Sporting Stripes

Beginner Soccer Program for 2-5 Year Olds

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

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!

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 include structured games 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 and games. Participants will practice teamwork, building relationships and establishing trust. 

This class will prepare your child to play recreational soccer.

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.

Locations

Downtown KC, MO

The Soccer Lot

The Soccer Lot

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

$67.50
  • Fall 3 (4 weeks)  November 20, December 4, 11, 18
Register for Fall 3
  • Winter 1 (4 weeks)  January 8, 15, 22, 29
Register for Winter 1
  • Winter 2 (4 weeks) February 12, 19, 26, March 5
Register for Winter 2

Olathe, KS

Homefield

Homefield – Olathe

Saturdays | 9AM or 10:15AM

$67.50
  • Fall 3 (4 weeks)  November 20, December 4, 11, 18
Sold Out
  • Winter 1 (4 weeks)  January 8, 15, 22, 29
Register for Winter 1
  • Winter 2 (4 weeks) February 12, 19, 26, March 5
Register for Winter 2

Kansas City, MO

Swope Soccer Village

Swope Soccer Village

Saturdays | 9AM or 10:30AM

$99
  • Fall (6 weeks)  September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23
Sold Out

Kansas City, KS

Compass Minerals Sporting Fields

Compass Minerals Sporting Fields

Saturdays | 9AM or 10:15AM

$99
  • Fall (6 weeks)  September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23
Sold Out

Liberty, MO

Capitol Federal Sports Complex of Liberty

Capitol Federal Sports Complex of Liberty

Saturdays | 9AM or 10:15AM

$99
  • Fall (6 weeks)  September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16
Sold Out
TESTIMONIALS
Rumba Munthali, Sporting KC Academy U17/U19 Coach & Parent

“Sporting Stripes is an absolutely amazing program. The excitement it brings my son is fantastic. He has had a blast learning the basic fundamentals of soccer, but also learning physical literacy, cooperation, application of coaches instructions, all in an extremely fun and inclusive atmosphere. From the energetic and delightful coaching staff (especially Coach Rachel) to engaging programming, I couldn’t ask for a better quality program for my son to be involved with. Sporting Stripes is the perfect introduction to the sport of soccer and all it has to offer, but also the perfect introduction into the Sporting Kansas City family.”

Spencer Sward, Sporting KC Season Ticket Member, Caludron Member & Parent

“Sporting Stripes has helped my son learn a love for soccer from a very young age. He started in the earliest age group as a 2-year-old and has continued through all of the Stripes age groups; now in the Sporting Stars 5-8y program. He always asks when he gets to go play soccer again. All of the staff are very nice and each of his previous coaches are always excited to see him each week. The staff are very knowledgeable, and the curriculum helps the kids learn soccer fundamentals, along with team building and character development. We definitely feel like part of the Sporting Stripes family. I would recommend this program to anyone.”

Nicole Buck, Director at Little Owly’s Nest for Knowledge Daycare and Preschool & Parent

“Graham LOVED Coach Tyler and the Sporting Stripes soccer program. He would ask me daily when the next soccer day at school would be! Thank you to Sporting Stripes for not only teaching Graham soccer skills, but life skills too!”

TJ Lipari, USSF Referee & Parent

“Sporting Stripes has been an amazing program for our son over the last three years. He has built great relationships with the coaches and can’t wait to see what new games or activities they will be doing each week. We, as a family, have loved seeing him grow over the seasons and go through the process of developing fundamental footwork and teamwork while having fun and meeting new friends session after session. Thank you to all of the coaches for making all of us feel like Sporting Family!!”

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

Want Sporting Stripes at your preschool? Contact Rachel Lammers at Rachel.Lammers@sportingkc.com.