Welcome to the Kings Hammer Murfreesboro November Newsletter! This edition features Coed Winter Training, Spring Recreational Registration Open, 12 Days of Holiday Deals, KHM Player Signs NLI, Team Accomplishments, Chevy Test Drive Event, Coaching Opportunities Available, and more! If you have a player, coach, or team to be highlighted in future newsletters, please send photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each newsletter will be posted on our website as well as our social pages.
Coed Winter Training U5-U8
Coed Winter Training will be held January 7th-February 11th for U5(2018)-U8(2015) players at Oakland High School Indoor Facility.
- U5-U6 Indoor sessions will focus on the introduction of technique followed by small-sided games (3v3). At each session a specific technique is introduced, and players will be able to apply this technique in a game format. Sessions will be led by Mike Smith (U5 and U6 director) and Nathan McBeth (Grassroots Director).
- Only a few spots left! U7-U8 Indoor sessions will focus on technique followed by small-sided games (3v3). At each session a specific technique is introduced, and players will be able to apply this technique in a game format.
The deadline to register is January 4, 2023. For more information and to register click here.
Spring Recreational Registration Open
Registration is open for the 2023 Spring Recreational Season! Little Strikers, TOPSoccer, Youth Rec League and Adult Rec League registration is open now. The deadline to register is February 2nd and a $50 late fee will begin on January 22nd for the Youth Rec League. Click the links below for more information and to register:
- Little Strikers U3-U4: March 11th-May 6th
- TOPSoccer Ages 5-17: March 3rd-May 5th
- Youth Rec League U5-U19: February 27th-May 6th
- Adult Rec League U19+: March 9th-May 11th
12 Days of Holiday Deals are in full swing!
Hop over to our merchandise website to shop all the best Kings Hammer gifts for this holiday season. We’ve got hoodies, crewnecks, hats, blankets, and more! Stay cozy and skip the mall— have your order shipped directly to your door. Shop Gifts
KHM Player Signs with Milligan University
Congratulations to KHM G04/05 Premier 1 player Chloe Morrison on signing with Milligan University Women’s Soccer. We’re all super proud of you, Chloe!
KHM teams in Memphis
Congrats to Coach Kevin and his KHM 2013 Premier 2 boys and KHM 2014 Premier 2 boys on becoming Champions and to Coach Danial and his KHM 2013 Girls Premier 2 team for taking 2nd place at the GIT Tournament in Memphis!!!
Congrats to Coach Paul and his 2009 Premier 1 boys on taking 2nd place at the River Fest Classic last weekend!
Chevy Test Drive Event
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Chevy Youth Sports Test Drive Fundraising Opportunity. KHM was able to raise $500 by taking test drives. Special thanks to Chevy, Buick, GMC, Cadillac of Murfreesboro for providing the cars and excellent service to our members!
Coaching Opportunities Available
Come join our growing team! Kings Hammer Murfreesboro is looking for caring and enthusiastic coaches to join our organization. Click here to fill out our coaching interest form.
November Education: Honoring the Game by Respecting Our Teammates
If you have been following this series the last several months, and we hope you have, you know that we have dedicated this season to HONOR the GAME by respecting the ROOTS – Rules, Opponents, Officials, and this month, Teammates. It seems like this would be an simple and easily achieved concept, respecting those who you play alongside but unfortunately, this Is not always the case. Here are some thoughts on how parents and coaches can encourage and support this in our youth players.
Adapted from – “5 Ways To Teach Kids How To Be A Good Teammate” by Jessica Tucker
# 5-Everyone Contributes
Regardless of whether a member of the team is actively playing or sitting on the sidelines, good teammates realize that they always have a role to play and take that role seriously.
According to HR Daily Advisor, a good teammate always has something to contribute regardless of their “position” on the team. This could be cheering on members of the same team from the sidelines if not actively playing or if on the injured list. It could be assisting with a score versus trying for all the glory when on the field. The sign of good teammates is everyone pulling equal weight overall and everyone feeling respected as a result.
#4-The Score Is Not What It Is All About
Of course, every team would love to walk away with a win. But when players play well together and still end up losing, they need to recognize that the final score is not what is important. Rather, the synchronicity that the team had playing with one another is what will help them grow not only as individuals but as the team overall.
According to Basketball For Coaches, when playing team sports there are “plenty of mistakes that accumulate to decide the final score of the game.” Because of this, there is never just one particular play that made for a loss. When this is realized, the team can walk away from the loss not only having grown stronger with their gameplay but stronger as teammates as well. And this is what will build and continue to grow a “great team environment,” per the publication.
#3-Do Not Criticize Teammates Who Made Mistakes
Mistakes are going to be made by everyone who plays sports. No one, regardless of how good they are, is perfect. It is because of this that critical comments should not be made, especially when trying to cultivate a team of good teammates. There is no room for team criticism in team sports. If it is happening, it is a symptom of an unhealthy “culture” around the team, meaning that negative versus positive coaching and sportsmanship is occurring.
It is hard enough to have the opposite team call out a bad play. However, when it feels like the team is not behind the member who may not have made the best choice at the moment, all that does is serve to bring the team morale down. When this happens, there is no chance of good teammates being made and likely there is no team versus the individual mindset occurring either.
GK Union Save of the Month
So many great saves, we had to double it! Congratulations to Allison W from KHA South G12 Blue, Allie B from KH G10 ECRL, Nikola M from KHA South B11 Blue, & Gavin H from KHA South B11 Red for being named the October GK Union Saves of the Month!
Did you make an incredible save or a game-saving block? We want to see them!
Post your best saves in the Kings Hammer GK Union Facebook group or share on Twitter using the hashtag #KingsHammer. Be sure to share throughout the spring season and YOU could be selected for our Kings Hammer Save of the Month! GK Save of the Month winners will be announced the Friday of the first full week of the following month.
- 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
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