Brine Beach Lax Festival

June 9-10, 2018 Ocean City, MD

One of the most popular tournaments of the summer, Brine Beach Lax attracts the top teams from the area to Ocean City every year. Come enjoy great lacrosse while also giving your team the opportunity to hit the beach early in the summer. Each team will play 3 or more games with each division playing to a championship. Rec teams will recieve 18 tournament t-shirts and club teams will recieve 24 tournament t-shirts. 

Divisions 

 
Club Rec
2022 AA, A, B 13U
2023 AA, A, B 11U
2024 A, B 9U
2025 A, B  
2026 A, B   
2027  

Note: Club teams CANNOT participate in Rec divisions
 

All divisions are based on the oldest birthdate/graduation year of any player on the team regardless of size or ability. Please refer to "Roster and Gameplay Rules"  below for applicable age cutoff dates. Please call or email us directly for specific guidance on division placement. 410-252-5642

 

Price:

Club: Early Bird Pricing $945 ($995 after 1/26/18)

Rec: Early Bird Pricing $845 ($895 after 1/26/18)

*$200 deposit due at registration

Register by: April 27, 2018
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2017 Participating Programs

3d Mid-Atlantic
Annapolis Hawks
API Diamondbacks
Bethesda Lacrosse Club
Breakers
BUCS
Catonsville Lacrosse Club
Catonsville
Cavalier
Chesapeake Storm
Club Blue
CMRC
Cobra
Cockeysville
Dark Horse
Duke's Nationals
FALCONS
Fallston
FCA (MD)
Fighting Ducks
Greene Turtle Towson
HoCo
Kelly Post
Kooper's Lacrosse Club
Looney's

LOUYAA Tribe
LTRC
LWLC
Maryland Wild
MD Wolfpack
MDX
Montgomery House
MOT
Next Level
PGLC
Redshirts
Revolution
Rockfish
Saltwater
Shore Kaos
Sidewinders
Silver Spring
South River
Starz Lacrosse Club
Swarm
Team 91 Maryland
Tribal SJ
Silver Spring Warriors
Kent Island
Zingos

Roster and Gameplay Rules

All Aloha Tournament events are smoke free, pet free and alcohol free events. No grills, generators, noisemakers or air horns are allowed.  Thank you for respecting our fans and players!

Club Boys Rules

All rules will be in accordance with NCAA standards unless otherwise noted.

  1. Playing time will consist of 2 twenty minute running time halves with a five minute halftime.  Games will begin promptly.
  2. Each team will receive one 30 second timeout each half at which time the clock will stop.  Timeouts will not carry over to the next half.  If a team does not return to the field in a prompt manner after the timeout they will either lose possession of the ball or be assessed a delay of game penalty.
  3. The clock will stop on all whistles in the last 2 minutes of the game if the goal differential is 2 goals or less.
  4. Playoff & Championship games will consist of 2 fifteen minute running time periods. A one minute halftime will separate the periods at which time teams will change ends of the field.  Each team will have one 30 second timeout per game.  The clock will stop on all whistles for the last two minutes of the game.
  5. There will be no overtime in regulation games.
  6. All ties in playoff games will be decided by a sudden victory overtime period. Teams will remain at the same end of the field where they finished the game. If the game remains tied after 8 minutes a one minute break will be called by the officials at which time teams will change ends.
  7. All penalties will be running time.  The penalty clock will begin when the official blows the whistle to restart play.
  8. Substitutions will be on the fly only, except on a time serving penalty.  In that case the teams will have a quick horn to get EMO or EMD on the field.
  9. There will be no advancement rules at 2026/2027 division.  
  10. There will be no stick checks unless requested by the opposing coach.  If the stick is found to be legal, the challenging team will be assessed a timeout.  If no timeouts remain, a delay of game technical foul will be assessed.  If the stick is not legal, the appropriate penalty will be assessed.  Sticks must meet either NCAA or NFHS standards.
  11. 2026/2027 sticks must be between 36"-72".
  12. No noise makers will be allowed at any field (horns, whistles, sirens, cowbells, etc.)  Offenders will be asked to leave the field.
  13. Any player, fan or coach ejected from a game will be prohibited from competing in/coaching/watching his/her team's next game. If a player/coach/fan is ejected for a second time he/she will be disqualified from the tournament.
  14. Fighting is an automatic ejection from the game.
  15. Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to advance to the playoffs.
  16. Forfeits will be considered a 4-2 victory for the team that is prepared to play.
  17. Decisions on the field will be the final ruling.  No disputes will be heard after the game.

