The Midfielder

Heartland Soccer Association Newsletter

April 2015


9161 W 133rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66213

Phone: 913.888.8768

  Heartland Soccer Association is recognized as one of the largest soccer leagues and tournament hosts in the country. We offer recreational to premier divisions, ages U8 through U19.
Over 38,000+ players and their teams will have the opportunity to play competitively at all
skill levels in both league and tournament play this spring.

Heritage Soccer Park

Concession Staff needed for Spring 

Position: Seasonal / Part-time Concession

Description: This position is working register and food prep at the Heritage Soccer Park concession stand.

Compensation: $7.25 hour

Seasons: March through May and

                August through October

Please email your resume to 

Spring 2015 Calendar 

Apr 17-19- League play

Team photos at Heritage

Apr 24-26- League play

Team photos at Heritage

May 1-3- League play

Heartland Days at Worlds of Fun

May 9-10- Midwest Mother's Day Classic

League play

May 15-17- League play

Team photos at Heritage

May 22-25- Kansas City Invitational Tournament

May 30-31- Rainout Weekend

June 6- Division Winner Awards Ceremony at Sporting KC game

June 27- Division Winner Awards Ceremony at Sporting KC game 

 Mark your calendars:
Heartland Days at Worlds of Fun will take place on May 2-3, 2015.
HSA by the numbers for the spring...
1,180 league teams
18,000 players per season 
 1,400 tournament teams
21,000 tournament players
1,300 plus referees
1,400 plus coaches

Heartland Soccer Association

Player Accomplishments & Achievements 

Parker Roberts


Congratulations on being selected to represent the United States of America at the 2015 U-19 La Manga Tournament in La Manga Spain.


Jaylin Lindsey and Cameron Duke


Sporting Kansas City Academy players Jaylin Lindsey and Cameron Duke were named to the United States Under 15 Boys' National Team roster for a training camp from March 7-15 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The duo were amongst the 36 players selected

by head coach John Hackworth for the U15's first camp of the year. Congratulations! 

If you have a referee, coach, club, team or player accomplishment that you would like to share please email





Heartland Soccer and GSI  hosted  390 teams

from eight different states April 10-12


Once again Heartland Soccer  and GSI hosted a fantastically well attended KC Champions Cup. 390 teams played games at the Overland Park Soccer Complex, Swope Soccer Village, and The Polo Fields.


Over 600 games were played in 58 divisions on 28 fields at the three locations. Teams traveled from 8 different  states to participate. Over 2,000 hotel rooms were sold to accommodate the massive numbers of teams that were chosen to take part in the event.


The tournament kicked off Friday evening with games beginning at 5:00 PM. Saturday weather was perfect for soccer. On Sunday we experienced a few hiccups due to weather but by 9:30 AM  games resumed.

 Awards ceremonies began at 12:00 PM on  Sunday and the last final was completed  around 9:00 PM.


Heartland Soccer and GSI were pleased to once again host this huge event . We would like to thank everyone for their support. We look forward to an even bigger and better  2016 KC Champions Cup.      

Congratulations to Kyle Atkins!


Kyle Atkins was assigned to officiate

the Sporting KC vs Real Salt Lake match

on Saturday , April 11th. 




Kansas State Youth Soccer is pleased to announce that we have been approved to host a National C License course in 2015.  The course will be held July 25th to August 2nd at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS.   





 As of January 2015, coaches must hold a National D License for a minimum of 12-months or hold an approved waiver by U.S. Soccer to register for a C course; no other waivers will be accepted.

Heartland Soccer's New Referee Development Academy Program (RDAP)


    The Academy went spectacularly well!  I think everyone was surprised at how much they got out of it (refs and mentors alike).  Four kiddos got observed in the middle, and 4 were observed on the line. Each had a Mentor paired with them for specific feedback, and as someone they can get to know better throughout the season. The post-match feedback sessions were the best part of the day.  Everyone sat together and talked about their set of 2 games as a group. Referees asked questions, Mentors discussed options, and as a group, everyone learned something.  I believe all the participants are excited to sign up for and participate in the remaining Tournament Academies. 







Registration in now closed for this tournament.
Close to 300 teams will participate.  
It will be based at the Overland Park Soccer Complex the weekend  of April 10th-12th, 2015.  
We will report results in the May newsletter



KCI Traditional Logo  

The Overland Park Soccer Complex will be busy Memorial day weekend, May 22nd-25th, 2015, for the Kansas City Invitational tournament. In 2014 about 334 teams participated in the Kansas City Invitational. The longer holiday weekend and access to additional fields make this the Heartland spring tournament that is least likely to have to turn teams away. The three day weekend allows for easy travel and game schedules, and is free of league conflicts. Your team will play against diverse teams from throughout central United States. The large tournament size and good seeding are sure to give your team well-matched competition. 









Emergency care catered to YOUR family


Emergencies are scary for anyone in your family. That's why Olathe's ­ first freestanding ER is opening soon. When it is your family, the faster and more specialized the ER care, the better. We'll offer the same capabilities of an ER inside a hospital, but closer to you.


At Overland Park Regional's new ER of Olathe your family will have access to the lifesaving expertise backed by the largest physician network in the area along with an accessible, family-friendly environment. With short wait times, an array of amenities and the comfort of one-on-one attention, we provide a unique emergency room experience. If you or your family require hospitalization, Overland Park Regional Medical Center is nearby.


Our doors open in spring 2015. Let's update your family emergency plan.


The freestanding ER will be located at: 13505 South Alden Street, Olathe, KS 66062




Coaching Drill






Academy Sports and Outdoors


Burger FI


Chick fil A

Dicks Sporting Goods

Edible Promotions

Elle's Bakeria

FC Kansas City

Fox & Hound

Fry Wagner

Futbol Eatery

Global Connections


Hasty Awards

Italian Gardens to Go 

J&K Soccer

Jimmy John's

Johnny Cascone's

Krazy Net

Lennys Subs

Levine Advertising

McCarthy Auto Group

Menorah Medical Center

Missouri Comets

Molle Toyota

Momo Bands

Nill Bros.

Overland Park Regional Medical Center


Planet Sub

Portable Soccer Goals


Price Chopper 

Rasmussen College

Rock and Brews

Salty Iguana


Simmons First National Bank

Simply Soccer

Soccer Master

Sporting KC



T-riffic T-shirts

TSS Photography

The Egg & I 

The Storage Place

Verizon Wireless