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AAU Tryouts Attracts 102 Players – Gym Rats to Add 10+ Teams

Coach Springfield with 14U boys.


Girls Dribbling Drills
ConVal Principal & Coach Brian Pickering running the girls Dribbling drills.

PETERBOROUGH, NH – NH Gym Rats organization held tryouts for AAU Boys and Girls Basketball on Sunday January 25th. “Our coaches and organizers know how important sports are for a child’s development. Our goal is to improve basic basketball skills, provide a safe environment and develop the entire player,” said Sean Ryan, Executive Director of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce and champion for this new program.

More the 100 children from age 7 to 16 attended the tryouts for divisions 10u through 16u boys and Grades 4th through 8th girls.  “Not only did we have a great turnout, we also recruited a strong group of volunteer coaches,” said David Springfield, ConVal Physical Education teacher, Coach and founder of NH Gym Rats team. “Right now we’re putting teams together and assigning our coaches. We realize there may still be a few kids who couldn’t attend the tryouts. We ask that they contact us soon.”

“For some AAU organizations, the fees can be prohibitive. A portion of the cost goes to pay staff, however, Our entire staff is volunteer based,” said Ryan. “The rest of the fees are determined by the number of tournaments a team decides to attend, the uniform and AAU membership costs.”

“Despite our efforts to keep the costs down, some families find it difficult to bear this extra expense. We don’t want money to be the barrier, so we’re looking for sponsors to help subsidize costs for families who need it.”

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please call Sean Ryan 603-370-1378.


NH Gym Rats is a competitive AAU Boys Basketball team located in Southwestern New Hampshire. The NH Gym Rats Organization is currently applying for 501 (c)(3) status.

Hosted Tournaments

NH Gym Rats, an AAU Basketball team in  southwestern New Hampshire holds tournaments in the Spring and Fall. The tournaments are held at several venues in the area and feature:

  • Minimum 3 games
  • Full Courts at every venue
  • Certified Officials
  • Full bleacher seating
  • Concessions

April 11-12, 2015 Go Hard or Go Home Tournament

Online Registration – closed

Tournament Flyer & Registration Form – closed

Registration Form Only – closed


  • Peterborough, Jaffrey & Rindge, New Hampshire
  • Situated in central New England only:
    • 85 minutes from Boston and Seacoast of New Hampshire
    • 60 minutes from Worcester
    • 45 minutes from Manchester and Concord

Tournament Location

Sponsorship Information

Fall 2014 AAU Tournament Information

Hi Parents and players:

Hope everyone is having a great summer.  Here’s the email that has all the info about fall AAU.

I wanted to get these dates out so people could mark their calendars.   I anticipate fall AAU will cost roughly $140/player.  Those who helped at the Yankee Barn sale will deduct that $ from their tuition.  Sean and Paul have those figures.    Those who made the pymt for our last spring tourney that we decided not to go to also have that credit.

Fall AAU Roster:

  1. Tate Matte
  2. William Murphy
  3. Connor Hart
  4. Anthony Gauthier
  5. Peyton Springfield
  6. Connor Buffum
  7. Thomas Pouliot
  8. Jaydon Belliveau-Ryan
  9. Logan Patnode
  10. Trey Shaw
  11. Tate Niemela


1.  Sept. 27 (1 day):  Zero Gravity Fall Opening,  North Shore, MA

2.  Oct. 4 (1 day):  Zero Gravity Fall Brawl, Mansfield, MA

3.  Oct. 18-19 (2 days), Zero Gravity New England Hoop Festival, Hanover, MA

4.  Oct. 25-26 (2 days), MIBC Middlesex Magic Halloween Bash,Medford/Malden, MA

5.  Nov. 1-2 (2 days,) Zero Gravity Battle for the Belt, Hampton, NH



Pure Shot Basketball Camp for Summer 2014!


Registration Form – ConVal (pdf)
Registration Form – Jaffrey(pdf)
Registration Form – Girls Week(pdf)

Quality Basketball Camp Sponsored by the Jaffrey Parks and Recreation Department

Camp held in the Climate Controlled Pratt Gym!

Celebrating our 14th summer of Pure Shot Basketball Camp!



Camp Director: David Springfield

  • Former MVP, Career and season 3 point percentage leader at Franklin Pierce University
  • 24 years coaching Basketball at the College, High School, Middle, and Elementary School levels
  • Physical Education / Personal Fitness Teacher at ConVal, JRMS Boys Basketball Coach, NH Gym Rats AAU Coach



Scott Baldwin, PE Teacher at Great Brook School, boys all team leading scorer at Conant High

Brooke Springfield, all time leading scorer at Conant High, Starting Point Guard Southern NH University Basketball Team

Devin Springfield, NH D3 Player of the Year, 2013, Marianapolis Prep School Basketball

Madison Springfield, NH 1st team all-state 2013, Marianapolis Prep School Basketball


Cost: $90.00/week (some exceptions see individual registration sheets)

Multiple week discounts: attend 2 weeks @ $80.00/week, attend 3 or more weeks @  $75.00/week

Where: All camps are at Conant High School, 3 Conant way, Jaffrey, NH 03452 (Pratt Gym) and ConVal High School (see individual registration sheets)

What to Bring: Basketball, sneakers, drinks, snacks

Registration: Jaffrey Parks and Rec. Dept.- 532-7863  

Questions:  David Springfield: email- or 562-6593 or 562-6594