The Great Midwest Shootout

10th Anniversary!

We are pleased to announce the 10th annual Great Midwest Shootout. This event is one of best run fall tournaments in the country.  This tournament typically pulls in teams from all of the surrounding states (IL, MI, OH, KY, MO) for a chance to play teams you might not otherwise get a chance to.  Put your team together today for fast paced, high scoring action.

  • Details
  • Rules
  • Past Champions
  • College Coaches
  • Schedule & Field Map

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020

New Location: Sahm Park, 6801 E 91st St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

Registration: $800 per team or $900 if registered after 9/1.  All teams are guaranteed 4 games.  3 pool play 1 tournament style.  Champions will be crowned at each level.  All registrations are done online.  A team must have a minimum of 11 and we recommend a maximum of 18.  Players and coaches will register with our online registration system.  Click here to register

8 v 8 Format:  3 Middies, 2 Attack, 2 Defenders and a Goalie.  The extra player better simulates the field game and also helps keeps the goalies from getting shelled.

Officiating: All games will have a certified official(s).

Boys Divisions:
HS Boys A / HS Boys B / Grades 7-8 / Grades 5-6

Girls Divisions:
HS Girls A / HS Girls B

Bearpaw customizes its bracket creation based on placement calls with program directors.  Players/Teams may play up a division but not down.

Schedule: A full schedule will be available approximately 3-5 days prior to the event.

Recruiting: We will have coaches from NAIA, DII and DIII programs in attendance!

First Aid: We will have a certified Athletic trainer at this event.

Hotel Options: Please use this link for hotels.  https://app.eventconnect.io/events/12720/hotels?nav=hidden

Updated 9/28/2020

Boys Rules

The Basics

  • 8 field players  (3m, 2a, 2d) and a goalie.  Goalie may go over, but must be replaced. The field is approx. 70 x 40 yards.
  • Every team is guaranteed at least 4 games and needs a team manager or coach, age 18 or older and out of High School, on their sidelines at all times.
  • Games will be approximately 20 min running halves with Certified referees for all levels.
  • Teams allowing non-roster or disqualified players to play will forfeit their game. If you have multiple teams registered players can only play for one team.  If a team forfeits a game they will be ineligible for the playoffs.
  • Only 3 Long Poles will be allowed on the field at all times. There will be no stick checks but the referee may perform them at their discretion.
  • All other rules not listed here will follow 2021 US Lacrosse Rules.

Faceoff’s

  • Faceoff at the beginning of each half. After a goal the goalie will start with the ball and will wait until the referee blows the whistle.  The goalie must be allowed to make their first past uncontested.
  • Attack & Defensive players must be at GLE to start all face-offs and they are not released until there is a possession call, Wing Middies with 1 foot on a sideline and are released on the whistle.

Timeouts

  • No timeouts for pool play games.  If a team is in the championship then each team has one 30 second timeout. Game time runs during TO. No time outs the last 2 min of the game.


Penalties

  • Personal penalties will be time serving.
  • Technical fouls will result in the offending player leaving the field and cannot return until the whistle has blown to restart the play. 
  • Personal fouls will be time serving from 1-3 minutes depending on the infraction.
  • Fighting will result in the player being removed from the current game and the following one.  Players may also be removed from the tournament.


5 goal rule

  • If a team is down by 5 or more they will get a free clear. The trailing team may waive the free clear if they desire.

Body checking

  • Limited body checking is permitted in boys divisions 7-8 thru HS; however, no take-out checks are permitted by any player. A take-out check is defined as any check in which the player lowers his head or shoulder with the force and intent to put the other player on the ground.  Players may make contact in an upright position within 3 yards of the ball.
  • No body checking for 5-6 grade boys.  Equal pressure on any contact.


Overtime

  • No overtimes in pool play.  Tied games will be recorded as ties.
  • Consolation and championship games will play 3 min overtimes with sudden victory.
  • No times outs during overtime

Tie Breakers

  • See bottom of the page

Girls Rules

The Basics

  • 8 field players  (3m, 2a, 2d) and a goalie.  Goalie may go over, but must be replaced. The field is approx. 70 x 40 yards.
  • Every team is guaranteed at least 4 games and needs a team manager or coach, age 18 or older and out of High School, on their sidelines at all times.
  • Games will be approximately 20 min running halves with Certified referees for all levels.
  • Teams allowing non-roster or disqualified players to play will forfeit their game. If you have multiple teams registered players can only play for one team.  Any team that forfeits a game will be ineligible for the playoffs.
  • All other rules not listed here will follow 2021 US Lacrosse Rules.

