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Kings Hammer Hosts Special Olympics Tournament

On Sunday, September 28th, Kings Hammer Soccer Club partnered with the Special Olympics organizations from Ohio and Kentucky to host the Special Olympics Regional Soccer Tournament. This year marked the 19th year Kings Hammer (Hammer FC initially) has hosted the event dating back to 1995.  The day was perfect- the athletes were fantastic and full of smiles all day, the volunteers were outstanding, and the weather was beautiful.  Kings Hammer not only hosted the event but also gave a donation to the Special Olympics as they do each year (photo). Kings Hammer would like to give a special "thank you" to Mollie Ritter for serving as the event coordinator for the last several years.  We would also like to thank Janet Smith and Mark Skaggs from the Special Olympics Ohio and Kentucky Chapters to allow Kings Hammer to host this great event. Last but not least, we had over 100 volunteers sign up to help out with the event.  The effort and enthusiasm from players, parents, coaches, and all involved was wonderful to see.  We look forward to hosting another Special Olympics event in May of 2015!!

(Photo by Kevin Lamb)

Kings Hammer Hosts Special Olympics Tournament

On Sunday, September 28th, Kings Hammer Soccer Club partnered with the Special Olympics organizations from Ohio and Kentucky to host the Special Olympics Regional Soccer Tournament. This year marked the 19th year Kings Hammer (Hammer FC initially) has hosted the event dating back to 1995.  The day was perfect- the athletes were fantastic and full of smiles all day, the volunteers were outstanding, and the weather was beautiful.  Kings Hammer not only hosted the event but also gave a donation to the Special Olympics as they do each year (photo). Kings Hammer would like to give a special "thank you" to Mollie Ritter for serving as the event coordinator for the last several years.  We would also like to thank Janet Smith and Mark Skaggs from the Special Olympics Ohio and Kentucky Chapters to allow Kings Hammer to host this great event. Last but not least, we had over 100 volunteers sign up to help out with the event.  The effort and enthusiasm from players, parents, coaches, and all involved was wonderful to see.  We look forward to hosting another Special Olympics event in May of 2015!!

(Photo by Kevin Lamb)

Supplemental Tryouts

Looking to take your game to the next level?

Kings Hammer Soccer Club is designed to develop players to their fullest potential by providing the highest level of training and programming in Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky.

  • Kings Hammer SC has a long history of success including winning a National Championship, several Regional Championships and many State Championships.
  • Hundreds of Kings Hammer SC players have gone on to play NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA soccer.
  • Kings Hammer SC also has a long history of coaches and players being chosen to participate in the Olympic Development Program.

Kings Hammer Soccer Club is holding supplemental tryouts:

U8-U14 Central/ East Boys & Girls- October 27th-30th
U15-U18 Central/East Boys & Girls- November 3rd-7th
U11-U18 Academy Boys & Girls- November 3rd-7th

Contact the appropriate Director with questions and to attend:

U7-U9 Boys & Girls: Russell Lewis- russell@kingshammer.com
U10-U12 Girls: Damion Blackburn- damion@kingshammer.com
U10-U12 Boys: Ryan Handbury- ryan@kingshammer.com
U13-U18 Central Girls: Chris Black- chris@kingshammer.com
U13-U18 East Girls: Clay Revis- clay@kingshammer.com
U13-U18 Boys: Kevin McCloskey- kevin@kingshammer.com
U11-U18 Academy Girls: Tiffany Roberts- tiffany@kingshammer.com
U11-U18 Academy Boys: Dave McIver- dave@kingshammer.com

Maouloune Goumballe was selected by US Soccer to attend the US Soccer Training Center

Kings Hammer Academy's Maoulounne Goumballe, who plays for the KHA 14 Boys Red, was selected by US Soccer to attend the US Soccer Training Center on Wednesday September 17th at the Columbus Crew training facility in Columbus, OH. US Soccer Training Centers provide players with an opportunity to play in front of National team scouts. There were around 40 boys in the 2001 age group who were invited to attend from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan and other parts of Ohio. Maouloune very much enjoyed the experience and competition and now has the opportunity to be invited into future training centers. This is great recognition for Maouloune as well as the Kings Hammer program!

