MOSSL SCHEDULING RULES AND GUIDELINES

MOSSL SCHEDULING RULES AND GUIDELINES

We have had divisions struggling to decide on the number of games to be played.  After some discussion we have decided that if your group doesn’t want to play the same number of games that is fine.  All teams must have a minimum of 6.  No team can have a maximum of 12. 

The purpose of having the same number of games was to determine division winners.  Given the circumstances this year, and the uncertainty that we will be able to complete the season, we have decided it would be best not to focus on division winners.  Instead we want to focus on giving teams the best experience we can under the circumstances. 

Final team assignments in each division are posted. For a complete list of division assignments click here.

Teams will not be paired up by our office. Please follow the suggestions in step 5 to create match ups.

Since teams are not being matched up by home vs away, teams will need to agree upon field location. If teams cannot agree on a field location they must use one of the three contracted MOSSL locations which include Spindler, Cooper and Kilbourne Run. 

Divisions must play a minimum of 6 and can play a maximum of 12 games. Each group will determine the number of games to be played in their division. ALL TEAMS within that division must play the same number of agreed upon games and ALL TEAMS must be included in this decision. (For pre-scheduling a group email is the easiest way to communicate with each other.) IT IS MAJORITY VOTE- 1 or 2 teams cannot decide for the group!!!

Be sure you know your team's tournament schedule, school breaks, dances, school trips, etc.

If there are any game scheduling conflicts that cannot be resolved between teams a MOSSL representative will mediate and make the final decision.

Suggested scheduling for the following groups

  • Divisions with 5 teams play each team 2x for 8 games.
  • Divisions with 9 teams play each team 1x for 8 games.
  • Divisions with 6, 7,or 8 teams may play 6 or 7 games so that each team plays each other 1x (if they want more than 6 or 7 games, teams will have to play some teams 2x).
  • Divisions with more than 9 teams deciding to play a minimum of 6, 7 or 8 games will not play all teams in the group. All teams must play the same amount of games and cannot play an opponent twice. ***To avoid this it is suggested that the group determine who everyone is playing PRIOR to scheduling

SCHEDULING TIPS FOR TEAMS BASED ON NUMBER OF TEAMS AND NUMBER OF GAMES TO BE PLAYED

Groups with 6 Teams

  • If your group chooses to play 7 games:
    1. Make a vertical list of all teams in the bracket
    2. Play each team 1 time
    3. Play the team Above you in the vertical list (this will be the 6th game)
    4. Play the team Below you in the vertical list (this will be the 7th game)
  • If your group chooses to play 8 games:
    1. Make a vertical list of all teams in the bracket and label 1 to 6
    2. Play each team 1 time
    3. Play the team Above you in the vertical list (this will be the 6th game)
    4. Play the team Below you in the vertical list (this will be the 7th game)
    5. The 8th game will be as follows:
      • 1 Plays 4 in the list
      • 2 Plays 5 in the list
      • 3 Plays 6 in the list

Groups with 7 Teams

  • Groups of 7 Teams CANNOT play 7 games
  • If your group chooses to play 8 games:
    1. Make a vertical list of all teams in the bracket and label 1 to 7
    2. Play each team 1 time
    3. Play the team Above you in the vertical list (this will be the 7th game)
    4. Play the team Below you in the vertical list (this will be the 8th game)

Groups with 8 Teams

  • If your group chooses to play 7 games:
    1. Each team will play all other teams in the bracket 1 time
  • If your group chooses to play 8 games:
    1. Make a vertical list of all teams in the bracket and label 1 to 8
    2. Play each team 1 time
    3. Each team pairs up with only 1 other team in their bracket for their 8th game

Groups with 9 Teams

  • If your group chooses to play 8 games:
    1. Each team will play all other teams in the bracket 1 time

Groups with 10 Teams

  • If your group chooses to play 7 games:
    1. Make a vertical list of all teams in the bracket and label 1 to 10
    2. DON'T Play the team above or below you in the list
    3. Play each of the other teams 1 time
  • If your group chooses to play 8 games:
    1. Make a vertical list of all teams in the bracket and label 1 to 10
    2. Each team pairs up with only 1 other team in their bracket THEY WILL NOT PLAY
    3. Play each of the remaining teams 1 time

Groups with 11 Teams

  • If your group chooses to play 8 games:
    1. Make a vertical list of all teams in the bracket and label 1 to 11
    2. DON'T Play the team above or below you in the list
    3. Play each of the remaining teams 1 time

Groups with 12 Teams

  • If your group chooses to play 8 games:
    1. Make 2 Vertical columns of 6 teams each and label each team in each column 1 thru 6
    2. DON'T Play the team above or below you in your column list
    3. DON'T play the team of the same number as you in the opposite list
      • ie: If you are Team 1 in the first column, you would not play team 2 , team 6, or Team 1 from the other column
    4. Play the remaining 3 teams in your column and the remaining 5 teams in the other column 1 time each

Groups with 13 Teams

  • If your group chooses to play 8 games:
  1. Make a vertical list of all teams in the bracket
  2. DON'T Play the 2 teams above or the 2 teams below you in the list
  3. Play each of the remaining teams 1 time

Groups with 14 Teams

  • If your group chooses to play 7 games:
    1. Make 2 Vertical columns of 7 teams each and label each team in each column 1 thru 7
    2. Play each team 1 time in your column
    3. Each team pairs up with only 1 other team in the other column for their 7th game