Lions Announce 2007 Open Tryouts!!!
The Lions will be holding open tryouts for interested prospects on Saturday, March 24, 2007 from 11am-2pm at the Euclid Sports Plant. Cost to participate will be $30.00 for those who were not involved in pre combine workouts, $10.00 for those that do attend the workouts. All position players are invited to participate. Punters and kickers will NOT be tested at this time due to space restrictions.
March 24, 2007
The Lions, 2004 Mid-Continental Football League Champions, are one of the most successful semi-professional organizations in the country. Players are unpaid amateurs, most of whom have played football at the collegiate level. Players are routinely scouted and recruited by college and professional teams, as the Lions are an amateur organization, not a professional team.
The upcoming tryouts are open to all offensive and defensive players. Similar to the NFL Combine, players will be tested in the following areas:
40 Yard Dash
The 40 yard dash is a measure of straight ahead speed. Each player runs twice. Two times are recorded for each run. The best time is used for scoring purposes.
20 Yard Short Shuttle
The 20 yard short shuttle is a measure of quickness. Each player is timed twice, once to the left and once to the right. Both times are recorded. The best time is scored.
The vertical jump is a measure of lower body strength. Each player jumps twice. The highest jump is scored.
225lb. Bench Press
The 225 pound bench press is a measure of upper body strength. Each player completes as many repetitions as possible.
QB's are filmed in isolation performing 3, 5 and 7 step drops and also throw to WR's in one-on-one coverage against DB's.
RB/TE vs LB
Running Backs and Tight Ends compete against Linebackers in man coverage during a one-on-one passing drill. The offensive player selects his routes from a designated list of patterns.
WR vs DB
Wide Receivers compete against Defensive Backs in man coverage during a one-on-one passing drill. The WR selects his routes from a designated list of patterns.
OL vs DL
All lineman are timed in the 10yd and 20 yd dash. They then perform several cone drills to evaluate foot speed and quickness. Finally, lineman compete one-on-one Pass Rush/Block Drills.
Prospects can pay in advance by 3-16 or the day of the Tryout at the door.
The fee can be sent via check or money order to:
5494 Schueller Blvd
Sheffield Village, OH 44054
Please include the following information with your check or money order.
Contact Phone Number.
No spectators will be allowed during tryouts, as this is a closed-door event to prospects, current players, coaches, and Lions' front office members. Please bring comfortable athletic clothing and footwear. Do not wear football cleats, running or basketball shoes are acceptable as this facility has a multi use sport court type surface. No football equipment is needed. The team will provide all training equipment.
The Euclid Sports Plant is located at:
20001 Euclid Ave
Euclid, OH 44117
From the East:
Take 90W Towards Toledo
Take Exit 183 toward W. 222nd St.
Stay Straight to go onto N. Lakeland Blvd.
Turn LEFT onto W 222nd St.
Turn Right onto Euclid Ave.
The Sports Plant is .8 miles on the right hand side. Drive around to the rear of the building and enter through the facilities front doors.
From the West:
Merge onto I-90 E toward CLEVELAND.
Take the E 185TH ST exit- EXIT 182A.
Take the E 185TH ST SOUTH / S WATERLOO RD ramp.
Turn LEFT onto E 185TH ST. 0.1 miles Map
E 185TH ST becomes NOTTINGHAM RD. 0.6 miles Map
NOTTINGHAM RD becomes DILLE RD. 0.2 miles Map
Turn RIGHT onto EUCLID AVE / US-20 / US-6.
For more information, please go to www.clevelandlions.com or call (216) 538-4416.
Map of 20001 Euclid Ave
Euclid, OH 44117-1480, US