First and foremost, we would like to send a special thanks to Dylan Etscheidt for this AWESOME Fire Dragons picture he did for us!
7v7 Football Update: We are currently in the process of putting teams together for the season! Varsity Teams: Inferno, Blaze, Torch Freshman Team: Scorch 7-8 Teams: Toast, Roast 5-6 Teams: Incinerate, Burn 3-4 Team: Spark
Volleyball Update: The first-ever season of volleyball for Hot Feet Sports is beginning to wind down, all teams have been competing at their highest levels! The Iowa Regionals Volleyball Tournament is just around the corner for each team. 17u Scorch plays March 13-14 15u Torch plays March 27-28 15u Blaze plays April 10-11 15u Spark plays April 10-11 13u Roast plays April 10-11 Best of luck to our volleyball teams for the end of the season!
Basketball Update: The 2020 basketball season is coming to an end for the 5th and 6th-grade team. This team has had 2 tournament victories and have continued to be competitive in all of their events!
Lots going on in Hot Feet world so lets start with volleyball.
Dragons volleyball came out of the gate strong generating a lot of interest and will help over 50 girls enjoy the game. We have 5 teams for the 2020 season 17U Scorch – Coach Kayla Uhlenhake 15U Torch – Coach Emily Hanson, Nicole Latta 15U Blaze – Coach Ashley Prusha 15U Toast – Coach Adam Cannon, Brandie Gross 13U Roast – Coach Madison Slay
Meet our director Kayla Uhlenhake – (Broghammer) Grew up in a strong volleyball community. Started all 4 years on varsity in HS. Player of the year my senior year in my conference. Played for Milwaukee Sting VBC growing up. Started all 4 years as a setter at Winona State University. Started coaching young, as I helped with youth camps in High school, Have been coaching club teams ranging from 12s to 17’s since my senior year in HS. Coach the varsity boys volleyball team for one year (between undergrad and grad school), which ended up in a 3rd place finish at the WI state tournament. Have coached club the last couple years here in Iowa.
Our uniforms mocks look great and we are on our way to 6 events in the spring for each team. The season will hopefully conclude with a strong showing at the Iowa Regionals in Des Moines. The 3am training nights has been worth it to learn all of the procedures needed to run an organization. It is even more worth it when we see the smiles. Big thanks to our resident artist in training Coach Madi for updating the logo with the volleyball theme.
Practice has started and for all teams took some great pics of 13U day 1. It starts with Defense!! Hot feet make plays so move to the ball! More to come
7v7 Football season is getting closer and closer
We did it we found a spot to have our tryouts. Now lets get to work. Fire Dragons National and Regional squads will hold Tryouts on January 3rd 2021 at the new diamond dreams facility in North liberty. The biggest thing we realize is pe just have to find ways in covid world to make things happen.
We have So much more to do. Local Squad registrations coming right up.
Lots has changed and things are very exciting going forward. Here is the skinny.
Hot Feet Sports going forward really does mean Hot Feet Sports. We are the organizers and coordinators for your sports team needs. The Hot Feet team will do all of your setup and coordination. We will find a coach if one is needed and we will provide guidance and support to the team as needed. We will handle team finances and fees collection and payments for events, insurance, uniforms, and all of the administrative duties like rules and certifications it takes to run a team. Hot Feet will get that done. We also have a home in Cosgrove at the Cosgrove Institute that gives us many options from teaching to gym space and field space.
What we ask is that your team be great competitors and sports people. Spread the light and joy of sport through the events that we play and compete to our highest level possible. So with that said lets introduce all of what we have going on so far.
Hot Feet Fire Dragons Basketball #DragonBallerZ We have 2 basketball teams 13U and 11U Boys. This is just the beginning of lots of round ball fun for boys and girls in the area.
Hot Feet Fire Dragons Volleyball #FireBallers The Volleyball program is also in the beginning of it’s processes. These squads will be a lot of fun to watch grow. People helping: Kayla Broghammer – Director/ 17U coach
Hello Fire Dragons 7v7 Football Family! We are nearing July, and what would normally be the meat of our season, but with covid, things have changed. I have updates for everyone on events and reminders about how we are proceeding. Any questions, please shoot us an email or facebook message, tweet, instagram, and you can also just use the phone and text.
