We are excited about the Gym Rats Winter League and the 2020/2021 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 2020-2021

Who:

1st–8th Grade Boys  (Based on 2020–2021 school year)

3rd-8th Grade Girls (Based on 2020–2021 school year)

League Dates and Schedule Details:

  • GYM RATS WINTER LEAGUE – WEEK 5 SCHEDULE DEC 19-20, 2020 (CLICK HERE)
  • Schedule for Week #5 was POSTED @ 2:35am on 12/15/2020
  • The schedule will NOT be changed unless a mistake was made by the league director.
  • Please do NOT contact director for changes to be made.
  • Schedules are released weekly. This helps eliminate of changes throughout the league and allows the league to add teams that maybe weren’t ready at beginning of season due to conflicts.
  • Week 6 Schedule will be released on 1/18/2021 by 11:59pm
  • Week #1 – October 31-November 1, 2020
  • Week #2 – November 7-8, 2020
  • Week #3 – November 14-15, 2020
  • Week #4 – December 12-13, 2020
  • Week #5 – December 19-20, 2020
  • Week #6 – January 23-24, 2021 – Winter League Championships
  • Week #7 – January 30-31, 2021 – Make up date
  • POSTPONED DATES: November 28-29 and December 5-6
  • Games are played on Saturday’s and Sunday’s throughout the course of the league

IOWA GYM RATS C0VID-19 PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS (CLICK HERE)

Important Information for Teams, Coaches and Spectators:

-Spectators are welcome to attend. Max of 2 people per player.
-We will be taking temperatures at the door of everyone that enters the facility.
-Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 degrees will NOT be allowed in the facility
-We ask you to follow the guideline of no groups of over 40 people from the same team/family. This includes players, coaches, families, and fans for your team. This averages out to 3 people per player.
-Spectators MUST wear a mask at all times while inside the facilities. You will NOT be allowed in without wearing a mask and may be asked to leave if you don’t wear inside the facility.
-Coaches MUST wear a mask at all times while inside the facilities UNLESS you are coaching. You will NOT be allowed in without wearing a mask and may be asked to leave if you don’t wear inside the facility while not coaching.
-Players are asked to wear a mask when they are not playing. There will be leniency with players. The are asked to wear one to enter the facility.
-Officials need to wear a mask when not officiating. You must wear one to enter the facility.

Please follow these guidelines as you come and go throughout the weekend:
– Show up for games no more than 20 minutes early.
– Teams can’t show up early and watch other games.
– After games are over all teams are to leave the facility as quickly as possible unless you have back to back games. If you have a team meeting, have it after game outside of the facility.
– There will not be handshake lines after games to speed the process.

Entering the facility:
– Entry lines may be longer than normal. Your Patience is appreciated.
– Please stay in family groupings.
– Coaches and players will go through the same process as spectators and then proceed to the coach check in table.
– There will be 2 coaches passes per team. There is NOT a scorekeeper pass this year as we will be providing the scorekeeper for each game.

Doors Open:
Doors will open @ 7:30am on December 19th and 20th. Games start at 8:00am each day.

PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP EARLIER. PLEASE LET EVERYONE KNOW THIS.

Rules(Updated 10/24/2020):

WINTER LEAGUE – RULES (UPDATED 10/24/2020)

WINTER LEAGUE – SPECIAL K-3RD GRADE BOYS/GIRLS RULES (UPDATED 10/24/2020)

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 = $10
  • K–12 students = $5
  • 5 years old and under = Free

League Dates:

  • Week #1 – October 31-November 1, 2020
  • Week #2 – November 7-8, 2020
  • Week #3 – November 14-15, 2020
  • Week #4 – November 28-29, 2020 – POSTPONED
  • Week #5 – December 5-6, 2020 – POSTPONED
  • Week #6 – December 12-13, 2020
  • Week #7 – December 19-20, 2020
  • Week #8 – January 23-24, 2021 – Winter League Championships
  • Week #7 – January 30-31, 2021 – Make up date

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, 2020. 

-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 14 regular season games and games in the League Championship. Essentially, teams that DO NOT take a weekend off get more games.

-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 January 23-24, 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 10 games throughout the 2020-2021 league. Teams that DO NOT meet this requirement will not be placed in the “League Championships” unless approved by the League Director.

Entry Fee:

$800 per team (12 game guarantee, some teams may get 14+ games)

-Early Bird discount of $50 if signed up and paid by October 1st, 2020 (Discount Code is “EARLYBIRD”)

Registration Method/Deadline:

WINTER LEAGUE REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Deadline to enter the League is 10/22/2020 or Until FULL (MAX OF 92 TEAMS ALLOWED)

Weather Update:

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

Tournament Director:

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