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August 23, 2015 / Coach Acie Earl

Venom sports boys and girls teams merge with iowa Elite

Effective immediately , Venom sports boys will merge and become iowa Elite.  iowa elite is a well known boys program, from the des Moines area for the last 5 plus years.  iowa Elite competes at the local and national AAU level with teams from 2nd -12th grades.

the Eastern Iowa Elite teams will play fall league in cedar rapids and tourneys all around the state.  players will have the option to play and practice with the Iowa elite teams in des moines as well.

tryouts for eastern iowa players will be aug 30th sun, 5-6pm at grantwood elem -1901 lakeside drive, ic, ia 52245, cost is 15.00 dollars


iowa elite

more info 319 430-2537, we take kids year around, so call for details

vsb 3/4th team

3/4th venom boys

August 20, 2015 / Coach Acie Earl

Venom Sports fall shootout now open for registration-boys -girls, oct 24th sat, 3-12th grades

Venom sports girls-boys 8th annual Fall shoot out now open for registration-

click below for link to registration form –

way to go tigers


normal price 115.00 -sept 20-oct 16

late price 125.00 -oct 17-if available

105.00 loyalty price -if you have played in our tourneys before


3/4th girls -vsg,

3/4th boys-venom sports boys , iowa elite

5th girls-vsg, iowa elite

5ht boys-iowa elite

6th girls -vsg, iowa dragons , iowa elite , vsg

6th boys -iowa elite, venom sports boys

7th girls-iowa elite

7th boys-iowa elite

8th girls -iowa elite , vsg

8th boys- iowa elite , illinios effects

9-10 jv girls -iowa eilte

9-10 boys jv-iowa eilte

11-12th girls -iowa elite . team severe,

11-12 varsity boys-iowa elite, team swoosh

storm are champs

tri state storm

play in a early tourney to get your team back in shape before the Nov season.  Certified refs, medals and trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams.  3pt lines , full courts and ,low 3 dollar admission.

May 7, 2015 / Coach Acie Earl

Coach Earl announces his Nike camp dates and training schedule for spring and summer

Teams are made in the Fall and winter; and Players are made in the Spring and summer.  Im not sure who invented that phrase but it is 100% true.  The season is over and parents are happy to not be going to practices and tourneys on the weekend.  Kids are happy to come home and rest after school and go outside in the evening with warm weather.  But now with the great weather and time what are the kids and parents doing to improve their kid ?  Chances are mom and dad tells the kid to go outside and shoot on the hoop.  as most everyone has a hoop now days.  Most of us even have the hoops that are adjustable , glass backboard or even cemented into the ground.  But is it being used? or used productively ? Many times i ride my bike thru our neighborhood and I see many hoops in driveways.  almost always they are never being used and then sometimes when I do see kids on them, the hoops are down to 8 foot and kids are dunking nerf balls.

dani lyons


so it brings me to my point, not enough kids working on skills and improving.  As with any skill , if you dont work on it youl lose it.  Muscle memory has to be embedded with anyone, but more with kids as their brains arent developed yet.  Most kids are doing 2-4 sports so if they go from 1 sport to the other their skills arent set yet.

coach earl trains zack

coach earl and zack

So this is where coach earl come in.  Ive been training kids since 2004.  Boys and girls from 1st grade all the way thru high school.  Too busy as a parent?  other siblings to run around or just hectic work schedule?  then drop your kid off with me and let me improve them.  Even training 1 time a week, or maybe 2 times a week can drastically improve your child.

Cost is 20.00 for 1 hour and 25.00 for 1.5 hours.  in IOWA  city or davenport locations.  Call for more details 319 430-2537 .  Coach Earl trains Mon thru Fri in iowa city and Sun in both Iowa city and Davenport and /saturday by appointment only.  

