Heartland Midwest Classic
When you set your schedule, be sure to take advantage of this early season opportunity to play teams from throughout the Midwest. The longer holiday weekend allows for easy travel and game schedules and is free from league conflicts. The tournament will be completed on Sunday evening; no games will be played on Labor Day Monday. Guaranteed Acceptance and all games will be played at the World Class SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex and GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex. Teams will be accepted on a first come, first accepted basis and registration will close when the tournament is at capacity.
U-8 to U-10 (7 v 7)
U-11 to U-12 (9 v 9)
U-13 to U-19 (11 v 11)
$550 for 7 v 7 teams
$625 for 9 v 9 teams
$795 for 11 v 11 teams
The 2020 Midwest Classic will be held in two of the nations finest soccer facilities:
SCHEELS OVERLAND PARK SOCCER COMPLEX & GARMIN OLATHE SOCCER COMPLEX
- Risk Free Cancellation 100% Refund
- Certified Referees
- World Class Turf Fields
- Lighted fields for night use
- Great competition from all over the Midwest
- Free Parking
- Coach Conflict Accommodations
- Trainers and Medical Staff
- Tournament Roster Acceptance
- No Conflicts With Your League Games
Team Check in information
Team Check in will be held from 3:30 PM until 9:00 PM on Friday September 4th and from 6:00 AM onwards on Saturday September 5th at the SCHEELS Overland Park field house which is located in the center of the SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex. The complex is on the Southwest side of 135th & Switzer. To enter the complex, turn south from 135th street onto Switzer and turn right at the first traffic light into the park.
The soccer complex address is:
Overland Park, KS 66221
Please note, a player may only play on one team in the tournament
Teams will be required to provide the following:
- A copy of your state certified roster
- Player passes for all players participating
- Medical releases for all players participating (these forms do not need to be notarized)
- Guest player permits (if relevant)
- Travel permit for all non-Kansas registered teams.
**Please be aware that US Club Soccer and USSSA do not issue travel permits, these are only required for US Youth Soccer affiliated teams.
Please take the time to make sure that you have all of the above documentation available when checking in. If any paperwork is missing, then it must be provided by one hour prior to the first game. No player may be added to a team once that team’s first game has started. No player may play on more than one team in the tournament.
Arranging player cards and medical release forms in alphabetical order will really help to expedite the check in process.
Any out of town teams that are unable to check in on Friday evening may check their teams in up to one hour before their first game on Saturday. Staff will be available to check teams in at the SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex from 6:00 AM onwards on Saturday morning.
This is a Stay and Play Tournament
The Stay and Play policy applies to all tournaments held at SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex and GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex. The policy states that in order to participate in a tournament event all out of town teams are required to book hotel rooms in one of several tournament-approved hotels located in Overland Park or Olathe.
All out of town teams must book hotel rooms through GCI Travel or they will not be allowed to participate in the tournament.
WHY DO YOU HAVE A STAY AND PLAY POLICY?
We are fortunate to have multi-million-dollar world class soccer facilities that were built and funded with hotel, entertainment and tax incentives. As the soccer users, for the cities and developers to invest in and build these world class complexes, we (the soccer users) agreed to contracts with the complexes and/or cities require Stay and Play for all out of town teams. One of the main reasons’ cities build world class soccer complexes like ours is because of the positive economic impact they have on their area. A big driver of economic impact is hotel nights.