BRLAX Mailing List
2012 Fall League Refund Policy
Burning River Lacrosse’s leagues have a limited refund policy. League fee refunds will only be granted on the basis of medical emergencies / conditions. All refund requests must be in writing and a letter / documentation from the doctor / hospital of record must accompany the request verifying the medical emergency / condition. Refund requests will be charged a $25 paperwork fee and be prorated based on when they are received.
How Do I Register For The 2012 Fall League?
Registration is simply and easy once you have a Burning River Lacrosse account. If you have an account please login and then click on the 'REGISTRATIONS' button under the 'YOUR ACCOUNT' heading. Full directions are available by
clicking here League Registration Directions. If you do not have a account simply click on the create an account
link above and follow the directions. If you have any questions about the league or the registration process please contact us at 216.373.5684
Do I Have To Tryout To Play In The 2012 Fall League?
No. We run our leagues as recreational leagues. Everyone is allowed to participate and everyone who registers plays.
Please be aware that in our leagues we try to play everyone as evenly as possible.
2012 League Parent / Player Testimonials
Burning River Lacrosse (BRL) presents a 6 week Fall outdoor lacrosse league for boys in High School / College (U20 & 9th / 10th grade Divisions) and boys entering 3rd to 8th grades (3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade divisions). The league is currently set up for 7 on 7 competition and will follow all OHSAA, OHSLA, and NFHS rules and regulations. Note: Each division is limited to the first 10 teams/groups of individuals that sign up.
The league is composed of five divisions: U19 (High School Seniors / Juniors and College players), 9th / 10th (players entering the 9th / 10th grades), 7th / 8th (players entering the 7th or 8th grades), 5th / 6th (players entering the 5th / 6th grades), 3rd / 4th (players entering the 3rd / 4th grades). Full descriptions of the individual divisions are below.
Requests To Play Up - Every league we received a number of requests from younger players to play in the next level up (e.g. 8th grader in the 11th / 12th grade division). Some of these players reason that they were on their school's top team so they could do it (new club), some want to play up because that is what the adults in their lives told them that they had to do to improve (if that were true you would want to play against the pros and that is only asking for trouble) and some wanted to do it so that they had "street creed" (peer pressure). At one time we tried to honor all those requests. However, after reviewing how those players did we realized that things had gotten out of control and we need to step in and restore some sensibility to the situation before people had a bad experience or got hurt. Therefore, unless you have made one of our travel teams (proven that you are one of the area’s best), we will not honor your request to play up at the start of the league. If you want, we will evaluate you over the first two weeks and then make a decision to move you up at that point. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
All five leagues will play their games on Sundays in September and October. The dates are Sunday September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14 (Spielman Event) and 21.
Each of the divisions will play their games (and have practice) at the same time each Sunday (makes planning easy). The specific times are U19 (9 - 10 AM), 9th / 10th (10 -11 AM), 7th/8th (11 -12:30 PM) and 1st /2nd, 3rd/4th & 5th/6th grade (12:30 to 2 PM).
Note: The schedule is subject to change including playing games earlier / later or on days other than Sunday to accommodate coaches, officials, or the facility’s schedule.
Practice Times (1ST TO 8TH GRADE ONLY)
The league will be run the same way the summer league was run. Players will get a 40 minute practice every week prior to their games. Both the practice and the game will be on the same field.
Note: Due to OHSLA regulations there is no practice for High School divisions.
Complete schedules will be emailed out the week before the league starts. See sample weekly schedule
Note: The schedule is subject to change including playing games earlier / later or on days other than Wednesdays to accommodate coaches, officials, or the facility’s schedule
The leagues cost costs $100, which includes six games, the cost of the facility, officials’ fees and coaches' fees. Note: A $25 processing fee will be assessed to any returned checks.
Players wishing to enter as a team must register as individuals (be aware of the league minimum and maximums) and note their team request on the registration form under Comments/Travel Issues/Teammate requests, etc.: Please remember that teams are responsible for their own pinnies. Pinnies must be reversible (2 colors) have numbers and all team members must match. Teams may purchase BR Lax pinnies if they so choose.
