HEARTLAND SOCCER ASSOCIATION
FEBRUARY 2014
THE MIDFIELDER
      Heartland's Spring Tournaments

Registration has already closed for Border Battle.

Heartland Soccer Association's first spring tournament, the Border Battle will be played at the Overland Park Soccer Complex, February 28-March 2.  Registration for this tournament has already closed with 244 teams set to compete.

Most of the teams competing in the Border Battle tournament are local.  However, more than 50 of the teams competing are traveling from Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.  In addition, more than 40 of the teams participating in this pre-season tournament come from Kansas and Missouri, but more than two hours away from the soccer complex.

Kansas City Champions Cup registration
closes soon - March 10.

With about two weeks left until the registration deadline, the Champions Cup already has 271 teams registered.  About 65% of the teams hoping to compete are from out of town.  Teams have registered from Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and, of course, Kansas and Missouri.  One unusual fact - almost 80 of the teams signing up for the Champions Cup are from Minnesota.

With such strong interest in this tournament, a second playing location is likely to be added to the Overland Park Soccer Complex.  Tournament dates are April 11-13.


Kansas City Invitational deadline still two months away - April 28.

Despite the Kansas City Invitational deadline being more than two months away, 60 teams have already registered.  KCI will be played May 23-26.  Last year this tournament had 309 teams from 10 states.


The size of these tournaments allows teams to be seeded against others with very similar skill levels.  And the draw from multiple states allows for an opportunity for matches against teams never played before.
 
In This Issue
Spring Tournaments 2014
Referee Meetings
Referee Meetings
Referees
Referees
Referee Classes
Spring Calendar
Spring Tournaments
Concession Menu
Sponsorship
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REFEREE MEETINGS:

  @ OP Soccer Complex Field House
 
March 3, April 6, May 4
and June 9
 
Refs under 17 - 6-7:30PM
Refs over 17- 7:30-9PM

HEARTLAND SOCCER TEAM PHOTO DAYS

  Heritage Soccer Park 
 
April 5-6 and May 3-4
 
816.781.7442 or
www.SelectPhotoGraphics.com

       

Congratulations to Lauren Stalcup!

 

Lauren was named US Youth Soccer 2013 Young Female Referee Of The Year.    

She has refereed with Heartland Soccer since 2009. Lauren is not only a referee but acts as a mentor for young referees in the Heratland Soccer mentoring program.

 

Thank you Lauren for all your hard work.

                     

             

Healthy Living from HCA Midwest

 

Heart Healthy Snacks

 

What do oatmeal, black beans, almonds and blueberries have in common? They are all heart-healthy snacks, along with carrots, broccoli, oranges, cantaloupe, dark chocolate and many others. Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center celebrate February as American Heart Month. As part of our commitment to community health, we want you and your family to be familiar with heart health and disease risk factors

 

Visit heart.org for more health information. To schedule an appointment with one of our

specialists or view our cardiology services, visit midwestheartcare.com.  

 

          

  

REFEREE CLASSES

 

 

 

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Mar 9, 2014 Overland Park, KS 0 of 45 
8708-R Mar 15, 2014 Overland Park, KS 0 of 45 
8710-R Mar 16, 2014 Overland Park, KS 1 of 45 

 

  

Please note that these classes have LIMITED SEATING and most of the Johnson County classes will be FULL.  Sign up ASAP. 

 

However - keep checking the website because people do un-register sometimes at the last minute and a spot can open up!

 

To register: http://www.kansasreferee.org/

 

THERE ARE NO WALK-INS ALLOWED this year.  Every attendee must take and pass an online recertification test before they can attend class, so students who don't register in advance will be sent home!

  
  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 2014 SPRING TOURNAMENTS

 

   
   
 
  

 

 

               

 HERITAGE SOCCER PARK CONCESSION MENU

 

Early Kick Breakfast Menu

{Breakfast Available from 7 until 10:30 AM}

Fresh Croissant Breakfast Sandwich with Ham, egg & cheese $2.25

Hot Biscuit with Egg, maple sausage & cheese $2.25

Maple Sausage wrapped pancake $2.00

Breakfast Burrito - Sausage, egg and cheese $2.00

Chocolate or Blueberry Muffin $1.50

Breakfast Bars $1.25

Donuts $1.25

 

