COE 3v3 Kickoff Classic

BOYS & GIRLS U8-U15: August 5th-6th, 2023

Deadline to Register:

July 24th


The COE 3v3 Kickoff Classic is a great end of summer 3v3 event for all levels of teams and fun event to help kick off the fall season! Our goal with this tournament is to give your team a fun and competitive day of fast-paced soccer. Teams will play 3v3 on small-sized fields and can work on 1v1 attacking, spacing, passing, and defensive positioning. Grab some friends and form a team. Already have a team for the fall season? Split your team into several 3v3 teams and enjoy a fun day of 3v3 soccer in Cincinnati.

Event Highlights:

  • 3v3 Event for teams of ALL levels!
  • All teams are guaranteed 4 games
  • 24-minute matches with a running clock
  • One Day event with teams completing their matches in 3-4 hours.
  • Max roster size of 6
  • Awards for Champions and Finalists in each age division
  • Town & Country Sports Complex will serve as the main venue- ALL GAMES ON TURF


  1. Please complete the online registration at the link to the right
  2. If paying by check make check payable to Kings Hammer SC and mail to: Kings Hammer SC – Attn: COE 3v3 Kickoff Classic- 50 E. Rivercenter Blvd. Suite 150 Covington, KY 41011
  3. Please include team name and age group in memo line of check.

Special Request Form
Please CLICK HERE to submit any special requests. Requests must be submitted by the registration deadline for each event. 


U8-U15: $225 per team


Tournament Director: Ian Chang –

Assistant Tournament Director: Jacob Johnson –

Assistant Tournament Director: Chris Kaylor –

(2/24/23) Please note - GotSport is still experiencing issues with their event registration platform. They are working on getting it back up and running as soon as possible

Important Links

Important Links

Registration will be through GotSport only. Registration materials may be submitted once the application process is closed and your team has been accepted to the tournament.  Registration information must be received one week prior to the event weekend. Please login to your GotSport account to upload your registration materials by clicking here.

Please upload the following items:

Please note: There is no onsite check-in however everything listed above MUST be accessible at EVERY game and only certified staff is permitted on player’s sidelines.

If you have any questions please email

Registration will be through GotSport only. Registration materials may be submitted once the application process is closed and your team has been accepted to the tournament.  Registration information must be received one week prior to the event weekend. Please login to your GotSport account to upload your registration materials by clicking here.

Please upload the following items:

Please note: There is no onsite check-in however everything listed above MUST be accessible at EVERY game and only certified staff is permitted on player’s sidelines.

