The Midfielder
Heartland Soccer Association Newsletter
June 2019

Heartland Soccer Association 
Celebrates 40 Years of Soccer!
9161 W 133rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: 913-888-8768

Heartland Soccer Association is recognized as one
of the largest soccer leagues and tournament hosts in the country.
We offer recreational to premier divisions,  ages U8 through U19.

Registration  for Fall 2019 League Play is open now  through noon on June 28th.

No late registrations will be accepted.
League play begins August 2nd.

2018/19 Heartland Numbers

Fall league teams '18
Spring league teams '19
League players 
Tournament teams
Tournament players 

Concussion ImPACT Testing

Order New Apparel Today!
HSA apparel
Dave & Buster's, Overland Park is now open! Be our guest and get $20 in FREE Game Play! Eat. Drink. Play. Watch Sports

Fall 2019
June 01
Fall 2019 Online registration opens
June 28
Fall 2019 Online registration deadline by noon on June 28
Jul 02 Recreational seeding
Jul 03
Premier pre-seed & Recreational Final seed posted after 5pm
Jul 03 Heartland Awards Night
Jul 03-08
Premier seeding challenges via email deadline noon on July 08
Jul 09
Final premier seeding posted after 5pm
Jul 24 Schedule posted after 5pm
Jul 27
Heartland Soccer Annual 5K at 7:30am
July 26-28
Dick's Sporting Goods Discount Weekend for Heartland
Aug 02-04
First Weekend of League Play
Aug 09-11
Fall Kick Off Challenge Tournament / League Play
Aug 09-11
Dick's Sporting Goods Discount Weekend for Heartland
Aug 16-18
Academy Sports Shop Event Weekend for Heartland
Aug 16-18
League Play
Aug 23-25 League Play
Aug 30-Sep 01 Heartland Midwest Classic Tournament
Sep 06-08 League Play
Sep 13-15 League Play
Sep 20-22 League Play
Sep 27-Sep 29 League Play
Sep 29 Heartland Referee Appreciation Night
Oct 04-06 Midwest All Girls Tournament Fueled by Tohi / League Play
Oct 11-13 League Play
Oct 18-20 League Play
Oct 25-27 Rainout Weekend
Nov 01-03 ALDI Heartland Invitational Tournament - Girls
Nov 08-10 ALDI Heartland Invitational Tournament - Boys
Nov 15-17 Academy Sports Shop Event Weekend for Heartland
Nov 17
Heartland Soccer Fashion Show at The Overland Park Ballroom

2019 Referee Meeting Dates
Referees of all ages and experience levels  are encouraged to attend Heartland's monthly referee meetings!  Join us to learn tips and tricks for ARs and Referees, fun games, vital information, and fabulous prizes!  Parents are always welcome.  

2019 Referee Meeting Dates
Mon Aug 5
Mon Sept 9
Wed Oct 2
Thur Nov 7

Mentors meet 6 - 6:45 pm and Referees meet 7 - 8:30 pm   
Meetings will be held at the "Steve D. Scheels" Training Center in the northwest corner of the second floor of the SCHEELS store located at:

Thank you to all our sponsors for the gift cards.
We appreciate your continued support of 
Heartland Soccer and our Referee Mentor Program!

Announcing the Winner of our Academy Sports 
'Social Media Giveaway'
"April Winner for April Showers"
Congratulations Lisa Nelson 
Your photo was selected 
as the winner of the $50 Academy Gift Card.

First time checking out The Midfielder?
Executive Director Shane Hackett explains why this is a 
great tool for players, coaches and parents. 

This Month in History: June
June 2 nd : Happy Birthday,  Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach was born on June 2 nd , 1980. She grew up in Rochester New York and began playing soccer at just the age of four. She has since gone on to be arguably the greatest American female soccer player. She is a two time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. Abby has also won the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award six times! She currently holds the world record for international goals for both men and women with 184 goals. In 2012, Wambach was awarded the FIFA World player of the Year award. It is her work on the field and off the field that has led to her being the popular player she is. Abby finally retired in 2015 with a long list of accolades to her name.
Time to bring the World Cup to the Midwest!  You can support the KC 2026 Campaign by Signing the Petition, Donating or Volunteer for events coming this summer.

