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KC Select Development Academy

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KC Select, KC Sports Lodge and KC Select Northland proudly present the KC Select Development Academy Spring 2014 for 4-11yr old soccer players! We have expanded our locations to offer Academy in Independence or Liberty. Sign up today and reserve your spot in a fun and educational soccer Academy that encompasses all facets of youth soccer development.

Register by 3/1/14, first training session is 3/12/14 or 3/17/14, All sessions are on
Monday (Sportslodge) or Wednesday (Fountain Bluffs).

 Please Sign up below based on your desired location!

SportsLodge (Independence) Online Registration

Fountain Bluffs (Liberty) Online Registration

SportsLodge Independence:

4, 5, 6 yr olds @ 5:30pm
7, 8 yr olds @ 6:30pm
9, 10, 11 yr olds @ 7:30pm

Fountain Bluffs Liberty:

4, 5, 6, 7 yr olds @ 5:30pm
8, 9, 10, 11 yr olds @ 6:30pm

Week 1 Mon, 3/17 Wed 3/12
Week 2 Mon 3/24 Wed 3/26
Week 3 Mon 3/31 Wed 4/2
Week 4 Mon 4/7 Wed 4/9
Week 5 Mon 4/14 Wed 4/16
Week 6 Mon 4/21 Wed 4/23
Week 7 Mon 4/28 Wed 4/30
Week 8 Mon 5/5 Wed 5/7

Please visit our KC Select Academy pages for additional information about the KC Select Academy Program, Curriculum, FAQs and More!

Cost: $95 payment by credit card; $5 per child family discount

Payment by check can be sent to the following address:
KC Select Academy
3035 SW Saddlewood Dr.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081


  • Quality Facities and consistent training surface
  • Developed and proven curriculum
  • Experienced and licensed coaches
  • Ball mastery and skill development emphasis
  • Recreational soccer with professional instruction
  • Equal opportunity for all players
  • Weekly rewards program
  • Bridging the gap between recreational and competitive soccer

Who Should Attend?

The KC Select Youth Development Academy is for any player male or female in the 4 –11 yr old age divisions that has an enthusiasm for soccer and a willingness to listen, learn and have fun with the game. The academy is for players of all skill levels and abilities. Players will be grouped appropriately to maximize their ability to learn the game at the level they are prepared for. Your participation in the academy does not commit you to a competitive team or to the KC Select Soccer Club, it is merely a great development soccer program that will allow your child to maximize their potential and enjoy the game of soccer to the greatest of their abilities.

Who will be directing and coaching the academy?

Jeff Cole and Paul Thompson will serve as Co-Academy Directors. Jeff's past coaching experience has been with River City SC, Hutchinson Community College, McPherson College and Kansas ODP. Jeff has a USSF "A" and USSF National Goalkeepers license in addition to multiple levels of NSCAA diplomas. Jeff also coaches multiple teams within the Club and conducts personal and small-group training by appointment.

Each age group will have specific nationally licensed coaches that will oversee age groups. We will also employ age group assistant coaches and volunteers to conduct sessions that have been created by our professional coaching staff. The entire curriculum has been preset and all practice sessions are designed prior to the start of the academy with overall goals and objectives being met each season.

When is the academy?

The academy will take place during the fall and spring seasons. The academy will be 8 weeks in length.  The Fall Session typically begins the third week of August and ends in late October.  The Spring Session typically begins in early March and ends in mid May. Remember, all SportsLodge sessions are indoors and will have no canceled practices or games due to weather. The Northland Liberty location is a quality outdoor surface also, but can be subject to weather cancellations.  Academy sessions will be on Monday or Wednesdayevenings with training and games incorporated into one session. See details sheet for specific times for each age group.


Our fees are comparable to basic recreational soccer programs, but your player is provided much more.  We feel the value in what we bring to the table is professional coaching, curriculum and facilities that are second to none.  In addition to the practice sessions and games, all players will receive an academy jersey that will be required to be worn at all sessions.  Fees for Spring 2014 general Academy are $95, plus we offer a $5 per child family discount for 2 or more children in the program.  For an additional OPTIONAL fee, players can purchase Adidas Shorts ($15) and Adidas White Socks with Red Stripes ($11). The shorts and socks are part of the KC Select Club basic uniform kit and are required for  competitive team participants.


All Southland sessions will take place at the KC Sports Lodge located at 19310 E. 50thTerrace, Independence, MO 64055. The KC Sports Lodge has tremendous facilities with two full sized indoor soccer fields with FieldTurf and No Walls. The facility is centrally located and ideal for residents living in Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Independence and surrounding communities. The KC Sports Lodge has great spectator viewing, a large concession area , restaurant, party room , locker rooms and tons of restrooms.

All Northland sessions will take place at Fountain Bluffs Sports Complex located at 2200 E. Old 210 Highway, Liberty, MO 64068.  Fountain Bluffs offers 6 full-size, irrigated natural grass fields with 3 fields being lighted. The complex also provides more than two miles of walking/jogging trails to the public as well as playgrounds, fishing ponds, concession stands and restroom facilities.  The facility is ideally located for residents of Liberty, Gladstone, Kearney or North Kansas City. 


All age group participants will have one practice session per week. These academy sessions are designed to concentrate on age specific goals and objectives through technical skill training and games in a fun, positive and creative playing environment. The academy focuses on individual player development and will not be consumed with tactical play and team development concepts. Children will take with them a plethora of skills, moves , individual dribbling tools and first touch control. We will lay the foundation for individual development so that team objectives and play can flourish at the appropriate age group and time. All players will have skills training for half of the session and a game to demonstrate those skills for the other half of training on Monday nights.  Players will be matched by abilities to maximize individual development . 

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