Sporting Stripes

Beginner Soccer Program for 2-5 Year Olds

 

Sporting Stripes, presented by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City, is a beginner soccer program for toddlers and young children, aged 2-5 years old.

Our program provides a safe and fun learning environment for your child to become engaged with soccer at its foundation.

Your child will reach basic, early developmental milestones in balance, coordination, socialization and emotional development.

Sporting Stripes helps prepare the Sporting KC soccer stars of the future!

 

Available Locations

Class Descriptions

Each class lasts 50 minutes and is limited to 10 players per coach.

Argyle Stripes

Ages 2-3

In Argyle Stripes, you and your child will engage in activities that focus on balance, coordination, motor skills and curiosity.

Classes include simple structured games and free-form learning environments.

Adult participation is required.

Sporting Blue Stripes

Ages 3-4

In Sporting Blue Stripes, we focus on nurturing your child’s independence.

Your child will engage in activities that focus on the basic, fundamental skills of soccer.

This includes structured activities where all participants will learn soccer through movement, imagination and creativity.

Indigo Stripes

Ages 4-5

In Indigo Stripes,  your child will engage in activities that focus on basic soccer skills.

Classes include structured activities where participants will practice teamwork, building relationships and establishing trust. 

This class will prepare your child to play recreational soccer.

Class Locations

The Soccer Lot

Downtown KCMO

Indoor Location

The Soccer Lot

2525 Jefferson St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Saturdays | 9:15AM, 10:30AM or 11:45AM

$80

  • Summer 2 (4 Weeks) August 3, 10, 17, 24
Register for Summer 2
  • Fall 1 (4 Weeks) September 7, 14, 21, 28
Register for Fall 1
  • Fall 2 (4 Weeks) October 12, 19, 26, November 2
Register for Fall 2
  • Fall 3 (4 Weeks) November 9, 16, 23, December 7
Register for Fall 3

Olathe, KS

Homefield – Olathe

Indoor Location

Homefield – Olathe

2115 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

Saturdays | 9AM or 10:15AM

$80

  • Summer 2 (4 Weeks) August 3, 10, 17, 24
Register for Summer 2
  • Fall 1 (4 Weeks) September 7, 14, 21, 28
Register for Fall 1
  • Fall 2 (4 Weeks) October 12, 19, 26, November 2
Register for Fall 2
  • Fall 3 (4 Weeks) November 9, 16, 23, December 7
Register for Fall 3

Lee's Summit

Legacy Park Soccer Fields

Outdoor Location

Legacy Park Soccer Fields

1501 NE Legacy Dr, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

Saturdays | 9AM or 10:15AM

$80

  • Fall (4 Weeks) September 7, 14, 28, October 5
Register for Fall

Kansas City, MO

Homefield – KC

Indoor Location

Homefield – KC

5000 Bannister Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137

Saturdays | 9AM or 10:15AM

$115

  • Fall (6 Weeks) September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12
Register for Fall

Kansas City, KS

Compass Minerals Sporting Fields

Outdoor Location

Compass Minerals Sporting Fields

1500 N 90th St, Kansas City, KS 66112

Saturdays | 9AM or 10:15AM

$115

  • Fall (6 Weeks) September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19
Register for Fall

Northland

Central Bank Sporting Complex

Outdoor Location

Central Bank Sporting Complex

9101 N Line Creek Pkwy Unit Fieldhouse 1, Kansas City, MO 64154

Saturdays | 9AM or 10:15AM

$115

  • Summer 1 (4 Weeks) June 15, 22, 29, July 13
Register for Summer 1
  • Summer 2 (4 Weeks) August 3, 10, 17, 31
Register for Summer 2
  • Fall (6 Weeks) September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19
Register for Fall

Frequently Asked Questions

Cleats are optional, but not required. Tennis shoes are acceptable.

Sporting KC provides all necessary equipment, including soccer balls. We just ask that you wear comfortable clothes and bring water.

Uniforms are optional. If you choose to purchase a uniform, they can be picked up on the first day of your session.

Each child will be placed in the class they are registered for. Sporting KC cannot guarantee that a child will be placed in the same class as a friend or family member.

Please register your child for the class that is appropriate for their age.

  • Argyle Stripes – 2-3 years old
  • Sporting Blue Stripes – 3-4 years old
  • Indigo Stripes – 4-5 years old

If your child’s birthday takes place during a session, you may sign them up for the older class offering

For example, if your child will turn 4 during the dates of a session, you can register them for the Indigo Stripes (4-5 years old) class.

Sporting Stripes & Stars classes are held once a week, during the day of the week and time you registered for. There are no practices or formal games involved.

If you’re looking for a league to get your player involved with, you can learn more about our Sporting Rec. League at SKCRecSoccer.com.

Yes! You can sign up for the waitlist for your specific session through PlayMetrics. If a spot opens up, a member of our team will contact you.

Due to the limited capacity and high demand of our programs, all refund requests must be received at least seven (7) days prior to the start of the program. Any refund request made less than seven (7) days before the program start date will incur a $15 administrative processing fee*.

You can sign up to receive updates about Sporting Stripes here!

Yes! Email our Sporting Stripes Coordinator at Preston.France@sportingkc.com for a prorated registration rate.

Refund Policy

Due to the limited capacity and high demand of our programs, all refund requests must be received at least seven (7) days prior to the start of the program. Any refund request made less than seven (7) days before the program start date will incur a $15 administrative processing fee*.

Sporting Stripes, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, is proud to be providing enrichment programs to our preschool partners:

For more information on Sporting Stripes or how to get your child involved, please contact Preston France at Preston.France@sportingkc.com.