Kansas City - In The Heart of It All
Follow us on Twitter at @KC2026WorldCup to stay updated!

#KC2026 #Midwest2026 #United2026

Go behind the scenes at Children's Mercy Park! Learn about the history of Sporting KC and take a look at the Pitch, Press Box, Broadcast Booth, Locker Room & more! For more information contact Kylie Perkins at
[email protected]  or 913-912-7578.
We're Hiring:  Kansas Youth Soccer Director of Coaching
Job Description: Click here
How to Apply: Click here

Welcome to the Brand New US Youth Soccer

US Youth Soccer launches new rebrand that represents the future 

of youth soccer in the United States.  Read more: Click Here

2019 Division Champions presentation during the half time of Sporting Kansas City vs. LA Galaxy Match. If you have any team pictures from this event, please comment below. We would love to see them!

Get Your Kickin' Chicken at a Kansas or Missouri Restaurant Near You! 8 Local Locations

Get certified to be a referee!
As our local soccer community grows, the need for new and experienced referees continues.  Join America's Largest Soccer League.  More details on referee meeting schedules, training and education can be found on the 

Sign Up to Become a Referee for the Fall 2019 Season.
The Referee Blog
The Art of Developing new Referees - 
 When the product meets the customer ...  
Last month we talked about the role the Referee community plays in developing new Referees.  If you will recall, the keys to the Referee product were quantity (recruiting) and quality (retention and experience).  We reviewed the Referee Mentor program being supported by KSYSA to accelerate more consistent decision making. This month's article will explore the contributions of you, the customers, (the players, coaches, the fans and the game itself) in the "Art of Developing New Referees".  

There are several results that can happen when there aren't enough Referees available during a specific day and time to cover all the matches scheduled.  In the most extreme case the game or the tournament could be cancelled. This means that everyone loses. The fans don't get to cheer. The coaches don't get to coach.  And, most importantly, the players don't get to play. In other cases, the league is able to fill the Center position, but the Assistant Referees come from the fans (Club Lines).  If you have ever been asked to help as a Club Line, you immediately recognize:
  • Letting the players play the game is the single most important part of the day which is why parents agree to fill this position
  • It isn't easy to be impartial when you have the flag in your hand and have to make a decision against your team
At Heartland we use "state of the art" facilities.  The turf fields mean the only factor that would cancel a game is lightning (or as we learned on Tuesday at the President's Cup a Tornado warning stops play too).  With lights we can play into the late-night hours. This means there are going to be more games going on at the same time, creating an increased demand for more officials. Besides volunteering to be a Club Line, what else can you do to help increase the number of certified Referees available to cover the growth in the number of games.  Let's go back to Product side for just a minute.
Recruiting (Quantity):  You can sign up to be a certified Referee or encourage your players to do this.  In every certification class we hear from the Referee candidates (and many of them are players) that they did not know a certain action was against the Laws of the Game.  Getting certified will help any player, coach or fan to better understand the Laws of the Game which is the first step in effectively applying them during dynamic play. This is not a new message.  You have heard it before.
There are more benefits to becoming a Referee than just learning the Laws of the Game.  For many kids being a Referee is their first job, and what an exciting experience it can be.  You are responsible for anywhere from 14 - 22 players on the field, Coaches and substitutes. You have the responsibility of accepting assignments and being on time at the fields in the proper uniform (responsibility), enforcing the Laws (decision making), managing the players and coaches and fans (conflict resolution), being on stage (courage and confidence), and being in shape (fitness).  All of these are life skills that better prepare you for the future.
It is exciting when you talk to a new Referee.  When they take the whistle for the first time, they aren't sure how things will turn out.  When they come off the field after the first half and have survived (more on that in a moment) you can see them experiencing a positive life lesson.  But what if they don't have a good experience?
Retention (Quality):  Recently the Heartland office received an email from a parent asking why there isn't at least one adult on a field for every game.  This is a fair question, so I did some research on Kansas Referees. We have 2,145 certified Referees currently in the State of Kansas.  76% of these Referees are under 18 and 64% are under 16. Most of our Referee pool are not adults.
The question we ask ourselves is what is the primary contributor to Referee quality?  It is age or is it experience? The answer is both. The more experience a Referee has the older they will be.  A key is keeping them engaged as Referees while we help them better understand the game, the players and how to effectively manage both.  Again, the State Youth Association has funded a mentor program to help in the decision-making development of Referees (leveraging more mature Referees to speed the development of our newer Referees).  The next contributor is getting these young Referees with some experience to come back (i.e., to recertify for the next year).
This is where you can help.  It is surprising how many Referees do not want to be on the parent's side of the field.  The reason - they don't want to get yelled at. This means we have options. Some clubs in Minnesota are banning parents from the sidelines at tournaments because of the impact these parents are having on both the players and the Referees.  We don't plan to implement this kind of a draconian response at Heartland. Our focus is to ask for your understanding and patience as we develop new Referees into more effective experienced Referees. We know that you will agree this is what needs to be done.  
Do Referees make calls that are different than what you saw?  Yes. Are many of the Laws open to interpretation (gray not just black and white)?  Yes. Do you want more effective Referees or are you ready to volunteer as the Club Line for your kids match?  The answer is giving us more effective Referees.
Join the ranks of the Referee family (you can sign up for classes here) or support those who are there to get better.  If there are questions, tell your coaches to contact us and we will try and correct the problems.  Yelling doesn't work for anyone. Have an enjoyable summer. We will see you on the pitch in the Fall.

