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.
On December 22nd 2019 the Hot Feet fire dragons 7v7 club held their first ever elite travel team tryouts. For this first time we had a solid turn out of 19 talented Jr High and High School Athletes. Regina High School was gracious enough to provide the location inside of their awesome 2 story indoor facility.
The second we took to the field, the competition heat up. We were able to get a full work out in complete with 1v1 and and group play. We had head coach Corey Schleme and 4 other coaches in attendance to review players and provide some guidance to our teams. All in all it was a positive event for 7v7 in Iowa. The Hot Feet Fire Dragons are the 3rd Travel 7 on 7 team to get organized in the state of Iowa, following Team Iowa 7 on 7 @7v7Iowa and Level Up Athletics @LevelUpAP.
Shout out to JC Moreau and The Strength U @thestrengthu for supporting what we are doing. Shout out to the Cedar Rapids River Kings @goriverkings of the IFL for partnering with us. On April 4th 2020 the Fire Dragons will play at half time of a River Kings game.
Hello Teams, Lots to share in this next little bit of time.
1. Central City 5v5 tournament is on. I was able to find a few other teams to play so we have an event!!!!
1.1 I won’t have schedule until tomorrow. So 7-8 and 5-6 grade dragons will play in this tournament on sunday the 7th.
1.2 3-4th grade Dragons will scrimmage Diplomats and Durant at 5pm on Sunday the 7th. This is more for learning than a game so if you can make it pleas come dressed in gear.
2. We are still on for the tournament on the 20th and the games will be at the cca Middle School
3. We are still on for the tournament on August 4th and the games will be at the cca middle school
Since there has been so much flux with baseball I would like to drop in practices on Wednesday the 3rd at 530pm at the middle school. There is a baseball game on the 3rd at home as well, so we will have to park in the lot of the old middle school entrance.
Then Tuesday the 9th at 530pm and Tuesday the 16th. There just seem to be a lot going on during the weekends so I am trying Tuesdays to see if we can get the band fully together before we go into action at our events so we can be organized and have an awesome showing.
Please don’t stress if you can’t make Tuesdays or tomorrow I am just trying to get time with the guys.
Part 3 of fees is due if you have been making payments. Or please provide a check at practice.
you can also pay online at www.hotfeetsports.com
Hello Dragons we are working on the swag for fans and families. We will have it up right away. Practice Hi, the overwhelming majority of parents liked our Sunday times so that is what we will go with. We are on for Sunday the 19th and June 2nd and keep going with June 16, 30 which gets us to Tournament season. Lets Make the time 5pm so that those in baseball tournaments that are not worn out from all the running around diamonds can join us after their early or late exit from the diamonds. I am working on adding the google calendar to the web site so that everyone can see all of these dates. It should be up there tomorrow. www.hotfeetsports.com
Tournaments Sorry for the up in the air dates; we found that we had a conflict with other events. What we have are 3 solid dates for Fire Dragons events. July 7 Central City 5 v 5 football tournament. We will support these guys as we hope that more organizations provide events that our club can attend. July 20th Playmaker 7v7 Iowa Elite tournament. We will move forward strong and hopefully bring some national level teams to compete with us. We are always after competition to help us grow. August 4 Iowa 7 on 7 Football Preseason Kick Off – This will start our last event of the summer and the start of camps and preparation for high school, Junior high, YSF and youth flag seasons.
I will be in touch as soon as I find some teams for us to scrimmage
Fan Gear We will have a link to some awesome Fire Dragons Fan Gear. I want to make sure we are ready to go for our events.
Uniforms There were several families that needed help with getting new uniforms re-ordered. Please let me know if the problem is the top, Bottom or both. I will get orders in at an extra charge for the replacement parts. Our Uniform cost is $60. I would like all reorders in to me by Monday the 13th.
The first season of Hotfeet Fire Dragons 7v7 football is 2019 and we will grow from there. Get into the action by registering for the fire dragons youth 7v7 football club. To Learn more about the club check out the important information page.