Coach earl has 2 holiday clinics this winter in december to keep your child’s skills sharp over break.
Dec 21-22 In the Quad Cities area at Sportstown complex -1700 Blackhawk trail rd, Eldridge
Camp times are 11am to 2pm, 2nd-12th grades/boys- girls
cost is 100.00 per kid.
Dec 27-28-29th , in North Liberty =80 birch st, north Liberty, ia
Camp times are 12pm-3pm daily , 2nd- 12th grades , boys and girls
cost is 100.00 per kid,
register by calling coach earl directly by credit card 319 430-2537
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
more info 319 430-2537 -email@example.com, we take kids year around, so call for details
Venom sports girls-boys 8th annual Fall shoot out now open for registration-
click below for link to registration form –
sCHEDULE -final thurs oct 22-6.43pm
mercer scanlon gym adress- 2701 bradford drive, iowa city
south east jr hs gym -2501 bradford drive ,iowa city
late price 125.00 -oct 17-if available in some divisions only
115.00 loyalty price -if you have played in our tourneys before
Sorry parents if anyone has an earlier then expected schedule. We had some some gym snags due to limited court space and not wanting to have 7.30pm or 8.30pm games. we thought by being done earlier would be better for most teams since most teams were out of town teams and had a long drive back.
coaches and team reps please see team check desk to fill out team forms , waivers and some late entry team fees. parents there will be admission charged at both sites and only 2 coaches will be allowed in for free.
5th-6th girls-vsg white , iowa elite 4th, peoria jems 6th , iowa elite 5th, vsg black- each team plays each other except the 2 iowa elite teams, best record wins championship, and so on for 2nd and 3rd
5-6th boys -iowa elite grey, iowa elite black/ iowa city thunder, iowa city lil hawks,- each team plays each other except the 2 iowa elite teams, best record wins championship, and so on for 2nd and 3rd
7th girls-mirrage, team quick, peoria jems- each teams plays each other for seeding then bracket play
8th-9th girls -iowa elite , vsg, peoria jems, purple cyclones-each team plays each other except the 2 iowa elite teams, best record wins championship, and so on for 2nd and 3rd
11-12 varsity boys-ottumwa, team swoosh, cr storm,-each teams plays each other for seeding then bracket play
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.
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.
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.
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
Click on the links to register below or call 1800 NIKE CAMP
Quad cities location in our 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.
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.
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
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 https://store.shottracker.com/venom
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.
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
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.
Register your team below link.
Divisions of teams confirmed
****NO PARENT ADMISSION!!!****
CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE – NO CARRY IN FOOD OR DRINKS
Girls-schedule -final results below
spring fling 15
|Court A||Court B|
|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|
|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 8th , cedar rapids storm , davenport next level-2nd place, centerville tigerhawks-champs
11-12 varsity-team swoosh, benton-2nd place, team x, montezuma – minn thunder- champs
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.
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.
All kids at camp received a camp Nike shirt, evaluations , certificates, wrist bands and the kids who pre-registered received a Nike camp ball.
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 https://store.shottracker.com/venom
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.
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.