Diamond Fall Invitational

November 21, 2021 Baltimore, MD

The Diamond Invitational provides an opportunity for elite high school teams to compete against other top club programs throughout the U.S. and Canada and experience the same intimate recruiting exposure that players would receive at an individual showcase. Teams will be placed in the appropriate division and will play three pool-play games in front of the attending college coaches. Between the Diamond Showcase and Diamond Invitational, we will host over 50 DI-III colleges throughout the weekend. Players receieve a $50 discount for Saturday, November 20th Diamond Showcase.

Location:

  • Baltimore, MD

 

Divisions:

  • Varsity Gold
  • Varsity Silver
  • 2024
  • Rising Stars (no 23's, 24's)
Price:

$1,575 per team

Register by: October 1, 2021
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2020 Committed Programs

302 Lacrosse
Bucks Select
Cannons
Carolina Hilltoppers
Chosen Lacrosse Club
Diamond National team
Ground Control LC
STARS
Top Caliber

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 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. No playoff/championship games.
  • 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.

 

2025 & 2026

  • 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.
  • No Crease Dives

 

2027 & 2028

  • Over and Back rules in effect. After offensive team touches ball in offensive zone, ball cannot cross midline.
  • No Crease Dives

 

2029 & Younger

  • No "take out" body checks. Body contact is allowed.
  •  sticks must be between 36"-72"
  • No Crease Dives
  • There will be no advancement rules
  • You may call a timeout anywhere on the field if you have possession

 

 

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.

 

Tournament Policies

Tournament Policies

All Aloha Tournament/3Step Sports 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!

Refund /Credit Policy

Team Events: Involuntary Cancellation Policy – Weather, Facility Closure, etc.

Deposits are non-refundable for all 3STEP Lacrosse team events. Teams attending a 3STEP Lacrosse team event must pay an initial deposit with the final 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 on the weekday closest to the 15th and 30th of each month. 3STEP 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.

Team Events: Voluntary Cancellation Policy – Team Chooses to Withdraw

Deposits are non-refundable for all 3STEP Lacrosse team events. Teams attending a 3STEP 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, 3STEP 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 on the weekday closest to the 15th and 30th of each month, after the request to withdraw has been made. 3STEP 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.am Events: Involuntary Cancellation Policy – Weather, Facility Closure, etc.

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.

Roster and Waiver Submission

Step 1: Invite your coaches as STAFF - this way all communications can be recieved 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.

Hotel Information

 

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. Apex Events will work to accommodate any special hotel requests that you may have.

Apex Events – Lacrosse Email and Tele

lacrosse@apex-events.com

888-279-4685, Ext 2

 Thank you!

 Diamond Invitational Hotel Booking Link Click Here

Film Packages

Aloha Tournaments is a proud partner of Next Level Video to provide recruiting video services to all our high school players. All games in the High School divisions will be filmed in HD from an elevated position. You can check them out at www.nlvproductions.com. Pursuant to NLV policy, spectators at the event may record for personal, non-commercial use; provided that such person or persons do not interfere with NLV Videographer duties and do not film with professional "elevated" equipment (filmed more than five feet above ground level).

Recent College Coach Attendance

2019 Fall Diamond Showcase and Invitational

  • Bucknell University
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Canisius College
  • Earlham College
  • Cleveland State University 
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Colgate University
  • Goucher College
  • Cornell University
  • Grove City College
  • Drexel University
  • Haverford College
  • Furman University
  • Heidelberg University
  • Georgetown University
  • High Point University
  • Jacksonville University
  • La Roche University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lasell University
  • Loyola University
  • Lees McRae College
  • Manhattan College
  • Lynn University
  • Mercer University
  • Marymount University
  • MonmouthUniversity
  • McDaniel College
  • Mount St. Mary's
  • Methodist University
  • Richmond University
  • Moravian College
  • UMBC Men's Lacrosse
  • Oberlin College
  • University of Delaware
  • Potomac State College
  • Wagner College
  • Roanoke College
  • Princeton University
  • Shenandoah University
  • Albright College
  • St.Joseph's College
  • Alvernia University
  • Thiel College
  • Averett Univerity
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • Brevard College
  • Westminster College
  • Cabrini University
  • Wheeling University
  • Centenary University
  • Wilmington University

