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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 A Burning River 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 A Burning River 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.
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Winter 9th to 12th grade League Offering - (2011 Registration Now Open)
Cleveland State's Krenzler Dome (See Flyer)
Burning River Lacrosse™ (BR Lax) presents a 10 week Winter indoor lacrosse league for High School players.
The league is currently set up for 7 on 7 play 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 Offsides: A team is offsides if it has either fewer than 2 men in it’s attack half or fewer than 3 men in it’s defensive half of the field.
The league is composed of two divisions: 9th / 10th grade and 11th/ 12th Grade. 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. 9th grader in the 11/12 grade league). Some of these players reason that they were on their high 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.
Thursday December 1, 8, 15, 22, Thursday January 5, 12, 19, 26, Thursday Feb 2, 9.
Games are tentatively set for 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM or 8:30 PM. Note: The schedule is subject to change including playing games earlier / later or on days other than Thursday to accommodate coaches, officials, or the facility’s schedule.
Due to OHSAA / OHSLA rules there are no practices.
Complete schedules will be emailed out the week before the league starts. 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
Individual Cost (We continue to hold prices at 2007 levels)
The leagues cost costs $150 (Cash, Check, or Paypal), which includes ten weeks, the cost of the facility, officials’ fees and coaches' fees. Note: a $25 processing fee will be assessed to any returned checks.
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 216.373.5684
Registration deadline (Early Bird): Sunday, October 16, 2011
All applications complete online before 12 midnight Sunday, October 16, 2011 will receive a free BR Lax T-shirt
Registration deadline (Final): Sunday, November 13, 2011.
Late registrations are on a case by case basis and will be assessed a $20 surcharge.
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.
Teammate requests: Players wishing to play with specific teammates due to carpooling, etc. should note their teammate request in the “COMMENTs” box of Section 5 of theonline registration form.
Games will be played at Cleveland State's Krenzler Dome (Soccer Field). The field is located at 1900 Chester Avenue. The entrance is on Payne off of E18th street.
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.
There are limited water fountains at the facilities. Therefore, we ask participants to bring there own water.
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!
The fields are sportsturf. Plan accordingly (sneakers or cleats - soccer type).
Burning River does not provide medical insurance. All players must have their own medical insurance.
We play in all weather. The lone exception is if the facility closes due to a citywide driving ban. Should a week get cancelled due to weather 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.
Fans and Spectator Code Of Conduct
Game Rules and Regulations
The following are the rules and regulations our leagues are officiated under:
1. Our winter 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
4. Faceoffs (At the start of each half only)
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
Games, unless otherwise noted, 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)