Academy Affiliates

Official Sporting Branded Youth Soccer Clubs

Academy Affiliates are youth soccer clubs that have re-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 Kansas City Youth Academy Affiliate Clubs

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

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November Academy Affiliate of the Month: Sporting Brookside

Club Bio Sporting Brookside’s mission to provide affordable, quality youth soccer programs that build positive character through participation in a fun, family-oriented soccer environment is at the heart of everything they do. Sporting Brookside is not just about the game. It’s about building resilience and character in their players through high-quality youth soccer programs. The…
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Eleven Academy Affiliate Players Selected for U12 Sporting KC Academy Team

Last month, the Sporting Kansas City Academy announced its newest U12 team, featuring 16 of the top 12-and-under boys from the Kansas City metro and surrounding states. Eleven of those players join the Academy directly from a Sporting KC Academy Affiliate club.   The Academy Affiliate clubs represented include Sporting Blue Valley, Sporting Columbia, Sporting…
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October Academy Affiliate of the Month: Sporting City West

Club Bio Launched in April of 2021, Sporting City West is a competitive youth soccer club serving players and families in West Olathe, Lenexa, Shawnee and surrounding communities in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting City West focuses on a player development model that inspires each player to reach their full potential both on and off the…

For more information on Academy Affiliates or on how to become an Academy Affiliate, please contact Diego Barrios at Diego.Barrios@sportingkc.com.