Kings Hammer Goalkeepers Union
The Kings Hammer GK Union was created to provide goalkeepers in the Cincinnati and Ohio Valley Region a preeminent goalkeeper training and educational environment. The Union will build upon the concept of a team within a team that is prevalent within the soccer ang goalkeeping communities worldwide.
- Create a support system for coaches and GKs
- Build a Supportive, Competitive environment that will foster growth & development
- Develop a pathway for ALL GKs within the Kings Hammer Family
- Development of a GK Specific Curriculum and Methodology
- Linked to our Kings Hammer Core Values, Game Model, & Playing Philosophy
Once a part of the Union, always a part of the Union
The long-term vision of the Kings Hammer GKU is to create a destination for GKs that is FUN, COOPERATIVE and COMPETITIVE and that betters all GKs who join. We want former Kings Hammer GKs to return home during the off-season from college or pro environments to train, coach our current GKs, and one day return to work within the club.
- Programs used to link all Kings Hammer Locations and Programs
- Webinars on Set-Piece Management, Communication, & other special topics
- Day Clinics on-field Special Topics
- Academy Experience Days
- GK and Team Coach Centered
- Better incorporate GKs into Team Training
- Education/Communication to reinforce topics covered in GK Training
- GK Family/Parent Centered
- Psychology of a GK
- Better understand the topics covered in GK Training
- More to come
2022 Blue Chip Showcase GK Clinics recorded by VEO. During both the girls and boys Blue Chip Showcase weekends, the Kings Hammer GK Union offers a clinic for participating goalkeepers to improve their skills and sharpen their craft! Videos of GK Clinics supplied to all registered coaches courtesy of VEO.
AUBREY KINGSBURY SAVE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Kings Hammer is excited to introduce the Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year Award! This award is an expansion of our Save of the Month Program, that began in Spring 2022. In launching this program, we have partnered with Kings Hammer alumna Aubrey (Bledsoe) Kingsbury of the Washington Spirit and USWNT!
The Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year will be awarded to one male and one female goalkeeper who is selected from the Save of the Month winners by Aubrey Kingsbury herself! The award winners will have the chance to meet Aubrey via Zoom (potentially in person if the NWSL season allows) to discuss their save and ask her some questions. Other award details to follow.
In order to be considered for Save of the Year, GKs must win a Save of Month during the 2023/2024 Season. To be considered for a Save of the Month, a GK must submit video of a save they make while competing for their Kings Hammer team. Post your best saves in the Kings Hammer GK Union Facebook group or share on Twitter (@kingshammer) or Instagram (@kingshammersc). Be sure to share and you could be selected for our Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year! Monthly winners will be posted on the Kings Hammer social pages and on the GK Union page.