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Gym Rats Winter League 2021

We are excited about the Gym Rats Winter League and the 2021 season. We will again provide a great platform for teams of all ages and levels. We are also excited to again offer the League Championships and look forward to helping provide a safe environment for teams to grow and learn.

Event:

Gym Rats Winter League 2021

Who:

1st–8th Grade Boys  (Based on 2021-2022 school year)

3rd-8th Grade Girls (Based on 2021–2022 school year)

League Dates and Schedule Details:

  • Week #1 – October 30-31, 2021
  • Week #2 – November 6-7, 2021
  • Week #3 – November 13-14, 2021
  • Week #4 – November 27-28, 2021
  • Week #5 – December 4-5, 2021
  • Week #6 – December 11-12, 2021 
  • Week #7 – December 18-19, 2021 – Winter League Championships
  • Games are played on Saturday’s and Sunday’s throughout the course of the league
  • Schedules are released weekly. This helps eliminate changes throughout the league and allows the league to add teams that maybe weren’t ready at beginning of season due to conflicts.

Entry Fee:

$700 per team (12 game guarantee, some teams may get 14+ games)

-Early Bird discount of $50 if signed up and paid by October 1st, 2021 (Discount Code is “EARLYBIRD”)

Registration Method/Deadline:

WINTER LEAGUE REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Deadline to enter the League is 10/21/2021 or Until FULL

Rules:

WINTER LEAGUE – RULES

WINTER LEAGUE – SPECIAL K-3RD GRADE BOYS/GIRLS RULES

Gym Locations and Admission:

Kingdom Courts (1, 2, 3, 4)  – 6095 NE Industry Dr. – Des Moines, Iowa 50313

IEBT Sports/Next Level Performance Academy (1, 2) – 2425 Hubbell Ave. – Des Moines, Iowa 50317

JC All Sports (1, 2, 3, 4) – 4137 120th Ave. – Urbandale, Iowa 50323

-Facilities open HALF HOUR before first games of the day at each facility. Please DO NOT arrive before that time.

-Please use parking lots to the North and South of Kingdom Courts on the East side of the Street. Any Parking across the street is prohibited and you may be towed by other business owners at your expense.

-Please DO NOT park in the grass at Kingdom Courts as you will be towed

Daily Admission will be charged for spectators:

  • Adults = $8
  • K–12 students = $5
  • 5 years old and under = Free

League Details:

-Games WILL be played on Saturday AND Sunday. Teams will need to be prepared to play on either day.

-Games will go from 8am–9:00pm on Saturday and 8:00am–5pm Sunday

-Teams have the option of requesting one(1) weekend where their team will NOT play. These games will NOT be made up as the game guarantee for the league is 12 games. 

-If a team chooses to have two(2) weekends off, these games will NOT be made up, however, a the team and director can work on a pro-rated amount for the entry fee. This would need to be done prior to the start of the League on October 24th, 2021. 

-Teams DO NOT have to take a weekend off. This is encouraged as teams will be able to take advantage of more court time and get the option of playing 12 regular season and 2 games during league championships . Essentially, teams that DO NOT take a weekend off get more games than the guaranteed 12. 

-Please contact director if you want to participate in league but have a team that may need special schedule. Certain situations may be accommodated but not guaranteed.

-12 game guarantee. Every team will play 2 games per weekend during “Regular Season”. There will be a single elimination bracket for the League Championship. Teams that don’t take off any weekends will play 14+ games.

-2 certified officials

-Team must provide own uniforms

-Younger teams usually play early in the day

League Championships:

  • After two successful years of Winter League Championships we will host this years “Gym Rats League Championship” on December 18-19, 2021. 
  • The format goal for the “League Championship” would be that in MOST divisions we are able to break the division into two(2) separate brackets and have a single elimination tournament. The league director will have final say in seeding of the divisions. We will use overall record, winning percentage and overall knowledge of the team to place into divisions for the “League Championship”.
  • In order to be considered for the “League Championships” teams will need to play in a Minimum of 8 games throughout the 2021 league. Teams that DO NOT meet this requirement will not be placed in the “League Championships” unless approved by the League Director.

Weather Update:

Throughout the season you can find weather updates here…..

Tournament Director:

Todd Miller—iowagymrats@gmail.com or (515) 451-5635 

Gym Rats Fall Brawl—Boys & Girls 2021

 Iowa Gym Rats is excited to once again host this great event in 2021. We are excited to again host this great event and excited to see some great games.

Event:

Gym Rats Fall Brawl—Boys and Girls 

When:

November 19–21, 2021

*Games will start on Friday only if needed

Who:

  • 2nd–8th Grade Boys 
  • 3rd–8th Grade Girls

Entry Fee: 

1 team – $250
2 or more teams – $225 per team (USE CODE: MULTI when you are registering on tourney machine)

Registration Method/Deadline:

GYM RATS FALL BRAWL REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE

Deadline to register is November 11th,  2021 or Until Full

Format:

  • Pool Play into Bracket Play
  • 3 game guarantee 

Additional Event Details:

-Admission will be charged for spectators

Adults – $10 per day

K-12 Student – $5 per day

5 years and Under – Free

-Games will go from 6pm-10pm on Friday, 8am-10pm Saturday and 8am–5pm on Sunday. 

