Overland Park, Kan. (January 26, 2023) – Heartland Soccer Association, the largest youth soccer league and tournament host in the United States, finished its 2022 year with record-breaking numbers; hosting over 1,300 league teams each season and 3,400 tournament teams and creating an economic impact of $60.5 million within our communities.

Heartland looks to start their 2023 Spring season off strong on February 24th, with both its first weekend of play and the first tournament in its Spring Tournament Series, the long-standing, Border Battle Tournament. The Spring Tournament season also consists of five additional events: the Midwest College Showcase, Heartland Spring Cup, Kansas City Champions Cup, Midwest Mother’s Day Classic and Kansas City Invitational.

Heartland league and tournaments host players of all skill levels including recreational and premier level players and teams, youth ages 9-19, from the around the Midwest. Players play at four world-class turf facilities, including the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex and Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex, as well as the Compass Minerals Sporting Fields and Swope Soccer Village.

“2022 was a year of growth and record attendance in league and tournament play. We continue to see teams and families travel from across the Midwest to enjoy our world class soccer facilities and unrivaled competition for all levels of play,” says Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer executive director. “We are very grateful to finish our 45th year as the top provider of league and tournaments for youth in our region. We look forward to going into the 2023 season with expectations of reaching even more of the soccer community. We are excited to kick-off the Spring season and look forward to welcoming back all our players and families to the pitch.”

To learn more about Heartland Soccer league, tournaments and sponsorship opportunities visit www.heartlandsoccer.net.

About Heartland Soccer Association

Heartland Soccer is the largest youth soccer league and tournament host in the United States with more than 1,300 league teams per season, 3,400 tournament teams annually, 4,000 coaches and 2,000 referees. Heartland Soccer Association was formed in 1977 and has grown from an initial 600 players to serving more than 4,700 teams from 16 states and internationally with league and tournaments. For more information, visit http://www.heartlandsoccer.net/.

Heartland Soccer has several opportunities for league and tournament sponsorship. Heartland partners with like-minded businesses who understand that investing in young people today creates a better community for all in the future. Sponsorship provides businesses with increased brand visibility while making a direct impact on developing Kansas City’s youth through soccer. For more information on sponsorship, please contact Bridgette Samuelson, Director of Partnership Development and Operations at bridgette@heartlandsoccer.net.