The Great Midwest Shootout

Boys & Girls 8 v 8 Format

The Great Midwest Shootout

We are pleased to announce the 12th 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.

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  • Details
  • Boys Rules
  • Girls Rules
  • College Coaches
  • Schedule & Field Map

Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021

Location: Grand Park, 19000 Grand Park Blvd, Westfield, IN 46074

Registration: $1150 per High school team or $1050 per youth team.  Get Early Bird pricing and register before 8/1 and Save $100.  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.   If you run a team and want to talk more please use this form and we will reach out to set up a call.

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 Varsity A/B & JV
Grades 7-8 A/B
Grades 5-6 A/B

Girls Divisions:
HS Girls  A/B
Grades 7-8  A/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.  (Coming Soon)

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

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Tie Breakers

  • 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.

Updated 9/28/2020

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

============================

Tie Breakers

  • 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.
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 scores and standings.

Will be available approximately 5 days prior to the event.