January Newsletter 2024

Welcome to the Kings Hammer Murfreesboro January Newsletter! This edition features Bronson Gambale Named National Technical Director, Spring Recreational Registration, Spring COE, Grassroots Winter Training, New Referee Training Course, Sideline Project Winners, 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.

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. 

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Spring Recreational Registration Closing Soon

Registration is now open for the 2024 Spring Recreational Season! Little Strikers, TOPSoccer and the Youth Rec League registration is open now.  The deadline to register is February 8th and a $50 late fee began on January 24th for the Youth Rec League. Click the links below for more information and to register:

Spring Center of Excellence

The Spring Center of Excellence training begins on March 1st! If you’re a member of our grassroots program and you are interested in a higher level of soccer, this program is for you!

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Grassroots Winter Training

We had a great time kicking off our Grassroots Winter Training Program on January 6th. We’re looking forward to a fantastic winter season!

New Referee Training Course

Interested in learning how to become a soccer referee? Join us and our friends at Tennessee State Soccer Association this February for a new referee training course! To learn more and to sign up, visit tnsoccer.org

Congrats to our Sideline Project Winners!

Creating a better experience for all! Congratulations to CT Yoeun and April Jackson, who were selected as winners of The Sideline Project campaign. If you’d like to read more or you’re interested in still completing the course yourself, click here!

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.

Click here to read the full article on our Education page!

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