The Warrior Southern Sizzle Lacrosse Tournament brings top teams and programs from the Southeast to Charlotte for a weekend of competitve lacrosse.
Varsity (Any high school team with 2020s or 2021s)
2024/13U+ (2024s and 13U age-eligible 2023s only)
2025/13U (2025s and 13U age-eligible 2024s only)
2026/11U+ (2026s and 11U age-eligible 2025s only)
2027/11U (2027s and 11U age-eligible 2026s only)
2028/9U+ 7 v 7 Format (2028s, 2029s and 9U age-eligible 2027s only)
*All divisions should be based on the oldest birthdate/graduation year on the team. Please see Roster Rules below for more information on age cutoff dates. Please call or email us at 410-252-5642 / email@example.com if you have any questions.
Youth Divisions: Fall 2019 Aloha Cup Qualifier (October 26-27, 2019)
High School Divisions: Fall 2019 Diamond Invitational Qualifier (November 17, 2019)
Best-In-Class Customer Care and Attention All Year Long
Unparalleled Player and Fan Experience
Prizes for Champions and Finalists
2019 Registered Programs
Team 24/7 (NC)
Team Carolina (NC)
VA Roughriders (VA)
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 NFHS/NCAA standards unless otherwise noted.
Playing time will consist of 2 twenty minute running time halves with a five minute halftime. Games will begin promptly.
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.
The clock will stop on all whistles in the last 2 minutes of the game if the goal differential is 2 goals or less.
Playoff & Championship games will consist of two 15 minute running halves. A one minute timeout will separate the periods at which time the teams will change ends of the field. Each team will have one 30 second timeout per game at which the clock will stop. The clock will stop on all whistles during the last two minutes of the game.
There will be no overtime in regulation pool play.
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.
All penalties will be running time, except when the game clock is stop-start. 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 substitution 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.
Fighting, as determined by an official, is an automatic ejection from the game.
Any team that forfeits a game during the tournament will be ineligible to advance to the playoffs, unless permitted at the direct discretion of the Tournament Director.
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 rulings will be overturned after the game
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 teams' next game. If a player/coach/fan is ejected for a second time he/she will be disqualified from the tournament.
**2028/9U will be played in 7v7 format at a modifield/reduced field size. All rules and game play are the same as other divisions unless noted below:
7 v 7 gameplay consisting of 1 Goalie, 2 Defense, 2 Midfield and 2 Attack
Maximum of two long poles on the field - must be 47"-54"
Face offs after each goal. Players lining up on the wings will release only after a possesion is called.
Penalties may redult in play man up / man down as consistent with other divisions.
Onsides rules are in effect - 3 players must remain onsides (1 Goalie and 2 Defenders)
No body checking - only incidental contact
There will be no advancement rules in the following divisions:
If a team appears to be stalling they will be warned, then forced to keep the ball in the box. This call will be made at the referee's discretion.
The following divisions will play with NFHS advancement rules:
Stick Length Rules:
2028 sticks must be between 37" - 54"
2027 sticks must be between 37" - 72"
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
No refunds will be issued for any team that voluntarily drops from the tournament after the tournament registration deadline of 5/11/2019.
No refunds will be issues for any team that is disqualified after 5/11/2019 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:
High School Divisions
1 Game Cancelled: No refund.
2 Games Cancelled: $339.00 returned value ($169.50 cash refund and $169.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/ Summer 2020 event)
3 Games Cancelled: $678.00 returned value ($339.00 cash refund and $339.00 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
4 Games Cancelled: $1,017.00 returned value ($508.50 cash refund and $508.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
All Games Cancelled: $1,695.00 returned value ($847.50 cash refund and $847.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
1 Game Cancelled: No refund.
2 Games Cancelled: $319.00 returned value ($159.50 cash refund and $159.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/ Summer 2020 event)
3 Games Cancelled: $638.00 returned value ($319.00 cash refund and $319.00 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
4 Games Cancelled: $957.00 returned value ($478.50 cash refund and $478.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
All Games Cancelled: $1,595.00 returned value ($797.50 cash refund and $797.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
1 Game Cancelled: No refund.
2 Games Cancelled: $279.00 returned value ($139.50 cash refund and $139.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/ Summer 2020 event)
3 Games Cancelled: $558.00 returned value ($279.00 cash refund and $279.00 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
4 Games Cancelled: $837.00 returned value ($418.50 cash refund and $418.50 credit for any Aloha Fall 2019/Summer 2020 event)
All Games Cancelled: $1,395.00 returned value ($697.50 cash refund and $697.50 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.
Please note: Any refund or site credit amounts may be adjusted based on any discounts a team received at the time of registration.
Directions and Field Maps
Mecklenburg County Sportsplex: Intersection of: Brigman Rd - Tanktown Rd, Matthews, NC 28105 (Enter off of Brigman Rd - Behind the AMF Carolina Lanes)
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
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.
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')
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Each player will have a red incomplete button asking for jersey number. Click on EDIT under the player's name and enter jersey number.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Aloha Tournaments is a proud partner of Next Level Video to provide recruiting video services to all our high school players. All games in the High School divisions will be filmed in HD from an elevated position. You can check them out at www.nlvproductions.com. Pursuant to NLV policy, spectators at the event may record for personal, non-commercial use; provided that such person or persons do not interfere with NLV Videographer duties and do not film with professional "elevated" equipment (filmed more than five feet above ground level).
Aloha Tournaments invites every DI, DII, and DIII coach in the country to attend our recruiting events. We will provide each coach with rosters and bios to assure you have the best exposure.
2018 college coaches attendance-
Belmont Abbey College
University of Tampa
Tennessee Wesleyan University
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