Tournament Of Legends 2021 Recap

The Tournament of Legends In Marion Iowa at Tuma Soccer Complex crowned 4 champions on Sunday April 18 2021. Congratulations to
The Show Dynasty Varsity champions

The Standard Youth Development Mahaska Marauders 7-8th grade champions

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Carroll Chargers Youth Football 3-4th grade champions

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Carroll Chargers Youth Football 5-6th grade champions

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Look Who is coming

Fire Dragons 4 Teams
Dirty Birds
Davenport North
The Show (Milwaukee WI) 2 Teams

Mahaska Marauders
Fire Dragons Roast
Carroll Chargers

Linn Mar Jr Lions Black
Iowa Legends
Fire Dragons incinerate
Fire Dragons Burn
Mean Machine
Carroll Chargers

Ankeny Centennial Jaguars
Iowa Legends
Camanche Bolts
Fire Dragons Spark
Carroll Chargers
Fire Dragons Flare

Back to Ballin Cedar Falls/ Waterloo who is coming

High school – 18u
Fire Dragons Inferno
Fire Dragons Blaze
CR Legends
My 7 on 7
Potenza A
Potenza B
785 Elite
785 White
785 Maroon
Grinnel Tigers Varsity

Freshman – 15U
Fire Dragons Scorch
785 Freshman
Cr Legends

7-8 Grade 14U
Waterloo Vipers
Carroll Chargers
My 7 on 7
CR Legends
Mahaska Marauders
Minnesota Gunslingers
Linn Mar Lions
Green Bay Terror Squad

5-6th Grade 12U
Fire Dragons Incinerate
Mean Machine
Carroll Chargers
Mahaska Marauders
Cedar Falls Thunder
CR Legends
Linn Mar Lions 6th grade

3-4th Grade – 10U
Fire Dragons Spark
Cedar Falls Bombers
DCG Mustangs
CR Legends
Carroll Chargers

Early Summer Inferno Recap

The Early summer Inferno 7v7 Football tournament featured 24 teams. It happened on June 14th 2020 at the coralville youth sports complex. This is the largest event we have had since we started putting on 7v7 tournaments in the state of Iowa. We have a champions gallery for your enjoyment with pictures of all of the squads that came away with a championship.

The thing people need to know about 7v7 football is that it is very fast paced and fast games. A game is 25 minutes long with no stopped clock and one timeout. Teams don’t just have to play because every minute counts. Every second counts if you are trying to get on the board.

The next thing that would trip you up is that you can run but no body on your offensive team can block or get in the way of a person attempting to run the ball after a catch. Enjoy the gallery.

Spring Inferno Tournament 2019 Recap

On April 27th the day after snow fell in Tiffin, Iowa the first Spring 7 on 7 tournament came together. We had 3 youth divisions of 3 teams each. The teams were from Oskaloosa, Tiffin, Bettendorf and Cedar Rapids.
7-8 Grade Champions – Hotfeet Fire Dragons
5-6 Grade Champions – Achievers
3-4 Grade Champions – Hotfeet Fire Dragons Burn

The action was fun and fast with each division having several overtime games. For all of you coaches, or future coaches out there you have to learn the overtime rules. You get one chance to complete a pass or move the ball. The team that moves it the furthest in that try wins. If you lose the toss and need to go first you must complete your pass. If you don’t complete your pass the other team only hast to complete a 1/2 yard play to win. It didn’t take long for coaches to catch on.

The great thing about what we have going on with the Playmaker tournaments is the huge variety of kids we get to engage. Additionally there are many kids that don’t like regular football but play 7 on 7 football. The hope is that they fall in love with the game and end up helping their schools as varsity players. Follow us on twitter and facebook. @Iowa7v7football

Bigger Purpose of Playmaker Tournaments and Iowa 7 on 7 football

The bigger purpose of all of this is to get kids out there playing and playing football. Playmaker tournaments provide the medium for that purpose. There are many kids that don’t get to be involved in youth sports for many factors. Iowa 7 on 7 football has a goal of removing those barriers and provide an opportunity to experience football in a different manner. Ever time I see 2 kids and 1 football it is being thrown. If there are 3 then one is receiving, the other covering, and the other being quarterback. That is the fun of 7 on 7 football. You do not need flashy uniforms or big stages to enjoy the basics of the throw and catch. All you need is some space, a football, and a friend.

To be honest I prefer the one hand touch of 7 on 7 football even more than flag football. Contact is minimized with this method. Kids are allowed to be as fast and shifty as they can be because, the other team only has to stick a hand out and the ball is stopped. All of this allows for a fast paced, exciting game where there are many passes and many opportunities for all kids to get into the action. There is also no need for weight or size limits. Big kids that have “Cannon Arms” or “Pillows for fingers” can show them off. The greater purpose is to get kids out playing and playing football.

I read a lot about what is wrong with youth sports today. What i never see is the talk about the opportunities that kids have today to meet and interact with people from all walks of life. To get perspective from kids that don’t live like they do. The negatives don’t out weigh the positives of youth sports today. It is the total opposite. However, the people who like to point out negatives are much louder and busier writing because those that love it are too busy playing and coaching. Of course being out there playing and coaching takes us back to the greater purpose of all of this which is to get kids out there playing and playing football.

Photo Galleries up and kids had fun

No Jokes here the action was fast paced and the kids got their game on!!!!  If you don’t believe me get over to the Hot Feet Facebook page and dig into some of that Play Maker photo gallery.

Posted by Hot Feet Sports on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Posted by Hot Feet Sports on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Posted by Hot Feet Sports on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Posted by Hot Feet Sports on Saturday, June 2, 2018

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Posted by Hot Feet Sports on Sunday, June 3, 2018

We are a go

On Saturday June 2nd at 4pm we are a go for PM 7v7 2018.

I am going to be honest we have had some amazing support from our community and people that want to see this event get started and thrive.  Everyone connected to this event will remember what it took to start it and be excited about it’s growth.  I wish all of the teams luck and pray that we are able to keep this tournament going for a very long time.

Schedule and rules are posted on the event page.

Thank you to all sponsors for their support and a special thanks to Jenn Bollers for loving me even though I get wrapped up in things.

The shirts for the teams will look great though