If you have any questions please email

Match Duration
24 minutes per match, running clock
Substitutions can occur on any dead ball
Field Size
30 yards long x 20 yards wide
6 foot wide pugg goals
Goal box: 8’ x 5’
No offsides. See below for the goal box rule.
Goal Box Rule
The goal box, 8’x5’, is directly in front of the goal. There is no ball contact allowed within the goal box, however, any player may pass through the goal box. If the ball comes to rest in the goal box, a goal kick is awarded regardless of who touched the ball last. Any part of the ball or player’s body on the line is considered in the goal box and is an extension of such. Once the ball has broken the plane of the goal box, if the ball is touched by the defensive team, a goal will be awarded. If the offensive player touches after the ball has broken the plane, a goal kick will be awarded. The plane of the goal box extends upward.
Players and the ball may travel through the goal box, but it is never permitted for a player to touch the ball within the goal box.
Goal Scoring
Goals must be scored within the half field line. Any shot taken on or beyond half field will be ruled a goal kick for the opposing team. If a deflection happens on a shot on or beyond half field and the ball goes in the goal, a goal will be awarded.
No slide tackling.
Overtime (Finals)
Overtime consists of a 3 ­minute “golden goal” overtime period with a coin toss to decide kickoff/direction. The first team to score in overtime is the winner. If no team has scored in the 3 ­minute overtime, the winner shall be decided by a shootout. The three players from each team remaining on the field at the end of the overtime period, will enter a rotation of penalty kicks alternating teams with each kick, with the higher scoring team winning after the first round. If the score remains tied after the first round of penalty kicks, the same 3 players will alternate in the same order in a sudden death penalty kick format until one team scores unanswered. If one team has received a red card during the game and finishes with 2 players on the field, a remaining roster player (other than the red carded player) may be chosen to kick in the rotation of penalty kicks. If the red carded player is the last remaining roster player, one of the two field players may kick twice.
Penalty Kicks
Shall be awarded if, in the referee’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by an infraction (the infraction does not automatically result in a red card). It is a direct kick taken from the center of the midfield line with all players behind the mid­field line and the player taking the kick. This is a “dead ball” kick. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick.
Hand Ball Clarification
Deliberate handling of the ball that denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity will result in the following: ­a penalty kick will be awarded & ­the player committing the foul will be sent off and shown a red card (at referee’s discretion).
Cautioned Players (Yellow Card)
Players that receive two yellow cards in one game will result in a red card. (Please see Red card rule) Any player accumulating three yellow cards during a tournament will automatically be suspended for their next game (no exceptions).
Player Ejection (Red Card)
Referees have the right to eject a player or coach from the game for continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that warrants sending off. The team may then continue with their remaining two, three or four players, however, if the player receiving the red card was on the field of play, the team must complete the entire game a player short. The player receiving the red card will automatically be suspended for their next game (no exceptions). Players that are red carded need to leave the immediate playing area, including the fan and team areas. If a player is red carded for fighting, they will be ejected from the tournament and banned from the facility for the duration of the event.
Coach/Parent Ejection
Referees have the right to eject a coach or parent from the game for continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that warrants ejection. Coaches or parents whom are ejected by the referee or tournament official must leave the field and area around the field before play will continue. If a coach or parent refuses to leave, the game may be forfeited in favor of the opposing team.
Five Yard Rule
In all dead­ball situations, defending players must stand at least five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal is closer than five yards, the ball shall be played five yards from the goal box, in line with the place of the penalty.
Kick Ins
The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of thrown in. The ball is considered in play when the ball is touched with a foot and moves one full rotation.
Indirect Kicks
All dead ball kicks (kick­ins, free kicks, kick­offs) are indirect with the exception of corner/penalty kicks.
Goal Kicks
May be taken from any point on the endline.
Kick Off
May be taken in any direction.
Number of Players
The maximum number of players on a team is 6. Three field players and three substitutes (A team must have a minimum of 2 field players). 5 Players are recommended for 3v3 Soccer.
Players may only play on (one) team.
There are no goalkeepers in 3­v­3.
Player Registration
All players must be registered on their team’s roster form before the tournament begins (player must be on roster before the first game).
Substitutions may be made at any dead ball situation, regardless of possession. Teams must get the referee’s attention and players are to enter and exit at mid­field.
Delay of Game
Any player may be cautioned with a yellow card if it is deemed by the referee that the player is intentionally time wasting. eg: if a player intentionally kicks the ball long distances away from the playing field in order to waste time.
Scoring (In bracket play)
Games will be scored according to the following: 3 points for a win; 1 point for a tie; 0 points for a loss.
A forfeited game is scored as a 6-­0 win for the team present.
For teams that are tied in record, if one team forfeited a game, they are the lower seed.
For teams tied in record where one team received a forfeit, games against the teams forfeiting are not counted when figuring the tiebreaker.
In pool play, ties between three or more teams will be broken by:
(1) head to head results between the tied teams
(2) goal difference in head to head games
(3) goals against in head to head games
(4) goal difference in pool play games
(5) goals against in pool play games
(6) shootout
Ties between two teams in record whom have tied each other will be broken by
(1) goal difference in pool play games
(2) goals against in pool play games
(3) shootout.
Each tie­breaking criterion is carried out to its fullest in determining the seeds in ties between 3 or more teams.
Protests of matches will not be recognized. Referee decisions are final.

Age group determination will be made based on the oldest player on a team’s roster.

Good sportsmanship is to always prevail. Coaches will be held responsible for the conduct of themselves, their players, players’ parents, and spectators.


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 |