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A game ending in a tie shall be resolved by 2 (if necessary) sudden-death overtime periods' of 10 minutes each.  The game shall end with the first overtime goal. If 2 equal periods are played without a goal being scored, the game shall be declared a tie. A coin shall be flipped prior to the first overtime period.  Refer to rule 5-2-2 (e, 2) for the coin toss procedure. The interval between the second half and.the first overtime period shall be 5 minutes. The interval between the first overtime period and a second overtime period (if necessary) shall be 2 minutes.


A. The overtime procedure for tournament progression is the same as used during the regular season.

B. The following Penalty Kick Procedure shall be used to determine the winner of. a region or state semi-final game that is tied after the required overtime periods.

1. This procedure will not be used in the State final game.

2. Organization mechanics: The designated home team or tournament committee, (if the game is being managed by the committee), shall:

a. supply sufficient ball persons to enable the procedure to operate efficiently.

b. be responsible for providing sufficient security for the penalty kick procedure so that it may be conducted without interference to those involved.

         3. The officials will:

a. gather all players on the field at the end of the 2nd overtime period in the center circle.

b. designate the goal at which the penalty kicks will be taken.


c. meet with each team's head coach to verify those eligible to participate in the penalty kicking.  (Each coach shall be solely responsible for utilizing only eligible players as the team's participants. Participation by an ineligible player will result in forfeiture of the game by the offending team.  Ineligible participation would include, but not be limited to: a field player who was not in the game at the end of the 2nd overtime or a shooter taking a 2nd attempt in a cycle before all of the shooter's eligible teammates have taken their 1st attempts in the same cycle.)

d. choose 3 balls for use (supplied by the tournament committee or one of the teams).

e. begin the penalty kick procedure after a 3-minute intermission period. The following procedures shall apply:

(1) A coin toss shall occur, with the visiting team calling the toss. The winner of the toss will have the choice of shooting first or defending first.

(2) The penalty kick tiebreaker will initially be based on the performance of 5 designated kickers from each team. Attempts shall be made in alternating order until one team has an insurmountable advantage.

(a) If the score is tied after the 5 designated players have taken their shots, then a sudden victory round begins which includes the 6 players for each team who were not part of the initial penalty kick phase.

(b) If the score remains tied after all 11 eligible players from both teams have taken shots, then the sudden victory round continues with all 11 players from each team becoming eligible for a second shot.  A coach may change the order from the initial round.  No players can take a third shot until all eligible players have taken their second shot and so on.


4. Only the head coach and 1 assistant will be permitted to join the players in the center circle. Reinaining players, coaches, and team attendants shall be completely off the field of play and in their team bench areas.

5. Kicking Procedure

              a. Participants

(1) Only those players on the field at the end of the 2nd 10-minute sudden-victory overtime period, including the goalkeeper, are eligible for the penalty kick tiebreaker.

(2) If the goalkeeper is injured during the penalty kicks and must be removed, the goalkeeper may be replaced by a substitute. This substirute may be selected from any players on the team. However, a goalkeeper, once substituted for, may NOT be reinstated. The substitute for the goalkeeper will take part in the penalty kicks. If a player already on the field replaces the goalkeeper, an additional kicker may be brought in from the bench, but cannot kick until all of the players from that team have kicked. This substirute must be the team's final kicker in each cycle.

b. The eligible shooters for each team shall take scoring attempts in any sequence the head coach desires. The head coach shall direct each shooter to report to the official at the penalty kick stripe immediately after the completion of the previous shooter's attempt. A shooter may not be changed after reporting to the official. The shooting order need not be the same in the 2nd cycle.

c. The Official shall record the player's name, number, the order ill the team's cycle ill which the attempt was made, and the result of the kick.   

d. A goalkeeper who is to defend against the next penalty kick attempt shall be stationed outside the field of play at the intersection of the goal line and the penalty area boundary to the side designated by the officials.

e. Any deliberate action or inaction by the shooter or goalkeeper which delays the start of an attempt shall result in the official issuing a caution to the offending player. Such cautions will carry full disciplinary penalties, including isqualification. if it is a player's 2nd caution of the game.

6. The game shall end and the team declared the winner, which has:

a. attained an insurnIountable lead over its opponent before the initial phase of 5 penalty kickers is completed; or

b. scored more goals than its opponent upon completion of the initial phase of 5 penalty kickers; or

c. scored 1 more goal than its opponent at any point after each team has taken an equal number of shots during the sudden-victory phase of the penalty kick tiebreaker.