The Midfielder

Heartland Soccer Association Newsletter

May 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.

Spring 2015 Calendar 


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 


Fall Calendar is available online.


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



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.

Congratulations to

Emily Fletcher!

Emily has been selected by the US National Youth Soccer Referee Committee to participate as one of the TOP 20 returning referees at the 2015 US Youth National Championships to be held in Tulsa , Oklahoma, July 19-26.

Heartland Soccer is extremely proud of Emily's hard work and achievements .

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


2015 Midwest Mother's Day Classic

Heartland Soccer held their first Mother's Day tournament over the weekend of May 8th to the 10th. 309 teams participated in the event including 6 teams who made the long journey from Winnipeg, Canada. While the weather forecast was extremely ominous leading up to the weekend, we were very fortunate in being able to play all games on Friday and Saturday with the exception of a ½ hour period on Saturday evening. Sadly, our good fortune ran out on Sunday and teams were subjected to a number of weather enforced delays before we were finally forced to shut the event down on Sunday evening.

As a celebration of Mother's Day all teams were given roses for the players to present to their Mother's on Sunday morning. This gesture provided an opportunity for everyone to show their gratitude to all mother's who attended the event.

While the weather did not co-operate in providing a storm free weekend to play games, we were still able to see a large number of top quality games under beautiful conditions for soccer. We certainly hope that the teams enjoyed their weekend, and we look forward to hosting the event again in 2016. 






ER of Olathe is Now Open!




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.


Once again, the Kansas City Invitational is a sellout.
The Overland Park Soccer Complex will be busy Memorial Day weekend, May 22nd-25th, 2015, for the Kansas City Invitational tournament. Over  350 teams  will participate in the Kansas City Invitational. Participants will play against diverse teams from throughout the central United States. The large tournament size and good seeding are sure to give teams well-matched competition. 

Heartland League Fall Team Registration


Open June 1st -July 6th


 Don't forget to register!


Protecting Your Skin This Spring and Summer


Research suggests that the key to avoiding sunburn and sun damage is using sunscreen correctly. Sunscreens are chemical barriers that help prevent UV radiation from reaching the skin. Many sunscreens combine several different chemical ingredients in order to provide broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Look for PABA derivatives, salicylates and/or cinnamates for UVB protection, and benzophenones, avobenzone (also known as Parsol 1789), Mexoryl, titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide for protection against the rest of the UV spectrum.


Most sunscreens with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher do an excellent job of protection. But what does this number mean? If it takes your skin 20 minutes to burn without protection, for example, an SPF 15 sunscreen theoretically protects you 15 times longer, or about five hours. But don't expect your sunscreen to protect you for this long, as most only offer protection for a maximum of two hours. Even if your skin isn't turning red, it can still be damaged, so re-apply your sunscreen often.


Here are some additional sunscreen tips:

-Apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure in order for the ingredients to fully protect the skin.

-Apply enough sunscreen to fill a shot glass (about one ounce) in order to thoroughly cover all of your exposed skin.

-During a long day outdoors, one person should use about one half of a full eight-ounce bottle of sunscreen.

-Reapply sunscreen every one to two hours, after swimming, and after heavy sweating-even if labeled "waterproof."







Congratulations on your achievements!


Kansas Rush Academy 01/02 won the 2015 Rush Crossroads Classic GU13 Gold bracket.

They beat Kansas Rush Academy 02/03,  2-0.



Toca MLS U11B took first place Gold division in the St Louis Scott Gallagher Spring Classic tournament, April 18-19.


They won the Championship game 4-3 over Sporting STL-Rangers Harvatin.



Toca MLS U10B took first place in the Silver division in the Lexus Tulsa Cup, April 11-12.


Toca MLS U9B took first place in the Lexus Tulsa Cup, April 11-12



 KC Champions Cup 2015 Results










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