The Brewtown Showdown for 2016 will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 25th & 26th.
The Brewtown Showdown, a.k.a is also known as the Milwaukee Lacrosse Festival is entering is sixteenth year. This is a wonderful tournament atmosphere with lacrosse players, outfitters, concessions, competitive games, fun times and awards for the victors. The event coincides with the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival and the to the north and the Kite Festival at Milwaukee's lakefront.
We hope to see you in Milwaukee in June!
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What's the story of the Brewtown Showdown?
2016 marks the 17th Annual Milwaukee Lacrosse Festival - Brewtown Showdown
The Brewtown Showdown was started in 2000 as men's tournament in order to bring teams from nearby regions together to play against the newly established Milwaukee Lacrosse Team. There were six teams involved in the first year with teams coming from Chicago, Michigan and even Toronto. We held the first youth game with what later became players that established the Verona and University School teams.
Over the years we have added a youth component in conjunction with the Milwaukee Area Youth Lacrosse Association and most recently the girl's high school portion. It is truelu a festival atmoshpere. For the 2016 event, we will have seven different divisions of play for five age groups. We anticipate hosting fifty teams during the weekend.
Play hard, have fun and honor the game!
Games will start Saturday morning at 8:00 AM and run all day until 6:00 PM. Games will continue Sunday morning and teams will play for a championship.
- Games will consist of two 22 minute running halves
- Five minutes at half time
- One 60 second timeout per game
- Penalties start on the restart whistle when the player is in the box
- Each team will play a minimum of four games – two/three Saturday and one/two on Sunday
- Trophies will be awarded to top youth, high school and adult division teams.
Each Player will need to complete and sign a tournament waiver and medical release form before competing. Coaches can turn in their teams waivers on Friday night or Saturday morning at the Festival tent in the vendor village.Brewtown Showdown Waiver/Medical Release 2016
We want to thank our hotel participants by alotting blocks of rooms to accommadate the teams participating in the Brewtown Showdown. Please consider our hotel sponsors when you make your reservations.
Howard Schumacher - Raddisosson Northshore
If you need assistance with rooms, please contact Robin Buckley at 262-717-9996.
Brewtown Showdown Rules - 2016
BREWTOWN SHOWDOWN RULES
All games shall be played in
accordance with the Laws of the Game as issued by US Lacrosse. The following
rules supplement the Laws of the Game.
All teams are required to
check-in. Check in will be at least 30 min. prior to the first game or on
Friday evening, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the tournament playing fields..
At check-in the team
representative must submit the Official Brewtown Showdown Team
Roster (even if you have
previously emailed them) and have copies of each player’s signed Brewtown
Showdown –The Milwaukee Lacrosse Festival Waiver and Medical Release Form.
These documents are required to participate in the tournament. Failure to
check-in will result in a disqualification from tournament play without a
FIELD ASSIGNMENTS AND
Any schedules released in
advance are subject to change. Please reconfirm your schedule at Tournament
Headquarters prior to your first game.
LENGTH OF GAME
- All games will start on the hour. There will be 10 minutes between games.
- Games will consist of two 22 minute running halves
- Five minutes at half time
- One 60 second timeout per game.
- Each team will play a minimum of four games - two/three Saturday and one/two on Sunday.
Penalties will be regular time
served. Penalty time begins when referee restarts the game and the player is
taking a knee in the penalty box.
Colored mouth guard, NOCSAE
approved lacrosse helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads & gloves. Goalies also
require a throat guard, cup and chest protector. Goalies may wear shin guards.
All parents and spectators are
required to sit on one side of the field opposite the players. No
spectators may sit with the
players with the exception of up to three coaches. The winning team
is responsible to report the
final score to the scoring table so that it can be registered. In the event of
a tie, the following criteria will be used to determine semi-final positions:
1. Record in Pool play
2. Head to head competition (if
3. Goals against
4. Goal differential (capped at
5. Coin flip. The Tournament
Directors may change the semi-final bracketing for teams, so that two teams
that have already played will not have to play again until the final.
In the event of a tie, the
following will occur: Teams will play one four minute
overtime period. If tie
continues, this is followed by a “Braveheart”. The goalie from each team may
not cross the midfield line during “Braveheart”.
