Intensive Basketball Camp Staff
The mission of The Intensive Basketball Camp is to offer a level of basketball instruction and life skills training that cannot be replicated at any other basketball skills development camp. In order to make that goal a reality, we hire an expert staff of experienced basketball camp leadership and counselors, which in 2016 included high school coaches, college coaches, college players, a former NBA player / current professional player, a sports leadership and mental training educator, and a full-time athletic training staff. We teach our staff to actively participate in the drills with the players when they can, so when there's an opportunity to get in the mix and train along with the players, they lead by example.
We will maintain a total camper to staff ratio of at least 10:1 for this camp. We also have a full-time training staff at all practices and conditioning workouts. Our lead trainer will be a certified ATC, while other trainers will consist of certified ATCs and college students in the field.
We are excited to welcome Tim Bergstraser as the Director of The Intensive Basketball Camp! Tim was on the IBC staff in 2017 and we were so impressed by his coaching skills and ability to connect with and motivate young athletes that we decided to bring him back as the Director in 2018.
He recently joined Quincy University as an Assistant Coach after spending two years coaching at the University of Minnesota - Moorhead, where the Dragons went 54-12, winning two division championships and a conference championship in 2016-2017. The Dragons also went to two consecutive NCAA tournaments with Bergstraser on staff.
For his efforts, Bergstraser received the NABC Under Armour 30-Under-30 award.
During the 2014-2015 season, Bergstraser served as an assistant coach the the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
In his playing career, Berstraser attended St. Cloud State. As a Huskie, Bergstraser made a trip the the NCAA Final Four in the 2009-2010 season. Bergstraser was an all conference performer in 2011-2012, averaging 12.8 points per game and grabbing 7.5 rebounds per game.
Mental Training Leader
From Deerwood, Minnesota, Savor played college basketball at Minnesota State - Moorhead before going on to work with Pat Summit at the University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball program as the strength coach while earning a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology. He currently owns his own business called Secrets in Sports where he works with athletes of all ages at the high school, college and professional level to help them change the way they compete through developing mental strength, leadership skills, and a positive attitude.
*NOTE: The counselors below may not be part of the staff in 2018. We will update this page as soon as we confirm 2018 counselors.
Sam Peters, from Owatonna, Minnesota, played college basketball at Bethany Lutheran College before beginning his coaching career at the same school. After spending 4 years at the high school level, he is now coaching at Division II Minnesota State University - Mankato. He is also the head coach and co-owner of the 17U Minnesota Rise AAU program in Southern Minnesota.
From Minneapolis, Minnesota, Burgess played high school basketball locally at Minneapolis North, helping lead his team to a state championship along with former University of Wisconsin star Kammron Taylor. Burgess went on to play college basketball at Minnesota State - Moorhead from 2007-2009. He has more than 10 years of basketball coaching experience at the high school level, and now coaches at Totino Grace High School in the Twin Cities.
From Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mieure has been coaching for more than 10 years at the high school, Division I, Division II, and Division III levels across the country. After a stint at Weber State University, he will be coaching this year at the North Dakota School of Science Junior College.
Asha Knight, from Burnsville, Minnesota, played her college basketball at Concordia St. Paul University in St. Paul Minnesota (Division 2). She is also an AAU basketball coach.
Jeremy Becker, from Coon Rapids, Minnesota, is a Junior at Bethany Lutheran College where he plays on the Men’s Basketball team. Becker has played the last two years helping the team double their wins from his Freshman year.
Head Athletic Trainer
Steven Krouse is the Head Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning coach of the University of Minnesota - Crookston. Krouse is certified by the National Athletic Trainer Association Board of Certification, and he is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also an instuctor in the Exercise Science department teaching classes in Kinesiology and Exercise Prescription. Krouse graduated from the College of Saint Scholastica in 2014 where he earned a Master of Science in Athletic Training. During his time at St. Scholastica, Krouse worked as a trainer for the University of Minnesota Duluth women's basketball team, as well as the football and track and field teams at St. Scholastica and the football and volleyball teams at Northwestern High School in Maple, Wisconsin. In addition to his collegiate experience, Krouse also worked as an intern at ESPN's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, during the summer of 2013. During this time he provided medical care for male and female athletes competing in the sports of soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, gymnastics, track and field, football, tennis, wrestling and volleyball. He has also provided medical coverage at the Drew Brees Passing Academy, the Wounded Warriors Softball Camp and the Special Olympics. He has also volunteered at the Minnesota State High School Cross Country Championship and Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minn.