2022/2023 Kings Hammer Event Series Guide
WELCOME TO THE KINGS HAMMER EVENT SERIES!
Welcome to the 2022/2023 Kings Hammer Event Series. We are excited to host 11 fantastic events in the Cincinnati and Lexington markets. 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 and Kentucky. For those clubs looking to bring multiple teams to the same tournament to provide a club centric environment, these events will be great for your club. 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!
Dave McIver | Vice President of Events
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LIST OF TOURNAMENTS
- Battle in the Bluegrass
- Cincinnati Challenge
- Blue Chip Juniors
- Gateway Showcase
- Women’s Weekend
- Men’s Weekend
- Volta Cup Cincinnati
- Nike Turf Classic
- Boy’s Weekend
- Girl’s Weekend
- Elite Spring Thaw
- Triple Crown Cup
- Blue Chip Showcase
- Women’s Weekend
- Men’s Weekend
- Crown Challenge
August 12th-14th, 2022 | U8-U15 Girls & Boys | Woodford Youth Soccer Complex & local turf facilities
The Battle in the Bluegrass was designed to be a fun early pre-season tournament to bring clubs together to play highly competitive matches! Hosted by the same organization that runs the Nationally recognized Nike Blue Chip College Showcase, we designed the Battle in the Bluegrass to meet very specific goals in player and club development where teams will be matched with common quality opponents with a focus on competitive balance within brackets and divisions. For more information about this event click here!
September 23rd-25th, 2022 | U8-U15 Boys & Girls | Warren County Sports Park
The Cincy Challenge has long been established as one of the best-run tournaments in the Fall in the Cincinnati area. The event offers a club-friendly environment with competition for all levels of play, professional referee crews, and first-class facilities. This event traditionally hosts teams from all across the mid-west region, and has also hosted international teams from Canada. For more information about this event click here!
October 7th-9th, 2022 | U8-U15 Boys & Girls | Warren County Sports Park & Voice of America Park
The Blue Chip Juniors was designed to be a club-friendly event and an extension of our Nationally recognized Blue Chip College Showcase (which brings in over 500 teams and 500 college coaches each year). We designed the Blue Chip Juniors tournament to meet very specific goals in player and club development. In 2022, the Blue Chip Juniors returns as a Premier SuperCopa Qualifying Event for U9-U12 Boys & Girls Top Divisions & new this year SuperCopa+ Qualifying Event for U13-U15 Boys & Girls Top Divisions. For more information about this event click here!
Women: November 11th-13th, 2022 & Men: November 18th-20th, 2022 | U15- U19 Women & Men | Warren County Sports Park, Voice of America Park, & local turf facilities
The Gateway Showcase is designed to provide “early in the season” opportunities for potential college-bound athletes to display their talents in front of many college coaches. The Gateway Showcase is supported by the same group that organizes the Blue Chip Showcase. Our goal is to create a high-quality event. The Gateway Showcase will be played at one main site, the Warren County Sports Park and local turf facilities to maximize college coach exposure! For more information about this event click here!
January 29th-30th, 2023 | U8-High School Boys & Girls | Town & Country Athletic Center
This will be a great winter Futsal event for all teams. Our goal with this tournament is to give your child a fun and competitive weekend of fast-paced futsal. Teams will play 5v5 which includes a goalkeeper. Played on small-sized courts, teams work on spacing, passing, defensive positioning, and footwork flair. For more information about this event click here!
Boys: March 10th-12th, 2023 & Girls: March 24th-26th, 2023 | U9-U19 Boys & Girls | Local Turf Facilities
Don’t get stuck in the mud! The Turf Classic is a unique tournament, where all games are played on turf fields. It is a great pre-season tournament that gives players and coaches of all levels the opportunity to prepare for spring season play. For more information about this event click here!
March 17th-19th, 2023 | U19-U14 Boys & Girls | Local turf facilities
Don’t get stuck in the mud! The Cincinnati Elite Spring Thaw is a great pre-season tournament for top-level teams with all tournament games being played on turf! This tournament is one of the most competitive tournaments in the region with teams participating from the following states: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. For more information about this event click here!
April 14th-16th, 2023 | U8-U19 Boys & Girls | Woodford Youth Soccer Complex & local turf facilities
The Triple Crown Cup invites teams from all levels throughout the United States and Canada to apply. This event will be held at one main location (additional local grass and turf facilities secured if needed) to minimize in-between game travel as well as facilitate coaches’ schedules. The goal of the Triple Crown Cup is to provide a fun, competitive weekend of spring soccer for a wide range of skill levels. For more information about this event click here!
Women: April 21st-23rd, 2023 & Men: April 28th-30th, 2023 |U14- U19 Women & Men | Warren County Sports Park &
The Blue Chip Showcase has been in existence for over 25 years and traditionally attracts more than 600 teams and 500 College Coaches from around the country and Canada. It is the Premier College recruiting Showcase in the Midwest and one of the top Showcases in the country. Kings Hammer welcomes teams from across the country and internationally to compete in the Blue Chip Showcase. Teams travel from many of the top youth leagues around the country, including ECNL, MLS Next, the US Youth Soccer National League, Region I Champions League, Region II Midwest Regional League, Region III Premier League, and US Club Soccer National Premier Leagues. US Youth Soccer State Cup, Regional Cup, and National Championship teams have also been accepted to this event. For more information about this event click here!
May 12th-14th, 2023 | U8-U19 Boys & Girls | Warren County Sports Park & Voice of America Park
The Crown Challenge invites all “B”, “C” & “D” level teams from throughout the United States and Canada to apply. This event will be held at two main locations to minimize in-between game travel as well as facilitate coaches’ schedules. The goal of the Crown Challenge is to provide a fun, competitive weekend of spring soccer for a wide range of skill levels and ages. For more information about this event click here!
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR EVENT PARTNERS