Heartland Soccer Association

The Midfielder

Heartland Soccer Association Newsletter

November 2014
In This Issue
MAG Tournament
HIT Tournament
Spring League
Referee Recertification

Kansas referee now has over 20 Recert, Futsal, Instructor, and Advanced Referee clinics posted on line.

The website (www.kansasreferee.org) gives directions on how to access the officials.net site used to administer clinics and clinic signups.


2015 Spring League Registration opens Nov 15th
To register go to:
www.heartlandsoccer.net Registration closes January 12th . No late registrations
will be accepted.   
HSA by the numbers...
1,150 league teams
17,000 players per season 
 1,200 tournament teams
18,000 tournament players
1,150 plus referees
1,400 plus coaches
 HIT Tournament
HSA is proud to announce that the tournament broke the record for largest tournament over a 2 day weekend in Kansas City.
Way to go Heartland Referee Academy Members and Members of the Kansas Referee Development Program ! Members of the Kansas 2015 Referee Developmental  Program and Heartland Referee Academy worked the Girls State Cup finals at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City.Our young referees from Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita worked extremely hard and received many compliments for their professionalism and passion for the game.Heartland Soccer is so very proud of your hard work and accomplishments. Keep up the good work! 
Congratulations to our Region 2 Female Referee of the year!
Emily Stalcup has been involved in soccer for more than 12 years and has been refereeing for six of those years. She's refereed at multiple US Youth Soccer National Championship Series events, US Youth Soccer Regional Presidents Cups and US Youth Soccer ODP events. At the 2013 National Championships in Overland Park, she volunteered over 20 hours as a statistician and took the chance to learn from referees working the event. Emily also works as a mentor for younger referees.


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2014 Midwest All Girls Tournament 
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This year's tournament saw 291 teams compete in a total of 47 divisions from U-8 through U-19. The weather was excellent and five different facilities were used in order to accommodate the large number of teams participating. The standard of competition was equally high, with no less than nine finals going to penalty kicks to determine the champions.

As was the case in 2013, the MAG was again able to use the event to support the breast cancer awareness cause. Among other features the tournament exclusively used pink corner flags and referee's assistant flags throughout the weekend, and Chevrolet brought out a pink decorated Camaro on Sunday.

We would like to thank the players, coaches, and most of all the parents who supported the event, and we look forward to seeing everyone back for another great tournament next year.

Just some of the comments we received after the tournament included

"The tournament was a great experience, we really enjoyed it."

"Just want to thank you and your staff for all the efforts in hosting the MAG.  We always enjoy the opportunity to make the drive to KC to play at the OP Complex."

For complete tournament results: http://www.htgsports.net/scoring/schedulet.aspx?EventID=2318

2014 HIT Girls Tournament 

The Girls HIT was a once again a great success with 238 teams from all over the Midwest enjoying a terrific weekend to play the end of season tournament. While many of the local teams enjoyed success in this event, clubs from, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and Nebraska were also able to lay claim to the title of champions in their division.

As the numbers of teams have increased, we at Heartland Soccer have been able to expand on the number of divisions. This has ensured that all teams, from Division 1 Premier through Recreational can be assured that they will be able to be matched up against comparable teams.

The introduction of the Swope Soccer Village has made for a another fantastic location for the teams to enjoy, and we have immediately received many compliments on the addition of these world class facilities.

We are also greatly indebted to the community of referees who are essential to the smooth functioning of these events. As the number of games continues to grow, their workload keeps increasing.

For complete tournament results: http://www.htgsports.net/scoring/schedulet.aspx?EventID=2319#


2014 HIT Boys Touranament


This year's Boys tournament will go down as one of the more remarkable tournaments in the history of Heartland Soccer. 353 teams is by far the largest non holiday tournament in the annals of Kansas City soccer. All games at this year's event were either played at the Overland Park complex or Heritage Soccer Park. Between them these teams played almost 600 games over the course of the weekend.