Rec Division (Boys & Girls) Rules

  • All rules will be as established by the MYLA unless otherwise noted.
  • Click HERE for the MYLA Girls Rules.
  • Click HERE for the MYLA Boys Rules.
  • Playing time will consist of 2 twenty minute running time halves with a 5 minute halftime.  Games will begin promptly on the hour.
  • Timeouts will consist of one 45 second timeout per team per half.  Playing time stops with each timeout.  The clock will restart after 45 seconds.  Any team not prepared to play will lose possession of the ball.
  • The 4 goal rule will be in effect for all boys games and 7/8 girls games at all times - if a team is leading by 4 or more goals, the faceoff will be eliminated and the ball awarded to the trailing team at midfield.  The only exception to this rule is to begin the second half.
  • A six goal rule will be in effect for all girls 9/10, 11/12 and 13/14 games - if a team is leading by 6 or more goals, the faceoff will be eliminated and the ball awarded to the trailing team at midfield.  The only exception to this rule is to begin the second half.
  • There will be no stick checks unless requested by the opposing coach, and if the stick is found not to be illegal, the challenging team will be assessed a timeout.  If not timeout remains, a delay of game technical foul will be assessed.
  • Sticks in the 7/8 Boys divisions are limited to 37" - 42" in length.
  • Boys sticks must meet NFHS or NCAA standards.
  • No Overtime in regular play.  Sudden victory overtime will be used to decide all ties in playoff games.
  • Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to compete in any playoff games.
  • All forfeits will be considered a 4-2 victory for the team that is prepared to play.
  • Boys 7/8 C games will be 8 vs. 8.
  • All other Boys games will be 10 vs. 10.
  • Girls 7/8 games will be 8 vs. 8.
  • All other Girls games will be 12 vs. 12.
  • Any player, coach or fan ejected from a game or field during the tournament will be prohibited from coaching/playing/watching his/hers team's next game.
  • Any player, coach or fan ejected from a game or field for fighting will be prohibited from playing/coaching/watching any other games in the tournament.

Roster Rules

  1. No player may compete, or be rostered, on more than one team during the tournament.
  2. No player that competed at the High School level (Fresh/Soph, JV, Varsity or a High School Club affiliated team) may compete in the tournament. 
  3. 15U players must have been born after August 31, 2002.
  4. 13U players must have be born after August 31, 2004.
  5. 11U players must have been born after August 31, 2006.
  6.  9U  players must have been born after August 31, 2008.
  7. Placement on a grade based team (2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, & 2027) is dictated by the highest grade of any player on the team.
  8. Any team in violation of the above roster rules will forfeit all games in which the ineligible player has participated and forfeit any opportunity to advance to the playoffs.

Scoring

Points will be awarded after each game in the following manner:

  • 5 points for a win
  • 2 points for a tie
  • 0 points for a loss

Divisional ties will be broken in the following manner and sequence:

  1. Head to head play
  2. Most wins
  3. Fewest goals allowed
  4. Total point differential in first five games (not to exceed +3 or -3 per game)
  5. Coin Toss (Team coming in second in the alphabet will call

 

Any playoff games that end in a tie will be decided by a sudden victory overtime period.

Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to compete in any playoff games.

All forfeits will be considered a 4-2 victory for the team that is prepared to play.

One referee at each game will hold the scorecard for the game.  At the end of each game the referee will record the official score and sign the scorecard.  An Aloha Tournaments representative will then pick up the scorecard and return it to the registration tent.  All scores and point totals will be recorded on the scoreboard in front of the registration tent.

Roster and Waiver Submission

Roster and Waiver Submission Process

Step 1: Coaches Only-Invite your players to join your team.

  1. To do this, please visit your Aloha dashboard and under “My Staff Assignments” click the “INVITE PLAYERS” button for your team(s). (Be sure not to click INVITE STAFF)
  2. To invite all the players at once, you can copy and paste an entire column of emails from a spreadsheet, but only submit one email per child. Otherwise, both parents will try to register the same child and it could invalidate your roster.
  3. If you have twins on your roster, you will need to re-send an invitation to the same parent again after they have registered their first child.
  1. You can log back into your dashboard and keep track of how many parents have registered and re-send the invitations if need be.

*Parents: The waiver process is all completed online. Your child’s coach should have sent you an email with an invite link to join the team for that Tournament. The link is specific for your child’s team and the event/division. If you did not receive this email/link, please contact your coach directly. They handle this part of the process. They can assist you or resend you another link. 

Step 2: Coaches-Upload final Roster and Waiver Verification Form.

  1. Once all your players have registered, you will need to submit a complete roster to Aloha Tournaments as required by their insurance provider. This also allows Aloha Tournaments to verify player/roster eligibility at the event if necessary.
  2. To submit the final roster, please complete this  Roster Verification Form.
  3. If you already have a roster created in your own format, you may submit that as long as it contains the following information for each player (First Name, Last Name, Jersey #, Date of Birth, Graduation Year, Street Address, Phone #). Sample Roster.

