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Buzzer Beater Classic – Gym Rat’s teams Maiella and LaClair

Coach LaClair and Coach Maiella competed in the April 14-15th Zero Gravity Buzzer Beater Classic playing in Nashua and Massachusettes venues.

Coach Maiella’s 14u Boys finished the Buzzer Beater Classic tournament winning their pool 3-0. They finished Game One with Gym Rats 40 vs NH fire ending at 19.  Though the NH Gym Rats had a slow start in the first half – up by 5 only – the second half showed this team’s muscle finishing strong and playing like a family. In the other two games, NH Gym Rats beat Cap City 54-13 and defeated TSC AAU 51 to 18.

Coach LaClairs 14u Boys fought hard against B2L-Morris but finished with a loss 38-58. Hunter Larocque had 26 points in the first game and kept the team close with five 3’s in five consecutive possessions — super impressive at any level. Game Two ended with a narrower spread but the team couldn’t pull it out against #2 MV Eagles 34-41.

NEXT UP: ZG’s Northern Showdown – Some of the top teams in the northeast battle for the win. Schedules are typically released the Wednesday before the tournament begins. SEE SCHEDULE

DATES: April 21-22, 2018

TEAMS COMPETING: Coach Switzer’s 8th Grade Girls team

LOCATION: The Rim and Sports Barn in Hampton, NH


PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

 

8th Grade Coach LaClair’s Team

 

Rebounding (Game 1 – 8th Grade Coach Maiella’s team)

 

Shooting a three! (Game 1 – 8th Grade Coach Maiella’s team)

 

(Game 2 – 8th Grade Coach Maiella’s team)

 

With a big block. (Game 2 – 8th Grade Coach Maiella’s team)

 

(Game 2 – 8th Grade Coach Maiella’s team)

 

Setting the defense. (Game 2 – 8th Grade Coach Maiella’s team)

 

NH Gym Rats announce additional 8th Grade Boys Team

Coach Stacey Massiah and 8 young men join the NH Gym Rats spring season. Players from Coach Massiah’s team come from Keene, Spofford and Fitzwilliam and will compete in 5 tournaments:

  • 4/28-29 Boston Breakout- MA Metro West/ Southshore
  • 5/5-6 NH States- Hampton, NH
  • 5/12- Mother’s Day-Nashua/ Westford, MA
  • 5/19-20- Kollision in Keene
  • 6/2-3- Blast at the Beach- Hampton, NH/ Danvers, MA

NH Gym Rats Coach Buffum’s 8th-Grade Team Battles at The Rim

In single-day competition NH Gym Rats 8th Grade Boys and Coach Buffum played in 3 games starting at 8am at The Rim Sports Complex in Hampton, NH. The Rats battled three teams: North Shore Sports Academy – Lou; Northeast Elite – Freeman and Next Level Athletics – Murphy. NH Gym Rats finished in third place in their pool with a 1-2 record beating Next Level Athletics – Murphy by 12 points with a final score of 57-45.

 

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NEXT UP: ZG’s Buzzer Beater Challenge – this is an all-boys competition with teams coming from all over New England. Schedules are typically released the Wednesday before the tournament begins.

DATES: April 14-15, 2018

TEAMS COMPETING: Two of our 8th Grade Boys teams: Coach LaClair and Coach Maiella

LOCATION: The Millworks in Westford, MA and Nashua Sports Academy in Nashua, NH

First Tournament Results – Zero Gravity’s Easter One Day Clash at the Border

ZG’s Easter 1-Day Clash

Two NH Gym Rat teams were out competing yesterday (Saturday 3/31/18) in Nashua, Hampton and Westford, Mass. Both teams finished with one win apiece in this one-day, two-game tournament.

Coach Buffum and his 14u Boys played against C4-Denton and Derry Spartans-Gold for a 1-1 tournament finish.  C4-Denton was a tough competitor as they where the team that went on to take the top spot in this division. Final Score 33-68. For the win, Rats handily defeated Derry Spartans-Gold with an ending score of 57-37.

