The Midfielder
Heartland Soccer Association Newsletter
January 2021

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.

What:Border Battle Tournament
Where: SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex & GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex
When: Feb 26 - Feb 28, 2021

Registration Deadline:
February 1st, 2021

The 2021 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 2021 with teams traveling from all over the Midwest!

What: 2021 Central Regional ChampionshipsQualifiers For The 2021 U.S. Youth Futsal Nationals
Where: Johnson County Community College, SportPlex Olathe, Mid-America West Complex, Roeland Park
When: February 12-14, 2021

Registration Deadline:
January 25, 2021

Heartland Futsal is proud to have been chosen by United States Youth Futsal to host the USYF Heartland Regional Championships. There are 10 USYF Regionals across the country, providing top level Futsal teams from surrounding states to compete for the title of Regional Champion and an opportunity to qualify for the USYF National Championship in July. Selection as a host of a USYF Regional indicates that Heartland Futsal has superior facilities, experienced referees, organizational experience and most importantly, a trusted reputation that draws top teams to their Regional.
The Regional Will Draw From 
  • The Heartland Futsal league in the Kansas City metro area - America's Largest Futsal League
  • 7 USYF leagues in the Region
  • Teams from a 7-state, 300 mile driving radius
The tournament will be hosted in some of Johnson County's premier indoor sports and multi-use facilities.

2021 Midwest College Showcase Tournament
2021 Midwest College Showcase Tournament

The 2021 Midwest College Showcase tournament is an invitational showcase for young men and women soccer players who want to play at the college level. All who participate will demonstrate their talents and abilities to men's and women's college coaches from across the Midwest and beyond. More than 1000 collegiate coaches from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA are invited to scout players.

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CONTEST: Christmas time is here! 
What do you want under the tree this year? 

Thank you to Academy Sports + Outdoors 
for providing the gift cards.

WINNER: Ashley Rodgers- Received a $50 gift card from Academy Sports + Outdoors.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Academy Sports + Outdoors December social media contest!

SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex (OP)
13700 Switzer Rd Overland Park, KS 66221 Located at 135th and Switzer just south of the Blue Valley District Athletic Complex.
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 GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex (OSC)
10541 S Warwick St Olathe, KS 66061
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Compass Minerals Sporting Fields (CMSF)
1500 N 90 St Kansas City, KS 66112
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 Swope Soccer Village (SSV)
6310 Lewis Road Kansas City, MO 64132
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 Compass Minerals National Performance Center
1913 Pinnacle Way Kansas City, KS 66111
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2019/ 2020 Tournament Numbers
(number of teams)
Border Battle '20
Heartland Spring Cup '20155
KC Champions Cup '19
Mother's Day Classic '19449
Kansas City Invitational '19282
Heartland Fall Friendlies '20
Fall Kick Off Challenge '20
Heartland Midwest Classic '20
Midwest All Boys '20
Midwest All Girls '20
Heartland Invitational Girls  '20
Heartland Invitational Boys '20
*In the last 12 months Heartland welcomed teams
 from a total of 17 states and Canada.

Thank you to everyone for making Heartland Soccer recognized as THE LARGEST soccer league AND tournament host in the United States! Seriously, how cool is that?! We are so incredibly proud to be a part of this growing soccer community!
Heartland Soccer Association


2020/21 Heartland Numbers

Fall league teams '20
Spring league teams '21
League players 
Tournament teams
Tournament players 

Sand Soccer Comes to Kansas
Kansas Youth Soccer is excited to bring the opportunity for youth players to experience the game of sand soccer!  This exciting game is perfect for all levels of players to participate in during future summer months and we hope your club or team takes the time to see what programming they can offer to help improve your overall game.
Please join us in welcoming Thunder Beach KC Sand Soccer to the Kansas Youth Soccer Family as our newest League Member!
Official announcement:  CLICK HERE

Questions or interest please email at: [email protected]

This Month in History: January

On 28 January 1900, the German Football Association was founded in Leipzig. It went on the create one of the world's top national teams and one of the top leagues.

