The rising 8th National Championship

July 14 & 15, 2018

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Watch the 2018 2023 National Championship game!

We are excited to announce year two of the Rising 8th grade National Championship. Our event is a true national championship for rising eighth athletes and teams from across the nation. The National Championship for the class of ‘23 will be a 16 team event held just outside Baltimore, MD July 14 & 15, 2018. In order to gain entry, teams will submit applications with their teams resume and rosters to a selection committee for acceptance with the goal of crowning a true youth lacrosse national champion.

The event will begin with Saturday pool play and include four brackets of four teams each. Teams will compete in bracket play vying for advancement into the Sunday Championship format. Day two will feature the Elite eight teams with a national champion being crowned Sunday night. The process to qualify for the National Championship will be managed by the events Selection Committee tri-Chairs, Tim McGeeney and Jimmy Butler. The two selection committee chairs have vast experience across all levels of lacrosse and the business world. Teams will submit their competitive resume during the past 12 months pf play in leagues, fall events, and spring events leading up through December 2017.

2017 Schedule

"Year one of the event was an absolutely overwhelming success. The most incredible stat speaks for the event. The final 9 games in the championship were separated by 13 goals. Think about that! I encourage anyone in doubt to find someone who was there in 2017, ask them about it. Its just a really cool, boutique event that guarantees the best teams in the nation at the 2023 grad class all streamlined into one weekend of incredible competition. We are not going to start with 30 teams because I don’t think 30 can win it, I do think however there are 16-20 that can. We have a spectacular venue, year two is going to be really really exciting." said Mark Millon, event co-founder.


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A world class event to crown the National Champion for 2023 in a spectacular and intimate setting.

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Our 2023 teams


Registration Ends December 1, 2017

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