Game Format

  • All Outdoor Soccer Leagues are single-opponent; teams will play one game per week.
  • All Outdoor Soccer Leagues are self-officiated, unless indicated as using a Games Coordinator (GC).
  • All field bookings are 1.5 hours in length.
    • Games consist of two 40-minute halves, with a 10-minute half time.
    • In the regular season, ties are allowed. There will be no overtime or shoot-outs.

Season Length

  • All 8 Week Outdoor Soccer Leagues use the following structure:
    • 6 weeks of regular season games.*
    • 2 weeks of playoff games.
  • All 16 Week Outdoor Soccer Leagues use the following structure:
    • 13 weeks of seeding / regular season games (seeding round is dependent on the number of teams registered).
    • 3 weeks of playoff games.
  • All 5 Week (Fall) Outdoor Soccer Leagues use the following structure:
    • 4 regular season games.**
    • 1 week of playoffs.
  • In cases where rain-outs occur, games are made up via double-headers or season extensions (1-2 weeks).
  • Games are always played on the Monday of long weekend's.

* Summer Sunday League Only: All teams will have a scheduled double-header during the regular season. The 6 regular season games will take place over 5 weeks.
** Fall Leagues: Teams will have a scheduled double-header. The 4 regular season games will take place over 3 weeks.


  • Playoff Format: Spring / Summer (8 Week)
    • All teams are guaranteed 2 playoff games.
    • Only the Top 4 teams will compete for the League Championship.
  • Playoff Format: Spring / Summer (16 Week)
    • All teams are guaranteed 3 playoff games.
    • The Top 8 teams will compete for the League Championship.
  • ​Playoff Format: Fall (5 Week)
    • All teams are guaranteed 1 playoff game.
    • Only the Top 2 teams will compete for the League Championship.
  • League champs will receive t-shirts that can be picked up from the Season-end Party.
  • There are no ties in playoffs. 
    • If the score is tied at the end of regulation time, penalty kicks will be taken:
      • 5 players from each team will alternate shots from the penalty-mark at one end of the field.
        • The initial 5 players will have a three male maximum.
      • If the score is still tied after the initial round of penalty kicks, the penalty kicks will continue in sudden-death fashion:
        • The shooting team must alternate males and females. 
        • ​A player is not allowed to take a second shot if there are players on his/her team of the same gender that have not yet shot. 
        • Both teams must shoot in the sudden-death round, the team shooting first does not win if they score.


 Format Ideal Roster Size
(F) = Female
Total # of Players
Required on the Field
Min # of Females
Required on the Field
Max # of M/X
Allowed on the Field
6 vs. 6 11-13 (4 F) 5 + Goalie 2 4
8 vs. 8 14-15 (6 F) 7 + Goalie 3 5
11 vs. 11 15-17 (6 F) 10 + Goalie 3 8
  • When registering a full team, there is no limit to the maximum number of players you can have on the roster.
  • Prior to the first game of the season, teams must have the total number of players required on the field (in the above chart) confirmed on the roster in MyESSC.
    • If the minimum amount of confirmed roster players is not met, the team will receive a loss for every game played until the requirement is met.
    • Minimum female requirements are inclusive of anyone who identifies as female (i.e. players who identify as M or X do not count towards F minimums).
  • Prior to the first playoff game, teams must have all players who are playing in the playoff game(s) displayed as part of the confirmed roster in MyESSC.
    • If this requirement is not met, teams will receive an automatic loss and will not be eligible for the championship.
  • A team may bring in subs that are not listed on the roster. To learn more about the sub policies, click here.