Academy Affiliates

Official Sporting Branded Youth Soccer Clubs

Academy Affiliates are youth soccer clubs that are branded under the Sporting name and strive towards a common goal of growing soccer in their community.

Affiliate players and coaches benefit from Sporting Kanas City’s resources, including coaching education, player development and more. In return, Academy Affiliates are equipped to provide the best opportunities for their players, parents and coaches.

Academy Affiliate Clubs

Sporting KC Academy Affiliates map

Benefits of Being an Academy Affiliate

  • Redesign of club crest
  • Permitted use of the Sporting KC brand
  • Sporting KC autographed home and away jerseys
  • Annual market visits & experiences with SKC Academy coaching staff
  • Discounted tickets
  • Priority access and pricing to SKC hosted competitions
  • Unparalleled access to SKC Senior team and SKC Academy
  • Top players participate in All-Star Experiences
  • Opportunity to make the jump to an SKC Academy team
  • Complete player development pathway
  • Resources and support for players in their college recruitment process
  • SKC observation days
  • Coaching educations led by SKC Academy coaches
  • Sporting Sessions (access to SKC Academy curriculum)
  • Connectivity and consultation from SKC Academy technical staff
  • Opportunity to send one director per year to SKC preseason
  • Participation in director’s summits
  • Monthly calls with SKC, involving front office and technical staff
  • Direct access to consultation from full time staff of Sporting Club
  • Behind the scenes access for SKC events (SKC trainings, chalk talks, etc.)
  • Discounted tournament prices
  • Discounted tickets to SKC and SKC II matches
  • SCN Uniform Scholarship Program
  • Educational resources tied to our clubs and player development practices

Discounted Sporting KC Tickets

As an Academy Affiliate member, you can receive discounted tickets to a Sporting Kansas City match!

Click the button below to find your Sporting KC ticket representative and to purchase your discounted tickets.

Affiliate Events

Affiliate All-Star Experience

We host two Academy Affiliate All-Star Experiences throughout the year – one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

The All-Star Experience includes four All-Star teams, two boys and two girls teams.

Each of our Academy Affiliate clubs have the opportunity to send their top boy and girl players to Kansas City to participate in the All-Star Experience.

Affiliate Observation Days

Sporting KC Affiliate Observation Days will give the Academy Affiliate coaches the chance to observe training sessions from the youth & professional teams of SKC.

Depending on the daily schedule, these on-field coaching education could include the Centers of Excellence (U9/U11), the SKC Academy (U12-U19 teams),  SKC II (MLS NEXT PRO), and the SKC First Team (MLS).

Affiliate Director’s Summit

Periodically throughout the year, SKC may host Academy Affiliate Director’s Summits. At these events, key Affiliate staff hear from guest speakers, participate in round table discussions & on-field demonstrations, and more.

These events create a positive learning environment where Directors can share & increase their knowledge in youth soccer, and collectively work towards further developing their clubs

Affiliate News

Sporting Wichita Named Sporting Club Network Member of the Year

Sporting Wichita Named Sporting Club Network Member of the Year

On Friday, Sporting Wichita was named as the Sporting Club Network Member of the Year, presented by Price Chopper.      The award was one of nearly a dozen presented at Pitch Black, Sporting KC’s annual awards banquet, which highlights accomplishments across the club throughout the 2023 Season.     Based in Wichita, Kansas, Sporting Wichita has…

Ten Academy Affiliate Players Selected for U13 Sporting KC Academy Team

Last month, the Sporting Kansas City Academy announced rosters for the 2023-24 Academy season. Its newest team – for boys 13-and-under – includes ten players who joined directly from an Academy Affiliate club.   “Congratulations to the 10 Academy Affiliate players that were selected to the U13 SKC Academy team,” Sporting KC Vice President of…
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Sporting Springfield ‘06 Boys Capture US Club Soccer National Title

Sporting Springfield ’06 Boys Athletico Madrid won the US Club Soccer U17 National Cup title July 19, making history as the club’s first-ever National Championship winners. Led by Head Coach Josh Lewis-Evans, the group from Sporting Springfield defeated fellow Sporting KC Academy Affiliate Sporting Iowa for the U17 Boys Super Division National Championship title –…

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