THERE'S ONLY ONE GymRat CHALLENGE, and for over 20 years, it's 
been widely regarded as one the biggest, most competitive, and best organized basketball events in America. With a very limited April LIVE period in 2019, all eyes will turn to the GymRat CHALLENGE as a major measuring stick on the summer basketball calendar ahead of the NCAA's newly configured June and July LIVE periods.  Teams of all levels from MIAMI to MONTREAL are already locked in to compete in the 2019 GymRat CHALLENGE. 
The GymRat CHALLENGE is a unique experience that happens only once each year. THE 2019 FIELD IS QUICKLY APPROACHING ITS MAXIMUM CAPACITY. GET IN NOW, OR END UP ON THE WAITING LIST. Highlighted below are some of the services and experiences provided ONLY at the GymRat CHALLENGE that make it one of the most complete and comprehensive high exposure events in the nation.
ALL-GymRat selection ISAIAH GRAY pushes the ROCK for the PRO LEVEL TITANS (Photo, Peter Barber, GymRat CHALLENGE). CLICK HERE to see how to view the full list of ALL-GymRat selections in the GymRat REPORT.


REPUTATIONS ARE EARNED AT THE GymRat CHALLENGE . The GymRat Report  is the most extensive report provided by any basketball event in the nation .   Each year, players from throughout the United States & Canada gain national and regional attention based on their GymRat CHALLENGE performances as chronicled in the GymRat Report. 

After each GymRat event, an extensive post-event report is prepared by the GymRat CHALLENGE Evaluation & Communication Staff.  The comprehensive 60+ page report includes an event re-cap, as well as the announcement of ALL-GymRat CHALLENGE selections and evaluations in all Age Divisions for one of the summer's biggest, most competitive, and most respected basketball events.  

Every college coach in the country, as well as the national media, scouting services, and all event participants have access to the GymRat Report through the  GymRat RECRUITING INDEX, The GymRat Report is prepared by the 70+ person GymRat Evaluation Staff that is on-site throughout all GymRat events. The Evaluation Staff is comprised of expert current and former professional, college, and high school coaches, professional players, and media members. T he GymRat CHALLENGE Talent Evaluation Staff has a well-earned reputation for over two decades of taking previously unheralded players and LAUNCHING them into the national spotligtht  in addition to validating or exposing those who arrive at the event with well-known pedigrees. 

More players are recruited out of the GymRat CHALLENGE than any other event in the nation. To properly evaluate players during the event, the GymRat Evaluation Staff is assigned in a matrix to cover all teams in all division.  ALL teams at ALL Age Divisions of the GymRat CHALLENGE are viewed at least twice by at least two different GymRat evaluators.  That way, no player is judged on a single performance or on the opinion of a single GymRat evaluator. 

Two time NBA MVP and World Champion STEPH CURRY leads the long honor roll list of GymRat CHALLENGE alums that are flexing their muscles around the basketball world, but he is far from alone.   The list of GymRat CHALLENGE alums who have gone on to NCAA & NBA stardom is long and growing each year.   The top of that list includes NBA MVPs & World Champions, NBA Lottery picks & All-Stars, and NCAA Players of the Year, National Champions and All-Americans.  

To view the GymRat Report:VIEW
  1. Log into your GymRat account at
  2. Once you've logged in,:
    • FOR PLAYERS & PARENTS click on the MY PROFILES link in the blue navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen. Only ENHANCED PROFILE users have access to EVENT REPORTS. To upgrade to an ENHANCED PROFILE
      • Once you've logged in, click on the MY PROFILES link in the navigation bar
      • Once there, click on the dashboard icon for the profile that you want to view and upgrade
      • Once on the RECRUITING PROFILE, simply click on any of the UPGRADE ME TO AN ENHANCED PROFILE icons that appear throughout the profile. 
      • After clicking on any of those icons, simply follow the prompts on the screen to upgrade, view all GymRat post event reports, and make your profile more visible to college coaches and evaluators across the nation.
    • FOR COLLEGE COACHES click on the MY PROGRAMS link in the blue navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen.
      • Once there, click on the dashboard icon for the profile/program that you want to view.
      • Once on the RECRUITING PROFILE/PROGRAM, simply scroll to the EVENT REPORTS section and click on the report that you would like to view

