Brine Girls Beach Lax Festival

June 8-10, 2018 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 recieve 18 tournament t-shirts and champions and finalists will recieve prizes.

 
Club Rec
2022 13U
2023 11U
2024 9U (8v8)
2025  
2026  

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: Early Bird Pricing $745 ($795 after 1/26/18) 

8v8: Early bird pricing $645 ($695 after 1/26/18)

*$200 deposit due at registration

Register by: May 18, 2018
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2017 Participants

Baltimore Sharks
BC SideWinders Lax
Catonsville
CMRC
Cobra
Cockeysville
CYLA
Dark Horse
Davidsonville Gators
Dolphins
Fallston
FSLC
Greene Turtle Towson
Ground Control
Hawks
Henlopen Storm

Hereford
Hero's
HFG Mustangs
Hereford Lacrosse Club
HOCO
LOUYYA Tribe
LTRC
Next Level Spartans
O.C. Stingrays
Orange Crush
Pirates
Silver Spring Warriors
TEAM 21228
Tigers
Wildcats
York Invaders

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.

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!

All rules will be in accordance with USL Women's Lacrosse rules unless otherwise noted.

        All Levels

  1. Playing time will consist of 1 twenty-five minute running time period. Games will start and stop with a central horn.  1 short blast 1 minute before game time, long blast to start and stop game.  There will not be a horn until 9:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday or after 9:00 PM on Friday and Saturday due to a local noise restriction.  Referees will control the time for these games.  Games will start promptly.
  2. Each team will receive one 1 minute timeout after a goal but not in the last 5 minutes of the game. The time will not stop. 
  3. There will be no overtime in regulation play.  At the end of the game if a team is in process of being set up for a free position in the critical scoring area the game will continue until the scoring play is complete (if play is stopped by another major foul the play will reset).
  4.  No noise makers will be allowed at any field (horns, whistles, sirens, cowbells, etc.) Offenders will be asked to leave the field.
  5. Parents and spectators should assemble away from the player benches - on the opposite side of the field, if possible.
  6. Any player, fan or coach ejected frm 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.
  7. A purple card will be given to anyone whose behavior does not reflect "the spirit of the game".  Failure to heed this warning can result in ejection from the tournament.
  8. Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to advance to the playoffs.
  9. Forfeits will be considered a 4-2 victory for the team that is prepared to play.
  10. Decisions on the field will be the final ruling.  No disputes will be heard after the game.
  11. 2025/2026 teams will play by U11 Rules.
  12. 2023/2024 teams will play by U13 Rules.
  13. 2022 teams will play by U15 Rules.

     

       Playoff and Championship Games

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

     

       U9, U11, 2025, & 2026

  1. The four goal rule will be in effect at all times at U9 & U11 - if a team is leading by 4 or more goals, the draw will be eliminated and the ball awarded to the trailing team at midfield. U11, 2025, 2026 teams cannot score off this free position.  U9 teams are still required to make two passes.
  2. There will be no checking at the U9, U11, 2025 and 2026 divisions. There must be 2 attempted passes after a change of possession (unless a player is fouled and given a free possession shot).  Goalie clears do not count as a pass.  Possession does not change until the opposing team gains control of the ball. 
  3. If a shot on goal that comes out of the goal circle without being possessed by the goalie and picked up by an offensive player, that player may shoot on goal.
  4.  A free position is awarded to a player who has been fouled and all other players are placed 4 meters away from the ball.
  5. The 3 second closely guarded rule* will be in effect.
  6. If a player is fouled anywhere on the field, they no longer require two passes.
  7. All U9 games will be 8 vs. 8.  (2 attack, 2 defense, 3 middies, 1 goalie)

     

       U13, 2022/2023, 2024

  1. There will be modified checking at the U13, and 2024
  2. There will be full checking permitted at the 2022/2023 division. 
  3. If a shot on goal that comes out of the goal circle without being possessed by the goalie and picked up by an offensive player, that player may shoot on goal. 
  4. A free position is awarded to a player who has been fouled and all other players are placed 4 meters away from the ball.
  5. The 3 second closely guarded rule* will be in effect. 
  6. The four goal rule does not apply.
  7. All games will be 12 vs.12.

       

*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).

Roster Rules

  1. No player may compete, or be rostered, on more than one team during the tournament.
  2. U13 players must have be born after August 31, 2004.
  3. U11 players must have been born after August 31, 2006.
  4. U9 players must have been born after August 31, 2008.
  5. The division placement of each grade based team will be based on the graduation year of the player on the team in the highest grade.  There will be no exceptions granted.
  6. 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 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.
     

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.
  • 8 v 8 (U9): If a second game is canceled due to weather, the team will receive a $204 refund, and an additional $203 refund for each game canceled thereafter.
  • 11 v 11 (U11, U13, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026) If a second game is canceled due to weather, the team will receive a $254 refund, and an additional $253 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 Information

 

Aloha Tournaments will be contracting hotels to help make your travel easier.  

 

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.

 

 

 

Stay tuned for more information!


 

Please note:  Some third party travel companies may 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

North Side Park 

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!