Iowa Gym Rats is an organization developed in 2008, that specializes in hosting basketball tournaments for the youth in Iowa and around the Midwest. In 2013-2014 Iowa Gym Rats added teams to the overall program and had a successful 1st year.

Prior to 2008, Iowa Gym Rats held and organized all events for a club basketball program called All Iowa Attack. In 2008, Iowa Gym Rats was formed and quickly expanded the events here in Central Iowa.

Our 9th year was a great success as we have found a great home in Des Moines, Iowa. The host site for all Iowa Gym Rats events is Kingdom Courts. The facility offers 4 courts under one roof. There are 4 high school floors inside the facility, along with “The Baseline,” a full-fledged cafe.

The main goal of Iowa Gym Rats is to host tournaments that are professional and organized in a manner that respects everyone’s time and efforts. We also want the young athletes involved to feel special when they play in our events, and in order to accomplish that, we do our best to accomplish the following for each event:

  1. Communicate with teams and parents in order to keep everyone fully aware of what is to be expected.

  2. Schedule, rules, and gym directions are sent out in a timely manner. You will have everything at least one week before the event.

  3. Offer top notch facilities.

  4. Hire Iowa High School Certified Officials.

  5. Keep games on time and running smooth.

  6. We have fun.

In the end our wish is for the players, coaches, and parents to have a good time!