JANUARY 14, 2021-With vaccines rolling out across the nation, and after weeks of consultation with public health officials and our government relations team, the informed decision has been made that the 2021 GIRLS GymRat CHALLENGE will be held on its traditional June 19-20 date, and the 2021 BOYS GymRat CHALLENGE will be moved from its traditional Memorial Day Weekend slot to July 2-3 in order to enhance the safety of all participants and ensure that we are meeting all public health and governmental re-opening standards. Our outstanding competition venues will once again include Albany's beautiful Times Union Center (pictured right) and the state-of-the-art Albany Capital Center (pictured below)
National Registration is officially underway. Teams from throughout the United States can now register without restriction for the 2021 GymRat CHALLENGE and give their teams and players access to TOP LEVEL competition venues and the GymRat RECRUITING INDEX....the most CREDIBLE and EFFECTIVE basketball recruiting service on the market, as well as the annual GymRat REPORT that's available to every college coach in the nation.
GymRatCHALLENGE.com will be updated over the next week with all event details including a full list of competition venues and links to our preferred hotel booking system. In lieu of our annual Early Registration period that is generally open for all returning teams from November 1st through December 31st, the 141 teams that were previously registered for the COVD-cancelled 2020 GymRat CHALLENGE have automatically been registered for the 2021 event. With 141 BOYS teams and 183 GIRLS teams already registered in the carry-over from 2020, we will reach max capacity for 2021 WELL AHEAD of the event tip-off, so if you are planning to compete in the 2021 GymRat CHALLENGE, you are strongly advised to register as soon as possible.
We look forward to a great 2021 and to seeing you this summer for what will certainly be among the biggest, most visible and most competitive events on the national grassroots basketball calendar.