A little about ourselves
Dear Prospective Showcase High School Parent,
Choosing a Showcase basketball team for your child is no small task. Often times, parents consider the coach and players but not the organization as a whole. Anyone can roll a ball onto the court and run plays however the Charlotte Flames is committed to preparing student athletes to win on the court; in the classroom and in life.
The Charlotte Flames Organization was established in 2013 by Carl Hall. Coach Hall has been in the coaching profession for more than 20 years as a high school basketball, football and track coach. He was a scholarship football athlete at James Madison University where he was teammates with NFL Hall of Famer Charles Haley. Coach Hall’s desire to see women’s basketball played at the highest level is evidenced through the creation of the Flames latest addition, The Charlotte Flames College Preparatory team.
The Charlotte Flames College Preparatory team will be guided by Charleata Neal. Coach Neal brings a wealth of coaching and playing experience to the Flames along with her college basketball connections. Coach Neal was named CAC Coach of the Year while serving as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Goucher College in Towson, Md. She was also an assistant women’s basketball coach at Georgia Tech and Washington and Lee University. Coach Neal played in the Final Four and helped lead the Cavaliers to three (3) ACC Championships as a standout guard at the University of Virginia. Neal played as a true freshman alongside Hall of Fame inductee, three time Olympic gold medalist and current South Carolina Head Coach Dawn Staley. Coach Neal’s jersey from Gar-Filed High School in Woodbridge, VA is retired and she was recently nominated to the school’s Hall of Fame.
Coming Soon, TRYOUTS! for the NEW College Prep High School Girls Basketball Program.
Date: March 12 & 13 (Saturday, Sunday)
Time: Saturday 11a-1p, Sunday 2p-4p
Place: New Life Church 1281 Biscayne Dr. Concord, NC 28027