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.
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.
click below for tourney flier or online registration
onsite tourney fee agreed fee, plus 25.00, no checks , cash or credit card option only.
team special requests http://www.thuzio.com/acie-earl.html
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
7th /8th girls -vsg white 3rd place, washington crush 2nd place, vsg black champs
can you think of a better deal ? As if your daughter is a k-4th grader we will let them play free for the summer if you want.
We practice sundays 3.30-m to 4.30pm and wed, 5.30pm to 7pm at grantwood elem .
Now the summer months we concentrate on skills and fundamentals of the game so its easier for your daughter to join.
Our 3/4th girls team is our weakest team due to numbers and we need more players. In the past we had the most kids on this team as this was our feeder team to our older teams. This is a great opportunity to introduce your child to real basketball . Rec programs and teams are good but often get your kids in bad habits and not understand the rules of real basketball.
The key to developing a good young player is to start them off young learning the correct rules and style of play. We have our young teams play in a competitive league that call fouls, allow zones, pressing, jump balls and proper free throw and warm up protocol.
Join now for free until aug 15th- call coach earl 319 430 2537 email@example.com
In his multiple year with the YMCA basketball camp system in Coggon, and Davenport , and now this year NIKE. Coach Earl would like to announce his camp dates.
Camp Wapsie- Coggon, Ia , north of cedar rapids. In coach earl’s 7th summer with Camp Wapsie, his week scheduled this year is Aug 4th -8th . In order to register your child for a few hours of basic basketball training, drills and games, please call 319 435 2578 . Boys and girls of all ages are welcome
Coach Earl is in his 3rd year with the Davenport ymca and has 2 weeks of camp. The 1st camp is scheduled July 7th-11th at Davenport North Y 9am- to 11am. The 12th [friday is an optional shooting day for 25.00] .the 2nd camp is scheduled for aug 4-8th 1 pm to 3, 3opm again at davenport north y. Regular cost of camp is 65.00 per kid, 2nd-9th grade, boys and girls. Please call 563 391 7771 for more info. All so basic and advanced players are welcome as we will emphasise skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, ball handling, lay ups, and rebounding. Awards will be handed out for individual competitions and games . Each player will receive a t-shirt.
cant make a camp, then book directly with coach earl to do individual training thru the spring and summer. Training is only 20.00 per hour or 25.00 for 1.5 hours. Accepted methods of pay are cash , or check,. Training is done in Iowa city, on mostly each day . Coach earl emphasises advanced dribbling, shooting form, advanced lay ups, footwork, post moves and out side shooting. Parents are welcome to let coach earl what your child needs and stay and watch workouts as he will normally talk you thru each drill and why it done and what it is used for. Coach earl specializes in muscle memory and exsercise science techniques and principles from his graduate degree in Sports -business rec. Parents can pre pay for a discount and or bring other kids for a multiple discount. No age limit on kids k-12th boys or girls. call to schedule anytime 319 430-2537
Dont miss the 1st ever Nike camp in iowa for ages 8-17 held at Cedar Valley sports complex in cedar falls iowa. camp is July 14-18th mon-fri 9am to 3pm. Lunch can be bought 12-1pm. Players can register at 1800 nike camp or http://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball . For so more info call 319 291-0165