Beach Lax Festival

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Event Details

JUNE 10-11, 2023 OCEAN CITY, MD

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 4 games minimum and every division plays to a championship. Champions will receive prizes!

Please use the following link to book or block rooms early due to Ocean City being a popular vacation spot: BEACH HOTEL LINK

 

Boys Divisions

  • 2027 AA/A
  • 2028 AA/A
  • 2029 AA/A
  • 2030 AA/A
  • 2031 AA/A
  • 2032/2033

River Soccer Complex- 32221 Gum Rd, Frankford, DE 19945

Field Map 

Northern Worcester Athletic Complex –9906 Buckingham Lane, Berlin, MD 21811

Field Map

Seaside Christian Academy – 12637 Ocean Gateway A, Ocean City, MD 21842

Field Map – COMING SOON!

 

Accordian

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

Check out our highlight video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDH9_zZNofQ

Roster and Gameplay Rules

Aloha Lacrosse Rules of Play

**All Players must complete the online player waiver prior to participation. Mouth guards (of any color/design) must be worn at all times along with appropriate equipment.** 

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! 

RULES:

NFHS/USA Lacrosse/Modified NCAA rules with the following modifications and/or points of emphasis.

SAFETY

In the event of any inclement weather, extreme temperature, visibility issue and/or dangerous field conditions our Directors may recommend modifications to game time for safety reasons.

All rules will be in accordance with Current NCAA standards unless otherwise noted. Tournament will consist of pool play games and playoffs.

 

GAME TIME:

Youth: Playing time will consist of 2 eighteen-minute running time halves with a 3-minute halftime.  Games will begin promptly.

One (1) 45 second timeout will be permitted in every game. The clock will stop for the timeout and it may be called at any time during the game.

Pool Play Overtime – There is no overtime in pool play. Each team will receive 1 point.

Playoff Overtime – In the event of a tie in the playoffs, overtime will consist of unlimited 4-minute sudden victory overtime periods. Each team will be awarded one time out and the clock will stop.

Club Boys Rules:

 

Games are running time, unless the Tournament Director communicates otherwise.

  • There will be no overtime in regulation games.
  • Penalties are running time starting on the whistle (30 or 60 Sec). Penalty time stops during injuries, time-outs, between quarters and halves, and while another penalty is being assessed. Penalties will not be time and a half
  • FACEOFF RULES: No Motogrip, no Knee Down. Faceoff sticks require tape of a different color than your shaft
  • 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 or requests by the opposing coaches. 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 determined by the officiating crew of that game.
  • In the event of a forfeit, the winning team will be awarded 7 goals in reference to the 7 goal max differential. If a team forfeits a game, they will be ineligible for championship bracket play.
  • Official Scores will be kept by the field coordinator. Post game the field coordinator will certify the official score with both coaches and officials. Once scores are certified & reported they may not be challenged. If a dispute arises please call a tournament director to the field.  If a coach has concerns about the final score of a game, the coach should immediately bring the concern to the attention of the field coordinator and game referees prior to that score being reported to the tournament directors. Once reported, scores may not be challenged. Tournament Directors will only communicate with club directors and head coaches.
  • 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, a timer on call will be assessed and the team has 30 seconds to get a shot on goal.
  • MERCY RULE (Youth Divisions Only): Applied when there is a (7) goal deficit in pool play. Teams down by (7) or more goals will get a free clear after each goal. Coaches can agree to waive this rule. 

Boys 2023-2028 Rules:

  • FACEOFF RULES: No Motogrip, no Knee Down. Faceoff sticks require tape of a different color than your shaft
  • Timeouts must be called on your offensive end in accordance with NCAA rules
  • Clearing Counts of 20 seconds to cross midline and 10 seconds to advance the ball into the box. The leading team must keep it in the box with under 2 minutes left in the game if the opponent is within 3 goals.
  • 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

Boys 2029 & Younger Rules:

  • FACEOFF RULES: No Motogrip, no Knee Down. Faceoff sticks require tape of a different color than your shaft
  • No Counts. Exception is a 4 sec goalie count when clearing
  • No “take out” body checks. Body contact is allowed.
  • Sticks must be between 36″-72″
  • No Crease Dives
  • There will be no advancement rules
  • FACEOFF RULES: No Motogrip, no Knee Down. Faceoff sticks require tape of a different color than your shaft

Roster Rules

  1. No player may compete, or be rostered, on more than one team during the tournament.
  2. No High School players are allowed on any team at any time.  This includes Fresh/Soph, JV and Varsity players.  Any team competing with High School players will forfeit all games in the tournament and will not be allowed to advance to the playoff rounds.
  3. 9U players must be born after August 31, 2012.
  4. 11U players must be born after August 31, 2010.
  5. 13U players must be born after August 31, 2008.
  6. 15U players must be born after August 31, 2006.
  7. Placement on a grade based team (2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030 and 2031/32) is dictated by the highest grade of any player on the team.
  8. 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:

3 points for a win

1 points for a tie

0 points for a loss

Playoff Seeds

1) Head to Head

2) Goal differential (max 7 per game +/-)

3) Goals against

4) Coin flip.

In the event of a 3+ team tie, the tiebreaker process starts at step 2. Once a team is selected as winning the 3+ team tiebreaker. The process starts at step 1 once 2 teams are remaining.

 

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.  Any questions regarding the score should be addressed at this time.  It is the coach’s responsibility to ensure that the correct score is recorded.  The scorecard will be turned in at the Registration table at each field.  Scores will be posted online at the end of the day.

