Spring Carolina Fast Break League

A Progressive Transition Fast Break that is played as a competitive game.

Registration is open from April 1st – May 15th or until divisions are full.

Register with your current grade level.

How it works.

Carolina Break progression: 1 on 2 free throw, 2 on 1, 3 on 2, 4 on 3, 5 on 4 into 5 on 5 live game.

  • Available to travel teams in current 3rd – 8th grade.
  • Each game starts with 1 offensive player shooting a free throw and 2 defensive players in rebounding position.
  • Each team has two even lines – one in each corner of the baseline.
  • After the 1 on 2 (make or miss), the 2 rebounders go on offense to create a 2 on 1 fast break.
  • After the 2 on 1, 2 new players from the defensive team step onto the court which becomes 3 on 2. The same process continues until 5 on 4
  • After 5 on 4, one player from the defensive team joins (right corner) to create a live 5 on 5 game. Regular game rules apply.
  • Each game is four – 6 minute quarters stopped time. 24 total game minutes.
  • 10 seconds to take a shot once a team crosses half court. 1 offensive rebound allowed per fast break possession (additional 10 seconds).
  • During the regular season, teams will play 2 games per night.

After 5 on 4, the Carolina Break becomes a 5 on 5 game.

  • Whatever time is left on the 6 minute clock after the fast break, the remaining time is played as a 5 on 5 game.
  • After the 6 minutes ends, the opposite team starts with the free throw 1 on 2 and the same progessive transition occurs.
  • No subbing during the first 3 quarters unless there is an injury.
  • Coaches can sub in the final 5 on 5 portion of the 4th quarter.
  • Playing time should be relatively equal.

Why Carolina Break is different than just playing a game?

  • Play in competitive games while learning an effective fast break.
  • Learn new fast break strategies on offense & defense.
  • Opportunity to play as a team & work together.
  • Everyone gets to play similar minutes.

Practice Time:

  • Attend an open practice 30 minute slot on Sunday May 23, 2021 to walk through the progressions.
  • Allow our experienced coaching staff to explain the details for each Carolina Fast Break game.
  • Understand the offensive and defensive concepts and rules for this program.

Where & When:

Friday Night Lights: June 4, 11, 18, 25

  • Individual registration is required but teams are formed by the travel head coach. Rosters (minimum of 7 players) must be submitted to the Director before the players register.
  • Free agents can register to join a team if there is an opening available.
  • 2 games per night. 6 regular season games plus a round robin playoff format on June 25, 2021.
  • All games are played on outdoor courts. Rain date is Sunday night of the same week.
  • Coaches, parents, and players must review the Code of Conduct prior to the program.
  • Game schedules will be released at the end of May.
  • The champions of each grade level will be awarded dri-fit Carolina Break shirts.
  • There will be a Zoom meeting for all Head coaches on Wednesday May 26, 2021. During the meeting we will explain how the Carolina Break works and answer any questions.

Court locations include:
     Kent County YMCA, 900 Centerville Rd, Warwick, RI 02886
     Quidnessett Baptist Church, 6356 Post Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852
     McGinn Park, 174 School St, North Kingstown, RI 02852
     Wilson Park, Roosevelt Ave, North Kingstown, RI 02852
     West Kingston Park, 3840 Kingstown Rd, West Kingston, RI 02892


$80 per player.


Please email Eric Simonelli: emsimonelli@gmail.com