Brine Girls Beach Lax Festival

June 7-9, 2019 Ocean City, MD

One of the most popular tournaments of the summer, Brine Girls 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 5 or more 25 minute games and every division plays to a championship. Each team will receive 18 tournament t-shirts and champions and finalists will receive prizes.

Divisions

Club

Rec

  • 2023
  • 13U
  • 2024
  • 11U
  • 2026
  • 9U (8v8)
  • 2027/2028

 

 

 

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:

11v11: $895 per team 

8v8:  $795 per team

$400 deposit due at registration

Register by: May 6, 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

 

Registered Programs

GIRLS PROGRAMS
3d Maryland (MD)
3d Virginia (VA)
Back Mountain Bandits (PA)
Baltimore Beaches (MD)
Baltimore Sharks (MD)
Catonsville (MD)
Cavalier (VA)
Charm City Youth Lacrosse (MD)
CMRC LC (MD)
Crush (MD)
CYLA Khaos (MD)
Dark Horse (MD)
Elite Lacrosse (DE)
Fallston (MD)
GHAA Panthers (MD)
Greene Turtle (MD)
Hawks (MD)
Hero's Lacrosse (MD)
HFG (MD)
HLC Limelight (MD)
HoCO (MD)
Howard County/Cobra (MD)
Jarrettsville (MD)
Khaos (MD)
M&D (MD)
PAC Pride (MD)
Pasadena (MD)
PKLR (MD)
Warriors (MD)
York Invaders (PA)

Roster and Gameplay Rules

Girls Beach Lax Rules 2019

 

Tournament Rules:

All Aloha Tournament events are smoke free, pet free and alcohol free events. No grills, generators, noisemakers (air horns, whistles, sirens, cowbells, etc.) are allowed.  Offenders will be asked to leave the field. Thank you for respecting our fans and players!

All parents and spectators must sit 4 meters (space permitting) from the sidelines on the opposite side of the field from the players and coaches. Please clear the fields promptly after the game to allow for the next contest to start on time.

Any player, fan, coach ejected from a game will be prohibited from competing in /coaching / watching his/her team's next game.  If a player, fan, coach is ejected for a second time he/she will be disqualified from the tournament.

Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to advance to the playoffs.

Forfeits will be considered a 4-2 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.

Game Play Rules:

All rules will be in accordance with NFHS 2018 Women's Lacrosse rules with the following modifications:

  1. Games will consist of 1 twenty-five minute running time period. Each team will receive one 1 minute time out with possession or after a goal, not to be taken in the last 5 minutes of the game.  The clock will not stop.
  2. Officials will keep score and control the time for these games.  Games will start promptly. Teams should be ready to play.
  3. There will be no overtime in regulation play.  At the end of the game, if the whistle has already blown to stop play for a major foul in the arc, a free position will be set up on the 8 meter arc and one shot, no pass, no rebound play will be permitted.  In this case only, if play is stopped by another major foul, the play will reset.
  4.  There will be no captains meeting or stick checks prior to the game.  First alternate possession will go to the light colored uniform team.

     

         Playoff and Championship Games

  1. Playoff and Championship games will consist of 1 twenty-five minute running time period. The clock will stop on all whistles in the last two minutes of the game. Each team will have one 30 second timeout per game with possession or after a goal at which time the clock will stop. 
  2. 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 finish the game. Alternate possession continues. If the game remains tied after 8 minutes, teams will switch ends.  This will be repeated until the first team scores.

      

        9U

  1. 8 vs 8 (2 attack, 2 defense, 3 middies, 1 goalie)
  2. The four goal rule will be in effect - if a team is leading by 4 or more goals, the draw will be eliminated and the ball awarded to the trailing team aat midfield.
  3. There will be a 2 pass requirement; resets at center line; goalie clear counts as a pass.
  4. No stick checking.
  5. The 3 second closely guarded rule will be in effect.*
  6. Follow-through into the goal circle on shot is not permitted.
  7. No kicking the ball in field of play.

      

        11U, 13U, 2026, 2027

  1. There will be modified checking below the shoulder.
  2. The 3 second closely guarded rule will be in effect.*
  3. No pass requirement.
  4. No four goal differential possession at center.
  5. Follow-through into goal circle on shot not permitted.

       

        2023, 2024, 2025

  1. There will be full checking permitted.
  2. No pass requirement.
  3. No four goal differential possession at center.        

         

         * The 3 second closely guarded rule:  If a defensive player is within a legal checking position (two hands on the stick in a way that could produce a legal check) of the player with the ball for 3 seconds, the whistle will be blown and the defensive player awarded the ball  (minor foul).

       All Levels

      No deputy goalie allowed - no unprotected player is allowed in the goal circle at any time.

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 the coin toss)

 

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 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 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:

 

11 v 11 Divisions

  • 1 Game Cancelled: No refund.
  • 2 Games Cancelled: $179.00 returned value ($89.50 cash refund and $89.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/ Summer 2020 event)
  • 3 Games Cancelled: $358.00 returned value ($179.00 cash refund and $179.00 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
  • 4 Games Cancelled: $537.00 returned value ($268.50 cash refund and $268.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
  • All Games Cancelled: $895.00 returned value ($447.50 cash refund and $447.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)

 

9U Teams

  • 1 Game Cancelled: No refund.
  • 2 Games Cancelled: $159.00 returned value ($79.50 cash refund and $79.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/ Summer 2020 event)
  • 3 Games Cancelled: $318.00 returned value ($159.00 cash refund and $159.00 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
  • 4 Games Cancelled: $477.00 returned value ($238.50 cash refund and $238.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
  • All Games Cancelled: $795.00 returned value ($397.50 cash refund and $397.50 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.

Directions and Field Maps

North Side Park - 200 125th Street Ocean City, MD 21842 (Bayside)

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

 

Aloha Tournaments has partnered with EventConnect for the upcoming tournament season as its official and exclusive accommodations provider. EventConnect has worked very closely with the Tournament and local hotels to provide the best options on amenities, value and location. We please ask that teams use the hotels provided through this software as they help support our tournament.

For Team Reps, please do not hesitate to contact the EventConnect Travel Team Coordinators by email via teamsupport@eventconnect.io. These Coordinators will work with your team to find the best options from the available options once your team is in the accommodations system. For general inquiries, the EventConnect Support Team is available to take our calls at 1-888-723-2064.

TO BOOK DIRECTLY CLICK HERE

Best of luck at the tournament!

Event Experience

Join us this summer for the ultimate fan experience at the Brine Girls 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 view participating food trucks & retailers!

 

Northside Park Vendors:

  • Aloha Tournaments Girls Beach Lax T-Shirts and Paraphernalia
  • Spunkwear
  • Girls Gotta Play
  • Approach Clothing
  • Lax Chic
  • K & R Concessions
  • Northside Park Snack Bar