2018 Fall Diamond Showcase and Invitational

  • University of Delaware
  • Georgetown University
  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Towson University
  • Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Goucher College
  • North Central College
  • Earlham College
  • Wilmington University
  • Shenandoah University
  • Chowan University
  • Albright College
  • Huntingdon College
  • Greensboro College
  • Averett University
  • Heidelberg University
  • North Greenville University
  • Transylvania University
  • Ferrum College
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Oberlin College
  • Eastern University
  • Newberry College
  • Furman University
  • Manhattan College
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Monmouth University
  • Hampton University
  • Eastern University
  • Marietta College
  • Virginia Wesleyan
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Centre College
  • Hood College
  • Saint Vincent College
  • Otterbein University
  • Grove City College
  • Hamilton College
  • Alderson Broaddus University
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Bethany College
  • Frostburg State University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College

2017 Fall Diamond Showcase and Invitational

  • University of North Carolina
  • Towson University
  • Wagner College 
  • Hampton University 
  • University of Deleware
  • Tampa University
  • Wesley College 
  • Wingate University 
  • Lenoir-Rhyne 
  • Frostburg State University 
  • Marymount University
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • Guilford College
  • University of Mount Olive
  • Methodist University 
  • Emmanuel College
  • Deleware Valley University 
  • Washington and Jefferson College
  • Missouri Valley College
  • Misericordia University
  • Transylvania University
  • Ohio Northern University
  •  Sewanee
  • William Peace University
  • Huntingdon College 
  • Embry-Riddle University
  • Coker College
  • Stevenson University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Goucher College 
  • Cabrini College
  • Furman University 
  • Mercer University
  • Jacksonville University 
  • Robert Morris University 
  • High Point University 
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Bridgewater College
  • University of Mary Washington
  • Chowan University 
  • Marywood University 
  • Neumann University
  • Oberlin College
  • Susquehanna University
  • Stevenson University
  • North Greenville University
  • Chatham University
  • Utica College 
  • Nichols College
  • Averett University
  • Roger Williams University
  • Greensboro College 
  • Neumann University
  • Hartwick College
  • Rhodes College
  • Thiel College
  • Otterbein University
  • Heidelberg University
  • Bethany College
  • North Central University

 

2017 Summer Diamond Showcase

  • Salisbury University 
  • Lafayette College 
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • Hampton University 
  • Stevenson University 
  • Bucknell University 
  • Robert Morris University 
  • Georgetown University 
  • Embry-Riddle Univeristy 
  • Berry College 
  • Houghton College
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • CCBC 
  • Wagner 
  • Virginia Wesleyan University 
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Rutgers University 
  • Wesley College
  • Catonsville Community College 
  • Bethany College 
  • William Peace University 
  • Davis and Elkins University 
  • Goucher College
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Frostburg State University 
  • Alvernia College
  • Hanover College
  • High Point University 
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Lehigh University
  • Bellarmine University 

 

 

Event Overview

The Warrior Diamond Invitational was introduced to the Diamond Showcase in 2016 as an additional opportunity for elite high school teams to compete against other top club programs throughout the U.S. and Canada and still experience the same intimate recruiting environment and exposure that you would receive at an individual showcase. The event will be limited to 24 top club programs featuring the classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 players and held at Sandhill Fields in Georgetown, DE. Teams will be placed into their appropriate grad-year division and will play three pool-play games in front of the attending college coaches. Between the Warrior Diamond Showcase and Invitational on November 21-22, we will host over 50 DII-III colleges throughout the weekend.