Field Managers Needed

We are looking for Field Managers on both days. Field Managers run the field and ensure everything goes smoothly (Time, Balls, Officials, Trainer, Schedule).

All Field Managers will be either paid by BR or have their pay donated to a local lacrosse team  (e.g. a Jackson parent wants to work but have their pay go to Jackson's youth lacrosse program)

Meltdown Madness Championship  (April 27 & 28, 2024)

We are bringing our attention to detail, communication, and logistic expertise to middle school and youth tournament management.

We will focus on the details so that you don't have to!!

  • 3rd/4th and 5th/6th Grade Teams (Saturday, April 27)
  • 7th / 8th Grade Teams (Sunday, April 28)

 

Pre Order Your Tournament Clothing (2024 - Not open yet)

  • Meltdown Madness T-shirts / Sweatshirts are available for Pre-Order (Click Here) 
2023 Meltdown Madness Logo without date

Why attend the Meltdown Madness?

Great match-ups, an amazing venue, and a well run event that is conveniently located.

  • Great facilities: 7 sports turf fields.  No worrying about mud or poor playing conditions that you normally do in April in Ohio. This year's event will be held at Sports Force Parks. The complex is located at 3115 Cleveland Road W, Sandusky, OH 44870 (Field Map)
  • Family-Friendly Scheduling:  Games are scheduled in blocks so that you are not at the fields all day.
  • Competitive divisions: While the event is open to any and all community teams in the corresponding grade, we do have multiple levels of play in each division to help ensure that games are competitive and that you are playing against like talent.  We also only have championships in the top bracket - so that there is no playing down to win a championship.
    • AA: Most competitive bracket - Top level teams who normally play in Division 1 or 2 of Ohio Middle School Tournament.  - Championship Format for 7/8th grades
    • A: Competitive (bracket play) - Championship Format in 5/6 and 3/4 grades
    • B: Intermediate teams - 3 game guarantee, round robin scheduling
    • C: Newer programs - 3 game guarantee, round robin scheduling
  • Field Coordinators: Every field has a manager so that the event is run smoothly.
  • Centralized headquarter: one point of contact to get all your questions answered.
  • Certified Athletic Trainers: to ensure player and fan safety

 Cost / Registration

  • Cost is $525 a team.
  • To register one (1) team or ten (10) teams please click on the following link
    • Tournament Registration IS NOW OPEN (Click Here)
    • If you don't have an account with Burning River you will have to create one so that we can contact you if needed.
    • There are multiple divisions at each grade level.  We ask that you sign up for the appropriate level when registering.  We will follow up in April to ensure that teams are correctly assigned to divisions.

Tournament Information (As of February 8, 2024)

  • 7th / 8th Divisions  (7/8th Grade Division Schedule - Not Available Yet)
    • AA - 8 Teams - SOLD OUT / Wait list started (No Cost) - email us at wcalleri@brlax.net to get on the wait list
    • A - 8 Teams - 1 spot remains
    • B - 16 Teams - 1 spot remains
    • C - 6 Teams - 1 spot remains
  • 5th / 6th Divisions (5/6th Grade Division Schedule - Not Available Yet)
    • A - 8 Teams - 1 spot remains
    • B - 20 Teams - 1 spot remains
    • C - 8 Teams - SOLD OUT / Wait list started (No Cost) - email us at wcalleri@brlax.net to get on the wait list
  • 3rd / 4th Divisions  (3/4th grade Division Schedule - Not Available Yet)
    • A - 8 Teams - SOLD OUT / Wait list started (No Cost) - email us at wcalleri@brlax.net to get on the wait list
    • B - 20 Teams - SOLD OUT / Wait list started (No Cost) - email us at wcalleri@brlax.net to get on the wait list
    • C - 6 Teams - 1 spot remains
  • Location (Field Map)
    • This year's event will be held at Sports Force Parks located at 3115 Cleveland Road W, Sandusky, OH 44870.
  • Dates
    • Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 3rd/4th and 5th/6th Grade Teams
    • Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 7th / 8th Grade Teams
  • Area Hotels
    • For those players looking to stay near the event on Friday and/or Saturday, we have several blocks of rooms available.
    • Simply click on this link to take advantage of these offers (Hotel Link)
    • Note: You are not required to stay at the event, nor are you required to use any of these hotels if you are staying.
  • Tournament Information 
    • Times: Games run from 9 AM to 6 PM
      • Teams are usually scheduled for morning or afternoon games rather than having to be there all day.
    • Rules:
      • 22-minute running halves, 5 minute halftime
      • U.S. Lacrosse rules (3/4th grade division is 7 v 7 with modified rules)
      • 3-game guarantee.
      • One timeout 1 minute in length per game per team (except in the final 2 minutes of the game)
      • Keep it in for the team ahead in last 2 minutes, unless up by 5 or more goals.
      • Face-offs after each goal and the beginning of each half.
      • Penalties are timing serving (45 seconds for technical fouls and 90 seconds for personal fouls).
        • No man down in 3/4th grade division.  Player subs off and play continues at full strength.
      • The penalty will begin on official's restart of play after penalty is called and player is in the penalty box.
      • Any fighting or flagrant disrespect toward an official or any other person will result in expulsion for the remainder of the tournament. No Exceptions, No Refunds.
      • All games will stop IMMEDIATELY in the case of lightning and or thunder and players/spectators will be asked to seek shelter

2024 Waivers

  • 2024 Player Waivers (Online) -NOT Live (Instructions Will Be Sent To All Programs / Coaches April 2, 2024)

2023 Tournament Champions

2023 7/8th Champions (Creek)
5/6th Champions (Chagrin Falls)
3/4th Champions (Copley)
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The Greater Cleveland Fisher House

BR is teaming up with the Greater Cleveland Fisher House to raise awareness and resources (donations and supplies) for their mission.  The Greater Cleveland Fisher House provides a “home-away-from-home” for America’s military families so that they can be with their severely wounded and/or ill family member(s) during those service members’ medical treatment and/or lengthy physical and/or occupational therapy treatments. Over the years, the Burning River community has raised over $365,000 for the families of our wounded service men and women and the Greater Cleveland Fisher House. Click for more info on the Greater Cleveland Fisher House or Fisher House. To help you can click on the FH button to the left, or you can bring NEEDED SUPPLIES to the event.

Things To Do

We will be posting things to do in 2024.

Vendors / Food Trucks

GOAT USA
Powell Lacrosse
Stick Grip
LBLC Clothing