Center of Excellence (COE) program is a high level supplemental training program for boys aged eleven and younger. Sporting KC Academy launched it’s COE program back in January of 2016 with the intention of using this platform as a developmental and scouting resource. Players in the COE program receive high level training directly from SKC Academy coaches.
Boys that are recommended for the COE program can participate in the Fall, Spring and Winter where they would train twice a week. Participation in the COE program is supplemental to all actives with the players’ current club team as COE is a club-neutral program.
Throughout the years, COE has proven to progress players into the SKC Academy as the program aims to develop players and prepare them in a positive and challenging environment. As time has gone on, we’ve seen more and more Academy Affiliate players be invited into the SKC COE program. This year, out of the 57 players participating in COE, 25 of them are Academy Affiliate players.
COE 2020 Fall Roster:
|NAME||BIRTH YEAR||ACADEMY AFFILIATE CLUB|
|Jackson Gagel||2010||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Vincent Madeo||2010||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Nate Hansen||2010||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Jeremy Jin||2010||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Reid Williams||2010||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Mason Duffy||2010||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Brady Cowan||2011||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Adrian Kabianga||2011||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Aiden Pardo||2011||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Luca Pore||2011||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Hudson Strouse||2011||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Matt Lally||2012||Sporting Blue Valley|
|Brayden Drewing||2011||Sporting Columbia|
|Jake Adams||2010||Sporting Missouri Valley|
|Collin Keller||2010||Sporting Missouri Valley|
|Reid Lindstrom||2010||Sporting Missouri Valley|
|Mack Herrman||2010||Sporting Missouri Valley|
|Wesley Medlin||2010||Sporting Missouri Valley|
|Finn Dean||2010||Sporting Missouri Valley|
|Abdullah Elyousef||2010||Sporting Missouri Valley|
|Langston Lewis||2011||Sporting Missouri Valley|
|Jack Carpani||2012||Sporting Missouri Valley|
|Omar Khalil||2012||Sporting Missouri Valley|
|Christian Williamson||2012||Sporting Missouri Valley|
|Deklyn Gates||2013||Sporting Missouri Valley|
Whether players progress into the SKC Academy or continue with their respective club teams when they reach the U12 age group, this program has proven to help develop players and expose them to a different, higher-level coaching style. We are happy to see so many Academy Affiliate players receive the chance to experience this program and grow as players!