The showcase summer league (for high school players only), is yet another opportunity to give individual student-athletes an opportunity to showcase their abilities and grow not only as basketball players but as individuals.  If you are a parent or player that wants something more out of basketball over the course of the summer (alongside those intense workouts), other than AAU basketball, then this league might be for you.

New summer basketball league ready to tip off

CEDAR RAPIDS - A great alternative to AAU basketball will make its introduction in Eastern Iowa next month. Ray Vasser, founder of the Eastern Iowa High School Summer Showcase League, is very excited about what this new league offers high school players in the area.

Showcase summer basketball league finds success among Eastern Iowa high school hoopers

WALKER - The AAU basketball circuit dominates the summer months, with thousands of high school kids traveling to play in basketball tournaments all across the country. But AAU can get expensive, and not everybody is willing to make the commitment to play on those teams. Ray Vasser may have found a solution.

Defender Ministry Inc.

Boys Youth Basketball in the Cedar Rapids Area

youth basketball cedar rapidsDefender Ministry Inc. (DMI) is a non-profit local and international outreach. We offer various programs for boys youth basketball Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. We serve and educate youth 6 years of age and up building and developing character, mental toughness, and physical ability. Our youth basketball activities are available to not only homeschool students, but also public and parochial students. By focusing on these three aspects of overall development, we encourage each individual to succeed. Defender Ministry Inc seeks to reach our youth beyond the game of basketball by transforming their talents and abilities into life and leadership skills. We concentrate specifically on training and education during our activities by instilling Christian biblical principles as taught by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.​

Our Mission

To promote fundamental development of life, and leadership by teaching Christian biblical principles. We will use various activities as a means of communication by which these lessons and skills can be cultivated.

Vision Statement

We desire to impact our youth through Christ-like character development by educating and instilling Christian biblical principles, through sports and after school activities.

Upcoming Games

Thank you all for your support in the 2016-2017 basketball season!

We'll see in next season.

GO DEFENDERS!