August Newsletter 2022

Welcome to the Kings Hammer Murfreesboro August Newsletter! This edition features the Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year Award, Fall Grassroots Programming, Grassroots Coaches for Community Event, Welcome to our New Directors, Coach & Team Achievements, Fanwear, 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.

Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year Award

Kings Hammer is excited to announce the Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year Award!  Aubrey is a Kings Hammer Alum and the goalkeeper for Washington Spirit and the US Women’s National Team. The Award will be hand selected by Aubrey in May, at the conclusion of the 2022/2023 Season to one boy and one girl. Each month a boys and girls save will be chosen that will then be entered into the Save of the Year finals. Post your best saves in the Kings Hammer GK Union Facebook group or share on Twitter using the hashtag #KingsHammer. Be sure to share and you could be selected for our Aubrey Kingsbury Save of the Year!

Grassroots Program

Please join us in welcoming 1,170 players within the Little Strikers, Youth Rec, Adult Rec, TOPs programs to our Fall Grassroots season! The fall season will run through October 29th, where we will hold a special Halloween themed day of play! If you have not made it out to see some of these games/sessions, you are truly missing out. We are looking forward to a great season with these players!

KH Murfreesboro Grassroots Coaches for Community Event

Date: Saturday, September 24th @ Richard Siegel Soccer Complex

Details: U.S. Soccer is committed to growing the quality and quantity of trained youth coaches through affordable and accessible entry-level grassroots coach education courses. As part of this commitment, KH Murfreesboro has partnered with Tennessee State Soccer Association to launch the Coach for Community Initiative. This FREE program is focused on providing coaching education resources to help create better playing environments to increase player participation as well as retain players and coaches. Each participant in the event will also receive a FREE voucher for a U.S. Soccer Online Grassroots Coaching Coarse ($25 value) to further their education.

Grassroots coaches, be on the lookout for a link to register from Nathan!

Welcome to our New Directors

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan McBeth as our new Director of our Grassroots Program and Tre Arhagba as the new Director of Goalkeeping and Player Performance.

Nathan will oversee all aspects of the Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Grassroots Program on a full-time basis. Nathan holds a USSF D License and will be instrumental in elevating the grassroots program that we offer to Murfreesboro residents, while working closely with volunteer coaches.

Tre holds a USSF A and Grassroots Instructor License along with a GK Level 2 License from USC association. He will work closely with our premier goalkeepers and assist our coaching team to improve player performance with additional resources.

Coach Achievements

Congrats to our Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Premier Coaches Blake Moore, Paul Parkerson, and Rhett Kelton on receiving their USSF “C” License and to Kevin Hines on receiving his USSF “D” License!

Team Achievements

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro teams competed at the Liberty Cup Tournament in Birmingham, AL at the end of August. Congrats to our KHM10G Premier 1, KHM09G Premier 1, KHM09B Premier 3, and KHM10B Premier 1 teams on bringing home the Finalist and to our KHM09B Premier 1 and KHM04/05B Premier 1 teams on bringing home the Champion titles for their respective divisions.

August Education: Respecting the Game at its R.O.O.T.S.

Each month during the 2022 fall season we will focus on R.O.O.T.S- Rules, Opponent, Officials, Teammates, and Self, as outlined by The Positive Coaching Alliance. We will highlight the value of RESPECT for each area. This month we will explore the RULES.

Know the Laws of the Game-

How well do you know the rules (or more correctly, the Laws) of the game?

One of the leading causes of stress, confusion, anger, and angst during soccer games (youth through professional) is the misunderstanding, misapplication, and misconceptions around the rules of the game. Here are five of the leading culprits when it comes to problem causing Laws in soccer:

  1. Offside (note-not Offsides)
  2. Ball out of play
  3. Handling (note-not Handball)
  4. Advantage
  5. Direct vs. Indirect

Click here to read the full story and get more details on these 5 Laws of the Game.

Ready to TEST your knowledge?  Soccer America has put together a Rules Quiz

KHM at Nashville SC

We hope you can come out and support the Nashville Soccer Club and our players that will be escorting the NSC players onto the field Saturday, September 3rd @ 7:30 PM. Click here to purchase tickets now!

KHM Night at MTSU

Come out and support KHM and the MTSU Women’s Soccer team on September 22nd. Special events and recognition for KHM players.

Be on the lookout for more information from your PA’s (Parent Assistants).

Admission is always free!

Kings Hammer Murfreesboro Fanwear

Gear up for the fall and shop Kings Hammer Murfreesboro! Lots of new items, including hoodies, tees, hats, scarves, stickers plus more on the way. Spend over $100 and shipping is on us—just enter code FREESHIP22 at checkout. Click here to check out what’s new in the Kings Hammer Shop now!


Interested in Becoming a Referee?

The next referee training course will be October 23rd in Franklin.

For more information, please visit https://www.tnsoccer.org/referee

Events Schedule

  • September 3rd: KHM at NSC game, 7:30 pm
  • September 10th: Grassroots Photo Day 1
  • September 17th: Grassroots Photo Day 2
  • September 22nd: KHM night at MTSU game
  • September 24th: Coach for Community Event
  • October 14th – 16th: Strikers Cup
  • October 29th: Grassroots Season End Celebration – a Halloween Event
  • December 9th – 11th: Champions Showcase
  • April 14th – 16th: Bash in the Boro
  • May 5th: 3rd Annual Clash of the Titans – A Coaches Game FUNdraiser
  • May 12th – 14th: Orion Cup