Welcome to the Kings Hammer June Newsletter! This edition features Merchandise Package Deals, 23/24 Uniform Ordering, Supplemental Tryouts, Fall Trapped Team, GK Union Save of the Year Winners, Summer Camps, FCC Kings Hammer Family Night, Kings Hammer Partners with OrthoCincy and more! If you have a player, coach, or team to be highlighted in future newsletters, please send photos and stories to email@example.com. Each newsletter will be posted on our website as well as our social pages.
Kings Hammer Merchandise Package Deals
Select 1 of 4 unique merchandise packages, all at a great discounted price! Each of the 4 kits have a unique product selection that is great for the whole family! All orders include a free car magnet and a Kings Hammer sticker. Click the link below for more information and to purchase while supplies last!
2023/2024 Uniform Ordering Now Available
The 2023/2024 Season will be the first year in a two-year uniform cycle with Nike & Soccer Village. It is recommended that all kits are purchased immediately in order to receive them in time for your first game. Please click the links below and then the ‘gear’ tab to view the uniform kit as well as Soccer Village ordering instructions.
Are you or someone you know still looking for a team?
Kings Hammer will be holding Supplemental Tryouts July 6th for our Academy(U10-U19), Premier(U10-U19), & Juniors(U7-U9) Programs in Greater Cincinnati!
- U7(2017) thru U9(2015): Thursday, July 6th from 5-6:20pm
- U10(2014) thru U19(2005): Thursday, July 6th from 6:30-8pm
- Academy Cincinnati North, Premier & Juniors Lebanon, and Premier & Juniors Sycamore @ Voice of America Park
- Academy Cincinnati South, Premier & Juniors Wilder, and Premier & Juniors Union @ Town & Country
Fall Trapped 8th Grade Registration Open
Are you a trapped 8th grade player looking for a team this fall? Kings Hammer fall trapped team registration is now open for both boys & girls.
GK Union Save of the Year Winners Announced
Kings Hammer is excited to announce the 2022-23 season winners of the first Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year Award! Congratulations to Barrett Moore from KH B04/05 ECNL and Abbi Siemer from KHM G08 Premier 1. You both did an outstanding job representing the GK Union! We had so many great saves from this past year and would like to congratulate everyone that was selected as the monthly winners as well!
Summer Camps Going on Now!
Looking for an opportunity to stay sharp this Summer?
Register today for the Kings Hammer Summer Camp Series! Camps will be offered at our North, Sycamore, Central, South, Lexington, and Versailles locations running through July 27th.
FC Cincinnati Kings Hammer Family Night – July 15th
The Kings Hammer Family Night tickets are sold out. If you submitted a name for a on-field activity be on the lookout for further information in your email. We will contact those that have been selected. Please note that you must have purchased tickets in order to be selected.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, July 15th!
FC Cincinnati vs Nashville SC
Saturday, July 15th – 7:30pm
Kings Hammer Announces Partnership with OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
COVINGTON, KY (June 1, 2023) – Kings Hammer Soccer Club is proud to announce a partnership with OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to provide preventative care and coverage for all Kings Hammer athletes in some of its Midwest Region. This partnership will provide support to Kings Hammer programs that operate specifically in the Dayton, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas.
As the official sports medicine provider for Kings Hammer in its Midwest Region, OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will offer direct access to the world-class orthopaedic specialists, expedited urgent care services and a full spectrum of ancillary care for injured athletes.
“We are excited to announce our partnership with Kings Hammer,” said Nicholas Gates, MD, president of OrthoCincy. “Their vision of developing youth athletes aligns with our focus of providing athletes of all ages an elite level of sports medicine care.”
Kings Hammer focuses on developing players to their fullest potential through the highest levels of youth soccer training. The number of teams competing on all levels at Kings Hammer continues to increase, and having appropriate medical care on the sidelines will be a huge benefit for all players and staff.
