WHO IS ZG? Zero Gravity basketball believes every athlete should have the opportunity to play on a great stage. Our goal is to provide a safe, fair and organized environment for every player and every program at our events. We foster a high standard of competition for teams of all ages, genders and skill levels. Whether you compete at the elite level or you’re taking your first steps to develop your game, we aim to provide a positive experience for everyone!
Zero Gravity is one of the 18 select organizations comprising the prestigious Jr. NBA flagship network. Zero Gravity is the largest operator in the network, with events happening across the east coast.
How to get started. Step 1
Zero Gravity uses state-of-the-art registration technology for our events. Register your team with ease and get ready for your next tournament! Sign up on our website!
Find all our event schedules on Tourney Machine. This allows for real-time results, standings and updates. Once posted, schedules can be found on Tourney Machine website and on the Tourney Machine app.
Our event rules and eligibility are all available online and can be found in-event on our scorer tables! These can be found on here.
After registration and scheduling, all that’s left is to enjoy your event!
Uniforms & Apparel For all your uniform, apparel & team store needs reach out to Chris Mosher. email@example.com
ZERO GRAVITY UPSTATE Regional Director, Upstate
HUNTER STRATTON Hometown: Bennington, VT Years with ZG: 7 Fun Fact: My dad and brother are professional Race Car Drivers
With Hunter Stratton at the helm running Zero Gravity events in our area we know we can depend on consistency, service and execution in all areas of event operation. Hunter is responsive and fair. Zero Gravity uses the best facilities in our area and provides a complete schedule of events that we can rely on to keep our teams active.
Director, City Rocks NY EYBL
ZG is one of our valued renters and we look forward to welcoming them back to Impact for their 2024 spring tournament season.
Owner, Impact Athletic Center
Zero Gravity and Hunter do a great job being able to get great events and quality competition right in the 518 area. Teams that you normally would want to go travel to play are coming right to our backyards. The organization and communications around the events are impeccable and unlike any other large grassroots tournament organization. As a club with both boys and girls teams with Elevate NYBC, we will continue to play in these events year after year.
Director, Elevate NYBC
firstname.lastname@example.org 978.922.3348 x3
By organizing tournaments, I’ve been lucky enough to provide for thousands of kids to experience the same sense of camaraderie competition, and friendship that I found in the game growing up. Witnessing the joy on kid’s faces as they play in my events is the most rewarding aspect of my life’s work.
UPSTATE 2024 PACKAGES
Multiple teams? Multiple events? For multi-team or multi-event pricing please reach out to your regional director!
HUNTER STRATTON email@example.com 978.922.3348 x3
ZERO GRAVITY NATIONAL FINALS The flagship Zero Gravity event. Boys and Girls National Finals attract over 1,000 teams to Boston from over 25 different states to compete for the final crown of the Spring season and the chance to cut down the nets!
ZG GIRLS NATIONAL FINALS
ZG BOYS NATIONAL FINALS
JUNE 1-2, 2024
JUNE 7-9, 2024
You want to be here.
Playing in the ZG Nationals allowed our players and program to go up against some of the most competitive talent on the east coast. It is an extremely well-run and organized event. It is a tournament we look forward to every year.
Executive Director, NEPA Elite
ANN BILL firstname.lastname@example.org 978.922.3348 x710
ZG UPSTATE New Tournaments Our team at Zero Gravity takes pride in orchestrating top-tier basketball events across the country. Our Upstate New York region spans the Capital Region, Western NY, and Central NY, with plans to extend our reach.
Upstate Featured Events Zero Gravity basketball believes every athlete should have the opportunity to play on a great stage. Our goal is to provide a safe, fair and organized environment for every program at our events.
With 11 years of tournament expertise, we prioritize organization, clear communication, and delivering a premium service that directors, coaches, parents, and players can trust.
Battle for the Belt Upstate
Experience a unique Upstate vibe with unparalleled media coverage and behind the scenes access like never before. Our events boast professional staff, dedicated scorekeepers, and are hosted in state-of-the-art facilities. Notable venues include the Impact Athletic Center, a pristine 6-court facility in Halfmoon, NY, featuring hardwood courts, a full restaurant, and ample seating.
