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KCA July 2021 Week 4

By KC Athletics, 07/26/21, 12:45PM CDT


Practice Schedule, Beyond the Goal, KCA Halloween Havoc 3v3, and More!

Find exciting info and more in this weekly update from KC Athletics for Week 4 of July 2021

Practice Schedules Begin Monday, August 2nd!

Fall Training Schedules Are Out!


All fall training schedules begin the week of August 2nd and the Fall training schedule will commence October 28. 

Check your Sports Engine App for information specific to your team. Don't have the app? Download it now from the Apple App or Google Play store and log in with your account to get instant access to your team's schedule, team chat, and more! 

Got questions about your team's schedule? Reach out to your team administrator!

Beyond the Goal! Charity 4v4 Tournament August 7-8. 2021

Join us in supporting the Hunjak Family




There is something special about the Kansas City Soccer community.  At the end of the day, whatever club we play for, coach in or believe in, our love of soccer is something we all have in common.  This year, for the first time, KC Athletics is teaming up with KC Legends for a 4 vs 4 tournament Beyond The Goal, which will benefit someone in the Kansas City Soccer community that needs help.  

This tournament was inspired by Goran and Gina Hunjak and their family as Gina battles glioblastoma stage 4 brain cancer.   The Hunjak family will be the first recipients of the tournament proceeds.  

Please help us spread the word of this charitable tournament to your clubs and people in the soccer community.  There will be silent auction items, music, food and fun as we play soccer and join together for a cause.  

If you would like to help in any additional ways, please email  Thank you in advance for helping us make this a success!

Register Now!

It's Fundraising Time!

By Kenda Childers 09/15/2021, 7:15am CDT

Our Fall 2021 Fundraiser has kicked off!  We are selling cookes and popcorn through Fundraising Favorites.  This is a way for players to earn money to their player account.

Fundraising packets can be picked up at the following locations between 9/14 and 9/24:  

Staley HS:  Monday 5-7 pm from Brad Childers (Packets are in a clear container with a green lid.)

Swope Soccer Village:  Monday Field 5 7:45-9:30 pm from Brad Childers (Packets are in a clear container with a green lid.) 

Swope Soccer Village: Tuesday Field 1 8:15-9:30 from Carl Trober (Packets are in a clear container with a white lid.)

Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex:  Tuesday through Thursday Field 9 5-7:30 pm from Keith Nelson (Packets in a clear container with a white lid.)

Compass Minerals  Tuesday Field 1 6-7:15 pm and Field 7 7:15-930 pm from Brad Childers  (Packets are in a clear container with a green lid.)

Raytown Soccer Complex Field 12 5-7 pm from Brad Childers (Packets are in a clear container with a green lid.)

Compass Minerals:  Wednesday Field 1 5-7 pm.  (Packets will be in a white box on the bench.)

Packets can also be picked up from Amy Chadwell-Jones (Northland) by emailing or Christina Trober (East) by emailing

Packets are also available at the office at 5360 W. College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211.  Our suite is in the back left corner when you enter the building.  Packets are on the glass table when you enter the office.  The office is open Mon-Friday 10-3.

Sales can be done completely online if you don't want to pick up a packet.  The percentage of profit is a little higher if you do the paper vs online option, but either way you can be selling cookes and popcorn and making money for your player's account.  You can also do a combo of online / paper form.

Online ordering information:

FROM YOUR PHONE OR TABLET:  Simply text the code eztmp95278 to 913-354-8885 and receive a link to register yourself/your seller or scan the QR code on your seller packets. 

FROM YOUR COMPUTER:  Go to the following website and select register

Our store is KCATHLETICS.

In order for anyone to shop your player's store, you must complete the registrations above to set up your specific store.

Once you have registered yourself/your seller, you can TEXT or EMAIL supporters the link to shop, SHARE on social media, and log back in anytime to see your online sales!

Important Dates:  

Sell opens:  Monday, 9/14

Sell ends:  Saturday, 10/9

Paper ording form turn in deadline:  Saturday, 10/9

Paper Orders can be turned into the office at 5360 W. College Blvd., Overland Park, KS Monday through Friday 10-3.  There will be a container marked for you to drop them in.  

Paper orders can also be given to one of the following:

Northland: Amy Chadwell-Jones.  To set up a time, email

East:  Christina Trober.  To set up a time, email

Pick up Date:  Tuesday, October 26  

If you have any questions about this fundraiser, don't hesitate to reach out to Kenda Childers at

Happy Selling!







