Brine Beach Lax Festival

June 8-9, 2019 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 receive 18 tournament t-shirts and club teams will receive 24 tournament t-shirts

Divisions 

Club                                                     

  • 2023   AA, A, B                                  
  • 2024   AA, A, B                                      
  • 2025   AA, A, B                                      
  • 2026   A, B   
  • 2026   A, B     
  • 2027   A, B
  • 2028/2029

 Rec

  • 13U
  • 11U
  • 9U

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

Club Divisions: Fall 2019 Aloha Cup Qualifier (October 26-27, 2019)

 

Price:

Club: $1100 per team ($950 until December 31)

Rec: $950 per team ($800 until December 31)

$400 deposit due at registration

Register by: April 26, 2019
Register Now

Why Aloha Tournaments?

  • Competitive and Balanced Divisions
  • Accommodating to Grad-Year and Age-Based teams
  • Team and Family Friendly Scheduling
  • Premier High School Recruiting Opportunities
  • First Class Venues With Ample Parking
  • Best-In-Class Customer Care and Attention All Year Long
  • Unparalleled Player and Fan Experience
  • Prizes for Champions and Finalists

 

2018 Participants

   

 

BOYS CLUB  
Annapolis Hawks (MD) Maryland Wild
API Diamondbacks (MD) MD Wolfpack (MD)
Bethesda Lacrosse Club (MD) MDX (MD)
Breakers Lacrosse Club (MD) Next Level (MD)
Bucks Select (PA) Perry Hall (MD)
Canes (MD) PGLC (MD)
Catonsville (MD) Philadelphia Freedom (PA)
Cavalier (VA) PLC  (MD)
CLC (MD) Redshirts (MD)
Club Blue (MD) Rockfish (MD)
Cobra (MD) Saltwater (MD)
Coppermine (MD) Shore Kaos (MD)
Dark Horse (MD) Sidewinders (MD)
East Side Lacrosse (MD) South River (MD)
Evergreen (VA) Starz
Falcons (MD) Swarm (MD)
Fighting Ducks (NY) Team 11
FLC (MD) Team 91 (NY)
Greene Turtle (DE) Team 91 (MD)
Ground Control (MD) Tri- State (NJ)
HoCo (MD) Tribal SJ (NJ)
Koopers Lacrosse Club (MD) Zingos (MD)
Lax Factory (MD)  
   
   
BOYS REC  
AYL Beach Dogs (MD)  
Bel Air (MD)  
Bethesda Lacrosse Association (MD)  
Canes (MD)  
Catonsville (MD)  
CLC (MD)  
CMRC (MD)  
Cobra (MD)  
Cockeysville Lacrosse (MD)  
CYLA (MD)  
Fallston (MD)  
Forest Hill (MD)  
Huntingtown Hurricanes (MD)  
Kelly Post (MD)  
MLC (MD)  
Perry Hall (MD)  
Sandy Spring  

 

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 2028 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. 2028 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) Rules

  • All rules will be as established by the MYLA unless otherwise noted.
  • 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 9U boys 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.
  • 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 9U Boys divisions are limited to 36" - 52" 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.
  • All Boys games will be 10 vs. 10.
  • 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

  • No player may compete, or be rostered, on more than one team during the tournament.
  • US Lacrosse age guidelines will be used for the 9U, 11U, 13U & 15U divisions.
    • 15U players must have been born on or after September 1, 2003.
    • 13U players must have be born on or after September 1, 2005.
    • 11U players must have been born on or after September 1, 2007.
    • 9U players must have been born on or after September 1, 2009.
  • Placement in grade-based divisions will be determined by the highest grade of any player on the team.
  • No High School graduates are eligible to participate.
  • Any violation of the tournament roster rules will result in forfeiture of any games in which the ineligible player participated and may result in disqualification from the tournament.

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.

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.
  • Convert tournament to a "Festival" format without playoffs or championships to provide the majority of the teams the opportunity to play as many games as possible.
     

Every attempt will be made to update cancellations on the Aloha Tournaments 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 observed 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 safety of any player. 

All games canceled due to weather will be considered a 4 - 2 win for both teams.

