Activity Programs

Nashua PAL Cross Country


Nashua PAL Cross Country is the premier youth program of New England. Nashua PAL has a cross country team in every Nashua elementary school – welcoming close to 1,000 elementary age youth every year to our PAL Cross Country Championship (October). This program focused on fitness, goal setting, and encouraging one’s teammates. If you are interested in joining the PAL Cross Country elementary program, please contact your school administrator.

Additionally, Nashua PAL Gate City Striders (GCS) is comprised of various age groups across the New Hampshire community. Nashua PAL Gate City Striders (GCS) is a Junior Olympic National Champion team (USATF), recognized for being one of the largest youth running programs. We strive to maintain our successes through a positive environment that’s engaging to all participants. For more information about the Nashua PAL Gate City Striders, please contact

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Nashua PAL FORCE Football & Spirit

The Nashua PAL Force (NPF) Football and Spirit is one of the top programs in the state serving over 300 youth. No matter what level of experience our PAL youth have, we aim to teach productive skills that are valued over a lifetime. PAL Force focuses on teamwork, challenging yourself, and having fun!

Competitive football and spirit programs are offered for ages 5 through 15.

  • PAL Force offers a recreational Flag Football and Tiny Mite program offered to ages 5, 6, and 7.
  • Football is offered for age 5 through 8th grade
  • Cheer is offered for ages 5-14.

Fall Cheer begins the last week of July and involves cheering at games and invitational competitions. Force also has a State, Regional and National championship structure. Winter Cheer begins at the end of December and will involve 4-5 local competitions with the possibility of an out-of-area competition as well.

The PAL Force program has earned over 50 State, Regional, and National championship titles in the past 19 years – Go Force!

If this program sparks your interest, contact information is located at

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Nashua PAL K9's Pop Warner Cheer


The Nashua PAL K-9’s offer competitive cheer programming for youth across New England. This program is offered to youth athletes ages 4 to 14 who are eager to learn cheer/tumbling and love to compete. The K-9’s work to keep New England youth active, regardless of location. This program has two sessions, you can join.

The first session is the Fall session which begins on August 1st and ends at the National level in December if we advance. The winter session begins in December and ends in the March/April timeframe depending on competitions. For the winter session, practice begins in December, and competitions begin in February. From February through March, youth athletes attend 4 to 5 local competitions ending with our big competition in either RI or CT depending on availability. 

Contact if you are interested in finding out more about this program or would like to sign up.

Nashua PAL Boxing

The Nashua PAL Boxing Gym, “Franks Gym”, is located at 52 Ash Street, Nashua. The gym is dedicated to our beloved Coach Frank Chimento, who served Nashua youth for over 25 years. The Nashua PAL Boxing program is open to ALL persons over age 11 that are interested in new opportunities and challenges in fitness, discipline, and training.

Youth athletes work alongside USA Boxing certified coaches and Olympic style boxers. Training at every level occurs daily, with individual training sessions available by appointment. Boxers compete annually in the Silver Mittens & Golden Gloves Tournaments, as well as various other boxing shows across New England. The Boxing Gym also occasionally offers a unique ladies only training option depending on training scheduled.

For more information about the Boxing Gym and our membership options call 603-883-5478 or stop by during open hours: Monday - Friday from 3:30pm to 7pm.

Check out the YouTube video with Coach Frank's description of the gym!

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Nashua PAL Street Hockey


Nashua PAL Street Hockey is offered to middle school youth athletes interested in learning about and playing hockey. The 6-week spring season is coached current and/or former Police Officers at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua.

The season is kicked-off by a jamboree for all players and concludes with two weeks of tournament style play. All necessary equipment is provided to all players. For more information about joining the PAL Street Hockey program, contact us via the contact form.

Nashua PAL St. Pat's Open Gym

Nashua PAL Open Gym is a no cost program for youth enrolled in school, positive in the community, and demonstrating progress in the classroom. This gym is also home to the PAL Gate City Thunder Basketball team and several community partners practicing sports.

Nashua PAL St. Patrick’s Open Gym is located on Main Street, open to all youth after school (Monday – Friday, 3-6 PM).

Follow the Nashua PAL Gym Twitter page for the most up-to-date information on open times and games.

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Every Kid Deserves A PAL!

Nashua PAL serves over 2,000 youth each year in 16 engaging and educational programs throughout Greater Nashua!