Coach Baker and Coach Wade have spent many years playing semi-pro football as part of 8-Man and 11-Man teams. Team ownership was always on the horizon but the time and place just never seemed right. Coach Baker's family brought him to West Plains, Missouri and he saw an area that was loaded with football talent but didn't have any opportunities to play after high school.
Thus was born the Midwest Defenders.
The Midwest Defenders not only want to put effort into what's happening on the field, but into the youth of the area.
Midwest Defender Sports is proud to have an affiliation with USA Football and offers free First Down Camps on a semi-monthly basis throughout the year.
In addition, the Midwest Defenders are partnering to provide an NFL Flag league beginning in Spring 2021.
One of the missions of Midwest Defender Sports is to give back to the community.
The Defenders were happy to organize a benefit basketball tournament in 2020 with all proceeds going toward the West Plains R-7 Bridges Program.
Another tournament is in the works for 2021 so check back!