Thanks for Attending 2022 Sporting Next-Gen

This year, we we hosted over 170 teams and 2,500 players and their families in Kansas City for Sporting Next-Gen.

During the tournament, we saw quality competition and had two Sporting KC First Team players stop by for autographs and photos! We also cheered on Sporting KC to a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake!

Thank you players, coaches and families for making Sporting Next-Gen a success!

Sporting Next-Gen Invitational

March 24-26, 2023*

Sporting Next-Gen Invitational brings some of the best competition from around the region to Kansas City for an epic weekend tournament.

This competitive tournament is for U8 (2015) – U14/15 (2008) Boys & Girls teams (D1-D4).

Sporting Next-Gen takes place at Sporting Kansas City’s world-class facilities and is the best tournament value in Kansas City.

*Dates are subject to change and more details will be available later in the year.


  • Competitive Division Bracketing
  • Guaranteed 3 Games
  • Championship Game Each Division
  • Pro Player Appearances
  • Online Check-In Included in Registration Cost
  • World Class Turf Facilities
  • Certified Referees
  • Certified Athletic Trainers
  • Free Parking
  • Discounted hotel rates for out-of-town teams
  • Discounted Tickets to Sporting KC match
  • Best Tournament Value in Kansas City


Academy Affiliates

7v7: $525

9v9: $600

11v11: $675

Sporting Club Network Members

7v7: $575

9v9: $650

11v11: $725

Youth Soccer Clubs

7v7: $595

9v9: $675

11v11: $750

Registration Deadline

February 23, 2023

Critical Dates

Payment/Checks Due: February 25

Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 2

Brackets Posted: March 10

Schedule Posted: March 17

Previous Sporting Next-Gen Invitational Participants

816 SFC

Alliance FC

Dakota Alliance Soccer Club

Dynamo 309

FC Atlas

FC Wichita

KC Fusion

Hays Soccer Club

ICT Outlanders

Johnston Urbandale Soccer Club

KC Athletics

KC Fusion

KC Scott Gallagher


Lightning FC

LS Legends

Peoria FC United

Puma FC


Sporting Arkansas

Sporting Blue Valley

Sporting Columbia

Sporting Iowa

Sporting Iowa East

Sporting Kaw Valley

Sporting Lee’s Summit

Sporting Michigan

Sporting Missouri Valley

Sporting Oklahoma

Sporting Nebraska

Sporting Springfield

Sporting Wichita

Tulsa Blue FC

Tulsa Soccer Club

United FC

West Des Moines Soccer Club

Referee at Sporting Next-Gen

We’re hiring referees for Sporting Next-Gen at Compass Minerals Sporting Fields (Kansas City, KS) and Swope Soccer Village* (Kansas City, MO).

This year, we’ve increased our rates for referees. See below for our updated pay scale.

If you haven’t worked a Sporting Kansas City tournament before, you will need to complete a W-9.

DivisionPay Rate
U8/U9/U10$28 (Center)
$20 (Assistant)
U11/U12$34 (Center)
$23 (Assistant)
U13/U14/U15$43 (Center)
$31 (Assistant)

*No games on Friday at Swope Soccer Village

Field Information

Compass Minerals Sporting Fields
1500 N. 90th Street
Kansas City, KS 66112

Swope Soccer Village
6310 Lewis Road
Kansas City, MO 64132

For more information on this tournament, please contact Alec Smith, Tournament Director at