The tournament committee reserves
the right to: Reschedule, relocate or terminate games due to weather
conditions. If half of the game has been played before termination for weather
conditions or tournament director decision, the game stands as a completed
match and is scored accordingly.
NOTE: the referee or
Tournament Directors may suspend a game without necessarily being
terminated. The Tournament
Directors have the right to change any of these rules or make a decision that
would be in the best interest of the participants.
ADDITIONAL YOUTH RULES (U-13
-6 Goal Rule
If a team is losing by six or
more goals, then the face-off will be suspended and the ball awarded to the
team that is behind, across the midfield line.
Body checking is permitted at
U-15 & U-13, however, no take-out checks are permitted by any player.
Take-out checks are checks in which the player lowers his head or shoulder with
the force and intent to take out (*put on the ground) the other player. Players
may make contact in
an upright position within
three yards of the ball.
Stick checking should be
controlled behavior on the field regarding stick and body. There is to be
"limited contact" and no uncontrolled sticks. A one-handed swinging
stick check when raised
over shoulders (a wind-up) by a
defensive player would constitute a slash.
There will be 20 second count
out of the defensive half, 10 second
count into the attack area and "Keep It In" rule for the last 2
minutes in the attack area.
Trophies will be awarded to top
teams in all divisions.
Team divisions have changed
from past years to adapt to the US Lacrosse bracketing. The age based teams for
men's lacrosse will be divided as follows:
- U13 born after 8/31/2002
- U15 born after 8/31/2000
- High School teams. Graduated seniors are allowed to play at this level.
- Men's - High School Senior, College club, post-college club
- Women's Open -
All referee decisions are
final. No protests will be heard on any judgment calls by the referee.
Other protests must be written
to the tournament committee within one hour after completion of the game, along
with a check for $100. If the protest is not upheld, the protest fee will not
ENTRANCE FEE REFUND POLICY
No refund will be made to any
team that withdraws from the tournament after its entrance fee has been
submitted. The Tournament Director, Committee, the Hot4Lax, its Officers,
Coaches and volunteers shall not be responsible for expenses incurred by any
team that withdraws from the tournament. The Tournament Director has the
authority to cancel, reschedule, relocate or abbreviate any game, to include
the entire tournament, due to: climatic conditions, other acts of nature or
other conditions affecting the tournament. The Tournament Director reserves the
right to modify the length and location of any game, or the tournament. The
decisions of the Tournament Director are final. No protests allowed. The
Brewtown Showdown, its officers, tournament staff, and volunteers will not be
responsible for any expenses incurred by any team, including the cost of
registration, in the event games are discontinued or cancelled due to inclement
weather, adverse field conditions or other conditions affecting the tournament.
In the unfortunate event that
the tournament will be unable to proceed, the following guidelines will be used
regarding the refund of Entrance Fees:
No refunds will be given for shortened games or schedule changes during the
Tournament (weather or other reasons).
If the entire Tournament is canceled before the start of any games, no more
than 80% o team’s entrance fee will be refunded.
If the Tournament is canceled before Saturday’s play have been concluded, no
more than 50% ohe teams’ entrance fee will be refunded.
4. If the Tournament is
cancelled after Saturday’s play has been concluded, no refund will be provided.
The Tournament Committee
reserves the right to decide all matters pertaining to the tournament. The judgment of the
Tournament Committee is final. Please remember that the Brewtown Showdown is
dedicated to the development of all lacrosse players participating in the
tournament, to good sportsmanship and to the “good of lacrosse”. The Tournament
Directors may suspend, without recourse or appeal, any players, coaches, or
spectators who demonstrate anything less.
We have a
zero tolerance policy for theft of any kind. Theft will be reported to the
individual’s coaches, parents, tournament director, and authorities. Punishment
may include but will not be limited to immediate expulsion from the tournament
and grounds and legal action may be taken based on the tournament directors and
Team Roster Form
Each Team neeeds to complete a roster for their teams on the attached worsheet. If you have a current form please make adjustments so they are in the same format as this is. This will be used to hand out individual stickers to coaches at check in.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Brewtown Showdown. Sponsorships include field sponsors, signage on the website, coaches folders, vendor village, referee uniforms, program guides.
Contact the Hot4Lax office at (262)717-9996 for details.