7/8th Champions (Creek)
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Meltdown Madness Championship  (April 29 & 30, 2023)

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 29)
  • 7th / 8th Grade Teams (Sunday, April 30)


Pre Order Your Tournament Clothing

  • Meltdown Madness T-shirts / Sweatshirts are available for Pre-Order (Click Here

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.
  • Family-Friendly Scheduling:  Games are scheduled in blocks so that you are not at the fields all day.  This leaves you the other part of the day to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame or experience the other sites of the Akron / Canton area.
  • 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
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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.

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. Jackson parents wants to work but have the pay go to Jackson's youth lacrosse program)

Cost / Registration

  • Cost is $475 a team.  Early bird registration is $55 off per team or $420 until November 1, 2022.


  • To register one (1) team or ten (10) teams please click on the following link - Tournament Registration IS CLOSED CALL 216.373.5684 for the remaining spots
    • If you dont 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.
  • How To Register Individual Players For A Team

Tournament Information

  • Dates
    • Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 3rd/4th and 5th/6th Grade Teams
    • Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 7th / 8th Grade Teams
  • Location
    • Hall Of Fame Sports Complex, 2333 17th Street NWCanton, Ohio 44708
  • 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

2023 Waivers

  • 2023 Player Waivers (Online) - Live (Instructions Sent To All Programs / Coaches April 4)

Things To Do

BR is proud to partner with the Canton Visitors Center to host this event! There is so much to see and do on event weekend. From visiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame, to historical attractions, a wide variety of restaurants to satisfy any craving, and a host of other things to do to ensure that your weekend is one to remember. Please visit the Vistor's Center at https://www.visitcanton.com for more details.

Vendors / Food Trucks

Powell Lacrosse
Powell Lacrosse
Fat Freddie's BBQ
Fat Freddie's BBQ
JD’s Gourmet Hot Dogs
JD’s Gourmet Hot Dogs