Carolina Break Competitive League

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

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. One division per grade level.
  • Each game starts with a 1 on 2 free throw.
  • Each team has two even lines – one in each corner of the baseline.
  • 10 seconds to take a shot once a team crosses half court. 1 offensive rebound allowed per fast break possession (additional 10 seconds).
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Each team has two even lines – one in each corner of the baseline.
  • 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.
  • Every player is involved.

Why Carolina Break is different than just playing a game?

  • Prepares your travel team for summer basketball.
  • 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.
  • Gets your players in elite physical condition.
  • Everyone is involved.

Practice Time:

  • Attend an open practice 30 minute slot on Thursday May 27, 2021 from 5-7pm 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 required but teams are formed by the travel head coach. Rosters must be submitted to the Director once registration closes.
  • 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 Code of Conduct prior for the program.
  • Game schedules will be released the week of the May 31, 2021.
  • The champions of each grade level will be awarded dri-fit Carolina Break shirts.

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: