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The Heartland Soccer Association a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the development of youth soccer players in the Kansas City metro area, has moved its corporate office to the Aspiria campus in Overland Park, Kansas. The move took place on November 6, 2023.

The Heartland Soccer Association is recognized as the largest youth soccer league and tournament host in the United States. The organization boasts an impressive roster of more than 3,450 league teams annually and hosts 14 tournaments each year that attract more than 3,700 teams from 16 states. With a staggering 74,000 youth soccer players, 4,000 coaches, and 2,000 active referees, Heartland Soccer has solidified its position as a leading youth soccer organization since its establishment in 1977.

The Aspiria campus, located at 6130 Sprint Parkway near 119th and Nall Ave. in Overland Park, is managed by Wichita-based commercial real estate company, Occidental Management. Hunter Johnson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing for Occidental Management stated, “This newest addition to the Aspiria campus shows the rapidly growing momentum of companies moving to the Aspiria campus. We believe Heartland Soccer’s presence in Overland Park will increase their visibility in the community, and the many amenities Aspiria provides are a welcome benefit to the association’s employees.”

Heartland Soccer provides opportunities for recreational and premier players alike. More than 30,000 league participants and 40,000 tournament players can compete and play at various skill levels in both leagues and tournaments. Heartland Soccer plays at four world-class turf facilities: SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex (SOP), Compass Minerals Sporting Fields (CMSF), Swope Soccer Village (SSV), and GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex (GOSC).

Heartland Soccer Executive Director, Shane Hackett added, “Aspiria is a great fit for us. We are committed to fostering a sense of community among our member clubs and community partners, and the Aspiria campus aligns perfectly with that vision. The state-of-the-art facilities and collaborative meeting spaces will undoubtedly enhance our ability to connect, plan, and work together seamlessly. With its convenient location, modern and unique amenities, along with ample parking, we are confident that this new space benefits our internal operations as well as elevates the overall experience for our valued members.”

About Occidental Management
Occidental Management is a premier commercial real estate development and management company in the Midwest that operates in multiple real estate segments, including retail, office, and industrial. Occidental Management is a vertically integrated company with development, construction, sales and leasing brokerage, and property management services. Our professionalism, value creation, and commitment to quality are the hallmarks of Occidental Management and its associates. We are known for our innovative and dynamic real estate development concepts. We focus on establishing strategic relationships with our partners, clients, and investors to create ‘value-add’ results. Learn more at www.occmgmt.com.

About Heartland Soccer
Heartland Soccer Association is a nonprofit and educational youth soccer association and has evolved through the years to be the largest and most competitive youth soccer league and tournament host in the United States. Formed in 1977, Heartland Soccer has grown from an initial 600 players to serving more than 70,000 players, welcoming teams from 16 states and even internationally.

The league hosts players of all skill including recreational and premier level players and teams. Each year more than 170 different soccer clubs compete through the Heartland League in Spring, Fall and Winter leagues.  Over 3,450 teams and 30,000 youth from age 9 to 19 compete in league annually. The sheer number of teams allows players and teams the opportunity to compete against similarly skilled teams at all ages.

In addition to league play, Heartland Soccer Association hosts 14 exceptional tournaments each year. Tournaments draw in more than 3,700 teams and 43,000 youth players, from over 16 states including Texas, Minnesota, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado and Illinois, as well as Mexico and Canada. In addition to league and tournaments players, there are 4,000 coaches and 2,300 referees each year who participate.

For more information on upcoming league and tournament play, please visit www.heartlandsoccer.net