Lindsay Basalyga offered position with United States Soccer Federation – Ryan Handbury to take over Academy North Role as Director

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LEBANON, OH (May 16th, 2022) – Lindsay Basalyga, Kings Hammer Academy North Program Director, has recently accepted a scouting position with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Lindsay was instrumental in starting the Academy North Program during the 2021/22 season and we thank her for all her hard work. Lindsay will have a great opportunity in her new role and we wish her all the best for the future.

“We are all extremely excited for Lindsay to have an opportunity to work for the US Soccer Federation. On behalf of the club, I would like to thank her for everything she has done for Kings Hammer and especially our North Academy since its inception. We wish her all the best as she gets started in this new and exciting chapter in her career,” Paul Nicholson, Kings Hammer Technical Director.

Effective immediately Ryan Handbury will serve as the Kings Hammer Academy North Program Director. Ryan currently serves as the Premier Sycamore Program Director and most recently served as the Central U7-U10 Girl’s Director. Ryan also serves on the Technical Staff for the USL-2 Men’s Team at Kings Hammer. Ryan has coached and directed both girls and boys teams at Kings Hammer for over 10 years. He is currently pursuing his USSF ‘B’ License, holds his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and the UEFA C Alternative.

“Ryan has been a director with the club for over 10 years and will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the North Academy. We have full confidence that he will be able to build on the good work that’s been started in the area and take Kings Hammers North Academy to the next level,” Paul Nicholson, Kings Hammer Technical Director.

Ryan will be continuing his duties as Premier Sycamore Program Director. His new role in the Academy North will allow him to connect the North and Sycamore Programs to create a stronger pathway to the Academy North Program.

“I would like to thank everyone at Kings Hammer for the opportunity to become the Kings Hammer Academy North Director. I have directed in the city for over 10 years and have gained many valuable experiences coaching and working with great staff in the area. I look forward to continuing to work with our Sycamore Premier Program as well as our other Premier Programs to help build a stronger pathway for the KH North Academy. I can’t wait to get started in helping to support the players, parents, and coaches,” Ryan Handbury stated.

Tryout registration is still open for Premier Sycamore, Premier North, and Academy North. Visit the Kings Hammer website and click on your respective program to view tryout schedules and to register today!


About Kings Hammer

Kings Hammer Soccer Club, 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.

The club provides appropriate training of 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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