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What will happen to my current team for the Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 season? Does our current coach stay on with my child’s team?
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.
Will we keep our current uniforms/player kits? Will they be different brand and priced higher?
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.
Will we continue to order through Gazelle Sport?
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.
Will the fees increase? Will there be Payment Plan? What about Financial Aid & Scholarships?
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.
Where will teams train/play?
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.
Who is Kings Hammer?
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.
Why Kings Hammer?
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?
What does it mean for my child? How does this benefit my child and family?
A Complete Pathway to support an all-inclusive player 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
Will we get more coaches?
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.
What will the upcoming programming look like for the Fall 2022-Spring 23 season & beyond?
Kings Hammer Murfreesboro will continue to offer programs all year round.
Full details of all programming will be released in May 2022.
Will the logo and the name change?
Yes, the logo and the name will change to represent the new King Hammer Murfreesboro.
Will we have the same sponsors as KH, or will we have our own?
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.
Is Murfreesboro Soccer Club going away?
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.
How is this better than what we have now? Why was this even considered?
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.
Will there be more travel?
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.
Are we a professional club now?
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.
Do we have to travel to Kentucky or Ohio play our games since Kings Hammer is based out of that area?
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.
Will we ever have to travel to Kentucky or Ohio?
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.
Does this mean my player will have an opportunity to play for high level programs?
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.