Academy Affiliate Benefits

In addition to being members of the Sporting Club Network, select youth soccer clubs may also be eligible to become official Academy Affiliates of Sporting Kansas City.  Sporting Kansas City Academy Affiliates provide their members with a direct connection to Sporting Kansas City, the Swope Park Rangers, and Sporting Kansas City Academy teams through the "Pathway To The Pros".  Sporting Kansas City Academy Affiliates also enjoy significantly increased benefits including but not limited to, the following:

 Pathway To The Pros
 Player Benefits
  • Proven Pathway to the Pros
  • Player Identification Opportunities
  • College Exposure Opportunities
    • ​Camps, Showcase & Exclusive Prep Pages
  • Participation in Exclusive Events
    • Academy Affiliate Weekend, All-Star Experience, Affiliate Market Experiences & more!
 Coach Benefits
  • Coaching Education Opportunities 
  • Sporting KC Observation Days
  • Access to Sporting KC Academy Curriculum
  • Coaches Social & Networking Events
 Director Benefits
  • Sporting KC Preseason Trip
  • Annual Director's Summit(s)
  • Monthly Calls with SKC Front Office Staff
  • Direct Access to SKC Front Office & Technical Staff
 Parent Benefits
  • Behind-The-Scenes Access to Sporting KC Events
         - On-field access, ability to watch Senior Team training, invitation to chalk talks, etc.
  • Most Affordable Tournaments, Managed by Sporting KC
  • Discounted Tickets to Sporting KC Home Matches