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Basketball Fall Leagues

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Update (June 15): Our event at Concordia-St. Paul for tomorrow (Wednesday, June 16) has been cancelled due to unplayable court conditions. Jefferson location will be played as scheduled.

At all 2021 summer Breakdown events, spectators are welcome with no restrictions.  Masks are encouraged if not vaccinated, but not required.  

Fall League information

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.



  • Varsity
  • Junior Varsity 
  • 9th Grade (many 8th grade teams enter this division)


  • Nov. 15, 2020

St. Michael-Albertville HS
East Ridge HS
Hopkins HS
Concordia-St. Paul

  • Nov. 21, 2020

Hopkins HS

  • Nov. 22, 2020

St. Michael-Albertville HS
Hopkins HS
Concordia-St. Paul

League cost:

  • Cost is $175 per team, per date. So if you'd like to attend all three, the cost is $525 total!
  • A team of 10 players will cost just over $50 per player for three weeks of play!

League format

  • Each team plays two games back-to-back.
  • What's new: we may have teams in a pod of four teams and a mini-bracket where the winners play each other and the losing teams play each other for the second game.
  • This is a week-to-week registration. You can enter 1, 2, or all 3 dates and also pick locations. Teams can pick each week the site they wish to play in.

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.
  • Concessions are not available due to COVID-19.

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 is sudden death (First Point) No timeouts in OT (no carryover)

·       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.



For Nov. 21-22 will be posted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Team Instructions


The Registration "Basketball Fall Leagues" is not currently available.

The Registration "Basketball Fall Leagues" is not currently available.

The Registration "Basketball Fall Leagues" is not currently available.


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