Elite 64 Welcomes Kings Hammer Boys

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FRISCO, Texas (March 8, 2022) — The US Youth Soccer National League is excited to announce the next nine boys clubs that will compete as inaugural members of Elite 64.

Chicago FC United (IL)
Dallas Surf Soccer Club (TX)
Indiana Fire Juniors (IN)
Kings Hammer Academy (KY)
Los Angeles Soccer Club (CA)
Players Development Academy (NJ)
Real Colorado (CO)
Rush Select South (MS)

Each of these Elite 64 clubs share a collective vision and are dedicated to providing an unmatched game day experience, in addition to maintaining the highest standards, both on and off the field, to maximize the opportunities available to their players.

“We are thrilled to welcome these standout boys clubs as inaugural members of Elite 64,” said Simon Collins, USYS National League Commissioner. “We are excited to continue to work with clubs that are dedicated to doing what is best for the players, both on and off the field, and are confident Elite 64 will help these clubs offer an unrivaled experience for their top-level players. These clubs have a history of player development, and we’re confident their leaders will utilize the full developmental pathway of the National League to ensure every level of player at their club is able to compete in the right environment.”

The newly-announced elite performance tier of the National League, Elite 64 will begin play this fall and feature club-based competition for the nation’s top boys and girls players in the 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, and 18/19U age groups. The 64 clubs in each gender will be geographically positioned into eight groups of eight clubs. Teams play a 14-game league season and have access to two national showcases (alongside National League P.R.O.) and the Elite 64 national finals.

Each of the inaugural Elite 64 clubs will benefit from world-class performance analysis from ProScore and new USYS partner STATSports, which will provide Elite 64 clubs with unparalleled access to the world’s most advanced performance wearable technology. All data and analysis collected will be shared with college coaches and professional scouts — making every Elite 64 game or training session a recruitable moment.

Acceptance into Elite 64 guarantees each club a minimum three-year involvement in the competition, with 18-month evaluations of every club taking place to ensure standards are met and Elite 64 maintains the highest possible level of competitive balance across the platform.

View the Club Directory to see all the inaugural Elite 64 clubs that have been announced to this point and continue to check back as more are announced.


CHICAGO FC UNITED (Elite 64 – Boys)
“Chicago FC United is honored to be an inaugural member of Elite 64. We are looking forward to the top-level competition week in, week out. The national exposure at the Elite 64 showcases will be a great addition to our club’s programming, and we look forward to helping to grow the league and provide a top soccer environment for our players. Elite 64 simply gives our players an opportunity to compete against the top USYS teams in the country. Playing at that elite level consistently will improve our players and the increased opportunities can only enhance and further player development. We have had a small experience using the STATSports and ProScore technology through National League P.R.O. and have been very impressed with the impact it can have on player development, coaches’ game analysis and the availability to college coaches for the recruitment process. Our ability to use this technology on a larger scale, more frequently, will only further our ability to provide meaningful information to our players on a more consistent basis, thus also allowing college coaches to get an improved, well-rounded view on every player in our club.”
Andy Parry, Director of Operations

“Dallas Surf Soccer Club is honored to be a member of the inaugural class of Elite 64. We strive to be a forward-thinking club and are excited to partner with a platform that offers new ideas and strategies.  The analysis we can do using STATSports and ProScore gives our players and coaches an edge that is unmatched in youth soccer. That, combined with a clear player development pathway, sets Dallas Surf up for success now and into the future. USYS is the largest youth soccer organization in the country and having the opportunity to compete in its top league platform is a privilege.”
Tony Cavalle, Director of Soccer

“The Elite 64 League will allow our teams to consistently compete against the best clubs in the country and streamline showcase opportunities for our players to be seen from professional and collegiate scouts. The autonomy given to the clubs will allow us to manage our players internally while having access to STATSports and ProScore for optimal development.”
Phil Presser, Technical Director

“Kings Hammer Soccer Club is excited to be joining the National League Elite 64 platform. Kings Hammer Elite 64 will be serving our players in the Central Kentucky and Greater Lexington area, providing high-level players the opportunity to compete on this national platform. Having the access to STATSports and ProScore will provide fantastic technology options for our players and coaches within this platform.”
Paul Nicholson, Technical Director

