Crown Challenge 2024

Crown Challenge Teams,

On behalf of Kings Hammer Soccer Club, we would like to welcome you to the Cincinnati Area for the 2024 Crown Challenge. The Crown Challenge provides participating teams with an opportunity to play multiple games on beautiful fields over a three day period. Each year this event continues to grow at an accelerated rate and this year proves to be our largest to date as we prepare to host more than 700 teams.

In this event guide, you will find all the information you need for this year’s event including links to schedules, facility maps, and local area attractions to visit while you are in town. Please take a moment to look through the guide. We also ask that you forward this link to all of your players and families so they have this information for the weekend. The link is mobile friendly as well so they can pull it up on their phone and refer to it throughout the event. 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 Crown Challenge. We are excited about the event this year and look forward to hosting your team in Cincinnati!

Kings Hammer Event Directors


For the most up-to-date schedules for the event please click here or visit the event page website: Crown Challenge – Kings Hammer Youth Soccer Club. This is also where you will find all tournament results and standings.


A list of facilities and the address to each facility can be found here.

Teams playing at Warren County Sports Park: Address to Fields 1-12 use: 741 OH-741, Lebanon, OH  45036. Address to Fields 15-18 use: 3021 Greentree Road, Lebanon, OH  45036.  If you are playing on Fields 15 and 16, please use Gate 2 for entering and exiting the facility. If you are playing on Fields 17 or 18, please use Gate 4 when entering and exiting the complex. It is imperative that you DO NOT WALK or warm up on the grass fields on your way to your game or prior to it. They will be marked as such. 

Teams playing at Voice of America Park: Address to the Complex is: 123 Cox Road, West Chester, OH  45069.  There are daily parking passes required for all matches played at Voice of America Park.  Please be advised that the Voice of America MetroPark has updated and improved their parking pass process. Please share this with everyone on your team to expedite receiving your pass. Every vehicle must purchase a pass. Passes will now be sold for advance purchasing but will still be available to purchase on the day of the event. Cash will no longer be accepted in person. Passes are $8 per day for any passes purchased in advance online or $10 per day for passes sold once the tournament begins. Passes can be purchased through the online box office found hereand will be available at 8am on the Monday prior to the start of the tournament. Once purchased a QR code will be sent to your inbox. 

  • Passes will no longer be scanned upon entering the park but instead will be checked upon exiting. Everyone must enter through the Cox Road gate. Cars exiting the facility will have the option to exit through the Cox Road gate, Libery Way gate OR the Butler Warren Gate. Cox Road exit will have lanes 1 and 2 set up as express checkout lanes for pre-bought tickets only. Liberty and Butler will be open for Exit ONLY and they are both Right turn only.  If returning to the park that day, please make sure you get a ticket from the parking staff to avoid being recharged for your next visit. 

Teams playing at McClure (aka Lebanon) Sports Complex: Address is 900 McClure Road, Lebanon, OH 45036. The U8 bracket will play ALL of their games at McClure. They will be set up on the fields directly off of the parking lot backing up to McClure Road. Any 11v11 fields will be along the gravel road off of McClure Road. Fields will be marked and Kings Hammer Flags will be visible near the fields.


Since team check-in took place online in advance, you do not need to check-in when you arrive at the fields. However, please make sure to bring your player cards to each game.


Trainers will be located at Voice of America Park, Warren County Sports Park and McClure Park throughout the weekend in case your child needs to be evaluated for an injury. Due to the volume of teams and athletes on the event our trainers will not be doing any preventative taping prior to games. We encourage you to purchase any items you may need ahead of the event.


Apparel will be set up at the Merchandise tent at our two main facilities of Warren County Sports Park located at:  1408 North State Route 741, Lebanon, OH  45036 and Voice of America Park located at: 1213 Cox Rd, West Chester, OH  45069.  There will be a small tent with pre pressed TShirts available at McClure Sports Park as well.  

There will be staff onsite, Saturday: 8:00AM-6:00PM and Sunday 8:00AM-6:00PM. 

Don’t have games scheduled at Warren County or Voice of America Park or simply want to skip the long lines? Click here to order ahead! Your items will be available for you to pick up at the merchandise tent anytime during the mentioned times. 


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. Please make sure to update your team contact information if you have not already done so.


Be sure to like our Kings Hammer Facebook page, and follow us on Instagram @kingshammersc and Twitter @kingshammer for event updates, pictures and highlights throughout the weekend!


There will be concession stands open at Voice of America park and Warren County Park on limited hours. There will also be a coffee truck at each of those locations on limited hours. You are encouraged to pack or visit any of the various local establishments for majority of your food and beverage needs.


If you have any questions prior to arriving, please feel free to reach out. Good luck and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Schedules, Bracketing, Coach Conflicts, & Field Changes: Matt Winkler (U9-U19)| Craig Schroeder (U8’s) |

Registration/Admin, Logistics, Volunteers: Nikki Haaser/Lisa McIver |

Merchandise: Quinn Foltz |

Sponsorships & Club Relations: Dave McIver |

Housing/Hotels: PYB |


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


Kings Hammer Soccer Club is proud to partner with OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. As the official preferred sports medicine provider for Kings Hammer in its Midwest Region, OrthoCincy provides your athlete direct access to the world-class orthopaedic specialists, expedited urgent care services and a full spectrum of ancillary care for injuries.

During the tournament season, Kings Hammer will staff independent certified athletic trainers (ATC) for sideline coverage as much as possible.  These trainers will address minor, in-game injuries as well as those unfortunate injuries that will likely require follow-up physician care. All injuries, regardless of severity, will be logged in a portal that OrthoCincy will use for follow-up courtesy calls to ensure your athlete is receiving the proper post-injury care.

OrthoCincy is committed to providing preferred scheduling for your athlete. OrthoCincy sports medicine specialists have designated time slots blocked within their schedules to accommodate same-day injury appointments for Kings Hammer athletes. OrthoCincy Orthopaedic Urgent Care also offers walk-in access to orthopaedic specialists at five locations in Kentucky and Ohio.