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GIRLS GymRat LIVE-MAY 22-23 2021

From the creators of the GymRat CHALLENGE, one of the nation’s largest and most competitive grassroots basketball events, and the GymRat RECRUITING Index, the most effective, and credible online recruiting service in the nation comes GymRat LIVE….an invitation-only event that promises to set a new standard in grassroots basketball.

ALPHA vs, ALPHA

GymRat LIVE will pair some of the greatest basketball talent in America in head to head match-ups while illuminating those performances under one of the brightest national spotlights on the grassroots basketball landscape. 

On May 29-30, 2021, BOYS GymRat LIVE will host 24 NIKE EYBL teams in this one-of-a-kind event. One week earlier, on May 22-23, 2021, GIRLS GymRat LIVE will host 24 of the top girls grassroots basketball teams on the eastern seaboard. Both events will be conducted by invitation only at the state-of-the art Albany Capital Center and professionally broadcast to the nation….including every college coach across the United States.

The GymRat LIVE invitational events are being conducted separately from the larger GymRat CHALLENGE events that will take place on June 12-13 (GIRLS) and July 2-3 (BOYS). Registration for the 2021 GymRat CHALLENGE has been open since January with teams from Florida to Maine already locked in to compete. PLEASE NOTE that registration for the GymRat CHALLENGE is being conducted completely separately from GymRat LIVE.

BY INVITATION ONLY

Kenny "KP" PannellAs one of the most respected voices in girls grassroots basketball, Kenny “KP” Pannell (pictured at right) of Kontinuous Performance was designated as the Chairperson of the GymRat LIVE Selection Committee that presented invitations to top level programs to attend this one-of-a kind event.

While we recognize that there are far more that 24 teams that are deserving of competing at GymRat LIVE, because of the unique services that will be offered at the event, including the national broadcast, we must limit the field to 24 of the top teams on the eastern seaboard.

Because GymRat LIVE IS A TRUE INVITATIONAL EVENT, THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR TEAMS TO COMPETE AT GymRat LIVE.

WHO MADE THE LIST
The 2021 GIRLS GymRat LIVE field will be comprised of fifteen 17U teams and nine 16U teams representing some of the top grassroots programs from New England to the DMV. All teams are guaranteed three games with two games being broadcast live to the nation. Complete game schedules will be announced no later than Friday, May 14.
2021 GymRat LIVE-Teams-GIRLS
BROADCAST TO THE NATION
GymRat LIVE will be a full-broadcast production with multiple professionally operated cameras on each court, including a replay camera, as well as a technical director, graphics director, and broadcast team (play-by-play and color commentator) on every broadcasted game.. The PROFESSIONAL broadcast of GymRat LIVE games will be available to every college coach in the country.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Our hotel logistics partner, Halpern Travel, has secured room blocks for all teams at the event host hotel which is across the street from our competition venue, the Albany Capital Center

STATE OF THE ART FACILITY

LBANY CAPITAL CENTER

All games for GymRat LIVE will be played at the state of the art Albany Capital CenterThe top of the line competition courts at the Capital Center were previously used during the 2018 NBA All-Star and Celebrity Games at the Staples Center.

COVID PROTOCOLS

NYS mandated COVID protocols will in place during GymRat LIVE in order to ensure that everyone is competing in a completely safe environment. In accordance with NYS guidance, limited spectators WILL be allowed at GymRat LIVE. Competition venue capacity will be limited to 250 for each set of games.