Travel Team Overview

Since inception our teams have consistently finished at the top of the tournaments we competed in.
Overall, our teams have won 49 Nat'l Tournament Championships (48 Field / 1 Box) & been a Finalist 27x.

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 No Walk Up Registrations Are Allowed.  Players Must Pre-Register To Attend The Tryouts.

Our travel teams were founded in 2007 to showcase Northern Ohio lacrosse players who are highly skilled but also of high character. Unlike other travel teams that only accept coaches' recommendations, we hold tryouts so that every player with an interest can showcase his talent and make a case for making the team.  As a result, our players are not primarily from 1 or 2 teams but are from numerous programs.  In fact, our 2021 teams had players from over 50 Northern Ohio schools.

Note: Players never get a spot just because they attended the summer tryouts (e.g. only 2 goalies attend the summer tryouts so both make the team).  Instead, players have to earn a spot by playing at the level needed, given the tournaments we attend.  Therefore, we evaluate and select players year round.  We have had players selected as late as May in some years.  In addition, every year we have players we did not make the team in August, who make the team at a later tryout after they have worked to fix their weaknesses.

Available Teams: Maroon and Navy - Please click here to read about the difference in the two teams.

 

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Information On  Our Summer Travel Team Tryouts
Sunday, Aug 7th (High School) or Sunday, Aug 14th (Middle School and Youth)

 

Tryout Format

  • The tryouts will consist of two parts:
    • Part 1 (60-75 minutes) - players will be evaluated through a series of basic drills that evaluate stickwork, fundamentals, dodging & defending.  These drills include shooting, 1 v 1 dodging, unsettled situations & small side scrimmages.
      • The evaluators will meet, compare notes and select two teams of players at each grade level. Players not selected for the scrimmages are allowed to leave the tryouts at this point.
    • Part 2 (35-50 minutes) - The players select for the two teams will scrimmage to give the evaluators additional opportunities to determine the final player selection for the Travel team.
      • The evaluators will then meet to review their notes, review scrimmage film and select the final team roster.
    • Players will be notified of the final decisions within 72 hours.

 

Dates

  • High School Players

    • 2024, 2025, or 2026 (9th, 10th or 11th grade) - Sunday, Aug 7 - 9:00 / 12:00 pm.  Cost is $30 ($25 before May 31 / $35 after Aug 1).

 

  • Middle School and Youth Players

    • 2027 or 2028 (7th or 8th grade) - Sunday, Aug 14 - 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm.  Cost is $30 ($25 before May 31 / $35 after Aug 8).
    • 2028, 2029, or 2030 (4th, 5th or 6th grade) - Sunday, Aug 14 - 9:00 to 11:30 am.  Cost is $30 ($25 before May 31 / $35 after Aug 8).

 

Location

  • Tryouts are being held at the Broadview Heights Rec Center located at 9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147

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NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 2022

Information On  Our Winter Supplemental Travel Team Tryouts
(Held in December '22 or January '23 - you only need to attend 1 of the sessions)

Dates

  • 2024, 2025, or 2026 (9th, 10th or 11th grade) - Cost is $30. Not Open Yet
    • Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 5:00 to 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 5:00 to 7:00 PM

 

  • 2027 or 2028 (7th or 8th grade) - Cost is $30. Not Open Yet
    • Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 5:00 to 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 5:00 to 7:00 PM

 

  • 2028, 2029, or 2030 (4th, 5th or 6th grade) - Cost is $30. Not Open Yet
    • Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 5:00 to 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 5:00 to 7:00 PM

 

Location

  • Tryouts are being held at the CAPS fieldhouse in Valley View (Enter at the main doors)

 

 

BR Travel Team and BR Player Awards

38 Nat'l Tournament Championships

43 National Tournament
Championships

200+ Players at 85+ Colleges, 7 Nat'l Champions

200+ Players at 85+ Colleges,
7 National Champions

1 MLL Champ, 4 Pro Players

2 MLL Champ,
4 Pro Players

120+ All Ohio, 38 AA, 23 N. Ohio POY, 278 All Region

120 All Ohio, 38 AA,
23 N. Ohio POY, 278 All Region

Parent Testimonial

The importance of your Club Lacrosse team is immeasurable, especially in the NCAA recruiting process. When we talked to parents about our move back to Cleveland everyone in the lacrosse community was familiar with Burning River, the calibre of the teams they put together and the quality of events BR attended.  As our son went through the process, sometimes playing with other local clubs that were closer to where we lived,  it was clear that the Woody and his team drew coaches from some of the best schools and exposed all the players to the some of the best tournaments in the country—that other clubs were not doing.   Our son loves playing for BR lacrosse.  The friends he made and the enjoyment he received from playing on a talented team against talented competitors fueled his desire to play college lacrosse. I am particularly grateful for the support from the BR team off the field and the knowledge that was shared with us as we continue to go through the recruiting process has been invaluable. Finally, it doesn’t mater how good a player is, if you’re NOT at the right tournament the coaches will never see that player. This is what sets BR apart from other programs.” Elizabeth M.  Travel Team Parent

FAQs Concerning Our Tryouts And Our Summer Travel Teams

For Answers To Our Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Click On The Topics Below:

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