Fastbreak Sports’ travel basketball program is for players in 2nd – 9th grade who are looking for a competitive and fun basketball experience. Each player will have two opportunities to get better each week (one team practice, one skills session) in addition to games. Practices will be built around concepts that prioritize the development of the individual and the team, preparing for competitive game play on weekends.
Why play for Fastbreak?
- DEVELOPMENT FIRST – Winning matters. But it’s not the only thing that matters. While our teams will strive to win each game they play, our program and coach’s first priority is the development of your child. Their skill set should be advancing day-to-day and week-to-week. Each practice and game should be allowing your kid to use new skill sets that will propel their game forward.
- GAME TRANSFERRABLE EMPHASES – Our travel program is designed to teach principles and skills that make a difference in game play for your child. All skills are nice, but the skills and reads that translate into making a school team or getting more playing time are our main focus. It might take more time to teach, but we are going to emphasize man-to-man defense, offensive motion principles and other concepts that translate in game play situations.
- GREAT COACHES – Your team will be coached by one of our amazing coaches with experience playing or coaching at the highest level. That coach will be with you for the entire season for practices and games. The best teams have continuity and grow together!
- MORE THAN BASKETBALL – It’s about more than just basketball. Playing for Fastbreak means you are also being coached on how to be a great teammate, a great leader and elite competitor.
- THE GEAR – Your season fee includes an awesome apparel package (reversible jersey, uniform shorts, plus more apparel)!
- PRACTICES – All players will have two opportunities to get better per week beginning in the middle of October, running through early March. Teams will have primarily a Saturday team practice and you can choose your weekday skills class.
- GAMES – First game will take place before Thanksgiving, with 1-2 games in December and the remainder of the season being played January – March. Games will be played primarily on Sundays, with a possible Saturday. All teams are scheduled to play in the 55 Swish League @ Basketball City Manhattan.
- THE GEAR – As part of the travel season package ($1,995), all players will receive a full reversible uniform (jersey and shorts) along with additional gear such as: team sweatshirts, shooting shirts, socks, etc.
Please reach out to Max Sass with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-724-3278.
- All players will be evaluated to help us assess skill level and proper team placement. The first evaluation opportunity will be on Saturday, October 1 at East Side Middle School (331 East 91st St).
- 2nd/3rd grade – 9:30 AM
- 4th/5th grade – 10:25 AM
- 6th/7th grade – 11:20 AM
- 8th/9th grade – 12:15 PM
- **Please note: East Side Middle School’s policy does NOT permit spectators into the gym with participants. Parents/guardians will have to pickup & drop off
- As a reminder, friend requests will affect team placement and team level.