A. The following teams will be participating for the OCCAC Championship:
1. Cincinnati State Community College
2. Cuyahoga Community College
3. Lakeland Community College
4. Owens Community College
B. Each team will play a home and away schedule within the conference. C. The following point system will be used to determine placement of teams
in the conference:
1. Three (3) points for a win
2. One (1) point for a tie
Zero (0) points for a loss
D. At the end of the season, the team with the most points will be declared the
conference champion. Should there be a tie between two or more teams,
co-champions will be declared.
E. All other rules should conform to the NJCAA Region XII and NCAA rules
except there will be unlimited substitutions. (Note the OCCAC will follow
the NCAA rules for overtime during the regular season and play in
F. Videotaping is permitted for any conference game.
A. Home team shall provide:
1. A regulation field with official lines
2. Three game balls, which should be an official, type 32 panel and all
three balls shall be of the same brand.
3. Two ball chasers, one on each sideline
4. Three hired officials (certified) are to be assigned by the area assigner
and not the host college. A one-whistle system shall be used for all
5. An official scorer and timer (could be the same person). The home team
scorebook is official and names and numbers must be recorded in their
entirety. Suspended players must be denoted. A clock will be kept on
the sideline, but the official time will be kept on the field by the referee. 6. Water and ice
7. It is highly recommended that a certified NATA athletic trainer be at the
site of play during the entire playing schedule for that weekend.
B. Rosters are to be exchanged by the coaches prior to each game and signed by the referee after each game. These forms are to be used for all conference and non conference games and retained by the coaches. After each game a copy of the form must be sent to the conference SID within 48 hours.
A. Team award – the first place team will be awarded a plaque by the OCCAC. If a co-championship is declared, all co-champions will be awarded a plaque.
B. Individual Awards
1. The All OCCAC First Team selections will be determined by
placement of the teams as follows:
a. First place team – 4
b. Second place team – 3
c. Third place team – 2
d. Fourth place team – 1
2. Each team will receive two-second team selections as designated by
the head coach.
3. The goalkeeper of the championship team must be the first choice for
All-OCCAC. In the event of a co-championship, each team tied for
first place will receive three All-OCCAC selections and the
goalkeeper from the co-champion team with the best goals against
average in conference matches will be the first choice. (The team
with the top goalkeeper will actually have four selections).
C. The conference head soccer coaches will vote the coach of the year at the annual coaches meeting.
D. The conference soccer chair will conduct all OCCAC individual awards
and coach of the year polling at the annual coaches meeting. E. The Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Midfielder
of the Year, Goal Keeper of the Year, and Most Valuable Player will be
selected by the coaches at their annual coaches meeting. Coaches may
nominate only their players. Coaches will vote for the top three players in
each category. The player with the most votes wins. The MVP will be
voted on by the coaches from one of the four conference award winners.
The team champion, Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year will
receive plaques all other awardees will receive certificates.
A. Division I – member schools: Cincinnati State Community College,
Cuyahoga Community College, Lakeland Community College, Owens
1. The OCCAC will follow the regional tournament format adopted by
the Region XII athletic directors.
2. Any ties for regional tournament seeding will be broken per
conference approved tiebreaker regulation,
a. Head to head competition with tied team or teams.
b. Head to head goal differential with tied team or teams
c. Record against next highest place conference teams in
d. Goals against in all conference matches
e. Coin flip
B. Division III – The OCCAC will follow the regional tournament format for
Division III Men’s Soccer adopted by the Region XII Director of Athletics.
The regional representative will be the team with the highest placing in the
conference. If there is a tie, it will be broken per conference approved
tiebreaker regulation (See IV. A. 2. above).
C. An OCCAC coaches meeting will be scheduled each year before the end of
the fall term. It will be mandated that all OCCAC schools with men’s soccer
teams have a representative at this meeting.