BRLAX Mailing List
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 NDP Atlantic Cup / Location
The 2012 NDP Atlantic Cup will take place at Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD. The tournament runs from Saturday, July 7 to Sunday, July 8, 2012.
2012 NDP Atlantic Cup is a two day event that serves as an official qualifer for the Dick's Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions.
Fields: grass and field turf, so bring cleats and your preference for turf shoes or cleats.
2012 Waivers / Administration (THIS NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION)
As per the tournament director,
Every player in the tournament must have a completed waiver on file before the tournament begins. The good news is that the waivers can be completed on line! No downloading, printing and filling out any paper. The waiver process takes about 2 minutes and can be done right from this website. Click on the "Liability Waiver & Medical Release" link in the menu on the left hand side of this page and follow the prompts.
YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY WITHOUT THIS
Proof of Age (Do not forget)
Birth certificates or driver’s licenses (for players that are old enough to have them) are required for verification by NDP staff when the team checks-in.
2012 Tournament Rules / Format
2012 Tournament Schedule (CLICK FOR THE GAME SCHEDULE) - Field Map
In general, NPD tournaments will consist of a pool play/qualifying phase and a playoff phase.
Seeding and placement for the playoff phase will be determined by results in the pool/play qualifying phase.
Rules for breaking seeding ties will vary slightly at each tournament based on the number of teams in each division.
Seeding/tie break rules for each individual tournament will appear on the published schedule/bracket documents as they are released.
Schedule - The actual tournament format / schedule will be released in June. The general schedule is below.
Saturday, July 7, 2012 (Example Only)
Sunday, July 8, 2012 (Example Only) - Playoff games - schedule depends on your seed.
The NDP Atlantic Cup tournament does not release a list of coaches who have attended in the 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.
2012 Check In / Check Out (Tournament)
Check-in will be from 8:00 am – 9:00 am on Saturday July 7th. Check-in is held at registration area (see map).
The tournament director has asked that only the head coach from each team see their registration personnel at check-in and check-out. Players and parents should find the BR Staff Director.
Check-out will be after our last game on Saturaday July 7th.
We will email out specific instructions on where to meet as we get closer to the tournament
2012 Lodging - We Are Staying At Wyndham Gettysburg
We will be staying at the Wyndham Gettysburg in Gettysburg, PA. The hotel contact information is below:
95 Presidential Circle
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Rooming lists will be emailed out to participants.
Hotel Check In (Players in non-Parent Rooms)
The BR Staff will be checking in all players in non-Parent rooms on Friday when the bus arrives.
Team members need to check in with our staff to get room keys and review assignments.
Hotel Check Out (Players in non-Parent Rooms)
The BR Staff will be checking out all players in non-Parent rooms on Sunday morning.
Team members need to check in with our staff before they leave for the fields.
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
2012 Transportation / Directions - There Is A Charter Bus For This Tournament
To help insure the safety of all participants and limit the number of people driving separately, we have arranged for charter bus transportation to and from the tournament (approximately 6.0 hours away). If you chose to take the bus you need to be aware of the following:
Specific Directions to the Hotel can be found HERE. Just enter your address / where you plan to leave.
Specific Directions to the TOURNAMENT can be found HERE. Just enter your address / where you plan to leave.
2012 Meals - You Must Bring Money For Food As Most Meals Are NOT Included
The tournament DOES NOT provide any meals. We made arrangements for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning for the players in the hotel. We will also do a team dinner Friday night.
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.
Dinner – we will go to dinner as a team
Breakfast – we will eat at the hotel
Lunch - concessions are available (bring money)
Dinner - we will go to dinner as a team (bring money)
Breakfast – we will eat at the hotel
Lunch - concessions are available (bring money)
Dinner - concessions are available (bring money)
Concessions - There is a concession stand with hot dogs, sausage, chicken sandwiches and hamburger.
Note: Please do not skip meals it will come back to haunt you during the games.
2012 What To Bring
For the room: toiletries.
For the field: game gear for six games; all equipment including but not limited to helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, sticks, cleats, turf shoes etc.
Water Bottles. Water will be provided on every field, but not water bottles.
Other: casual clothing for downtime & meals, etc.
Money: not too much, but enough for pizzas at night, drinks during the day, etc. from the camp store, which will be located on the fields.
2012 Video - Rising Star Team
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.