Elite Spring Thaw 2022

Welcome to the Elite Spring Thaw!

Elite Spring Thaw Teams,

On behalf of Kings Hammer Soccer Club, we would like to welcome you to Cincinnati for the 2022 Elite Spring Thaw. We are excited to kick off the spring season with our March Turf events and hope you are excited to compete! The Elite Spring Thaw provides participating teams with an opportunity to play some early spring games against great competition at turf facilities throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern KY. This year, we will host nearly 280 teams from 90 clubs across the country over the weekend event all on local turf facilities. The main goal of the Elite Spring Thaw is to provide teams with good early-season competition at quality facilities to help you prepare for the spring season. We hope you have a chance to enjoy all that Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have to offer while you are here.

Thank you for choosing the Elite Spring Thaw as one of your early season events. We are excited about the great competition this year and look forward to hosting your team in Cincinnati!

Dave McIver
Vice President of Operations and Events

Tournament Contacts




    • Teams playing at Town and Country, VOA, and Riverside Park may not warm up on the grass fields at those locations.  Those fields are closed until early April.
    • Teams playing at Bishop Brossart may not have cleats on the track.

Athletic Trainers

Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Drayer Physical Therapy Institute are proud to provide medical care for Kings Hammer Soccer Club and the Turf Classic. If your athlete is in need of attention during the event please seek out our on-site athletic trainers for assistance at the locations below:

If there are no athletic trainers at your location, please feel free to have your athlete seen by the Athletic training staff at the nearest facility where we have on-site staff.

For your convenience we will also have evening and weekend walk-in orthopaedic urgent care clinics available at the below locations: (Please note that the business hours for both locations are; Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 8-11 am)

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 GotSoccer system via email and text notification (if signed up for text).

Event Merchandise

Skip the line during the event weekend and purchase your Elite Spring Thaw event apparel in advance between Monday, March 14th and Friday, March 18th online by clicking here. Event apparel will also be available for purchase on-site at both Town and Country Sports Complex and Voice of America MetroPark throughout the weekend.

On-Site Merchandise Tents:

Please note that if you pre-order you can choose to have shipped to your house directly or select to pick it up at the volunteer tent at either location as of 9 am on both Saturday and Sunday.

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 info@kingshammer.com.

Explore Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

We have included links below to the Cincinnati CVB, Bulter County CVB, Warren County CVB and Northern KY CVB so you can plan your weekend prior to arriving in town. These links include information on things to do (entertainment, attractions, shopping, outdoors) as well as dining recommendations.

Top 5 Things to do in the Greater Cincinnati Area

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Upcoming Kings Hammer Events

Boys & Girls U8-U19: May 13th-15th, 2022

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