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Travel Team Tournament Refund / Cancelation Policy
Playing Time Policy
We do not take players to tournaments so that they can sit or help with our finances. If you were selected for the team, you have talent and you need to showcase that talent. To that end, all players who attend a tournament play in the games. Game time is normally allocated in a fairly even manner with all players rotating in and out during the course of a game. The exception to this is in the last quarter of close games / games with a tough opponent at recruiting tournaments when we have to win to move on. Under those circumstances playing time will not be evenly distributed.
You are considered to be an ambassador for both Burning River Lacrosse (specifically) and Ohio lacrosse (in general). Therefore, all normal team travel rules are in effect concerning your behavior and actions and the resulting consequences (if you do not know what these rules are ask first). Please be aware of the following rule
2012 Lake Erie Shootout
The Lake Erie Shootout will take place at Old Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown, NY on June 16-17, 2012.
The Lake Erie Lacrosse Showcase and Festival was started in June 2006 as an ideal way to begin your summer lacrosse season. This tournament's goal is to promote player development, team building, sportsmanship and recruiting. To every family's liking, the tournament is hosted at one convenient location with over 14 fields surrounded by shaded picnic areas, a breezy lake shoreline and an on-site pool with a capacity for 1,100 people.
2012 Waivers / Administration (THIS NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION)
All Players need to have a Lake Erie waiver on file. They are available below:
Lake Erie Shootout Waiver
Please sign the forms and either 1) Scan and email it to coach Calleri or 2) mail it to coach Calleri atBurning River Lacrosse
DO NOT MAIL THESE FORMS TO THE LAKE ERIE SHOWCASE
YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY WITHOUT THIS FORM.
2012 Tournament Rules
2012 Tournament Schedule (CLICK FOR THE GAME SCHEDULE)
The actual tournament format / schedule will be released in June. The general schedule is below.
Saturday June 16, 2012 (Example Only)
Sunday June 17, 2012(Example Only)
2012 College Coaches (In Attendance In Prior Years)
We have compiled a list of schools that have attend the tournament in the recent past. Please note: that there are no guarantees as to which colleges will attend this summer or which games those coaches in attendance will watch. The best thing to do is to contact the coaches of the schools you have an interest in and let them know which tournaments you will be at this summer.
College Programs: Adrian, Albany, Alfred, Army, Binghamton, Canisius College, Detroit Mercy, Elmira, Franklin & Marshall, Genesee, Gordon, Hartford, Hilbert, Immaculata, LaRoche, LeMoyne, Lees-McRae, Lycoming, Mars Hill, Medaille, Mercyhurst, Misericodia, Nazareth, Oberlin, Ohio State, Oswego, Otterbein, Pfeiffer, Providence, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Salisbury, Seton Hill, Shenandoah, Stony Brook, SUNY Brockport, Thiel, UPenn, Utica, VMI, Wesley.
2012 Check In / Check Out (Tournament)
Check-in will be from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Saturday June 16th.
Check-out will be after your last game on Sunday June 17th.
The tournament director has asked that only the head coach from each team check-in and check-out.
We will email out specific instructions as we get closer to the tournament
2012 Lodging - We Are Staying At Marriot Hotels
We will be staying at either the Buffalo Niagara Marriott or the Residence Inn Buffalo/Amherst. The hotel contact information is below:
Buffalo Niagara Marriott
1340 Millersport Higway
Amherst, NY 14221
Residence Inn Buffalo/Amherst
100 Maple Road
Buffalo, NY 14221
Rooming lists will be emailed out to participants.
Hotel Check In (Players in non-Parent Rooms)
Hotel Check Out (Players in non-Parent Rooms)
Final Parent Note: Please do not call the hotel and ask for a room in the Burning River Lacrosse block. All room requests must go through our Staff Directors so that he knows how many rooms are available. To be clear – any room booked through the hotels in the Burning River block will be cancelled. Obviously, this does not apply to rooms you book on your own outside of our block of rooms.
We will email out specific HOTEL RULES as we get closer to the tournament
2012 Transportation / Directions - There Is A Charter Bus For This Tournament
Players have the choice of driving with their parents or taking a charter bus to this tournament. If you chose to take the bus you need to be aware of the following:
Specific Directions to the TOURNAMENT fields can be found HERE. Just enter your address / where you plan to leave.
Specific Directions to the HOTEL can be found HERE. Just enter your address / where you plan to leave.
Parking - Because this is a New York State Park there is $8 fee to enter the park and park. Please be aware of it. We have no control over it because NY State is in charge.
2012 Meals - You Must Bring Money For Food As It Is Not Included In The Tournament Package
The tournament DOES NOT provide any meals. We made arrangements for breakfast on Sunday morning for the players in the Residence Inn. The players at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott are with their parents and on their own for Sunday breakfast.
All other meals are not built in to the trip. Therefore, the kids need to bring money to pay for their meals. We will try to do combined meals (pizza, etc) to hold costs down. Please plan accordingly. The reason for the lack of team meals is that the teams are playing at conflicting times during the tournament. Therefore players should plan on visiting the concession stand during the tournament. (each team's actual meal times will depend on their game schedule).
Concessions - There is a catered concession stand with hot dogs, sausage, chicken sandwiches and hamburgers.
2012 What To Bring
2012 Video - Select and Rising Teams
We have made arrangements with a professional videographer to video our games at this tournament. Each player can receive a copy of up to two (2) of those games on DVD (2 DVDs). We have done this to help with your college recruiting since every college coach is going to ask you for a DVD to determine if you are someone they want to recruit. This way you have DVDs to send that:
The cost of these two DVDs is included in the cost of the tournament. Additional DVDs are $10 each.
Your play on the tapes
Everything you do (good or bad) at these games is on the DVDs. If you chase sticks on defense it is there. If you did not hustle after a GB it is there. If you caught a pass off your helmet it is there. The same holds true for all our opponents players. In addition, they do not get to make a decision as to whether or not these DVDs are going to be sent out to college coaches. All their good and bad plays are being sent to the college coaches whether they want the coaches to see it or not.
You need to remember this when you are playing this Summer. You never know who is taping a game or who is in the stands. You do not know where they are going to send the DVD. Therefore always play to your full potential. More players than you can imagine are “discovered” by a coach watching a tape of someone else (I get these phone calls every year). On the other side more than a few players each year have coaches lose interest in them after watching a tape of them that someone else sent.
Take advantage of the first situation and make sure the 2nd never happens to you.