January Newsletter 2024
Welcome to the Kings Hammer January Newsletter! This edition features Kings Hammer Announces Bronson Gambale as National Technical Director, Volta Cup Cincinnati, Kings Hammer Teams Take On Disney Girls Soccer Showcase, KH Players Receive Cincinnati Enquirer 2023 Fall All-Star Selections, and more! If you have a player, coach, or team to be highlighted in future newsletters, please send photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each newsletter will be posted on our website as well as our social pages.
Are you or someone you know interested in playing for Kings Hammer?
Kings Hammer will be holding Supplemental Tryouts on Thursday, February 22nd for our Sycamore Program Boys 2013 and 2015 as well as Girls 2016 and 2017. Supplemental Tryouts will be held at the Sycamore Junior High School Stadium turf field. Interested players should email Sycamore Director Michael Fry at MFry@kingshammer.com.
Kings Hammer Announces Bronson Gambale as National Technical Director
Kings Hammer Soccer Club proudly announces the appointment of Bronson Gambale as the National Technical Director, overseeing all regions. Gambale has a distinguished coaching background, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.
Gambale holds impressive qualifications, including a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s of Science in Counseling and Life Coaching at Liberty University, as well as a USSF A License.
Before joining Kings Hammer, Gambale served as the Girls Academy Director and Technical Lead at Skyline Elite SC since 2022. During his tenure, he revitalized the National League platform, achieving notable successes in wins, curriculum enhancement, player development, and national performance.
Prior to his role at Skyline Elite SC, Gambale served as the Head Coach of the ECNL Girls at Virginia Development Academy from January 2020 to 2022. He achieved significant improvements in team performance, goals, and recruitment profiles, with all seniors committed to Division 1 and 2 schools. Gambale also served as the Director of Coaching from 2015 to 2022, where he directed program operations, facilitated player education, and created a comprehensive recruiting platform, leading to the largest class of committed players in each of the last four years.
Kings Hammer Sycamore announces Winter FUNdamentals Camp
Looking for something FUN to do over the holiday weekend? On Monday, February 19th, Kings Hammer Sycamore will be holding the Winter FUNdamentals Camp! Tailored for soccer players aged 8-12, this coed camp offers a fantastic opportunity for skill development and fostering a love for the game. From 10:00 am to 11:30 am, players will immerse themselves in technical and physical training at various stations, ensuring comprehensive skill development. A provided lunch sets the stage for the afternoon’s activities, where, from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm, participants will engage in small-sided tournaments. Priced at $60, this camp assures a fulfilling experience for young soccer enthusiasts, seamlessly combining education with enjoyment.
Volta Cup Cincinnati 2024
On January 26th – 28th, Kings Hammer held Volta Cup Cincinnati, a 5v5 Futsal event for teams of all levels held at Queen City Sportsplex! This year we hosted over 100 teams and 185 games over the 3 day event. Congratulations to all of our Volta Cup Cincinnati Champions and Finalists! We want to thank all of the teams, coaches, referees, volunteers, and event staff for making the weekend such a success. We appreciate everyone for joining us for some great futsal action!
Kings Hammer holds Winter Camps and First Winter FUNdamentals Camp
From December 27th – 29th, Kings Hammer held our annual Winter Camps including the Skills School, the Goalkeeper Camp, and the HS Goalkeeper Clinic. Players ball manipulation, dribbling moves, passing, shot-stopping techniques, 1v1/breakaways, and more. Winter Camps also saw Kings Hammer alumni returning to lead the camps alongside Kings Hammer staff.
In December 2023, Kings Hammer announced its new Winter FUNdamentals Camp. This camp was held on January 6th and 7th, 2024 at the T&C Athletic Center. Tailored for soccer players aged 7-12, the coed camp offered an opportunity for skill development and fostering a love for the game of soccer.
We are extremely grateful for all of the players, alumni, staff, and volunteers that came together to make these camps possible. We hope to see you all again really soon!
Quinn Foltz Represents Kings Hammer at Canary Islands Thank You Event
Our Director of Merchandising, Quinn Foltz, was invited to represent Kings Hammer at a virtual Thank You event held by the Government of the Canary Islands to acknowledge different organizations including Kings Hammer and the Brown family for their contributions to this year’s uniform donation drive.
Quinn spoke briefly during the event, saying, “It was truly an honor to work with the Don Bosco Foundation and the Live N Learn program to make this donation possible. In total, we had over 400 jerseys donated, and countless other items such as shorts, cleats, and soccer balls. We at Kings Hammer feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of this, and we hope these items will help build and support the youth soccer community of the Canary Islands for years to come.”
We want to thank everyone who donated their uniforms and equipment for making this possible. We are so proud of this community!
January Education – Controlling the “Controllables”: Emotions in Sports
Last month, we focused on exploring the concept of Controlling the Controllables and highlighted a number of aspects in sports, or life, that can be under each athletes control. This month, we thought it would be valuable to dive deeper into something that is frequently difficult for those in sport to control: EMOTIONS.
Participating in sports at any level can be a very emotional experience. Successes, setbacks, triumphs, failures, and a variety of challenges which are experienced throughout a game can provide a variety of emotional moments for parents, players, and coaches alike.
Often these emotions can be very helpful, even those that may be considered negative like anger or fear IF we can control or manage them. Anger or frustration can push us to work harder, but can also lead us to more mistakes and challenges. The key is recognizing the emotions, knowing what may trigger them, and being prepared to handle them. This is true for every participant whether on the field, or on the sidelines.
KH Teams Take On Disney Girls Soccer Showcase
From January 11th – January 15th, The Disney Girls Soccer Showcase took place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Two of our teams, KHA North G07 and KHA Bluegrass G07, traveled down to Orlando to take part in the showcase. Our KHA North G07 team participated in our Instagram Takeover while at the showcase to share some behind-the-scenes team content with our followers. Looked like a great time, ladies!
KH ECNL Teams head to ECNL Florida
From January 7th – 9th, KH ECNL G05/06, G07, and G08 teams traveled to the Sunshine State to participate in Girls ECNL Florida at the Premier Sports Campus. Our girls played hard and we hope they had some fun in Lakewood Ranch, Florida!
Kings Hammer players receive Cincinnati Enquirer 2023 Fall All-Star Selections
Congratulations to all of the Kings Hammer players that were named to the Cincinnati Enquirer 2023 Fall All-Star list! We’re so proud of all of your hard work and excited for your achievement. Another huge congratulations to Diego on being named the Division III Boys Soccer Player of the Year! We hope you all celebrate your awesome achievement.
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