Welcome to the Kings Hammer Murfreesboro September Newsletter! This edition features Serkan “Coach Turkish” Örsan Named Mid-South Executive Director, KHM at Nashville SC, KHM Club Night with MT Soccer, Grassroots Coaches for Community Event, New Community Partner, Cincy Challenge, Meet the KHM Directors Video Series, Fan Wear, 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.
Kings Hammer Announces Serkan “Coach Turkish” Örsan Mid-South Executive Director
We are very excited to announce Serkan “Coach Turkish” Örsan as Executive Director for our Kings Hammer Mid-South region. Coach Turkish is excited to take Kings Hammer Murfreesboro to the next level and continue growing the game of soccer in Middle Tennessee and beyond.
KHM at Nashville SC
What a great night Kings Hammer Murfreesboro had supporting the Nashville Soccer Club on Saturday, September 3rd. We cannot wait for the next KHM family night at Geodis Stadium to support our boys in yellow!
KHM Club Night with MT Soccer
On September 22nd, players got the opportunity to escort players and take the field for the national anthem, meet the coaches and players, act as ball kids, and more. This is such a fun opportunity for our players. Big thanks to Blue Raider Soccer for this opportunity and remember, Blue Raider Soccer games are always free to attend! Be on the lookout for future Club nights with Blue Raider Soccer.
KH Murfreesboro Grassroots Coaches for Community Event
The U.S. Soccer Federation partnered with the Tennessee State Youth Soccer Association and Kings Hammer Murfreesboro to deliver a US Soccer Coaching “Coach For Community” Event on Saturday, September 24th. The Event was a free two-hour workshop that gave coaches the opportunity to further their coaching education with a Grassroots coaching class credit. Thank you to all the coaches that attended, we hope you had a great experience.
New Community Partner
We are thrilled to announce Chevrolet Buick GMC of Murfreesboro as the Official Tournament & Event Sponsor for the 2022-23 season. Kings Hammer Murfreesboro is delighted to collaborate with such an amazing community partner. Click HERE to read the official Press Release.
Many of our premier teams traveled to Cincinnati this month for the Cincy Challenge. What a great event put on by our club up there. Congrats to the following teams on their accomplishments.
- KHM 2011B Premier 1: Champions
- KHM 2012B Premier 1: Champions
- KHM 2012B Premier 2: Finalist
- KHM 2012G Premier 1: Finalist
- KHM 2013G Premier 1: Finalist
Meet the KHM Directors Video Series
Over the fall season, we’ll be sharing features with all your favorite Kings Hammer Murfreesboro directors. Up first was KHM Grassroots Director Nathan McBeth. Check out his video below and be sure to follow our social channels to see the rest of the Directors!
September Education: Honoring the Game by Respecting our Opponent
Last month we kicked off the season long Honor the Game-Respecting the R.O.O.T.S. campaign by exploring the RULES. This month we continue to explore the ROOTS with ways to Respect our Opponents.
Aretha Franklin sang “R_E_ S_ P_ E_ C_ T, find out what it means to me.” What does it mean to us? Do you believe that someone’s actions can earn respect, tarnish your respect, or cause you to lose respect?
Tennis great Roger Federer was once quoted “I fear no one, but I respect everyone.” From the no-name first round opponent to fellow top-ranked and well-known finalists, Federer values the hard work, determination, and abilities of each opponent he faces. There is a humility and honor in his words. Do you give that kind of respect to everyone you compete against?
Here are some easy ways for players and parents to Honor the Game by showing respect to our opponents.
Easy Steps to Honoring the Game by Respecting our Opponents!
- Remember: without opponents, there would be no game at all!
- Like YOU, the other team’s players have practiced hard, want to compete and have FUN, and are looking to improve
- Play Cleanly and Fairly-never look to intentionally harm another player
- Acknowledge exceptional players or plays from the other team
- Win and Lose with Class
- The “other” team is not the enemy. Just as you are out to watch your child play soccer, so too are the opposing team’s parents out to watch their kids. The only difference between sides here is the color of the jerseys.
- Avoid making negative comments about players on the other team. Always remember that these are kids, not paid professionals. Negative comments can be hurtful to the young player as well as their family.
- Be courteous. Keep interaction with parents on the other team as healthy and positive as possible.
GK Union Save of the Month
Congratulations to Riley J from KHA South G12 Red & Brian M from KHA ECRL B09 for being named the August 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.
New Kings Hammer Fan Wear
Gear up for the fall and shop Kings Hammer! 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
- 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
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