Aaron Mends joined the Missouri Wolverines as a 7th Grader in 2008 where he literally rode his bicycle to Pleasant Valley Park and approached the coaches and asked if he could play football. He had never played before but everyone could see that he was an exceptional talent just needed some coaching.
As an 8th Grader, Aaron started on both the offensive and defensive line. Aaron became a force on the defensive line helping lead the Missouri Wolverines to their 2nd Championship Game appearance in organizational history.
After the Wolverines, Aaron went on to attend Winnetonka High School where he played Running Back and Linebacker for the Griffins.
His senior year, Aaron received All-State, All-District, All-Conference, All-Metro Honors for his linebacker play on the defensive side of the ball. Aaron was also awarded the Mr.Griffin Award for the most outstanding football player at Winnetonka High School at the team's annual banquet.
Aaron became the 3rd Missouri Wolverine to play Division I Football earning a scholarship to the University of Iowa.
It is the Missouri Wolverines honor to include Aaron Mends on our All-Time Football list.
2023 Youth Football Signups
The Missouri Wolverines Youth Football Club in Kansas City Missouri is accepting signups for players for any player looking to play youth tackle tackle or flag football in Kansas City Missouri. Current and New Players are encouraged to sign up online via our online registration portal where they can also pay for football fees as well.
Off-Season Football Training
At Kansas City Athlete Training located in Kansas City Missouri, experienced as well as beginner youth football players can work on improving during the offseason by attending one or several Football Specific Training Classes part of our Football Academy to improve their techniques as well as get in shape by attending Speed and Agility Sports Performance Training including Middle School Weightlifting. The Missouri Wolverines Youth Football Program highly recommends all current, new and/or interested football players looking to join the Missouri Wolverines Youth Football Program to attend classes leading up to the fall season. Kansas City Athlete Training has provided training for all sports via speed and agility classes and weightlifting classes plus football training for every position on the field including 1-on-1 personal training since 2005.