MVP Basketball and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne are pleased to partner with Gym Rats Basketball, which is the definition of grass roots basketball. As a true innovator, the Gym Rats name is known from coast to coast. It is truly the Madison Square Garden of AAU basketball. The MVP Basketball program thoroughly appreciates the tremendous support and cohesive working relationship with G.R.B.A. owner Todd Hensley. Without his help many of our programs would not be possible.
Gym Rats Basketball is a for-profit youth basketball organization created in 1992 by founders Bill Hensley and Gerald Hirschy, with the purpose of providing an organized structure for youths to compete in basketball at all levels of skill. Gym Rats believes that many life lessons are learned through competitive basketball and strives to ensure that personal values are learned and mutual respect is earned so that energies are transformed from teamwork on the court today to positive contributions in society tomorrow. Gym Rats also recognizes the economic impact that youth sports has on the local economy and strives to increase this annually.
The Gym Rats Basketball Association was created in 2010 after Gym Rats separated from its former national organization USSSA or United States Specialty Sports Association. Gym Rats became a part of the USSSA in 2001 after USSSA approached Gym Rats former owner Bill Hensley about creating their basketball program. Gym Rats under the leadership of Bill Hensley grew USSSA’s basketball program to over 8,ooo teams in 15 states. Upon Bill’s death in 2007, USSSA came under new leadership and Gym Rats Basketball reevaluated its role with USSSA. This led to their departure in 2010 and the creation of G.R.B.A. was formed. The creation of Gym Rats Basketball Association, allows Gym Rats and their partners direct marketing opportunities to the mass numbers in grass roots basketball.
MVP Basketball and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne are truly blessed to partner with Parkview Health and Parkview Sports Medicine. A true leader in the complete health care community of Fort Wayne and its surrounding areas, the financial support of Parkview Health make our program possible.
Parkview Sports Medicines goal is to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with area club and school district sports programs and teams, as well as develop new services, partnerships and educational programming.
Parkview Sports Medicine brings together top experts in the sports medicine field to help improve the treatment and overall athletic performance of athletes. Parkview Sports Medicine works with professional, collegiate and high school athletes, as well as competitive and recreational adult athletes, to enhance athletic performance through innovative technology and advanced care.