The Sporting Club Network (SCN) is a free affiliation program aiming to create a closer tie between Major League Soccer franchise, Sporting Kansas City and the local youth soccer community. Together, we are working to provide our youth soccer participants and families with exclusive opportunities to help grow the game of soccer in Kansas City. Through this partnership, you will have exclusive access to opportunities and events.
The Sporting Club Network is the general partnership program for all youth soccer clubs, regardless of size, level, or location. The Sporting KC Academy Affiliate program is a higher level partnership that provides Affiliate members with a closer connection to Sporting Kansas City technical staff and academy teams along with greater benefits. Academy Affiliates are considered feeder clubs to the SKC Academy program, where players are developed with the ultimate goal creating future professional Sporting KC players. All Academy Affiliates receive the same benefits of SCN members, but not vice versa.
Membership in the Sporting Club Network is only available to clubs as a whole. It is a commitment of an entire club. Individual teams or families are not eligible for SCN membership, but may still become a member of Sporting Club by visiting JoinSporting.com to participate. For clubs interested in becoming a member of the Network, please contact Betsy Pollard at bpollard@SportingKC.com
Your soccer organization recently agreed to a formal partnership with Sporting Club, the parent company of Sporting Kansas City to provide members like you with complimentary opportunities to enhance your membership. All members of your club – including parents, players, coaches, administrators, and volunteers – are all considered members of the Sporting Club Network and are able to participate in events.
All members will receive an email from Sporting Club, with directions on how to activate your Network membership. Once you have completed your Sporting Club membership profile, you will have access to all Network events. From there, participation is easy – just email SCN@SportingKC.com to RSVP for any Sporting Club Network event. If you have not received an email from Sporting Club or do not have a membership profile, and you would like to, please contact Kristin Bock at kbock@SportingKC.com
While a Sporting Club membership profile it is not required to participate, it’s highly encouraged. All Network updates will be made via the membership site, where you will be notified directly. SCN members are welcome to visit the Network calendar posted on the Sporting kc.com website to RSVP, and not create a membership profile. Eventually all SCN reservations will be made exclusively through membership profiles, and thus required for participation. To see a full list of events and dates, please visit www.SportingKC.com/members/scn-calendar
Yes. All Sporting Club Network events have attendance caps to guarantee the quality. These events are first come, first served. To ensure your participation, you must RSVP. Please email SCN@SportingKC.com to reserve your spot today.
While the Sporting Club Network is different from Sporting Club Membership, they are both connected. Think of the Network being an elevated level of Sporting Club membership – with added benefits and distinction. As SCN members you have all benefits of regular Sporting Club membership but with extra, soccer-specific opportunities only available to SCN members. If you already have a Sporting Club membership profile, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure your account is updated as a Sporting Club Network member too. That way, you won’t miss out on any special Network opportunities.
The Sporting Club Network is free to all clubs and its members. Most SCN events do not carry any cost to participants. Members participating in activities scheduled at a Sporting KC game will be responsible for purchasing their game ticket (no required section or price). Those participating in the License to Coach Program will only be responsible for the associated cost for certification with the national governing body.
No. Sporting Club membership is free to everyone, regardless of Network affiliation.
Our members are important to us, so it’s crucial that we don’t overload your inbox. You will only receive necessary information regarding the SCN updates or exclusive member offers. At most, you will receive one email a week but often times only 1-2 per month. If any reason you are unsatisfied with the amount of communication you receive, please contact us at email@example.com
No one is required to participate in the Network. Membership in the Network does not require you to purchase any SKC tickets, merchandise or participate in any events. The Network was created to provide opportunities for local clubs without costing their members. If you change your mind, you are welcome to participate at any time. If you would like to participate in an event, RSVP to scn@SportingKC.com.
Yes, members can delete their Sporting Club membership profile at any time. Since a majority of the communication about the Network and scheduled events will be made through the membership site, we suggest you proceed with finalizing your profile and then adjust the level of communication received from Sporting KC and our partners. You can choose to receive no communication and still retain an active profile. If you absolutely do not want a Sporting Club membership profile, then you may opt out by using the link included in the email. Keep in mind that cancelling your profile will prevent your eligibility for free game tickets, rewards points and partner offers. Any questions regarding your actual membership profile can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sporting Club Network members have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to every Sporting Kansas City home game. For individuals, families, or groups smaller than 20 people, use the ticket link on your club’s website. This link will direct you to TicketMaster where you will be instructed to use your club’s specific code. Please use the code “SCN” to access these discounts. If you are organizing a group of 20 people or more, please contact your club representative to receive greater ticket discounts.
Each youth soccer club has its own Sporting KC ticket representative. This person will be your main point of contact for all your ticketing needs. Their contact information should be posted on your club website. If for some reason you cannot find their information, please contact us at 888-4KC-GOAL and ask for your representative using your club name.
Questions regarding the Sporting Club Network can be sent to SCN@SportingKC.com