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Gatorfest

NOVEMBER 5, 2022 LUTHERVILLE-TIMONIUM, MD

Gatorfest features girls youth and high school programs from across the U.S who will compete at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. This event features competitive clubs in the Maryland area as well as top programs from out of state. Minimum 3 games per team and all brackets will play to a Championship.

For Hotel Accommodations Click HERE.

Girls Club Divisions
  • Varsity
  • 2025
  • 2026
  • 2027
  • 2028
  • 2029
  • 2030
  • 2031/32

Youth: $1150

High School: $1250

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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

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

High School

  • Crease Dives are Allowed
  • 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.

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.
  • 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

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 Schedule

Schedule will be live a week prior to the start of the tournament.

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

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Hotel Information and Links

APEX EVENTS

Apex Events is providing Aloha Tournaments with discounted hotel programs for all events this upcoming season.  We ask that you book your rooms for each Aloha event through Apex Events, to help support the tournament and to ensure we can offer you the best hotels at the best rates each year.  On each event tournament webpage, you will find a link to the Apex Events hotel booking website. From here, you can easily book a room or request rooms for your team.  Apex Events will work to accommodate any special hotel requests that you may have.

2022 GATORFEST HOTEL LINK

Directions & Field Maps

Maryland State Fairgrounds – 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Field Map COMING SOON

Game and Highlight Film

NLV FILM PACKAGES

In an effort to meet all of the recruiting needs for our high school players, Aloha Tournaments has partnered with Next Level Video to provide professional videography services, including exclusive team film, highlight video and recruiting profile packages only available at Aloha events.

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.