Kings Hammer Soccer Club Partners with Murfreesboro Soccer Club

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Murfreesboro, TN (April 19th, 2022) Kings Hammer Soccer Club, one of the largest youth soccer programs in the Midwest, announced today that it is partnering with Murfreesboro Soccer Club to create a new entity, Kings Hammer Murfreesboro. The new club will offer appropriate programs to service the Murfreesboro and Greater Nashville area. Being able to offer these new programs will allow Kings Hammer Murfreesboro to create a true development pathway which provides all current and future players with age-appropriate soccer learning opportunities.

Kings Hammer Soccer Club and Murfreesboro Soccer Club have a rich history in developing both players and teams who have competed at a state, regional and national level.

Over the last decade, Kings Hammer Soccer Club, which was founded in the Greater Cincinnati area, has become one of the most recognizable youth soccer clubs in the Midwest Region of the United States. Fostering the growth and development of its players, coaches, and staff members, have always been of paramount importance as the club has evolved. Kings Hammer Soccer Club operates and manages each program to better serve the players and parents. Player centered approach, partnered with great customer service to parents, has allowed Kings Hammer Soccer Club to create an environment that promotes development, transparency, and the pursuit of excellence.

Murfreesboro Soccer Club was formed in 1977 in Rutherford County, Tennessee and was devoted to promoting the game of soccer by serving the residents of Murfreesboro and surrounding cities. MSC’s goal was to create a sense of community on and off the soccer pitch while supporting all young athletes. MSC has always understood that winning should not be the primary focus at the younger ages and what really matters is the skill and technical development of the individual. Building on this focus with quality coaches and trainers has allowed the Club to have many success stories and become one of the top clubs in the middle Tennessee area.

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro will offer the following programs for the 2022-2023 season:

Kings Hammer Little Strikers (Ages 3U-4U) is a program offered for new and beginner players as an introduction to the game of soccer. Using soccer as a tool to help kids reach various physical and cognitive development milestones, the program also promotes self-confidence and fosters the love of the game. Led by KH Murfreesboro staff, each session is held at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

Kings Hammer Grassroots/Recreation (5U-19U) is a community program offered to all interested youth players (ages 3U to 19U) as an introduction to the game of soccer to play soccer at a less challenging and competitive level. This program is entirely coached by parent and community volunteers and supported by our staff coaches. The Grassroots Program also offers an Adult Rec league for players over the age 19 with 2 divisions.

Kings Hammer Premier Program (Ages 7U-19U) is designed to provide players with the opportunity to train and prepare for the journey to the Kings Hammer Academy Program. This program is designed to offer an opportunity for competitive players for them to play soccer at a more challenging environment, while placing an emphasis on learning and development.

Tryouts for the Premier Program are on May 16th – 20th  for 7U-12U age groups and on May 31st – June 3rd for 13U-19U age groups with the season kicking off in August 2022.

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro will also offer the TOPS Program, which is a free Outreach Program for kids with special needs.

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro leadership will manage each program within the club while elevating its current programs to better serve the players and parents. Leading these initiatives are some of the best in the soccer community. Coach Turkish (Serkan Örsan) will be the Executive Director for Kings Hammer Murfreesboro and will manage all staff and coaches.

“This partnership has been in the works for some time.  Being able to announce this today is something very special for Kings Hammer and Murfreesboro Soccer Club. I would like to thank Coach Turkish, Brian Yocum and the MSC Board for believing in the vision and providing the commitment to evolve their soccer programs and events. I would also like to thank all the leadership associated with the City of Murfreesboro for their full support. Kings Hammer Murfreesboro will be a fantastic option for all youth soccer players in the middle Tennessee area. We also look forward to bringing high level tournaments to the area that will broadly impact the community,” Kevin McCloskey, COO Kings Hammer.

“We are very proud of our club’s achievements and developments over the past two years. We have worked very hard to make sure Murfreesboro Soccer Club has remained focused on player development and strong community ties, two of our main core values. I’m thrilled and honored that this has been recognized by a club as successful and respected as Kings Hammer and we look forward to a strong partnership with them which will help to provide more resources and opportunities for our players here in Murfreesboro and the middle TN area.” Coach Turkish (Serkan Örsan), Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Executive Director.

“With a 45-year history serving the Murfreesboro soccer community, it would take a partner with similar core values and an opportunity to provide added benefits to our current and future members.  I and the entire Board of Directors, believe we have found this partner in Kings Hammer to take soccer at MSC to the next level, enabling us to offer a complete pathway for our current members and others in our community here in Murfreesboro and the larger middle TN area,” Brian Yochum, Murfreesboro SC President.

“The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department congratulates Murfreesboro Soccer Club on their new partnership with Kings Hammer. This collaboration reinforces our vision of making Murfreesboro a premier destination for soccer development and competition,” Nate Williams, Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Director.

“Murfreesboro Soccer Club has been a long-time partner in our city. The partnership with Kings Hammer will further the city’s philosophy of keeping kids active and teaching life skills for their future success.  We will continue to partner with MSC and Kings Hammer and are excited to have them be part of our community. The bar is set high at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex, and I have no doubt Kings Hammer will raise that bar even higher!” Shane McFarland, Mayor City of Murfreesboro.

Stay tuned for more exciting news from Kings Hammer Murfreesboro!

For more information on Kings Hammer Murfreesboro click here!


About Kings Hammer

Kings Hammer Soccer Club, founded in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, has become one of the most recognizable youth soccer clubs in the Midwest Region of the United States.

The club provides appropriate training of soccer at every level. Players, coaches, staff, parents contribute directly to the positive environment at Kings Hammer Soccer Club. From developing collegiate, professional, and national team level athletes to providing all players the opportunity to love the game, the development structure services all skill levels.

For more information, visit KingsHammer.com.

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

Grassroots-Premier-Academy-Professional Development

  • 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.