GymRat LIVE is the GREATEST SHOW in grassroots basketball! With a TREMENDOUS field of ELITE programs competing head to head by invitation only in a full broadcast production, GymRat LIVE is one of the most exclusive and high visibility events in the nation. GymRat LIVE is ALL ALPHAS ALL THE TIME! 

  1. Because of the television broadcast component of this event, ONCE THE SCHEDULE IS PUBLISHED, IT CANNOT BE CHANGED. All possible accommodations will be made to meet SPECIAL REQUESTS that are received through our system while also preserving the competitive integrity of the event. CLICK HERE to view a short tutorial on how to input a SPECIAL SCHEDULING REQUEST
  2. All GymRat LIVE games will be played at the brand-new, state-of-the-art, Impact Athletic Center just outside of Albany, NY at 390 NY-Route 146 Halfmoon, NY 12065.
  3. Tickets will be available at the door to watch the nation’s best high school basketball players compete head to head o their way to becoming tomorrow’s NCAA stars. Full ticket and spectator information can be found at
  4. For information on how to ACCESS THE BROADCAST, visit
  5. Colleges coaches can visit for information on packets and game video


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 LIVE teams year over year, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy.

For more information on our hotel policy and booking procedures or to get your team into IMMEDIATE compliance, please visit

Madison Howard Castle

PICTURED: 2023 10th Grade First Team ALL-GymRat LIVE & GymRat CHALLENGE MVP @showtime_madison is a dominant & clutch BALLER. Howard put her full skill set on display in leading @coachrockrosa and @coachdshaw’s @castleathleticsgirlsprogram to the10th Grade GymRat Platinum crown that earned them an automatic bid into @usabyouth U.S. Open Championships in Memphis, TN. Here’s the write-up that Madison earned in the June GymRat REPORT, “Madison Howard (4) 5-8 guard, Castle Athletics/Monsignor Scanlan H.S.: Dominated play in every game to lift her squad to the top bracket’s championship. At her best in transition avoiding traffic while taking the ball to the rim. When her drives to the hoop were well-defended, she found open teammates for easy scores. Demonstrated an all-around game with her ability to finish in traffic, knock down key three-pointers, running the break to perfection, create steals and block shots. She literally did damage on both ends of the court. Made big plays in the closing minutes to help lift her team to a come-from-behind victory in the bracket’s championship game.”