August Newsletter 2022

Welcome to the Kings Hammer Murfreesboro August Newsletter! This edition features the Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year Award, Fall Grassroots Programming, Grassroots Coaches for Community Event, Welcome to our New Directors, Coach & Team Achievements, Fanwear, and more! If you have a player, coach, or team to be highlighted in future newsletters, please send photos and stories to claire@kingshammer.com. Each newsletter will be posted on our website as well as our social pages.

Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year Award

Kings Hammer is excited to announce the Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year Award!  Aubrey is a Kings Hammer Alum and the goalkeeper for Washington Spirit and the US Women’s National Team. The Award will be hand selected by Aubrey in May, at the conclusion of the 2022/2023 Season to one boy and one girl. Each month a boys and girls save will be chosen that will then be entered into the Save of the Year finals. Post your best saves in the Kings Hammer GK Union Facebook group or share on Twitter using the hashtag #KingsHammer. Be sure to share and you could be selected for our Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year!

Grassroots Program

Please join us in welcoming 1,170 players within the Little Strikers, Youth Rec, Adult Rec, TOPs programs to our Fall Grassroots season! The fall season will run through October 29th, where we will hold a special Halloween themed day of play! If you have not made it out to see some of these games/sessions, you are truly missing out. We are looking forward to a great season with these players!

KH Murfreesboro Grassroots Coaches for Community Event

Date: Saturday, September 24th @ Richard Siegel Soccer Complex

Details: U.S. Soccer is committed to growing the quality and quantity of trained youth coaches through affordable and accessible entry-level grassroots coach education courses. As part of this commitment, KH Murfreesboro has partnered with Tennessee State Soccer Association to launch the Coach for Community Initiative. This FREE program is focused on providing coaching education resources to help create better playing environments to increase player participation as well as retain players and coaches. Each participant in the event will also receive a FREE voucher for a U.S. Soccer Online Grassroots Coaching Coarse ($25 value) to further their education.

Grassroots coaches, be on the lookout for a link to register from Nathan!

Welcome to our New Directors

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan McBeth as our new Director of our Grassroots Program and Tre Arhagba as the new Director of Goalkeeping and Player Performance.

Nathan will oversee all aspects of the Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Grassroots Program on a full-time basis. Nathan holds a USSF D License and will be instrumental in elevating the grassroots program that we offer to Murfreesboro residents, while working closely with volunteer coaches.

Tre holds a USSF A and Grassroots Instructor License along with a GK Level 2 License from USC association. He will work closely with our premier goalkeepers and assist our coaching team to improve player performance with additional resources.

Coach Achievements

Congrats to our Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Premier Coaches Blake Moore, Paul Parkerson, and Rhett Kelton on receiving their USSF “C” License and to Kevin Hines on receiving his USSF “D” License!

Team Achievements

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro teams competed at the Liberty Cup Tournament in Birmingham, AL at the end of August. Congrats to our KHM10G Premier 1, KHM09G Premier 1, KHM09B Premier 3, and KHM10B Premier 1 teams on bringing home the Finalist and to our KHM09B Premier 1 and KHM04/05B Premier 1 teams on bringing home the Champion titles for their respective divisions.

August Education: Respecting the Game at its R.O.O.T.S.

Each month during the 2022 fall season we will focus on R.O.O.T.S- Rules, Opponent, Officials, Teammates, and Self, as outlined by The Positive Coaching Alliance. We will highlight the value of RESPECT for each area. This month we will explore the RULES.

Know the Laws of the Game-

How well do you know the rules (or more correctly, the Laws) of the game?

One of the leading causes of stress, confusion, anger, and angst during soccer games (youth through professional) is the misunderstanding, misapplication, and misconceptions around the rules of the game. Here are five of the leading culprits when it comes to problem causing Laws in soccer:

  1. Offside (note-not Offsides)
  2. Ball out of play
  3. Handling (note-not Handball)
  4. Advantage
  5. Direct vs. Indirect

Click here to read the full story and get more details on these 5 Laws of the Game.

Ready to TEST your knowledge?  Soccer America has put together a Rules Quiz

KHM at Nashville SC

We hope you can come out and support the Nashville Soccer Club and our players that will be escorting the NSC players onto the field Saturday, September 3rd @ 7:30 PM. Click here to purchase tickets now!

KHM Night at MTSU

Come out and support KHM and the MTSU Women’s Soccer team on September 22nd. Special events and recognition for KHM players.

Be on the lookout for more information from your PA’s (Parent Assistants).

Admission is always free!

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Fanwear

Gear up for the fall and shop Kings Hammer Murfreesboro! Lots of new items, including hoodies, tees, hats, scarves, stickers plus more on the way. Spend over $100 and shipping is on us—just enter code FREESHIP22 at checkout. Click here to check out what’s new in the Kings Hammer Shop now!


Interested in Becoming a Referee?

The next referee training course will be October 23rd in Franklin.

For more information, please visit https://www.tnsoccer.org/referee

Events Schedule

  • September 3rd: KHM at NSC game, 7:30 pm
  • September 10th: Grassroots Photo Day 1
  • September 17th: Grassroots Photo Day 2
  • September 22nd: KHM night at MTSU game
  • September 24th: Coach for Community Event
  • October 14th – 16th: Strikers Cup
  • October 29th: Grassroots Season End Celebration – a Halloween Event
  • December 9th – 11th: Champions Showcase
  • April 14th – 16th: Bash in the Boro
  • May 5th: 3rd Annual Clash of the Titans – A Coaches Game FUNdraiser
  • May 12th – 14th: Orion Cup

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.