MTOC wildcards are established at a spring Leagues Committee Meeting. Until then, very little planninig can be done. The Leagues Committee establishes the dates for MTOC, usually the last weekend in June.
BAYS playoffs will start on Monday June 9, 2024 with any tiebreakers needing resolution having games on Sunday June 12. Teams should be prepared to play during that week with the final games to be held on or before Saturday June 15 (unless a rainy playoff week). Games will only be moved for the most exceptional circumstances. MTOC will start on Friday June 21 with semi-finals and finals on Sunday June 23.
The Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) is a season-ending tournament sponsored by Mass Youth Soccer that brings together age/gender group champions from participating travel leagues. Each of these leagues establish their own guidelines, including league playoffs, to determine their representatives to this tournament. The leagues that participate in MTOC are:
- Central Mass
- Nashoba Valley
- South Coast
- South Shore
The Age Brackets are:
- Grade 6 Div 1 (9v9 no heading)
- Grade 6 Div 2 (9v9 no heading)
- Grade 8 Div 1
- Grade 8 Div 2
- Grade 10 Div 1
- Grade 10 Div 2
- Grade 12(includes PG) Div 1
Each gender has the same age groups. Most age groups are broken into 3 flights of 4 teams (there are wildcards awarded to fill out the brackets). Teams play a 3 game round robin with the winner of each flight and a wildcard with the best record among non-winners advance to the semifinals. In some cases it may be 2 flights of 4 teams or 2 flights of 5 teams. In those cases the top 2 move to the semifinals.
For more details, aimed at the team coach and club registrar check the menu item MTOC team considerations or click here.