NH Gym Rats 8th Grade Girls and Coach Switzer played in their first tourney of the season facing two Northeast Elite teams – Smith and Szczepanik.  In their  first game of the season the Gym Rats – being a little nervous – struggled in the first half scoring 6 with a half-time deficit of 12 points.  The second half showed more action but the Northeast Elite proved to be too much.  In the evening game against Northeast Elite-Smith, the Gym Rats scored the first 8 points of the game along with a tenacious full-court press that allowed them to build an early 15 point lead by the halfway mark.  The second half, however, proved to be too much for the Northeast Elite as the Gym Rat’s crisp passing and man-to-man defense was too tough for the opposition as the Gym Rats went on to win 48-24.  Every player on the roster scored in the final game including newcomer Emma Tenters.

NH Gym Rats 8th Grade Girls first tournament at ZG’s Easter 1 Day Clash at the Border.

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NEXT UP: ZG’s Battle for the Border pins Massachusetts and New Hampshire teams locking horns in this Spring 2018 Battle for the Border! Schedules are typically released the Wednesday before the tournament begins.

DATES: April 7-8, 2018

TEAMS COMPETING: Coach Buffum 14u Boys

LOCATION: Hampton/Nashua, NH; Westford/Danvers, MA

 

Spring Tournament List

We currently have four teams registering for tournaments in this Spring’s 2018 AAU season.

There are three 14u Boys teams (two in the Keene/Claremont area and one in Peterborough/Jaffrey) as well as one 8th Grade Girls team in the Marlborough area.

Here are the list of tournaments that these teams will be attending during this season (they each will attend 4-6 of these tournaments):

3/31 Easter Clash 1-day Hampton, Nashua
4/7-8 Battle of Border – Nashua/Hampton, Danvers/Westford
4/14-15 Buzzer Beater- Nashua & Westford MA
4/21-22 Northern Showdown – Hampton, Danvers
4/28-29 Northern NE Super Cup – New London, NH; Colby Sawyer
4/28-29 Boston Breakout – South Shore
5/5-6 NH States- Hampton, NH
5/12 Mothers Day – 1 day Nashua
5/19-20 Keene Kollision
5/19-20 A Shot For Life – Westford, Boston, Milton
6/2-3 Keene Throwdown

2018 Spring Update

Apologies to everyone for this site going dark since last Spring 2017.

In the summer of 2017 our small 6 member board got even smaller as several folks resigned for very good and varied reasons.

The current board consists of three folks: Rhiannon Hart, Peter Switzer and Paul Belliveau. These folks are responsible for all functions of the Club – organizing teams, recruiting coaches, managing registrations, payments, AAU membership, taxes, commutations, operations and the like. It’s a goodly amount of work and we decided to pull back the load by limiting the amount of teams in the fall. We had hoped to grow the NH Gym Rats management team between the fall 2017 and spring 2018 seasons but the momentum of the season’s activities and with the annual holidays it just never happened.

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FALL 2017 RECAP

We fielded four teams consisting of 33 players and attended 16 tournaments in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We had three returning coaches and welcomed two new coaches.

Returning Coaches:

  • Coach Scott Buffum – 13u Boys
  • Coach Peter Switzer – 7th Grade Girls
  • Coach Chris LaClair – 12u Boys

New Coaches:

  • Coach Jimmy Maiella and Ben MacArthur – 14u Boys

SPRING 2018 COMING UP…

We did not hold tryouts again this season due to limited organizational resources. We are planning on fielding 3-4 teams and are waiting on final confirmations.

LOOKING AHEAD – We need your help.

We are seeking to add board and working members to help organize and guide our Club into future seasons.

We also are looking for qualified coaches so we can field additional teams. We had a lot more calls from players/parents this season than in the fall looking for teams but we had no coaches.

We will return to advertising and holding tryouts for Fall 2018 in mid- to late-August. The final tryout date for Fall 2018 will be announced before the end of this spring season.

