Gym Rats Basketball presents

2022 Brawl For The Ball

July 15-17, 2022
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Description

  • Tournament
  • All teams
  • Boys: 11th, 10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd
  • entry fee
  • Exposure Certified

Location

Map
Grand Rapids, MI
Directions

Contact

Chris Ponce
260-471-5270

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General Information

Tournament Headquarters = MSA WOODLAND

EVENT COACHES REGISTRATION:

 - ALL HS (15U-17U) coaches MUST register FRIDAY at MSA WOODLAND at least 30 minutes PRIOR to their first games
 - Coaching bands will only be given to Coaches at check in. Please do not ask our Gate workers for bands.
 - ONLY Coaches with Coaching Bands will be allowed on the bench. NO EXCEPTIONS
 - ALL 4th Grade thru 8th Grade coaches will be able to register at MSA WOODLAND on Friday or Saturday. 


Adult Daily Admission = $10 (Friday), $15 (Saturday), $10 (Sunday)

Adult Weekend Pass = $30

Youth Daily Pass = $5 (12 years old and younger are Free)


3rd-8th Grade Boys = July 16-17, 2022 (3-Game Guarantee)

9th-11th Grade Boys = July 15-17, 2022 (4-Game Guarantee)

TOURNAMENT VENUES
MSA FIELDHOUSE (5 Courts) — 5435 28th St Court SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
CALVIN UNIVERSITY (Van Noord Arena 5 Courts) — 3195 Knight Way SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
COURTHOUSE ATHLETIC CENTER (6 Courts) — 8895 Byron Commerce Dr SW, Byron Center, MI 49315
GRANDVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (3 Courts) — 4700 Canal Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418
WYOMING HIGH SCHOOL (2 Courts) — 1350 Prairie Parkway SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

EXPOSURE:
The 2022 Brawl for the Ball will be covered by several recruiting services and media outlets
College coaches D2, D3, NAIA & JUCO will be in attendance
We will have designated seating and a separate entrance for college coaches and media only. Please respect these areas.
BallerTV will be LIVE streaming the games this weekend at most venues

SCHEDULE:
The schedule is now posted on our tournament website and the Gym Rats App (downloading the Gym Rats App is encouraged)
We do NOT expect changes to the schedule but PLEASE check the schedule again on Thursday for any updates.
Any changes to first game times or locations made after 12:00 pm (noon) on Thur will be communicated directly

FORMAT:
17U (Senior to be) divisions will begin play Friday at 12:30 pm at MSA Woodland
16U & 15U (Junior & Sophomore to be) divisions will begin play at 12:30 pm at Calvin University
ALL 15U-17U teams will be guaranteed 4 games
ALL 3rd Grade thru 8th Grade (Freshman to be) will be guaranteed 3 games
The 3rd-8th Grade divisions will begin play Saturday morning at 9:00 am. ALL teams will play on Sunday.
Our 15U (Sophomore to be) through 17U (Senior to be) will be playing pool play and then seeded into 2-way Brackets.
15U-17U First round losers in the Platinum will drop to the Gold & First round losers in the Silver drop to the Bronze
17U / Senior to be — 48 teams – 32 to Platinum/Gold bracket & 16 teams to Silver/Bronze bracket
16U / Junior to be — 48 teams – 32 to Platinum/Gold bracket & 16 teams to Silver/Bronze bracket
15U / Sophomore to be — 48 teams – 32 to Platinum/Gold bracket & 16 teams to Silver/Bronze bracket
Our 4th Grade thru 8th Grade divisions will play the traditional 2 pool play games & then will be seeded into traditional single elimination bracket play – Platinum, Gold, Silver etc

BRAWL FOR THE BALL EVENT GUIDELINES

Athletes, Coaches, Spectators, Media & Public:
In an effort to help your experience in Grand Rapids be the best of the summer please be respectful of others
Abusive language, rude or obnoxious behavior, or poor conduct will NOT be tolerated.
If any parent, player or coach is displaying poor conduct they will be removed from the gym without warning and may not be allowed to return to the event.
A separate College Coach and Media entrance and designated seating will be available at the 15U-17U facilities
Parents and Players please be respectful and do not engage in seating in the areas designated for college coaches

SAFE TRAVELS… We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

EACH TEAM MUST PROVIDE A SCOREKEEPER/TIMEKEEPER 

FIRST TEAM LISTED IS HOME/WEARS LIGHT JERSEYS 

REFUND POLICY – NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE

HOTEL INFORMATION:

In an effort to make travel accommodations easier for all programs, coaches and families, The Brawl for the Ball has partnered with TBD Sports to create a ‘Stay to Play’ policy for all teams participating in the event.  This requires all participants (teams and guests) in need of hotel accommodations must make their reservations through My TBD Sports. This is a complimentary service and makes securing your rooms quick and easy. It is required that teams book their housing through this service to ensure placement in this tournament.

Team and individual reservations can be made online or by phone, as follows:

CLICK HERE

My TBD Sports

515-207-4910

Toll Free – 855-TEAMTVL

Email: teams@TBDtravelservices.com


All event related questions should be directed to Chris Ponce at chrisp@gymratsbasketball.com or call 260-471-5270.