Standings and Awards

Operating Procedures of the ODSL

Standings are based on points accumulated during the playing season:
  • Three (3) points for a win.
  • One (1) point for a tie.
  • Zero (0) points for a loss.
  • Zero (0) points for a team that forfeits a match, and 3 points for the opposing team.
  • Only those games that are indicated on the season schedule will be considered in computing points for standings.
1. RECORDING OF SCORES. The score of each scheduled game shall be recorded with the exception of U9 scores and standings. The ODSL sees the U9 year as a transition year to competitive play in which coaches and parents should not place undue pressure on players to win.  The score of a forfeited game shall be 3-0 in favor of the non-forfeiting team to reflect the gravity of the conduct of the forfeiting team. The score of all other games shall be recorded as certified by the referee on the Official Game Report.

2. TIES. In cases of ties for trophy positions, the following criteria will be used progressively to decide the final standing.

  1. Head-to-head competition between the tied teams.
  2. Most wins.
  3. Most bonus points (Goals scored in each individual game minus goals allowed - maximum of 3 bonus points per game.  No negative points in the case of a loss).
  4. Fewest goals allowed (all games).
  5. 5. Co-Champions / Co-Runners-up

In the event that more than two teams are tied, head-to-head competition will not be considered and the decision process will move to the second criteria, and then progressively from there.

3. FORFEITS. A team will be considered to have withdrawn from the ODSL if in the course of the season of play, that team forfeits more than two games.

4. Standings will not be posted for U-9 teams and trophies will not be awarded.


1. Position Trophies. For divisions of five (5) teams or more, trophies will be awarded to the first and second place teams in each division each season. For divisions of four (4) teams or less, trophies will be awarded to the first place team only. Trophy positions will be determined by the official standings.

2. Sportsmanship Awards.

  • a. Sportsmanship Awards will be awarded in each division to the team exhibiting the best sportsmanship during the season. At the end of the season, Coaches will vote for three teams in their division, in descending order, for the sportsmanship awards. No coach will be allowed to vote for his own team. Points will be accumulated on the basis of six (6) points for a first place vote, three (3)) for a second and one (1) for a third place vote. A team must vote in order to be eligible to win the award.

    b. Points will be deducted for cautions and ejections received during the season: one (1) point for a caution and two (2) points for an ejection.

    c. Referees will award sportsmanship points for each game with a maximum of 4 and a minimum of 0. A per game average of those points will be determined and added to the total of a team’s points in order to break ties.

    d. Tie breaking procedures if still tied after steps above will be as follow:

    • 1. Team with most first place votes.
      2. Team with most votes, all positions.
      3. Team with the fewest penalty points for cautions or ejections.
      4. Co-winners .