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Heartland Ready for Comeback with Soccer Tournament

31 Jul, 2020


The Heartland Soccer Tournament Series is excited to announce a new pre-season soccer tournament to be played from July 31st to August 2nd at GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex, featuring three games for all teams at a massively reduced registration fee. The inaugural Heartland Fall Friendlies will be a perfect opportunity for your team to get ready for the Fall season with a series of matches against similar competition. 

This event marks a return to play after league and tournament play was suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus. 

This ‘Friendly’ event is open to U8 to U18 Girls and Boys teams and features a unique format to help teams prepare for upcoming league games and tournaments. This affordable event is a fun way for players to improve fitness and get ball touches in the pre-season. Interested teams can register at https://www.heartlandsoccer.net/heartland-fall-friendlies/ by July 13, 2020.

“We are excited to have the players and coaches return to play. We created this tournament as our return to play event. Normally, the first week of August would mark the start of league play,” explained Executive Director Shane Hackett. “We have moved the start of league back to mid-August allowing opportunity for this unique friendly style competition.”   

The first set of games will start at 5:00PM on Friday. Saturday and Sunday games will begin at approximately 8:00AM. 

Executive Director, Shane Hackett, will be available for pre-event and on-site for interviews. Please contact Sara Prigel (sara.prigel@heartlandsoccer.net or (913)707-0968) if you would like to set up an interview.

Heartland Soccer will begin league play will begin the weekend of August 14, 2020.

Heartland Soccer has several opportunities for 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. Our partners are important team members in creating an increasingly growing soccer family in our community. Your sponsorship will provide your business 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.

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 heartlandsoccer.net.

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