Sycamore Program Director & Central Youth Director

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Kings Hammer Soccer Club Announces Ryan Handbury as the Sycamore Program Director and Michael Ratliff as the Central Youth Director

COVINGTON, KY (January 13, 2021) – Kings Hammer Soccer Club, one of the largest youth soccer programs in the area, is excited to announce Ryan Handbury as the Kings Hammer Sycamore Program Director. Ryan most recently served as the Central U7-U10 Girl’s Director and has coached both girls and boys teams at Kings Hammer for the past 10 years. He holds a USSF 'C' License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and the UEFA C Alternative.

“I am excited and honored to become the Program Director at Kings Hammer Sycamore. I look forward to working with their talented staff and getting to know all the players and parents. I want to make the youth development process a fun experience for everyone involved and can't wait to get started. It has been a privilege to work as the Central Girl's Youth Director for the last few years. I have had the pleasure to work with a fantastic group of coaches, parents, and players and can't thank everyone enough for the support and trust," said Ryan Handbury.

Brian Middleton and Ewan Blair have done a great job in the Sycamore Community and are excited to work with Ryan. Brian will serve as the General Manager and Blair will continue as the Director of Coaching.

Michael Ratliff, who is currently the Central U7-U10 Boy’s Director, has worked very closely with Ryan Handbury in the development of the Central Youth Program. Together they have built a strong foundation. Moving forward, Michael will lead both the boys and the girls Central Youth Programs. He holds a USSF 'C' License and the United Soccer Coaches National Diploma. Michael has been coaching for over 10 years with both youth and high school experience.

"I am thrilled to begin overseeing the girl's side of the Central Program. I want to continue building it into the top program for youth player development in the area," said Michael Ratliff.


About Kings Hammer

Kings Hammer Soccer Club, which was founded in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, has become one of the most recognizable youth soccer clubs in the Midwest Region of the United States, including the recent expansion into central Kentucky.

The club provides appropriate training for soccer at every level. Players, coaches, staff, parents contribute directly to the positive environment at Kings Hammer Soccer Club. From developing collegiate, professional and national team level athletes to providing all players the opportunity to love the game, the development structure services all skill levels.

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