Rules of Play
All Aloha Tournament events are smoke free, pet free and alcohol free events. No grills, noisemakers or air horns are allowed. Thank you for respecting our fans and players!
All rules will be in accordance with NFHS Standards with the following exceptions:
- Playing time will consist of 2 twenty-minute running time halves with a five-minute halftime. Games will begin promptly.
- A central horn will signify the beginning and end of each half for all games. A horn schedule will be posted at the registration tent.
- Each team will receive one 30 second timeout per half. 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. Timeouts can't be used in the last two minutes of the half.
- No scores will be recorded.
- No overtime.
- No more than three players from each team is permitted between the restraining lines on the draw.
- Girls 2023, 2024, & 2025 divisions will play under US Lacrosse Youth A rules (modified checking - below the shoulder).
- Girls 2021 & 2022 divisions will play with full checking.
- Girls 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, & 2025 will play with a 4 goal difference free possession rule (except to begin the 2nd half).
- No High School Graduates are eligible.
- Any coach, player or fan ejected from a game will not be allowed to participate in the following scheduled game for their team.
- No noise makers will be allowed at any field (horns, whistles, sirens, cowbells, etc.). Offenders will be asked to leave the field.
- No protests can be filed. Disputes are to be settled on the field.
All rules will be in accordance with NCAA standards with the following exceptions:
- Playing time will consist of 2 twenty-minute running halves with a five-minute halftime. Games will begin promptly.
- Officials will keep time and score on the field.
- Each team will receive one 30 second timeout per half. The clock will stop for timeouts. Timeouts will not carry over to the second half.
- The clock will stop for injuries in the last two minutes of the game.
- No overtime in regulation games.
- All ties in playoff games will be decided by a sudden victory overtime period.
- All playoff and championship games will consist of two 15-minute running time periods. Teams will have a one-minute halftime as they change ends of the field. Each team will have one 30 second timeout during which the clock will stop.
- Substitution on the fly only, except in the case of a time serving penalty when teams will have the opportunity to get an EMO or EMD on the field.
- There will be no stick checks unless requested by an opposing coach. If the stick is found to be legal, the challenging team will be charged a timeout. If not timeouts remain, a delay of game technical foul will be assessed. If the stick is illegal the appropriate penalty will be assessed. All sticks must meet NCAA or NFHS standards.
- U11 stick lengths must be between 36" and 72".
- U9 stick lengths must be between 36" and 52".
- All penalties are running time and begin when the official blows the whistle to restart play.
- U9 and U11 will not play with advancement rules.
- U13 & U15 will play with advancement rules throughout the game.
- No coach, player or fan ejected from a game will be able to participate in the subsequent game for their team.
- No protests may be filed. Disputes are to be settled on the field.
Boys Roster Rules
- 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.
Girls Roster Rules
- High School Graduatess are ineligible.
- The division placement of each team will be based on the graduation year of the player on the team in the highest grade. There will be no exceptions granted.
- Any team in violation of the roster rules will forfeit all games in which the ineligible player participated in.
Points will be awarded after each game in the following manner
- Win = 5 points
- Tie = 2 points
- Loss = 0 points
Ties for advancement to playoffs in each division will be broken in the following manner and sequence:
- Head to head play
- Most wins
- Fewest goals allowed
- Total point differential in first three games (not to exceed +3 or -3 in any game)
- Coin toss (team with name lowest in alphabet will call coin toss)
Aloha Tournaments has partnered with RoomRoster to bring hotel accommodations to travel teams for this event. Teams are able to book any hotel of their choice through the Team Profile. Once a team is registered for the tournament, and uploaded to the RoomRoster software, a link will be sent to the Team Manager to forward to all team members in order for them to reserve their room from the Block created by the Team Manager.
For teams looking for help blocking rooms e-mail email@example.com
For general inquiries and reservation support please contact
1-888-723-2064 or by email via firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of luck at the tournament!
Click HERE to visit the RoomRoster site to book your individual hotel.
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Roster and Waiver Submission Process
Step 1: Coaches Only-Invite your players to join your team.
- 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, but only submit one email per child. Otherwise, both parents will try to register the same child and it could invalidate 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 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.
- 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.
- To submit the final roster, please complete this Roster Verification Form.
- 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.
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 tha 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 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.
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 9/21/2018.
- No refunds will be issues for any team that is disqualified after 9/21/2018 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:
- 1 Game Cancelled: No refund.
- 2 Games Cancelled: $275.00 returned value ($137.50 cash refund and $137.50 credit for any Aloha Summer 2019 event)
- All Games Cancelled: $825.00 returned value ($412.50 cash refund and $412.50 credit for any Aloha Summer 2019 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.