register online click here register online here

We are now happy to open up our registration for our 9th annual Spring fling tourney.  We will have grades 3rd -12th grades boys and girls.

Trophies and medals for 1st and 2nd place teams.  certified refs ,

gym location-mercer/scanlon gym 2701 bradford drive, ic ia 52245

Girls saturday march 12th only

Boys sunday march 13th only

click to print out flier and send in by mail VenomSpringFling2016TeamRegistrationV1

register here register onlin

125.00 -march 2nd and after


schedule posted 3-8 10.01pm

Venom Sports Spring Tourney

Saturday March 12th, 2016

Girls Division-held at mercer scanlon gym, 2701 bradford drive ,iowa city, ia 52245.

Court A Court B
9:00 Iowa Venom Elite-L Davenport West – Showtime_W Mirage VSG
9:50 South East Elite-W VSG 4th-L Clear Creek Amana Tri State Storm -4th
10:40 Tri State Storm hs-L Davenport West – Showtime-W Mirage Bluebirds
11:30 Tri State Storm -4th-W VSG 4th-L South East Elite-W Clear Creek Amana
12:20 Tri State Storm-w  vs Iowa Venom Elite-L Bluebirds VSG
1:10 HS Seed 2 HS Seed 3 7th Seed 2 7th Seed 3
2:00 VSG 4th-L vs Clear Creek Amana-W vs Tri State Storm -4th South East Elite
2:50 tri state storm hs-L  championshi showtime/dav west-W 7th Seed 1 7th Winner 2/3
none  moms  hot


Div 4th-6th Win Loss Pt Diff
Tri State Storm -4th  III
South East Elite  I  II
Clear Creek Amana  II  I
VSG 4th  III


Div 7th Win Loss Pt Diff
Mirage  III
Bluebirds  II


Div HS Win Loss Pt Diff
Tri State Storm  II  II
Davenport West – Showtime  III
Iowa Venom Elite  III


complete stats from the whole day link to complete stats of the tourney

3/4th girls-vsg-4th tri state storm-champs,  southeast elite -3rd, clear creek amana-2nd 

3-6th will be a mixed division to make sure matchups are equal for skill and grade level.

7th girls, Mirage-3rd, vsg-2nd , bluegirls-champs- 

11-12th varsity girls- iowa venom elite-3rd, tri state storm-2nd, davenport west/showtime-champs

or register here register your team

boys march 13th sunday-mercer scanlon gym -27o1 bradford drive, iowa city, ia 52245

Sunday March 13th, 2016

Boys Division

Court A Court B
10:00 VSB-L  vs IC Lil Hawks 6th_W Shockers – 7th-L IC Lil Hawks – 8th-W
10:50 bye bye Cougars – 7th-L  vs Reservoir Dogs – 8th_W
11:40 IC Lil Hawks 6th-W  vs Impact-L bye bye
12:30 Cougars – 7th  vs IC Lil Hawks – 8th Shockers – 7th-L  vs Reservoir Dogs – 8th_W
1:20 VSB-L Impact-W bye bye
2:10 VSB-L vs Impact -W Cougars – 7th  champ Shockers – 7th
3:00 Lil Hawks 6th -W Impact -L Reservoir Dogs – 8th vs IC Lil Hawks – 8th
3:50 none  massage none none  foot none


Div 5th/6th Win Loss Pt Diff
Impact  II  II
IC Lil Hawks  III


Div 7th/8th Win Loss Pt Diff
Cougars – 7th  III
Shockers – 7th  I  II
Reservoir Dogs – 8th  III
IC Lil Hawks – 8th  II  I


5th -6boys- , vsb-3rd, impact-2nd  ,lil hawks -champs

7-8th boys- , cougars-4th, shockers-3rd place, resevoier dogs-champs, lil hawks 2nd


In his 3rd summer with Nike basketball sports camps Coach earl announces 3 weeks of dates in the state of Iowa.  Currently Coach Earl is the only rep in Iowa to host Nike Sports camps for basketball. Sign up below by clicking on the below links.

register now for early bird special early bird special link-low price

The 3 weeks will be in 3 cities in Iowa

Eldridge-Quad Cities-Sports town 1855 blackhawk trail rd

quad cities nike summer camp-july 18-22nd

Cedar Rapids -Location TBA

cedar rapids area -aug 1-4th

Waterloo-Cedar Falls-Cedar Falls sports complex

register here for waterloo/cedar falls aug 8-11th

for more info call coach earl directly 319 430- 2537 or email

refunds given for siblings and multiple players from same team or program

parents click here

Another great camp in the state of Iowa for your boy or girl 2-12th grades. We work on the basic skills of dribbling, ball handling , shooting, rebounding, defense.  But we also work on the advanced moves for high level players with pro and college level drills and workouts.

improve your players click here

Each camper gets a Nike camp t-shirt, wrist band, landyard, Nike skills player workbook, certificate ,camp evaluation and opportunity to buy a Nike Lebron James ball for under market price.

camp starts at 9am each day and ends at 3pm,  there will be 1 hour for lunch 12-1pm where drinks, snacks and lunch can be bought or campers can bring there own lunch.

