We would like to invite your team to one of the finest National Tournaments you will attend this year. It's fun filled for the players and the fans with first class competition and hospitality on and off the field. If you’ve been here once you’ll be back again. We take every effort in making sure all have a great time and enjoy our great city and state. The National Midwest Gridiron Classic will be held at the state of art Lou Fusz Athletic Training Facility. This facility was built for the St. Louis Rams and consists of four football fields. It is one of the only complexes in the nation built specifically for the purpose of youth football only. This complex is one of the finest complexes in the midwest. Last year over 60 teams from 9 states compete for the crown.  All teams are guaranteed two (2) games and a possibility of playing (3) games. All teams will play once one Friday and once Saturday. Championship games will be held on Sunday.

The top two teams in each division will get individual trophies and the top 2 teams in each division will also receive a team trophy.

Entry fee is $350.00 per individual team If an organization has multiple teams then fee is $300 per team. Registration fee is kept low for it’s all about the kids and everyone having a good time. 



We are pleased to announce that The National Midwest Gridiron Classic is back for the 11th straight year. November 29- Dec 1 in St. Louis, MO. The National Midwest Gridiron Classic is the largest Post season football tournament in the Midwest. Over the past 11 years we have had over 150 teams participate in the National Midwest Gridiron Classic. Teams from Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado, Minnesota, and Nebraska.


August 31- September 2 we will be hosting our Kick-Off Invitational in St. Louis, MO. This event will be held Labor Day weekend. The Kick- Off  Invitational would like to welcome all youth football teams from across the Midwest. In the past we have had teams from more than 10 different states play with us over Labor Day weekend.

Our Kick- Off Invitational is a great way for players and coaches to test their skills against teams they will not play in the regular season.


So you've got a pretty good team this year, and looking for a little more competition beyond regular season league? How about taking your team to our Tournament of Champions August 17-18 in St. Louis, MO. Here at the Tournament of Champions we encourage all league champions, national champions, and regional champions to register for this preseason youth football tournament. 


Hall of Fame Youth Football Championships

The Pro Football Hall of Fame World Youth Championships in Canton, Ohio, will host 14 regional qualifiers in 2018 with the top teams moving on to the world championship on December 14-17th at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. Each championship game in Canton will be televised or streamed on CBS Sports Network. Champions from the National Midwest Gridiron Classic will qualify for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Championships.


This year the National Midwest Gridiron Classic has partnered with Lou Fusz Athletic for The X-Effect, a football training camp sponsored by the XFL. On Sunday, December 1st at the LFA Training Center, the St. Louis BattleHawks coaches and players from the XFL alongside former NFL players will host a camp for all the National Midwest Gridiron Classic to register click on picture.