About The Missouri Wolverines
2017 Missouri Wolverines Football Club
Welcome to Missouri Wolverines Youth Football Club offering tackle football for kids in grades 2nd thru 8th (ages 7-14) and flag football for kindergarten and 1st grade (ages 5, 6 and 7). We also offering cheerleading for kids in Kindergarten through 8th Grade (ages 5-14).
Missouri Wolverines Philosophy
GENTLEMEN WITH COURAGE
Missouri Wolverines Youth Football was developed with the intent of helping young athletes develop their skills both on and off the field as they prepare for high school. With this in mind, we stress to each player that someone should only recognize them as a football player by their size. We do not tolerate bullies or players that have to cause trouble off the field. The Missouri Wolverines preach the philosophy of "Gentlemen With Courage" to players. This means that on the field you need to be a hard nose aggressive athlete, giving 100% each and every play. However, off the field, you are to conduct yourself as a gentlemen. The fallacy that football players have to be tough guys all the time is not only ridiculous but not tolerated in our organization. We ask our players to have the courage to use their brains instead of their brawn, hence is why with each passing year more and more high school coaches around the area are complimenting the Missouri Wolverines players as they move onto local high school teams.
What makes Missouri Wolverines Football different?
COMMITMENT + LOYALTY + DESIRE
Put all these together and you have the Missouri Wolverines formula for success.
COMMITMENT means the level of “buy-in” that you display to the philosophy that all players must first and foremost have the interests of their team and teammates at heart. This means that you do not miss practices or games, or be late for practices or games, without an acceptable reason and without calling coaches beforehand. Commitment means that the goals of the team are more important than the goals of any individual player. In other words, when you spell the word “TEAM”, there is no “I”. Commitment means that you are willing do whatever is required to better yourself by upgrading your skills and abilities, by learning, and working hard for the benefit of yourself and the team.
LOYALTY A feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection. Lets face it, football is unlike any other sport because football practice alone is not a once a week activity. Football is a sacrifice and because of that sacrifice you develop loyalty to the organization and to your teammates. With the team's success you begin to develop PRIDE in knowing that you are apart of something good. We build on this development and ask our players to always be loyal to themselves when it comes to making the right decisions both on and off the football field.
DESIRE A wish or longing. And finally, we train DESIRE and a wanting to be the best that you can be. Never stop striving for the top because you are the only one that can keep you from reaching your goals.
Why play youth football?
Football is a team sport. 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.
The Missouri Wolverines Coaching Philosophy - Read More
Still undecided on whether you think football is right for you or your child?
We invite you to attend the 2017 Northland Youth Football Camp. The camp covers the fundamentals of football in a non-aggressive learning atmosphere. For new players, this is a perfect opportunity to see if you like football as this will give you a taste of what you can expect when the season starts in August. For returning players, this is like a preseason workout allowing you to improve on fundamentals and get ready for the upcoming season. The camp is open to all players from all teams and leagues. Click here for details!
Nevertheless, if you decide that the Missouri Wolverines are not the team for you we encourage you to still try football. We feel a child benefits greatly from participation in a team sport like football and our number one goal is to help kids. So it is not where you play but more importantly that you take advantage of the fun, confidence, and respect a child can gain from playing youth football.
We want to thank you for your interest in the Missouri Wolverines.
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2017 Youth Football Signups
The Missouri Wolverines are taking sign-ups for all interested players. Practice start in late July however we are taking sign-ups for players now online.