Lauren Deckert and Cayla Coleman have been selected for the U.S. Youth Futsal National Team!

Congratulations to Lauren Deckert and Cayla Coleman for being selected for the U.S. Youth Futsal National Team!

The U14 and U16 U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams will participate in an international tournament or series of matches at the end of December 2014. Details are still being finalized on the exact dates. The U12 U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams will participate in an event at a later date, expected to be Winter or Spring 2015. 

Lauren and Cayla are 2 of only 84 players selected for the first ever Youth National Teams! Good Luck girls!

Kings Hammer and NSCAA Partner!

We are pleased to announce that the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Kings Hammer Soccer Club are entering into a Member Club partnership to offer the club's coaches a variety of benefits provided by the NSCAA!

 

"Kings Hammer Soccer Club is excited to partner with the NSCAA through the Member Club Program," said Dave McIver, Men's Executive Director. "This will provide our coaches and staff additional access to educational opportunities as well as other benefits that will positively impact the club. We are looking forward to working with the NSCAA and the Member Club Program."

Kings Hammer coaches will receive a $15.00 discount on individual membership with the NSCAA.  Individual membership benefits include:

  • Subscription to the Soccer Journal, the official publication of the NSCAA which includes session plans, articles, and interviews

It is easy to renew or sign up for individual membership; all you have to do is click here and use the promo code HAMMER2014 to receive your discount!
 

Kings Hammer coaches will also receive a 10% discount on any NSCAA event registration.  This includes the 2014 Summer Symposium and the 2015 NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, PA.  

Summer Symposium Promo Code: MCSS2014

Promo Code: HAMMER2014

Join or Renew Now!

Kings Hammer coaches will also have access to a club session template provided by Academy Soccer Coach.  This template allows you to create drills for your practices and coaching activities.  To utilize this template, please contact your Member Club representative Dave McIver for the login information.

 

If you have any questions regarding the NSCAA or NSCAA individual membership please contact Andrew McGinnis at (913) 362-1747 Ext: 1029 or amcginnis@nscaa.com

Kings Hammer Academy Staff Member Named KY Youth Soccer Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Kings Hammer Boys U13-18 DOC and Kings Hammer Academy Coach Kevin McCloskey on being named the 2014 Kentucky Youth Soccer Boys Select Coach of the Year as recently announced by Kentucky Youth Soccer. Kevin will receive his award on Saturday August 2nd at the annual KYSA Awards Luncheon at the Mariott Griffin Gate in Lexington, KY.

 

http://www.kysoccer.net/programs/awards/

 

Kevin has been a coach and Director with Kings SA and now Kings Hammer for the last 5 years.  This past year, Kevin coached the U14 KHA Red boys team who participated in the US Youth Soccer National League and the Midwest Regional League Premier I Division.  The U14's were finalist in the KY State Open Cup after winning the Championship as U13's under Kevin's leadership.  In addition to the U14's, Kevin also coached the U16 KHA Red boys team who finally captured the KY State Open Cup Championship this year after knocking on the door the last 2 years.  The U16's also won their flight at the prestigious Disney Showcase in December and won the top flight of the OE Showcase in February beating two National League teams along the way. Kevin is very deserving of this honor as he puts a great deal of time, effort, and energy into both his coaching role and Director role. Congratulations Kevin!

Kings Hammer featured in Cincinnati.com

Kings Hammer soccer winning at regional, national stage

James Weber, jweber@communitypress.com 1:21pm EDT July 1, 2014

 

As director of women's soccer coaching at Kings Hammer Academy, which is based in Wilder, Tiffany Roberts and her fellow coaches have had a busy time of late.

Five teams competed in the recent U.S. Youth Soccer Region II championships in Beavercreek, Ohio. Roberts is listed as head coach of three of them, but she and her staff help with every team. One of them, the U17 girls team, advanced to the national championships to occur in late July in Washington, D.C.

