This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Linn-Mar Junior Lion Boys Basketball Tournament. However, due to the COVID pandemic, the 5th/6th grade divisions of the tournament will not be held this year.
The tournament for 7th grade boys will be held on Jan. 23, 2021.
The tournament for 8th grade boys will be held on Jan. 24, 2021.
The cost to enter this tournament is $240 per team for early entries, $260 for later entries (see entry information page below for details). Entry fees also provide for (20) wristbands that allow coaches & fans enter the tournament site. NO TICKETS OR WRISTBANDS WILL BE SOLD AT THE TOURNAMENT.
Everyone who isn’t playing in the games will be asked to wear a mask (spectators, coaches, bench players).
All games are played at Linn-Mar High School. Teams are guaranteed 3 games.
Linn-Mar High School basketball players work the scorers’ tables & we try very hard to have 2 certified officials working each game.
The Junior Lion Tournament is designed for school teams only. In order to participate in the Junior Lion Tournament all players must fit in one of the following 2 categories (NO EXEMPTIONS!):
1) All players are enrolled at the same middle school or junior high,
2) All players are currently attending middle schools or junior highs that directly feed the same high school. With open enrollment, anyone can say they are attending any school next year. Our entries are based on where the player is CURRENTLY enrolled. If a team has players that don’t meet at least 1 of the 2 conditions listed above but would still like to participate in the tournament, the team must play up one grade level higher than their “oldest” player.
Individual medals are awarded to the winner & runner up at each grade level. Attached below are the following PDF files: 1) an entry form, 2) general tournament information, 3) tournament rules, and 4) a waiver form.
If you are interested in entering a team, please send a check made out to Linn-Mar Schools to the following address:
Joyce Dayton Linn-Mar High School
3111 N. 10th St. Marion, IA 52302
Some grade levels fill up quickly, so to guarantee a spot in the tournament, please send us your entry/check ASAP.
Please bring your waiver form to the check-in table on the day of the tournament. Thanks for your interest in our tournament.
If you have questions, you can contact us at: