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How do I sign up for the Kansas Premier Soccer League (KPSL)?
How do I sign up for the Kansas United Soccer League (KUSL)?
How do I sign up for All American Indoor Leagues?
How do I sign up for Kansas City Futsal?
What are the other Indoor Soccer Facilities in Kansas City?
How do I register my team and players?
How do I find out what tournaments are available and when they are held?
How should my team select a tournament?
What is a travel permit, do I need one, and if so, how do I get one?
What are Guest Players?
What do I need for Tournament Check-In?
What do I need for State Cup?
What is ODP and should our players participate?

How do I sign up for the Kansas Premier Soccer League (KPSL)?

Sign up for the Heartland Soccer League takes place approximately no later than January 15 for the spring session and July 15 for the fall sessions each year. To have your team play in the Heartland Soccer Association (Kansas Premier Soccer League) you need to register on line. You can do this at: http://www.heartlandsoccer.net/

All team registration will be handled on the Heartland Web Site. The contact, conflict and seeding forms have been combined into one form. Click on the Premier team form, designate your team as a Non Member team, and fill the form out in its entirety, before clicking submit, print two copies. To print, just click on file at the top of the page and print.

Keep one copy for your team records and give the other page to the club administrator to mail with the applicable team fees to Heartland. Fees are usually due by July 15 or January 15. If you cannot register on line you can receive a packet by calling the Heartland Soccer Office, 913-888-8642, or by going by the Heartland Soccer Office, about one-half mile east of the exit off 69 Highway and 87th Street . Fill in the forms and give them to the club administrator for filing.

For more details contact Huw Williams, Dana Parry, or Richard Davies at 913 451 0960 or Shane Hackett at 913 888 8768/ info@heartlandsoccer.net The club will pay the money for the League and Division you select. League fees for team registering with Heartland are: U8 – U10 $695.00; U11 – U12 $765.00; and, U13 – U18 $800.00.

The League Schedules will be available on the web sites after a meeting of coaches held one month after the conclusion of League sign ups. You can see the exact date at the Heartland and KPSL web sites. The first games for the spring session and generally held in the second weekend of March, and for fall the games start the third weekend of August.

Once you have registered your team, be sure to register your players.
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How do I sign up for the Kansas United Soccer League (KUSL)?

The KUSL operates an outdoor Winter League for U-13 and older players. A league application, roster, league rules, conflict sheet and league rules can be obtained after September 1, each year by contacting Alan Blinzler at ablinzle@swbell.net. Applications are due November 1. The first games are played the first weekend of December and continue through the first weekend in March. Schedules are released the Monday after Thanksgiving.

The league fees are $350.00 plus $50.00 per game. The $50.00 fee is paid to the referees at the field (a total of $100.00 to the referees, $50.00 from each team). For a 10 game season, the cost would be $850.00.

The KUSL also offers special and invitational leagues, to play friendlies with teams outside of Kansas City.
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How do I sign up for All American Indoor Leagues?

Indoor Winter Leagues occur over two nine week sessions. Sign ups for the first Winter session are held the last Saturday in July or first weekend in August on a first come, first serve basis. A team representative must be personally present to sign up a team. In past years, teams that did not attend the sign up Saturday morning were ordinarily placed on a wait list and only rarely received a berth in the League. At the time of sign up a $200.00 deposit is required. The balance of the league fee, $615.00, is due September 25. The Winter I session generally begins play the last weekend in October and runs for nine weeks, with no games played Thanksgiving weekend or Christmas/New Years week.

The Winter II session starts the third week in January and runs through the first week in March. No games are held over Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend, which is taken by the Winter Magic Indoor Tournament. A deposit and a commitment to play in the Winter II session are generally due by December 1. Teams that played in Winter I are given first preference in signing up for Winter II.

All American also requires that all players purchase a player card for $15.00 each season and sign an Injury Waiver form. You will need a photograph of each player for the card. Cards, Waivers, All American roster forms and seeding sheets can be obtained from All American in advance or at the sign up in August.

