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Avoiding Lopsided Scores

Lopsided Score Management

In the past, we have unfortunately recorded some very lopsided game scores in both our intown and travel programs. We have to remember that our players are all young, and teaching sportsmanship is much, much more important than racking up goals. 

AYS would like to see goal differentials of no more than +5. Beyond that, we believe shows poor sportsmanship and lack of respect for your opponent. It is the coaches' responsibility to manage the scoring and take the necessary steps to keep within the suggested goal differential.

For BAYS league games, excessive score differentials result in negative consequences for the team's standing results. The point value of a win with an excessive goal differential declines in value to discourage teams from running up the score. 

  • Win if goal differential is +7 or less: 3 points
  • Win if goal differential is +8: 2 points
  • Win if goal differential is +9: 1 point
  • Win if goal differential is +10 or greater: 0 points
  • Tie: 1 point
  • Loss: no point
  • Win by forfeit: 3 points
  • Loss by forfeit:  -1 point (minus one)

The presentation linked below contains strategies to manage the score when the teams are obviously mismatched.

BAYS RESPECT - Lopsided Game Management Strategies


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