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 12, 2023 with any tiebreakers needing resolution having games on Sunday June 11th. Teams should be prepared to play during that week with the final games to be held on or before Saturday June 17 (unless a rainy playoff week). Games will only be moved for the most exceptional circumstances. MTOC is estimated to start on Friday June 23rd with semi-finals and finals on Sunday June 25. This will be confirmed by the Leagues Committee in the Spring of 2023.
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:
- 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 semi-finals. 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 semi-finals.
For more details, aimed at the team coach and club registrar check the menu item MTOC team considerations or click here.