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O40 State Cup

2021-2022 Over 40 State Cup Schedule

 

Finals: November 21st 1pm Kickoff  - Back Bay Fens 

2021 Special Consideration for OTHSL Playoffs

This year, if the teams in our our State Cup semifinals or finals are also scheduled to play in the OTHSL semis/finals, we will postpone our semis and finals until after the conclusion of the OTHSL playoffs.

Possible scenarios:

  • If any of the teams competing in either the Over-30 Mengel Cup or Over-40 Cup are scheduled by the OTHSL to play on November 14th, then our semifinal round will be moved to November 21st.
  • If neither team in the OTHSL finals are schedule to play in our semis, then our semis will resume on November 21st. 
  • If any of the teams in the semis also advance to the OTHSL finals, then we will postpone our rounds to:
    • Semifinals: Sunday, November 28th
    • Finals: Sunday, December 5th

O40 Cup General Information

Format:  11v11 Single Elimination Competition

Scheduling:

Each round will take place over the course of a week/weekend.

Teams will be placed in a bracket according to a blind draw conducted by our state registrar.

In the opening rounds (play in rounds, quarterfinals, semifinals) of the competition, the home team (according to the draw) is responsible for securing the fixture and communicate this information to our Cup Commissioner. The home team may defer home field to the visiting team, if they so chose. Here are the rules for scheduling opening round games:

  • Saturday games just kickoff at 10am or later. 
  • Sunday games must kickoff at noon or later
  • For games starting at 3pm or later, the field must have lights. 
  • Consent from your opponent is needed for games kicking off after 6pm. 
  • Mid-week games are welcomed and encouraged if both teams agree.

2021 FAQs

Q: Are Mass Soccer Rosters Required for the Cup?

A:  Yes.  Team managers will have a roster in the Mass Soccer account that they will need to build before the Cup freeze date.  They can import a copy of their roster from another team or competition or build their roster from scratch. For help with your roster, please contact our registrar at Registrar@Mass-Soccer.org.

Teams must print and bring 2 copies of their Cup Roster for each game they play. These rosters must be given to the referee before the game.

Q: Do I need to have a plastic Mass Soccer Player Card to play?

A:  No.  The referee will check you in off the game roster. You may show your ID on your phone or you can print a temporary Mass Soccer ID off the website.  A Mass Drivers License or any government issued photo ID may also be used to verify your identity.

Q:  Who will be our referee/s?

A:  Mass Soccer uses our state assigner to select top referees for every Cup game. Opening rounds will be assigned 3 referees.  Our finals will have a 4th official.  Referees are paid for and provided by Mass Soccer for the entirety of the Cup.

Mass Soccer National Cup Qualifying Tournament Rules

It is the responsibility of all competing team to please review:

 
National Cups: State Qualifying Tournament Rules

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