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Volta Futsal

Volta Information

Volta Futsal is the exciting initiative from Kings Hammer Soccer Club where our goal is to provide an opportunity for winter Futsal training and to compete at the highest level locally, regionally, and nationally. Volta Futsal is designed to offer players the highest level of futsal training and competition to continue with our focus on providing the best comprehensive player development program in the area.

Volta Futsal will offer a team option and a training-only option for the 2021/2022 Season. The season will run November 1st-January 30th and will be available in Northern Kentucky (Volta South) and Cincinnati (Volta North).

More Info: 

Teams will train twice a week and will compete in one league and three tournaments. One training session during the week will be team training and one session on Sunday will focus on technical skill development and repetition of topics. League games will play on Friday/Saturday at the Flock in North College Hill (formerly Game On! Sports Complex). Exact training dates/times will be announced after tryouts.

Please read through the instructions carefully to help guide you through the registration process.

To begin, please go to the RosterPro website by copying one of the following links into your web browser:

New Users

https://kingshammer.demosphere-secure.com/_registration
New Users are those who have not previously created an account for any reason or are new to KHSC.

New Users will need to create an account in RosterPro.

  1. Begin by clicking on the green Create Your New User Account button. This will generate a pop-up window where you will enter YOUR information (not your child’s). Click ‘Create your new Account’ to continue.
  2. You will then see the welcome screen. Click Continue.
  3. Enter your household information. Click Save and Continue.
  4. Click Register a Participant.
  5. Select ‘Create New Member’ and enter your child’s information. Click Save and Continue.
  6. Select the season for which you are registering (Tryouts). After selecting that, another drop-down box will appear with the Location/Programs/Age Groups. Select the appropriate Location/Program/Age Group and then click Save and Continue. 
  7. Player Information – enter player information. Click Save and Continue.
  8. Verify that the information is correct. Click Save and Continue.
  9. Read through the waiver of liability and click in the box to state that you agree. Click Agree and Continue.
  10. Read through the Infectious Disease Waiver and click to sign, click the blue pencil to enter your signature and save.
  11. If you have another child to register or would like to register your child for another program, click ‘Register a Participant’. If you don’t want to add anything else, click ‘No, Proceed to Next Step’.
  12. Review your order and click Proceed to Checkout.
  13. Click Submit. It is very important that you click submit. Even though there is no charge for tryouts, failure to submit your order will result in your registration not being processed.
  14. Confirmation Screen – from here you can view your receipt or return to your household dashboard.

* Note: For best performance of the software, use a PC or Mac with either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and pop up blockers disabled. Issues can occur in the following situations:

  1. Using a computer at work – firewalls and security sometimes prevent it from working properly
  2. Using Internet Explorer due to its lack of security
  3. Using a smartphone or tablet

Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email to confirm your registration.

If you have any questions about the online registration process, please contact Christy at christy@kingshammer.com.

Returning Users

https://kingshammer.demosphere-secure.com/_login
Returning Users are those that have registered/paid for any previous Kings Hammer programs. 

Returning Users will need to log in to your current RosterPro account, click on My Household Information and then click Begin Public Registration (right-hand side).

  1. Verify your household information. Click Save and Continue.
  2. Click Register a Participant.
  3. Select your child from the options provided or, for a new player, click ‘Create a New Member’ and enter the new player’s information. Click Save and Continue.
  4. Select the season for which you are registering (Tryouts). After selecting that, another drop-down box will appear with the Programs/Age Groups. Select the appropriate Program/Age Group and then click Save and Continue.
  5. Player Information – enter player information. Click Save and Continue.
  6. Verify that the information is correct. Click Save and Continue.
  7. Read through the waiver of liability and click in the box to state that you agree. Click Agree and Continue.
  8. Read through the Infectious Disease Waiver and click to sign, click the blue pencil to enter your signature and save.
  9. If you have another child to register or would like to register your child for another program, click ‘Register a Participant’. If you don’t want to add anything else, click ‘No, Proceed to Next Step’. 
  10. Review your order and click ‘Proceed to Checkout’.
  11. Click Submit. It is very important that you click submit. Even though there is no charge for tryouts, failure to submit your order will result in your registration not being processed.
  12. Confirmation Screen – from here you can view your receipt or return to your household dashboard.

* Note: For best performance of the software, use a PC or Mac with either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and pop up blockers disabled. Issues can occur in the following situations:

  1. Using a computer at work – firewalls and security sometimes prevent it from working properly
  2. Using Internet Explorer due to its lack of security
  3. Using a smartphone or tablet

Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email to confirm your registration.

If you have any questions about the online registration process, please contact Christy at christy@kingshammer.com.

Volta FAQ’s

 

What is Volta Futsal?

  • Volta Futsal is the exciting new initiative from Kings Hammer Soccer Club where we aim to provide an opportunity for winter Futsal training and to compete at the highest level locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Volta Futsal is designed to offer players the highest level futsal training and competition to continue with our focus on providing the best comprehensive player development program in the area.

Where does the name “Volta” come from?

  • “Volta” (Italian) is used to describe a point in time that signals the start of a new pattern.
  • Volta Futsal signifies a turning point in the Kings Hammer Soccer Club player development pathway. We are progressing to the next step in the development of the player by providing an elite level of Futsal exposure.

How does Futsal differ from Soccer, and what are some benefits of Futsal?

  • Futsal is its own sport but shares many similarities to Soccer. Futsal is a 5v5 game played on either an indoor or outdoor hard surface court. The ball is weighted to decrease bounces and encourage players to keep the ball on the ground. Futsal courts do not have walls, as an indoor soccer field might have.
  • Futsal helps players develop quicker critical thinking skills by placing them in tight areas and demanding they are always engaged in the play in all phases. The limited space limits the amount of time the players have on the ball and time to make decisions.
  • Improving “Creativity” in tight spaces.
  • Repetition of technique due to the small field size.
  • No walls mean players are required to be in control of their dribbling, passing, and receiving as well as make quick decisions on and off the ball.
  • Provide additional training months at a high level of competition.

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 (michelle@kingshammer.com) 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 | ryan@kingshammer.com
Academy South Boys: James Thomas | james@kingshammer.com
Academy South Girls: Chris Black | chris@kingshammer.com
Academy Bluegrass Boys: Dan Ensley  | dan@kingshammer.com
Academy Bluegrass Girls: Megan Adkins | megan@kingshammer.com

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 michelle@kingshammer.com.

Who is in charge of hiring coaches?
If you are interested in a coaching opportunity, please fill out the following coaching form – https://kingshammer.com/interested-in-coaching/

Program Directors:

Academy North: Ryan Handbury | ryan@kingshammer.com
Academy South Girls: Chris Black | chris@kingshammer.com
Academy South Boys: James Thomas | james@kingshammer.com
Academy Bluegrass Boys: Dan Ensley | dan@kingshammer.com
Academy Bluegrass Girls: Megan Adkins | megan@kingshammer.com
Premier Xenia: Brent Lewis | brent@kingshammer.com
Premier North: Wil Cagle | wil@kingshammer.com
Premier Sycamore: Ryan Handbury | ryan@kingshammer.com
Premier Central: Michael Ratliff | michaelr@kingshammer.com
Premier South: David Shemilt | dshemilt@kingshammer.com
Premier Versailles: Brandon Cummons | brandon@kingshammer.com
Premier Lexington: Fonyam Atanga | fonyam@kignshammer.com