Tim Ryerson had his first experience abroad in 1988 when he went to see his brother Rich play a professional game in Kinna, Sweden. From that first experience of international travel and love of soccer , a passion combining the two was born. In 2000, the first Ryerson Trip with the Desert United Boys 18 team was a huge success. Tim coached this team and wanted them to experience playing in Kinna. Rich had kept up the relationships he formed while there and Ryerson Soccer was able to arrange matches and sightsee the Scandinavian Capitals. Some of those boys had never been on a plane. Seeing the joy these kids had from that experience made him want to start Ryerson Soccer. Little did he know many trips would be taken and the desire to return would continue.
During his playing career, Tim Ryerson attended Oakland Mills HS his freshman year then a job transfer took him and his parents to Fremont California. While in Fremont Tim was coached by legendary youth prep coach Hugh Kinnear at Mission San Jose HS. While there, Tim won two league titles in the MVAL before returning to Oakland Mills for his senior season. Oakland Mills, coached by Don Shea had a record of 15-0-1 and won the state championship in 1988. Tim received All South honors and secured a full ride to University of Nevada Las Vegas. After one year, Tim decided to return home and transferred to the University of Maryland Baltimore County helping Pete Caringi in building a program that is now one of the top in the country. Tim captained UMBC his senior year and helped the team manage a 15-3-1 campaign in Division 1 NCAA Soccer.
Tim Ryerson has coached at all levels of youth soccer including the junior college level at College of the Desert in the fall of 2000. Tim also served as a Youth Development Coordinator and Coaching Director for the Palo Alto Soccer Club and most recently coached Woodcrest Christian HS Boy’s in Riverside, California. Tim is the Founder and President of Ryerson Soccer.