The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. Since 1937, the NAIA has administered programs dedicated to championships in balance with the overall college educational experience. Each year more than 65,000 NAIA student-athletes have the opportunity to play college sports, earn over $600 million in scholarships, and compete for a chance to participate in 25 national championships.
The Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy provides sideline medical coverage during the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament held in Kansas City since 1937.
United Soccer Coaches Association
The Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy and the United Soccer Coaches Association have formed a partnership to provide valuable sports medicine information and education to the Association’s more than 30,000 members. Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., United Soccer Coaches has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game.
United Soccer Coaches works every day to inspire coaches and ignite their passion for the game so they pass it on to players and others in the soccer community.
United Soccer Coaches provides programs and services that enhance, encourage, and contribute to the development and recognition of soccer coaches and their players