LIVE JULY Teams at GymRatz Basketball Center

GymRatz Basketball Performance is excited to announce an official partnership with the O.C. Kings, a premier AAU organization in NYS, to provide LIVE JULY Teams for boys 15U, 16U & 17U (Classes of '19, '20, '21).  

The LIVE PERIOD in July is an opportunity for College Scouts and Coaches to attend NCAA sanctioned events and watch & interact with student-athletes during the event.  The O.C. Kings LIVE JULY Teams will showcase their talents at THREE highly attended exposure events throughout July.  

The season will include 3-4 practices per week and additional training opportunities including Vertimax, Shooting Machine, Position-Specific work and more, all at GymRatz Basketball Center.  Tryouts will begin June 10th and will end June 24th.

  • Season Fee: $325
  • Season Duration: June 28th through July 29th
  • Summer Training Schedule:  TBD - Each team will receive a training schedule at the first practice of when the Shooting Machine, Vertimax and Skills Training is available for their specific team.
  • Summer Practice Schedule (tentative):
    • 15U
      • Thursday & Friday 3:00-4:30PM
      • Saturday & Sunday 9:00-10:30AM
      • Coaching & Training Staff: Sal D'Angelo, Yovanni Fields & Dustin VanLieu
    • 16U
      • Thursday & Friday 4:30-6:00PM
      • Saturday & Sunday 10:30-12:00PM
      • Coaching & Training Staff: Sal D'Angelo, Bobby Olsen & Dustin VanLieu
    • 17U
      • Thursday & Friday 7:30-9:00PM
      • Saturday & Sunday 12:00-1:30PM
      • Coaching & Training Staff: Sal D'Angelo, Yovanni Fields & Dustin VanLieu
  • Tournament Dates (tentative):
    • July 13th, 14th & 15th: Basketbull Summer Championships 2018 in Western Massachusetts
    • July 21st, 22nd & 23rd: Elevate Hoops Summer Showdown in Philadelphia, PA
    • July 28th & 29th: Hoop Group Buzzer Beater Classic in Sportika, NJ


  • Tryout Dates:
    • 15U Boys (class of 2021) Monday, June 18th & Friday, June 22nd 7:30-9:00PM
    • 16U Boys (class of 2020) Tuesday, June 19th & Thursday, June 21st 7:30-9:00PM
    • 17U Boys (class of 2019) Tuesday, June 19th & Thursday, June 21st 7:30-9:00PM

 Again, all tournaments are during the LIVE period, allowing for the highest recruitment & exposure opportunities than any other time throughout the year. To keep the cost down as much as possible, we will NOT be ordering custom uniforms, therefore, no uniform fee is included in the LIVE JULY SEASON.  Athlete's will return their uniforms at the end of the season. Please also note, TRYOUTS ARE FREE for the Live July Teams.  Again, we are doing everything we can to keep the cost per player down, but the Showcase Tournaments are much more expensive than local tournaments.

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