Jeff Bingman Joins Heartland Soccer as Referee Director and Assignor | Sports Destination Management

Jeff Bingman Joins Heartland Soccer as Referee Director and Assignor

May 10, 2021

Heartland Soccer Association announces the appointment of Jeff Bingman to the position of Referee Director and Assignor. 

Jeff has worked at Heartland Soccer for over 16 years as a Referee Assignor and Field Marshal. He found a true passion for officiating after he answered the call to work as a field marshal for Heartland Soccer while his daughter was playing in the league.  

“I’m excited about the new role as Referee Director and Assignor with Heartland. I was trained by Gordon Crape, who is the best in the business, and I am honored to continue his work to teach, mentor and support our referee community,” explained Jeff Bingman.  

“Jeff has been an integral part of our referee and field marshal program for a long time,” stated Heartland Soccer Executive Director Shane Hackett.  “He will do a great job leading our program as we continue to recruit, mentor and train our referees to meet an ever-expanding soccer schedule.” 

Heartland Soccer works with 2,000+ certified referees who are assigned to officiate over 10,000 games annually at multiple facilities through league and tournament play. To learn more about becoming a referee or field marshal with Heartland Soccer please visit

Heartland Soccer Association is the largest youth soccer league in the country with more than 1,500 league teams per season, 21,000 league youth players, 2,600 tournament teams each year, 44,000 tournament players each year, 4,000 coaches and 2,000 active referees. Heartland Soccer Association was formed in 1977 and has grown from an initial 600 players to serving teams from 16 states and internationally with league and tournaments. For more information, visit

Heartland plays at world class turf facilities, GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex, Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, Swope Soccer Village and Compass Minerals Sporting Fields.

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