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

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020

New Location: Eagle Creek Park.  7201 Fishback Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46278

Eagle Creek Park is the largest park in Indianapolis, and one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. It is located at 7840 W. 56th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana and covers approximately 1,400 acres of water and 3,900 acres of land. There are about 10 miles of paths within it with lots of activities like boating, fishing and hiking when you are not playing.   Other Attractions Include:
  • Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park
  • Rusty Wallace Racing 
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Segway Tours of Indianapolis
  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis
 

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.

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 Boys A
HS Varsity Boys B
HS Varsity Boys JV
Boys U 14
Boys Grades 5-6

Girls Divisions:
HS Girls A
HS Girls B
Girls U 14

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 9/23/19

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 2019 US Lacrosse Rules.
  • Each team is required to provide a scorekeeper.  They will have a table and chairs between the 2 teams.
  • Winning team must record the score at the table and have the referee radio in their score to the Head Quarters immediately after their game.

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 penalties will be time serving.
  • Technical fouls will result in a fast break (3 O v 2 D) starting at midfield.  Players not involved will stay 5 yards behind until the whistle.
  • 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

  • In the event of the tie, a Braveheart will be used to determine the winner for pool play.  Playoff games will use 3 minute overtimes until a winner is declared.  There will be no break in between overtimes and no timeouts.
  • In a Braveheart, If a technical foul is called then the player will receive the ball at midfield (after the current play is over) with the defender starting 5 yards away.  If a personal foul is called then there will be a free shot with the ball starting at midfield.  If there is no goal the play will be immediately stopped and a faceoff will be taken.  There are no substitutions allowed during a Braveheart.

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.

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 2019 US Lacrosse Rules.
  • Each team is required to provide a scorekeeper.  They will have a table and chairs between the 2 teams.
  • Winning team must record the score at the table and have the referee radio in their score to the Head Quarters immediately after their game.

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

  • Penalties will be gone over with the officials before your first game.
  • 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

  • In the event of the tie, a Braveheart will be used to determine the winner for pool play.  Playoff games will use 3 minute overtimes until a winner is declared.  There will be no break in between overtimes and no timeouts.
  • In a Braveheart, If a technical foul is called then the player will receive the ball at midfield (after the current play is over) with the defender starting 5 yards away.  If a personal foul is called then there will be a free shot with the ball starting at midfield.  If there is no goal the play will be immediately stopped and a faceoff will be taken.  There are no substitutions allowed during a Braveheart.

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.

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

Past Champions

2019 Champions!

  • Girls HS = Avon
  • Boys 7-8 = 
  • 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

 

Updated 9/24/19

St Ambrose UniversityHead CoachFrank RogersRogersfrancisM@sau.eduMen's ProgramNAIA
Muskingum UniversityAssistant CoachMichael Jablonskimichaelj1@muskingum.eduMen's ProgramDIII
Earlham CollegeHead CoachBlake Keenankeenabl@earlham.eduMen's ProgramDIII
Ancilla CollegeHead CoachDino Vitaledino.vitale@ancilla.eduMen's ProgramDIII
Earlham CollegeHead CoachBlake Keenankeenabl@earlham.eduMen's ProgramDIII
Taylor UniversityHead CoachChad Newhardchad_newhard@taylor.eduMen's ProgramNAIA
Anderson UniversityHead CoachJake Ashtonjaashton@anderson.eduMen's ProgramDIII
St Ambrose UniversityHead CoachFrank RogersRogersfrancisM@sau.eduWomen's ProgramNAIA
Concordia University ChicagoHead CoachRussell Allenrussell.allen@cuchicago.eduWomen's ProgramDIII
The College of WoosterHead CoachElizabetheford@wooster.eduWomen's ProgramDIII
Anderson UHead CoachColin McShararcpmcsharar@anderson.eduWomen's ProgramDIII
University of IndianapolisHead CoachJames Delaneydelaneyjh@uindy.eduWomen's ProgramDII
Elmhurst CollegeHead CoachKali Bills kali.bills@elmhurst.eduWomen's ProgramDII
Elmhurst CollegeAssistant CoachIrene Carlquisticarl7058@365.elmhurst.eduWomen's ProgramDII

All times are Eastern Time Zone.