For directions on how to register for any of our Events (League, Camps, Clinics, etc.) please click on the link below.
If you have any questions about the league or the registration process please contact us at 216.373.5684Registration deadline (Early Bird)
Registration deadline (Final)
Please note that regular registration closes August 26, 2012 – however, we have sold out early for our last 5 leagues.
Facilities / Directions
The leagues will be held at Broadview Heights Recreation Center (Fields Complex). The fields are located at 8938 Broadview Road. The entrance is on the left. For complete directions click on the directions button above or this link.
Individual registrants must purchase a maroon/white reversible BR Lax pinnie for $20. If you already have a pinnie you DO NOT have to purchase another one.
Teams are responsible for their own uniforms/pinnies. Pinnies must be reversible (two color) have numbers and all team members must match. Teams may purchase BR Lax pinnies if they so chose.
We have water coolers at the fields but you need to bring containers.
All games are officiated by real officials. They are working to become better just like the kids are. DO NOT HARASS THEM.
Each player must bring a full set of equipment (helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, athletic cup, mouth piece, and stick) to each game. Goalies must wear a throat guard. NO EXCEPTIONS !
All the fields are grass. Plan accordingly.
Burning River does not provide medical insurance. All players must have their own medical insurance.
3rd Breast Cancer Research Fund Raiser to Benefit The Stephanie Spielman Fund
On Sunday, October 14, 2012 we are holding our 3rd annual Breast Cancer Research Fund Raiser to benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. The event features scrimmages between top college lacrosse teams and raised $13,000 last year. Every player in the league will receive 1 ticket ($8 value) to the event.
Because of the event all league play will be suspended and players are encouraged to attend the event and watch some of the top college players compete and raise money to make a difference in the lives of others in the community
We play in all weather except lightening. Lightening will delay things 30 minutes but we will still try to get the game in if the lightening was earlier in the afternoon. A passing storm at 2 PM does not cancel the league. If it is raining who cares this is not baseball we play. If they get muddy so be it. Kids love mud (at least my kids do) and the washing machine cleans up their clothes. Some of you will ask at what point will you call it for rain? I will put it this way, unless you see animals lining up two by two and a man building an arc we will play.
Should a week get cancelled due to lightening we will do the best we can to work with the facilities manager to schedule a make up date. However, please understand that that may not always be possible. We do not refund a percentage of the registration fee if weather cancels a week. If it helps to think of the league as 6 weeks with a bonus rain date then think of it that way.
Fans and Spectator Code Of Conduct
Game Rules and Regulations
The following are the rules and regulations our leagues are officiated under:
1. Our fall leagues are played 7 on 7.
7 on 7 is defined as 1 goalie, 2 defensemen, 2 midfielders and 2 attackmen. A team may have a maximum of 3 players using long crosses (52” to 72”), not counting the goalkeeper’s crosse, in the game at any time.
A team is offsides when: 1) It has fewer than 2 men in it’s attack half of the field (between the center line and the end line or 2) It has fewer than 3 men in it’s defensive half of the field (between the center line and the end line). This ensures that play is 4 on 4 not 6 on 6 with only the goalies staying back.
3. All games are officiated under High School rules
It does players no good to learn to play the game under different rules then they will have to play for their local High schools / town teams. Therefore, the officials enforce High School rules
Face-off commands are a) down, set, and whistle. Note we only have faceoffs at the start of the game and second half. Jumping the face-off whistle is loss of possession. The faceoff player does not have to leave the field.
5. Game Duration
Unless otherwise noted, games are two (2) twenty three (23) minute running halves. Halftime is three (3) minutes long. Each team may take one(1) timeout per game. Timeouts are one (1) minute long. NO TIMEOUTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE LAST 3 MINUTES OF A GAME.
All time serving penalties will result in Man-up opportunities not fast breaks. Because we use running time game clocks all penalties will be 50% longer than they would be in a stop clock game.
If necessary, overtime will be a braveheart “sudden victory” format. The first team to score in the overtime period shall be declared the winner. Note: During the braveheart at least one player (goalie or field player) must remain on the defensive side of the field.
Frequently Asked Questions (League FAQs)