Playoff Overtime Procedures

Following are the playoff overtime procedures for all leagues that we serve.

Major League:

 During the play-off/final game, the following format is used:

•   A “mini game” consisting of two 5 (five) minute halves with the last minute of each half being stopped time.

•   Each team will be allowed 1 (one) time out per half.

•   Play will be determined by a coin toss at the commencement of the mini game. The home team calls the head/tails.

•   If the game continues to be tied after the mini game, a “shoot-out” format will ensue.  After a coin toss, a team will have 3 downs to score from the ten-yard line followed by the opposition’s opportunity to respond.  The process will be repeated until such time as a winner is declared.

Midget League:

Play-offs: In the event of a tie at the end of regulation play, the following format will be followed:
a) A mini-game consisting of two 5-minute halves with the last minute of each half being stopped time.
b) Each team will be allowed one time-out per half.
c) Play will be determined by a coin toss at the commencement of the mini-game. Visiting team choice.
d) If the game continues to be tied after the mini-game, a shoot-out format will ensue. After a coin toss, a team will have 3 downs to score from the 10 yard line, followed by the opposition's opportunity to respond. The process will be repeated until a winner is declared.

WHSFL

In the event of a tie at the end of regulation play during a playoff game, the following format will be followed:

A 5 minute intermission.
A coin toss to determine offence, defense, defer or choice of which goal to defend. Visiting team choice of toss.
Each team gets one timeout per overtime session.
Scrimmage the ball from the 35-yard line, normal football rules apply.
Team A keeps the ball as long as they make first downs, don't turn the ball over, or until they score a single point, field goal, or touchdown.
Team B is given the same opportunity to score as many points as Team A.
A defensive touchdown ends any overtime session.
If the score remains tied, another overtime session is played at the opposite end of the field. The team that loses the coin toss in the first overtime will be given choice for the second overtime period.
If the game remains tied, revert back to #1.
After two complete rounds of overtime, teams must attempt a two point convert rather than a one point placement.