For those who cant make regular training Coach earl does host 3 Nike camps and basketball thru camp wapsie in July and aug

cedar valley sports complex

nike camp waterloo

Click on the links to register below or call 1800 NIKE CAMP

Quad cities location in our 1st year.

nike wloo

nike wloo 1st year

Cedar Rapids location in our 1st year at the brand new Team Iowa 4 court modern facility.  All Team iowa players who register get a 10.00 gift card at end of camp.

north liberty, ia 2014

nike holiday camp

Our 2nd year at camp at the grand Waterloo /cedar Falls sports complex in downtown waterloo.  over 6 courts for the players.  Last year over 50 kids registered so dont wait.

camp wapsie

coach earl at wapsi

If your kid is at Camp Wapsie in the Aug session , sign them up for basketball skills to keep their skills up thru the week an hour a day with the link below

ipad, wrist and net sensor

shot tracker

Camp weeks dont work out ? then order the most innovative shooting device Coach Earl has over seen.  The shot tracker can track and record each shot a kid shoots and makes or misses.  On their smart phone or Ipad device, as the app is free.  The wrist sensor each kid wears on their wrist band or shooting sleeve.  The net sensor atttaches to the net. and then shoot away.  order from my store and get a free book ,dvd or training session.  Order here 

kenya earl with her shot tracker

shot tracker and kenya

January 9, 2015 / Coach Acie Earl

Venom spring fling 3-12th grades boys -girls -final results

This is our 8th annual venom spring fling boys -girls 3-12th grade tourney.  Our biggest event of the season as we get teams from all over the midwest.

winter 2014

vsg 6th

3 game guarantee, in some divisions 4 or 5 games will be played.  All games certified officials , player medals and team trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams.

March 14th-sat girls- thanks parents and kids for playing

March 15th-sun boys -thanks parents and kids for playing

School teams and AAU/Travel teams will be seeded and or split accordingly to ensure fair play and equal play when applicable

prairie hawks

prairie girls

Games will be played in Iowa City location  mercer scanlon gym

girls teams will play on saturday only

boys teams on sunday only.

General admission will be free for everyone.

belvidere girls


Register your team below link.


Divisions of teams confirmed


Girls-schedule -final results below 

spring fling 15

Court A Court B
Saturday Home vs Away Court B Home vs Away
8:00 VSG 3rd/4th Solon 3rd/4th Swarm VSG 5th
8:50 vsg 3/4 highland Solon 5th VSG 5th
9:40 Solon 3rd/4th Highland 2 Rivers Players Swarm
10:30 team ice keokuk purple cyclones vsg 7th
11:20 Tri State Storm 4th Solon 3rd/4th 2 Rivers Players VSG 5th
12:10 waterloo phenom Keokuk tri state storm fort madison
1:00 hancock Tri State Storm purple cyclones iw chargers
1:50 Tri Statejr  Storm Highland 2 Rivers Players Solon 5th
2:40 waterloo phenom fort madison tri state storm In da mix
3:30 hancock team ice vsg 7th iw chargers
4:20 Tri State jr Storm VSG 3rd/4th Swarm Solon 5th
5:10 ft madison in da mix waterloo phenom tri state storm
6:00 7th 3rd 8th 3rd 7th 2nd 8th 2nd
6:50 7th 1st 8th 1st

3/4th girls-vsg, solon-2nd , highland-3rd, ,tri state jr storm-champs 

5th –vsg-2nd place, solon, swarm- , 2 river players-champs

7th-team ice-champions ,keokuk 3rd place,  , hancock go shock -2nd place

8th-vsg-2nd  ,iw chargers, purple cyclones –

11-12th varsity-, ,waterloo phenom, N da mix, ft madison , tri state storm- champs 

Boys -start at 9am and games done by 4.30pm-all games at mercer scanlon gym 2701 bradford drive,ic ia

schedule final results below-

Court A Court B
Sunday Home vs Away Court B Home vs Away
9:30 Minneapolis Thu Team X Montezuma HS Team Swoosh
10:30 Team X Benton-Walmac In Minneapolis Thunder Montezuma HS
11:30 Davenport Next L Centerville Tigerha Jr Warriors 8th CR Storm
12:20 Team X Montezuma HS Benton-Walmac Inferno Team Swoosh
1:10 CR Storm Centerville Tigerha IntermeJr. Warriors 8th Davenport Next Le
2:00 Team X Team Swoosh Minneapolis Thunder Benton-Walmac I
2:50 CR Storm Davenport Next Lev Interme Jr. Warriors 8th Centerville Tiger
3:40 Minneapolis Thun Team Swoosh Montezuma HS Benton-Walmac I

