Blue Chip Juniors 2023

Welcome to the Blue Chip Juniors!

Blue Chip Juniors Teams,

On behalf of Kings Hammer Soccer Club, we would like to welcome you to Cincinnati for the 2023 Blue Chip Juniors. We are looking forward to a fun and competitive weekend of soccer!

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 700 teams and 400 college coaches each year). Each year the Blue Chip Juniors hosts over 300 teams from OH, KY, IN, IL, MI, TN, WV, TX, CA, MO, FL, PA West, Canada to challenge themselves against the best competition.  This event also serves as a Premier SuperCopa Qualifier (top group for U9-U12’s) and SUPERCOPA+ Qualifier (top group for U13-U15’s) for teams who win the top flight of their age group.

In this guide, you will find all the information you need for this year’s event including links to schedules, facility maps, and local area attractions to visit while you are in town. Please take a moment to look through the guide. We also ask that you forward this link to all of your players and families, so they have this information for the weekend. The link is mobile friendly as well so they can pull it up on their phone and refer to it throughout the event.

Thank you for choosing the Blue Chip Juniors! We are excited about the great competition this year and look forward to hosting your team in Cincinnati!

Lisa McIver
Kings Hammer Event Operations Director

Tournament Contacts

  • Schedules, Bracketing, Coach Conflicts, & Field Changes: Craig Schroeder
  • Registration/Admin, Logistics, Volunteers, Hospitality & College Coach Registration: Lisa McIver
  • Sponsorships & Club Relations: Dave McIver
    To contact the events team above email
  • Housing/Hotels: PYB |


  • For the most up-to-date schedules for the event, click here to visit our website. This is also where you will find all tournament results and standings. Please make sure you double check your game times and locations as there have been a few changes.



Voice of America Park: Please note that Voice of America Park has a new parking pass process. Please share this with everyone on your team to expedite receiving your pass when you arrive onsite. Everyone must purchase a pass and all passes must be purchased onsite at the event. There is no longer an option to purchase online in advance. Both cash and credit will be accepted. Passes are $8 per day or $15 for the two days. Passes will be available for purchase at both entrances to Voice of America. Please be patient as the parking staff work to get people their passes as quickly as possible. At no time may players exit cars and head to fields as this becomes a safety issue. To see a map of the complex, please click here.

Warren County Sports Park: Parking at the Warren County Sports Park is on a first come basis and there is no parking fee. We encourage everyone to review your field locations and the park map in advance and plan to enter the park at the gate closest to your location. Please note that due to a very large event nearby, there will be limited police monitoring the light at 741 as well as the entrance to the park. Please plan accordingly and give yourself extra time for getting to and entering the complex. If you are playing on Fields 1-4, enter at Gate 1 (1408 St. Rt. 741, Lebanon, OH 45036); Fields 5-12 should enter at Gate 2 (1408 St. Rt. 741, Lebanon, OH 45036); Turf Fields enter at Gate 3 or 4 (3021 Greentree Rd., Lebanon, OH 45036). Player drop-off on Rt. 741 or Greentree Rd. is strictly prohibited.

Team Check-In

Since team check-in took place online in advance, you do not need to check-in when you arrive at the fields.  However, please make sure to bring your player cards to each game.

Team Gifts

Please have one representative from your team (coach/manager) stop by the HQ tent at either Voice of America Park (located on the back side of the UC Fieldhouse) or Warren County Sports Park (located near Field 6) to pick up the team gifts.


Awards will be given to the champion and finalist in each division following each Championship match. Please send one representative to the HQ tent at either VOA (located on the back side of the UC Fieldhouse) or Warren County Sports Park (located near Field 6) to pick up your medals. If you are in a group of five, the top two teams will receive medals. Please stop by the HQ/Volunteer tent to see if you finished 1st or 2nd. If we are not yet able to determine this based on other games in your group still going on, we will notify you and mail you your medals if you placed 1st or 2nd in the division.

Event Merchandise

Pre-Order your Blue Chip Juniors merchandise today! Tournament merchandise will be available onsite at Voice of America Park and Warren County Sports Park starting at 8 am on Saturday and Sunday. Online pre-orders will begin October 2nd and end at 12pm October 6th. There are options to either have it shipped to you, or to pick up your order at the merchandise tent starting at 8am on Saturday. To preorder, click here!

On-Site Merchandise Tents:

Please note that if you pre-order, you can choose to have it shipped to your home directly or select to have it picked up at either location.


Veo Video Services

Kings Hammer and Veo have teamed up to provide an affordable and easy way to capture your games. This relationship will help enhance the overall experience for teams attending Blue Chip Juniors.

Veo is a portable automatic sports camera that films games and practices without the need for a camera operator. No need to carry around bulky equipment or film from your phone. Simply turn the camera on, connect to your smart device, hit record, then sit back and enjoy the game!

Kings Hammer understands the importance of video, not only for future collegiate athletes but for lifelong memories to look back on. For more information on how to purchase your Veo at a discounted rate, please visit our Veo tent.

Want to try before you buy? How about renting a Veo to capture your games all weekend? Click here to rent a VEO.

Weather Updates

In the event of inclement weather, we will update our website with details on the field status. If anything changes from a weather or field standpoint for the weekend we will inform all Coaches and Team Managers as listed in the GotSport system via email. Please make sure to update your team contact information if you have not already done so.

Find us on Social Media

We would love to see your pictures at the event. Tag us on the platforms below or send photos to

Explore Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

We have included links below to the Cincinnati CVB, Bulter County CVB, Warren County CVB and Northern KY CVB so you can plan your weekend prior to arriving in town. These links include information on things to do (entertainment, attractions, shopping, outdoors) as well as dining recommendations.

Top 5 Things to do in the Greater Cincinnati Area

Sponsors & Partners 


Thank You!

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 ( 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 |
Academy South Boys: James Thomas |
Academy South Girls: Chris Black |
Academy Bluegrass Boys: Dan Ensley  |
Academy Bluegrass Girls: Megan Adkins |

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

Who is in charge of hiring coaches?
If you are interested in a coaching opportunity, please fill out the following coaching form –

Program Directors:

Academy North: Ryan Handbury |
Academy South Girls: Chris Black |
Academy South Boys: James Thomas |
Academy Bluegrass Boys: Dan Ensley |
Academy Bluegrass Girls: Megan Adkins |
Premier Xenia: Brent Lewis |
Premier North: Wil Cagle |
Premier Sycamore: Ryan Handbury |
Premier Central: Michael Ratliff |
Premier South: David Shemilt |
Premier Versailles: Brandon Cummons |
Premier Lexington: Fonyam Atanga |