5th Grade Youth Tackle Football
The Missouri Wolverines Youth Football Program offers Tackle Football for 5th Graders in the Kansas City Missouri Metro Area. We are currently accepting players for the 2019 season. We play both league games as well as pre-season and post-season tournaments including show case games where we play teams from out-of-state which gives our players a great experience to be exposed to other teams and talent.
Our participation fees may vary from other teams as we include everything within our fees... we don't just charge a participation fee then make you go buy or pay extra for your helmet, shoulder pads and jerseys. We include league games and equipment within our player participation fees. For tournaments, we do team fundraisers to help cover the costs to make everything affordable for all families. Our Participation Fees cover Certified New or Reconditioned Helmet Painted with our colors, New or Reconditioned Shoulder Pads, Blue Game Jersey, Blue Game Pants, White Game Jersey, White Game Pants, Practice Jersey, Belt, and mouthpiece. If you still have questions, please contact us at 816-379-3692 or via email at [email protected]
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PLAY ON THE 5th GRADE TEAM?
The fees for the Missouri Wolverines Football Club is based on several factors including, but not limited to, the number of games we play, the gear we provide our players, the facilities we utilize and the experience we provide our teams. We do require our players to participate in Team Fundraisers as well to offset tournaments and team costs. Visit our participation fees page for a more detailed explanation of fees.
WHO ARE THE 5th GRADE COACHES?
The Missouri Wolverines 5th Grade Team is headed up by 20 year veteran youth football coach, Jim Tuso. Coach Tuso has been a youth football coach in the Kansas City Metro Area since 1999 coaching 5th thru 5th Graders on the youth level and Varsity Football on the High School level. Coach Tuso did not coach youth football in 2010 and 2011 as he was the varsity defensive line coach at Oak Park High School however since 1999 Coach Tuso has a accumulated over 160 wins as a youth head football coach within the Missouri Wolverines Youth Football Club playing teams from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Minnesota.
The 5th Grade team has a veteran coaching staff who each have at least 5+ years of coaching experience with the Missouri Wolverines. Coach Tuso, along with three other 5th grade coaches, do not have any children playing on the 5th Grade team.
Head Coach: Jim Tuso (Head Coached over 230 youth football games)
Assistant Coaches: John Randle, John Williams, Dwight Smith
AGE AND GRADE REQUIREMENTS?
To play on our 5th Grade team a player needs to be 11 years old and in the 5th Grade.
5th Grade has a ball carrying weight of 120lbs. Some of our tournaments will vary a little however most tournaments are at this weight.
There is no weight limit to play on the team, only a ball carrying weight.
ARE YOU A TEAM INTERESTED IN PLAYING A GAME?
The Missouri Wolverines are looking to set up games with both local and regional teams. We understand several teams have the same issues as we do finding competitive teams to play during September and October. If your team is interested in setting up a game, please contact the Missouri Wolverines Athletic Director Jim Tuso at the Missouri Wolverines Office at 816-379-3692 or via email at [email protected]
5th GRADE SPECIFICS:
- Unlimited Weight to play on team.
- Ball Carrying Weight of 120lbs or lower
- We use a TDJ or equivalent size football.
- Age: 11 years old or younger and MUST BE IN THE 5TH GRADE.
- We play games and practice on Regulation Size Football Fields including grass and field turf.
- Our Participation Fees cover Certified New or Reconditioned Helmet Painted with our colors, New or Reconditioned Shoulder Pads, Blue Game Jersey, Blue Game Pants, White Game Jersey, White Game Pants, Practice Jersey, Belt, and mouthpiece.
The 5th Grade Missouri Wolverines team has their own Facebook Page for postings and information specific to the 2019 5th Grade Team. We post photos and information regarding our team here. Missouri Wolverines 5th Grade Facebook Page.
2019 Youth Football Signups
The Missouri Wolverines are taking sign-ups for all interested players. Still Accepting New Players and sign-ups for players now online.
KC ATHLETE TRAINING
At Kansas City Athlete Training, located 3 miles from downtown Kansas City Missouri, we offer Athletic Sports Performance Training for high school and youth athletes both boys and girls throughout the Kansas City Missouri Metro Area. The opportunities are not restricted for players associated with one team but are open to all players both boys and girls from anywhere in the KC Metro Area. We provide training for all sports via our speed and agility classes and our elite training classes which we recommend of our older athletes and personal training sessions for those athletes looking for specific 1-on-1 training. Our experienced staff has been conducting speed and agility and training athletes since 2005.