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Register for the 2020/21 season. Go Spartans!

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IGH Basketball (Grades 3 – 8)

 

  • Philosophy (per IGH Traveling Basketball Associations By-Laws, Policies and Procedures): 
    • Provide an opportunity for players who have developed the necessary skills to compete at an advanced level of competition.      
    • Emphasize practice time as a means to develop and enhance fundamental skills.
    • Require as a prerequisite that players possess a level of fundamental skills commensurate with their age group.
  • Commitments of IGH Basketball:
    • Season runs from approx October through early March
    • 2 practices a week – attendance required (unexcused absences can impact playing time, except for covid-related absences)
    • 4 – 10 weekend tournament (varies by grade)
      • Tournaments in metro area (parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to provide/arrange transportation to and from tournaments)
      • Travel requirement in past have been as close as Eagan with the furthest distance being St Cloud  - two tournaments are held in Inver Grove Heights
      • Younger teams travel less distance for their tournaments
      • Spectators/Fans pay admission to attend games ($5 - $7 per day)
  • $150 volunteer deposit required
    • This $150 check is only cashed if if volunteer requirements are not met.  The volunteer requirement is a 3 hour volunteer shift at EACH Inver Grove Heights hosted tournament (head coach and assistant coach are exempt from volunteer hours for one child).  

 

Other Community Basketball Options:

  • IGH Parks and Recreation Fundamental Basketball Skills Program (Grades 1 - 5)
    • Sharpen your basketball skills by working on the fundamentals with engaging drills and friendly competition.  Beneficial for aspiring players to reinforce fundamentals in a low key environment.
    • Typically runs mid November – mid December
    • See Parks & Recreation Book or go to www.funatthegrove.com for additional information
  • Park & Recreation Basketball Leagues (Grades K-2)
    • Youth will learn the game of basketball in a fun environment.  Each participant will have the opportunity to participate in each game and develop skills.
    • Runs from January to Early March
    • Meets twice a week typically weekdays for games and practices
    • Practices and games are in IGH
  • Middle School Basketball (Grades 7 – 8)
    • Open to IGH Middle School students in grades 7-8 (boys and girls) interested in playing basketball, if multiple team’s players will be placed on team that best fits playing level
    • Meets week days after school (for approx 2 – 3 months)
    • Play games against other area middle schools
    • Busing provided to and from games
    • Students must have transportation to and from school after practices and games
    • Cost of program is $100 - $200
    • There is no charge to get into the games

   


Registration Information

 

IGH Basketball Association provides registration once per year from July to mid-September for the Fall/Winter season of basketball.

NOTE:  Only a $50 deposit is required upfront to hold your registration.  The remainder of the registration and volunteer fees are due when the dates of the player evaluations are announced.  Please register before August 15th.  Early registration helps your IGH Basketball Board better prepare for team sizes, coaches and plan each team's tournaments for the upcoming season.  

The following registration fees apply for the 2020/2021 season:

  • 3rd grade: Registration fee is $50
  • 4th grade: Registration fee is $175
  • 5th grade: Registration fee is $245
  • 6th-8th grades:  Registration fee is $295

If COVID-19 related shutdowns affect the season, the board will determine applicable refunds.


How Registration Fees are spent by IGH Basketball Association

 

Through the leadership of the Board and volunteers, IGH Basketball continues to offer the most reasonable registration fees compared to other area programs.

The largest portion of registration fees covers tournament entry fees and practice facility rental. Other costs consists of the following: offset cost of uniforms, warm up shirts, basketball equipment, tryouts, and misc overhead.

The player fee includes a minimum of 4 tournaments, basketball clinics hosted by Simley High School coaches, 2 practices per week, Shooter shirt, and use of equipment.

IGH Basketball hosts two tournaments each year, income from both tournaments including concession sales also plays a big part in our work to maintain reasonable fees. IGH Basketball constantly strives to keep fees affordable for all families while providing a quality developmental basketball experience for each participant. 

Refund Policy

 

Once try-outs are completed and teams are formed, registration fees are non-refundable.  Registration fees will be refunded for medical reasons or in the event a player does not try out or did not make a team.  For players who make a team, there will be no refund after tryouts unless the board decides otherwise. If COVID-19 related shutdowns affect the season, the board will determine applicable refunds.  There will be no refunds to players who are dismissed from a team for whatever reason during the season.

Scholarships

 

The IGH Basketball Association may provide financial assistance to certain elegible families by reducing or waiving a player's registration fee.

To apply, please contact IGH Basketball Association and see the form below.

 

IGH Basketball Association