Heartland Soccer Association operates the largest tournaments in the Midwest and is recognized as one of the largest and most competitive youth soccer leagues in the United States. The leagues accepts players of all skill levels including recreational and premier level players and teams. Each year over 170 different soccer clubs compete at Heartland.
With nearly 1200 teams competing at age levels u9 to u19 each league season, many age groups have up to 9 divisions with 9, or more, teams playing in each division. The sheer number of teams allow players and teams the opportunity to compete against similarly skilled teams at all ages.
While the majority of teams are comprised of Kansas and Missouri youth soccer teams, teams travel from the region to play in league competition. Additionally, Heartland Tournaments draw teams from over 16 states including Texas, Minnesota, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois.
Both league and tournaments are held on synthetic soccer turf at the world class soccer facilities of Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex and Swope Soccer Village. Grass games are played at Heritage Soccer Park and Lone Elm Soccer Park.
Heartland Soccer Association was formed in 1977 as the Johnson County Soccer League for the purpose of promoting soccer in Johnson County, Kansas. There were 600 players initially split geographically according to school districts with the Shawnee Mission School District split, due to its size.
The Kansas Premier Soccer League (KPSL) was established a few years later for players who were ready to expand to competitive soccer.
In 1995, the KPSL joined Johnson County Soccer as a member club and both the leagues became Heartland Soccer Association.
Kansas Premier Soccer League (“KPSL”) at Heartland Soccer
KPSL is the top tier premier league at Heartland Soccer, which include ages U11 to U18/19 in Divisions 1 through 3.
Historically, these divisions have been designated as the KPSL Champions League and A-League. All Teams seeking to qualify for State Cup and Jr. State Cup through USYSA are required to register to play in the KPSL divisions and required to register all players through USYSA, which includes KSYSA and MYSA.
Today Heartland Soccer Association is a nonprofit and educational youth soccer association. In league and tournaments, Heartland represents more than 2500 teams, 30000 youth players, 4000 coaches, and 1300 referees each year.
Participating in the Heartland Soccer league or tournaments is easy. Simply register online for an upcoming event. League and Tournament information can be found under the tabs on this website.