Pinnacle National Development Center

Opened January 2018

The state-of-the-art Pinnacle National Development Center is the new, expansive training home of Sporting Kansas City, capable of hosting clubs and national teams from around the world thanks to its stunning facilities and countless cutting-edge amenities.

It also accommodates the Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine Center at Village West and the U.S. Soccer National Coaching Education Center, making Kansas City the hub for youth athlete sports medicine services and overall soccer development in the United States.

Sporting Kansas City

A charter member of Major League Soccer, Sporting KC has won four U.S. Open Cup titles, two MLS Cup championships and one Supporters’ Shield.

U.S. Soccer

As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, U.S. Soccer has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for more than 100 years.

Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Children’s Mercy Kansas City is nationally recognized for delivering high-quality, compassionate pediatric care. Children’s Mercy is the official healthcare and sports medicine provider for the Sporting Kansas City Academy and the National Development Center.

Facility Amenities

5 State-of-the-art Soccer Fields

The world’s first “SuperPitch:” Three side-by-side-by-side full-size soccer fields, specially designed by Sporting Manager Peter Vermes

Two full-size, synthetic turf fields with LED sports lighting surrounding a two-story “Coaching Pavilion” containing classrooms, camera positions and an observation deck.

Sports Performance Lab

Featuring:

  • Neuropsychology Office
  • Hyperbaric Chambers
  • Cryotherapy Lab
  • Recovery Room
  • Massage Suite
  • Accupower Force Plate
  • Environmental/Atmospheric Chamber
  • Physician’s Clinic

Sports Performance Gymnasium

A first-of-its-kind collaboration between a professional sports team (Sporting KC), a national sports federation (U.S. Soccer) and a sports medicine provider (Children’s Mercy).

12,870 square feet featuring 2,000 square feet of synthetic turf and a variety of workout and fitness equipment for Sporting KC, U.S. Soccer and all Children’s Mercy sports medicine patients — not just those who play soccer.

U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Center

Two locker rooms, three classrooms with operable walls for courses and seminars, six breakout rooms ideal for small-group interaction, as well as a cafeteria for meals throughout the day.
“This place was built specifically for coaching education. It’s the first facility of our time, and it will provide a terrific opportunity for coaches to develop.”
– Scott Flood, U.S. Soccer Manager of Coaching Programs.

Event Spaces

Types of events:

  • Large banquets
  • Corporate Dinners
  • Fundraising Events
  • Holiday Parties
  • Weddings and Wedding Receptions
  • Business Meetings
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Conferences

Gallery

News

All the latest news related to the Pinnacle National Development Center.

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Part 3: Pinnacle Spotlight – Sports Performance Lab and Hydrotherapy Suites raise NTCDC profile

In part three of NTCDC Spotlight, we highlight the Sports Performance Lab and Hydrotherapy Suites. The newest crown jewel of American soccer is taking shape right here in Kansas City, Kansas. The construction of the National Training and Coaching Development Center fulfills a vision shared by Sporting Club, U.S. Soccer and Children’s Mercy to build a first-class environment to…

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Part 2: Pinnacle Spotlight – U.S. Soccer National Coaching Education Center to welcome thousands annually

In part two of NTCDC Spotlight, we highlight the U.S. Soccer National Coaching and Education Center. The newest crown jewel of American soccer is taking shape right here in Kansas City, Kansas. The construction of the National Training and Coaching Development Center fulfills a vision shared by Sporting Club, U.S. Soccer and Children’s Mercy to build a first-class…

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Part 1: Pinnacle Spotlight – Sporting KC and Children’s Mercy to share world-class Sports Performance Gymnasium

In part one of NTCDC Spotlight, we focus our attention on the spacious Sports Performance Gymnasium. Over the next several months, the newest crown jewel of American soccer will take shape right here in Kansas City, Kansas. The construction of the National Training and Coaching Development Center fulfills a vision shared by Sporting Club, U.S. Soccer and Children’s…