Tournament Policies

All Aloha Tournament events are smoke free, pet free and alcohol free events. No grills, generators, noisemakers or air horns are allowed.  Thank you for respecting our fans and players!

Weather Policy

In the event of adverse weather or unplayable field conditions, the tournament director reserves the right to:

  • Reduce the game times in order to catch up with the schedule.
  • Finish games before inclement weather arrives or to preserve field conditions.
  • Reschedule games, if possible.
     

Every attempt will be made to update cancellations on the Aloha website. However, weather conditions can change rapidly and all teams should be prepared to play as soon as weather clears and fields are playable. 

If thunder or lightning is observered at any location, play will be suspended immediately and players and fans will be required to leave the field. Play will be allowed to resume 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or sight of lightning is observed.  If a game is in progress:

  • The period will end immediately.
  • If a game is in the second half, the game will be considered final and the score at that point will be recorded. 
  • If a game is in the first half, when play resumes it will be the start of the second half. 
     

Every attempt will be made to begin subsequent games on time. If the start of the second half of the suspended game delays the onset of the subsequent game the following actions will occur:

  • The suspended game will play a 20 minute running time second half.
  • Subsequent games will begin immediately after the preceding games (teams will warm up on the sideline prior to the game). These games will consist of one 35 minute running time period until games are back on schedule.  Teams will have one 30 second timeout per game not to be used in the last two minutes of the  game (the clock will not stop during these timeouts). 
  • Once games are back on schedule, they will revert back to two 20 minutes running time periods. 

We will make every attempt to play every minute of every game, but we will not jeopardize the saftey of any player. 

Weather Refund Policy

  • No refunds will be issued for games cancelled for reasons other than weather. (forfeits, no shows, etc)
  • No refunds will be issued for games shortened due to weather.
  • If one game is canceled due to weather, there will be no refund.
  • If a second game is canceled due to weather, the team will receive a $306 refund, and an additional $306 refund for each game canceled thereafter
  • No refunds will be issued for playoff or championship games canceled due to weather.
  • Since teams register, and are paid for under a lot of different names, teams will be required to complete a Weather Refund Request Form that will be available on the tournament website.  This will indicate the team requesting the refund, to whom the check should be made payable and where the check should be mailed.  No refunds will be issued if a Weather Request Form is not submitted within 30 days of the tournament.

Hotel Information

Hotel Info

Aloha Tournaments will be contracting hotels to help make your travel easier.  We have done extensive research of area hotels and contracted with a variety of properties that would meet your needs. 

 

Check back soon for more info!


Please note:  Some third party travel companies my attempt to solicit housing for your team and imply having affiliation with Aloha Tournaments but they do not.  Aloha housing will not be able to assist you if you choose to use another company or a discounted travel web site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions and Field Maps

Directions and Field Maps

 

North Worcester Sports Complex (9040 Worcester Highway, Berlin, MD 21811) - Take Rt. 50 to 113 South (Worcester Highway) towards Snow Hill.  Go through 2 stop lights.  The fields will be a short distance on the right past Germantown Road.

Directions from Northern OC - Take the Route 90 Bridge and proceed for 7.8 miles.  Merge onto US 113 S/Worcester Highway. Proceed for 5.1 miles.  Entrance is on your right. 

  • Field Map Coming Soon!

 

River Soccer Complex (32221 Gum Road, Frankford, DE 19945) - Directions from Rt. 1/Fenwick Island - West on Rt. 54 for 3.7 miles (Uncle Willies & Texaco Station will be on right). Right on Rt. 20 to Roxana, go 3.5 miles until you reach the intersection of Rt. 17 and Rt. 20. Left at intersection for another .6 miles. Right on Gum Road. Complex will be on your right.

  • Field Map Coming Soon!

 

Seaside Christian Academy  (12637 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842) - Directions from North Worcester Sports Complex - Go south on US 113 South (Worcester Highway). Make a U-Turn onto US 113 North.  Proceed 2.0 miles and merge onto Ocean Gateway/US-50 E toward Ocean City.  Proceed 6.1 miles and make a U-Turn at Elm Street onto Ocean Gateway/US-50 W.  Proceed .2 miles and turn right onto Stephen Decatur Highway.  School is .5 miles down road on left.  It is behind the go kart track and shopping center.

Directions from Northern OC - Proceed south on Coastal Highway.  Turn slight right onto US-50 W/Ocean Gateway.  Proceed 1.4 miles.  Turn right at light onto Stephen Decatur Highway.  School is .5 miles down road on left.  It is behind the go kart track and shopping center.

  • Field Map Coming Soon!

Event Experience

Join us this summer for the ultimate fan experience at the Brine Boys Beach Lax Festival!
Aloha's Tiki Village will showcase national and local retailers, the area's best food trucks, sponsorship activation, contests and prizes, giveaways & more!

Check back soon to learn about anticipated vendors and more!