For U-9 and older players, premier games are scheduled for Sundays at the two All American facilities. U-8 Boys premier full field is held Monday evenings, and U-8 girls play full field on Wednesday. We often have the U8′s play on the weekends in a 4v4 format. The 4v4 League fee is $400 per session.

Information on League start dates, maps to the facilities and other information can be obtained at All American Indoor Sports web page – http://www.allamericanindoorsports.com/ – or by calling 913-888-5425.
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How do I sign up for Kansas City Futsal?

You can obtain updated information by visiting the Super F League at – http://www.superfleague.com/ Registration is done on line at – https://www.htgsports.net/registration/registration.aspx?id=89 League Fees are $625.00 per team, with a maximum of 10 players per team. This will almost always require to you to register two Futsal teams for your Kansas City United team. The deadline for Futsal League sign up for the winter session is October 10. The League provides nine games and the season runs from November 10 to February 10.
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What are the other Indoor Soccer Facilities in Kansas City?

There are two other indoor facilities in Kansas City: Soccer Dome, 5909 Equitable, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-231-4811 (located one mile west of I-435, south of the Missouri River, near Worlds of Fun) http://www.kcsoccerdome.com/directions.htm ; and, Sports City, 425 NE Mock Avenue, Blue Springs, MO 64014, 816-229-1314, (Take I-70 East towards St Louis. Take Exit 21- Adams Dairy Pkwy. – turn right and then turn right again onto Coronado , which is the first light. Follow that road and the facility is the first building on your right) http://www.sportscitykc.com/home/index.php
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How do I register my team and players?

In addition to registering your team, you must register each player. Initial registration is handled differently for each League you play in and for each different State, though once a player is registered with a League; he remains registered for the entire year.

We prefer to register our players with the KUSL. The KUSL allows its member teams to utilize Club Passes. This allows moving players between teams thereby finding a better “fit” for each player with minimal paper work and expense. The KUSL is also less expensive. Registration for the Kansas United Soccer League is now handled through Alan Blinzler at his home, 12326 Walmer, Overland Park , KS 66209 .

Registration for the Kansas Premier Soccer League is handled through Dave Morrow, the League’s registrar, at his home, 8805 W. 82nd Terrace, Overland Park , Kansas (approximately one block west of Antioch .) For each Kansas player you need to give Dave or Alan the following:

1) A copy of the player’s birth certificate, passport photo page, or driver’s license (if the player has played in the league previously the registrar will have this information in the computer and it will be unnecessary;

2) A team roster;

3) A completed USYSA/KSYSA Player Membership Form. This form is available from the KSYSA web page – http://www.kansasyouthsoccer.org/KYSA_Membership_Form.pdf ; and,

4) A completed disclosure form for all coaches and team managers. The disclosure form is completed on line at – https://onlinereg.leagueone.com/rm/RmDisclosure.aspx?O=1028&I=10 . After October, 2006, no additional forms need be completed for Missouri players.

You may be registering a player who is, or will be, rostered on another team. This multi-rostered player will require you to submit a Multiple Roster Request Form also available on the Kansas Youth Soccer web page. If the player has already been rostered on a team in Kansas the fee is $5.00 rather than $13.00. For players registered in Missouri use the Dual Roster Request Form on the Missouri Youth Soccer Association web page.

Registration for the Region II National League, which is limited to the top four teams qualifying in the previous year’s State Cup Competition requires the same forms and payment, but submission is made to the KSYSA State Office, in Olathe , Kansas . Supplemental registration, which includes any change to your roster after your team is initially rostered, such as the addition of a new player, requires the following:

1) A Request for Release/Transfer Form signed by the player’s previous coach if the player was registered with another team or a Multiple Roster Request Form signed by the coaches of both teams;

2) A Supplemental Roster Form, or in the event your team is composed primarily of Missouri players playing in a Kansas League (your Official State Roster will say Missouri) use the Missouri Supplemental Team Roster.

3) A check for $5.00, if the player was previously registered, or $13.00 ($15.00 for Missouri residents) if registering the player for the first time.