Super Athlete Lunch Menu from the Grill

Grilled Jumbo all beef Hot dog $2.75

lb Hamburger $2.75

Cheese burger $3.00

Johnsonville Beer Bratwurst $3.00

Grilled Chicken Sandwich w/ Swiss American cheese $3.50

Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork $3.75

French Fries basket $2.00

 

Goalies Corner Deli

Turkey or ham sandwich with cheese on pretzel bread $3.75

 

Smoked Turkey Hoagie w/ cheese $3.75

South West Club Wrap $3.75

(Smoked Turkey & ham, Romaine lettuce, cheddar cheese and chipotle ranch dressing)

 

Grilled Chicken Wrap $3.75

(Marinated grilled chicken, Lettuce, cheddar cheese & Ranch dressing)

 

Heritage Soccer House Salad w/ Chicken $4.00

(Mixed greens, grilled chicken, tomato, cucumber, cheese & croutons w/ choice of Italian or ranch)

 

                                

Sweet & Cold

Chocolate chip cookie $1.00

Candy $ 1.00

Big Bopper Ice cream cookie sandwich $3.00

Chocolate Malt Cup $3.00

Ice cream bar Nut N Better $2.25

Jolly Rancher Cool Tube $2.50

Smoothie King Smoothies $3.00

    Coach Snack Shack                                                                                                                                                         Bevarages

Pretzel w/ cheese $3.00                                                                                                                                Hot Chocolate, small $1.50 Large $1.75 

      Popcorn $2.00                                                                                                                                              Coffee, small $1.00, Large $1.50 

Nacho's w/ cheese $2.75                                                                                                                               Juice, Powerage, Tea, Soft Drinks $2.75

 Cinnamon Pretzel $3.00                                                                                                                                               Tummy Yumies $1.50

                                                                                                                                                             Dassani Water $2.50

2014

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

     Heartland Soccer Association has been fortunate enough to build long-term partnerships with many local businesses. Being a non-profit organization, we are looking for more partners. We offer a variety of opportunities for businesses to prosper through the large and growing soccer community.

     Heartland Soccer Association represents well over 1,100 teams and 18,000 youth soccer players. We would love to give you the opportunity to get your name out to the hundreds of thousands of families, friends and fans that create traffic through the Overland Park Soccer Complex and Heritage Soccer Park. We also hold seven tournaments a year that bring teams from all over the central United States. Our tournaments are some of the largest in the region.

     We would like to give businesses the opportunity to reach out to this growing community and create a lasting partnership with us. If you would like to hear about all our opportunities during the spring season, please contact us.

      

      Katie Falco (katie.falco@heartlandsoccer.net) or

 

Bridgette Samuelson (bridgette@heartlandsoccer.net)

 

               

A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

Advocare

AL Huber General Contractor

Baker University

Carrabbas

Chevrolet

Chick-Fil-A

Chipotle

Citizen's Bank and Trust

Dicks Sporting Goods

Display Studios

Elephant Bar

FC Kansas City

Firehouse Subs

Fox & Hound

Futbol Eatery

Global Connections

Hasty Awards

Italian Gardens to Go 

J&K Soccer

Jimmy John's

Kolache Factory

Kennel Creek Pet Resort

Levine Advertising

Mafia Mikes

Menorah Medical Center

Missouri Comets

Molle Toyota

Momo Bands

Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas

Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Pearle Vision Center

Pickleman's

Price Chopper

Rasmussen College

Salty Iguana

Select Photo- Graphics

Simmons First National Bank

Soccer Master

Sonic

Spin Pizza

Sporting KC

T-riffic T-shirts

The Egg & I 

The Storage Place

 

 

 

Heartland Staff Contacts

 

Shane Hackett: Executive Director

shane.hackett@heartlandsoccer.net

Dana Parry: League Operations/Scheduling

dana.parry@heartlandsoccer.net

Richard Davies: League Operations

richard.davies@heartlandsoccer.net

Bridgette Samuelson: Team Leader/

Director of Tournament Operations

bridgette@heartlandsoccer.net

Dave Morrow: Tournament Director/KPSL Registrar

dave.morrow@heartlandsoccer.net

Sue Swanson: Sponsorship/League Operations

 susan.swanson@heartlandsoccer.net

Steven Davies: League Operations

 steven.davies@heartlandsoccer.net

Katie Falco:Newsletter/ Sponsorship/ Media Relations  

katie.falco@heartlandsoccer.net

 

 

Gordon Crape: Referee Assignor

referee@heartlandsoccer.ne

 
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