German football traces its origins to 1874 with the formation of the country's first club, the Dresden English Football Club. As more teams sprouted up, they coalesced into a variety of regional leagues and competitions. By 1900, many of the clubs sought to introduce a national organization, including the establishment of a national championship and a national team.

So in 1900, representatives of 86 different clubs met in Leipzig to vote on the creation of a new national association. Out of a total of 84 votes cast, the final tally was 62 in favor and 22 against and the Deutscher Fußball-Bund was born.

This article was excerpted from blogspot website from the article Posted by Brian Seal on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

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 Heartland Referee Meetings
2021 Dates Coming Soon!
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.  

Kansas Youth Soccer Hires Carrie Douglas 
as Membership Manager
Carrie's first official day with Kansas Youth Soccer was January 4th, 2021.
Carrie joins Kansas Youth Soccer from her most previous position at Brougham Elementary School within the Olathe Public School District as a Computer Learning Associate. Her technology skills will be a major asset to the association, taking over as the point of contact for our member clubs with questions about player registration and tournament sanctioning, as well as helping with the everyday business for KSYSA. 
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Carrie! 
Read more by CLICKING HERE 
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.
First time checking out The Midfielder?
Executive Director Shane Hackett explains why this is a 
great tool for players, coaches and parents. 
Sign the petition and show the world that Kansas City 
deserves to be a host city for the WORLD CUP!!!

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Kansas City - In The Heart of It All

#KC2026 #United2026

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced on 
December 7th, 2020 that Kansas City has been approved as an expansion team to begin play in 2021 with a new ownership group in the area.  Local KC soccer coach Huw Williams will be the Head Coach of the teams as announced in the press release.  More details to follow but CLICK HERE for the full press release.
Kansas Youth Soccer Launches New Website 

Please go and visit the new website and check out the new features.  Here are a few screenshots of the new design. 

Visit the website at:
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] 

Dear Soccer Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of long-time friend and Director of Officials, Gordon Crape. We offer our sincere condolences to his family.

Gordon was a wonderful human and friend that had a true passion for the game and mentored thousands and thousands of our young kids, and adults, at all levels of the game. Gordon had a wonderful demeanor and great sense of humor which may be why he could thrive in such a pressure filled position of managing the referees in the largest soccer league in the nation. 

It's hard to believe he won't be behind the desk sorting through assignments all weekend.  

Gordon will be missed by so many and remembered with love.

June 18, 1956 - December 24, 2020

Gordon Crape, Devoted Husband of 42 years to Liz, Dad to Wesley Crape (Melissa), Kristina Cunningham (Brandon), and Courtney Burdick (Anthony); Papa/Grampa to Harper and Savannah Crape, Natalie and Owen Burdick, and Josie Cunningham; Son-in-law to Fran Pattarini but they loved each other as mother and son; Brother-in-law to Barbara Peer and Richie Pattarini, "brother" to Dan Atkins and Jeff Bingman.

Known for wearing Christmas bows on his head and a dancing Christmas hat, walking grand dogs in subzero temperatures, the famous lap for cats, specialty cocktails at holiday time, inconveniences for his family were his happiness, grandchildren first after his wife, shoveling snow 5x a day, big red truck with electric nothing, concierge lounge upon opening, suffering the beach for his wife, white and black tuxedos for each formal night, Lehigh University Sigma Chi brother, avid runner and all around athlete including high school and futsol soccer referee, black diamond skier, slalom water skier, high school tennis champion, and college wrestler and soccer player, master of worthless knowledge, nothing fru fru, napoleons anytime anywhere, WDW It's A Small World, fan tail balcony, "Cheers Dear," kindness and grace under pressure, Man of quick wit and the "gift" of sarcasm.

