MYS is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Ryerson as Associate Executive Director. In this role, Tim will support the Executive Director with oversight of organizational operations to include program development, financial management, fundraising, and community relations.
Tim brings a diverse business and sports background that will help our club continue to provide the best experiences and value for our members. His experience spans more than 25 years in club operations, international travel, and management in the sport. In 2013, Tim created a new club in Howard County, MD – Ellicott City Soccer Club (ECSC). The club had no players and faced tough competition from the already existing clubs in the area. After launching a grassroots marketing campaign, ECSC held its first tryout session in 2013 with 750 players in attendance. The club officially launched in 2014 with 31 teams. Ten years later, ECSC is going strong! In 2017, Tim stepped away from operating the club, turning over the reins to his brother Rob, a well-known former professional player who resides in Howard County. In 2018, Tim relocated to northern California where he had attended high school. It was there that he joined Ballistic Soccer Club initially as the Recreation Director and later as the General Manager. He was responsible for all club programs including MLS Next, Competitive, Recreation, Futsal, and the Adult League.
In 2017, Tim created the charitable organization Get on the Bus (GOTB). GOTB breaks down financial and transportation barriers so that kids can play recreational soccer on a team in their community, while ensuring participants have an opportunity to learn valuable life skills, good study habits, and have access to healthy snacks; all while ensuring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). GOTB has been awarded $750,000 in Innovate to Grow Funds from the United States Soccer Federation to operate this program in multiple states. GOTB programs have launched in Maryland, Nevada, California, Oregon, Kentucky, and Tennessee with additional states coming onboard in 2024. The goal is to graduate 10,000 kids by the 2026 World Cup.
Tim played collegiately at University of Nevada-Las Vegas during his freshman year and then transferred to University of Maryland-Baltimore County to play for legendary Coach Pete Caringi, captaining the team in 1993.
Tim has one son currently in graduate school at Georgetown University and a daughter who lives in Northern Virginia with her family. Tim and his wife are excited to relocate back to the East Coast to be closer to their family, while also allowing Tim the opportunity to join MYS and assist the club in continuing to raise the bar.
Please join us in welcoming Tim to McLean Youth Soccer!