Sporting Development League enters two-year partnership with Trace

Sporting Development League (SDL) and Trace are excited to announce an exclusive two-year partnership that equips SDL teams with access to the full suite of features included in Trace’s game-changing platform.


With Trace as the Official Video Sponsor of SDL, participating teams will receive a free 30-day trial to see firsthand the benefits of Trace’s automatically filmed and edited games, personalized player moments, tactical team playlists, player performance data and more. SDL teams will also gain full access to Trace’s platform for recruiting and development, Trace iD, while players and coaches will have opportunities for continuing education through custom Trace Workshops and webinars.

‚ÄúSporting Development League and Trace are excited to announce a partnership that will enhance the video analysis capabilities of the participating teams,‚ÄĚ says Nathan Hunt, Director of Coaching at Sporting KC. ‚ÄúThe Trace team has been great to work with while setting up this partnership to ensure both sides find great value moving forward. We look forward to continuing our work together to provide additional value for the Sporting Development League teams!‚ÄĚ


Launched in 2020, Sporting Development League features competition for U12-U14 Boys from select Academy Affiliate clubs, along with the U12-U13 Sporting KC Academy teams. The interaction between affiliate clubs and the Sporting KC Academy fosters collaboration and long-term development for each player and coach.


Sporting Development League also enhances the opportunity for players to progress on the Pro Player Pathway. That includes providing opportunities for player identification and a wealth of initiatives promoting coach education and player development.


This promising partnership with Trace is an extension of those initiatives. Trace will empower SDL coaches and players to be more effective and efficient in their use of video analysis by giving teams the tools they need to explore, understand and improve the way they play.


Sporting Development League joins over 200 other clubs and organizations that have partnered with Trace to provide their players with the best resources for development and college recruitment.


About Trace
Trace is a sports technology company changing the way teams and clubs film and consume soccer video. Trace’s revolutionary all-in-one platform uses AI technology, GPS sensors, and powerful software to automatically capture and organize match footage, generate tactical playlists, and deliver personalized moments to each player. An elite resource for player development and college recruitment, Trace is the most affordable and effective way to have your own film crew, editing team, and video analysis staff at your fingertips.


About Sporting Development League
Sporting Development League (SDL) is an independent youth soccer league featuring the Sporting KC Academy and Academy Affiliate clubs from around the region. SDL provides player and coach development in cooperation with the SKC Academy. The league season consists of seven games with a flexible schedule, offering teams the freedom to compete in additional leagues and tournaments throughout the year.