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The New England Flames Girls Basketball Club is a registered non-profit AAU basketball club that provides playing opportunities for girls in southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. The program, founded in 1998, has grown into one of the largest girls AAU basketball programs in New England. The organization typically fields multiple teams from the 2nd - 12th grade age groups. The existence of multiple teams, at each age group, allows for differing levels of opportunity and development for players.

Countless Flames players have gone on to achieve success at both the middle school and high school level. There have also been many alumnae that have gone on to play collegiately as well.

News

2015 NH State Tournament Results

Flames teams captured four medals, a gold, two silver and a bronze, in the 2015 AAU New Hampshire State Tournament.

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History

The New England Flames Basketball club was founded in 1998. In its inaugural season the club fielded a single team at the 11U level. The organization was founded with the following guiding principle:

The Flames organization is dedicated to providing girls in Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts the opportunity to develop their physical, social and emotional well-being through healthy athletic competition.

The organization steadily grew during its first ten years of existence and by 2008 consisted of 19 teams, providing playing opportunities for over 200 girls.

Flames teams have also had much success at the NH State level over the years, routinely placing in most age groups. Flames Teams have participated in the AAU National Championship Tournament in 2003 (11U), 2005 (12U), 2009 (11U) and 2010 (10U, 12U & 14U). The 2009 11U squad ranked #8 at the AAU National Championships. The 2010 14U squad ranked #13 at the AAU National Championships. The Flames Organization captured their first NH AAU State Championships in 2008, at the 10U and 13U level. In 2010 the Flames set a new gold standard by capturing state titles at three age groups.

Recent Flames Successes at the NH AAU State Championships

  • 2015
  • 11th Grade Girls
    Coach Pierce
    Gold Medal
  • 4th Grade Girls
    Coach Paquette
    Silver Medal
  • 5th Grade Girls
    Coach Bowen
    Silver Medal
  • 10th Grade Girls
    Coach Cheetham
    Bronze Medal
  • 2014
  • 6th Grade Girls
    Coach Gershgorin
    Gold Medal
  • 8th Grade Girls
    Coach Johnson
    Gold Medal
  • 9th Grade Girls
    Coach Girginis
    Gold Medal
  • 4th Grade Girls
    Coach Bowen
    Silver Medal
  • 5th Grade Girls
    Coach Coffin
    Bronze Medal
  • 2013
  • 5th Grade Girls
    Coach Gershgorin
    Gold Medal
  • 7th Grade Girls
    Coach Johnson
    Silver Medal
  • 4th Grade Girls
    Coach Galvin
    Bronze Medal
  • 8th Grade Girls
    Coach Girginis
    Bronze Medal
  • 2012
  • 6th Grade Girls
    Coach Johnson
    Gold Medal
  • 9th Grade Girls
    Coach Pierce
    Silver Medal
  • 4th Grade Girls
    Coach Gershgorin
    Bronze Medal
  • 7th Grade Girls
    Coach Girginis
    Bronze Medal
  • 2011
  • 10U Girls
    Coach Johnson
    Gold Medal
  • 11U Girls
    Coach D'Amico
    Silver Medal
  • 12U Girls
    Coach Dunning
    Silver Medal
  • 13U Girls
    Coach Pierce
    Silver Medal
  • 15U Girls
    Coach Parks
    Silver Medal
  • 2010
  • 10U Girls
    Coach D'Amico
    Gold Medal
  • 12U Girls
    Coach Shannon
    Gold Medal
  • 14U Girls
    Coach Perry
    Gold Medal
  • 2009
  • 11U Girls
    Coach Shannon
    Gold Medal
  • 14U Girls
    Coach Roy
    Silver Medal
  • 13U Girls
    Coach Perry
    Bronze Medal
  • 2008
  • 10U Girls
    Coach Shannon
    Gold Medal
  • 13U Girls
    Coach Roy
    Gold Medal
  • 12U Girls
    Coach Hogan
    Silver Medal
  • 14U Girls
    Coach Stopera
    Silver Medal
  • 2007
  • 10U Girls
    Coach Johnson
    Silver Medal
  • 12U Girls
    Coach Hogan
    Silver Medal
  • 13U Girls
    Coach Stopera
    Silver Medal
  • 12U Girls
    Coach Roy
    Bronze Medal
  • 14U Girls
    Coach Shannon
    Bronze Medal
  • 15U Girls
    Coach Paul
    Bronze Medal
  • 2006
  • 11U Girls
    Coach Adams
    Silver Medal
  • 12U Girls
    Coach Stopera
    Silver Medal
  • 13U Girls
    Coach Shannon
    Bronze Medal

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Tryout Schedule

2016 Flames Spring Tryouts Completed

If you have any individual inquiries on players looking for a team, please contact Jim Duggan:

Phone: (603) 809-6375

Email: jdugganbball@aol.com

Save time by printing out registration forms and filling them out at home!

Alumnae

Former Flames Players That Later Went on to Play in College

  • Caitlyn Ackerman

    (Assumption)

  • Stephanie Adams

    (Rivier)

  • Bri Barnes

    (Keene State)

  • Rachael Carter

    (Salem State)

  • Taylor Choate

    (Bowdoin)

  • Lindsay Demeter

    (Flagler)

  • Jenny Fallon

    (Curry)

  • Meg Gleeson

    (Williams)

  • Jen Gureckis

    (St. Anselm)

  • Kelsey Hogan

    (UNH)

  • Jessica Hopkins

    (Marymount, VA)

  • Megan Kerutis

    (Mount St. Mary)

  • Emily McPadden

    (Keene State)

  • Kristen McWhirter

    (Stonehill)

  • Krista Moulton

    (Colby-Sawyer)

  • Emmary Nelson

    (Rivier)

  • Caitlyn Perry

    (Rivier)

  • Stephanie Pintal

    (Stonehill)

  • Sara Roy

    (Colby-Sawyer)

  • Katie Stopera

    (Southern Connecticut State)

  • Briana Szidat

    (UMass Lowell)

  • Heather Thomas

    (Plymouth State)

  • Liz Tremblay

    (St. Rose)

  • Jane White

    (Bentley)

Team Mission

New England Flames Mission

To provide girls the opportunity to play competitive basketball, with a primary focus on developing basketball skills for each player. Additionally, the organization will seek to provide the opportunity for our older players to focus on becoming competitive with other players and teams in the region and across the country.


Goals

  • Make basketball a fun, learning experience
  • Develop physical, emotional and social fitness and strong, team-based basketball skills
  • Demonstrate and model responsible coach, player and parent conduct on and off the court
  • Affirm constructive coaching / instructional techniques
  • Have positive parental involvement
  • Participate in local, state and regional (New England area) tournaments
  • Foster an environment where players, coaches, and board members collectively contribute to the communities in which we live
  • Encourage players and coaches to strive for excellence, both on and off the court
  • Help the players to continue to mature and develop by sharing their basketball skills, friendship, and individual talents with their respective team-members and with the younger players in the organization

Contact Us

For questions about the Flames, please contact the New England Flames President, Jim Duggan:

Phone: (603) 809-6375

Email: jdugganbball@aol.com

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