The rising 8th National Championship

June 22 & 23, 2019

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We are excited to announce year three 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 ‘24 will be a 16 team event held just outside Baltimore, MD June 22 & 23, 2019. 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 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 of play in leagues, fall events, and spring events leading up through December 2018.

2018 Schedule

Our 2022 and ‘23 championship have been overwhelming successes and I look forward to building on that for 2019. My favorite stat or anecdote from 2023 was that the final eight to ten games of the event were separated by a goal differential of 17 goals.  This event guarantees the best teams in the nation at the 2024 grad class all streamlined into one weekend of incredible competition. We don’t bring in 30 teams because I don’t think 30 can win it, I do think however there are 16 that can. We have a neutral and experienced selection committee, a spectacular venue, it is going to be another really exciting championship.” said Mark Millon, event founder.


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Registration Ends December 1, 2018

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