Gordon was a self made man with an MBA. He started out by mowing lawns at JFK airport, moving on as Reservations Mgr for Pan Am Airlines, Reservation Mgr for Trusthouse Forte Hotels, then deciding to be self-employed/developer and owner of Sport Productions. Gordon's love of soccer led him to reffing at Heritage Park, which grew into scheduling and assigning referees for the Greater Kansas City area. Gordon was a pillar in the soccer community as Heartland Director of Officials and Assignment while also assigning referees for many other leagues and tournaments. Additionally he co-owned the Johnson County Adult Soccer League, participated in many of the causes that promote first class soccer for youth and was a member of the Kansas State Referee Committee. Gordon was so helpful to hundreds of referees over the years. He loved working with the soccer community to promote the best soccer had to offer - wanted the best and gave his best.

Honorary Donations would be appreciated to Great Plains SPCA
 Wayside Waifs

Jan 8-12
Premier seeding challenges via email deadline noon on January 12
Jan 13
Final Premier seeding posted after 5pm
Feb 12-14Dick's Sporting Goods Discount Weekend for Heartland
Feb 17Spring 2021 schedule posted after 5pm
Feb 19-21Academy Sports + Outdoors Shop Event for Heartland
Feb 26-28Border Battle Tournament / First weekend of League play
Mar 5-7Midwest College Showcase / League play
Mar 12-14League play
Mar 19-21Heartland Spring Cup / League Play
Mar 26-28League Play 
Apr 2-3League Play
Apr 4Easter No Games
Apr 9-11Dick's Sporting Goods Discount Weekend for Heartland / League Play
Apr 16-18Kansas City Champions Cup / League Play
Apr 23-25League Play
Apr 30-May 2League Play
May 7-9Midwest Mother's Day Classic / League Play
May 14-16League Play
May 21-23
Rainout Weekend
May 28-30Kansas City Invitational Tournament Sponsored by First Watch

Dear Friends,

It's time to close the chapter on 2020, and what a crazy year it has been. 

Together we were finally able to play the game again so many of us love.  

As a father, coach and administrator, I want to express how thankful I am for you and our soccer community. We are truly blessed here in Kansas City.  
While our teams compete on the field, our community is one. 

This wouldn't be possible without strong leadership from all our clubs and coaches. We have all been challenged during this pandemic and I've seen wonderful leadership across the city as we looked to have the kids safely play. 

Thank you from our entire Heartland team and the kids and families we serve. We are humbled by your continued generosity and belief in our mission.  

Enjoy the New Year. The best is yet to come.  

Shane Hackett 
Executive Director
Heartland Soccer Association

 Health Tip:
Should You Work Out Twice a Day?
When it comes to exercise, it can be hard enough to get to the gym once a day, let alone twice, but sometimes multiple workouts (also known as doubles) make sense. Wondering if working out twice a day might be for you? Consider the following.

If you're an experienced endurance athlete, it might be beneficial to log the occasional second workout. If you're training for an event like a marathon or triathlon, sometimes doubles are necessary. Logging two workouts a day will allow you to increase training volume and aerobic endurance, meaning you'll be able to run, ride or swim longer before you get tired. And if you have a triathlon on your calendar, you'll want to experiment with "brick workouts," which are training sessions that include two back-to-back disciplines, like a swim-bike or a bike-run. Two-a-day workouts are especially important if you have a half or full IRONMAN on your calendar-you need to prepare your body for the rigors of a multi-hour, multisport race.

When to Double Up
Interval or speed workout days are another time when you might want to fit in a second session. If you log a tough interval workout in the morning (i.e. mile repeats on the track), consider going for an easy swim or slow jog later in the day. This can help flush waste products from your muscles, as well as speed the delivery of blood and nutrients, leading to faster recovery-essential when you have a goal race or event on the calendar. 

Not Just for Elite Athletes
Even if you don't consider yourself an athlete, doubles might have some health benefits. According to the American Heart Association, adults should get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise (or 75 minutes of intense aerobic exercise) each week, plus a few strength-training sessions. Depending on your schedule, you might want to double up on workouts some days and take complete rest days on others. And while you may feel hardcore, logging multiple workouts in a day doesn't have to be extreme: It can be as simple as bodyweight exercises in the morning and a power walk after work. 

