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NH Gym Rats advance to sweet 16 at Division 3 National Championships



Rats started Nationals with a loss against Virginia Hoyas but went on to defeat Virginia Gainesville Elite 56-45; South Jersey Domination 61-60 and made it into Championship bracket play (top 32 teams). 

This morning NH Gym Rats defeated Allentown Pennsylvania’s Basketball IQ 58-48 to end up in the sweet 16 (best 16 teams in the nation in Division 3)

Off to Nationals!



The 2015 U13 Gym Rats are enroute to the AAU division 3 Nationals in Hampton, VA.  First stop is at Camden Yards for a 7:15 gaOur game schedule is as follows:

Mon, July 13:  2:00 pm vs VA Hoyas

Mon, July 13:  7:00 Pm vs VA GE Silver

Tues, July 14:  4:00 pm vs South Jersey  Domination

Teams will be seeded after pool play

Be sure to check back for more information



Heading off to Nationals. 

Here is the schedule. We are in pool C:

2pm Mon July 13: vs VA-Hampton Hoyas

7:20pm Mon July 13: vs VA-GE Silver

4:40pm Tue July 14: vs South Jersey Domination

Fundraiser to support the 13u-NH Gym Rats trip to the AAU National Championships


Coach Springfield’s 13u boys basketball team is heading to the AAU National Championships in Hampton, Virginia. The team has conducted several fund-raisers including a car wash, Mrs Murphy’s Donuts sale, Go Fund Me and more.

Our upcoming fundraiser is at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant in Keene, NH. Please join us there on Wednesday, July 8th from 4:00 pm to close. Margaritas will host a Noche Mexicana Fundraiser and donate 15% of pre-taxed food and beverage sales from participating families, friends and supporters of the NH Gym Rats. Guests can choose items from any of their menus, takeout orders included.

Please make sure to let the host or server know that you are there to support the fundraiser, so 15% of your pre-tax food and beverage purchases will be donated to the NH Gym Rats.

Call Ahead Seating (603) 357-4492. Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 77-81 Main Street, Keene, NH

We encourage all our families and community members to join us as we raise funds to support our NH Gym Rats trip to the AAU National Championships. Please share this invitation with friends, family and community members.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Kristin Lyons-Matte or  Paul Belliveau

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NH Gym Rats team wins bid to attend AAU Boy’s Basketball National Championships

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PETERBOROUGH, NH – After finishing third in the NH State Championships, the NH Gym Rats 13u team coached by David Springfield is heading to Hampton, Virginia July 13 to compete in the Division III AAU Nationals Tournament. This team will be the only 13u boys’ team representing the State of New Hampshire at the 2015 AAU Basketball National Championships.

“This is a great honor and our team is looking forward to competing at the National level,” said Sean Ryan, Founding member of the NH Gym Rats basketball club. “The boys are doing fundraising to cover the costs of going to the competition which exceeds $9,000. There is a car wash at Belletetes in Jaffrey on Saturday June 20th from 8am to 11am. There is also a Go Fund Me account setup to help raise money. We appreciate any and all support from our community to help these boys get to Nationals.”

Two ways to donate to the NH Gym Rats National’s Team

Go Fund Me Fundraising

OR Mail Checks directly to: NH Gym Rats, 286 Old Dublin Rd., Peterborough, NH 03458. Make payable to NH Gym Rats.


NH Gym Rats is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation may be tax deductible. Consult your tax adviser.


Pure Shot Basketball Camps – Summer 2015

Sign-up early for Summer 2015 Pure Shot Basketball Camp. We will be running our normal camp at Conant High School’s Pratt Gym for several weeks plus a week at Conval HS in Peterborough. And new this year we are partnering with Dave Chadbourne, Men’s Basketball coach at Franklin Pierce University for one week basketball camp.

See the attached registration forms for more information.

Feel free to call 603-562-6593 or email with questions.

– Coach Springfield

PS If you’re also interested in baseball, I have a baseball camp this summer as well. 2015 Baseball Camp Registration Form

“Everyone practices during the season, great players are made in the off-season.”
– Dave Springfield