Faceoff’s

  • Faceoff at the beginning of each half. After a goal the goalie will start with the ball and will wait until the referee blows the whistle.
  • Attack & Defensive players must be at GLE to start all face-offs and they are not released until there is a possession call, Wing Middies with 1 foot on a sideline and are released on the whistle.

Timeouts

  • No timeouts for pool play games.  If a team is in the championship then each team has one 30 second timeout. Game time runs during TO. No time outs the last 2 min of the game.


Penalties

  • Personal fouls will be time serving.
  • Fighting will result in the player being removed from the current game and the following one.  Players may also be removed from the tournament.


5 goal rule

  • If a team is down by 5 or more they will get a free clear. The trailing team may waive the free clear if they desire.


Overtime

  • No overtimes in pool play.  Tied games will be recorded as ties.
  • Consolation and championship games will play 3 min overtimes with sudden victory.
  • No times outs during overtime

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Tie Breakers for Boys and Girls

  • 2 Team Tie Breaker: 1. Head to head 2. Goals against 3. Goals scored (limited to 10) 4. Braveheart.
  • 3 or More Teams Tie Breaker: Best Record, 2. Goals against, 3. Goals scored (limited to 10), 4. Least goals against for tournament (among tied teams only, there must be equitable number of games for #1-3 to apply.) 5. Coin flip.

Tourney picts can be seen on our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/bearpawlacrosse/

Past Champions

2020 Champions!

TBD

2019 Champions!

  • Girls HS = Avon
  • Boys 7-8 = Carmel
  • Boys HS B = 
  • Boys HS A = 

2018 Champions!

  • Girls HS = Valkyries
  • Boys 5-6 = Carmel
  • Boys 7-8 = Carmel
  • Boys HS B = Origins
  • Boys HS A = Hamilton Southeastern

2017 Champions!

  • Girls HS Open = Valkyries
  • Boys 5-6 = Dragon
  • Boys 7-8 = Carmel 2022
  • Boys JV = Kentucky Elite
  • Boys HS B = C-Hawks
  • Boys HS A = Tango Sierra

2016 Champions!

  • Girls HS Open = Sacred Heart – KY
  • Boys Middle School = C-Hawks
  • Boys Junior Varsity = Tango Sierra
  • Boys Varsity B = Evansville Storm
  • Boys Varsity A = Tango Sierra Black – KY

2015 Champions!

  • Middle School = Hamilton Southeastern, Fishers, IN
  • Junior Varsity = Carmel, Carmel , IN
  • Varsity B – Summit City, Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Varsity A = Gateway, Indianapolis, IN

2014 Champions!

  • Varsity A = Baby Bedich, Indianapolis, IN
  • Varsity B = Hilliard Bradley, Hilliard, OH
  • Junior Varsity = Tango Sierra, Louisville, KY

2013 Champions!

  • Grades 7-8 – Hoosier Select
  • Junior Varsity – Noblesville
  • Varsity B – Summit City
  • Varsity A – Hamilton Southeastern

2012 Champions!

  • Grades 7-8 -Team Stickhead, Kentucky
  • Junior Varsity – Hoosier Select
  • Varsity B – Noblesville
  • Varsity A – Hamilton Southeastern

2011 Champions!

  • Varsity Division – Laxville, KY
  • JV Division – Laxville, KY

2010 Champions!

  • Varsity Division – Indy Elite
  • JV Division – Indy Elite
  • Grades 7-8 Division – North Side

 

Women's ProgramDIIIRussell AllenConcordia University Chicago[email protected]
Men's ProgramDIIIBlake KeenanEarlham College[email protected]
Men's ProgramNAIAPeter TreppaAquinas College[email protected]
Men's ProgramDIIIKarl ZimmermanTrine[email protected]
Men's ProgramNAIACody CarsonLourdes[email protected]
Men's ProgramNAIAPeterAquinas College[email protected]
Women's ProgramDIIIRussell MackeyAnderson University[email protected]
Men's ProgramDIIIAlec ChisholmMuskingum University[email protected]
Men's ProgramDIIIJacob AshtonAnderson[email protected]

All times are Eastern Time Zone.

Interactive schedule with scoores and standings.

https://app.eventconnect.io/events/12720/scheduling-scoring

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