The Phantoms franchise was born in 1996 after the Canadian Soccer Association prohibited the Montreal Ramblers from playing in the US based USISL. The franchise moved to New Hampshire but lasted just the 1995 season. Then owners Jim Dedeus and John Motta began a brand new franchise the following year. The Phantoms had a successful entrance to the league finishing 9-7 in the Pro League’s Northern Conference. In 1997, the Phantoms reached the National Semi-finals and went one better in 1998 when they lost in the National Final in overtime.
In 2004, the Phantoms will field a men’s Pro Soccer League team, the Lady Phantoms W-League team, and 11 Super Y League teams which are for youth players age U13 through U19. The Phantoms are also the NH Soccer Associations state camp provider and conduct camps and clinics throughout the state year-round.
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NH PHANTOMS MAKE ALL AROUND SPORTS HOME
Hampstead, NH (October 7, 2004) – DHT Sports Management, a subdivision of the NH Phantoms ownership, have announced the acquisition of All-Around Sports in Hampstead, NH on October 13th 2004. The facility located on Route 111 will be the headquarters and new home of the NH Phantoms Professional Soccer club for winter training, and home to all youth programs. The New Hampshire Phantoms and Lady Phantoms will still play all home matches in Manchester, NH. The 60,000 sq. ft facility contains three indoor FieldTurf fields where they will run leagues, camps and clinics year round.
The soon to be renamed All-Around Sports complex will be the premier location for indoor soccer and will offer 37 different leagues from youth U6 all the way to Men’s and Women’s Open divisions. An additional feature on the newly installed 3rd field will be Futsal, which is a mini-version of the outdoor game, with no walls and a modified soccer ball.
The Phantoms will also run various camps and clinics year-round for all ages and competition level. The Phantoms Academy for elite players will help foster the growth of youth players to the collegiate and professional ranks. Conference rooms for club and team meetings to review film compliments the on field assets of this facility.
In addition to the soccer facilities, there are softball/baseball batting cages for both personal and team use. Flag football leagues, field hockey and lacrosse will also be offered.
A full arcade and party rooms compliment the complex and can accommodate small to large groups.
The sports complex is situated on 20 acres of land which could be developed into outdoor soccer fields. An area has already been cleared for one field and the goal is to open the first outdoor field in the fall of ’05. With the acquisition of the facility the organization is in a position to have a major effect on the development of the game of soccer in the state of New Hampshire.
“This gives us an opportunity to develop soccer in a professional manner with professional coaches, professional players and professional administrators.”
– General Manager Jim DeDeus.
The NH Phantoms are the State’s only Professional soccer franchise and the NH Lady Phantoms are an amateur women’s team. In addition, the Phantoms have 14 youth teams which compete in the National Super Y league where they play games throughout the region. The NH Phantoms Soccer School is also the NH Soccer Associations state camp provider.