Beach Lax Festival

July 17, 2020 Howard County, MD

Boys Beach Lax is scheduled for July 17th in Howard County, MD

Thanks to everyone for your understanding and flexibility during this very challenging time. While our focus has always been to provide youth lacrosse players the opportunity to compete and enjoy the game of lacrosse, our top priority remains the health and safety of all players, coaches, spectators and employees who attend our events. We look forward to seeing everyone this summer and stay safe!

 

One of the most popular tournaments of the summer, 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 during the summer tournament season. Each team will play 3 pool play games and will receive 24 tournament t-shirts!

Boys Club Divisions

  • 2024 
  • 2025
  • 2026
  • 2027
  • 2028
  • 2029/2030

Boys Rec Divisions

  • 9U
  • 11U
  • 13U

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

Please click here to review the Aloha Lacrosse Return to Safe Play Guidelines

Howard County Parks Guidelines

Howard County Social Distancing

Price:

$1100 per team - Club Division

$900 per team - Rec Division

Register by: June 29, 2020
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Schedule and Scoring

To View Boys Beach Lax Schedule Click Here

Roster and Gameplay Rules

Rules of Play

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 Current NCAA standards unless otherwise noted. Tournament will consist of pool play games and no playoffs.

  • Playing time will consist of 2 twenty minute running time halves with a 3 minute halftime.  Games will begin promptly.
  • Each team will receive one (1) 45 second timeout per game at which time the clock will stop.  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.
  • There will be no overtime in regulation games.
  • All penalties will be running time, unless it is in the final 2 minutes during start stop time. The penalty clock will begin when the official blows the whistle to restart play.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No noise makers will be allowed at any field (horns, whistles, sirens, cowbells, etc.)  Offenders will be asked to leave the field.
  • 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.
  • Fighting is an automatic ejection from the game, and will be determine by the officiating crew of that game
  • Forfeits will be considered a 4-1 victory for the team that is prepared to play.
  • Decisions on the field will be the final ruling.  No disputes will be heard after the game.
  • 2018 NCAA Clearing Rules – Advancing the Ball into the Attack Area: Upon gaining possession of the ball, a team must advance the ball into its attack area within 30 seconds. Failure to do so will result in a turnover, and the ball will be awarded to the opposing team at the spot of the violation. The officials will enforce this rule using their timing devices.
  • Substitution Box will be 10 yards in accordance with the 2019 NCAA rules.
  • Over and Back rules in effect. After offensive team touches ball in offensive zone, ball cannot cross midline.
  • No shot clock will be in effect, Officials will issue a stalling warning if the winning team is stalling, the team must then keep it in the box. If they step out of the box, this will result in a turnover

2024 & 2025

  • Timeouts must be called on your offensive end in accordance with NCAA rules
  • Quick Start: If an opposing player is within five yards of the player that has been awarded the ball, and the official blows the whistle to restart play, the opposing player is not allowed to defend the ball until he reaches a distance of five yards from the opponent. A violation will be a flag down (slow whistle) for delay of game.
  • Over and Back rules in effect. After offensive team touches ball in offensive zone, ball cannot cross midline.
  • No Crease Dives

2026 & 2027

  • Over and Back rules in effect. After offensive team touches ball in offensive zone, ball cannot cross midline.
  • No Crease Dives

2028 & Younger

  • No "take out" body checks. Body contact is allowed.
  •  sticks must be between 36"-72"
  • No Crease Dives
  • There will be no advancement rules
  • You may call a timeout anywhere on the field if you have possession

 

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 3 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 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.
  • All forfeits will be considered a 4-2 victory for the team that is prepared to play.
  • 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.
  • Placement in grade based divisions will be determined by the highest grade of any player on the team. There will be no exceptions granted.
  • No High School graduates are eligible.
  • 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:

  • Head to head play
  • Most wins
  • Fewest goals allowed
  • Total point differential in first five games (not to exceed +3 or -3 per game)
  • 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.

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

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!

Credit Policy

COVID-19 Update: If the Event is cancelled, postponed, rescheduled or modified out of safety, regulatory or legal concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aloha Tournaments will work with you to transfer your registration to the rescheduled dates or another comparable event. If a solution cannot be immediately accommodated, Aloha Tournaments will provide site credits that can be used at any point in 2020 or 2021. Site credits cannot be transferred outside of your program/organization. If a team or individual requests to voluntarily withdraw from the event for any reason other than its announced cancellation, postponement or rescheduling, Aloha Tournaments will not issue any credits. No refunds of any amount will be provided other than as specified in the Weather and Refund Policies below:

Weather Policy

In the event of adverse weather 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 of running time period the game will be considered final and the score at that point will be recorded.
  • If a game is in the first half of running time when play resumes it will be the start of the second half of the running time period.
  • 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 25 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  25 minute 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 issues for any team that is disqualified due to a violation of roster or tournament rules.
  • No refunds will be issued for games cancelled for 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.

 

Directions and Field Maps

Directions and Field Maps

NEW LOCATION: HOWARD COUNTY, MD 

Blandair Park- 5750 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, MD 21045

Field Map- Blandair Park

Troy Park - 6500 Mansion Lane, Elkridge, MD 21075

Field Map-  Troy Park

 

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.

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