"I see them every week," she said. "I see all of our groups at least once a week and I see as many of their games as I can. We have a great group of directors and coaches in the program. We do everything we can to be creative and stay sharp. I'm good on the defensive side and others are good at attacking."

The U17 team, coached by Jon Pickup, won games by scores of 13-0 and 5-0 in the regional tourney before losing 4-0 to a team from Iowa. The U17 squad has one of Northern Kentucky's top incoming seniors in Lauren Nemeroff (Dixie Heights) and many of Cincinnati's top players, including a good number from Oak Hills High School.

Having finished runners-up the last two years, the GU17's hope to win their first national championship in 2014. Despite not advancing from the Beavercreek tournament, the U17 team qualified by winning league play.

"They've gone the last three years," Roberts said. "Hopefully this is the year we finish first. All our teams are doing pretty well."
This includes Roberts' U16 girls, who reached the regional semifinals after outscoring opponents 11-3 in three group-stage games. They're the first Kings Hammer team to advance that far in about six years, Roberts said.
"It's been great for those teams, good competition," she said. "All but one had a chance to go through on the final day. Most of our teams go to regionals, we can't get past the group. We're usually in a group of death in that region. They all did pretty well."

Roberts also coached the U18 team that went 2-1 in group play in Beavercreek but did not advance to the playoffs. Her U14 girls had a loss and two ties in the tourney, and the U15 team, coached by Chris Black, went 1-1-1.

The five girls teams combined for three division titles in their main Premier League, and three championships in the Ohio State South Cup.

The U13 and U16 boys teams also won Ohio state championships. Kings Hammer Academy boys U13 and U16 Red teams captured State Cup championships in Ohio and Kentucky respectively.

Roberts was formerly an assistant coach at the University of Cincinnati. She played for Santa Clara, where she was an all-conference pick, helping the school to the NCAA Tournament all four of her seasons, including the 2004 national semifinals. She joined Kings Hammer while getting her Master's Degree at Xavier University.
"The sport is obviously growing, for sure. It's been interesting to watch," she said. "There is a lot of talent in this city. Kids are wanting to learn. We have a great group of parents and kids in the club."

This is obviously a fun time for anyone involved in soccer. Roberts picked Argentina to win the World Cup and is enjoying the whole tournament.
"I enjoy watching the games. It's been good for the U.S. and everyone else," she said. "Our kids are talking about it a lot and it's great competition."

Rosters:

The following are the rosters and committments of the team that went further than any KHA team has at regionals in six years and the team heading to nationals, as reported by the usyouthsoccer.org website.

KHA GU16 Red - Mary Alf (University of Cincinnati), Alexandra Carrier (University of Illinois, Champaign), Peighton Cook, Jessica DeJesus, Meredith Glover, Elizabeth Greenwell (University of Cincinnati), Haley Jordahl, Ashley Justice, Melanie Langan, Jamiera Lunsford, Caroline Mink (University of Dayton), Haley Moses, Carly Noel, Alexandra Powell, Anna Richards, Victoria Scheu, Michelle Washburn (Morehead State University) and Camille Williams.

KHA GU17 Red - Payton Atkins (University of Kentucky), Madison Baumgardner (Wake Forest University), Hanna Beck, Haley Best (Morehead State University verbal), Patrice Dipasquale, Bayley Feist (Wake Forest), Sydney Goins (University of Cincinnati), Taylor Greene (Northern Kentucky University), Sydney Kilgore (Indiana University, Bloomington), Makenna Lavatori (Morehead State), Brittany Mahoney (Kent State), Kristy McCullah, Katie Murray (University of Illinois, Champaign), Lauren Nemeroff (University of Kentucky), Kelly Polacek (Indiana State), Lauren Rice (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Maria Schriebeis (Winthrop) and Sarah Seedhouse (Morehead State).