9-10jv- cedar rapids jr warriors 8thcedar rapids storm , davenport next level-2nd place, centerville tigerhawks-champs

11-12 varsity-team swoosh, benton-2nd place,   team x, montezuma – minn thunder- champs

January 8, 2015 / Coach Acie Earl

Coach Earl’s Nike skills dribbling/shooting holiday camp dec 29-30 a big sucess

While most kids were eating Holiday goodies over break about 27 boys and girls grades 2nd-12th were working on their skills in North Liberty.

ll boys group

nike camp-holiday dec

Coach earl has now ran 2 camps for Nike skills, with the 1st one last summer in Waterloo ,Ia.  There are now plans to do 2 in summer 2015 in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids area July 13-22nd.  Call 1800-nike -camp to register next summer.

north liberty, ia 2014

nike holiday camp

All kids at camp received a camp Nike shirt, evaluations , certificates, wrist bands and the kids who pre-registered  received a Nike camp ball.

brand new courts

cedar valley sports complex

November 26, 2014 / Coach Acie Earl

Coach Earl announces new partnership with SHOT TRACKER

Over the years for Coach Earl has seen and tested many basketball devices, machines and apps in his basketball life.  From dribble goggles, big balls, dribble pro balls, weighted balls, post blocking pad, shooting machines, cones, speed-agility ladder, shooting hand place placement ball, weighted vest, ankle and arm weights, Noah shooting arc.  All those were and are good devices and many of them I have used personally and bought for my teams and my very own kids.

But I am here to tell you , Coach Earl has now found the the best and most innovative basketball device I’ve ever seen.  This device please click to view below

This new device is timeless and not age or gender specific.  Some of those devices above I listed are good for young kids but as kids get older and better they lose their value.  Some of the devices can’t be used by young kids as they are not strong enough or big enough to get the value of it.  Again this new device is timeless, as my 3rd grader and my 10th grader can get equal value of the SHOT TRACKER.

order it here

Now as a parent/dad/Coach , the biggest thing you always ask your kids , Did you shoot today?  Ok you did, how many did you Make ?  So over time, what happens , they lie, over calculate , or just don’t remember how many they made or shot.  So as parents, we get smart and we have them create a ledger, make a sheet, or record in a notebook.  Then over time , it gets lost, they forget it in their bags, or at home ,or it gets so crumpled up and its worthless.  Or again they inflate the makes and shots as we don’t know how hard or fast they shot, game speed or training speed.

So  again this device solves any problem you might have had above.  Plus it uses technology we all have, we all have access to an Ipad and we all have smart phones, either android/galaxy or Iphone.  The apps are free to download so its no additional cost. Plus all the kids are tech savy so its easy to use.  Most of all ,as a dad or coach you can see what your kid has done shooting wise.  No more ,yes dad I shot, yes coach I’ve been practicing all summer.  You as a coach can download the free coaches app and be able to track all your players or kids shooting progress.  It automatically measures 3 pt shots, free throws , lay ups and just regular shots.  So no more guessing or stopping to note or record the shots and makes.  All the apps are avail on samsung or the apple store again free.

The 2 part device works like this.  The motion chip is embedded in a wrist band or shooting sleeve, which both come with the device free.  The sensor is a 2×2 inch plastic clip on device that clips strongly to the net.  The plastic clip is rechargeable by a usb cord like a phone or ipad device so never needs batteries.  The clip on is portable as well so it can be taken to any gym or hoop.  All the info is sent to your phone and or ipad and stored for life.  All this for the reasonable price of only 149.00 plus shipping coming from Kansas City.

order now-5 to 7 days

ships quickly and cheap

I was so impressed with the company I met with them this Fall, as the COO/ co founder of SHOT TRACKER  came to my hotel while one of my Venom teams were playing in a tourney.  They loved what I was doing for youth ball as a coach and trainer and offered to make me a sales rep.  For each device sold from our Venom store ,each client will receive a free book or dvd from me as a token of my appreciation.  So dont wait to order now , as they can have it to you in 5-7 days from order online below.

