OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 12, 2023 – Heartland Soccer Association, the leader in youth soccer leagues and tournament organization in the United States, is thrilled to announce the commencement of its highly anticipated 2023 Fall League, set to take place during the weekend of August 11-13. This season, Heartland Soccer proudly boasts an extraordinary record-breaking participation of nearly 1,400 teams, comprising over 30,000 players between the ages of 9 and 19. As a driving force behind youth soccer development, this league has solidified Kansas City’s reputation as the Soccer Capital of America.
Renowned for its commitment to excellence, Heartland Soccer provides a remarkable playing experience at four world-class turf facilities. The venues include the prestigious Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex and Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex, in addition to the state-of-the-art Compass Minerals Sporting Fields and Swope Soccer Village.
Heartland Soccer welcomes players of all skill levels, embracing both recreational and premier level players and teams from across the Midwest. With over 170 different soccer clubs competing annually, the league ensures that players and teams have ample opportunities to compete against opponents of similar ability at every age level.
Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer’s executive director, expressed his excitement for the upcoming Fall season, stating, “I was a little surprised to see the record number of teams registering for league. Our goal was to maintain our current numbers as the league has been running at close to full capacity for our four complexes. We continue to see growth in the younger age groups and more teams traveling to Kansas City to experience our world class facilities and play teams from around the Midwest. We extend a warm welcome to all our players, coaches, referees, and parents, as they return to the soccer complexes.”
In addition to the highly regarded league play, Heartland Soccer proudly hosts 14 exceptional tournaments annually. These tournaments attract an impressive lineup of over 3,300 teams and 44,000 youth players from 16 states, including Texas, Minnesota, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Illinois, as well as Canada.
To discover more about Heartland Soccer’s esteemed league, tournaments, and exclusive sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.heartlandsoccer.net.
About Heartland Soccer Association
Heartland Soccer, the largest youth soccer league in the United States, boasts an impressive roster of more than 1,300 league teams per season and hosts 4,800 tournament teams annually. With a staggering count of 74,000 youth soccer players, 4,000 coaches, and 2,000 active referees, Heartland Soccer Association has established itself as a prominent organization since its inception in 1977. Starting with 600 players, the association has expanded its reach to encompass teams from 16 states and international participants, offering both league play and tournaments. For further details, please visit www.heartlandsoccer.net.
Heartland Soccer extends a range of opportunities for league and tournament sponsorship. Partnerships serve as integral members in nurturing an ever-growing soccer family within the community. Sponsorship not only amplifies brand visibility for businesses but also directly contributes to the development of Kansas City’s youth through soccer. To explore sponsorship options, kindly reach out to Bridgette Samuelson, Director of Partnership Development and Operations, at [email protected].