8th Grade Youth Tackle Football
The Missouri Wolverines Youth Football Program offers Tackle Football for 8th Graders in the Kansas City Missouri Metro Area. We are currently accepting players for the 2018 season. We play both regular season 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 8th 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 8th GRADE COACHES?
The Missouri Wolverines 8th Grade Team is headed up by 19 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 8th 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 150 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 8th 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 8th grade coaches, do not have any children playing on the 8th Grade team.
Head Coach: Jim Tuso (Head Coached over 230 youth football games)
Assistant Coaches: Trey Floyd, Keusi Pannell, Joe Favoroso
AGE AND GRADE REQUIREMENTS?
To play on our 8th Grade team a player needs to be 14 years old in the 8th Grade. We do not allow players currently attending high school to play on our team.
Our 8th Grade team DOES NOT have weight limits for ball carriers or for lineman.
HOW MANY GAMES WILL THE 8th GRADE PLAY?
The 8th Grade will compete in local and regional games and tournaments held in the preseason, regular season, and post season. The 8th Grade Team will participate in tournaments both locally and regionally which will expose our players to some of the best competition in the region. This ensures our players the chance to measure up against the type of players they will compete with on the high school level. This schedule helps teach our players the value of preparation and off-season training so when they take that step into high school it becomes second-nature to them; as many high school programs are asking athletes to train on a year-round basis.
This year our 8th Grade team will play in both regular season and tournament games. Our players get the opportunity to play more games than other teams, which allows for double the progress as a player.
Our first official practice is Monday July 16, 2018. We practice 4 nights a week Mon - Thur through the end of August.
During September, October, and November practices are 3 nights a week. Practices are at Englewood Park in Kansas City Missouri.
ARE YOU A TEAM INTERESTED IN PLAYING A GAME?
The Missouri Wolverines are always 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 Wolveriens Athletic Director Jim Tuso at the Missouri Wolverines Office at 816-379-3692 or via email at [email protected]
8th Grade Specific Information:
- Unlimited Weight to play on team.
- Unlimited Ball Carrying Weight
- We use a TDY or equivalent size football.
- Age: 14 years old or younger and must be in the 8th Grade
- We play games and practice on Regulation Size Football Fields including grass and field turf.
- We practice at Englewood Park in Kansas City Missouri.
- 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 8th Grade Missouri Wolverines team has their own Facebook Page for postings and information specific to the 2018 8th Grade Team. We post photos and information regarding our team here. Missouri Wolverines 8th Grade Facebook Page.
2018 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.
KC ATHLETE TRAINING
At Kansas City Athlete Training, located 3 miles north of 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.