Border Battle

Feb 23 - 25, 2024

Registration Deadline:
January 29, 2024








Registration is Closed

Playing Formats Cost
U-8 to U-10 (7 v 7) $605
U-11 to U-12 (9 v 9) $705
U-13 to U-19 (11 v 11) $805



The 2024 Border Battle Soccer Tournament will be held in one of the country’s finest soccer facilities, the SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex, home of the 2020 USYSA National Championships and GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex.

This tournament is well established and recognized as one of the top spring tournaments in the Midwest. It annually attracts ECNL, NPL, State and Regional Champion teams from up to 14 different States. We are anticipating another sell out event in 2024 with teams traveling from all over the Midwest!

  • Play at the ‘State of the art’ $36 million soccer complex in Overland Park, Kansas
  • Great central location in Overland Park
  • Great hotel options to suit every team budget and taste
  • 12 tournament-quality synthetic turf fields
  • Lighted fields for night use
  • Great competition from all over the Midwest
  • Play on a non-holiday weekend (spend those special times with family whilst saving more $)
  • Excellent referees
  • The complex includes a multi-purpose building with concession areas
  • Scoreboards, signage and other exciting amenities on location
  • Local attractions including Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and St Andrew’s Golf course adjacent to complex

VidSport. Stream games live. Watch them later.

Can’t make it to the tournament?  We’ve got you covered! Now, you can stream live games from any device and never miss a moment! All fields at Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex have high quality cameras installed and designed to follow the ball so you can enjoy the game live or rewatch later.

You  can access all games through Individual game streaming is $9.95. Once purchased, you have access to watch live and then re-watch later for pleasure, evaluation, or scouting!

Skills Challenge

Between games come take on the Skills Challenge! This fun event can be enjoyed by everyone in the family, by teams as a friendly challenge, or individually just to challenge yourself. Look for the Skills Challenge flags and head on over!

You’ll race the clock as you dribble through the cones down and back without missing one! You’ll get two chances to get your best time. To test your shooting skills, you’ll take five shots at a targeted net. The more difficult the shot, the higher the points you’ll earn. Finally, check your passing accuracy from near and far-hit a zone closer to you for points, but hit the farthest zone for the highest points!

You can take on the Challenge on the Saturday of the tournament from 10am-2pm.  Watch for information about the Skills Challenge or check the website to register. $20 gets you entered or team registration earns special group pricing. Forgot to register ahead of time?  No problem, you can walk up and sign up the day of the event. Join in the fun! Bring your friends, your teammates, and even Mom and Dad! This fun competition is for all ages to enjoy with medals for the winners in each age group!


Heartland tournaments are ‘stay to play’ tournaments and a condition of acceptance requires every “out of town” team to utilize one of the sanctioned hotels and book the rooms through Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) using their online request system at

Global Connections has worked closely with the local hotels and has secured the best rates possible for these tournaments.  Outstanding properties will be available at affordable prices.  Various options will also be available to satisfy team needs and all budgetary considerations.  A list of hotels for each specific tournament can be found online.

Contact information for GCI Travel:

Phone: 913-660-7766

This is a Stay and Play Tournament

The Stay and Play policy applies to all tournaments held at SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex and GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex. The policy states that in order to participate in a tournament event all out of town teams are required to book hotel rooms in one of several tournament-approved hotels located in Overland Park or Olathe.

All out of town teams must book hotel rooms through GCI Travel or they will not be allowed to participate in the tournament.


We are fortunate to have multi-million-dollar world class soccer facilities that were built and funded with hotel, entertainment and tax incentives. As the soccer users, for the cities and developers to invest in and build these world class complexes, we (the soccer users) agreed to contracts with the complexes and/or cities require Stay and Play for all out of town teams. One of the main reasons’ cities build world class soccer complexes like ours is because of the positive economic impact they have on their area. A big driver of economic impact is hotel nights.