Contact: Jackie Reau
Kings Hammer Soccer Club and NKSA to Unify Soccer Operations in Northern Kentucky
COVINGTON, KY (September 23, 2020) – Kings Hammer Soccer Club, one of the largest youth soccer programs in the area, announced today that it is expanding its soccer operations in Northern Kentucky with a new partnership with Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy.
“With our partnership with Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy, we will unify soccer in the area and create a more diverse player pool,” said Kevin McCloskey of Kings Hammer Soccer Club. “Our Kings Hammer NKY coaches will continue the strong tradition of youth soccer in Northern Kentucky while providing greater visibility for players who want to advance their competitive careers. Bringing together talented coaches and more resources will provide an even stronger soccer environment and culture in this area.”
Wil Cagle, NKSA Director of Coaching had this to say; "I am very excited for NKSA to be joining Kings Hammer. Bringing the top programs, players, and coaches in the Northern Kentucky area together is going to provide tremendous opportunities for growth and development at all levels of play. Our common vision for the future of youth soccer in this area was central to the decision, and I am looking forward to being a part of it."
David Meyer, NKSA President added; “The current operations and leadership at Kings Hammer fit very well with NKSA’s goals and objectives for the continued development of our players and the development of soccer training and game facilities in Northern Kentucky. This is the right time to combine our clubs to unify youth soccer in Northern Kentucky and combine resources for the benefit of both programs.”
In addition to the regionally and nationally recognized Kings Hammer Soccer Academy (KHA), Kings Hammer Soccer Club offers three community programs to service Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky; Kings Hammer Sycamore (Sycamore Township and surrounding areas), Kings Hammer South (Boone County, Gallatin County, Grant County), Kings Hammer Central (Hamilton County, Kenton County, Campbell County and Pendleton County). Additionally, Kings Hammer Bluegrass offers youth soccer programs in central Kentucky.
Each of the three community locations will offer the following programs:
Juniors Program (under 4-under 7 ages) – The Kings Hammer Juniors Program is a player-centered program that offers players the opportunity to develop technical fundamentals, balance/agility/coordination, and most importantly a fun and safe learning environment.
Youth Program (under 7-under 10 ages) – The Youth Program is designed for young players that are committed to the sport of soccer. The primary focus of the youth program is player development. Players are placed on age-appropriate pools or teams to allow them to develop in the best environment. These appropriate environments are created to develop and challenge each player based on their current ability. Teams are created through the tryout period.
Pre-Academy (under 11-under 19 ages) – The Pre-Academy program is designed to provide players with the opportunity to train and prepare for the journey to our Kings Hammer Academy Program. The Pre-Academy also provides the opportunity for players to play other sports or have other interests outside of soccer. This program is designed to be flexible, convenient, and affordable.
The Pre-Academy is the pathway to Kings Hammer Academy, which is one of the highest levels of development environments in the region. The Academy Program provides elite level coaching, facilities, and competition to its players and teams. Kings Hammer Academy has produced players that have played at the state, regional, national, collegiate, and professional levels.
About Kings Hammer
Kings Hammer Soccer Club, which was founded in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, has become one of the most recognizable youth soccer clubs in the Midwest Region of the United States, including the recent expansion into central Kentucky.
The club provides appropriate training of soccer at every level. Players, coaches, staff, parents contribute directly to the positive environment at Kings Hammer Soccer Club. From developing collegiate, professional, and national team level athletes to providing all players the opportunity to love the game, the development structure services all skill levels.
For more information, visit KingsHammer.com.