Sleep and Nutrition Are Even More Important
If you want to test the waters with multiple workouts, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. You should give yourself a minimum of four hours between workouts (although eight-plus is more ideal). With extra workouts, you'll also need to be more mindful of your sleep and nutrition. On days when you log multiple sweat sessions, make sure you're eating, drinking and sleeping enough. If you ignore the essentials, double workouts could lead to injury, overtraining or burnout.

Don't Overdo It
You've probably heard the saying "listen to your body," but when it comes to working out twice a day, it's more important than ever. If you've never done doubles before, ease in slowly (think once a week, not every day), and if you experience pain or find yourself struggling to get through workouts, it might be time to cut back. 

The final thing to ask yourself before you log a second workout is "why?" You want to make sure every run, ride, yoga class or weight lifting session has its purpose. If it works better for your schedule to squeeze in shorter sessions or you're going through an intense training block, doubles might make sense. But conversely, working out twice a day can be a bit of a hassle (double showers, more laundry), and it may make you more prone to injury. Finding a schedule that works for you might take some trial and error, so be flexible if you decide to dive in.

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

Referee Corner:  
A Tribute to The Assignor Gordon Crape.

There are three things most people remember about a League season or a tournament:  how good the fields are, the level of competition, and the quality of the Referees.  Heartland Soccer has a history of delivering outstanding results in each of these important areas.  This month we are focusing on the Assignor - one of the strengths in the Heartland community.

An effective Assignor does more than fill in names on an assignment sheet.  An effective Assignor invests time in understanding the Referees they are assigning.  The effective Assignor listens to the Referees to know their strengths and any areas they need to work on to become even more effective.  The effective Assignor understands the Referee's personal and family situations to create an even higher probability of immediate and long-term success for the Referee.  They take an active interest in meeting the needs of the League for the weekend.  The exceptional Assignor is interested in the Referees' challenges of life, on and off the pitch.  If you are fortunate enough to work with an Assignor who excels in each of these areas and they become a friend and trusted advisor - you have hit the jackpot.

Heartland hit the Assignor jackpot with Gordon Crape.  With a heavy heart, we heard that Gordon passed away on Christmas Eve 2020 while battling Covid-19.  This month's Referee Corner is a special tribute to Gordon's many and incredibly special contributions to our soccer community and it issues a challenge for us to keep our spirit, commitment, and passion going in everything we do in soccer and in our lives outside of soccer.

Gordon's responsibilities were massive.  Each League season has over 6,000 matches staffed with 3 certified officials.  When you add in the tournaments sponsored by Heartland, the total number of matches per season exceeds 7,000.  This means Gordon had to fill more than 21,000 individual assignments.  The last analysis confirmed that Gordon filled over 99% of these individual assignments!  Gordon worked hard and smart and developed a process that enabled him to meet the needs of Heartland.  But this does not begin to tell the story of Gordon's contributions.

Gordon made time to talk to the Referees about how they felt about their performances on the pitch.  When you realize that Heartland uses about 1,200 different officials every season this was a massive commitment to the players, the teams, and the Referees.  He wanted to understand how he could help the Referees be more successful.  And, if Referees did not work hard, he would not hesitate to let them know.  

