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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 You will play over 30 games receive over 44 hours of practice time from a paid professional coach. 4th, 5th & 6th Graders will Play 24 games and receive over 40 hours of practice time from a paid professional coach

Where: Practices will be held at Backcourt Hoops, University of Scranton, Clarks Summit University, Moosic Youth Center, Lackawanna College, Johnson College, West 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, Binghamton and Allentown.

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

 2019 Tryouts Dates & Times Updated 2/14/19

4th, 5th and 6th Grade

Saturday 2/16/19 3:45pm-5:30pm

Monday 2/18/19 5:30pm-7:15pm

7th & 8th Grade

Saturday 2/16/19 5:30pm-7:15pm

Tuesday 2/19/19 7:15-9:00pm


9th, 10th & 11th – Held at the University of Scranton John Long Center

Monday, March 11th from 7:30PM-9:15 PM

Wednesday, March 13th from 7:30PM-9:15 PM


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 for 4th-8th Grade is $35.00 dollars and the cost for High School tryouts 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 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. $500.00 for 4th, 5th & 6th Grade. An extra uniform is available for $50.00 We understand that this a big expense, but your daughter will receive the following.

  • 3 Shootouts 6 Tournaments with a minimum of 33 games
  • 44 Hours of practice time
  • A paid professional Coach

4th, 5th & 6th Grade

  • 3 Shootouts 4 Tournaments with a minimum of 24 games
  • 40 Hours of practice time
  • 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.


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Practices will be at Backcourt Hoops unless otherwise noted

Practice Grid

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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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