Article IV : Scheduling Process

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    Article IV : Scheduling Process



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    Table of Contents



    Section 1 : Schedule Breakdown

    ----------- : 1.1 LGFA Schedule

    ---------------- : 1.1.1 Season Schedule

    ---------------- : 1.1.2 Cup Schedule

    ---------------------- : 1.1.2.1 Tiebreaker for advancement from divisions

    ----------- : 1.2 LGFA Games



    Section 2 : Weekly Scheduling Rules

    ----------- : 2.1 Player Availability

    ----------- : 2.2 Deadlines

    ----------- : 2.3 Scheduling Restrictions

    ---------------------- : 2.3.1 Positions

    ---------------------- : 2.3.2 Forfeits



    Section 3 : Reschedules/Replays/Forfeits

    ----------- : 3.1 Reschedules

    ----------- : 3.2 Replays

    ----------- : 3.3 Forfeits



    Section 4 : Tie Breakers



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    Section 1 : Schedule Breakdown



    1.1 : LGFA Schedule

    1.1.1 : Season Schedule


    Each team will play each other in their respective leagues based on the amount of teams in the league.



    1.1.2 : Cup Schedule


    All league teams will be divided into groups.

    Cup games will be played every Wednesday

    Top teams advance to the knockout stage. That number is determined based on the amount of teams in each group.



    1.1.2.1 : Tiebreaker for advancement from divisions

    In this order, this will be the determining factor in the event of a tie to advance to the bracket for cups :

    1. Head to Head
    2. Goal Differential
    3. Goals Scored (most)
    4. Goals Against (fewest)
    5. Golden Goal game between teams


    Each league will have their own respective league cup games. Ex. EPL (FA Cup), La Liga (Copa Del Rey), etc...



    1.2 : LGFA Games


    *All official league times are displayed as Eastern Standard Time.


    Sunday : 9:00pm and 9:40pm /// 8:00 and 8:40 for PSN
    Monday : 9:00pm and 9:40pm /// 8:00 and 8:40 for PSN
    Tuesday : 8:00pm and 8:40pm /// 9:00 and 9:40 for PSN
    Wednesday : 8:00pm and 8:40pm /// 9:00 and 9:40 for PSN


    For Cup Games: If the score is tied after both legs have completed, the team with more away goals wins. If both teams have the same amount of away goals, they will play in a 3rd Golden Goal game immediately following the second leg. First team to score wins. The team who hosted the second leg game will host the Golden Goal game. If more then one Golden Goal game is needed teams will take turns alternating home and away until there is a winner.


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    Section 2 : Weekly Scheduling Procedures


    2.1 : Player Availability


    Availability threads are generated each week in the team locker rooms on Thursday, prior to the week of play.


    Players are required post their availability each week in that thread. This is done by selecting your position for the games you're available for. Management may require you to give them your availability through another form of communication.



    2.2 : Deadlines


    Players have until 5 PM Sunday, each week, to submit their availability for the upcoming week. If not submitted, management may schedule you for which games they’d like.


    Management is required to have their team's lineup posted by the start of that game’s start time. If the time has passed and the lineup is not submitted, a complaint may be submitted. Best practice is to have your whole week lineup done before the start of the week.



    2.3 : Scheduling Restrictions



    2.3.1 : Positions


    Players may play in any position their management seems fit, there is no position lock. However all players must be scheduled and have the opportunity to play in a minimum of 2 league games per week. This is to ensure everyone has a chance to play in all matches equally.


    There is no maximum number for games played each week (Training Camp players can play a maximum of 2 games per week). If a player is unable to make his scheduled game, management is then allowed to replace that player with another roster player within their organization that is willing to play. This is to try and reduce the amount of forfeits within the league.



    2.3.2 : Forfeits


    If there is a forfeit, the lineups for those games are locked. You may not substitute players in and out of forfeit games.



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    Section 3 : Reschedules/Replays/Forfeits



    3.1 : Reschedules


    The League will only reschedule games under the following circumstances :

    - The LGFA Staff issues a statement that ALL games will be rescheduled (minus any games that have already been played).

    - Both Owners submit proof to all of the BOGs as to why the game should be re-scheduled. The BOGs have the right to approve or deny reschedules.

    - An infraction occurred during the game in which the Board of Governors issue a replayed game.

    - Acts of God.



    3.2 : Replays


    LGFA Staff will determine a rescheduled date for instances where ALL games are impacted by an LGFA Staff statement.


    For individual instances where both Owners submit proof to the BOG and a ruling has been made, a replay will be scheduled for a date that is mutually decided between both owners/management by no later than a week after the original scheduled time of that game.

    Each team is allowed to reschedule one night of games (2 games) at max per week. Unless an instance occurs under Section 3.1

    *DISCLAIMER* If owners must reschedule and can't decide on a date, the Board of Governors will decide on an appropriate date and time.



    3.3 : Forfeits


    Forfeits are not something that the LGFA encourages but some times are deemed as necessary. Please, before claiming forfeits, work with your opposing team to ensure if there's any way possible first to be able to play your scheduled games.


    Criteria for Forfeits:

    - A team can’t get 7 Players online by the allotted deadline for each game.

    - A Player did not return in the allotted +10 minutes, or an ECU was not present before the additional 10 minutes elapsed in the event of a disconnection.

    - If both teams cannot find 7 Players by the +5 minute mark, the game will be rescheduled to another time that will work for both teams.


    The Procedure for a forfeit is as follows :

    - Players are not to be subbed in or out of the game.

    - No Player stats are to be recorded.

    - The only stat that will be recorded is 1-0 for the score.

    - A note indicating the forfeit (and what type of forfeit it is) should be documented in the notes box provided in the LG Stats System for that game.



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    Section 4 : Tie Breakers


    In situations where teams tie with the same amount of points in a season, the LG Standings system will break the ties based on the following set criteria.


    Tie Breaker Criteria (In order of determination) :

    1. Total Number of Wins
    2. Head to Head
    3. Goal Differential
    4. Goals For
    5. Goals Against
    6. Golden Goal (New game, first to score wins)
     
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