4) If the player is a multi-rostered player, follow the same steps as outlined above for an initial registration. For each player rostered to your team you will need to have a notarized Player Info/Medical Release Form. This form is required to be with you at all games, and you will not be allowed to check into a tournament without this form on each player. DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM TO THE LEAGUE REGISTRAR. Once a player is successfully registered you will receive back your OFFICIAL STATE ROSTER and a player pass for each player. The State you are registered with is determined by the number of players you have from each State. The State with the most players is the State you are registered with, whose rules you need to follow, and the State you play State Cup in. Keep your original OFFICIAL STATE ROSTER in a safe place, and make many copies. You will need to submit a copy of the roster whenever you apply for a travel permit, check in for a tournament, and to give to the leagues you play in. You will need to obtain a COLOR photograph of each player (wallet size or smaller) and attach the photograph to the back of the player pass. The have the player sign the pass and have the pass laminated. You can have the passes laminated at the Heartland Soccer Offices, at the Heritage Soccer Park , at Kinko’s and other area copy and printing shops, or Alan Blinzler will do it. It is helpful when registering a team or player to submit a Submission of Player Data Form.

Player registration for Indoor Leagues is separate and in addition to registration for regular league play. To register your players for indoor leagues see the information concerning the indoor facility you wish to play at under TEAM REGISTRATION.
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How do I find out what tournaments are available and when the tournaments are held?

You can obtain by email a list of tournaments the Club recommends for teams your age, together with deadlines for registering, contact names and other information by emailing Alan Blinzler at ablinzle@swbell.net .

State Youth Soccer Associations provide information on sanctioned tournaments to be held in their States at the following sites:

Kansas: http://www.kansasyouthsoccer.org/
Missouri: http://www.mysa.org/clubtournaments.asp
Iowa: http://www.iowasoccer.org/Sanctioned Tournaments.htm
Nebraska: http://tournaments.demosphere.com/scripts/runisa.dll?m2:gpx::15040+tourneydb/PublicDisplay+31
Illinois: http://hammerhead.net/IL/tournaments.html
Oklahoma: http://www.socceronline.com/clubs/719/FSLO-991434356-131719.pdf
Colorado: http://www.socceronline.com/clubs/719/FSLO-991434356-131719.pdf
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How should my team select a tournament?

Select a tournament based on the level of competition; preferably competition different from what you see each weekend. Do not chose a tournament simply because you can win. For teams U-11 and above, you should be focusing on the types of teams you will be meeting in the Region II Snickers Tournament if you win State Cup.
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What is a travel permit, do I need one, and if so, how do I get one?

If you are registered as a Kansas team and you travel to a tournament in a state other than Kansas , or if you are registered as a Missouri team and you travel to a tournament in a state other than Missouri , you will need to obtain a travel permit. You do not need a travel permit for a tournament in the state in which you are registered. This means that Kansas teams need travel permits for tournaments in Kansas City, Missouri, but not for tournaments in Topeka, Emporia or Wichita, even though travel is farther.

Generally the Club administrator will arrange and pay for a travel permit if you have the club pay the entry fee and arrange your entry into a tournament. If you chose not to use the club’s services you can obtain a travel permit on line through the Kansas Youth Soccer web page: https://ssl.hammerhead.net/KSeTravel/UserSearch.asp . Be sure to go to the State Office and pay for your Travel Permit after you complete the form on line. Failure to pay for the permit can result in your team being placed in “bad standing”, which means your team will be banned from any play until the matter is settled.
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What are Guest Players?

Each tournament, except State Cup, Regional Cup and Nationals, will allow you guest players, usually between three and five. You can use guest players to replace players who are unable to play in the tournament. When you decide on a player you would like to use as a guest player, you should contact the player’s team manager or coach and request the use of the player in the tournament. If the request is approved, you will need to have the guest player’s coach or manager complete the following state appropriate form and have the form approved by either the your State Office or your League Registrar: Kansas Guest Player Form: Player Loan Agreement Missouri Guest Player Form: Guest Player Permission Form.