“Los Angeles SC is proud to join USYS National League Elite 64 — a prestigious and unique platform that will provide incredible opportunities and competition. We are very excited to be part of the inaugural season with so many top-class clubs from around the country. Elite 64 will be a fantastic addition to our player development pathway as it will provide an elite-level local, regional, and national playing environment. A player-centric league, focused on player development, enabling clubs to concentrate on creating a competitive learning environment that will bring out the best in young athletes. The pro-level performance analysis provided through STATSports and ProScore will be a game-changer. It will allow each individual athlete to track their own performance and enable both qualitative and quantitative feedback from coaches. This will be an incredibly valuable tool in the development process and for recruiting purposes.”
Brian Waltrip, Executive Director

“Players Development Academy is extremely honored and excited to be selected to join the USYS National League Elite 64. The opportunity to compete with the best clubs in our northeast region and across the country aligns with our club’s vision, purpose and mission. Providing an elite game day experience throughout the calendar year will continue the growth and development of our players. This national platform will also provide STATSports and ProScore to create a college recruiting opportunity every game for our prospective student athletes. The modern game demands technology and having access to data is imperative for not only player development but also our coaching staff. The performance analysis from STATSports and ProScore will provide our players and coaches with valuable information to enhance training sessions, individual development plans, curriculum and our club’s game model. We look forward to working together with USYS to create a national competitive platform to grow the game of soccer in the United States.”
Brian Grazier, Technical Director PDA Hibernian

REAL COLORADO (Elite 64 – Boys)
“Real Colorado is excited about the opportunity to deepen and improve the player pathway offered to our players interested and capable of competing in a national platform. The roster flexibility offered by USYS National League Elite 64 is an exciting direction permitting the club the ability to manage the development of our players and supporting each player’s individual journey along the way.”
Lorne Donaldson, Executive Director of Coaching

RUSH SELECT SOUTH (Elite 64 – Boys)
“Rush Soccer is extremely excited to participate in the newly formed Elite 64. The platform’s flexibility in connecting leagues allows for a model to truly serve our players first. The formation of Rush Select South will allow us to further develop the proven model within our Select Program and expand opportunities for our players. Partnering with STATSports and ProScore will provide players and coaches added development opportunities through much-needed performance analysis and give scouts additional access to all our players. All this combined will help Rush Select South bring top players and coaches together while helping Rush Soccer continue to develop high level players across our network.”
Michael Ritch, Executive Director

STA (Elite 64 – Boys)
“To be part of the Elite 64 league is a great opportunity for our STA boys’ program. It allows us to continue to extend the opportunities for our membership, providing our players the highest level of national competition against like-minded clubs. Being part of Elite 64 and playing alongside other elite clubs from across the country will also provide valuable extra exposure as part of their recruitment processes. Every day our players are challenged to get better and the opportunity to demonstrate their talents on this stage is something they will relish. We look forward to the experiences this venture with US Youth Soccer and Elite 64 will bring.”
Shane Bullock, Executive Director

Our goal is to continue to develop all of our players and their respective teams with an improved player development model and pathway during the new Fall 2022 – Spring 23 season after the tryouts.

Your player’s coach both as a volunteer and paid licensed and certified coach is part of our team and will continue to be part of our soccer club and community. The new partnership is aware that our responsibility as a youth club is to provide more support and resources to each coach so that our players and parents experience is even better.

We plan to have most of our current coaching team to continue to lead their assigned teams for the upcoming season unless there is a conflict with their schedule and/or another opportunity they prefer to pursue in the club which we may consider and appoint a new coach as a result.

Uniforms are set to change for the Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 season and we plan to keep the new and upcoming kits for 2-year period as that is the cycle suggested by the manufacturers.

Our new uniform/player kit brand will be Nike.

Pricing will be very comparable to our current brand of uniforms/player kits as we plan to add more value to the assortment of products that our players currently receive.

No. We will be using Soccer Village as our vendor for our families to order their new season uniforms/player kits.

Soccer Village will provide sample sizes during tryouts for the new uniforms/player kits so that you can order the correct sizing for your player.

Click here to view the Soccer Village website.

Fees will be an all-inclusive model that will cover all expenses (except uniform and personal travel).

No separate club fees and team dues.

Families will have an improved payment plan option of 8 installments with an initial deposit.

Financial Aid and Scholarships will still be available to our families. More information will be added to the website once tryouts have concluded.

Teams will continue to train at the same locations. A big part of this partnership is to work with the city and other independent locations to improve and invest in facilities to create a better training and playing environment.

Kings Hammer is one of the most recognizable privately held clubs in the Midwest.

