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Fall League information


Schedules for Boys East Metro, Metro, and North Suburban for Oct 23, 30, Nov 6 and 13 will be posted on Oct 17th

The Breakdown Fall Leagues are run by basketball people for basketball people.  Former and current coaches are there to make sure the leagues run efficiently and as such, our Fall Leagues have become the No. 1 high school fall league for varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams.

You decide to play in a league of your choosing at great locations across Minnesota. Teams play back-to-back games on one day and then are done to enjoy the rest of the weekend.

NEW! We're also running a special two-week preseason Fall League in late September/early October at Hopkins High School. Registration is on a separate form.


Levels (for Premier and four-week leagues):

  • Varsity
  • Junior Varsity 
  • 8th/9th Grade

Levels (for OUTSTATE leagues):

  • Varsity
  • Junior Varsity/9th Grade 
  • Jr. A Division (teams that have one or more 8th graders must play in this division. No 9th grade or older. Teams can have 7th graders and combo grade levels 7 and 8).
  • Jr. B Division (This is a division for 7th grade and under. No teams can have an 8th grader at this level. Can be a combo of 7th graders and under).


  • Premier League

site: Royal Activity Center at Hopkins and Minnetonka High Schools (sold out early in 2021!)
girls' dates: Sept. 25 and Oct. 2
boys' dates: Oct  2 and 9

  • Four-week leagues

East Metro League: Woodbury HS and Park of Cottage Grove HS
Metropolitan League: Hopkins HS Lindberg Center, Kennedy HS, Jefferson HS, and Minnetonka HS
North Suburban League: STMA HS and AC
girls' dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6
boys' dates: Oct. 23, 30, and Nov. 6, 13

  • Outstate leagues

Southern Minnesota League: Kasson-Mantorville HS
Central Minnesota League: St. Cloud Whitney Recreation Center at St. Cloud Area Schools
Northern Minnesota League: Hibbing HS, Proctor HS, Duluth area site, and Mt. Iron-Buhl HS (rotation)
Lakes Area League: Moorhead HS, Perham HS, and Pelican Rapids HS (rotation)
girls' dates: Oct. 23, 30, and Nov. 6
boys' dates: Oct. 30, and Nov. 6, 13

Coaches Checklist

  • All players must have a number on the back of their jersey/shirt, reversible jerseys preferred.
  • Bring your own basketballs.
  • Score sheet is provided but teams usually also keep their own book.
  • No outside coolers or food allowed.

Breakdown Fall League Game Rules

·       18-minute running time first half

·       18-minute running time second half, except during the last two minutes if the score difference is 15 points or less (then stop time)

·       Two (2) timeouts per team per game

·       Foul rules are the same as high school. Seven (7) for the bonus, ten (10) for the double bonus.

·       Players are permitted five (5) fouls before fouling out.

·       Free Throw Rule (New) Players will shoot 1 FT for 2 or 3 points (Bonus and Shooting fouls) during the running time portion.  Under 2 minutes (Stop time), then players will shoot the normal 2 shots or one and one free throws. A player fouled on a made basket will shoot 1 shot.

• Overtime will be sudden death. The first team to score two points will be the winner. Clock will be turned off. Each team will get One Timeout.

·       One (1) technical foul for player or coach; One shot for two points and the ball taken out of bounds.

·       Two (2) technical fouls in same game for player or coach; disqualified for the rest of the day and One shot for two points and the ball taken out of bounds.

Free Throw Rule

A player shoots one free throw for 2 or 3 points on all shooting fouls.  Common fouls will be taken out of bounds unless the team has reached 7 team fouls or the 10 fouls for the double bonus.  Then the player will shoot one free throw for 2 points. A player fouled on a made basket will shoot one free throw.

The last two minutes of the game in regulation or in overtime, all free throws will go back to normal 1, 2 or 3 shots depending on the situation.



IMPORTANT: Please turn in insurance waivers at each tournament during the check-in process. Please don't email or mail.


Fall League Contact
Contact: Dean Kesler
Phone: 320-420-6445