Groundbreaking held on Kansas City national center
Groundbreaking took place Sunday on the National Training and Coaching Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The center is a collaboration of U.S. Soccer, Sporting Kansas City and Children's
Mercy to develop players, coaches, and referees of all ages.
The center is set to open in November 2017 in Wyandotte County and will be home to the U.S. Soccer National Coaching Education
Center for coaches and referees and the Children's Mercy Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, which will offer a full range of sports medicine services for youth athletes.
and coaching development is one of U.S. Soccer's key strategic initiatives, and the creation of the National Training and Coaching Development Center will provide us with a world-class facility to
allow us to improve our programming and continue to move the sport forward," U.S. Soccer CEO Dan Flynn said in a statement. "We're excited to break ground on this project today and are looking
forward to a great soccer city like Kansas City serving as the location of our coaching education programming for many years to come."
The NTCDC will have five fields upon its opening
(three full-size fields and two lighted, synthetic turf fields). The 80,000-square-foot building will feature two locker rooms, three coaching classrooms, eight breakout rooms and the world's first
fully wired coaching pavilion.
It will serve as the training home for Sporting Kansas City's first team and welcome national team and clubs for training.
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