Sporting Development League (SDL) is an independent youth soccer league featuring the Sporting KC Academy and Academy Affiliate clubs from across the region.
Player and coach development is provided in cooperation with the SKC Academy.
The league consists of seven clubs each at the U12-U14 age groups. The top-level teams from each club will play a seven-game season with a flexible schedule that offers freedom to participate in additional leagues and tournaments throughout the season.
SDL provides a competitive and more importantly, a developmental opportunity for players and coaches from each of the selected Affiliate clubs.
SDL is an opportunity for the selected Academy Affiliate players and coaches to engage with Sporting KC Youth Soccer, Sporting KC Academy and continue their development.
Through this league, we strive to create safe and healthy competitive environments where players and coaches can solely focus on their development.