Sporting KC Youth Program FAQs

Why attend Sporting Kansas City (SKC) Youth Soccer Programs/Camps?

SKC Youth Programs/Camps are more than just a soccer camp! Our 2017 schedule offers recreational and competitive based programming that offer youth players the opportunity to build a foundation or gain next-level exposure to give progression. These programs are directly operated by Sporting KC professional youth soccer staff! The curriculum is specifically designed based on Sporting KC First Team, Swope Park Ranger and SKC Academy practices to create the most engaging and challenging experience possible for your soccer player.

What is the the SKC Youth Program/Camp philosophy?

We at SKC strive to provide a professional learning environment that is fun and engaging for soccer players of ALL ages and skill levels. SKC Programs/Camps are the foundation of our Pathway to the Pros! Beginning with Sporting Stripes Early Childhood Soccer: 2-5y, youth camps, supplemental training opportunities for club level players, SKC Academy, Swope Park Rangers and ending with the Sporting KC senior team. Our Programs/Camps serve as a way to give players supplemental training in order to improve individually or help guide players along the progressional pathway.

Are there any required prerequisite Programs/Camps?

Programs are specific to a players level of play to create the best learning envirionment for each child. We understand there are exceptions to this rule and they can be discussed with the SKC Youth Department.  If SKC feels a child is better suited to a different environment, that will be communicated with a parent/carer immediately.

Who are the coaches at SKC Camps?

Our coaches come from various backgrounds and soccer experiences, many with ties to Sporting KC. We have professional youth coaches from the SKC front office, local SKC Academy Affiliates and Sporting Club Network club coaches, former SKC Academy players as well as SKC Academy staff and current Swope Park Rangers players.

How do I pick a Program/Camp and register for it?

Check the dates, times, locations, level and age range to see what works best for you and your childs schedule. Programs/Camps have choices of recreational and competitive tiers dependant on location to give each player the maximum amount of engagement and challenge needed in the correct learning environment.  If you have additional questions about a specific camp or program, please contact Tyler Mcmanus @ tmcmanus@sportingkc.com or call (913) 387-3883.

What is the cost of an SKC Camp?

Costs are listed on each program page, along with additional benefits. Contact Tyler Mcmanus @ tmcmanus@sportingkc.com with questions. 

What if I signed up for the wrong Program or age group?

We can adjust your registration as needed. If you feel your child is better suited to a certain learning environment, please contact tmcmanus@sportingkc.com or call (913) 387-3883 to discuss.

Do you take walk-up registrations?

Walk-up registrations are subjuect to AVAILABILITY. We suggest you register in advance to ensure your soccer player can attend. All walk-up registrations will be required to register on the spot and complete the Sporting KC waiver and release of liability before playing.

What is your refund policy?

Cancellation before Programming begins:

  • The camp fee will be refunded, less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee per participant prior to 7 days before camp starts and no refunds will be given if the cancellation is receivedd less than 7 days before programming is scheduled to start.
  • The participant may be placed in another program of their choice (up to same value) for no charge.

What is the check-in procedure?

You will receive a confirmation email immediately upon registering for camp with the specific details for check-in. Generally, we ask that you check-in with the SKC staff 15 minutes before start time. We will confirm pick-up details as well as emergency contact information upon the time of check-in. 

What do I need to bring? 

SKC will provide all necessary equipment for Programs/Camps so feel free to leave the soccer balls (Ball and T-shirt is part of the camper package for Summer Camps) at home. Comfortable clothes, soccer shoes, shin guards, socks and a water bottle will be needed for camp. It is generally a good idea to bring sunscreen or a snack for your soccer player. Please reference your confirmation email for specific details.

What happens in case of rain, thunder or lightning?

If there is any indication of dangerous weather conditions before camp, we will notify you via email immediately of any postponement or cancellation. If there is any indication of dangerous weather conditions during camp, we will evacuate the fields immediately and get all soccer players to shelter. Camp will be postponed a minimum of 30 minutes from the last lightning strike. No refunds or make-up days will be issued for weather related postponement or cancellations but time will be made up where/if possible.

What if my child has a medical condition?

Please speak directly with the Camps manager before the program begins about any medical conditions we would need to be made aware of.

Will a Sporting KC player be at camp?

Camps and programs that offer the benefit of meeting an SKC player are scheduled accordingly. Not every camp or program offers this benefit. All player appearances are subject to change or cancellation depending on availability, travel, training and game schedules.

For more questions and concerns, please contact tmcmanus@sportingkc.com or call (913) 387-3883