Teams came from as far afield as Minnesota, Colorado and Southern Texas as well as a large number of states in between. Many of the larger clubs in the Midwest were represented by multiple teams in this year's tournament. Sunday's finals were played in fantastic weather conditions, and were a perfect way to close out the Fall series of Heartland Soccer tournaments.

"Wanted to let you and all involved know that the  2014 Heartland Invitational was exceptional experience for Dynamo Juniors DJCT C 04 Boys from Austin, Texas.  Facilities were outstanding, staff was very pleasant and helpful.  Competition was great and officials well trained.  Bar has been set high and tough for any other tournaments to match this one"

"The tournament went well for us, seemed very organized, and our boys had a blast!  Thank you!"

We look forward to seeing everyone back in 2015!


For complete tournament results: http://www.htgsports.net/scoring/schedulet.aspx?EventID=2320#

November is Lung Cancer Awareness
Did you know lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death in both men and women worldwide? In fact, more people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.  What are Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center as part of Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health doing to help raise awareness and fight this disease? We offer an extensive lung cancer program including:
·Patient navigation
·Multidisciplinary thoracic tumor conferences
·Access to cutting-edge clinical trials
Our network of hospitals offer smoking cessation education and programs to help those who smoke, fight the habit. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. We also offer lung cancer risk assessments. Visit our website www.hcamidwest.com/cancer and click on Prevention to find out more.  If you are currently a smoker, or have been for many years, you may qualify for a low-dose CT screening. Low-dose CT Screening has been shown to save lives and is proven to be more effective in detecting lung cancer than x-rays by detecting suspicious nodules. Check out our flier, http://hcamidwest.com/util/pdf/Lung-Screening.pdf, to see if you or a loved one may qualify. With our CyberKnife® Radiosurgery System at Menorah Medical Center and additional advanced radiation therapy technologies, Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health is ready and equipped to take care of all lung cancer related patients.  With our thoracic patient navigators, our patients never have to feel alone as they go through their cancer journey. Our thoracic navigators are oncology-trained nurses with a special emphasis on thoracic oncology who guide patients through their cancer journey from discovery through recovery. Visit our webpage and scroll down to watch our video and learn more http://hcamidwest.com/patientnavigation. Help us raise awareness and fight this prevalent disease. Share this information with your family and friends.
Spring 2015 Calendar

Jan 12

Spring 2015 Online registration deadline

Jan 14

Club team turn in to Heartland

Jan 15

Recreational seeding

Jan 16

Premier pre seed & Recreational Final seed posted after 5pm

Jan 16-22

Premier seeding challenges via email deadline noon on 1/22

Jan 23

Final premier seeding posted after 5pm

Feb 25

Spring 2015 Schedule posted after 5pm

Feb 27-Mar 01

Border Battle Tournament

Mar 06-08

First weekend of League Play

Mar 13-15

League Play

Mar 20-22

League Play

Mar 27-29

League Play

Apr 03-04

League Play

Apr 05

Easter Sunday/No Games

Apr 10-12

Kansas City Champions Cup / League Play

Apr 17-19

League Play

Apr 24-26

League Play

May 01-03

League Play

May 08-10

League Play

May 15-17

League Play

May 22-25

Kansas City Invitational Tournament

May 30-31

Rainout Weekend























Academy Sports and Outdoors


AYC Health and Fitness  

Baker University



Chick fil A


Dicks Sporting Goods

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

KC Pie
Krazy Net

Lennys Subs

Levine Advertising

Mafia Mikes

Menorah Medical Center

Missouri Comets

Molle Toyota

Momo Bands

Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas

Nill Bros.

Overland Park Regional Medical Center


Planet Sub

Portable Soccer Goals

Prairie Fire

Price Chopper

Pride Cleaners 

Rasmussen College

Rock and Brews

Salty Iguana

Select Photo-Graphics

Simmons First National Bank

Simply Soccer

Soccer Master

Sporting KC


T-riffic T-shirts

The Egg & I 

The Storage Place

Verizon Wireless