Frequently Asked Questions

FAQS for the Kansas City Youth Football Camp presented by Kansas City Athlete Training a sports performance facility in Kansas City Missouri

Here are some of the most common questions we receive about the camp.



Q. What makes the Kansas City Youth Football Camp different?
A. With all the different youth football camps around the Kansas City area each year... it is hard for parents to decide which camp is beneficial for their child. What makes the Kansas City Youth Football Camp different than your typical "HIGH SCHOOL" camp is that the Kansas City Youth Football Camp is ran by YOUTH football coaches who have a vested interest in training and preparing young players for the upcoming season.

We offer campers the opportunity to learn from high school coaches but 90% of the drills and stations are being ran by local youth football coaches most with a minimum of 5 years of coaching experience. This approach has given us great reviews and seeing that 2018 is our 17th year of the camp, our success speaks for itself.

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Q. Why should I Attend The Kansas City Youth Football Camp?
A. The Kansas Youth Football Camp is the premier fundamental youth football camp in the Kansas City Metro Area. Nowhere else can you be coached by both top level high school and youth coaches who have a vested interest in your child's success! For 16 years the Kansas City Youth Football Camp has been committed to providing superior football instruction in a safe and productive environment. The Kansas City Youth Football Camp focuses on the fundamentals and not just the plays or conditioning of athletes. We use a program that allows for each athlete to compete to their absolute athletic potential while providing a safe environment to insure maximum progress and safety.

Simply put, the Kansas City Youth Football Camp provides the best bang for your buck when it comes to improving a young football player's abilities on and off the field. Fundamental football with an unparalleled safety record provides youth players with the best environment to grow and excel.



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Q. How long has the Kansas City Youth Football Camp been around?
A. The Kansas City Youth Football Camp started in 2002 and is currently in its 17th year of hosting a youth football camp in the Kansas City Metro Area.

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Q. How old do you have to be to attend the camp?
A. Campers must be between the ages of 5 and 14. The camp is truly a YOUTH football camp and our focus is on the development of youth players.

Another benefit of our camp is that we have trained coaches that can handle working with the younger kids in Kindergarten and 1st Grade.

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Q. As a parent or guardian, can I come and watch camp?
A. Yes, we actually encourage parents/guardians to watch the camp during the week, especially for the awards presentation on the last day of camp where a culmination of the week's work comes together for a fun time for campers, coaches, and parents. There will be a concession stand open each night at the camp offering snacks and drinks for those staying to watch the camp.

We do ask that all parents and family member stay off the track and football area... please use the grand stands and area surrounding the grand stands to view the camp.

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Q. What are the hours of camp?
A. The camp runs from 6pm to 8pm, Monday through Thursday.

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Q. How many days of the camp?
A. The Northland Youth Football Camp is a 4 day camp... it runs daily from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Q. Is the camp only for players going to specific team?
A. NO. The Kansas City Youth Football Camp is open to all players from any league or team. The camp takes all players interested in learning football the right way.

In 2018, the camp will have staff members running the football specific drills during the camp however these drills and techniques will help all youth football players and are not specific to kids playing on one specific team or attending one high school.

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Q. Where is William Jewell College?
A. William Jewell College is located in the Northland of Kansas City Missouri in Liberty and is 15 minutes from Worlds of Fun.

For those needing driving directions, please visit the Camp Location page for directions and an aerial view.

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Q. Do you accept teams at the camp?
A. We do accept teams at the camp with the understanding that the Kansas City Youth Football Camp is not team specific and that all campers have to participate in all the drills. The camp staff will teach common fundamental drills that can be used on any football team.

If you have a team that is interested in taking part in the Kansas City Youth Football Camp feel free to call the camp office to discuss arrangements. Otherwise, individual campers can use the camp registration page to sign-up for the camp.

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Q. Where do the proceeds go for the camp?
A. The Northland Youth Football Camp is a 501c3 youth organization. The proceeds from the camp go directly to funding local youth in the Kansas City area. Aside from the camp overhead, proceeds go towards the equipment used at the camp as we continue to try and offer the best equipment possible for our campers to learn the game of football.

All of the coaches and camp staff are volunteers and work the camp merely to help improve young players in preparation for the upcoming football season.

However, the Northland Youth Football Camp staff are qualified coaches, with proper background checks and credentials worthy to allow them to not only work with young players but to be looked upon as role models for the players attending our camps.

