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Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Announces Jimmy John’s as the Official Game-day Jersey Sponsor and Two J’s Grille as the Training Gear Partner for the 2022/2023 Season

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MURFREESBORO, TN (June 9th, 2022) Kings Hammer Murfreesboro is excited to announce Jimmy John’s as the official Game-day Jersey Sponsor and Two J’s Grille as the Training Gear Partner for the 2022/2023 Season! Kings Hammer is happy to collaborate with two amazing community partners in Murfreesboro.

Fran Carlson, Owner, Marketing Director of Jimmy John’s Middle Tennessee and former MTSU soccer player, stated, “We are excited to partner with an organization that provides an environment for the sport that I grew up playing in Wales and TN. We’re extremely happy to further collaborate by becoming Kings Hammer Murfreesboro’s first ever Game-day Kit Sponsor for the upcoming season.”

“We are thrilled to continue to strengthen our partnership with Jimmy John’s,” said Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Executive Director, Coach Turkish. “We are proud of the new partnership we’ve formed with Kings Hammer and have already seen some incredible interest in our club, and it was only fitting to collaborate with a nationally famous brand. We are all eager to represent Jimmy John’s logo on our game-day kits and are appreciative of their support and involvement in our initiatives.”

Jeff Nebel, owner of Two J’s Grille, stated,​ “After learning more about the Kings Hammer partnership with Murfreesboro Soccer Club, an established soccer club planning to elevate its programs to both youth and adults and enhance its focus on community, we have immediately decided to strengthen our partnership. We are proud of organizations like Kings Hammer Murfreesboro and look forward to partnering together to serve our soccer community.”

“We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Two J’s Grille,” said Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Executive Director, Coach Turkish. “We are very eager to represent the Two J’s logo on our new Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Training gear and very appreciate of their support and involvement in our initiatives.”

ABOUT Jimmy John’s 

The story of Jimmy John’s begins back in 1982 with a young man finding his way in the world, but don’t take our word for it – get it directly from Jimmy John’s Founder Jimmy John Liautaud!

“My Dad was a huge believer in the discipline that the Army provides young people. He served in the Army and was stationed in Korea. Both of my brothers served in the Army as well. Military service was a big deal in our household. Naturally, my dad wanted me to enlist after high school, but I really wanted to open a business. My father made a deal with me. He’d lend me $25,000 to start a business, but if it didn’t make a profit in the first year, I’d do a stint in the Army.

After all, I have never made a business plan and I never intended for Jimmy John’s to be as big as it is today. It’s simply a byproduct of an effective system, it’s executed flawlessly and consistently by people who care. It’s about the pursuit of awesome, it’s about helping people help themselves; it’s about transparency. It’s not easy, but it’s real, it’s what we love, and it’s what we know.”

ABOUT Two J’s Grille

Locally owned and operated, Two J’s Grille is your neighborhood spot to enjoy all your favorite foods while watching your favorite sports, priding itself on fresh food, with a welcoming atmosphere. A casual full-service restaurant and bar located right in Murfreesboro, TN. Two J’s is a comfortable, sincere, and welcoming place for locals to dine, relax, socialize, and share great experiences. We remain a perennial favorite, thanks in large part to our delicious menu and friendly staff. If the wait is running long, grab a drink at the bar and enjoy people watching before dinner. When your game is showing we’re sure to have it on one of our 20, 70″ TV’s.

Tryout FAQ’s

How do I register for tryouts?
ALL soccer-athletes MUST COMPLETE the tryout registration online before participating in the tryout process. Click here to register now!

*Please make sure that you register online at least 24 hours in advance to ensure that the soccer athlete is in the system and we have your information to notify you after the tryout process.  There is a Registration Steps document on the Tryouts page that will walk you through the process. Each soccer athlete should attend both tryout days if possible. If you are unable to attend both days please reach out to the Program Director listed below.

Birth Years for the 2022/2023 Season
For the 2022/2023 season, Kings Hammer will follow U.S Youth Soccer’s guidelines and will organize its teams by birth year:

*Interested players must register to try out for their birth year.

Can my child play up an age group?
Any player playing up will be at the discretion of their respective director. All players need to register and attend the tryout for their correct age group.

What should I wear/bring to tryouts?
Please come prepared with a fully inflated soccer ball, proper footwear, shin guards, and water. Each prospective soccer-athlete will receive one free Kings Hammer Soccer Club tryout t-shirt with a tryout identification number on the back of the t-shirt.  Each prospective player will be identified by the identification number throughout the process and MUST wear this t-shirt at each tryout session for the 2022/2023 soccer year.

