Sporting Stripes (2 to 5y) - Sporting KC Youth

Sporting Stripes

Beginner-based soccer programming for 2-5 year olds that creates a safe and fun learning environment for children to become engaged with soccer at its foundation. Children will practice reaching basic early developmental milestones in balance, coordination, socialization and emotional development.

Sporting Stripes cultivates the Sporting KC soccer stars of future! Welcome to the beginning of the pathway to the pros!



Ages 2-3

Parent-child class where your child (with assistance of parents) engages in activities that focus on balance, coordination, motor skills and curiosity. Classes include simple structured games and free-form learning environments.

• Parent-child class (adult participation required)

• Class time: 50 minutes

• Player to coach ratio: 10:1

• 4-week session


Ages 3-4

Beginners class where your child will engage in activities that focus on fundamental skills of soccer in the most basic form. Classes include structured games where children of all learning styles will learn through movement, imagination and creativity.

• Nurturing Independence

• Class time: 50 minutes

• Player to coach ratio: 10:1

• 4- week session


Ages 4-5

Pre-recreational class where your child will engage in activities that focus on basic soccer skills as well as an introduction to small-sided games. Classes include structured activities and games where children of all learning styles will practice teamwork, building relationships  and establishing trust.

• Pre-recreational

• Class time: 50 minutes

• Player to coach ratio: 10:1

• 4-week session


Downtown KC MO
The Soccer Lot

9:00am, 10:30am OR 11:45am

  • FALL 3  November 16, 23, December 7, 24

Want Sporting Stripes at your preschool? Contact Tyler McManus at


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 PNC Bank, 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 Tyler McManus at