THE MIDFIELDER                                         OCTOBER 2014



 The award-winning Overland Park Soccer Complex was turned pink Oct 10-12 as thousands of soccer players from around the region took to the fields for the Midwest All Girls (MAG) soccer tournament. Johnson County healthcare leaders Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center, along with Midwest Physicians, are the exclusive healthcare partners with Heartland Soccer Association (HSA) and the Overland Park Soccer Complex, both headquartered in Overland Park.



And in an unprecedented show of support for breast cancer awareness and to serve as a visual reminder that early screening saves lives, OP Soccer Complex staff and MAG tournament staff wore pink t-shirts. The field marshals wore pink HCA vests, and referees used pink flags. Pink corner flags were posted on every field during the tournament.


The weekend's pink presence was designed to call attention to October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and remind women to get their mammogram. The MAG featured 289 teams from seven states, drawing thousands of players, parents, grandparents and families from across the region in one of the Kansas City metropolitan area's largest all girls annual soccer tournaments.


The hospitals, a part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City's largest healthcare network, hosted an interactive community health fair as a part of their commitment to keeping the community healthy. Sports medicine physicians, certified athletic trainers, cancer specialists and therapists were on hand to provide tips on staying healthy. With the expertise of the area's largest physician network and award-winning hospitals with advanced technology and high-quality, compassionate care, Menorah, Overland Park Regional and Midwest Physicians make the partnership with HSA a win-win for athletes, coaches, parents and the medical professionals who attend tournaments and league play throughout the year.


"Coming out to a sea of pink and listening to kids ask their moms to get their Mammogram was exciting," says Anne Kobbermann, Surgical Breast Oncologist. "We had three media outlets interview our experts, and parents on "PINK OUT", so the awareness went beyond the fields and to a broader community. That's truly how you make an impact on breast cancer awareness, and the message the early screening saves lives." 




Girls: October 31- November 2
Boys: November 7-9


This is Heartland's biggest and best tournament. In 2013 over 600 teams played in this two weekend event.  A large number of the top clubs in the region took a last opportunity to compete against each other during that fall season.  Our access to additional fields ensures our ability to accommodate the large number of teams looking for a competitive season finale.  As with all of our tournaments, seeding will ensure that all teams can be competitive within their division.
Overflow games will be played at the new Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri, and at Heritage Soccer Park, an 18 grass field complex in Olathe, Kansas.

Much like 2013, we are looking forward to another very succesful tournament this year!


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the breast care enters of Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest believe in empowering women to understand their options for breast health and wellness. The chicness of beating breast cancer increase when it's detected early. YOU can take an active role in early detection and your overall breast health with monthly breast self-examinations and an annual mammogram. 

The breast care centers of Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health, including Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center, offer complete breast health services and education beginning with screening and prevention. During October we offer:
-Expanded screening hours
-Saturday appointments
-A complimentary gift with your mammogram screeing
-Special events

Schedule your mammogram at Menorah Medical Center or Overland Park Regional Medical Center or find more information at

Kansas Referee now has over 20 revert, futsal, instructor and advanced referee clinics posted online. The website ( gives directions on how to access the site used to administer clinics and clinic signups.

For all recent clinics, attendees (once signed up) are required to take the online test prior to attendance.





          Congratulations to Phil Gomez, he refereed his first college game!



Gomez is a long time Heartland Soccer referee and we are so proud of his hard work and accomplishments.


Thank you to the Missouri Comets for sharing the MISL Championship Cup with our participants at the Midwest All Girls Tournament. Thank you for being such a great example for all of our young athletes. 


Thank you McCarthy Morse Chevrolet for Choosing Heartland Soccer to participate in the 2014 Chevy Youth Soccer Program. 




Fall 2014 Calendar

Oct 24-26

Rainout Week

Oct 31-Nov 2

Heartland Invitational Tournament-Girls

Nov 7-9

Heartland Invitational Tournament-Boys

Nov 15

Division Winner Awards at the Comets game


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

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


Portable Soccer Goals

Prairie Fire

Price Chopper

Pride Cleaners 

Rasmussen College

Rock and Brew

Salty Iguana

Select Photo-Graphics

Simmons First National Bank

Soccer Master

Sporting KC


T-riffic T-shirts

The Egg & I 

The Storage Place

Verizon Wireless


Shane Hackett:  Executive Director 

Dana Parry:  League Operations/Scheduling 

Richard Davies:  League Operations 

Bridgette Samuelson:  Team Leader/Dir. Tournament Operations 

Dave Morrow: Tournament Director/KPSL Registrar  

Sue Swanson: Sponsorship/League Operations

Steven Davies: League Operations

Katie Falco: Development Associate/Newsletter/Media 

Gordon Crape: Referee Assignor 

Rainout line: 913/933-6999


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