Fees collected will be used for gym rental space, tournament fees, jerseys, coaching costs, and administration. Any profits will be set aside for future potential scholarships. Anyone needing financial assistance: please see the policy and application at: https://www.iowaintensity.org/other-information
Practices: Each practice will be 1.5 hours in length. Practice days and times will be determined after each team is formed. We will practice twice a week from October 1 until Thanksgiving, then once a week thereafter.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who will be the team’s coach?
After tryouts we will assign a coach. Offers for team spots will include the coach assigned if that factors into your decision.
When and where will practices be held?
Practices will be held in Grinnell, Iowa unless a better alternative would happen to come from a surrounding community for gym space (price/availability/convenience). The team’s coach and parents will correspond to try to find the best time to practice once the team is formed. A set schedule will be developed at that time.
What if my child’s age doesn’t have enough for a team?
We will create a waiting list until we get to 7 players at which time the team will be created. A player may also be asked to consider playing up with the grade above.
What is Iowa Intensity and why was it created?
Iowa Intensity is a non-profit program created to provide youth an environment to enhance their basketball skills and life skills to help them reach their full potential as basketball players and citizens. There has been a recent trend of some of the top local youth players leaving town to play with other club teams which makes the local travel teams less competitive and the cost to play out of town is more than double of what is being offered through Intensity. Second, it’s our belief that in the not so distant future that school basketball won’t be available until 9th grade or the Varsity level, due to the costs that schools absorb to offer it, and all of the other outlets that are available to play the game.
What are the goals Iowa Intensity has for its players?
To learn self-discipline, build character and build a strong work ethic. People fall short of their potential because they lack the necessary discipline to be the best that they can be. Character is about having integrity, politeness, humbleness, and honesty. In order for a person to reach their full potential as a citizen in our communities we need to instill a strong work ethic in our children.
When will the tournament schedule be completed?
A set schedule will be developed after a team is formed. It’s expected that we would start tournament play in early November and end the last weekend of February.
Who do I contact with questions?
Chris Hansen, Executive Director, Mobile Phone: 641-990-6708
Larry Jackson, Director of Basketball Operations, Mobile Phone: 641-990-7135
Web Site: www.iowaintensity.org