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2019-Aug-19
TWO MORE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES TO ENJOY AT THE VALLEYS TONIGHT.

Everyone,

The "A" and "C" division's championship games are scheduled for tonight. Please feel free to come out and watch the safe, competitive and fun games.

Also, the photos will be placed onto league's FACEBOOK page/albums shortly, but you can get a sneak peak at the pics from last week's "E" and "B" division championship games at http://danwardphoto.com/MTFL/MTFL_2019.html

Sincerely,

Your Executive team!




2019-Aug-06
PLAYOFF GAMES TONIGHT - WEATHER ALERT - POSSIBLE RESCHEDULING

There are two games scheduled for tonight:

1. Ghosts vs Shockerz at Cawthra

2. Mountain Goats vs Goblins at Gordon Graydon

Games are scheduled for 6:30 pm kickoff. 

Games that do not start by 6:45 pm, will be rescheduled for Thu., Aug 8th. Same with games that are not considered to have been completed. Should this occur, please check the schedule for updates.

 

 




2019-Jul-25
PLAYOFFS

1. High School Fields – kick-offs at 6:30 pm

2. Home Team (higher in standings) has first choice – i.e., automatically wins coin toss

(This is different from what was previously communicated.)

3. Game may be shortened to allow for overtime play based on reduced daylight.

4. If tied at end of regulation time, overtime is played:

i) Home Team has choice of going first for all alternating converts or going second

ii) Teams alternate conversion attempts

iii) Offense has choice of 1 pt or 2 pt conversion - option available for each attempt

iv) Each team is given a minimum of 3 convert attempts.

v) If still tied, overtime continues with single attempts until a winner is produced.

vi) Teams must be ready to switch from offense to defense quickly.

5. Be sure only to play players who are playoff eligible and thus meet the following criteria:

i) played 3 or more games with team

ii) played at least 1 game in the first 6 games with team

iii) or has been granted an exemption by the league

6. Teams who play players who have not met the playoff eligibility requirements are subject to League discipline (loss of game, fine, suspension, etc.)

Best of luck to all teams. Be sure to keep it fun!




2019-Jul-21
MTFL SCHEDULE;TIE-BREAKER POLICY; PLAYOFFS; 6:30 PM START; ELIGIBILITY; OVERTIME
1. The League Website now shows the playoff games under Scheduling. It shows all previously played regular-season games, remaining regular-season games, and scheduled playoff games.

2. Division buttons show standings for division selected and regular-season games. It does not show playoff games at the present time.

3. NOTE: Playoff games at high school fields start at 6:30 pm to allow for earlier dusk times and possible overtime play. Valleys games remain the same: 7 pm and 8:30 pm

4. Visitors vs Home – The first team listed is the Visiting Team; the second team listed is the Home Team.

The Home Team calls the coin toss.

5. TIE-BREAKER POLICY
The 'Tie-Breaker Policy' explains the steps taken for breaking ties in the regular season standings.

A) Two Teams
At the end of the regular season, if a tie exists between two teams in the division standings, the following steps will be used to break the tie:

  1. Winning Percentage - The team with the higher winning percentage will be ranked higher.
  2. Wins - The team with the higher total number of wins will be ranked higher.
  3. Wins, Head-to-Head - The team with the greater number of wins in head-to-head games will be ranked higher.
  4. Points, Head-to-Head - The team with the greater point differential (points for, less points against) in games played head-to-head will be ranked higher.
  5. Points, Division - The team with the greater point differential (points for, less points against) in games vs. all division opponents will be ranked higher.
  6. Coin-Toss - A coin toss will be used to decide who will be ranked higher.

B) Three or More Teams
At the end of the regular season, if a tie exists between three or more teams in the division standings, the following steps will be used to break the tie (if two teams remain tied after the third or other teams have been eliminated during any step, revert back to step 1 of the two team format):

  1. Winning Percentage - The team with the higher winning percentage will be ranked higher.
  2. Wins - The team with the higher total number of wins will be ranked higher.
  3. Wins, Head-to-Head* - The team with the greater number of wins in head-to-head games will be ranked higher.
  4. Points, Head-to-Head* - The team with the greater point differential (points for, less points against) in games played head-to-head will be ranked higher.
  5. Points, Division - The team with the greater point differential ('points for' less 'points against') in games vs. all divisional opponents will be ranked higher.
  6. Coin-Toss - A coin toss will be used to decide who will be ranked higher.

* All tied teams must have played an equal number of games amongst all other tied teams for head-to-head steps to be used. 

Note: Although a team may be listed higher in the standings, if they still have one or more games to play, they may later end up lower in the standings because the first tie-breaking step is ‘winning percentage’.

6. Playoff Eligibility – A player must have been in attendance for at least 3 regular-season games with the team, with one game being in the first 6 games of this season. Playoff eligibility exemption may be granted under special circumstances; but this must be granted prior to the playoffs.  

If you have a player that you feel should be eligible, seek an exemption immediately by emailing or calling the League.

7. Overtime Rules

a) Teams alternate trying converts (at the same end of the field).

b) Home Team has choice of going first or second.

c) Each team is afforded 3 convert attempts unless the score is out of reach.

d) For each attempt, the team has a choice of going for 1 or 2 points. (5 yd or 10 yd)

e) If the score remains tied after each team has had 3 convert attempts, the process continues but with one attempt each until the tie is broken.

f) Teams must be ready to try their converts in a timely fashion as daylight hours end quickly.

8. Remember:

i) goal post pads

ii) good sportsmanship

iii) game sheet/team roster

iv) 6:30 pm high school game start

v) check league website for schedule changes/updates

vi) show respect for the game officials

vi) stay hydrated

9. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the League: mtfl_mississauga@yahoo.ca

Best of luck during the final games of the regular season, and in the playoffs.




2019-Jul-17
FRIENDLY REMINDERS FROM YOUR EXECUTIVE TEAM ...

MTFL Players,

1. It is hot out at this time of year; and the humidity can also be a big factor in game time performance.

2. So, to avoid heat stroke, make sure you have plenty of water to drink. Also, as you roster size permits, take some breaks during the game by allowing a team-mate to sub in for you.

3. Next, the additional heat (from mother nature) and the eyes-and-minds on the coming play-offs can also cause momentary lapses in good judgement and character. The league's code of conduct is applicable at the game site at all times before, during and after a game.  In short, don't let frustration of score or perhaps an erroneous route or even missed/thrown flag get to you. Rather, focus on the next play and bringing results and fun to all present.

Sincerely,

Your Executive 





ROSTER POLICY
Attention all league members, please be reminded that players may only be registered with one single MTFL team at any one given point it time during any given season.  Players observed/reported playing on two or more teams will be subject to discipline as will the teams implicated as per established league policies.

Team Captains, you are responsible for checking with all your team members to ensure they understand this policy and that they are only playing as a member of your MTFL team.

For further details, please see the 'Teams' section in our Roster Policy.

PLAYER REGISTRATION
Please get all outstanding roster and player waiver information handed to John Schiebel.  Please also verify that your game sheet is correct, for example; names and jersey numbers.  Also please ensure each player listed has completed and signed their waiver form, AND that you have submitted that form to John.