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NEPA Elite

Both boys and girls are a part of the Hoop Group Showcase League (#HGSL).

Full season: $900 (includes June Package, uniform, practices and tournaments)

Half season: $650 (includes uniform, practices and tournaments)

Full season: 8 tournaments

Half season: 5 tournaments – Until May 17th for both boys and girls


JUNE TRAINING PACKAGE is now available

For HS Boys & Girls. Skills Sessions & Speed/Agility & Weight Lifting Program

Who: NEPA Elite Boys and Girls AAU tryouts

What: Tryout for NEPA ELITE AAU PROGRAM. You will play over 30 games and receive over 50 hours of practice time from a paid professional coach. Each Player will also receive a reversible practice shirt and shorts. They will receive a game uniform that must be returned after the season.


Boys 9-10-11th Grade
Saturday, April 4 – 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 5 – 2:15pm to 4:00pm

Girls 9-10-11th Grade
Saturday, April 4 – Noon to 1:45pm
Sunday, April 5 – Noon to 1:45pm

Where: Practices will be held at Backcourt Hoops, University of Scranton, John Son College, and Clarks Summit University. Games will be played in Scranton, King of Prussia, Pittsburgh, Albany, Manheim, Richmond and Baltimore.

Why: The opportunity to practice with the best players in the area and play against some of the best competition on the east coast. This program may not be for every player. Our Backcourt Bulldogs and NEPA Flames Teams have the same great coaching and practice time at a less expensive cost. It offers fewer tournaments and less travel.

Additional Info

The tryout cost is $40.00 dollars. There will be two tryouts. You must attend both of those tryouts.  YOU MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED 7 DAYS BEFORE TRYOUTS ARE SCHEDULED. If you are not pre-registered you cannot try-out. No exceptions will be made. Your son or daughter will receive the following.

  • 9 Tournaments with a minimum of 30 games.
  • 50 Hours of practice time
  • A paid professional Coach
  • A complete practice uniform

This year, we will be using a hotel service to secure hotel room blocks for all NEPA Elite teams. To be eligible to play, you must use the room block that is designated. During larger tournaments, you will have several hotel options to choose from. The goal is to make the hotel reservation process easier for the NEPA Elite families and to make your stay more enjoyable, while always keeping price, location and amenities in mind.

Boys Schedule:

April 4-5 Valley Forge Hardwood Battle, King of Prussia, PA
April 10-11 NJ Warm-Up Neptune, NJ (Hoop Group)
April 17-19 Spring Jam Fest Manheim, PA (Hoop Group – LIVE event)
April 24-26 PITT Jam Fest Pittsburgh, PA (Hoop Group – LIVE event)
May 15-17 Southern Jam Fest Hampton, VA (Hoop Group – LIVE event)

This is where the Half season will conclude

May 30-31 Team Final Tournament Philadelphia, PA *Tentative
July 8-10 AC Jam Fest Atlantic City, NJ (Hoop Group – LIVE event)
July 11-12 Summer Jam Fest Manheim, PA (Hoop Group – LIVE event)

Girls Schedule:

April 4-5 Valley Forge Hardwood Battle, King of Prussia, PA
April 10-11 Easter Showdown Manheim, PA
April 18-20 Spring Warm-Up District Heights, MD (Hoop Group)
April 24-26 Boo Williams Nike Invitational (LIVE event)
May 15-17 LIVE in NYC New York, NY (Hoop Group – LIVE event)

This is where the Half season will conclude

July 6-8 AC Jam Fest Atlantic City, NJ (Hoop Group – LIVE event)
July 10-12 HGSL Championship Atlantic City, NJ (Hoop Group – LIVE event)
July 20-23 USJN National Championship Washington, DC (LIVE event)

Away Tournament Schedules

Tournaments not hosted by Backcourt Hoops

Links to schedules will be posted here







Away Tournament Hotels

Please contact Michele Hughes at or call 570-709-2478 for tournament hotel information.apex

Practice Gym Locations

Backcourt Hoops

5 West Olive Plaza

Scranton, PA 18508


Clarks Summit University

538 Venard Road

Clarks Summit PA 18411



Dunmore Community Center

1414 Monroe Avenue

Dunmore, PA 18509



Johnson College

3427 N Main Avenue

Scranton, PA 18509


Lackawanna College Student Union (Old CYC)

500 Jefferson Avenue

Scranton, PA 18510


Moosic Youth Center

606 Main Street

Moosic, PA 18507


Throop Civic Center

500 Sanderson Street

Throop, PA 18512


University of Scranton

800 Linden Street

Scranton, PA 18510


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