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Q. Does William Jewell run the camp?
A. NO. The camp director is Jim Tuso, a 19 year high school and youth football coach. Jim started the camp back in 2002 and has been the director overseeing the camp staff and daily operations. Jim does work closely with coaches from other local high schools to ensure that the newest and best techniques and fundamentals are being taught each year at the camp.

Along with the daily operations involved with preparing for the camp, Jim meets and approves all the camp staff to ensure that the best possible coaches are the ones working with your children.

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Q. Is the camp geared towards one position?
A. NO! The Kansas City Yotuh Football Camp prides itself on offering the most in-depth instruction in all positions. You, the camper, decide what position you would like to learn and the Kansas City Youth Football Camp's hand-selected coaching staff will take over from there.

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Q. I Have Never Played Football Before. Is This A Camp For Football Veterans Only?
A. Absolutely Not! The Kansas City Youth Football Camp works with campers of all age and skill levels. We work with children ages 5-14 regardless of previous football knowledge. We have a very skilled and knowledgeable staff where each member on the coaching staff is hand-selected to cater to the needs of our campers. First-time campers will leave with better knowledge and take the grassroots skills of football home with them. Football veterans will appreciate our challenging curriculum and the one-on-one drills that will take place . No matter the situation, our camp guarantee improvement.

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Q. How will the campers be matched up?
A. Campers will be placed in a group with others their own age, size, experience and personality (aggressiveness). Our coaches will lead the campers through instruction of basic techniques and fundamental skills during progressive sessions. As the week advances, controlled and age-specific driils are introduced, culminating in a comprehensive review at the end of the camp.

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Q. Who will be coaching the campers?
A. The Kansas City Youth Football Camp Staff is made up of experienced and qualified youth football coaches. Most of these coaches have at least 5 years of coaching experience and most have played college football. Several of our coaches do not even have children participating yet coach youth football to pass on their knowledge and to prepare the youth of today.

All camp staff is interviewed and hand selected and approved by camp director Jim Tuso. If you have any questions or concerns about a camp staff member please call the camp office.

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Q. Who has attend the camp in the past?
A. The Kansas City Youth Football Camp continues to prepare kids for success and over the past 16 years we have been blessed with several outstanding football players who have attending our camps. Here are just a few our notable alumni:
  • Djimon Colbert - University of Iowa
  • Chester Graves - Ole Miss, Park Hill High School and Buck Buchanan Award Recipient for Outstanding Defensive Player in KC Area
  • Zach Suppes - Missouri Western
  • Chase Williams - Washburn University
  • Chase Moreland - William Jewell College
  • Matt Braman - Benedictine College
  • Michael Rose - University of Nebraska
  • Max Copeland - University of Missouri
  • Aaron Mends - University of Iowa
  • Marques Doherty - University of Missouri
  • James McMullen Jr. - Winnetonka High School
  • Paul Silvio - Liberty North High School Wide Receiver
  • Clay Ford - Park Hill High School Quarterback
  • David Graves - Liberty High School Runningback
  • Joe McNally - Staley High School Linebacker
  • Grant Gavin - St. Pius X High School Quarterback
  • Cody Sestrich - Olathe Northwest High School Runningback
  • Krae Kelso - Platte County High School Quarterback and Frank Fontana Award Recipient
  • Jon Holden - Park Hill South High School Offensive Lineman
  • Doc Short and JD Short - Oak Park High School Offensive Lineman
  • Chase Williams - Winnetonka High School Runningback
  • Harold Edwards - PemBroke HIll High School Linebacker
  • Dillon Brink - Kearney High School Fullback
  • Nino Agrusa and Jacob Durst - Rockhurst High School


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Kansas City Athlete Training


Football Academy and Sports Performance Training
At Kansas City Athlete Training sports performance indoor turf facility in Kansas City Missouri, experienced as well as beginner youth and middle school football players have the opportunity to work on improving during the off-season by attending Football Specific Training Classes as part of the Kansas City Athlete Training Football Academy. At Kansas City Athlete Training, athletes can improve their football fundamentals and techniques as well as get in shape by attending Speed and Agility Sports Performance Training including Middle School and High School Weightlifting Classes. The Kansas City Youth Football Camp highly recommends all campers, new and/or interested football players to attend classes leading up to the Kansas City Youth Football Camp. Kansas City Athlete Training has provided sports performance training for all sports via speed and agility classes and weightlifting classes plus football specific training for every position on the field including 1-on-1 personal training since 2005.