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2015 Fall AAU Boys’ Basketball Tryouts

TRYOUTS HAVE TAKEN PLACE AND TEAMS HAVE BEEN FORMED!

PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT OUR SITE TO STAY UP TO DATE ON THE 2016 SPRING TRYOUTS THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN JANUARY 2016!

Do you have what it takes to be a NH Gym Rat?

Tryouts and Team Selection will be August 29th, 2015 at ConVal High School
Tournament play starts October 3, 2015

FEES: returning players $10.00/new players $20.00 (fees are non-refundable)

The fall of 2015 looks to bring a great deal of excitement for all NH Gym Rats Basketball participants. This fall we are offering boys teams from 4th grade through High School and we will be limiting the team size to no greater than 10 players. The NH Gym Rats program focuses on fundamental skill development that takes players to the next level. We are NOT a recreational program and are looking for top notch players. Every effort will be made to ensure players have an opportunity to demonstrate their basketball abilities during the tryout period and will be evaluated on: Ball Handling, Shooting, Passing, Demonstrating a positive attitude, work ethic, knowledge of the game and satisfactory academic performance.

TRYOUTS!

Tryouts will be held at the ConVal High School Gym on August 29th, 2015.

9:00am   to   10:00am           10U & 11U Boys

10:00am to   11:00am             12U & 13U Boys

11:00am to   12:00noon          14U, 15U, & 16U Boys

Please be there 30 minutes before your scheduled time to Register.  Do not show up early and parents or legal guardian must be present during the tryouts.  Children must not be left unattended.

Tournaments, Fees & Practice 

More information on tournaments and fees will be available at the tryouts.

Tournaments

Players will attend to 3 or 4 tournaments over the course of the fall AAU season. All tournaments are within a 2-2-1/2 hour driving distance of the Peterborough/Jaffrey area and occur on Saturdays and/or Sundays.  The coach and Team Manager will select the appropriate number and location of tournaments. Once the tournament schedule is finalized, it is expected that players will attend all tournaments. (Tournament dates are subject to change.)

Dates        Tournaments & Location
10/3           Fall Brawl (1-day option), Mansfield/Hanover, MA
10/3-4        Fall Brawl (2-day option)
10/10-11    Hooprootz Beast of the East, Boston/Mansfield/Hanover, MA
10/17-10    New England Hoop Festival, Boston/Mansfield/Hanover, MA
10/31-11/1 Battle for the Belt, Hampton, NH & North Shore, MA

Participation Fee 

The Player Participation fee for 4th-10th grades will be determined based upon the number of tournaments your team will attend .  Approximate costs will be between $200-$260 . For those players who need a new uniform the cost will be an additional $65 for a custom reversible uniform.

  • 3 to 5 tournaments
  • Weekly practices and/or skill development sessions
  • Player Insurance
  • Dedicated Coaches
  • AAU Player Membership Fees
  • AAU Club and Coaches fees
  • A 50% deposit will be due once players are assigned teams. Balance is due upon receipt of uniform or 2 weeks prior to first tournament.

* Financial assistance may be available for certain circumstances of financial hardship.  Families must apply and be qualified to receive assistance.  Please email nhgymrats@gmail.com for an application.  All scholarship requests are kept confidential.     

Traveling Expenses

All costs associated with travel to and from tournaments such as transportation, food and hotel stay are the players/parents responsibilities.

Practice

Teams will practice weekly. Practice times will be scheduled based upon availability of gyms, coaches and trainers. Each individual player is expected to practice basic skills at home every day.