Academy Affiliate All-Star Experience

In August 2013, at the Academy Affiliate Weekend, the Sporting Club Network introduced the very first Academy Affiliate All-Star Team, with representatives from over seven different cities throughout the Midwest.  During their time in Kansas City, this select group of young players received training from SKC senior team coaches, at Swope Soccer Village, the home training grounds of Sporting KC and competed in an exhibition game against Sporting KC's very own U14 Academy team.

With the success of the first Academy Affiliate All-Star Team, the program has been expanded. In 2016, the Sporting Club Network hosted two Academy Affiliate All-Star Experiences, one in the spring and one in the fall coinciding with the 2016 Academy Affiliate Weekend.  The All-Star Experience now includes four All-Star teams, two boys and two girls. Each of our 15 Academy Affiliate clubs has the opportunity to send their top U11 and U13 boy and girl players to Sporting Kansas City's official training facility, Swope Soccer Village, to participate in this All-Star Experience. This experience consists of a full weekend of events including but not limited to the following:

  • Welcoming ceremony which includes handing out All-Star gift bags, intro from guest speaker & more!

  • Two high-level training sessions with Sporting KC's Academy technical staff

  • Potential for a unique fitness/classroom session with a Sporting KC technical staff member

  • Possibility of watching Sporting Club's pro teams train

  • An All-Star exhibition match versus the top boys & girls teams in the KC area

  • Exclusive chalk talk lead by Sporting KC's technical liaison, who breaks down the tactical side of the SKC match pre-game

  • Opportunity to view SKC warm-ups field-side prior to the SKC match


  • For a better understanding and recaps of past All-Star Experiences, including pictures and videos, please view the links below:

  • Fall 2016 Academy Affiliate All-Star Experience - COMING SOON!

  • Spring 2016 Academy Affiliate All-Star Experience - COMING SOON!

  • Fall 2015 Academy Affiliate All-Star Experience - COMING SOON!

  • Spring 2015 Academy Affiliate All-Star Experience

  • Fall 2014 Academy Affiliate All-Star Experience

  • Spring 2014 Academy Affiliate All-Star Experience

  • Fall 2013 Academy Affiliate All-Star Experience