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NEPA Flames Girls Travel Basketball Club

Who: NEPA Flames Girls AAU Travel Teams
What: Tryout for NEPA Flames Girls AAU program at Riverfront Sports

REGISTRATION DEADLINE for Grades 4th through 8th: February 19th (Any registration after that date will have a $25 late fee added)

Where: Practices will be held at Riverfront Sports, University of Scranton, Clarks Summit University, Moosic Youth Center, Lackawanna College, Johnson College, Scranton High School and Dunmore Community Center.

All TOURNAMENT GAMES will be played in Scranton or within a two-hour radius in such location King of Prussia, Manheim, Syracuse

When: The Spring Season Runs From tryouts until the end of May

 2021 Tryouts Dates & Times 


4th – 5th Grade
Thursday, February 25th from 7:15pm – 8:45pm
Saturday, February 27th from 9:00am – 10:30am

6th – 8th Grade
Saturday, February 27th from 3:45pm – 5:15pm
Monday, March 1st from 7:15pm – 8:45pm

For Girls 9th, 10th & 11th Grade All players will try out for NEPA Elite and NEPA Flames and have the option of trying out for both or letting the coaching staff know ahead of time if they are only trying out for NEPA Elite or NEPA Flames.

Girls 9-10-11th Grade (FALL 2020)
Tryout dates will be in March – dates and times to be determined.


Why: The opportunity to practice and play against players of the same ability and playing experience. To play tournaments in Scranton and other venues within and 2.5 hours of Scranton.

Additional Info

The tryout cost is $40.00. A late tryout fee of $65 will be charged instead of the original registration fee if payment is not received one week in advance. We ask that each player attends both tryouts if applicable. If you can’t make the second tryout, please inform the coaches at the first tryout. We also ask that each player wears a shirt or a jersey with your name on back if possible


Cost:  If you make the team the cost will be $550.00 if you are a new or returning player.  An extra uniform is available for $50.00 We understand that this a big expense, but your daughter will receive the following.

  • 7 Tournaments
  • Two practices per week
  • A paid professional Coach 

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

Coaches will be on hand at tryouts to determine if a potential player has the necessary fundamental skills or raw talent to succeed in our AAU Program. Selections will be based on coach’s evaluation of performance during the tryout period. Our goal is to make you a better player. A regular AAU roster consists of 15 players. It is our intention to have only 10 or 11 players on each team, to allow us to give you the most game experience possible. Coaches and staff decisions are final as to which players will be on which teams. There is NO MANDATORY FUNDRAISING you may choose to sell advertising if you want.

2021 NEPA Flames Tournaments




These tournaments are run by an outside organization. Links to their schedules will be posted here when available.


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

South Abington Township, 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


West Scranton High School

1201 Luzerne Street

Scranton, PA 18504

West Scranton Intermediate School

1401 Fellows Avenue

Scranton PA 18504

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