Referee Corner:  That is a handball Referee...

It is National Tournament time in Kansas.  Earlier this week we had one of our experienced Referees talk with a number of coaches to find out how we can do 
 an even more effective job officiating matches.  The number one issue these coaches cited was the "inconsistency" of decisions on what is and what isn't a handball. I am confident that the players and fans share this  feeling with the coaches and so do the Referees.

Handball (or handling) is one of the grayer areas in the Law.  I am sure we will never come up with a pure "black and white" criteria.  However, discussing the foul could help us get closer to a consensus.

The new Law Changes for 2019-2020 from FIFA share the confusion around handball.  For that reason, more details are being written into the Law. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce what some of these changes are to help us get closer to being on the same page.

Deliberate handball will remain an offense under the rewritten Laws of the Game.  The following additional descriptions (situations) are now a part of the Law:

The following 'handball' situations, even if accidental, will be a free kick:
  • the ball goes into the goal after touching an attacking player's hand/arm
  • player gains control/possession of the ball after it has touched their hand/arm and then scores, or creates a goal-scoring opportunity
  • the ball touches a player's hand/arm which has made their body unnaturally bigger
  • the ball touches a player's hand/arm when it is above their shoulder (unless the player has deliberately played the ball which then touches their hand/arm)
The following will not usually be a free kick, unless they are one of the above situations:
  • the ball touches a player's hand/arm directly from their own head/body/foot or the head/body/foot of another player who is close/near  
  • the ball touches a player's hand/arm which is close to their body and has not made their body unnaturally bigger
  • if a player is falling and the ball touches their hand/arm when it is between their body and the ground to support the body (but not extended to make the body bigger)
  • If the goalkeeper attempts to 'clear' (release into play) a throw-in or deliberate kick from a team-mate but the 'clearance' fails, the goalkeeper can then handle the ball
Greater clarity is needed for handball, especially on those occasions when 'nondeliberate' handball is an offence. The
re-wording follows a number of principles:
  • soccer does not accept a goal being scored by a hand/arm (even if accidental)
  • soccer expects a player to be penalized for handball if they gain possession/control of the ball from their hand/arm and gain a major advantage e.g. score or create a goal-scoring opportunity
  • it is natural for a player to put their arm between their body and the ground for support when falling.
  • having the hand/arm above shoulder height is rarely a 'natural' position and a player is 'taking a risk' by having the hand/arm in that position, including when sliding
  • if the ball comes off the player's body, or off another player (of either team) who is close by, onto the hands/arms it is often impossible to avoid contact with the ball
  • When the GK clearly kicks or tries to kick the ball into play, this shows no intention to handle the ball so, if the 'clearance' attempt is unsuccessful, the goalkeeper can then handle the ball without committing an offence
We will be reviewing the implementation of these changes with our Referees prior to the Fall season.  Thank you for this opportunity to preview this change with you.
Mark Alford is the Preferred Realtor of Heartland Soccer 