Schedule: 

GYM RATS FALL BRAWL – SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED @ 11:59PM ON NOVEMBER 15TH, 2021

Rules:

EVENT RULES (CLICK HERE)

Gym Locations:

GYM DIRECTIONS AND ADMISSION (CLICK HERE)

Hotel Accommodations:

Iowa Gym Rats Basketball has a “Stay to Play” policy for all tournaments.

“Stay to Play” – This requires all out of town teams and participants in need of hotel accommodations must make their reservations through TBD Travel Services to ensure placement in the tournament. 

* It is required that teams book all of their housing through this service to ensure placement in this tournament. By not using this service, your team may incur a penalty or disqualification. No refunds will be given.

* This is a complimentary service and makes securing your rooms quick and easy
with 24 hour online access to hotel availability.

* Hotel Availability for Team and Individual reservations can be found online or calling TBD Travel Service.

Tournament Accommodations – – Click Here (24 Hour Online Access)

TBD Travel Services
Phone : 515.207.4910
Toll Free – 855-TEAMTVL
Email: teams@TBDtravelservices.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 4:30pm CDT
www.TBDTravelServices.com

Trophies/Medals:

1st place teams will receive award 

Tournament Director:

Todd Miller – iowagymrats@gmail.com or (515) 451-5635 

G.O.A.T (Girls ONLY Allowed Tournament)

Welcome to the Inaugural year of the G.O.A.T (Girls ONLY Allowed Tournament). Iowa Gym Rats and C.Y. Select Basketball are teaming up to provide a 1st class event that will “Focus ONLY on the Girls”. Together we look forward to an event that is focused on making the game of basketball a learning and fun environment.  The event will also feature NO ZONE Defense Allowed as one of its base rules. We are excited to bring this event to the Des Moines Metro.

Event:

G.O.A.T – (Girls ONLY Allowed Tournament)

When:

December 3–5, 2021

*Games will start on Friday only if needed

Who:

  • 3rd–8th Grade Girls

    -Div I, Div. II, School team, or lower level teams are allowed

    -The goal is to provide like competition for all teams.

Entry Fee: 

1 team – $225
2 or more teams – $200 per team (USE CODE: MULTI when you are registering on tourney machine)

Registration Method/Deadline:

G.O.A.T TEAM REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE

Deadline to register is November 25th,  2021 or Until Full

Format:

  • Pool Play into Bracket Play
  • 3 game guarantee 

Additional Event Details:

-Admission will be charged for spectators

Adults – $10 per day

K-12 Student – $5 per day

5 years and Under – Free

-Games will go from 6pm-10pm on Friday, 8am-10pm Saturday and 8am–5pm on Sunday. 

Schedule: 

G.O.A.T WINTER SESSION – SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED @ 11:59PM ON NOVEMBER 29TH, 2021

Rules:

G.O.A.T EVENT RULES (CLICK HERE)

Gym Locations and Admission:

GYM DIRECTIONS AND ADMISSION (CLICK HERE)

Hotel Accommodations:

Iowa Gym Rats Basketball has a “Stay to Play” policy for all tournaments.

“Stay to Play” – This requires all out of town teams and participants in need of hotel accommodations must make their reservations through TBD Travel Services to ensure placement in the tournament. 

* It is required that teams book all of their housing through this service to ensure placement in this tournament. By not using this service, your team may incur a penalty or disqualification. No refunds will be given.

* This is a complimentary service and makes securing your rooms quick and easy
with 24 hour online access to hotel availability.

* Hotel Availability for Team and Individual reservations can be found online or calling TBD Travel Service.

Tournament Accommodations – – Click Here (24 Hour Online Access)

TBD Travel Services
Phone : 515.207.4910
Toll Free – 855-TEAMTVL
Email: teams@TBDtravelservices.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 4:30pm CDT
www.TBDTravelServices.com

Trophies/Medals:

1st place teams will receive award 

Tournament Director:

Todd Miller – iowagymrats@gmail.com or (515) 451-5635 

Gym Rats Heat Up the Hardwood 2022 -Boys & Girls

Iowa Gym Rats is excited to once again host this great event in 2022. We appreciate the support and look forward to another great weekend of basketball. In 2021 Teams from around the Midwest joined us for a fun weekend of basketball. We have grown each year and look forward to serving the teams from around the Midwest. This event will feature 130+ teams from around the State of Iowa.

