Midwest College Showcase Returns to Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex this Weekend

Heartland Soccer will welcome 80 boys and girls competitive travel teams to Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex, March 4-6, 2022 for the Midwest College Showcase. This elite event gives players the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of a large number of college coaches.

Heartland Soccer Association, the largest soccer league and tournament host in the United States, is excited to host the second annual Midwest College Showcase, to be played March 4-6, 2022 at the world-class Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex. This tournament is an invitational showcase for young men and women soccer players who want to play at the college level. All who participate will demonstrate their talents and abilities to men’s and women’s college coaches from across the Midwest and beyond. Collegiate coaches from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA are invited to scout players onsite as well as remote live and recorded video.

This College Showcase is designed by coaches for college bound youth soccer players and is expected to be one of the finest collegiate showcase tournaments in the Midwest. “We are excited to be able to provide a top-quality event, giving college coaches the opportunity to recruit, scout and meet with players,” explained Tournament Director, Dave Morrow. “This will be one of the first major College Showcases in 2022 and will be played at one of the finest soccer facilities in the United States.”

The 2022 Midwest College Showcase will welcome more than 80 boys and girls competitive travel teams ages U-13 through U-19 from across the Midwest. This elite event gives players the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of a large number of college coaches within a smaller, more targeted gameplay tournament.

“With a limited number of teams accepted to the tournament, our focus and priority is to provide the best experiences and level of play for young players who are looking to play at the college level. This will be a great pre-season event for teams in preparation for the spring season. We look forward to hosting this event and giving teams the best tournament showcase environment in the country,” says Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer executive director.

Considering the importance of local media to our sport, we encourage and invite the media to attend and cover the event. The first set of games will start at 5:30pm on Friday. Saturday and Sunday games will begin at approximately 8:00am.

Up next for the Heartland Spring Tournament Series is the Heartland Spring Cup on March 18-20, hosting 150 teams from across the Midwest and the KC Champions Cup Tournament, set for April 8-10, which is expected to bring in more than 450 teams.

About Heartland Soccer Association

Heartland Soccer Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operates to support the development of youth soccer players with league and tournament play in Kansas City. Our operations are supported through league fees, sponsorships and donations by companies and individuals.

Heartland Soccer is the largest youth soccer league in the country with more than 1,500 league teams per season, 72,000 youth league players, 3,300 tournament teams annually, 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 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.

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