Mark Alford has been coming into your home as morning news anchor for 21 years. The trusted face and voice of Kansas City is a strong supporter of youth soccer and has donated his time and talents to Heartland Soccer Association over the years.

"Mark Alford has been an enthusiastic supporter of our youth soccer  community and we are excited to have Mark Alford, the team leader of  Vortexkc/Chartwell as the "Preferred Realtor of Heartland Soccer."  explained Shane Hackett, Executive Director.  "Mark continues to emcee  many of soccer events throughout the year and has a passion for kids and  families.  That's a great trait for helping families find their next  home."

Mark is a multimillion dollar producer, marketing and selling homes from  $2.5 million dollars, down to $67,000. 

"It's NOT the price, it's the EXPERIENCE that makes the difference" says  Alford. "It's about changing lives and helping people make memories." 

And it's because of Mark Alford's dedication, experience, passion and  CONNECTION with youth soccer and the Kansas City Metro that Heartland  Soccer Association is proud to name Vortexkc as our "Preferred Realtor." 

"I'm deeply honored to take on this role", says Alford. "Heartland Soccer  is about promoting family, building memories and developing talents, many  of the SAME things VORTEXKC is about. I'm so excited to get to know the  families involved on a much deeper level."

If you have a referee, coach, club, team or player accomplishment or a  photo that you would like to share please email:
 Katie Falco at  [email protected]  
2018-19 Tournament Numbers
(number of teams)

Border Battle '19
KC Champions Cup '19 483
Mother's Day Classic '19 449
KC Invitational '19
Fall Kick Off Challenge '18
Heartland Midwest Classic '18
Midwest All Girls '18
ALDI Heartland Invitational Girls  '18
ALDI Heartland Invitational Boys '18

*In the last 12 months Heartland welcomed teams
 from a total of 17 states and Canada.

We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support throughout the 2019 spring season. The success of our association is built on the commitment of our coaches, players, sponsors, volunteers and staff and in this past season, we have enjoyed many accomplishments with a record-breaking 1,315 league teams and three successful tournaments. 

We've come through a season that was filled with both challenges and victories. How reassuring its been to know that we can count on our soccer community regardless of what faces us. On behalf of Heartland Soccer Association, we extend our genuine appreciation to each and every one you for your dedication and loyalty to our organization. We are so proud of all of the teams that participated in our league and tournaments. 

We offer our best wishes and happiness to you and your families this summer as we all look forward to another fun-filled season this fall!

May 26 and May 29th Awards Night Photo Gallery:

Sporting KC will host one last awards ceremony for division winners during half-time on July 3! 

Details of the event are as follows:
  Tickets:  Each winning team will be assigned and contacted by a SKC Representative who will take ticket purchases for those teams interested. To participate in the halftime-ceremony and to receive discounted tickets, you must purchase tickets by speaking directly with the Ticket Representative at Sporting KC.  Please see flier above for further ticket details.

*Mobile-Entry: Sporting KC is mobile entry only now.  No PDF tickets will be distributed for Sporting KC events.   SeatGeek FAQ:

Pre-Game:  At least 30 minutes prior to kickoff one (1) representative from each division winning team in attendance must check-in with the SKC representative on-site. The SKC rep will be located at a SKC branded tent & table on the Toyota Plaza which will be next to the Futsal Court.

