District IV will have 9 soccer teams advancing to the state tournament. Advancing will be 2 (A) Girls, 2 (AA) Girls, 1 (AAA) Girls, 2 (A) Boys, 1  (AA) Boys, 1 (AAA) Boys,  (AAAA) Boys and (AAAA) Girls will qualify through District 2.

Only official PIAA varsity games will be considered for your record. An official game is one with a PIAA contract (or league scheduled), and officials.

The district playoff games shall be conducted in accordance with the PIAA rules and regulations governing interscholastic sports competition. The National Federation Soccer Rules are the official PIAA rules. Teams that enter the playoffs agree to all the regulations established by the district soccer committee.

The district committee will assign officials and a game manager for each game.

Contact Information

Glenn Fogel
Cell: (570) 490-0930
gkfogel27@gmail.com

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Seeding

Teams will be seeded by the district soccer committee based upon winning percentage of your overall record. Tournament games tied at the conclusion of regulation play that have the tie broken with an overtime procedure will be counted as a win or a loss. If the winning percentage is equal, the team with the most games played will be seeded higher. Head to head competition and having more wins, or coin flip will be considered to break a seeding tie. Playoff games to determine a league champion will not be considered for seeding purposes.

Winning percentage will be determined by the following procedure:  2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss; (total pts. earned) divided by (total games played x 2) = winning percentage.

In Class A and Boys and Girls a minimum of eight teams will be eligible for the District IV Tournament.  These eight teams would have the highest winning percentage of all Class A and AA Teams.  If more than eight teams have a winning percentage of 50% or higher all of these teams will be eligible for the District IV Tournament. District IV Teams must play 10 or more games to be eligible for the playoffs.

In Class AA Boys and Girls a minimum of eight teams will be eligible for the District IV Tournament.  These eight teams would have the highest winning percentage of all Class A Teams.  If more than eight teams have a winning percentage of 50% or higher all of these teams will be eligible for the District IV Tournament.  District IV Teams must play 10 or more games to be eligible for the playoffs.

In Class AAA Girls a minimum of two teams will be eligible for the District IV Tournament.  These two teams would have the highest winning percentage of all Class AAA Teams.  If more than two teams have a winning percentage of 50% or higher all of these teams will be eligible for the District IV Tournament.

In Class AAA Boys a minimum of four teams will be eligible for the District IV Tournament.  These four teams would have the highest winning percentage of all Class AAA Teams.  If more than four teams have a winning percentage of 50% or higher all of these teams will be eligible for the District IV Tournament.

Eligibility

To be eligible a school must play a minimum of 10 official varsity games by Saturday, October 21, 2017. (Consideration may be given to teams that played less than 10 games if a scheduled game had to be postponed during the week of October 16, but all teams must make every effort to play every scheduled game. Not playing a game to stay “.500” is not acceptable. Games scheduled after the first game of the season will not be considered to qualify a team for district competition (or overall record) unless pre-approved by the District IV Committee.

Hosting Schools

The following facilities may be hosting playoff games

  • Athens
  • Balls Mills (Williamsport)
  • Bloomsburg University
  • Mansfield University
  • Central Columbia
  • Hughesville
  • Midd-West
  • Millville
  • Towanda
  • Sayre
  • Shamokin
  • Mifflinburg
  • Loyalsock

All expenses will be paid from the gate. District IV will pay the officials. Game managers must complete all forms and deposit money within 48 hours following each game.

Criteria used to determine sites are

  1. Maximum playing dimensions
  2. Lights
  3. Spectator seating
  4. Condition of playing surface
  5. Provision to charge admission
  6. Geographical location
  7. Site availability
  8. Seeding of teams will not be a criterion for selection of game sites

Facilities

Teams should come to the tournament dressed for the game. Locker rooms and showers may be available after each game please call ahead to Athletic Director of hosting school. Notify the host school Athletic Director if dressing facilities are desired before the preliminary, quarterfinals, semifinal, and/or championship games.

Distribution of Receipts

District IV will pay participating schools in the semifinals, and championship final games a share of the net proceeds if receipts are greater than the expenses for the entire tournament. A team could receive one or two shares based on the number of games played beyond the quarterfinals.  Participating schools will receive 60% of the net receipts and District IV will receive 40%.

Game Dates/Times

A&AA Boys and A Girls

Preliminary Games

Tuesday, October 24, Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26, 2017. Games will be scheduled by the committee at available sites. The games will be played at 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 P.M.

Quarterfinal games

Saturday October 28, 2017. Games will be played at available sites. The games will be 12:00, 2:00, 4:30 and 6:30. 

Semi-final games

Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Games will be played at available sites at 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00.

Championship games

Thursday, November 2, 2017. Games will be played at 5:00 and 7:00 at available sites.

AA Girls Sites, Dates, and Times

Quarterfinal games

Wednesday, October 25 or Thursday, October 26, 2017. Games will be played at 5:00 and 7:00 at available sites.

Semi-final games

Monday, October 30, 2017. Games will be played at 5:00 and 7:00 at an available site.

Championship games

Thursday, November 2, 2017. Game will be at an available site at 5:00 or 7:00.

AAA Boys and Girls Sites, Dates, and Times

Preliminary Games

Tuesday, October 24, Wednesday,  October 25, Thursday, October 26,  2017. Games will be scheduled by the committee at available sites. Games will be played at 4:00, 6:00, 8:00.

Semi-final games

Monday, October 30, 2017 at 4:00, 6:00, or 8:00 pm at an available site.

Championship games

Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Games for boys and girls will be played at 5:00 and 7:00 pm at an available site.

Please note: AAAA Boys and AAAA Girls will qualify through District 2.

All games will be played at available sites at 4:00 (Triple header only), 6:00 and 8:00 during weekdays. Triple-headers may be used to keep girls and boys teams from the same school at the same site. Saturday games will be 12:00, 2:00, 4:30, and 6:30. The teams on the top of the bracket will be the home team and wear light colored uniforms. The visiting team will be responsible for having uniforms of a contrasting color.

If play in games are necessary consideration will be given to the higher seeded team to host these games if possible.  Rental fees will not be issued if the higher seeded team hosts a game.

Each school shall provide the following for every game:

  1. one (1) adult scorer
  2. two (2) ball chasers

Admission Prices

  • Adults - $6.00
  • Students - $4.00

Awards

  • Team plaque to each district championship team
  • 25 individual medals for each team advancing to state competition and teams in the finals who do not qualify for states (Boys A,AA,AAA Girls A,AA,AAA)