Sporting Club Network

2014 Academy Affiliate Weekend

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In August 2012, the Sporting Club Network hosted the first ever Academy Affiliate Tournament, bringing together teams from Kansas City, Tulsa OK, Lincoln NE, St. Louis MO, and Lawrence KS to participate in a friendly tune-up to their fall youth soccer seasons. To learn more about the first of these events, view our follow-up blog post here

In the summer of 2013, the Academy Affiliate Tournament became a component of the larger Academy Affiliate Weekend. Outside of tournament play, Academy Affiliates had numerous other exclusive events and engagements to attend in Kansas City, including the first Academy Affiliate All-Star Game. To view a video on the 2013 Academy Affiliate Weekend and learn more about what we'll be offering in 2014, click here

Academy Affiliate All-Star Experience

The 2014 Academy Affiliate Weekend will include another new component of the Academy Affiliate program - the All-Star Experience. First introduced in 2013, this summer's experience will involve U12 and U14 boys teams, and a U14 girls team. All three teams will have representation from each Academy Affiliate, and will give this select group of players the opportunity to train the "Sporting Way" with instruction from SKC Academy staff at Swope Soccer Village, as well as a number of other exclusive benefits. To learn more about the Academy Affiliate All-Star Experiences, click here

2014 Academy Affiliate Friendlies

  • When: Saturday, August 2nd & Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
  • Where: Overland Park Soccer Complex

    • Complex map
    • 12 tournament-quality synthetic turf fields
    • Close proximity to all hotel options & weekend events
    • 13700 Switzer Rd
    • Overland Park, KS, 66221
  • Hotel options: Click here

    • The Sporting Club Network has partnered with PSE Tournament Housing to provide attendees/groups with the best available rates.  Hotels have been carefully selected to ensure quality and are within close proximity to the venue. 
    • Rooms will book up quickly so please book well in advance.
  • Tournament Rules: Click here
  • Tournament Schedule: Click here
  • Age groups (Boys & Girls):

    • U8, U9, U10, U11: 9v9
    • U12, U13, U14, U15/16, U17/18: 11v11
  • Registration Fee: $375 per team

    • Every registered team is guaranteed 2 friendly matches against a different Academy Affiliate club
  • Registration is closed.

    

Please contact the Academy Affiliate Friendlies tournament director, Liam O’Connell, via email at loconnell@sportingkc.com or 413-461-6307 for any questions or additional information.

Sporting KC match vs. Philadelphia Union at Sporting Park

As part of the Academy Affiliate Weekend, discounted tickets will be made available to all participating members from Academy Affiliate teams, until the match has been sold out. A significant number of reserved seats have been put on hold for participants of this event, and Standing Room Only tickets will also be available for purchase at discounted rates by contacting your club's SKC ticket representative.

To find the contact information of your respective ticket representative and secure your tickets to the match, view your club's SCN member page by visiting www.sportingkc.com/scn/members

Academy Affiliates

 

Sporting Blue Valley

Academy Affiliate since 2011

Sporting Columbia SC

Academy Affiliate since 2013

Sporting JB Marine

Academy Affiliate since 2013

Sporting Iowa

Academy Affiliate since 2014

Sporting Kaw Valley

Academy Affiliate since 2011

Sporting Lincoln FC

Academy Affiliate since 2012

Sporting Nashville Heroes

Academy Affiliate since 2014

Sporting Northeast United SC

Academy Affiliate since 2014

Sporting St. Croix Academy

Academy Affiliate since 2014

Sporting StL Rangers

Academy Affiliate since 2012

Sporting Wichita Rojos

Academy Affiliate since 2014

Omaha FC

Academy Affiliate since 2013