October Newsletter 2023

Welcome to the Kings Hammer Murfreesboro October Newsletter! This edition features the Sideline Behavior Project, Spring Recreational Registration Open, Chevy Test Drive, Continuing Education, Strikers Cup, KHM at NSC, On to State, Fan Wear, 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.

Sideline Behavior Project

Setting a good example of how fans and parents should behave on the sidelines. Join us and Tennessee State Soccer Association this October in completing The Sideline Project behavior course. Don’t forget, there are prizes drawn each Friday for those who complete their registration. Click here to learn more.

Congrats to all who have won over the last month, we will have 1 more BIG drawing this Friday (October 27th) for 4 Playoff tickets for when NSC takes on Orlando City!

Spring Recreational Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2024 Spring Recreational Season! Little Strikers, TOPSoccer and the Youth Rec League registration is open now.  The deadline to register is February 8th and a $50 late fee will begin on January 24th for the Youth Rec League. Click the links below for more information and to register:

Chevy Test Drive with KHM

Drop by the Kings Hammer Murfreesboro office on Thursday, November 2nd from 3-5pm to test drive the latest Chevy Model, courtesy of our friends at Chevrolet Buick GMC of Murfreesboro. Enjoy light refreshments and hang out with our Executive Director, Coach Turkish!

This fun and FREE event is a great opportunity to help support our club, with a donation coming back to the club from Chevy Buick GMC of Murfreesboro for each completed test drive. We can’t wait to see you there!

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Office: 2690 Memorial Blvd, Suite C-4 Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Continuing Education

Congratulations to Kings Hammer Murfreesboro coach, Nick Odette, on receiving his U.S. Soccer National D Coaching License. We’re proud of all the hard work you have put in, Nick. We know your team appreciates it too!

Strikers Cup

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro hosted our second annual Strikers Cup the weekend of October 13-15 at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. This year we hosted over 170 teams over the 3 day event with teams traveling from 7 different states. We were treated to some great weather (except for a little rain on Sunday!), great games, and very competitive championship matches.

If you weren’t able to purchase event merchandise on site during the event, it’s not too late to purchase. You can visit our online store and have your event merchandise shipped to you. Click here to order online now!

Thank you to all participating teams, coaches, referees, volunteers and staff for making the event such a success! Without our Kings Hammer Murfreesboro families who volunteered many hours, we can’t host these great events! We will wrap up our 2022 Events with the Champions Showcase in December and then turn our attention to our two spring events in April and May.

We look forward to hosting 3 more great events for the 2023/2024 Season!

Champions Showcase: December 8-10, 2023
Bash in Boro: April 12-14, 2024
Orion Cup: May 10-12, 2024

We would also like to send a special ‘Thank You’ to our event partners:

Strikers Cup Champions & Finalists

Congratulations to all our Champions and Finalists at our Strikers Cup Tournament this past weekend. We are proud of how great everyone represented Kings Hammer. Great job, all!

You will be Missed, John Boatner

It is with sadness we share that Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Grassroots coach John Boatner passed away last week. John was a beloved father and coach that will be missed dearly.


Thanks Nashville Soccer Club and Chevy of Murfreesboro, We had a great time participating in walkouts. We can’t wait to do it again sometime soon!

On to State!

Congrats to all our teams who made it to State Cup! This is a huge accomplishment for our teams, and we can’t wait to compete for the title in November!

  • KHM 13G Premier 1
  • KHM 13B Premier 1
  • KHM 12G Premier 1
  • KHM 12B Premier 1
  • KHM 09B Premier 2

KHM at MTSU Women’s Soccer

We are excited to join our friends from Blue Raider Soccer, this Friday for Kings Hammer Night. Join us for on-field opportunities and watch the ladies take on Florida International.

October Education: Car Ride Conversations

In last month’s Club Newsletter, we talked about ways to help your child regain or build confidence.  One of the suggested actions was communicating with them to provide a space for them to express their fears and doubts.  This month we continue to focus on our communications with our athletes by looking at our conversations during the car ride to, or from, their practices and games.
*Please note – this article is intended to address normal pre and post activity situations.  If a youth athlete exhibits unhealthy, unsafe, or aggressive behavior before, during, or after a game or practice it should be dealt with by the parent in a more direct and immediate fashion.

Every Athlete is Different

Before diving into the Pre and Post conversations it is important to keep in mind that every athlete is different, even within the same family. Knowing your athlete is an important part of the communication process. Is your child self-motivated, focused, lazy, competitive, intimidated, aggressive? All of these will dictate how much of a pre-game pep talk they need or want. Some kids rise to the occasion every game or practice and don’t need a reminder to focus. Others need a gentle push. Still others will resist any suggestions parents give them on the way to a game. So, choose wisely.

Things you MAY want to talk about on the way to the game or practice

  • THEY LEAD – Let them guide the conversation, both content and timing
  • PLAYER’S VISION – get their view, or thoughts, on what they think will happen at the practice or game.  Ask them to name three ways they can support their team and teammates during the activity.
  • TALK ABOUT GOALS – As previously stated in prior newsletters, setting goals prior to games or practices can help players establish a focus.  Be sure that these are process-based and under the control of the athlete.  Goals, assists, saves, shutouts, and wins ARE NOT under the control of the athlete. Trying a new move, performing a tactic that the coach has worked on, effort, attitude, teamwork, etc. are process related and controllable.
  • POSITIVE MESSAGES – stay away from coaching them but provide supportive messages that reinforce
    • It is OK to be nervous, use that ENERGY
    • Express yourself-in talk and in action
    • Take risks and challenge yourself
    • Mistakes are going to happen, it will be OK
    • Listen to your coach

Click here to read the full article.

GK Union Save of the Month

Congratulations to Landon B from KHA1 Cincinnati South B12 & Adeline M from KHA1 Cincinnati North G13 for being named the September 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.
Monthly winners will be posted on the Kings Hammer social pages and on the GK Union page.

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Fan Wear

Stay warm on the sidelines! Purchase Kings Hammer Murfreesboro merchandise today. Check out what we’ve got stocked now: Kings Hammer Shop


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.

Content Feedback Survey

We want to hear from you! Please take a minute to complete a quick Content Feedback Survey with 9 questions. Your answers will help as we start creating content for the 2023 Season!

Click here to take the survey now

Past Newsletters

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.