“We are thrilled to be making this announcement today, stated Kevin McCloskey, President of Kings Hammer. OrthoCincy understands the vision that Kings Hammer has for its players, parents and staff and we are happy to share the same goal of trying to keep our players healthy and safe. I would like to thank JoAnn Reis and her entire team for wanting to partner with Kings Hammer and for believing in youth soccer in this region.”
JoAnn Reis, CEO of OrthoCincy added, “This reinforces our commitment to youth athletics and support of the communities we serve.”
The support of OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will allow Kings Hammer to continue striving towards the improvement of player and overall team development while reducing sports related injuries.
June Education: Don’t Drop the Ball on Summer Development Opportunities
Summertime means the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the skies are typically brighter. But for many youth athletes it can also mean a loss of structure to our days; no school, no practices, no formal games, and a loss of some of the development gains made throughout the past season. However, with some simple planning and the right focus, athletes and their families can make great use of the summer weeks to maintain, or even improve themselves and be prepared for the next season.
Here are three key areas young athletes can work on this summer:
- FOCUS ON SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT
- IMPROVE OVERALL ATHLETICISM
- INCREASE SOCCER AWARENESS
Focus on Specific Individual Development
The summer off season can be the perfect opportunity to spend time focusing on your own individual development by working on specific aspects of your play. I would encourage each player to reflect on two technical aspects of their play that are strengths and two areas that they wish they were stronger at. Kings Hammer players may be able to utilize prior Player Report Cards to assist in identifying these areas. Once identified, lay out a plan to work on these areas 30-45 minutes 3-4 days per week. Having a structured approach to this can be very helpful. There are several options that can assist with this.
- TECHNE-this mobile app, available FREE to all Kings Hammer players, has great training resources for nearly every technical aspect of soccer.
- YouTube-search the desired area you want to work on and many options will be available for you to follow-along with or to build your own training plan from.
- Private Coach-there are a number of resources available in this area. You can work on your own or with a small group (get some teammates or friends involved.) Several Kings Hammer coaches are available over the summer to conduct sessions as well.
- Camps-we are fortunate in this area that there are numerous soccer camp options available. Be sure to check out the coach-to-camper ratio, the history of the camp and staff, as well as the general theme or objective of the camp prior to signing up in order to ensure it will meet your specific needs. Remember that Kings Hammer hosts camps throughout our program areas that may be perfect for your continued growth.
Spring Event Series Wrap-Up
We are excited to host 11 fantastic events in the Cincinnati and Lexington markets and 4 events in the Murfreesboro market! Within our event series, our main goal is to provide a quality event experience for every level of team from all types of clubs and programs. Each event will provide unique event experiences and appropriate levels of competition for all teams at some of the best facilities in Ohio, Kentucky, & Tennessee. Thank you for making our event series some of the best tournaments in the region. We can’t wait to see everyone this year at our Kings Hammer Events! Special thank you to our event sponsors: Nike, Trophy Awards, and PYB Sports!
USL2 & USLW 2023 Seasons Wrapping Up
There are only 3 USL League Two and 1 USLW League home games left at Xavier University’s Corcoran Field! This will be a very family friendly environment for everyone in the club to enjoy and we encourage players, parents, coaches, and staff to attend these games to cheer on our USL2 & USLW teams.
Soccer Uniform & Equipment Donation Program
Are you interested in donating used soccer uniforms or equipment? Kings Hammer has partnered with Covington Catholic senior and club member, Jacob Brown, to collect used soccer uniforms and equipment to send to children in need at the Canary Islands. We are accepting any of the following types of gear: jerseys, shirts, shorts, jackets, backpacks, shin guards, socks, cleats, and soccer balls. We thank you in advance for your generosity!
Donations can be made at the following locations:
- Kings Hammer Office (50 E Rivercenter Blvd Covington, KY Suite 150) Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
- Town & Country (Box will be by restrooms near soccer field) Monday-Friday: 6am-9pm & Saturday/Sunday: 8am-6pm
- Covington Catholic High School (Front Office) Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm
We also offer a pickup option. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.