Fall Gatorfest

November 7, 2020 Baltimore, MD

Gatorfest features girls youth and high school programs from across the U.S who will compete at Carsins Run Park in Aberdeen, MD. This event features some of the most competitive clubs in the Mid-Atlantic and around the country. We invite every DI, DII, and DIII college in the country to attend and scout the future of college lacrosse.

 

  • 2025A
  • 2025B
  • 2026A
  • 2026B
  • 2027
  • 2028
  • 2029/2030

 

Price:

High School:  $1,100 per team 

Youth:             $1,000 per team 

 

 

Register by: October 9, 2020
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Divisions & Schedules

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FALL GATORFEST SCHEDULE

2020 Registered Programs

Black Dog (PA)
Crush (MD)
FLC (MD)
Hawks (MD)
Heros (MD)
Jets (MD)
M&D (MD)
Rebels (MD)
Renegades (MD)
Saltwater (MD)
Sky Walkers (MD)
STARS (MD)
TLC (MD)
True MD (MD)
Virginia One (VA)
WAYS Wildcats (MD)

Roster and Gameplay Rules

Rules of Play

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!

Club Girls Rules

All rules will be in accordance with NFHS 2020 Women's Lacrosse rules (including self-start at all levels) with the following modifications:

  • Playing time will consist of 2 twenty-minute running time halves, with a 3 minute halftime.
  • Officials will keep score and control the time for these games.  Games will start promptly. Teams should be ready to play.
  • Each team will receive one (1) 30-second time out with possession or after a goal, 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.  At the end of the game, if the whistle has already blown to stop play for a major foul in the arc, a free position will be set up on the 8 meter arc and one shot, no pass, no rebound play will be permitted.  In this case only, if play is stopped by another major foul, the play will reset.
  •  There will be no captains meeting or stick checks prior to the game.  First alternate possession will go to the light colored uniform team.
  • No noise makers will be allowed at any field (horns, whistles, sirens, cowbells, etc.)  Offenders will be asked to leave the field.
  • 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.
  • Opposing teams are prohibited from post-game handshakes or crossing paths on the field after a game.

        

      

2028, 2029/30

  • There will be modified checking below the shoulder.
  • The 3 second closely guarded rule will be in effect.*
  • No pass requirement.
  • No four goal differential possession at center.
  • Follow-through into goal circle on shot not permitted.

       

        2025, 2026, 2027

  • There will be full checking permitted.
  • No pass requirement.
  • No four goal differential possession at center.        

         

* The 3 second closely guarded rule:  If a defensive player is within a legal checking position (two hands on the stick in a way that could produce a legal check) of the player with the ball for 3 seconds, the whistle will be blown and the defensive player awarded the ball  (minor foul).

 All Levels

No deputy goalie allowed - no unprotected player is allowed in the goal circle at any time.

 

Roster Rules

  • No player may compete, or be rostered, on more than one team during the tournament.
  • Placement on a grade based team (2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029/30) is dictated by the highest grade of any player on the team.
  • 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.  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.

Rosters for all teams will be on file at the Registration Tent at the Fairgrounds.  This is the roster that will be used if there is a discrepancy over the eligibility of a player.

 

 

Directions and Field Maps

Carsins Run Park - 500 Carsins Run Rd | Aberdeen, MD

  • From I-95:  Take Exit 85 onto MD 22 towards Churchville.  After approximately 1 mile, turn Right onto Carsins Run Road.  Fields are on left before you reach MD 156 (Aldino Road).
  • Field Map 

 

Location for 2028 and 2029/2030 Divisions:       Fox Meadows - 3653 Fallston Rd | Jarrettsville, MD 21084

Roster & Waiver Submission

Roster and Waiver Submission Process

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

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

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 teamsupport@eventconnect.io. 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.

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Best of luck at the tournament from your Aloha Team!

Tournament Policies

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 Policy

COVID-19 Update: If the Event is cancelled, postponed, rescheduled or modified out of safety, regulatory or legal concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aloha Tournaments will work with you to transfer your registration to the rescheduled dates or another comparable event. If a solution cannot be immediately accommodated, Aloha Tournaments will provide site credits that can be used at any point in 2020 or 2021. Site credits cannot be transferred outside of your program/organization. If a team or individual requests to voluntarily withdraw from the event for any reason other than its announced cancellation, postponement or rescheduling, Aloha Tournaments will not issue any credits. No refunds of any amount will be provided other than as specified in the Weather and Refund Policies below:

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.

 

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.

Why Aloha?

  • 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 and Finalists

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