF IT WINS, IT WILL PLAY A SECOND GAME ON SATURDAY.
The teams chosen to play an extra game were chosen at random. Two regions, SLA and LAC, have two teams playing a preliminary game; all other regions have one. (Note for conspiracy theorists: In 2012, six regions played preliminary games; those regions were exempt from having to play more than one this year. The two regions (WLA and LF) that escaped playing preliminary games last year and more than one this year will be first up for extra preliminary games next year.)
In the All Star Playoffs, in BU10 and GU10, we are playing on fields without lights, but in the pool games, we have to play 10 games a day in BU10 and 9 games in GU10. Therefore, we have scheduled each day of pool play with two boys games and one girls games at a different field. We are hoping to get a fifth field at Culver City High School, but if this is not possible, the games will be played at El Rodeo School in Beverly Hills, which is where they have been scheduled for now. Please check back after January 9, by which time we should know one way or the other.
In all divisions, every team plays four games against randomly chosen opponents. These games count for points according to the scoring system published in our rules. The teams will then be seeded in the elimination round of the playoffs according to where they placed in the standings. Because we have three divisions (BU12, BU10 and GU10) with more than 8 teams, for the playoff weekend (February 2 and 3) we will use the same preliminary game system as we did for the League Champions to get down to 8 teams in the quarterfinals. In GU12, where there are only 7 teams, the first place team in the standings will have a bye on Saturday February 2 and will play in the semifinals on Sunday.
In both competitions, teams are responsible for set-up and take down of fields at both Culver City High School and Kenneth Hahn fields. Make sure you know if your game is the first or last of the day and be prepared to have volunteers available to help.
- If you are participating at any field and yours is the first game of the day, you may be responsible for setting up goals, nets and flags.
- If you are participating in the last game of the day, you may be responsible for dismantling or moving goals and for putting away flags.
- Points may be deducted for a team that fails to carry out its set-up/takedown responsibilities.