The maximum capacity field for the 2023 GIRLS GymRat CHALLENGE is now set and loaded with top teams from Maryland to Montreal converging on New York State’s Capital Region to compete in one of the most iconic events in grassroots basketball history. The GymRat CHALLENGE is where yesterday, today, and tomorrow’s NCAA and WNBA stars have come to EARN their reputations since 1998.
At the 2023 GIRLS GymRat CHALLENGE, 396 games involving teams from twenty-one U.S. states and Canadian provinces will be played over 36 hours at four outstanding venues involving over 3,000 athletes in six Age Divisions with over 140 college coaches, scouting services, and publications in attendance to observe and evaluate as we crown GymRat CHALLENGE Champions in each Age Division and prepare the comprehensive GymRat REPORT that’s available to every college coach in the nation..
The scheduling process for the GymRat CHALLENGE is extremely complex. Because the GymRat CHALLENGE is a Pool Play into a Championship Round event with a tremendous amount of national exposure on the line, great care is taken in order to create parity within our Pool Play structure. Competitive integrity takes highest priority in creating a GymRat schedule followed by geographic diversity within each pool, and scheduling special requests. Each GymRat pool is designed to contain a #1, #2, #3, and #4 seed. While not an exact science, much like the creation of NCAA Tournament brackets, this process is designed to give the best teams the highest likelihood of advancing to Sunday afternoon’s Championship Round, while at the same time giving all teams the chance to win games during Pool Play.
SCHEDULE PACKETS for each Age Division are available in the hyperlinks below. Each SCHEDULE PACKET contains an Alphabetical Listing of teams with their Pool Assignments and full Game Schedules for the representative Age Divisions, and Championship Round Brackets.
2023 GymRat CHALLENGE 11th Grade Schedule Packet Revised June 9
2023 GymRat CHALLENGE 10th Grade Schedule Packet Revised June 9
2023 GymRat CHALLENGE 9th Grade Schedule Packet Revised June 9
BECAUSE OF THE COMPLEXITY AND DOMINO EFFECT OF ANY CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE, ONCE THE SCHEDULE IS COMPLETED, IT CANNOT BE CHANGED. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR E-MAIL THE TOURNAMENT OFFICE ASKING FOR VENUE OR GAME TIME CHANGES. THE TIME FOR MAKING SUCH REQUESTS IS WELL PASSED. WE PROVIDE A VERY STRAIGHT-FORWARD PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING SCHEDULING REQUESTS. THAT PROCESS WAS COMMUNICATED MULTIPLE TIMES TO EVERY TEAM LEADER AND HEAD COACH VIA E-MAIL AND TEXT MESSAGE. HISTORICALLY, WE HAVE MET NEARLY 99% OF ALL REASONABLE REQUESTS RECEIVED THROUGH THE GymRat SYSTEM. WE SIMPLY CANNOT MAKE ANY CHANGES OR TAKE ADDITIONAL REQUESTS AT THIS LATE DATE. ONCE THE SCHEDULE IS SET, HAS BEEN PUBLISHED, AND MADE AVAILABLE TO MEDIA, COLLEGE COACHES, AND SPONSORS. IT WILL NOT BE CHANGED.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR RESPECTFUL ADHERENCE TO THIS POLICY.
- CLICK HERE for Spectator & Ticket Information
- CLICK HERE for Game Sites by Age Division
- CLICK HERE for Game Rules & Code of Conduct
- CLICK HERE for information on HOW WE EVALUATE PLAYERS at the GymRat CHALLENGE
- CLICK HERE for information on how teams advance to the GymRat CHALLENGE’s legendary CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
- CLICK HERE for more information on the GymRat CHALLENGE’s detailed scheduling process.
All teams requiring hotel accommodations are REQUIRED to book through our hotel logistics partner, Halpern Travel. Teams that booked hotels outside of the Halpern system will be removed from the schedule and replaced with teams from our extensive Waiting List. Because adherence to this policy is absolutely necessary in order keep hotel rates reasonable for GymRat CHALLENGE teams year over year, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy.