What Is The Youth Breaking League All About?



The Youth Breaking League was created to provide the infrastructure for Breaking Schools and Breaking Programs to grow their programs through a competitive league. It will create a path way for the sponsorship of high level dancers to compete in larger competition. The goal of the league is to build a healthy breaking community within the AZ community, by providing an opportunity for each school to thrive.

Why Did We Start The Youth Breaking League?

We started The Youth Breaking League because we believe all kids should have the opportunity to experience and fall in love with breaking in a competitive fashion. Sports can teach kids incredible life lessons such as team work, hard work, goal setting, overcoming adversity, importance of exercise, critical social skills, and developing strong bonds with coaches and teammates that last a lifetime! All of these lessons directly translate to children growing up into productive citizens that know how to work hard to achieve their goals and overcome adversity.

Why Are Coaches So Important?

We believe coaches are the fabric of successful youth sports. Coaches have the ability to have an impact on every one of their athletes. Equipping Coaches to provide safe learning environments for all players is one of our top priorities. Each coach receives continuous training in areas such as skill development, communication, battle management, successful practice techniques, setting proper expectations by age groups, among other topics. 

Kids Need Their Own League

Youth need a safe place to cultivate their skills without being overshadowed by adults at a typical breaking battle. YBL was created to enhance that need and allow young bboys/bgirls more time to workout their skills in order to attend battles with confidence. The Youth Breaking League is designed for the next generation to develop their skills faster and show them off more frequently.

4 Weeks of Breaking

Each season will consist of 4 weekends set aside for breaking! There are 3 competition weekends for each division, and 1 championship day. In order to be great, we must provide consistency so dancers can perform their skills week after week.

Round-Robin battles

Since the league season spans over multiple weekends, each dancer will be able to face every opponent multiple times over the course of the season. Each dancer will get to battle 9 times over the course of the season.

scoring System

The dancers will be judged on a scoring system that will hold them accountable to all of the things that matter in a breaking battle: style, musicality, technique, execution, and overall approach.

Qualified Judges

Every judge must be certified in the Youth Breaking League scoring system. They will be trained in how to appropriately critique and provide feedback for the competitors.

Dancer Ranking

A record of wins and losses will always be made available online. Each dancer will be ranked according to their battle record.


Appropriate Age divisions

Dancers will battle in their respective age level. Dancers that win their division have the opportunity to advance up, during the following season.


What Are The Breaking Divisions

We have four breaking divisions to better organize the competition and skill llevel.

Mini Breakers

This division is for dancers 5-7yrs old, with little to no experience. Intro to toprock, drops, footwork, and freezes.

Fresh Steps

This division is for dancers 8-12yrs old, with little to no experience. Can start executing basic elements and technique

Battle Rockers

This division is for dancers 10-17yrs old, with 1-2yrs experience. Can add unique and original movement. Can start combing elements in a combination format. Is starting to execute powermoves. Teens with little experience can also be placed in this division.

Future Olympians

This division is for teens and dancers 10-17yrs old, with plenty of experience. Understands musicality, can execute original movements. Can execute powermoves and end in freezes.

How Do The Battles Work?

The battles are 1 vs 1. Dancers will battle 3-5 times per competition day. Each battle will be 2 rounds. A record of wins and losses will be recorded throughout the season to determine the champ.

How Is The League Judged?

Judges are handpicked and must meet a certain criteria to be a judge. The criteria includes experience, impartiality, and a robust breaking comprehension. All judges undergo an annual judges training. The training includes the judging format and the competition format. Judges must be able to give reasonable and usable feedback to dancers so they know where and how they can continue to progress.

How Long Are Battles?

Individual battles typically range around 2-3 minutes. The dancers will battle multiple times throughout the day, in a round robin format. The length of the event each Saturday will range from 2-3hrs.

Does It Cost To Watch?

All events will be live broadcast at youthbreakingleague.com/live. It does not cost to watch the Live Stream. The battles are currently not open for in person viewing. Due to Covid-19, only competitors and coaches are allowed in. 

The Studance LAB
1050 N Fairway Dr, G101
Avondale, AZ 85323

• Call us at 623-932-1505
• E-mail: [email protected]
• Facebook: facebook.com/YouthBreakingLeague
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Studio Office Hours:

Monday        3:30PM to 8:00PM
Tuesday       3:30PM to 8:00PM
Wednesday  3:30PM to 8:00PM
Thursday      3:30PM to 8:00PM
Friday           3:30PM to 8:00PM
Saturday       9:00AM to 1:00PM
Sunday         Closed