This weekend, teams start their push for a 2014-15 NorCal Cup Championship as the first major weekend of the Knockout Phase begins with the Qualifying Round. The Knockout Stage of the Cup consists of the final rounds and is played during the Spring. By the Knockout Stage teams are placed into brackets consisting of five rounds: Qualifying, Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals. The Qualifying Round is only played in very large divisions, consisting of a one game playoff to determine a team's final division placement. Teams are not eliminated from Cup play until losing in the Round of 16, Quarterfinal, or Semifinal. NorCal hosts all Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals.