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4-on-4 at the Shore™ Beach Lacrosse Tournament

July 15-16, 2006


2006 General Information

WHAT:

4-on-4 at the Shore™ Beach Lacrosse Tournament, is a 4-on-4 lacrosse tournament for boys and girls, women and men aged 8 though 80 with divisions based on age, gender, and ability. The 4-on-4 at the Shore™ Beach Lacrosse Tournament is the first sand lacrosse event in the Mid-Atlantic region. The tournament is ideal because it enables younger players more opportunities to touch the ball, work on passing and stickwork than in regular games. Additionally, more experienced players get to develop their talents in a competitive, yet fun, environment. And OH YEAH…. it’s AT THE BEACH !!!!

WHERE:

ON THE BEACH
Dorchester Street and the Boardwalk
3 blocks SOUTH of First Street
Ocean City, Maryland
Directly in Front of the Atlantic Hotel
Call 800- 328-5268 for reservations

DIRECTIONS:

From New York, New Jersey & Philadelphia:
Take I-95 South to Wilmington, Delaware. In Wilmington, take Rt. 13 South to the Rt. 1 Bypass just north of Smyrna. There is a one dollar toll fee. Taking the bypass around Dover, Delaware avoids many red lights and heavy traffic. At the end of the bypass you will be on Rt. 113 South. Take Rt. 113 South all the way through Delaware. About 5 miles after you cross the Maryland/Delaware line, you take Rt. 90 East. This brings you right into the middle of Ocean City at 62nd St. Tournament Location is Dorchester Street Beach, 3 Blocks SOUTH of First Street

From the Washington D.C. Area:
Take Rt. 495 (the D.C. Beltway) around Washington to Rt. 50 East, Exit #19. If you think of the Beltway as a clock, Exit #19 would be at 3 o'clock. Take Rt. 50 East all the way to Ocean City. Rt. 50 ends at the Atlantic Ocean. Tournament Location is Dorchester Street Beach, 3 Blocks SOUTH of First Street.

From the Baltimore Area:
Take Rt. 695 (the Baltimore Beltway) around Baltimore to Rt. 97 South, Exit #4. If you think of the Beltway as a clock, Exit #4 would be at 6 o'clock. Take Rt. 97 South to Rt. 50 East. Stay on Rt. 50 East all the way to Ocean City. Rt. 50 ends at the Atlantic Ocean. Tournament Location is Dorchester Street Beach, 3 Blocks SOUTH of First Street.

WHEN:

Saturday, July 15 — 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Boys & Girls U8-U14

Sunday, July 16 — 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Boys & Girls U16, U19 and all Adult Divisions

AGE DIVISIONS:

Age is determined by the OLDEST Member on your team, Co-Ed must have 1 Female on the field at all times. Age cutoff is January 1st of the calendar year. Teams can PLAY UP in divisions.

How do I register?

You can register online via ASG Sports’ web based registration system by clicking here. You may also pick up a printed entry form at participating area lacrosse outlets including DICK’S Sporting Goods or at our offices, located at the First Mariner Arena. The entry form must be complete in order to be accepted. Additionally, a parent or legal guardian signature giving permission is required for every player under the age of 18. Teams will not be registered without these signatures. Your final roster with signatures will not be required UNTIL BEFORE you play your first game.

How many players are on a team?

Teams will consist of up to seven (7) boys or seven (7) girls, four (4) starters and three substitutes including one as a designated goalkeeper. Girls/women are permitted to play on a boy’s/men’s team. If sufficient co-ed teams are entered within a particular age and ability level, the tournament shall endeavor to create a co-ed division.

How many games will I play?

All teams will play at least three (3) games, unless the scheduled games are reduced or shortened, due to rain or unforeseen circumstances.

What are the rules of the game?

Games will have two 12-minute halves with a two-minute halftime. If the score is tied at the end of regulation play, the game is recorded as a tie. In a playoff situation, both teams will move immediately to a tie-breaker. Ties will be decided by five penalty shots for each team. The kicks will be on a rotating basis until one team wins. The team with the most goals, after five players per team shoot, is declared the winner. If the score is still tied, teams will alternate penalty shots until a decisive goal is scored.

Regulations governing fouls and misconduct conform to US Youth Lacrosse with the following exceptions: NO CHECKING !!!, Protective Eyewear MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES (goggles or NON-GLASS SHATTER RESISTANT EYEWEAR (sunglasses are okay) MUST BE WORN BY ALL PLAYERS on the field and on the sidelines. Goalies MUST WEAR A HELMET and any other protective gear during the game. ALL PLAYERS MUST USE THE EQUIPMENT PROVIDED, NO EXCEPTIONS !!! All fouls taking place within ten (10) feet of the goal will result in a penalty shot taken on an open goal. There will be no goalkeeper and each game will gave one referee who will call fouls and keep time. Referees will have the final say in disputes. Additionally, there is no offside and no slide tackling is allowed. SEE RULES SECTION FOR A COMPLETE SET OF RULES

What’s the scoring point system?

Teams are ranked by the total number of points accumulated through individual games in each round of play.

Win 6 points
Tie 3 points
Loss 0 points
Defensive Shutout 1 point
Every goal up to three (3) 1 point
Forfeit 8 points

What does the 4-on-4 at the Shore™ Beach Lacrosse Tournament cost?

A non-refundable entry fee of $275 for youth teams (U19 and younger), $375 for Adults and $450 for OPEN Teams participating for the Cash Prizes, is required and must accompany all entries. You may pay by check, money order, or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover). Please do not send cash.

What do we get for playing?

All registered players will receive a 4-on-4 at the Shore™ STX MINI STX Lacrosse Stick/Head combo that MUST BE USED FOR the games, FREE ISSUE of INSIDE LACROSSE MAGAZINE, great discount coupons and much more! All winners and runners-up will receive commemorative 4-on-4 at the Shore™ Medals. Winners in the Men/Women Open Divisions win CASH PRIZES.

How can my company become a sponsor of the 4-on-4 at the Shore™ Beach Lacrosse Tournament ?

There are a number of opportunities for individuals or companies who would like to sponsor the 4-on-4 at the Shore™ Beach Lacrosse Tournament. To find out more, please contact: Scott Westcoat@ 410.962.7070 or scott@asgsports.com

Who is producing the tournament?

4-on-4 at the Shore™ Beach Lacrosse Tournament is being produced by ASG Sports, the Baltimore Event Company who has produced grassroots-based sporting events catering to over 1 million participants during the past twelve years.