Defenders Cup 2024

Welcome to the Defenders Cup!

Defenders Cup Teams,

On behalf of Kings Hammer Soccer Club, we would like to welcome you to Panama City Beach, FL for this year’s Defenders Cup tournament. We are excited to host our first event as Kings Hammer Bay United and welcome 70 teams over the course of two days this year with teams traveling in from as far as Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia for the event. We are looking forward to a fun competitive weekend of soccer for teams and fans at our facility at the Publix Sports Park. In this event guide, you will find all the information you need for this year’s event including links to schedules, facility maps, and discounts to local area attractions to visit while you are in town. Please take a moment to look through the guide and pass along to your families.

Thank you again and we hope your Defenders Cup experience is a success and you enjoy your time in Panama City Beach! We look forward to hosting you for a great weekend!

Jillian Romag and Matt Winkler
Kings Hammer Bay United Tournament Directors

Tournament Contacts

Coach/Manager Social Event- Friday 3/1/24

Thank you for attending the 2024 Defenders Cup in Panama City Beach! As a token of our appreciation, we would like to invite Coaches and Team Managers to join us for some food, drinks, and socializing on Friday March 1st from 7:00-9:00 PM at American Charlie. Please fill out the RSVP by Wednesday February 28th to give us an idea on total coaches and managers attending. 

Click here to RSVP Now!



Publix Sports Park

Athletic Trainers

Athletic Trainers will be on site for the Defenders Cup. If your athlete is in need of attention during the event please seek out our on-site athletic trainers for assistance at the Publix Sports Park.

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.

Event Merchandise

Defenders Cup Merchandise is now available to order! Choose between having your order shipped directly to your home or select Order Pickup and retrieve your purchase at the merchandise tent during the event. All Pre-orders must be received by 2/27 at noon ET. Merchandise will also be available on site to purchase all weekend on Saturday from 8:30 AM-6:00 PM and Sunday from 8:30 AM-6:00 PM. Pre-Order Pickup will be available starting at 9am on Saturday, 3/2/24 and on Sunday, 3/3/24. Click here to shop now!

On-Site Merchandise Tents:

The Merchandise tent will be located by the main gate entrance at the Publix Sports Park.

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

PhotoMules Sports Photography will be providing onsite team and individual photography posters at the 2024 Defenders cup. Parents and fans can view and purchase their teams images at:

Find your team and opt to receive a text message once they process your team’s image!

Explore Panama City Beach Florida!

We have included a link below to Panama City Beach local attractions so you can plan your weekend prior to arriving in town. This link include information on things to do (entertainment, attractions, shopping, outdoors) as well as dining recommendations.

Top Things to do in the Panama City Beach Area

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