We will not be able to attend tryouts or are new to the area and missed tryouts. Is there a process in place to allow for an alternate tryout?
Yes! If you are not able to attend tryouts or missed the tryout dates, please register and then contact the Director for the Program/Age Group you wish to tryout for so that arrangements can be made. We also hold supplemental tryouts throughout the year. Roster openings may be limited after the initial tryout period.

What are the differences between Academy and Premier?
Our Academy provides a highly competitive environment for higher-level soccer athletes. This program provides those athletes with the best local training offered by our qualified and professional staff. Our Academy teams play at the highest possible level providing showcase opportunities to College, Professional, and National level programs.

The Premier Program is a community-based program. The Premier Program 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.

Can I try out for multiple programs?
We encourage anyone who wants to tryout for all levels to do so. Current KHSC players can ask their coach/director for guidance if they are unsure about which program to tryout for. You will need to register for each tryout separately.

If I tryout for a program and don’t make it, can I try out for another program?
Yes. If you don’t make an Academy team, we strongly encourage you to tryout for a Premier team, attending tryouts for at least one day.

If you don’t make a Premier team, the Classic Program may be an option. Contact Michelle Okumura (michelle@kingshammer.com) if you’d like to pursue this option.

Will there be more than one team in each age group?
Yes, when possible, there will be more than one team per age group, per program. It all depends on the number of players at tryouts and their skill level.

If my child doesn’t make the top team, can they move up during the year?
Yes, there may be opportunities to move up throughout the year as long as the coach/director feels it is in the best interest of the player’s development. There may also be opportunities to guest play across all levels.

What can I expect after tryouts?
After tryouts you can expect communication from the club in the form of an email.  (Please double-check that your email is correct in the PlayMetrics system, this is the email we use) This will either be an acceptance email, offering your child a position on a team, or an email letting you know that they should tryout for a different program. Players who are offered positions on a team may also receive a phone call from their coach. All communication will come within 24-48 hours of the end of the last tryout. You will then have 24 hours to either accept or decline your email before your spot is offered to another child.

What are the next steps if my child makes a team?

  1. If you are new to the club, you will receive more information regarding your uniform ordering in your confirmation email.
  2. If you are part of the Academy or Premier Programs, you will receive the link to Demosphere to register your child in the state system in your confirmation email as well.

How long is the season?

  • Academy
    • U11-U14: August-November, January-May (possible post-season in June)
    • U15-U19: November-May
  • Premier
    • U7-U14: August-October, March-May
    • U15-U19: November-December, March-May

My child is in middle school but plays on a U15 team. Will there be a fall U15 program for trapped players?
Yes, we will offer a program for trapped 8th graders for the fall season depending on interest. The program will run from August to October and is open to players that are currently in the 8th grade that will be playing on a U15 team starting in November 2022. Questions please contact:

Academy North: Ryan Handbury | ryan@kingshammer.com
Academy South Boys: James Thomas | james@kingshammer.com
Academy South Girls: Chris Black | chris@kingshammer.com
Academy Bluegrass Boys: Dan Ensley  | dan@kingshammer.com
Academy Bluegrass Girls: Megan Adkins | megan@kingshammer.com

Can a team come to the club and join as a team?
Yes! The team can join the Classic Program. For more information please reach out to Michelle Okumura at michelle@kingshammer.com.

Who is in charge of hiring coaches?
If you are interested in a coaching opportunity, please fill out the following coaching form – https://kingshammer.com/interested-in-coaching/

Program Directors:

Academy North: Ryan Handbury | ryan@kingshammer.com
Academy South Girls: Chris Black | chris@kingshammer.com
Academy South Boys: James Thomas | james@kingshammer.com
Academy Bluegrass Boys: Dan Ensley | dan@kingshammer.com
Academy Bluegrass Girls: Megan Adkins | megan@kingshammer.com
Premier Xenia: Brent Lewis | brent@kingshammer.com
Premier North: Wil Cagle | wil@kingshammer.com
Premier Sycamore: Ryan Handbury | ryan@kingshammer.com
Premier Central: Michael Ratliff | michaelr@kingshammer.com
Premier South: David Shemilt | dshemilt@kingshammer.com
Premier Versailles: Brandon Cummons | brandon@kingshammer.com
Premier Lexington: Fonyam Atanga | fonyam@kignshammer.com