Division II Girls’ Soccer First Round & Quarterfinal Team Information


  1. Pairings / Bracket– The Class A First Round and Quarterfinal Round Pairings can be found here.  The Class AA First Round and Quarterfinal Round Pairings can be found here.
  2. Dates / Location / Times – Division II Class A Quarterfinals must be completed by October 21, 2017.  Division II Class AA First Round shall take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  Division II Class AA Quarterfinals shall take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Schools can mutually agree to play earlier than the dates indicated above.   The quarterfinal  winners will advance to the central tournament site, October 26-27 at Richard Siegel Park in Murfreesboro, TN.
  3. Required Field Dimensions – Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, schools hosting contests above the regional level must secure a field with minimum dimensions of 110 yards by 65 yards. If there is no available field within a 15 mile radius of the host school, the host school may request an exception from the state office.
  4. Tickets and Passes:
    1. All tickets are general admission and are $7 each. The host school is to furnish tickets.
    2. TSSAA ID Cards are NOT TO BE ACCEPTED AS PASSES.
    3. Each team will be allowed to admit players, managers, coaches, and other school officials with the team party without a ticket.
    4. The 2017-18 Championship Event Card will provide complimentary admittance for the First Round and Quarterfinal Matches. Each member school received two event cards. This card admits ONLY ONE PERSON PER CARD. The Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association (TACA) card will also provide complimentary admittance for the First Round and Quarterfinal Matches. The TACA card admits ONLY ONE PERSON PER CARD.
  5. Game Officials – Game officials will be provided by the local association that services the host school. The Game Director shall contact the Assigning Officer or Supervisor of the association and confirm the date, time, and site of the First Round game and Quarterfinal Round game. Four officials will be assigned. Game fees for officials working these contests can be found here.  Mileage shall also be paid at a rate of 15 cents per mile for each official traveling from outside the county in which they reside to the contest.
  6. Game Administrator’s Meeting – The TSSAA Board of Control has designated that prior to any varsity contest in the sport of girls soccer, the game administrator is required to conduct a pre-game meeting with game officials, both head coaches, and security. The game administrator shall be present and visible for the duration of the game.
  7. Inclement Weather Guidelines – Games suspended due to conditions which make it impossible to continue play shall be continued from the point of suspension of play if less than one half of the game has been played. The same procedure shall be used if more than one half of the game has been played and the score is tied when play is suspended.
  8. Tie Breaking Procedures / Mercy Rule – All contests shall use the NFHS tie-breaking procedure. The Mercy Rule shall be in effect for postseason contests.
  9. Tournament Roster – A tournament squad shall be limited to 22 players. A coach can choose to dress more than 22 players; however only 22 can be listed on the game roster.
  10. Financial Arrangements / Reporting – The principal or designee of the host school shall be the Game Director. The Game Director shall make a financial report on the TSSAA Portal based on the financial arrangements listed below:
    1. Game officials and administrative cost shall be paid first before any team expense is allowed. If receipts are not sufficient to pay the officials and game expenses, the host team and TSSAA shall share these costs and no team expenses shall be allowed.
    2. The home team shall receive no expenses. Visiting teams within 50 miles of the site match shall receive no expense allowance. Teams over 50 miles away shall receive 36 cents per mile, round trip, and $2 per individual for 23 people for one meal. If receipts are sufficient to pay officials and game expenses, as much as can be paid should be paid toward team expenses. If any receipts remain after all expenses have been paid, they should be divided with the two participating schools and TSSAA, each receiving 33 1/3%. All checks for district, regional, and sectional tournaments and playoffs must be distributed within 10 business days of the completion of the tournament or game. Failure to do so will result in a $100.00 late fee to be paid to TSSAA and is to be used in the A.F. Bridges sportsmanship program to go to schools or students receiving awards. Failure to distribute funds within 20 business days will result in an additional $200 late fee (total $300.00). Failure to distribute funds within 40 business days will result in an additional $200.00 late fee (total $500.00). The school may not host any tournament or playoff until the principal or athletic director appears before the Board of Control to explain their reasons for not distributing the checks within the required time frame. The Board would then determine whether the school can host tournaments or playoffs in the future.
  11. Video / Videostream / Radio – All taping or filming by a school must be approved by the local Game Director, and the Game Director shall assign space, when available, for the school to tape or film.  Rules governing videostreaming or other broadcast of a postseason contest are found in the TSSAA Media Regulations.
  12. State Tournament Program – If your team has not already submitted your team photo, school logo, and team roster please do so immediately. Detailed instructions for submitting your teams information can be found here.
  13. Submitting Results – Upon completion of the first round match, please email your results to: tssaa@tssaa.org. Quarterfinal match hosts please submit the site and time of your match to tssaa@tssaa.org as soon as possible. Upon completion of the quarterfinal match, please email your results to: tssaa@tssaa.org
  14. State Tournament Guidelines – Information concerning the State Girls’ Soccer Tournament can be found here.