Want to win your team’s very own Zero Gravity Championship Belt? One of the biggest events of the season, Battle for the Belt is an instant classic in the Northeast, bringing together some of the best competition with the goal of a ZG Championship Belt!
Partnering with the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center, boasting 4 courts in the heart of beautiful Saratoga Springs, and collaborating with esteemed colleges like Skidmore, Union, and Hudson Valley, we ensure an unparalleled basketball experience for all participants.
Rumble for the Ring Upstate May 18-19
One of the most talked about events during the Spring of 2023 is coming back to Upstate NY in 2024. The Rumble for the Ring provides teams the chance to compete and win custom ZG championship rings!
Battle for NY June 1-2
The Battle for NY is bringing the best of the best in NY and beyond together for one weekend. Teams will be pooled in accordance with their geographical location and skill level, so who you got; NY or the world?
FULL UPSTATE SCHEDULE
Thoroughbred Regional Classic
518 Bracket Challenge
ZG Boys National Finals
Albany Jam Fest
March 23-24 • New York
March 30 • New York
June 7-9 • Massachusetts
June 22-23 • New York
New York Hoop Festival
Chase for the Chain Upstate
Run for the Races
April 6-7 •New York
April 13-14 • New York
July 6-7 • New York
NERR Northeast Hoops Festival
Coaches v. Cancer @ Nook
April 13-14 • Massachusetts
April 13-14 •Pennsylvania
ZG Spring Fling
Battle for the Belt Upstate
April 20-21 • New York
April 27-28 • New York
Capital Region Championships
Upstate King & Queens
May 4-5 • New York
May 11-12 • New York
NERR Super 16
Rumble for the Ring
May 11-12 • New York
May 18-19 • New York
The Summit LIVE
May 17-19 • Manheim, PA
April 27-28 • Atlantic City, NJ
ZG Girls National Finals
Battle for NY
June 1-2 • Massachusetts
June 1-2 • New York
CELEBRATING THE EVERYDAY ATHLETE
MEDIA NIGHTS CLICK CLIPS TO SEE MORE
Before the season gets off and running we set out to chat with programs that will be joining us! Our staff will join your team for a night filled with interviews, practice clips and excitement!
EVENT RECAPS After the weekend, check our main feeds for recap of the best action across all of Zero Gravity.
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS No matter what facility you play at for our events, we want to spotlight YOU! Our team posts throughout the weekend on our regional accounts highlights from each event.
ZGXL The Zero Gravity Exposure League (ZGXL) features some of the best independent teams from up and down the east coast competing in front of college coaches at top notch facilities. Heading into year four of the circuit, the ZGXL is establishing itself as a high level option for exposure to premier colleges & universities in the northeast. Contact Tyler Dill email@example.com
ALL-ACADEMIC BASKETBALL Past 17U Champions 2021: Middlesex Magic - Crotty (MA) 2022: Prodigy Basketball (MA) 2023: High Rise (CT)
The most prestigious academic exposure platform in north america returns home to Babson College, state-of-the-art facilities, 200+ college coaches, 450+ student-athletes and expert guest speakers. Be a part of a full college immersion experience while being evaluated by college coaches from world class institutions. Student-athletes will be coached by college coaches at schools such as Babson College, Johns Hopkins University, Williams College, Amherst College, Tufts University, New York University, Middlebury College, and more!
Contact Thomas Monaco firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Partners West Coast Region
WEST COAST ELITE The largest basketball event operator on the west coast.
SELECT EVENTS The nations leader in girls grassroots basketball. selecteventsbasketball.com
westcoastelitebasketball.com BIGFOOT HOOPS 8 National Events. The best of the best. bigfoothoops.com PRIMETIME SPORTS 130 events a year. Primetime National Basketball Championship draws 830+ teams. playprimetime.com PREMIER BASKETBALL Events drawing 5,000+ teams and 1,500+ college coaches each year.
HOOP GROUP One of the nations iconic grassroots basketball brands. hoopgroup.com BASKETBULL The official event partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. basketbull.org ALL-ACADEMIC BASKETBALL The international leader in academic-focused recruting. allacademicbasketball.com
premierbasketballtournaments.com USA YOUTH HOOPS The largest basketball event operator in the midwest. usayouthhoops.com
HOOP SEEN The authority in grassroots basketball. hoopseen.com