Summer Sizzle

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Event Details

JULY 8-9, 2023 BEL AIR, MD

The Summer Sizzle Lacrosse Tournament is a competitive lacrosse tournament for Youth and High School teams that features top programs from across the U.S. and Canada. Top DI, II and III college coaches attend to recruit some of the best talent around. Each team will play a five game minimum and each division will play to a championship.

Please use the following link to block or book rooms – Summer Sizzle Hotel Link

Boys Club Divisions
  • 2024 AA/A
  • 2025 AA/A
  • 2026 AA/A
  • 2027 AA/A
  • 2028 AA/A
  • 2029
  • 2030
  • 2031
  • 2032/33**

** Will divide into two divisions if number of teams allows

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 twenty-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 & Championship Overtime – Games will consist of unlimited 4-minute periods until a goal is scored. 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.
  • Clearing Counts of 20 seconds to cross midline. The leading team must keep it in the box with under 2 minutes left in the game if the opponent is within 2 goals.
  • Clock is START/STOP within 2 goals under 2 minutes left in the game
  • 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 the clearing count of 20 seconds. After offensive team touches ball in offensive zone after 20 seconds, ball cannot cross midline.
  • 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 2023-2029 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. The leading team must keep it in the box with under 2 minutes left in the game if the opponent is within 2 goals.
  • Clock is START/STOP within 2 goals under 2 minutes left in the game
  • 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 2030 & 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. Placement on a grade based team (2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030 and 2031/32) is dictated by the highest grade of any player on the team.
  2. 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.

 

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 on the Aloha App after each game.

 

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

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.

Follow this link to reserve a room – Summer Sizzle Hotel Link

Directions & Field Maps

Cedar Lane Park – 1100 Cedar Lane, Bel Air, MD

FIELD MAP

John Carroll School – 703 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD

FIELD MAP

Roster and Waiver Submission

1. Invite your coaches as STAFF – this way all communications can be recieved by everyone 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.

2. Invite your player’s parents to join your team.

a) 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.

b) 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‘)

c) 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 will mess up your roster.

d) 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.

e) You can log back into your dashboard and keep track of how many parents have registered and also re-send the invitations if need be.

2. 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.

If additional players accept invitations, or are otherwise added to this team after your roster has been submitted, your team may be subject to disqualification for this event.

If you have any questions or want to verify that your roster is complete before submitting, please call our office at 410-252-5642 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email us at info@alohatournaments.com

You can only submit your roster after ALL your players have completed their waivers. You check pending invites by using the drop down box below message and choosing pending invites.

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

Submitting Your Final Roster:

  1. Log into your account and go to your dashboard. Click on the team name and in the left column click ROSTER. Be sure to remove all unnecessary pending invites. For example, second parent, player not attending, etc.
  2. Each player will have a red incomplete button asking for jersey number. Click on EDIT under the players name and enter jersey number.
  3. Once you have entered all your players jersey numbers, hit the SUBMIT ROSTER button at the top of the page.
  4. If you need to make any changes to your roster after submitting, please contact us at (410) 252-5642 or email us at info@alohatournaments.com
Recruiting

SportsRecruits, the exclusive recruiting tool of Aloha, is providing resources for families & college coaches in attendance at our events!

SportsRecruits will contact players & their families directly to provide access to a free SportsRecruits profile to complete. Using SportsRecruits, we will put the student-athletes in control of what information is provided to college coaches. Athletes will be able to update their athletic and academic information leading up to, during, and after the event. 

College Coaches will have full access to this information by simply logging in to EventBeacon, a product powered by SportsRecruits. This sideline evaluation tool will allow college coaches to access the most up to date athlete information, build a strategic recruiting schedule onsite, and focus their recruiting efforts on the players they are most interested in.

All of the families attending our events will have access to educational webinars hosted by the recruiting specialists at SportsRecruits. They will offer advice about leveraging tournaments and showcases during your recruiting process!Team coaches, players, parents, and college coaches may contact help@sportsrecruits.com or help@eventbeacon.com with any questions or concerns about this process.

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.

VIEW PACKAGES FOR SUMMER SIZZLE

Committed Programs Registered
2022 Summer Sizzle Committed Programs
210 Lacrosse Club (TX)
3d Georgia (GA)
API Diamondbacks (MD)
Baltimore Breakers (MD)
Bay Raiders (MD)
BBL (PA)
Bearcats (MD)
Black Bear (PA)
Bucks Select (PA)
Cherries (MI)
Great Lakes (MI)
HEADstrong Lehigh (PA)
HEADstrong Quakers (PA)
HLC (MD)
MD Roughriders (MD)
Midwest Express Region (IN)
Philadelphia Freedom (PA)
Raptors Lacrosse (PA)
Sidewinders (MD)
TEAM Lacrosse (PA)
Texas Cannons (TX)
True Illinois (IL)
True Michigan (MI)
True NJ (NJ)
True Philly (PA)
True Pittsburgh (PA)
Ville Lacrosse (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.
College Coach Registration

At Aloha Recruiting Events, we hire many College Coaches as sideline coaches, instructional clinic coaches and coaches to present seminars to players and parents. Learn more here if you are a college coach and want to learn more about recruiting or coaching and offerings at Aloha Recruiting Events.

Division I Coaches REGISTRATION

Division II/III Coaches REGISTRATION

Attending Colleges

Mt. St. Mary’s University
University of Delaware
Anderson University 
Barton College
Chowan University
Dominican College (NY)
Embry-Riddle University 
Lander University
Lees-McRae College
North Greenville University 
Tusculum University
Alma College
Arcadia University
Averett University 
Baldwin Wallace University
Bethany College
Bryn Athyn College
Capital University
Centenary University
Concordia University Chicago
Delaware Valley University
DeSales University
Eastern Nazarene College 
Eastern University
Ferrum College
Gwynedd Mercy University 
Hood College
Immaculata University
Keystone College
Lebanon Valley College
Methodist University
Penn College of Technology
Pfeiffer University 
Saint Vincent College
St. Mary’s College
Stockton University 
Wentworth Institute of Technology  
Anne Arundel CC
Carroll Community College
CCBC Essex 
Harford Community College