I had the honor of working with Gordon at Heartland, during tournaments, at State Cup, and as a colleague on the State Referee Committee.  He was my friend.  He would go out of his way to help.  When people were hurting, he was there.  I joined Gordon at Referee funerals and we tried to offer comfort.  I listened to his wisdom when he was mentoring.  He knew so much about so many people and knew when to share information and when to keep it private.  He was as passionate about the people in the soccer community as he was about the game itself.  He will be missed terribly by me and by all of us in the soccer community.  Here are some comments that Referees made about Gordon's commitment to their success:
  • Thank you, Gordon, for all you did for me as an assignor, a mentor, a colleague, and a friend.  You are deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
  • Gordon was one of a kind.  His personality was perfect for being a Referee: slow to anger, unflappable, quick-witted, and able to deliver the right phrase to refocus at a time that needed refocusing.
  • His legacy will live on in the lives he touched both in and out of the soccer community.  The lessons he taught through patience and quick-witted comments are lessons most of us continue to draw from, even off the pitch.
  • I answered Gordon's call to pick up the whistle at age 50.  The impact he had on my life from that point forward is beyond measure.
  • He was a true friend.  A man of true character, always calm and precise in his decision making.  Gordon was the best if life!
  • Quite simply Gordon was a great person and helped make the KC soccer community better.
  • Gordon influenced many young people in the KC community including myself many years ago.
  • He was one in a million.  Heaven needed the best Mentor and Soccer Assignor on the planet.  Gordon touched many lives including my entire family.
  • The soccer community has lost a great man on and off the field.
  • Gordon was truly a valuable friend to so many of us.
  • Gordon touched so many Referee careers and from all the heartfelt tributes, he was an incredibly special friend to many.
  • Without Gordon, I wouldn't be where I am today in my soccer journey.  
  • His charm was one of a kind and if you were able to experience it then you should know that meant he considered you a friend.
There are many others who share the same respect and feelings for Gordon.  Thank you, Gordon for making our soccer experiences and memories better.  
You have left some big shoes to fill.  Heartland will fill those shoes because the game must go on.  But we will never replace you the man, the friend, and the mentor.  Thank you.  Rest in Peace!
The Referee Blog
Remembering 2020 at the Heartland Soccer Association.... Looking to 2021...

There are many ways to describe the year 2020.  "Boring" and "normal" are NOT words we would use as we look back at 2020.  "Unique", "scary", "highs and lows", and "ready to see it be over" are more likely descriptions of the year that is ending.  2021 will be here soon.  Let's explore the past year and some hopes for 2021.

Unique:  We started 2020 with Futsal, the Winter League, and Futsal Nationals.  We were looking forward to the Spring season and the State Cup tournaments.  We started the Spring season as normal.  Then the pandemic took hold.  The Spring season was cancelled.  The State Cup tournaments and the Regional and National Championships were cancelled.  We focused on being safe.

When it was time for the Fall season to start, we understood the devasting impact of Covid-19 in our area.  The Wyandotte complex was shut down for the season.  We were able to play in Johnson County, with new rules for masks and social distancing.  Because of the loss of the Wyandotte complex, many of us got to go back in time and play games at Heritage.  Grass, mud, and sloping fields were a reality again.  It was unique, but we were happy to be able to get back on the pitch and enjoy the game we love.

Scary:  We were playing!  The fans on the sidelines were told that wearing a mask was a part of the game in 2020.  Most of us were willing to pay this price to keep the season going.  However, there were others who decided that this was too much.  More than one coach and many Field Marshalls had to speak to the fans about the necessity of wearing their masks.  We became a community where the opportunity to see games was more important than making a "political" statement.  Everyone was looking forward to getting back to normal.  The masks reminded us that things were not normal.

Highs:  Kansas City is a soccer town.   With the Fall season in session the teams were able to play, to get better and to experience "the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat".  There were fewer teams in the League and the participation in tournaments was lower.  The impact on player numbers in Kansas was slight, especially when compared to other States in Region 2.  Because we followed safety protocols, we played Fall soccer.

There were League Champions.  There were Tournament Champions.  The competition was real.  During every tournament multiple champions were crowned because they won the match with Penalty Kicks. That is how close the competition was!   

Lows:  Soccer is a small and connected community.  When we lose one of our community members we share in loss.  For Heartland, this was on display at the end of the year.  On Christmas Eve our incredibly special Referee Director and Assignor, Gordon Crape, passed away from complications of Covid-19.  On Christmas day, an alumnus of playing and coaching in Heartland also passed away.  I am sure there were more members of our community we lost in 2020.  We are thankful we got to share life with them and will miss them.