July 26, 2014 / Coach Acie Earl

venom sports boys/girls teams fall tourney results and Dec 28th winter final results- 2014-2015 season

Venom sports boys and girls are happy to announce their fall and winter tourney dates.  Our tourneys are perfect for any of level boys and girls teams.

Venom sports tourneys have now reset the bar with no parent admission.  Many tourney directors have price gauged parents and teams with 5-6 and 7 dollar parent admission plus high priced concessions.  Many times a family can’t bring the siblings, grandparents , friends of the family and can’t attend due to cost.

fear no more as listed below our all inclusive price where all parents and spectators get in free, kids, parents, grandparents and family friends .


Dont miss out to challenge your players versus top programs.

At any time coach earl can take a credit card team payment on his phone thru square reader and save you the tourney machine credit card processing fee.

Thuzio Profile


tourney winners

click below for tourney flier  or online registration

click to register for our tourneys

register here for our tourneys

onsite tourney fee agreed fee, plus 25.00, no checks , cash or credit card option only.

team special requests


2701 bradford drive, iowa city ia,

3/4th boys – VSB white-2nd place, vsb black, cr. swish -champs,  cedar rapids cougars,

5/6th girls -lightning 4th ], wilton sharks-1st place. vsg-2nd place, lone tree,

7/8th girls  south east iowa stars 2nd place, vsg black,  wilton beavers-champs, des moines team x, 

7.8th boys-,cedar falls tigers,wolf creek timberwolves 1, wolf creek timberwolves 2,bowers chriropractic , 

9-10- jv boys, , des moines team x,j hawks, cedar rapids cougars 


iowa stars

se iowa stars

Fall Shootout Only-sun oct 25th – 3-12th boys and girls- final results

Tourney divisions and teams 

7/8th girls -vsg-champs, south east iowa stars 2nd place ,team iowa 

7.8th boys –ultimate choice swish-2nd place ,  iowa city dream team-champs, wolf  creek timberwolves ,waterloo impact ,

9-10- jv boys, cedar rapids rush, benton-2nd place, craft conchran panthers-champs,  iowa team swoosh-3rd

9-10 jv girls Keokuk, iowa heat-2nd place, ,waterloo phenom-champs

onsite registration fee, agreed team fee ,plus 25.00 for teams paying day of, cash or credit card only, no checks . or no medals or trophies will be awarded

click below for online registration

vsg 5/6th

vsg 5/6th

onsite tourney fee, agreed team fee plus 25.00

dec sun 28th-Venom sports boys winter games -3-8th boys and girls. final results below

free entry parent admission

mercer/scanlon gym in iowa city 2701 bradford drive, ic ia 52245

download flier here and send in by mail to reserve your spot VenomWinter2014TeamRegistrationV1

anytime call or email coach earl for questions, team info , rules ect, 319 430-2537 or, or to pay by credit card and register early.


VENOM WINTER GAMES 2014-sun dec 28th, mercer scanlon gym, 2701 bradford drive ,ic ia
Court A Court B
10:00 Iowa City Spot vs Davenport Future Venom Girls – Black vs Washington Crush
10:50 Iowa City Spot vs Martin Brothers 6th Venom Girls – Black vs Venom Girls – White
11:40 Davenport Future vs Des Moines Ambition Venom Girls – White vs Washington Crush
12:30 Iowa City Spot vs Des Moines Ambition vs
1:20 Martin Brothers6th vs Davenport Future Girls 2nd seed vs Girls- 3rd seed
2:10 Martin Bro – 6th vs Des Moines Ambition Girls 1st seed vs Winner 2nd/3rd

7th boys-,martin brothers elite,iowa city spot 2nd place, des moines ambitiion, davenport future -champs

7-8th boys

des moines team x

7th /8th girls -vsg white 3rd place,  washington crush 2nd place, vsg black champs

7th boys

iowa city spot


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