The remaining events for this season are listed below. Please inform your coach as soon as possible if you can not make any of them. For the Nebraska event in July, and Wisconsin event in August, it is critical that we know as soon as possible so that we can decide to enter or not enter. If we do not have enough players, then we will not take a team to these events.
Playmaker 7v7 Fireball Frenzy July 12 th, Coralville IA Lots of teams coming in all divisions that have not been to coralville yet
Playmaker 7v7 Iowa Elite July 19th, Coralville IA
Nebraska Elite Purge to Play July 25th, Omaha Nebraska
NYFO Green Bay AIR Raid August 16th Ledgeview Park, DePere Wi
What I need help with from all of our parents, is to communicate with your coaches for each of these events so that we know how many players we have for none, 1 or 2 teams for our divisions. I also need help, in that, if you have a helmet please ask your child to wear it because, although optional this year, it would be great to set the standard.
We have been doing some great practices and hope that we are able take our game to the next levels. I know the Scorch 7-8 squad now understand what timing is for throwing the ball and how to fire the ball hard on slant and out routes so that they don’t get picked off. I have seen many of the 5-6th grade Burn and Blaze teams out working on throws. Torch and Roast 3-4th grade kid squads have not stopped putting in work out there with their teams. Lastly the Inferno squad is an interesting thing because we are lucky enough to feature kids from Linn-Mar, CCA, Cr Prairie, Mount Vernon, Burlington, Iowa City High, CR Xavier, Davenport North, and Benton. Our program is growing and causing other people in other places to share our passion. Thank you for Joining the Journey.
With lockdown coming to an end and we start looking for ways to move forward as a fire dragons 7v7 team we have some things to consider as adjustments to what we are doing. We have also added our covid waiver which is based on the USSSA waiver that they modified from Saddler Insurance and I have results from our Return to play guidelines. Uniforms will be given to coaches then provided to players.
Return to play
Youth Sport Have been allowed by the governor. I have spoken with Tiffin and we are allowed to use soccer fields to have small group practices before the June 1st and regular practices after the first. The plan is for coaches to plan a weekday practice and a sunday practice coaches will be reaching out to get organized. We will not have whole club practices this year so teams will practice at the fields based on how they are scheduled.
Please make it clear by thursday May 28th if you are choosing not to play this summer so that we can coordinate teams.
Player responsibilities for games and practices 1. No spitting 2. Wear gloves 3. Do not share water with other players 4. Limit touching of other players in between reps and waiting in line 5. No hand shakes at games or practices
Parent responsibilities 1. Social distance while waiting or leave practice 2. Do a pre-event test on your child including temperature check 3. Have you and your child use sanitizer before and after practice 4. Provide receiver gloves for your child 5. Hold your child from participating if they show signs of illness of any type 6. Sign the Fire Dragons waiver (Required)
Coach responsibilities 1. Keep Lines spread out 2. Keep activity groups small 3. Sanitize equipment before and after practice 4. Take the process seriously and help guide the kids 5. Wear your own gloves (if we ask the kids to wear gloves when touching equipment why are coaches different)
It was requested that we stay local with Events. As you can see we are in Tiffin, Oskaloosa and Des Moines Events for all groups have been adjusted. June 6 – High School and Junior High teams in Oskaloosa June 14 – All age groups in Tiffin or Coralville June 27/28 Depends on if there are enough registrations (Not scheduled but possible) July 11 All age groups in Des Moines July 19 All age groups in Tiffin August 1-2 All age groups in Oskaloosa
Events will not require soft helmets this year but be aware that they will be required next year 2021. Events will require temperature reporting on the day of events. All parents will be responsible to check the temps of people participating and attending the event. Social distancing will be required by spectators and we ask that you limit the number of spectators for these events.
Covid Survey Results
Practice Before Play -The vast majority of our parents said they would feel better if we had a practice before first event.
Return to play – June is when most want to start events.
