|The Cleveland Lions are always recruiting
quality players. The pursuit of excellence is an endeavor which never
ends. When you look at the benefits a player gets by being a Cleveland
Lion, the choice of where to play semi pro football in the Northeast
Ohio area is very clear. Here is just a partial list of benefits
afforded to Cleveland Lions Players that other semi pro football teams
can only dream about offering.
• Dedicated team office with state of the art film room complete with
video dubbing equipment and 35 inch color TV. It is there to make
highlight films for players who want to move on to the next level, or
just to make copies of games for your personal collection. It is located
at 2024 W. Schaaf Rd Cleveland, OH our sign is on the front of the
• Travel to ALL away games paid for by the team. We travel by lakefront
Lines Motor Coach. Each bus is fully equipped with a bathroom and
televisions with VCRs. Free to the players and coaches.
• A fully licensed team doctor and a fully licensed physicians assistant
to tape players and administer medical care if needed. We also have a
team nutritionist who also handles our water. These professionals are at
all practices and games to insure the safety of our players.
• Home and away uniforms are paid for by the team. Players turn them in
after every game. The team handles the laundering of all game uniforms,
they are separated and arranged by number folded neatly with each
players pants on game day. All you do is show up, pick up your uniform
and get dressed.
• Off season training facilities paid for by the team. The team pays for
memberships to Blacks Health World located on Lorain Ave in Cleveland,
OH. All you have to do as a member of the team is show up anytime the
gym is open and fill out the papers. No cost to the players.
• We practice at Brookside Reservation. 2 full football fields with
lights, the field is well cared for and safe.
• 12 person coaching staff, all have previous experience at this level
of football including Hall of Fame head coach Rich Dial.
• A 25 year history of success. The Cleveland Lions have been around
since 1978. if you took the rest of the teams in the area and put their
years in existence together you wouldn't get close.
• College Scholarship program for players. That's right, the Lions have
a scholarship program for players. Any player on the team is eligible to
• Winning. That is what its all about, and that is what we do. With a
combined overall record of 209-79 and a winning percentage of .725 it is
easy to see why the Cleveland Lions set the standard that other minor
league teams in Ohio strive to reach. After all, if winning isn't
important, why keep score?
If you would like to become a member of one of the oldest and most
successful minor league football clubs in the Midwest, just click on the
"Player Application" button in the left navigation bar and fill out our
online player application. Upon receipt of your information we will send
you an email confirming that we have you on file and we will contact you
regarding team functions and practices.
If you are interested
in playing for the Cleveland Lions, please complete our
Player Application Form.
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