The GymRat CHALLENGE is UNMATCHED nationally in its promotion of outstanding players. & performances. From perennial NBA All-Stars Steph Curry, Kemba Walker, and Tobias Harris to 2018 NBA First Round Draft choices Mo Bamba and Kevin Huerter to ESPN's #5 ranked player in the class of 2019 and U. Washington commit Isaiah Stewart, thousands of players across the country begin and enhance their recruiting process as a result of participating in the GymRat CHALLENGE. That process is real,, measureable, and visible. As a part of that process, the GymRat CHALLENGE creates digital RECRUITING PROFILES for ALL players competing in the GymRat CHALLENGE. Those profiles are contained in a comprehensive system known as the GymRat RECRUITING INDEX where they can be accessed by every college coach across the country, as well as scouting services, publications, and the on-site GymRat CHALLENGE Evaluation Staff that's responsible for the creation of the annual GymRat REPORT

No other event in the nation offers this type of player profile, tracking, and evaluation service. The GymRat RECRUITING INDEX is the most targeted and effective basketball recruiting profile service available in the market today. Demonstrating why more players are recruited out of the GymRat CHALLENGE than any other event in the nation, p layers also have the ability to view, edit, and maintain their GymRat RECRUITING INDEX PROFILES. This is an important function for players as they manage the information that's available about them for view by college coaches and evaluators. The GymRat RECRUITING INDEX service is offered as an exclusive benefit to teams and players competing in the GymRat CHALLENGE

How do players gain access to their profile?....Once a coach adds a player to his/her roster, the system automatically generates e-mail and text messages that are sent to the player and his parents alerting them that the player has been placed on a roster to compete in the GymRat CHALLENGE, granting them access to their GymRat RECRUITING INDEX PLAYER PROFILE, allowing them to see exactly what college coaches are interacting with that profile, and giving them the use of to the powerful recruiting tools built into the system. For more information about the GymRat RECRUITING INDEX, visit


As one of the most storied and respected grassroots basketball events in the nation. USA Basketball has selected the GymRat CHALLENGE as a USA Basketball Alliance Tournament and part of the pathway to the 2019 U.S. Open Basketball Championships.  

USA Basketball is the National Governing Body for Men's and Women's Basketball in the United States as recognized and designated by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). USA Basketball is responsible for the selection and training of the men's and women's national teams that represent the United States in international competitions including the Olympic Games and the FIBA Basketball World Cup. 

The GymRat CHALLENGE has also been selected as an Official Qualifier for the Jr. NBA Global Championships. The 14U Platinum Bracket Champion of the GymRat CHALLENGE will advance to the Northeast Regional Qualifier of the Jr. NBA Global Championship (Manalapan, New Jersey - June 29-July 1). The winning teams at the Regional Qualifier will receive an all-expense paid trip to compete against the top youth teams from around the world in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL in August. 

The GymRat CHALLENGE is one of only two events in the United States to receive this championship pathway endorsement from both USA Basketball and the NBA....two of the world's foremost basketball authorities. 

GymRat CHALLENGE champions in the 12U, 13U, 9th & 10th Grade Divisions will advance to the USA Basketball U.S. Open National Championships, while the 14U champion will advance along the pathway to  compete in the Jr. NBA Global Championships.


Albany's beautiful Times-Union Center will play host to the GymRat CHALLENGE in 2019. The Times-Union Center will also host the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds of the 2019 Women's NCAA Tournament Site and first and second rounds of the 2020 Men's NCAA Tournament.

Albany's state of the art Capital Center will play host to the GymRat CHALLENGE in 2019 along with RPI, Skidmore College, and Union College

A complete list of competition venues for the 2019 GymRat CHALLENGE can be found at .  Sites are listed  by Age Division. 
Only top level facilities are used as host venues for the GymRat CHALLENGE.