We can use your help – Please

  • We need to add at least four new board members to help guide the club.
    • quarterly 2 hour meetings
    • accessibility and willingness to help on occasional special projects
    • available for periodic advice outside of meeting time
  • We need to add several folks to help with organizing the club.
  • If you have an interest in basketball and a desire to help local youths, please the list below of positions we are looking for :
  • Board Members
    1. Background/experience in non-profit finance
    2. Background/experience in marketing
    3. Background/experience in organizing/coordinating fundraising
  • Operations
    1. Background/experience in coordinating social and website communications
    2. Background/experience in organizing and mobilizing volunteers for fundraising
    3. Background/experience in bookkeeping

Please contact us at nhgymrats@gmail.com if you are interested in building our club and helping local kids.

Our website will be updated every two weeks on Sunday. Next update Sunday March 4th.

2017 April School Break Basketball Training Camp

Our athletic director and 9th grade boys coach Dave Springfield will be running a morning basketball camp in Jaffrey over April vacation. It’s a great way for players to train and prepare for the spring AAU season. Athletes can drop in on daily basis or sign up for the full week. Please direct questions to Coach Springfield at dnspringfield6@gmail .com

Here are the two forms required for attendance.

2017 SPRING ROSTERS

Listed below are the 2017 Spring NH Gym Rats Rosters

*Look at all teams for your name.  Do not just look at the age group you tried out for.  Jersey Numbers will be posted at a later date.  Once you see your name listed please go to the Uniform link to order your uniform if you need one.  All teams are required to wear a complete Black & White Nike Uniforms which include 1 white Jersey 1 black Jersey and 1 black pair of shorts.  No substitutions are allowed.

If you are ordering a new uniform and do not have a number beside your name you must email Sean Ryan at sean.ryan.nhgymrats@gmail.com three (1 or 2 digit please look at existing numbers on the team) number choices by 9:00am Monday morning January 31st. If you already have a uniform but no number is listed beside your name please email Sean your player’s name, coach’s name, and number on the jersey. Unfortunately we have several players that have moved up or onto different teams that have duplicate numbers. We will be contacting the parents of these players directly.

7th Grade Girls – Coaches B. Springfield & Switzer
Abbie Switzer #25
Bella Hayes #21
Brynn Rautiola #3
Gracey Wilkes #31
Kendall Chamberlain #5
Megan Bunce #23
Mylie Aho #13
Regan Despres #2
Teagan Kirby #10

9th Grade Girls – Coaches Troy & Wilson
Autumn Cummings #00
Gabrielle Dionne #30
Josie Switzer #25
Kirsten Farhm #23
Kusum Aryal #12
Meghan Mecheski #7
Sarah Smith #33
Sierra Fulcher #11
Zandy Fitzpatrick #21

10th Grade Girls – Coaches Chamberlain & Wilson
Erika Farhm #23
Kalli Taylor #22
Mariah Chamberlain #25
Mayzie Hunter #15
Rian Soucia #14
Zoey Loupa #11
Stella Davis #12
Silas Bernier #20
Taylor Banish #5
Maddy White #34

11U Boys – Coach Dan LeClair
Brady LeClair
Dawson Rounds
Matthew Warner
AJ Regan
Carter Hillock
(Number assignments will be listed tomorrow)
Still in process of building the 11U Boys team.

12U Boys – Coach Jim Hill
Finn Hayes #13
Gabe Hill #5
Griffin Beede #10
Hunter LaRocque #12
Kayden LaClair #3
Lucas Malay #14
Wyatt Duval #30
Austin Wyman #23
Anthony Poanessa #3

12U Boys – Coach Scott Buffum
Christian Buffum #1
Dylan Barthel #33
Joesph Gutwein #3
Louis LaFleur #23
Malachi Page #5
Matthew Belliveau-Ryan #30
Noah Stewart #55
Owen Michaels #8
Owen McGuire
Zander Carignan

