"After several years as a Grove City Varsity football coach, I began to help the Grove City Midget Football Club. The club and its league demonstrated that player safety and development were their top priorities, all while providing outstanding competition that is crucial to future success at the varsity level and beyond."
-Wes Phipps, 2023 District 10 Coach of the Year
"USA Football is proud to partner with Grove City Midget Football. The organization and volunteers who power the Eagles deserve recognition for the standards they've set. They're passionate football representatives doing incredible work to promote, advance, and grow the sport in Western PA."
"We have enjoyed our time with the Grove City Midget football club! We saw our son grow and learn under the care of the pee-wee coaching staff. A very important reason we chose the Midget club was the training our coaches go through for concussion protocol. They spend hours of their personal time looking for ways to train our boys to be safe and the game fun! What our boys begin to learn in the Grove City Midget club will enable them to be successful in the Midget, Middle School and High School teams!"
"Wonderful organization with a talented coaching staff. Our family liked the close games, and the team's they play are the same ones the High School plays. I'm impressed at how much my children have learned from this team. The opportunity to learn skills through flag football was also helpful."
"You guys have always had a great football program and developed by son into a smart and safe player. I thank you for everything this program did for our kids and are doing now for the kids."
"Both of my sons played for the Grove City Midget Football league. I also volunteered as a coach. The focus is on fundamentals and above all, safety. All coaches are USA Football heads up certified. The league is competitive and is comprised of most of the competition that Grove City High School plays in PIAA District 10. It's a great league for young kinds to prepare for the next level."
"The Grove City community should be thankful & proud to have an organization of the quality of the GCMFC serving its children.
Participating within the GCMFC organization has made a significant impact on both of my sons. The program teaches football fundamentals & playbook schemes/terminology a manner consistent with Grove City’s MS & HS program.
It also can’t be understated how much of an impact generating friendships & rivalries with the kids that they will compete with throughout their HS football careers benefits them. These are the same kids that they will compete against in basketball, baseball, wrestling ,track & football throughout high school.
The league’s strict adherence to teaching & being certified in USA Heads Up football techniques builds a strong set of safe fundamentals based on the latest concussion research that can be built upon for years to come. This combined with the new benefits from the Athlete intelligence system installed in Riddell Speed-flex helmets make the tough sport of football as safe as possible for the kids.
The last piece of the program to highlight is that they focus their funds on the right things. The use of Riddell Speedflex helmets at the Midget Level is significant. I would not let my children compete at a Midget or HS level without the fit, adjustment capability & safety that this helmet brings. These helmets are a significant investment in the youth of the community, and they are same helmet that 75% of NFL players use.
I’m am proud to have been part of this organization & I am thankful for the investment that so many dedicated leaders & coaches have given to my sons."
"Great youth football organization with excellent coaches and quality competition. Build basic football skills, knowledge, and safety techniques with this program while having fun in a friendly team environment. Your kids will thank you later in life."