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Congratulations to KHA Red U16 player Sophie Gorman for a great high school season!

Congratulations to KHA Red U16 player Sophie Gorman for a great high school season!  Sophie helped her team, Archbishop McNicholas High School, to the Division II Ohio State Championship with 16 goals and 9 assists.  Along with the great season, Sophie was voted to many accomplishments for the year.  She was voted 1st team GCL Coed, GCL Coed Player of the Year, Division II 1st team Southwest Ohio, Division II Southwest Ohio Player of the Year, and 1st team All State.  Lastly, Sophie was one of two sophomores awarded the prestigious NSCAA High School All American award.  This award is given to the top high school players around the country and a great achievement! 

Also, congratulations goes out to Ben Kirkpatrick and all players in our club from Archbishop McNicholas High School on a Division II State Championship and a great season!

Sophie Gorman
Caitlyn Grooms
Claire Murray
Lauren Rice
Meghan Kehres
Sidney Schaeper
Emma Dause
Megan Hagenbarth   

Congratulations to KHA Red U16 player Sophie Gorman for a great high school season!

Congratulations to KHA Red U16 player Sophie Gorman for a great high school season!  Sophie helped her team, Archbishop McNicholas High School, to the Division II Ohio State Championship with 16 goals and 9 assists.  Along with the great season, Sophie was voted to many accomplishments for the year.  She was voted 1st team GCL Coed, GCL Coed Player of the Year, Division II 1st team Southwest Ohio, Division II Southwest Ohio Player of the Year, and 1st team All State.  Lastly, Sophie was one of two sophomores awarded the prestigious NSCAA High School All American award.  This award is given to the top high school players around the country and a great achievement! 

Also, congratulations goes out to Ben Kirkpatrick and all players in our club from Archbishop McNicholas High School on a Division II State Championship and a great season!

Sophie Gorman
Caitlyn Grooms
Claire Murray
Lauren Rice
Meghan Kehres
Sidney Schaeper
Emma Dause
Megan Hagenbarth   

Tiffany Roberts named the 2014 OSYSA Girls Competitive Coach of the Year

Congratulations to the 2014 Ohio South Youth Soccer Award winners!!
Ohio South Youth Soccer would like to thank the award winners for all the time, effort and hard work these individuals have dedicated to youth soccer.

Congratulations to Josh Koch for being named the 2014 OSYSA Boys Competitive Coach of the Year
Josh is extremely involved in the soccer local community.  He has been head coach and assistant coach for several years of the Delaware Knights MOSSL Teams.  Josh teaches his players that sportsmanship is the most important part of the game.  His players are always striving for perfection.  They are always looking for ways to improve the game, whether it is watching  other teams games, going to Columbus Crew games, or just by putting in extra practice time. Josh believes and instills in his players that you have to put your best foot forward at all times on and off the field. 

Congratulations to Tiffany Roberts for being named the 2014 OSYSA Girls Competitive Coach of the Year
Tiffany has a joy and love for the game that can't be matched.  She played throughout youth, high school and college.  Coach Roberts plays an active role in coaching, training, mentoring and guiding hundreds of youth as part of her roles as Executive Director of Coaching for the Kings Hammer Academy Girls.  One can witness during practices or games the joy she has teaching the game she loves so much.  She spends most of her energy and effort instructively teaching the game,  encouraging the kids in trying new and creative approaches and supporting them regardless of the result of the given game. 

Congratulations to Kelly Mock for being named the 2014 OSYSA Administrator of the Year
Kelly was an intern of Crew Juniors for 2 years and helped in every area possible until she finally took the West Administration role.  She has been the West Administrator  for just over a year and has done a tremendous job keeping everything organized, working with team administrators making sure they stay on top of their teams, and being personable with many parents.  Kelly has many responsibilities and is pulled any many different directions, but she is still able to manage all three jobs very well and still keep a smile on her face. 

Congratulations to Michael Kosky for being named the 2014 OSYSA Volunteer of the Year
Michael became active in youth soccer over 35 years ago.  He started out as a parent coach and referee.  Seeing soccer organizations trying to grow and improve, he got involved and made a difference.  Mike has touched the lives of over 200,000 children that wished to play the great sport of soccer in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.  He used his expertise in creating leagues to build some of the strongest leagues within Ohio South Youth Soccer.

Congratulations to Morgan Shiveley for being named the 2014 OSYSA TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year
Morgan joined Cincinnati TOPSoccer as a freshman in high school.  She was part of the group of elite soccer players who came as a team to help with a TOPSoccer summer camp.  She quickly fell in love with the program and with the kids involved.  She was eager to continue working with the kids after the camp and volunteered  for next 4 years.  Morgan is an amazing, selfless volunteer  and one of the best on-field buddies.  The bond she has developed with the players is lasting and true both on and off the field. 

Congratulations to Luke Thomas for being named the 2014 OSYSA Male Young Referee of the Year
Luke started playing soccer at a very young age and currently still playing.  Organized youth soccer programs that Luke has been associated with helped shape his character by teaching life skills and having an overall drive to want to be the best at everything he does in life.  He  was accepted to participate at the two- day Entry Level Academy.  He was an excellent student and expanded his soccer knowledge during the two- day event.  Luke promotes the game of soccer by playing as much as possible. 

Congratulations to Lina Spada for being named the 2014 OSYSA Female Young Referee of the Year
Lina became involved with soccer when she was 11 years old.  Her love of the game has progressed to playing year round select, indoor, high school levels. Additionally, she referees recreational, select and indoor soccer.  Soccer made her a better-rounded young lady who is open and friendly with everyone she comes in contact with. She is always asking questions and gaining knowledge from more experienced referees and has post game conversations about different observations of the game played.  She is working toward upgrading her USSF grade and will continue to advance in her referee career.

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)

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!

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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