2020 is almost over.  We are looking forward to 2021.  There will be more competition.  There will be skills developed and lessons learned on the soccer field.  A vaccine has been developed and is being distributed to Kansas, Missouri, and across the country.  We will get our vaccinations and by Fall 2021 we might be able to return to normal.  The League will have fans on the sidelines cheering and we will be able to see their faces and their smiles.  The fans will cheer for their players and give feedback to the Referees.  The state will hold the Championship tournaments again (Junior State Cup, President's Cup, and State Cup).  The winners will go to Regionals and Nationals.  Life will seem much more normal.  
Have a Happy New Year.  We look forward to sharing the wonderful game of soccer in 2021.  A note:  we will need more Referees.  Please think about joining the Referee family.  You can start your journey at

Coaches Corner

Improve Attacking & Defending in 1v1 and small groups
Player Actions
2v1/1v1 * Pass/dribble * Change pace & Direction
Key Qualities
Read game/make decisions * Initiative
Attack vs Defense practice in which a team of attackers must attempt to score in the big goal. On possession regain, the defending teams should attempt to score in the mini goals. The defending team is always in a 3-1 shape (with one of their team of 5 inactive) so as to create a 5v4 situation in the attacking team's favor. The outside channels are reference points that indicate to the wide attacking players the needs to maintain width to their attacking structure so that there is a way of stretching the opposition.
Key words
Attacking: Maintain Width 1v1 Positivity Defensive Compact line of three 1v1 Focus

Q&A with Avery

When did you start reffing? I started reffing during the spring season of 2018. 
What made you decide to get certified to referee? I wanted to become a certified referee because my sister was one and in addition to that I really enjoy watching soccer. 
What is your favorite part about reffing? My favorite part about reffing is interacting with athletes and getting to know new colleagues almost every weekend. 
What level of referee to you aspire to be? I really enjoy the level of soccer that I ref currently which is 9-14 year old boys and girls outdoor.
Do you play soccer? I played soccer from the ages 5-16 for sporting blue valley but currently do not play on a team. 
Do you participate in any sports/activities? I play tennis at my high school (Blue Valley North). I also volunteer in a youth group worship band at Church of the Resurrection where I play guitar and sing.  This is one of my favorite things that I am involved in because I love connecting with others and collaborating on music. 
Do you have any other jobs besides reffing?babysit for two families outside of reffing which I enjoy a lot because I love kids!
What was the last book you read? The last book that I read was called Prep and it was about a young girl trying to navigate the tough challenges that come along with growing up and going through high school. My favorite part of this book was the advice that the author gives to young adults when they are attempting to figure out who they are. 
What types of movies do you like? I really enjoy feel good movies or romantic comedies. The last movie that I watched was called Love Actually. My favorite part about this movie was how it stressed the positive impact that the people in your life can bring. 
What is your favorite sports team? My favorite sports team is Sporting KC!!!
2021 Kansas State Cup

Age Divisions:  Boys 13U - 19U & Girls 13U - 14U 
Group Play Game 1:  May 19th & 20th, 2021
Group Play Game 2:  May 26th & 27th, 2021
Group Play Game 3:  June 2nd & 3rd, 2021
Semi-Finals & Finals Weekend:  June 5th & 6th, 2021
Location:Compass Minerals Sporting Fields
1500 N 90 St. Kansas City, KS 66112
State Cup Website: Click Here

2021 Kansas Presidents Cup 
Age Divisions:  Boys 13U - 19U & Girls 13U - 14U 
Dates:  May 13th - 16th, 2021
 Location: Heritage Soccer Park
17255 S Lackman Rd. Olathe, KS 66062
Presidents Cup Website: Click Here

2021 Kansas Junior State Cup 
Age Divisions:  Boys & Girls 11U - 12U 
Dates:  April 22 - 25th, 2021
Location: Heritage Soccer Park
17255 S Lackman Rd. Olathe, KS 66062
Jr. State Cup Website: Click Here

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]
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