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Championship Information

Boys Soccer Winter


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Campo Verde High School (CVHS)
3870 S. Quartz St.
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Coronado High School (CHS)
7501 E. Virginia Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Desert Vista High School (DVHS)
16440 S. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85048

Admission Fees

All Rounds:
TBD

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AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

Please note that live streaming rights of all postseason events are held by NFHSNetwork.com. Events broadcasted by AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHS Network are exclusive to those entities for postseason competition. If AZPreps365.com or the NFHS Network are not broadcasting, a school or third party may broadcast using the following three options:

NFHS Network School Broadcast Program broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has an NFHS Network School Broadcast Program account, it can stream through the NFHS Network.

NFHS Network Affiliate Program: A third party wanting to become an NFHS Network affiliate will be granted exclusive rights to a postseason event at no cost. The outlet must stream the event solely to the NFHS Network. The outlet may broadcast the event in its own manner and may keep its advertising. Outlet will also be eligibile for royalties. Sample Affiliate Agreement

Any other means: Outside entities may be able to broadcast an NFHS Network "declined event" with non-exclusive rights. Permission must be granted through the AIA by completing a Media Rights Agreement and agreeing to rights fees. click here for agreement

 

2020-21 State Tournament Schedule

6A:
First Round: Tue., March 9, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Sat., March 13, 2 p.m., High Seed#
Semifinals: Tue., March 16, 4 & 6 p.m., CVHS
State Championship: Fri., March 19, 5 p.m., CVHS

5A:
First Round: Tue., March 9, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Sat., March 13, 2 p.m., High Seed#
Semifinals: Tue., March 16, 4 & 6 p.m., site TBD
State Championship: Fri., March 19, 5 p.m., site TBD

4A:
First Round: Tue., March 9, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Sat., March 13, 2 p.m., High Seed#
Semifinals: Tue., March 16, 5 & 7 p.m., DVHS
State Championship: Sat., March 20, 4:30 p.m., CHS

3A:
First Round: Wed., March 10, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Sat., March 13, 2 p.m., High Seed#
Semifinals: Fri., March 19, 1 & 3 p.m., CHS
State Championship: Sat., March 20, 12 p.m., CHS

Conference Play-In Tournament

3A: Sat., March 6, 2 p.m., High Seed#

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

# - If both boys and girls are designated home team, boys game will be at 1 p.m. and girls game will be at 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the bracket

State Tournament Qualifying

6A, 5A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 10 games. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 16 will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 6A, 5A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-16

4A: (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 10 games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The top eight (8) teams that did not win a region championship based on the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps will complete the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 4A: Eight (8) region champions and eight (8) at-large teams

3A: (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of eight (8) games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 3A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners