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LIVE game schedules

In a ground-breaking event, GymRat LIVE will feature seven NIKE EYBL powerhouses and one of the nation’s most storied grassroots basketball programs competing head-to-head on May 29-30 in Albany, NY. BABC, the City Rocks, Expressions Elite, the NY Gauchos, NJ Legacy, the PSA Cardinals, NY RENS, and Team Final will compete ALPHA v. ALPHA in this GymRat RECRUITING Index event that will shine the brightest spotlight of the season on the grassroots basketball landscape. Included in the event field will be the consensus #1 and #2 players in the nation, Emoni Bates and Jalen Duren, of Team Final as well as a host of other future NCAA and NBA stars. In the 30 years that national player rankings have been published, Team Final represents the first time that the consensus #1 and #2 players in that United States have been paired on the same grassroots basketball roster.

 GymRat LIVE will set a new standard for digital presentation in the grassroots basketball space. GymRat LIVE will be PROFESSIONALLY and NATIONALLY broadcast.  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. Virtual fan monitors will also be available to make players, coaches, and parents aware of exactly what college coaches are tuning in to GymRat LIVE games.

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FORMAT

  • All games will be played at the state of the art Albany Capital Center located at 55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207
  • Showcase format with all teams guaranteed four (4) total games with two (2) on Saturday and two (2) on Sunday
  • All games in the 17U Age Division will be broadcast as well as select additional games.
    • 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.
  • Games will run one hour and thirty minutes apart in order to allow full COIVD sanitization protocols to be maintained between games
  • Certified referees and for all games
  • Athletic Trainers on site
  • GymRat CHALLENGE team of scouts and evaluators on hand throughout the weekend for talent evaluation & selection of
  • All-GymRat LIVE team each age division are publicized in the GymRat Report that is available to every college program in the nation.

The following COVID safety protocols will be in place in accordance with New York State and CDC guidance:

  • Teams will not be allowed to enter the competition area until the previous set of games has ended
  • Once games have ended, all players, coaches and spectators will be required to exit the competition area
  • All courts and seating will be fully sanitized in between games
  • Three basketballs will be available on each court. When a basketball goes out of bounds, it will be removed from play and sanitized before coming back into play
  • Hand sanitation stations will be available and clearly marked throughout the arena
  • Masks are not required to be worn by competitors while competing. Competitors will be required to wear masks when not competing,
  • Limited spectators will be allowed in attendance at GymRat LIVE
    • In accordance with New York State guidance, the arena will be limited to 250 occupants
      • This will allow two spectators per participant to enter the competition area
      • If maximum occupancy limits can still be adhered to, additional spectators will be allowed
      • Maximum occupancy will be monitored by Albany Capital Center personnel
    • In order to properly monitor maximum occupancy limits per game set, tickets will be sold at the door
      • GymRat LIVE Event Passes will be available for $30
      • GymRat LIVE One-Day Passes will be available for $25
    • All attendees will be given a temperature check and asked COVID screening questions prior to entering the competition area
      • Anyone who is symptomatic will not be allowed to enter the arena
      • Anyone becoming symptomatic during the event, will be isolated and receive immediate medical treatment
      • All spectators will be required to wear a face covering or mask and follow social distancing guidelines