Event:

Gym Rats Heat Up the Hardwood 2022—Boys and Girls 

When:

January 14-16, 2022

Who:

  • 2nd–8th Grade Boys 
  • 3rd–8th Grade Girls

Roster Restrictions:

-Players are allowed to play on multiple teams “AS LONG AS IT IS IN A DIFFERENT DIVISIONS.” For example if there is a 6th Red and 6th Blue division a player can play on multiple teams in each division. If there is just one division then a player MUST play on 1 team in that grade division. A player may also “PLAY UP” a grade, but may not “PLAY DOWN” a grade.

Rules:

HEAT UP THE HARDWOOD – EVENT RULES(CLICK HERE)

Gym Locations and Admission:

HEAT UP THE HARDWOOD – GYM DIRECTIONS AND ADMISSION (CLICK HERE)

Admission:

Adults: Saturday – $10, Sunday – $10
K-12 Student: Saturday – $5, Sunday – $5
5 Years and Under – FREE

Entry Fee: 

1 team – $250
2 or more teams – $225 per team (USE CODE: MULTI when you are registering on tourney machine)

Registration Method/Deadline:

GYM RATS HEAT UP THE HARDWOOD REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE

Deadline to register is January 6th, 2022 or Until Full  

Additional Event Details:

-Admission will be charged for spectators

-3 game guarantee

-2 certified officials

-Games will go from 8am-10pm Saturday and 8am–5pm on Sunday.

Hotel Accommodations:

Iowa Gym Rats Basketball has a “Stay to Play” policy for all tournaments.

“Stay to Play” – This requires all out of town teams and participants in need of hotel accommodations must make their reservations through TBD Travel Services to ensure placement in the tournament. 

* It is required that teams book all of their housing through this service to ensure placement in this tournament. By not using this service, your team may incur a penalty or disqualification. No refunds will be given.

* This is a complimentary service and makes securing your rooms quick and easy
with 24 hour online access to hotel availability.

* Hotel Availability for Team and Individual reservations can be found online or calling TBD Travel Service.

Tournament Accommodations – – Click Here (24 Hour Online Access)

TBD Travel Services
Phone : 515.207.4910
Toll Free – 855-TEAMTVL
Email: teams@TBDtravelservices.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 4:30pm CDT
www.TBDTravelServices.com

Trophies/Medals:

Champions will receive awards

Tournament Director:

Todd Miller – iowagymrats@gmail.com or (515) 451-5635 

GRBA Division I State Championship 2022 – Boys & Girls

We are looking forward to a great weekend of basketball as we kick of the State Championships with the GRBA Division I State Championship. This looks to be another fun year crowning State Champions as we have 90+ teams joining us in 2022.

Event:

GRBA Boys and Girls Div. I State Championship 2022

When:

February 4-6, 2022

Who:

  • 3rd–8th Grade Boys 
  • 4th–8th Grade Girls

Registration Method/Deadline:

REGISTER FOR GRBA BOYS & GIRLS DIV. I STATE CHAMPIONSHIP – CLICK HERE

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS 1/27/2022 or UNTIL FULL

Roster Restrictions:

-Players are allowed to play on multiple teams “AS LONG AS IT IS IN A DIFFERENT DIVISIONS.” For example if there is a 8th Red and 8th Blue division a player can play on multiple teams in each division. If there is just one division then a player MUST play on 1 team in that grade division. A player may also “PLAY UP” a grade, but may not “PLAY DOWN” a grade.

Rules:

GRBA STATE – EVENT RULES(CLICK HERE) – Updated on 2/01/2021

Gym Locations and Admission:

GRBA STATE – GYM DIRECTIONS (CLICK HERE)

Admission:

Adults: Saturday – $10, Sunday – $10
K-12 Student: Saturday – $5, Sunday – $5
5 Years and Under – FREE

Entry Fee: 

1 team – $250
2 or more teams – $225 per team (USE CODE: MULTI when you are registering on tourney machine)

Format:

  • Pool Play into Bracket Play
  • 3 game guarantee

Additional Event Details:

-Admission will be charged for spectators

-3 game guarantee

-2 certified officials

-Games will go from 8am-10pm Saturday and 8am–5pm on Sunday.

Hotel Accommodations:

Iowa Gym Rats Basketball has a “Stay to Play” policy for all tournaments.

“Stay to Play” – This requires all out of town teams and participants in need of hotel accommodations must make their reservations through TBD Travel Services to ensure placement in the tournament. 

* It is required that teams book all of their housing through this service to ensure placement in this tournament. By not using this service, your team may incur a penalty or disqualification. No refunds will be given.

* This is a complimentary service and makes securing your rooms quick and easy
with 24 hour online access to hotel availability.

* Hotel Availability for Team and Individual reservations can be found online or calling TBD Travel Service.

Tournament Accommodations – – Click Here (24 Hour Online Access)

TBD Travel Services
Phone : 515.207.4910
Toll Free – 855-TEAMTVL
Email: teams@TBDtravelservices.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 4:30pm CDT
www.TBDTravelServices.com

Trophies/Medals:

1st place teams will receive an award

Tournament Director:

Todd Miller—iowagymrats@gmail.com or (515) 451-5635