February Newsletter 2023

Welcome to the Kings Hammer Murfreesboro February Newsletter! This edition features Tryouts Save the Date, Summer Camps, Spring Adult Draft, KHM Members Honored, Rocky Top Champions, Community Service, Spring Events, Dick’s Sporting Goods Shop Event, and more! If you have a player, coach, or team to be highlighted in future newsletters, please send photos and stories to claire@kingshammer.com. Each newsletter will be posted on our website as well as our social pages.

2023/2024 Premier Tryouts

Mark your calendars for our 2023/2024 8U-19U Premier Tryouts! Times and field assignments will be posted closer to tryout dates. 

Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Our 2023 Summer Camps are now live! Click here for more information and register!

Spring Adult Recreational League

Adult Soccer Registration closed on February 24th and the adult draft will take place, tomorrow, February 28th at Champy’s on Broad. The first adult games will take place on Thursday, March 9th.

KH Murfreesboro Members Honored

We are excited to share that several members of our Kings Hammer Murfreesboro family were honored by Tennessee State Soccer Association for their contributions to the community. Congratulations to Dave Baughman, Paul Parkerson, Alisson Darnell and Kyra Kleparek. We are proud of all of you!

Fighting to the top at Rocky Top!

Congratulations to our KHM 08G P1 & KHM 09G P1 teams on both placing in first at this past weekend’s Southeast Showcase. Way to go, girls!

Winter Indoor

That’s a wrap on another great Winter Indoor season! Thank you to everyone that participated, and we hope to see you back soon!

Community Service

Making a difference in the community! Great job to our KHM G13 Premier 1 & 2 teams for volunteering at Feed America First packing boxes. Nice work, ladies!

Our 2009 ladies (and parents) joined forces with the 2013 and 2014 Boys Premier II teams collected soccer gear and school supplies and donated to Motlow State Soccer for their annual trip to Belize! Coach Andy and Coach Katie took time to talk to us all about their past trips to Belize and shared stories of the schools and children they have met. A huge thank you to all who donated! We have already set our goal for next year!

Spring Events

We look forward to seeing everyone at our events this Spring! Bash in Boro will be held on April 14th-16th & the Orion Cup will be held on May 12th-14th! 

Dick’s Sporting Goods Shop Event

March 3rd-6th, 2023 (Friday – Monday) at the Dick’s Sporting Goods located in Murfreesboro.

Save the date! Our partner, DICK’S Sporting Goods, is offering you a 20% discount throughout the store to help you gear up for the season! Be sure to use the coupon attached/linked below, as this is specific to our organization. The coupon is valid in-store on the dates above, and should be shown at the register during checkout.

Click here for 20% off Coupon!

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Fan Wear

Warm weather is right around the corner—time to stock up on Kings Hammer Murfreesboro fan wear! Come see all our great options online and remember: orders ship fast, and directly to your door. Be sure to check back as we add new styles and colors for our spring tournaments! Shop now: Kings Hammer Gear

Coaching Opportunities Available

Come join our growing team! Kings Hammer Murfreesboro is looking for caring and enthusiastic coaches to join our organization. Click here to fill out our coaching interest form.

February Education: Celebrating Gratitude

Earlier this month Kings Hammer SC participated in Gratitude Week in conjunction with our partners, Soccer Parenting.  Throughout the week of Feb 13th-17th, Soccer Parenting provided opportunities and suggestions for showing gratitude to the people around us who help to make our sport thrive-Parents, Coaches, Referees, Players, Team Admin, and Club Leaders.  In addition, Soccer Parenting posted an article on How Can Gratitude Improve Performance.  The following benefits were listed as a part of this article:

5 Benefits of Demonstrating Gratitude

  • GRATITUDE helps you sleep better
  • GRATITUDE helps your self-esteem
  • GRATITUDE helps open your mind
  • GRATITUDE improves your relationships
  • GRATITUDE enhances your mental and physical health

Dan Abrahams Webinar – Supporting Athletes in Developing Motivation, Resilience, and Optimism

Dan Abrahams is a globally recognized Sports Psychologist who has worked with athletes and teams at every level and sport, as well as in the corporate realm. He has also authored a number of highly regarded books addressing areas such as resilience, motivation, adversity, and performance.  I had the good fortune to see Dan Abrahams speak to coaches at the recent United Soccer Coaches conference in Philadelphia and was excited to be able to catch him on this webinar.  I would encourage all parents and coaches to check it out on the Soccer Parenting Resource site.  Here are some highlights:

Impact of Gratitude on performance

  • Reflecting on and rehearsing best moments, strengths, and resources can create an emotional shift
  • Impacts 4 C’s-Control, Commitment, Concentration, and Confidence
  • Coaches can implement a 1 minute reflection prior to practices, pairs of players can share
  • Parents can support similar activity in car ride on the way to practice or game

Click here to read the full story.

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