Refund Policy

  • No refunds will be issued for any team that voluntarily drops from the tournament after the tournament registration deadline of 4/26/2019.
  • No refunds will be issues for any team that is disqualified after 4/26/2019 due to a violation of roster or tournament rules.
  • 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.
  • No refunds will be issued for playoff or championship games canceled due to weather.
  • In the event of complete game cancellations due to weather, safety, or field conditions, please note the following refund policy:

Club Division

  • 1 Game Cancelled: No refund.
  • 2 Games Cancelled: $366.67 returned value ($183.33 cash refund and $183.33 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
  • All Games Cancelled: $1,100.00 returned value ($550.00 cash refund and $550.00 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)

                     Rec Division

  • 1 Game Cancelled: No refund.
  • 2 Games Cancelled: $316.67 returned value ($158.33 cash refund and $158.33 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
  • All Games Cancelled: $950.00 returned value ($475.00 cash refund and $475.00 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)

 

  • If your team is eligible for a full or partial refund due to weather-related circumstances outlined above, Aloha will contact you after the event regarding the applicable weather refund policy and next steps on how to receive your refund. We will send you a Refund Request Form, where we will ask for information on how you would like your refund check to be sent. Upon receipt of this email, you will have 30 days to complete the Refund Request Form on behalf of your team and/or program, after which point you will forfeit your right to receive any cash refund and will be offered a site credit for the equivalent amount instead.
  • Please note: Any refund or site credit amounts may be adjusted based on any discounts a team received at the time of registration.  All teams will receive tournament t-shirts included in the registration fee. The value of the t-shirts ($16 each) will also be reflected in any refunds issued.

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. 

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.

 

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.

Roster and Waiver Submission

Step 1: Invite your coaches as STAFF - this way all communications can be recieved by all coaches and invites can be monitored for roster.

To do this, please visit your Aloha Dashboard and under 'My Staff Assignments' click the 'INVITE STAFF' button for your team(s) and enter staff person email - hit send. be sure to check that they have accepted their invte and are now listed as a coach on your dashboard.

Step 2: Invite your player's parents to join your team to complete waivers

  1. For your team to be eligible to participate in this tournament, you must invite all your players/parents to join the roster and complete their online waivers.
  2. 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')
  3. To invite all the players at once, you can copy and paste an entire column of emails from a spreadsheet, only submit one email per child.  Otherwise, both parents will try to register the same child and it will mess up your roster.
  4.  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.
  5. You can log back into your dashboard and keep track of how many parents have registered and also re-send the invitations if needed.

 

Step 3: Submit your Team Roster.

  1. From your dashboard click on your team’s name. On the left column click on ROSTER. You will see the following message: WARNING: PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR ROSTER
  2. You may only submit this team’s roster once. Before you submit this roster, you must verify that all players have been sent and have accepted their invitation to join this team for this particular event.
  3. Once players begin to accept invites you will see the message change to: The following fields must be filled out before roster can be submitted: Jersey Number
  4.  Each player will have a red incomplete button asking for jersey number. Click on EDIT under the player's name and enter jersey number.
  5.  Once you have entered all your players jersey numbers, hit the SUBMIT ROSTER button at the top of the page.

 

If you need to make any changes to your roster after submitting or have questions please contact us at (410) 252-5642 or email us at info@alohatournaments.com

If additional players accept invitations, or are otherwise added to this team after your roster has been submitted and you have not notified us your team may be subject to disqualification for this event.

Hotel Information

Hotel Info

 

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Aloha Tournaments has partnered with RoomRoster  to bring hotel accommodations to travel teams for this event. Teams are able to book any hotel of their choice through the Team Profile. Once a team is registered for the tournament, and uploaded to the RoomRoster software, a link will be sent to the Team Manager to forward to all team members in order for them to reserve their room from the Block created by the Team Manager.

TO BOOK DIRECTLY CLICK HERE

For teams looking for help blocking rooms e-mail teamsupport@eventconnect.io

For general inquiries and reservation support please contact

1-888-723-2064 or by email via support@eventconnect.io

Best of luck at the tournament!

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!

 

North Worcester Sports Complex Vendors:

  • Aloha Tournaments Boys Beach Lax T-Shirts and Paraphernalia
  • Amped Up Apparel
  • Lax So Hard
  • Wrap My Stick
  • K & R Concessions

 

River Soccer Club Vendors:

  • Aloha Tournaments Boys Beach Lax T-Shirts and Paraphernalia
  • Amped Up Apparel
  • Lax So Hard
  • Spunkwear
  • Wrap My Stick
  • K & R Concessions
  • Go Melvo Snoballs
  • Joost Wafels

 

Seaside Christian Academy Vendors:

  • Aloha Tournaments Boys Beach Lax T-Shirts and Paraphernalia
  • K & R Concessions
  • Go Melvo Snoballs