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!
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.