Heartland Soccer Association, the largest soccer league and tournament host in the United States, kicks off their 2022 Fall League the weekend of August 12-14 with a record number of 1,322 teams, representing more than 21,100 girls and boys league players, ages 9 to 19, from seven states. Heartland Soccer is considered a leader in youth soccer development and a major factor in making Kansas City the acknowledged Soccer Capital of America.
League games are played at four world-class turf facilities, including the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex and the Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex, as well as the Compass Minerals Sporting Fields and Swope Soccer Village.
The league hosts players of all skill levels including recreational and premier level players. Each year over 170 different soccer clubs compete through Heartland Soccer. The sheer number of participants allow players and teams the opportunity to compete against similarly skilled opponents at all ages.
“With the finish of a very successful Spring season, we are excited to kick-off the Fall season in August with a record number of teams and players. We look forward to welcoming back all of our players, coaches, referees and parents to the soccer complexes,” says Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer executive director. “As our league continues to grow in scope and size, it creates opportunities for corporate partners and sponsors to get direct access to our soccer families. These partnerships are a great way for companies to support young athletes, as well as build brand loyalty with an affluent consumer market.”
In addition to league play, Heartland Soccer hosts 15 exceptional tournaments each year. Heartland tournaments draw in more than 3,300 teams and 44,000 youth players, from over 16 states including Texas, Minnesota, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado and Illinois as well as Canada.
To learn more about Heartland Soccer league, tournaments, corporate partnership and sponsorship opportunities visit www.heartlandsoccer.net.