Founded in 1993 in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

2 US Youth National titles, 2 runners-up, 4 US Youth Region 2 Champs, 42 OH State Cups, 25 KY State Cups.

In 2020, they added a U23 team in the Ohio Valley Premier League, winning the league’s inaugural season in the Fall of 2020.

In 2021, they joined USL League Two, the pre-professional division of the USL in the US and adding a USL-W team for the 2022 season.

Kings Hammer is backed by Corporex, a privately held investment company with broad holdings throughout the United States. CPX creates investment opportunities for their capital partners through traditional real estate assets as well as an ever-broadening array of other opportunistic investments including Commonwealth Hotels, Kings Hammer Soccer LLC, Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club and Five Seasons Family Sports Clubs. Their ability to create exceptional value through these investments is rooted in their 56-year history as a BUILDER. Why Kings Hammer?

A Complete Pathway to support an all-inclusive player development

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  • Pathway will start with grassroots and premier program for the 2022/23 season
  • All-inclusive pay structure with flexible and affordable payment plans that covers all costs. 

No additional team fees (uniform/player kits & personal travel are not included)

  • Additional showcases and ID platforms through KH events & network
  • Unique travel and network opportunities through KH and its partners
  • Increased scholarship support through club and local foundation
  • Affordable uniform costs with better assortment through Nike and SV partnership
  • Play Metrics operations & comm. Platform connects the entire club
  • Techne training app – Supporting self-improvement at home
  • Sports Recruits (College recruitment platform and support)
  • College recruitment seminar
  • Player/Parent Education through KH Education Division
  • Kings Hammer Speaker Series – Platform created to present relevant youth soccer information. National and International guest speakers
  • Use of camera & technology for further development opportunities
  • Kings Hammer Goalkeeper Union for specialized training

Our goal is to make Kings Hammer Murfreesboro SC one of the most successful regional youth soccer clubs that focuses on player development with the proper core values. We plan to recruit and retain all coaches that will enable us to achieve our player development pathway for our players in the long run.

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro will continue to offer all levels of appropriate aged training for all level players. Click here to see our new and improved player development pathway.

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro will continue to offer programs all year round.

Full details of all programming will be released in May 2022.

Yes, the logo and the name will change to represent the new King Hammer Murfreesboro.

We will be combining local, regional, and possibly national sponsorships to generate the resources and scale up the opportunities for our Murfreesboro area players and teams. The benefit of our partnerships has impacted our families far beyond just sponsorships.


Technically, No. The Board of Director of MSC have agreed unanimously to sign a 6-year Partnership Agreement to outsource the management of the club to Kings Hammer to elevate the services we are currently and increase the opportunities to have a bigger economic impact to our community with this partnership.

Kings Hammer provides professional player development, great customer service, and offers an inclusive approach to youth soccer.  Kings Hammer Murfreesboro SC will elevate the scale of a community club with access to the highest-level opportunities for players to reach their fullest potential. Throughout the tiered system of development, players and coaches will be able to develop in the appropriate tiered programming, network and expertise provided by Kings Hammer Soccer Club.

Our Recreational Program, which will be branded as our Grassroots Program will continue to play their games at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex under the umbrella of Kings Hammer Murfreesboro SC with more support and resources for both players, parents and volunteer coaches of the program.

Our Academy and Select Program, which will be branded as our Premier Program will continue to train and play their games at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex as well as other locations they currently travel as part of their JDL and TSL games schedule versus other TSSA member organizations and youth soccer clubs.

Our future Premier Program teams will also continue to travel and attend tournaments within the state of TN and possibly other states based on their specific development need and skill level as a team.

No. However Kings Hammer Murfreesboro SC will have an improved structured player development model and a pathway that can support each individual player to play at different levels and assist players achieve their specific goals.

No. Kings Hammer have strong program representation in both States and their players play in their respective locations. The newly formed King Hammer Murfreesboro SC player will continue to play their JDL and TSL games in our area against other TSSA member organizations as scheduled by our state.

Premier Program teams may eventually travel to tournaments in Kentucky and Ohio as a result our partnership with Kings Hammer and vice versa.

As the club grows, we may potentially combine top players from each location to create regional development teams to compete at higher caliber events, showcases to create additional opportunities our players. 

That is our overarching goal and plan. However, it will take some time until we can have teams that can compete in higher level platforms. As Kings Hammer Murfreesboro, we’ve already started working towards a strategic development plan to prepare our club to be part of these leagues and compete at the highest level possible in a short amount of time.