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16U / 18U / 19U - Madison League

Coaches, at Manzanita remember that the home team for the first match of the day is responsible for taking the corner flags and game balls from the snack shack storage shed out to the field and installing the flags. The Home team for the last match of the day is responsible for gathering the corner flags and game balls and returning them to the snack shack storage room.

16U/18U/19U Madison League

Play in the 16U, 18U and 19U divisions is combined between the teams from AYSO Area 2A and teams from AYSO Area 2J. Games are played on Sundays and the league ends no later than November 15th to satisfy high school eligibility requirements. In 2009, the Under-16/19 league was named after long time AYSO volunteer, James R. Madison.

Please note that for the 16U and above divisions substitutions are handled differently. There is no stoppage of the match half way through the first and second halves in order to substitute players. Instead, a free substitution scheme is utilized. More information on how this is done, including on when a coach can ask for a substitution and how to record substitutions, can be found by clicking here. The substitution time sheet can be found at the bottom of this page. There are two tabs in the spreadsheet. Fill-in the team information in the first tab (titled Entry Form), and that information will automatically be transferred to the second tab (titled Time Record). A Time Record sheet will need to be brought to each match. Each team will need a timekeeper who, using the time record sheet for the opponent, keeps track of the opponent's substitutions. The sheets from each match are turned in to the referee who will then mail them to one of the Madison League coordinators. These time sheets are reviewed by a league coordinator to ensure that every player plays at least half of the match.

For the 2018 Fall season, we have a 19U co-ed team and will play against other 19U co-ed teams and 19U-B teams.

The schedule, standings and rules are on the Area 2A website. Scroll down on the schedule page to find the matches for the different divisions. There is also a link on that webpage that will take you to the information regarding the fields used for the Madison League matches, which you can find here.

You will notice that the match schedules probably do no show matches through the end of the season. This is because in most cases the final few weeks of the season are used as a multi-week play-off. The play-off format depends on the total number of teams. For example, if a division has eight or more teams, then in the 8th week the top eight teams will face-off, with the 1st ranked team vs the 8th ranked team, the 2nd ranked team vs the 7th ranked team, and so on. The winners of those matches will face-off in the 9th week of the season and those winners will face-off for the championship in the 10th week. For the teams that are not in the top eight, or that are part of the top eight but lose in week 8 or 9, they are given matches with teams that are of similar ranking.

JustAl Gm,
Sep 12, 2018, 11:56 AM
JustAl Gm,
Sep 6, 2018, 11:19 PM