In-Game:  Teams (players & coaches ONLY) will meet the SKC rep at the SCN Wall (located above section 112) at the 30th minute (when the game clock reads 30') to begin lining up & getting organized for the field side recognition. (Upon arrival, the SKC rep will give each team further instructions).

Halftime:  Teams will be taken through the inner tunnels of Children's Mercy Park down to the field side. Teams will then be escorted field side to setup for a picture & hear their team recognized over the PA.

Post-Halftime: Teams will be escorted back to the SCN Wall once the on-field recognition ends. Coaches/parents will be allowed to escort children back to their seats &/or groups of children will be allowed to walk back to their seats.

Medals:  Medals may be picked up Monday through Friday between 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Heartland Soccer Association office; 9161 West 133rd Street, Overland Park, KS. If your team is a division winner, please have one representative pick up the medals for the entire team. 
**Medals WILL NOT be handed out at the Heartland Award Events at 
Sporting KC.

To see more pictures, visit our Facebook page, @heartlandsoccer

2019 Kansas City Invitational
SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex
May 24 - 26, 2019

The Kansas City Invitational is the single largest soccer tournament in Kansas City and consistently sells out, including in 2019. This tournament offered four different levels of competition: Gold, Silver, Bronze and Recreational. Teams traveled in from 14 different states. We want to thank everyone who participated in our end-of-the-year showdown!

2019 KCI Photo Gallery:

Too see more pictures, visit our Facebook page, @heartlandsoccer

Summer in the Soccer Capital!

Kansas City is a finalist to host up to 6 matches in the 2026 FIFA World Cup. To be selected as one of the final 10 US host cities, KC must show that we support international soccer. We must show FIFA that WE 
WANT TO HOST THE CUP!  How can you help? It's easy. There are 3 big events for soccer fans, and fans of Kansas City, to show we love soccer here in the Midwest by attending as many of these as possible:



The Kansas City 2026 World Cup Bid has partnered with the Kansas City Power & Light District to host FREE Women's World Cup watch parties. Come out with the whole family and cheer on the defending World Cup Champion US Women's National Team as they try to win their 4th star!


Come show your support for the reigning CONCACAF Gold Cup champion US Men's National Team vs. 2018 FIFA World Cup participant Panama in a double-header that also includes Gold Cup debutant Guyana against Caribbean rival Trinidad and Tobago on June 26th at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. But don't delay, tickets to this match will sell out.

Tickets are available HERE 




Come enjoy 2 of world's top club teams, Germany's FC Bayern Munich vs. Italy's AC Milan as they square off at Arrowhead Stadium in an International Champions Cup match in Kansas City on July 23.
Tickets begin at only $35 and are available HERE 




Last but not least, Don't forget to show your support for Kansas City's 2026 World Cup bid by visiting to sign the petition, volunteer, or make a donation to support the KC 2026 Bid's philanthropic efforts to grow the game in Kansas City's underserved urban neighborhoods.

1. What was your favorite memory from the 2019 Spring Season?
Over the years my attitude toward youth soccer has changed. I started as a player and then moved to coaching when our kids were born. Having been a competitive player, I carried it over into my coaching. After coaching all five of my kids and literally thousands more, I enjoy seeing the social aspects of children interacting with each other on and around the fields. This game has a lot of great life lessons that can be learned. It can also bring you a lifetime of friendships. 
2. What is so special about the Awards nights? All of the division winners line up and go down the stairs into the tunnels at Children's Mercy Park to walk out on the field at half time. For some reason, the younger kids start screaming and hollering in the tunnels. It's crazy loud and it also makes me smile. The kids are so excited. Walking out on the pitch at the stadium never gets old. I remember walking out with one of my daughter's and it was priceless. 
3. What have the 2019 spring sponsors meant to Heartland? Sponsors are very important as their support directly impacts the cost of play. We are so fortunate to have 4 world class youth soccer complexes here in Kansas City.  Those complexes cost tens of millions each to build and there are costs associated with them. Our sponsors help lower the costs, provide food and support to our referees. as well as our medical that is on site at both league and tournaments.   
4. Why should a team register for the fall season? First, Heartland provides a wide variety of competition at every level for both premier and recreational teams. It's not uncommon to have over 100+ teams in a particular age group which means there are other similarly skilled teams to play each other. We continue to get more out of town teams to play in our league which means more diversity and new faces. Second, this fall will be our first season to play all league and tournament games on turf. All games will be held at SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex, Swope Soccer Village, Sporting Wyandotte Fields and the new Olathe Soccer Complex. For those of us who grew up playing at Swope Park or Heritage Soccer Park, that is something to be excited about.  
5. What's new at the Olathe Soccer Complex? This fall will be the first full season with all nine fields open for the season. The developers were kind enough to allow us to have early access and get games in that would have been scheduled at Heritage.  