To use a guest player you will need the completed permission form, guest player’s card, and a copy of the player’s medical authorization form. Like the eTravel form, you can complete a guest player permission form on line at https://ssl.hammerhead.net/KSeTravel/UserSearch.asp.
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What do I need for Tournament Check-In?

When you receive your notice that your team has been accepted for a tournament you will also receive information for when and where the tournament check in will take place. It will usually be at a hotel the night before the tournament starts or at the tournament’s field headquarters. If you will be unable to attend the tournament check in you should contact the tournament director for alternate arrangements.

  • At check in you will need to present:
  • A copy of your travel permit.
  • A copy of your Official State Roster.
  • Copies of the Medical Authorizations on each player, including guest players.
  • Player passes, properly signed and laminated, on each player, including guest players, and a Permission form for each Guest Player.

Some tournaments require that you present a copy of each player’s birth certificate or age verification, so it is wise to always to have copies with you.
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What do I need for State Cup?

State Cup is the major tournament we play in each year. It is only for U-12 and older teams. The winners of State Cup in the U-13 and older age groups compete against other Midwest State Cup winners at the Region II tournament held the fourth week of June each year. The winners of the four Regional tournaments (East, South, Midwest and West) in the U-14 and older age groups compete for the National Championship in late July of each year.

Doing well at State Cup, placing as a semi-finalist or better, is often a requirement to secure acceptance at many major tournaments.

To qualify for State Cup play a team must play three games in a regularly scheduled league, and cannot have more than five transfer players. Transfer players are players who were previously rostered on another team during the season. The entry dates are very strict and must be complied with exactly. It is safest to hand deliver your tournament application for State Cup to the State Office prior to the entry deadline date. You will be allowed to add players to your Official State Roster up to the week competition begins in your age group, but no guest players are allowed.

For more information on State Cup in Kansas , including rules and entry forms, see: http://www.kansasyouthsoccer.org.

For information on Missouri State Cup go to: http://www.mysa.org/statecup.html.
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What is ODP and should our players participate?

In the September, 2001 Attack Soccer Club Newsletter, ODP was described as follows:

ODP refers to the Olympic Development Program, the first step in the selection process that leads to playing on a US Youth National Team.

The purpose of the ODP program is to select the best eighteen players in a State at each age level, then form a boys team and a girls team at each age level to represent the State. State teams compete each July at week long Regional Camps at the end of which a pool of approximately 20 players in each age group is selected to form a Regional team. Selected Regional Team players from each of the four Regions around the United States are chosen to compete for spots on US Youth National Teams. Players who were bypassed for Regional teams or who did not participate in ODP may also be invited to the National Selection Camps by National Team Coaches. Regional Team players are also invited to travel with the Regional Team to tournaments in the United States and abroad. In the past William John, who plays on the Attack U-17 team, traveled to France to play with the Region II team.

The ODP program is operated by each State Youth Soccer Association under the direction of the United States Soccer Federation and the US Olympic Committee. Every state has a different selection process and organization. The Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) divides Missouri into three regions. Each region selects a pool of candidates that compete against the other regions’ pools for selection to the Missouri State team. The Kansas State Youth Soccer Association (KSYSA) operates on a state-wide basis.

Unlike club soccer, with age gradations based on the school year, ODP follows the international soccer practice of age separation based on the year a child is born. You thus have an 85 boys team or an 87 girls team in each State. Generally, the process starts the year a child will turn 11.

Tryouts in Missouri and Kansas start in September and are held during monthly practices. Kansas has a day camp the first of each August to start the process. Information for the dates, location and costs of ODP try outs can be found in the KSYSA web page.

We encourage all of our players to participate in ODP. For younger players the competition and additional training will improve the speed of overall play and give the players the opportunity to learn new drills and skills from different coaches. For younger players selection to a State Team provides an added boost of credibility when High School coaches are trying to separate Varsity and Junior Varsity squads. For older players, selection to a State team and participation at Regional Camp is an excellent opportunity to showcase skills and ability in front of many college coaches. ODP is also the main screening tool used of college coaches when pouring over the resumes of prospective recruits.

For ODP registration forms visit the web pages for KSYSA or MYSA.
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