No player can compete on more than one team within the same age group or grad year for a different club. Limited age exceptions can be made in advance at the discretion of tournament directors. No roster limit. No high school graduates are eligible to participate in the event.

LIGHTNING SAFETY:  Three (3) blasts of an air horn indicate LIGHTNING and all fields must be cleared IMMEDIATELY. Players and fans must go to the tournament’s designated safe shelter. Safe shelter is considered any fully enclosed building that involves plumbing and/or electrical wires that act to electrically ground the structure-places that people live or work.  If such a shelter cannot be found, take shelter in any vehicle with a hard metal roof and closed windows. No outdoor activities are to be resumed until 30 minutes after the last sign of lightning/thunder or the all-clear email has been received. For every strike observed, the 30-minute timer is reset. Five (5) blasts means the field is now open and play can resume.

 

HOT WEATHER SAFETY:  Tournament Director will monitor the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature. When indicated by the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature, tournament game times will be modified to comply with current recommendations.

 

ISSUES OR CONCERNS

Tournament Directors will only communicate with Club Directors and/or head coaches serving as deputy club directors on site. 

Tournament Schedule

The tournament schedule will be posted a week prior to the start of the tournament.

For up-to-date schedule changes please download the Aloha Lax App:

iPhone Users CLICK HERE

Android Users CLICK HERE

Hotel Information and Links

APEX EVENTS

HOTELS: Below are several options to assist you in finding accommodations for your team. We understand that the beach destination will be busy during this weekend and recommend securing accommodations as soon as possible. You can share this information with your team to book individually as well. For assistance, you can reach Apex Events via email at info@apex-events.com or by calling 888-APX-HOTL (888-279-4685). 

Hotel booking options include:

Aloha LAX Tournament Hotels: https://book.passkey.com/go/AlohaBeachLaxFestival2022

Aloha LAX Booking Portal:  ALOHA BEACH LAX FESTIVAL JUNE 2022 BOOKING PORTAL

Book directly with Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com

Book directly with VRBO: https://www.vrbo.com

Directions & Field Maps

Directions To Game Venues

River Soccer Complex- 32221 Gum Rd, Frankford, DE 19945

FIELD MAP

Northern Worcester Athletic Complex –9906 Buckingham Lane, Berlin, MD 21811

FIELD MAP

Seaside  Christian Academy

12637 Ocean Gateway A, Ocean City, MD 21842

FIELD MAP

 

Roster and Waiver Submission

Step 1: Invite your coaches as STAFF – this way all communications can be received 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.

2022 Registered Programs
ALC Bay Raiders (MD) LTLC (MD)
Annapolis Hawks (MD) Madlax (DMV)
Baltimore Swarm (MD) NEO Nation Nomads (OH)
BAYS River Dawgs (MD) Saltwater (MD)
Bethesda LC (MD) Shore 2 Shore (NY)
Blue Claws (MD) Shore Kaos (MD)
Breakers (MD) Sidewinders (MD)
Cannons (MD) Team 91 LI (NY)
Dark Horse (MD) True KP (MD)
Dukes Elite (PA) True MN
FCA MD True VA
Gonzo (MD) Ville (MD)
HoCo (MD) VLC (VA)
Hustle Lacrosse (OH) WAX (MD)
Jersey Express (NJ) Wolfpack (MD)
Kelly Post (MD) Zingos (MD)
Laytonsville Hippos (MD)  
Refund Policy

Tournament Policies

All Aloha Tournament events are smoke free, pet free and alcohol free events. No grills, generators, drones, noisemakers or air horns are allowed.  Thank you for respecting our fans and players!

Credit & Refund Policy**

Involuntary Cancellation Policy – Weather, Facility Closure, COVID-19, etc.

Deposits are non-refundable for all Aloha Tournaments Lacrosse team events. Teams attending an Aloha Tournaments Lacrosse team event must pay an initial deposit with the full balance due in full 60 days prior to the event. If an event is involuntarily cancelled, teams paid in full will be offered a 90% credit or a 50% refund of their paid in full balance. Those teams not paid in full (deposit only or partial balance) will receive a 50% credit of the balance paid. Credits or refunds will be processed a minimum of 60 days after the event. Aloha Tournaments Lacrosse will not be responsible for any ancillary or related expenses incurred by any individual, team, club or organization if the tournament is canceled in whole or in part.

Voluntary Cancellation Policy – Team Chooses to Withdraw

Deposits are non-refundable for all Aloha Tournaments Lacrosse team events. Teams attending an Aloha Tournaments Lacrosse team event must pay an initial deposit with the final balance due in full 60 days prior to the event. If a team that has paid in full wishes to withdraw and submits a request at least 60 days prior to the scheduled event date, Aloha Tournaments Lacrosse will issue a full credit less the initial deposit amount or a full refund less the initial deposit amount. No credit or refund requests of any kind will be granted if a cancelation is made less than 60 days prior to the scheduled event date. Credits or refunds will be processed a minimum of 60 days after the date of the request to withdraw. Aloha Tournaments Lacrosse will not be responsible for any ancillary or related expenses incurred by any individual, team, club or organization if the team wishes to withdraw in whole or in part.

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 or cancelled due to weather.
  • No refunds will be issued for playoff or championship games canceled due to weather.
Inclement Weather Policy

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 or cancel games as needed
  • 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.