Dear All,

The Spring season is over, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.

Good luck to all of the Heartland teams that are playing in State tournaments at this time. Now everyone has the joys of tryouts, but then the chance to relax and refresh with families and friends over the summer.

The 2019 Fall season registration is open and the deadline to register is noon on June 28 th .  Please make sure your teams are registered by that time. Also, please make sure that you include the dates that you would like to take off, based on your conflicts. There is very little room for rescheduling with the vast number of games that we have at the complexes.

We are always looking to add referees to our pool, here is the link for the upcoming classes that are being hosted.

The heartland calendar is located at the following link  so that you can plan out the fall season.

We all hope you have a fantastic summer and we look forward to seeing you all again in the Fall.

Heartland Staff

June Health Tip:
Sports Safety: It's Not Just Child's Play
Playing sports offers plenty of fitness and other developmental benefits for kids, but injuries are common. Every year, more than 2.6 million U.S. children aged 19 and under are treated in the ER for sports- and recreation-related injuries.

If your child plays team sports, start by vetting the qualifications of the coaches.

A questionnaire-based study by the American Council on Exercise found common knowledge gaps among youth-sports coaches -- many of whom are volunteers -- in the areas of proper hydration, strength training, nutrition and concussions. For instance, many didn't know about "second impact syndrome" -- when a second concussion occurs before the first one has healed, a potentially fatal situation.

Make sure your kids learn and practice skills they need for their sport. Proper form helps prevent injuries. If your child isn't in condition for the activity or is new to it, he or she needs to start slowly, ideally by preparing in the off-season for at least four weeks. Developing strong legs in particular will help protect knees and ankles.

Check that your young athletes have -- and wear -- properly fitted protective gear appropriate for their activity, such as helmets to prevent concussions, wrist guards, knee or elbow pads. And regularly check that the equipment is in good condition.

Wearing a helmet is a must for:

Batting and running bases in baseball or softball.
Playing a contact sport, such as football or hockey.
Riding a bike, snowmobile or ATV.
Using inline skates, a skateboard or scooter.
Horseback riding.

Also, pay attention to the weather. Kids need time to adjust to heat and humidity when playing outdoors to avoid both injury and illness. Make sure they drink the right amount of water and are dressed for the conditions.

HCA Midwest Health is the official healthcare provider for Heartland Soccer Association and we work with parents and coaches to keep athletes safe and on the field of play year round, learn more about our services at 

Source: HealthDay
Minsky's is incredibly proud to be a major partner with Heartland Soccer, and we're excited about our newest Minsky's Pizza located at 10540 South Ridgeview Road - right in front of the Olathe Soccer Complex!
The newest Minsky's location in Olathe seats up to 200 guests and includes a full bar, outdoor patio and private party room for up to 50 people! At Minsky's there's never a space fee to reserve private rooms. We offer multiple HD TV's with your favorite sports on the big screen and of course, free Wi-Fi. Select from our full menu of gourmet pizzas, creamy pastas, hot calzones, fresh appetizers, and crisp salads.
For our health-conscious patrons, we have Gluten-Free crust and vegan Daiya Cheese, plus, we now offer Cauliflower Crust as a healthier alternative for any small gourmet pizza! The Cauliflower Crust offers all of the health benefits - for just 2 bucks extra! At Minsky's we believe if you eat well, you live better. The best part? It's so delicious, it's hard to believe it's healthy!  
We know you'll love Minsky's casual-friendly service and, if you've not yet tried Minsky's Pizza, you're in for a delicious gourmet treat! Stop by Minsky's Pizza on Ridgeview Road (or any of our 18 locations in Kansas City) after your game at Olathe Soccer Complex! Click here and we'll email you right back with a 20% off coupon the next time you dine-in or order online - plus other great dollar-saving deals in the future - all to say thanks for being part of Heartland Soccer!
Heritage Tractor has gifts for everyone on your list! Stop by and see them this month for 10% toys and apparel, visit

