2014 Missouri Wolverines Football
Welcome to Missouri Wolverines Youth Football & Cheerleading Club offering tackle football for kids in grades 2nd thru 8th (ages 8-14) and flag football for kindergarten and 1st grade (ages 5 and 6). We also offering cheerleading for kids in Kindergarten through 8th Grade (ages 5-14).
~~Why play youth football?
Football is a team support. Eleven individuals must coordinate together as a team in order to succeed. The failure of one individual results in the whole team being penalized. These are values that can be carried over into everyday life. Often those individuals working in a team environment benefit from the team skills they learned from playing athletics earlier in life. Aside from the values that can be taught, playing sports at a young age can develop a youngster's muscle tone and enhance control of their body. Several youngsters have trouble losing weight at a young age. Football is great way to lose weight, gain muscle tone, develop confidence, and get in shape. Our practices are hard, but fun. You need to be in shape to avoid injury on the football field, so expect to be conditioned. But the conditioning is so that a player is prepared to absorb and deliver contact on the field. This benefit can be carried over into everyday activity, as a better conditioned athlete is a healthier person.
Missouri Wolverines Football is a part of the Champions Football League for Flag thru 7th Grade and our 8th Grade is part of the American Youth Football League via the Central Midwest Conference. The Missouri Wolverines Youth Football Club consists of tackle and flag football teams: Flag Football (Kindergarten & 1st Grade), 2nd Grade thru 8th Grade tackle football. The Missouri Wolverines have teams competing in each on every grade level including Cheerleading and have designed this website to highlight each grade level team as well as the football club as a whole. Please use the links at the top of the page when navigating from section to section. Some of the links for each grade level are similar but the content is specific to that grade level.
I'm scared my son will get hurt?
What parent does not want their child to keep out of harms way, but the reality of this world is that there is harm all around us. We could sit here and tell you that your child is more likely to get hurt playing in your backyard than on the football field and even show you the statistics to support that but all the same you will probably still not believe us. So instead of promising you that your child won't get hurt we are going to promise you that your child will become more physically fit and will lose baby fat and gain muscle tone which will inevitably help him avoid injuries. The Missouri Wolverines have experienced coaches that have played on the college levels and know the proper techniques to keep your son safe and sound while having fun on the football field. Again, injuries can happen anywhere but the benefits outweigh the negatives when it comes to playing youth football.
What about the coaches?
Each grade level is staffed with at least one coach who played at the college level. Why is that important? Our players are not only taught the best and safest way to play the game but are taught the newest techniques that are being used at the highest levels.
However, football is not all X's and O's. That is why first and foremost every coach is a quality person worthy of being a role model for young children. We do not choose coaches that are out here to fulfill their dream via young children or DAD's looking to spend time with their kids. Our coaches are highly qualified coaches that have played the game and are respectable men looking to give back to their community and help others prosper in a game that taught them so much about the way of life. This alone is why several of our coaches do not have any children on the team. We coach because we love what we do and love working with children.