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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 building.

• 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 apply.

• 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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