   Papa J ohn's Heartland Referee Spotlight:

Q&A with Eliot and Brandeis:

When did you start reffing? One year ago
What is your favorite part about reffing? Money
What is a life lesson you feel you have learned from reffing? To have thick skin
What level of referee to you aspire to be? FIFA
Do you play soccer? Yes for Christ Preparatory Academy and Lightning Club 
How long have you played soccer? 4 years
Do you participate or volunteer in any other activities? Antioch Church youth group, Sharon Lane Nursing Home (reading to elderly), Mission Southside (bagging food for poor)
Do you have another job in addition to reffing? Dog walking in my neighborhood 
What was the last book you read? The Outsiders
What types of movies do you like? Action/ Suspense
What was the last movie you saw? Hunger Games
What is your favorite sports team? Real Madrid, Barcelona

The Coaches Corner:

We want your photos!

Heartland Soccer Association is seeking action photo shots of kids of all ages and abilities playing soccer in Heartland League Games or Tournaments.  Submitted photos may be included in Heartland Tournament, League and other promotional materials as well as social media posts.

Instructions for submitting photos:
All submitted photo files must be .jpg format, must be a minimum of 1,200 x 1,600 pixels, and no larger than 2 MB in size.  Submitting a photo doesn't guarantee that it will be used.
By submitting a photo for consideration for use in Heartland Soccer Association promotional materials, you agree that:
1.  You are the sole author of the photograph and control all rights for its use.  The photograph is original.  You have the rights to grant usage of the photograph as stated below.  There has been no prior sale, publication or transfer of rights to the photograph. The photograph shall not contain any libelous or scandalous matter.  To the best of your knowledge, the photograph's creation, publication and use shall not infringe any copyright, right of privacy or right of publicity, or infringe or violate any right of any third party.
2.    You grant to Heartland Soccer Association all rights to use the photograph in any and all forms of media, including but not limited to electronic, digital media and print.
3.     You allow Heartland Soccer Association the right to edit, revise, adapt and crop the photo as necessary.
Send Photo submissions to: [email protected]
AB May
Academy Sports and Outdoors
AC Print
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing
Big Whiskey
Chick fil A
Commercial Capital
Dairy Queen
Dave and Buster's
Destination Fun Travel
Dick's Sporting Goods
Drs. Hawks, Besler, Rogers & Stoppel
Discount Tire
Dunkin' Donuts
Fry Wagner
Hasty Awards
HCA Midwest Health
Heritage Tractor Supply
Jimmy John's
Kansas City Comets
KC Motor Company
KC Steak Company
Krusich Dental
Lenny's Subs
Levine Advertising
Menorah Medical Center
Minsky's Pizza
Molle Toyota
Momo Bands
Morrill & Janes Bank
Museum at Prairiefire
Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Overland Park Ballroom
Oxford Animal Hospital
Pacific Dental Services
Papa John's
Penn Station East Coast Subs
Pizza Hut
Raising Cane's
Research Medical Center
Rock and Brews
Rosati's of Overland Park
Salty Iguana
Scott the Electrican
Security Bank
Soccer Master
Spin Pizza
Starting Point Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Sporting Kansas City
Storage Mart
Swope Park Rangers
The KC Steak Company
The Storage Place
The Rub Bar-B-Que
T-riffic T-shirts
Urban Air