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One of the largest tournaments in the Midwest at the new Overland Park Soccer Complex

Heartland Soccer Association will be partnering with GSI to hold their annual Border Battle Tournament the weekend of March 4-6th at the new Overland Park Soccer Complex on 135th and Switzer. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Border Battle Tournament continues as one of the biggest and best tournaments in the Kansas City area. This particular tournament will have 299 teams playing in it, bringing in competition from 11 different states including; Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. With the tournament being so large, overflow of games will be played at Heritage Soccer Park, Heartland’s primary league venue.

The host of the tournament, Heartland Soccer Association, is primarily a youth soccer league. With 820 teams, 12,000 players, 500 coaches and 600 referees, Heartland is one of the largest soccer associations in the nation. Heartland hosts about 8 tournaments a year ranging anywhere from 90 to 450 teams per tournament. Overland Park Soccer Complex is Heartland’s primary tournament venue.

Despite the out-of-town teams traveling to participate, Heartland Soccer is made up of mostly Johnson County and Kansas City metro teams. 55% of their tournaments and 90% of their leagues are local Kansas City metro teams.

If you would like more information about Heartland Soccer Association, or to schedule an interview with our executive director please contact Katie Falco at (913)909-8676 or [email protected]

02/03/2011 News

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