The Breakdown has quickly established itself as the leader in offering the high school sports fan the most comprehensive preview information for their chosen sport. Minnesota’s high school hockey coaches are thrilled to be a part of Breakdown’s family of publications.
— Ken Pauly, Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association and boys’ hockey coach, Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School
Since 2001, the Breakdown has published the most comprehensive guides to each upcoming high school sports seasons in Minnesota. We’ve been the state’s source for boys’ and girls’ basketball since 2001, boys’ hockey and girls’ volleyball since 2008, boys’ baseball since 2015 — and in 2018 we started our girls’ softball and girls' hockey coverage. Our FULL-COLOR preview guides/yearbooks are around 200 pages of pure Minnesota sports, including capsules on every program in the state, hundreds of top player profiles with photos and Q&A sessions, section previews and much, much more.
Our books include:
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The Breakdown is my one-stop shop. I can look at all the teams in Minnesota, enjoy feature articles and have all the info I need for apparel, strength training, and camps for my programs.
— Mark Klingsporn, Tartan High School boys’ basketball coach
The fact that the Breakdown is going to be doing work to promote high school baseball in Minnesota is fantastic! Our student-athletes will now get their names put in front of more people sooner than a high school coach contacting college coaches and scouts by themselves. This book for high school baseball players in our state will be the first resource used by coaches that want to know about players and their high school programs. This is outstanding for all that are involved. What a great way to market two great products...Minnesota high school baseball and the Breakdown!
— Paul Twenge, Minnetonka High School baseball coach; MSHSBCA Advisory Committee
Note: per NCAA rules, D1 colleges may only place a half page ad in our camp directory, however non-D1 may choose either option A or B and non-NCAA schools may choose one of the other options:
Package A: NCAA D1 schools
Half page camp ad at $275
Package B: NCAA non-D1 schools
Half page camp ad and book/database combo at $299
Package C: Non-NCAA schools
Full page camp ad and book/database combo at $399
Package D: No camp ad (not available to D1 schools)
Book / database combo only (no camp ad) at $199
|Book||Art Deadline||Publish Date (approx)|
|Softball||February 14||March 22|
|Baseball||February 14||March 29|
|Volleyball||April 5||May 14|
|Girls' basketball||September 27||October 25|
|Boys' basketball||September 27||October 25|
|Girls' hockey||October 1||November 1|
|Boys' hockey||October 8||November 15|
Coaches from college, to high school, to juniors, as well as players and parents, eagerly anticipate the pictures and the predictions for the upcoming season. The editors and staff continue to do a remarkable job, combining exceptional photography and solid research into a very artistically appealing book. It is a must read...
— Walt Weaver, MVI Camps and Clinics and Hall of Fame volleyball coach
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