14U Boys – Coach Ariya Nozary
Erich Clark #10
Hayden Ketola #6
Haydn Heath
Nicholas Maiella #23
Isaiah Michaels #4
Joseph Sogno #13
Kyler Tremblay #11
Tyler Harrington
Wyatt Davis #14

15U Boys  – Coaches Dave Springfield & Bill Johnston
Anthony Gauthier #2
Connor Hart #22
Jaydon Belliveau-Ryan #33
Liam Johnston #23
Peyton Springfield #35
Wyatt Switzer #20
Zachary Barthel #45

16U Boys – Coach Wiley Billings
Benjamin Henry #3
Cole Lambert #11
Jacob Zina #12
Jonas Finser #10
Joshua Gammel
Logan Thibault #2
Max Richard #5
Nathan Long #22
Kohen Olson #23

 

 

New Uniform Order Deadline for Spring 2017 AAU Basketball Season

Online Store Closes at Midnight January 29th.

You must order your new uniform by this time. You cannot play without a uniform. Once ordered you will be contacted via email by Bulldog (147 Winchester Street, Keene, NH) that your uniform is ready. You can pick-up at their store or you can arrange to have them shipped to you (added cost). Cost is $110, separates are available if you just need shorts or a jersey.

ORDER UNIFORM

ORDER FAN GEAR

 

Spring 2017 Age Requirements for NH Gym Rats Basketball

BOYS AGE/GRADE DIVISIONS

  • Boys divisions shall be based on age for 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U under the criteria listed below. The only exception  will be for 12U, 13U, 14U “A/Elite Divisions” which will go by grade
  • Age/Grade based divisions shall be used for the following: 15U/9th grade, 16U/10th grade, 17U/11th grade, 19U/12th grade.
  • 9 & UNDER: An athlete can not turn 10 until June 1, 2017 or later
  • 10 & UNDER: An athlete can not turn 11 until June 1, 2017 or later
  • 11 & UNDER: An athlete can not turn 12 until June 1, 2017 or later
    • For A/Elite Division at ZG MAJORS, an athlete must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2017
  • 12 & UNDER: An athlete can not turn 13 until June 1, 2017 or later
    • For A/Elite Division at ZG MAJORS, an athlete must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2017
  • 13 & UNDER: An athlete can not turn 14 until June 1, 2017 or later
    • For A/Elite Division at ZG MAJORS, an athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2017
  • 14 & UNDER: An athlete can not turn 15  until June 1, 2017 or later
    • For A/Elite Division at ZG MAJORS, an athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2016 and can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2017
  • 9TH GRADE: An athlete can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2017. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2016 and who is no older than 16 on August 31, 2017 is eligible to play in the 15U/9th grade division.
  • 10TH GRADE: An athlete can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2017. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2016 and who is no older than 17 on August 31, 2017 is eligible to play in the 16U/10th grade division.
  • HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY: An athlete can be no older than 19 on August 31, 2017. Grade Exception: An athlete who is in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2016 and who is no older than 20 on August 31, 2017 is eligible to play in the High School Varsity division.

 

GIRLS GRADE DIVISIONS

  • Grade based divisions shall be used in Girls divisions for the following: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade,12th grade.
  • 3rd Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 3rd Grade and cannot turn 10 until after June 1, 2017.
  • 4th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 4th grade and cannot turn 11 until after June 1, 2017.
  • 5th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 5th grade and cannot turn 12 until after June 1, 2017.
  • 6th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 6th grade and cannot turn 13 until after June 1, 2017.
  • 7th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 7th grade and cannot turn 14 until after June 1, 2017.
  • 8th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 8th grade and cannot turn 15 until after June 1, 2017.
  • 9th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 9th grade and cannot turn 16 years old on the date of the competition.
  • 10th Grade: An athlete must be enrolled in the 10th grade and cannot turn 17 years old on the date of the competition.
  • High School Varsity: An Athlete MUST be a registered High School Student. The player must also be eligible under Nation High School Federation Rules