Waiver – 90% of those responding said they would have no problem. Some have indicated that they would like to see it first. It is the base one from usssa and saddler insurance
I had one refund request. Please let me know if you are not interested in playing this season.
The above team procedures are based on the suggestions made by parents on our survey and guidelines from other like USA Football.
We can play and the first JH/High School event is June 6th in Oskaloosa
The first youth event is June 14th in Tiffin
We can practice in small groups at Tiffin Soccer fields Starting May 26th
Regular practice can start June 1
Guidelines for practice are above
Masks are not mandatory
Gloves are mandatory
If you choose not to participate this season Please have the courtesy to tell us by May 28th.
Uniforms are in and will be distributed at practice
If you ordered soft helmets those will arrive before june 14th event
Inferno squad high school team is working hard on their way to being prepared for Pylon Indianapolis. The team is made up of high school players from Clear Creek, CR Prairie, CR Xavier Linn Mar, Davenport North, Mount Vernon, Benton, and Iowa City High. we are excited to get things rolling with our high school travel program with this gang. It will be a challenging season as they will be out there battling some of the best teams in the country and they will take their lumps. However, there is nothing more true than the statement you can’t be the best unless you beat the best. So let’s face it you can’t beat the best if you don’t go to where they play. This group and coach Corey Schlemme have done an awesome job of learning more about the game and have had 2 successful scrimmages.
Local Squad parent meeting The local squads had parent meeting today at the middle school football field. There was a lot of energy and a lot of great questions. Those questions and answers will be added to the parent information page for all parents. To learn more about events that we will play in go to www.playmaker7v7.com where the events are listed that are in the state of Iowa.
Head Gear If you choose to get the custom headgear option we will order those from Game Breaker by next saturday so please have orders in. For the headgear as soon as possible. If you choose to get other options you can look at this link that would provide options from WalMart and Amazon
Hello Fire Dragons Family. We have plenty to be excited about and lots of news so lets get to it. High School Inferno Squad is complete with 16 members. I will post the roster tomorrow and fully announce the team that will travel to Indianapolis, Rockford, Omaha and Nebraska. We will have plenty of adversity ahead of that team but I am positive coach Schlemme will have them ready. Coach Schlemme is assisted by Coach Meek who is doing double duty to be the defensive expert.
Dragons Local High School Squad – With the travel squads in a good place we can start focusing on March 8th the date of the parent meeting, 3pm at the cca middle school field. We have plenty of opportunity to play local squads this year in some week day scrimmages and then get ready to beat down our competition in the events. At this point we have a coach for at least one team for each division with a coach. 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. We do not have a coach for the local high school squad but we should have that figured out in a bit. If we have 18 Kids we will split at that point into 2 teams.
Coach Meek has been working out on sundays with some of the younger boys. The sessions have been fun. If you would like to join them please let us know on the facebook page.
Soft Helmets are required for this season if you would like a dragons custom soft helmet I will announce these at the Parents meeting but I have a picture for you and a link to Game Breaker. You are not required to go with that brand. There are other cost effective brands that are available like Champro and I will have links to those as well.
We have had an awesome start to our travel squad program. Lots and lots of energy. It has been fun seeing all of the inferno squad posts. Rising squad full team is still a work in progress but we have a strong base of kids. Just need 4 more 7-8th graders to complete the group. Uniforms are designed and ready for this group and we are entered into the Pylon Indianapolis. Remember we are there to play ball not trash. Talk with our plays not with our mouths. No practice on Feb 2nd #roastem
Local squad uniform designs are set. Registration forms are available. Also we are excited about working with programs from the quad cities and Iowa city to build this thing up in iowa. #7v7 football. Even more exciting is the red zone razors 7v7 which is being built by Tyler Blum. Coach Blum does an amazing job so we are looking forward to matching up with those guys for years to come.
Great things come to those who are willing to make it happen. Our goal is to be a top level organization seeking out the best for our kids. GameBreaker is the alpha dog of head gear for touch football and other sports. This partnership allows the Dragons to get special pricing for our teams.
Our partner Rod Alma from Hawaii has been working hard to make the Fire Dragons part of the GameBreaker family. I will say that the Fire Dragons are looking forward to being a top level organization.