Applications now being accepted for the 2014 adidas Blue Chip Invitational

 

 

The Application Process is now OPEN!
Only Premier level teams should apply.
Application deadline is September 22nd

 

 

The Blue Chip Invitational was designed to be a club-friendly event and an extension of our nationally recognized adidas Blue Chip College Showcase. We designed this tournament to meet very specfic goals in player and club development. Here are just some of the highlights...

  • 72 Team Maximum (Highest level teams only)
  • U8 through U13 Boys & Girls
    • Premier level of play only
    • Three(3) game minimum with a final
  • All referees will be certified, experienced adult referees
  • GotSoccer scheduler to avoid coaching conflicts
  • We will be accepting international applications

Girls: October 18th and 19th
Boys: October 25th and 26th

Fees:
  • U8 / U9 - $425
  • U10 / U11 / U12 (8v8) - $475 
  • U12 (11 v 11) / U13 - $575

 

Click here to apply

 
Congrats Grads!

Congratulations to our Class of 2014 graduates who have committed to continue to play the beautiful game in college.  In total, 50 Kings Hammer SC players have committed.  This is the largest number of 2014 graduate College Commitments of any club in the Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky area. As a club, we are proud of the hard work and dedication these students athletes have put into both their academic and athletic interests over the many years.  We are so proud of you!

Abby Weigel- University of Dayton
Addie Englehart- Wright State University
Alexis Burdick- University of Toledo
Alexis Kiehl- University of Dayton
Austin Blair- Ohio Dominican University 
Ben Tierney- Franklin College
Brycen Evans- College of Mount St. Joseph
Chloe Hassett- Anderson University
Chris Garbig- Ohio Northern University
Cole Davis- Roberts- Earlham College
Colten Tepe- Ohio Northern University
Colton Farmer- Spalding University
Connor Couchot- Endicott College
Connor Spivey- College of Mount St Joseph
Courtney Poynter – Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
Ellie New- Transylvania University 
Emily Barcheski – Southern Indiana University
Emily Hascher- Eureka College
Gabby Brokamp- University of Alabama- Birmingham
Grant Miller- Tiffin University
Isaiah Chapman- Cincinnati State 
Jasmine Cahill- College of Mount St. Joseph
Kaitlyn Armentrout – Thomas More College
Kaitlynn Kiehl- University of Dayton
Katie Grunder- Auburn University
Kelly Hinkle- Charleston Southern University
Kevin Carroll- Transylvania University
Kip Barnes- Master's College (CA)
Mackenzie Goyert- Dominican University
Madeline Drexelius- Indiana University
Madeline Tierney- Xavier University
Mallory Guess  - Franklin College
Marisa Lavatori- Charleston Southern University
Matt De Jesus- Carnegie Mellon University
Meredith Schertzinger- University of Alabama- Birmingham
Mia Schrebeis- Winthrop University
Michael Huber- College of Mount St Joseph
Morgan Terry- University of Alabama- Birmingham
Olivia Weber- College of Mount St. Joseph
Paige Gloster- University of Rochester
Ryan Asbury- Baldwin Wallace University
Sam Mattlin- Ball State University
Sarah Seedhouse- Morehead State University
Savannah Carmosino- Wright State University
Sergio Vancini- Spalding University
Tanner Cox- Kentucky Christian University
Taylor Hall- Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
Tyler Klein- Cincinnati Christian University
Veronica Rosales – Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
Will Schwing- College of Mount St. Joseph
It is always nice to hear good feedback from our opponents especially respected clubs within the area:
 
"I am a parent of one of the girls on a Kolping team, and I just wanted to tell you that I have never seen better coached group of girls of that age ever. I was very impressed with your team, and I think sometimes people should be congratulated on a job well done. My daughter was so lost during the game she didn’t know which way to look. She is usually the scorer of the team and she was flat out intimidated."
 
"I want to let you know how impressed I was with your team’s passing today. Your girls passed the ball all over the field and did an excellent job finding open space without the ball. I have never seen a team at this age level pass the ball back to the defense on a kick off and I was very impressed. I preach passing and moving without the ball to my girls and they saw first hand today how passing can really make a difference. Those girls have a bright future if they continue their superb passing."
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