A few important notes and reminders in advance of this weekend's 2018 GIRLS GymRat CHALLENGE....one of the biggest and most competitive basketball events in the nation.
  1. GAME SCHEDULES are available at http://gymratchallenge.com/girls-event/girls-game-schedules/ 
  2. DIRECTIONS to all competition venues can be found at http://gymratchallenge.com/girls-event/game-sites-directions/ 
  3. GAME RULES & CODE OF CONDUCT can be found at http://gymratchallenge.com/girls-event/game-rules-code-of-conduct/  Please expect ALL rules and code of conduct points to be enforced by GymRat CHALLENGE staff.
  4. TEAM CHECK-IN will take place at the site of each team's first pool play game.  At
    the time of CHECK-IN, we will need to know your team hotel, number of rooms you've booked at the hotel property, and contact information (contact person/coach cell phone number, etc.). We will also issue wristbands to PLAYERS, COACHES, and SCOREKEEPERS.  Wristbands are NOT for parents and spectators.  TEAMS SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE VENUE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED START OF THEIR GAMES.
  5. PLAYER IDENTIFICATION & PROOF OF AGE:  PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE AGE ELIGIBILITY DOCUMENTATION (BIRTH CERTIFICATES, AAU CARDS, PREP SCHOOL ADMISSION LETTERS, ETC.) FOR ALL PLAYERS AT THE EVENT IN CASE OF A PROTEST OR AGE ELIGIBIILITY VERIFICATION SITUATION. PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT THE GymRat CHALLENGE STRICTLY ADHERES TO USA BASKETBAL GRADE AND AGE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.  THOSE REQUIREMENTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE,... SECTION OF GymRatCHALLENGE.com.
  6. TICKETS & EVENT PROGRAMS are available at all locations.  EVENT PASSES are $15 and ONE-DAY passes are $10. A limited number of EVENT PROGRAMS have also been printed.  Those programs contain tournament information including all team rosters.  EVENT PROGRAMS are available to all spectators for $5 only while supplies last.
  7. OFFICIAL NIKE GymRat CHALLENGE GEAR will be available at ALL
    competition 
    venues but only while supplies last.  NO POST-EVENT ORDERS can be taken and many items sell out EARLY, so there is something that you want, make that purchase as early in the event as possible.  
  8. PLAYERS WHO HAVE NOT VERIFIED THEIR ROSTER INFORMATION  are putting themselves at a major recruiting and recognition dis-advantage.Those players who have NOT accepted their roster spots will NOT be visible to college coaches and evaluators, and therefore will be missing out on a HUGE advantage of competing at the GymRat CHALLENGE. Head coaches and team leaders can  REVIEW THIS LINKED DOCUMENT to see how you can determine if their players have accepted their roster spots, and if not, how to help them do so.
  9. UPGRADING TO AN ENHANCED PROFILE: The GymRat RECRUITING INDEX allows players and parents to have complete control over their online recruiting profile that is visible to college coaches and evaluators.  Over 180 college coaches, scouting services, and publications will be covering the GymRat CHALLENGE.  In order to see exactly what colleges and evaluators are viewing your profile and to be able to send and receive messages from those coaches and evaluators, you must have an ENHANCED PROFILE.  Over 84% of all players competing in the high school Age Division of the GymRat CHALLENGE have opted for an ENHANCED PROFILEDETAILS ON HOW TO UPGRADE TO AN ENHANCED PROFILE CAN BE FOUND IN THIS LINKED DOCUMENT. Once the event concludes,  ENHANCED PROFILE users will also have access to the GymRat Report.  This comprehensive post-event press release highlights top performers and names ALL-GymRat selections in ALL Age Divisions.  The report is also available to college coaches and scouting services across the country.