Congratulations if you have been invited to the annual Breakdown Sports Media hockey photo shoots! You are among a select group of players from all over Minnesota, representing different geographic areas and grades who have been selected for this honor. We’re running the photo shoots on many different dates from late June through early-September. Please see the registration forms for the exact dates and locations.
All players invited to the photo shoot have the opportunity to get a great deal on our 2023-24 guidebook and calendar. This deal is available only to players invited to the photo shoots! It’s just $69.99 for the softcover book combination and $89.99 for the hardcover book combination — and we're offering a downloadable PDF version of the book (available a month earlier) for $19.99 on top of any book order ($59.99 as a standalone product).
How were you selected? The Breakdown has a panel that consists of members all across Minnesota. At the conclusion of the season, our staff submits its picks of players worthy to be considered among the best in the state and from that list, a group of finalists is selected for this honor. We take into account recommendations from coaches, past season honors and statistics, offseason work, etc.
How does it work? In order to accommodate a large group of top players, we have spread all photo shoots out over a multiple-hour period, with 5-minute time frames for photos.
• Please bring your jersey, gloves, and stick (goalies, please also bring your helmet).
• professional studio photographers are present
• individual photos will be taken (group and combination photos will be taken if players sign up for consecutive time slots).
• individual information, including a biography and Q and A form, will be used in the Breakdown book
• once you arrive, the photo shoot should be completed within 15 minutes
Please register ONLINE ahead of time as we will have 5-minute windows set up for each player. Walk-ins will have a separate line and we will take them as we can fit them into the schedule.
Can't make it to any of the dates? You can still be in the book and receive the same special deal! Just fill out the registration form without selecting a date, complete the Q and A form and email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Sunday, July 30||12 to 4 p.m.||Bloomington Jefferson HS|
|Tuesday, Aug. 8||4 to 7 p.m.||Mt. Iron-Buhl High School|
|Wednesday, Aug. 9||5 to 8 p.m.||Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School|
|Sunday, Aug. 13||11 a.m. to 5 p.m.||St. Michael-Albertville HS|
|Saturday, Aug. 19||11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.||St. Peter Rec Center, multi-purpose room|
|Sunday, Aug. 20||12 to 5 p.m.||Alexandria Area HS|
|Sunday, Aug. 20||12 to 4 p.m.||Marshall HS, Marshall|
|Saturday, Aug. 26||12 to 4 p.m.||Bear Cave Intermediate, Stewartville|
|Sunday, Aug. 27||11 a.m. to 5 p.m.||Dakotah! Ice Center, Prior Lake|
|Sunday, Aug. 27||11 a.m. to 5 p.m.||Roseville Ice Center, Fireside room|
|Wednesday, Aug. 30||4 to 8 p.m.||Moorhead HS field house|
|Sunday, Sept. 3||12 to 6 p.m.||Morgan Park Community Center, Duluth|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||12 to 5 p.m.||New Hope Ice Arena (BOYS ONLY)|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||1 to 5 p.m.||National Sports Center, Blaine (GIRLS ONLY)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.||Park Center HS|
VERY IMPORTANT: Please note that when you get to the final "review" screen, you MUST hit the "complete registration" button at the bottom or it won't save and be sent to us. If you do not receive an email confirmation of your submission, it did not save!