Concessions and Nike, Adidas , shot tracker merchandise sold daily.

Coach earl has 2 holiday clinics this winter in december.

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, 

click to register online

Camps will feature basic and advanced dribbling skills and mass shooting drills. A perfect  way to not get rusty over the holiday break and improve your child.  Call Coach Earl Register by credit card daily.

north liberty .ia

Nike holiday camp dec 29-30

These are great camps to start your child off with more basketball or introduce them to the game

Venom sports girls and iowa Elite high school girls have merged to form a great travel team for Eastern iowa area.  Venom sports girls typically draw from the iowa city, cedar rapids, davenport, keokuck, and Missouri border area.  Now with merging with iowa elite girls they will pull from the des moines and ankeny, pella area.

Former tryouts for the spring will be held at Grantwood elementary 1901 lakeside drive, iowa city,ia 52245 4-5pm, cost is 15.00 and includes a free t shirt.

usjn in chicago

usjn nationals

All ages are welcome for its 3/4th ,5/6th.,7/8th ,jv and high school teams

for more info on costs, teams, practices and tourneys please call coach earl directly 319 430-2537 or

Venom sports 8th annual fall shootout now open for registration , 3 games ,1 day,

go shock


late price 125.00 -oct 17-if available

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



girls divisions

a great way to kick off your season and get ready for tourneys and fall league.  extra games available for 30.00 per game by request.

print schedule here

schedule -final-updated 6.34pm thursday oct 22

Court A Court B
Team 1 vs Team 2 Team 1 vs Team 2
8:00 Iowa City Thunder Iowa City Little Hawks Davenport Team Quick Drills Iowa City Mirage
8:50 Cedar Rapids Storm Ottumwa Iowa Elite Blue/Black Iowa Elite Grey
9:40 Iowa Elite Grey Iowa City Little Hawks Iowa City Mirage Peoria Jems 7th
10:30 Cedar Rapids Storm Ames Swoosh Peoria Jems 8th VSG
11:20 Iowa Elite Blue/Black Iowa City Little Hawks Ames Swoosh Ottumwa
12:10 Peoria Jems 8th DM Purple Cyclones Iowa Elite 8th VSG
1:00 Iowa Elite Blue/Black Iowa City Thunder 2nd Pool 3rd Pool
1:50 Winner 2nd/3rd pool 1st Pool Peoria Jems 8th Iowa Elite 8th
2:40 Iowa Elite Grey Iowa City Thunder DM Purple Cyclones VSG
South East Junior High
Court C (Small Gym) Court D (Large Gym)
Team 1 vs Team 2 Team 1 vs Team 2
8:50 Iowa Elite 5th Peoria Jems DM Purple Cyclones Iowa Elite 8th
9:40 VSG Pink Iowa Elite 4th VSG Black Iowa Elite Davis
10:30 Iowa Elite Davis Peoria Jems VSG Black Iowa Elite 5th
11:20 VSG Black Iowa Elite 4th Davenport Team Quick Drills Peoria Jems 7th
12:10 VSG Pink Iowa Elite 5th Iowa Elite 4th Peoria Jems
1:00 2nd Pool 3rd Pool
1:50 Winner 2nd/3rd pool 1st Pool

Parents and coaches please note that we had to adjust the schedule to not have 7 and 8pm games so some teams had earlier then expected game times.  We feel its a bit better to be done earlier then to go on into the night.  Teams and coaches please check in at team check in to turn in team entry forms , waivers and payments if needed.  There will be a 3.00 parents entry fee at both sites.  Please note both sites are walking distance from each other .

