Northland Sports Alliance (Formerly SPCAA) History



In the late 1960s, three young fathers in Southern Platte County, Missouri organized four summer boys’ baseball teams which created the beginnings of an essential family organization. In 1972 the Northland Sports Alliance (Northland Sports Alliance) was incorporated and approved as a non-profit 501-C3 by the IRS.

Demographics



Platte County is located in Northwest Missouri along the northern banks of the Missouri River and contains about 22% of the city of Kansas City, Missouri along with several smaller suburban communities. For the past 40 years, this volunteer driven organization has successfully met the needs of a rapidly growing suburban metropolitan county.

Mission



Northland Sports Alliance (NSA) is proud of the family centered atmospheres that it promotes. The goal of the Northland Sports Alliance is to foster a positive learning environment that allows young people not only to develop their athletic ability but also to develop their character. Many coaches within the Northland Sports Alliance have become life long role models. Young people are given the opportunity to assist with coaching and officiating the youth sports. There are countless examples of how the Northland Sports Alliance has made a major difference in the lives of children in Platte County over the last four decades. It is gratifying to know that many of the alumni are now volunteer parent coaches and board members.

The Association prides itself on never turning a child away regardless of their inability to pay the enrollment fees, or a child’s lack of athletic ability, and is committed to keeping this component in place. The Northland Sports Alliance is the only organization in the area that provides non-competitive (a child does not have to “try-out” to be placed on a team) low fee multi-sport programs for both girls and boys.

Programs



The Northland Sports Alliance today provides organized youth recreational and competitive, sports opportunities for over 5,000 children each year in soccer, basketball, baseball, t-ball, softball, Pop Warner Football, serving boys and girls as young as age 4 up to age 18. Northland Sports Alliance is now on the cutting edge providing recreational programs, competitive divisions including elite and premier divisions in many sports. As well, the Association has become a provider of high quality tournaments, clinics and camps for all sports.

Our Future



The Northland Sports Alliance programs have continued to grow steadily over the last 40 years prompting its leaders to strategically plan for a stronger future. Northland Sports Alliance’s growth of approximately 15 % per year has required greater commitment from staff and volunteers who are responsible to place each and every child on a team. The Association has responded to this growth and the needs of the community. The sports programs offered by the Northland Sports Alliance have truly come full circle.