Largest Youth Soccer League Showcases Teams and Players from 5 States, Launches Registration for Highly Anticipated 2024 Spring Season

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 18, 2023 – Heartland Soccer Association, recognized as the largest soccer league and tournament host in the United States, culminated its 2023 league seasons with an extraordinary turnout of 2850 teams, showcasing a diverse range of player skills and dedication.

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Accommodating players across all skill levels, from recreational to premier, Heartland Soccer continues to attract over 170 different soccer clubs annually. This allows teams to engage in competitive matches tailored to their proficiency and commitment, regardless of age.

League matches unfold across four top-tier turf facilities, notably the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, Garmin Olathe Soccer Complexes, Compass Minerals Sporting Fields, and Swope Soccer Village.

Excitement brews as Heartland Soccer announces the commencement of registration for the upcoming 2024 Spring league. Prospective teams are urged to secure their spots before noon on January 3, 2024 to participate in the action-packed season scheduled to kick off the weekend of February 23-25.2024. Participants can look forward to showcasing their skills and becoming part of the ever-growing community of players, coaches, referees, and parents at the iconic soccer complexes.

Shane Hackett, Executive Director of Heartland Soccer, expresses his enthusiasm for the upcoming season, stating, “Following an incredibly successful Fall season, we eagerly anticipate another outstanding Spring session. Foreseeing a record number of teams and players, we eagerly await the return of our remarkable community to our world-class soccer complexes. As our league continues to expand in size and influence in the Midwest, it presents exceptional opportunities for corporate partners and sponsors to engage directly with our soccer families. These partnerships not only support young athletes but also cultivate brand loyalty within an engaged consumer market.”

In addition to league play, Heartland Soccer is renowned for hosting 14 exceptional tournaments annually. These tournaments attract over 4,800 teams and a staggering 46,000 youth players from 16 states, including Texas, Minnesota, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Illinois, as well as participants from Canada.

To partake in the Heartland Soccer experience, both teams and individuals can explore league play, extraordinary tournaments, and vibrant corporate partnership and sponsorship opportunities by visiting the website at

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

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