Mercer -scanlon gym adress- 2701 bradford drive ,iowa city, ia 52245-use back entrance 

South east jr hs adress–2501 bradford drive , iowa city ,ia 

5th-6th  girls-Iowa elite 4th, ,peoria jems, Iowa Elite 5th-1st place, vsg white, vsg black-3rd place, iowa elite davis-2nd place

5th-6th  boys-Iowa elite grey-champions, iowa elite blue-black-2nd place, iowa city little hawks, iowa city thunder,-

7th- girls-davenport team quick drills-championship,  peoria jems-2nd place, mirrage-3rd place

8th -9th girls -vsg-champions, peoria gems-3rd,  Iowa Elite-4th, purple cyclones-2nd place

11-12th-varsity boys- team swoosh-3rd, ottumwa=champions, cedar rapids storm-2nd

thanks for playing parents and coaches, we will hope to see your for our spring fling in march

Venom sports girls travel team is proud to announce some of their girls attended Mizzou elite camp.

Rose, Teren , maddyson , and sam won 3on 3 in the 7-8th grade div   all class of 2020

3on 3 winners

mizzou elite camp

2 other Venom girls were 1on 1 winners also, Kenya Earl 2017 class and Rose Nkumu class of 2020.

1on1 winners

rose-kenya 1on 1

the venom crew with head coach


vsg at mizzou camp

sam,kenya,rose,head coach, teren,maddy, kacie all did well at Mizzou elite camp

Coach earl with venom sports girls has a strong belief in sending our top girls to college elite camps as much as possible.  With college camps the players get coached by college coaches and instructed by D1 college players .  Also the players get to play against other great players.

By cutting down on our team practices and summer tourneys we allow our Venom players to use that time to be recruited and experience the college campuses.

Spring is my favorite time of year for a basketball player.  its the time when all the parents and kids are happy the season is over.  Spring weather is here and kids and parents want to be out side.  But its a very important time for a player.  As now a player should use march, april and may to improve before june camps come around.

Thats where coach earl comes in, as now with the season over most kids are now more free to train multiple times a week.  Basketball is a finite skill that needs reps, if you dont keep up the skill up you will lose it.  Most kids in the spring pick up, track, soccer, baseball and softball and dont see a basketball until june.  by then its too late and they are too rusty.

shelby coach earl and kenya

venom at sky game

Coach earl can talk to you by phone and email to design a program for your child.  Mostly coach earl trains 4-6 days a week. or 319 430 2537

ymca zone

coach earl at ymca

Also coach earl has 3 Nike camps this summer in davenport, cedar rapids and waterloo.  These are high level camps for the serious boys and girls 2-12th grades. call 1800 nike camps or to register or click on links below

north liberty .ia

Nike holiday camp dec 29-30

Coach Tre's group

Coach Tre with the medium age group

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.

March 14-sat girls only

march 15th -sun boys only

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.

prairie hawks

prairie girls

Games will be played in Iowa City location  Mercer Scanlon Gym 2701 bradford drive, iowa city,ia 52245

girls teams will play on saturday

boys teams on sunday only.

jr warriors girls

jr warriors

General admission will be free for everyone. Register your team below link. VenomSpringFling2015TeamRegistrationV1 Divisions of teams confirmed ****NO PARENT ADMISSION!!!**** CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE – NO CARRY IN FOOD OR DRINKS

Girls- final results 

spring fling 15 sched

final schedule

final schedule

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

5th –vsg, solon, 2 river players , swarm –

7th-team ice-champs, keokuk,  hancock co shock-2nd place   

8th-vsg , iw chargers-2nd place , purple cyclones -champs

11-12th varsity- , N Da  mix , tri state storm-champs . waterloo phenom, Ft madison , 

Boys-schedule final above

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

11-12 varsity- team swoosh, BENTON- 2nd place , montezuma, team x , minn thunder -champions

$200.00 – Late Entry Fee March 1st to March 11th-includes FREE PARENT ADMISSION

After the 1st ever Nike skills camp in Waterloo last summer, Coach Earl and Nike partnered again to do a holiday camp in North Liberty Iowa.

Coach Tre's group

Coach Tre with the medium age group

With over 27 kids enrolled in grades 2-12th boys and girls from cities in eastern Iowa , many kids had a chance to work on their shooting and dribbling over the break.

north liberty .ia

Nike holiday camp dec 29-30

All kids received an evaluation and certificate and awards were given daily for best shooter and dribbler of each groups.  Kids also received a t shirt and the 1st kids who registered received a Nike ball.

me in front of new gym

cedar valley

Weeks for the summer are in the works and Waterloo and the Cedar Rapids area July 13-22nd -2015.  Call 1800-Nike-camp for details

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.

see the results

arm sensor, clip on and your ipad

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.


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