Kaylin Williams as Director of Goalkeeping, Union 30 to provide GK training and discounts, and STM as our new College Placement Program Process group!

KC Athletics welcomes Kaylin Williams as our new Director of Goalkeeping, along with a unique partnership with Union 30 and STM for the College Recruitment Process! 

Return to Play Protocols Fall 2021

By Kenda 08/18/2021, 12:45pm CDT

Return to Play following Suspected or Diagnosed COVID-19 Infection

Players who have been told to quarantine due to an exposure at school, etc. should not attend training until they have gone through the Return to Play Protocols.

Symptomatic player/staff with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection:

  • Cannot attend club events until:
    • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
    • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
    • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*

*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​

Player/staff with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection who have not had any symptoms (asymptomatic):

  • Cannot attend club events until:
    • 10 days after the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test assuming no symptoms since that time. If symptoms develop, then management should be guided as above for symptomatic individuals.


Player/staff with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection:

  • Cannot attend club events until:
    • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of symptoms, AND
    • Has had a negative result from a RT-PCR or antigen COVID-19 test


  • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever (defined as ≥100.4 degrees F) without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms have resolved (exception is loss of taste or smell which may persist for much longer); AND
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared


Return to Play following Exposure to a Suspected or Diagnosed Case of COVID-19


Any symptomatic player or staff member who has been exposed to an individual with a suspected or diagnosed case of COVID-19 (See exposure definitions above):

  • should be quarantined under one of the following two circumstances:
    • For at least 10 days following the last exposure if no COVID-19 tests are administered


  • For 7 days if a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigen test result is obtained on day 5 or later


Quarantined individuals should be closely monitoring for symptom development and follow the recommendations for symptomatic individuals if they develop symptoms at any time. Otherwise, if still asymptomatic at the end of the quarantine period above, they can return to participation.



Kicking off the Fall 2021 Season

By KC Athletics 08/02/2021, 4:15am CDT

Wondering where your team is training?

Fall 2021 is kicking off.  Check out each link for a detailed field layout of training sessions.

Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex

Compass Minerals Soccer

Swope Soccer Village

Staley High School--Park at the Bell Prairie Elementary School parking lot and cross the street to the fields.

ECNL National Champions 2021 Academy Elite 2006

By KC Athletics 07/25/2021, 10:15pm CDT

Amazing Young Women

“Amazing Young Women” is one of the taglines used by ECNL.  This tagline perfectly describes the KC Athletics Academy Elite 06 ECNL team.  On Monday, July 19th, this team competed for the 2021 ECNL National Championship in Richmond, VA, against the 2nd ranked U15 team in the country, San Diego Surf. 

What's coming up?

With a packed soccer calendar, keep these dates in mind for events that may impact your team and player! 

July 26-29- KCA Pre Season Camp at Swope Soccer Village and Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex-

July 27- USWNT vs Australia- 3:00a CST

July 30- USWNT Olympics potential quarterfinal matchup

July 31- KC Athletics Night at Sporting KC vs FC Dallas- 7:30p (Tailgate at 5:30p)

August 1- KC NWSL Away vs Portland Thorns 2:00p CST

August 2- Fall Training Begins, USWNT Olympics potential semifinal matchup

August 5- USWNT potential Olympics potential final matchup

August 7-8- Fusion Friendlies, Compass Minerals Sporting Fields

August 8- KC NWSL Away vs Racing Louisville 2:00p CST

Save the Date

Mark these events in your calendar for big things coming up on the 2021/2022 KC Athletics Soccer Calendar! 

October 29- Halloween Havoc 3v3 Tournament! 

November 22-24- KC Athletics Fall Player Evaluations

December 15- No Training- KC Athletics Coaching Family Holiday Gathering

December 20, 2021 -January 2, 2022- KC Athletics Club Competitive Break

January 19-January 23- United Soccer Coaches Convention in KC

February 21-27- KC Athletics Girl's Senior Week! 


Brad  Childers

Brad Childers

Director of Coaching- Missouri Regional Teams (U12 and below)

Keith  Nelson

Keith Nelson

Director of Coaching- Kansas Regional Teams (U12 and below)

Vasil  Ristov

Vasil Ristov

Director of Coaching- ECNL & ECRL Girls

Goran Hunjak

Goran Hunjak

Director of Coaching- Academy Elite and Premier Boys, Academy Select Girls

Matt  Gordon

Matt Gordon

Director of Coaching- Championship Teams