At Synergy Sports we value the level of coaching provided to ALL our ATHLETES above all else. Between all of our coaches there is over 40 years of combined coaching experience. Together, we work to develop a solid athletic foundation and to build self confidence in all athletes and campers. Passion and respect are the focus of our coaching and punctuate all that we do here at Synergy Sports. 

RYLAN ADAMS

Rylan Adams is the co-owner of Synergy Sports and Director of Coaching as well as the Columbia Select Head Coach. He has been in the sports management field for the past ten years. During those years, he has helped grow and develop many programs from the ground up overseeing all areas of a multi-sport facility.

In the past year at Synergy Sports, Rylan has grown our competitive soccer program, Columbia Select, to a total of eleven teams in only a year. During the Fall 2015 season, Synergy FC won multiple tournaments and finished in the top two at several other tournaments. Rylan has also developed the Synergy Sports Academy program to provide soccer players in Columbia some of the best foot skills and fundamentals in the game. Athletes are taught the same skills as our competitive players, only at a different pace and level.

For over nine years Rylan has been coaching soccer players starting as young as three. He served as the developmental coach for the U6 & U8 programs at the MAC for over five years. Hundreds of players began their soccer careers under Rylan-- with several of them now playing on college soccer teams. He is known around Columbia for his teaching style and techniques.

In 2013, Rylan became the Director of the MAC and the head coach of MAC SC. He is great with all ages and levels of players from those just starting in the sport to the highly skilled players. Rylan has a way of pushing the players enough to make them better while still helping them love the sport of soccer.

Rylan got his start playing competitive soccer when he was ten years old. He played with Columbia Pride until he joined the Hickman High School Varsity Soccer team where he played for three seasons.

At Synergy Sports Rylan handles day-to-day operations as well coaching and training of our soccer athletes. He is the head coach of Synergy Football Club and leads the Synergy Academy Program. While focusing on the individual development of each player, teamwork is infused into each age group at every level. Rylan coaches with passion and passes that onto his teams on the field.

Contact Rylan at radams@synergysportsmo.com

ANNE SIEVERS

Anne Sievers is the co-owner of Synergy Sports, Synergy South Director and Team Training head coach, head swim coach.  Anne’s career includes four years as the assistant swim coach at Mizzou and over twelve years in the sports management field, coaching and personal training. She has overseen, grown and developed multiple programs and facilities during that time all while coaching swimmers and athletes alike in various facets of their careers.

Anne specializes in sports performance training, swimming and personal training. She has developed our SAFT (speed agility fitness training) program which is a sport-specific training program designed for each sport that helps with endurance, speed, balance, jumping, etc. Anne wants every individual, both young and adult, to achieve their goals by practicing more efficiently, optimizing each movement, and training to the best of their abilities. Anne draws from her experiences working with some of the most elite coaches in the world. She has trained at the highest levels and coached others to become their best. 

During the summer months, Anne is the head coach of the West Broadway Swim Club. She has taught swim lessons for over fifteen years in Columbia and St. Louis. Anne has taught hundreds of kids to swim in Columbia. She has helped others to advance their skills to the next level as competitive swimmers and even to go on to earn college scholarships. As a former USA national team swimmer and Mizzou swim coach, she has worked with all athletes at all levels.

As a swimmer, Sievers was a ten-time All-American, five-time Big Ten Champion and named “Female Athlete of the Year” at the University of Michigan. She is the only athlete in Illinois Swimming history to be named “Illinois Swimmer of the Year” on four separate occasions. In the International level, Sievers represented the United States on multiple occasions on several national teams. She was a finalist at the US Olympic Trials in 1992 & 1996, narrowly missing the Olympic team in 1996.

Anne brings passion, drive, and desire to succeed to all areas of Synergy Sports. Anne’s goals are to help athletes perform at peak levels as well as to help fitness enthusiasts perform as athletes.

Contact Anne at asievers@synergysportsmo.com

RYAN SMITH

Ryan is Synergy Sports head rec basketball coach. He has been an integral part of starting and building Synergy Sports, especially our basketball program. Smith has been an intigral part in the growth and development of the Columbia Panthers. His focus on the fundamentals of the game is second to none. He teaches all players footwork, advanced ball handling skills, as well as offensive and defensive skill sets. 

Ryan was a  varsity player for Chillicothe High School for four years; earning District 16 All-District player, District 16 MVP award, MEC All-Conference player 3 years and Academic All-State honors. Ryan played for one of the biggest AAU programs, Missouri Mavericks, for 2 years traveling accross the country competiting. He receivied All-Tournamnet honors in several tournamnets and was named player of the year for the Mavericks. Played with and against multiple NBA, European leage, D1 & D2 players. Recruited to play basketball, however chose to concentrate on school and attend Mizzou. He is a Senior pursuing a degree in Parks, Rec & Sport with an emphasis in Sports Management and a minor in Marketing.

Contact Ryan at rsmith@synergysportsmo.com

SYNERGY STAFF

COLE ABRAM - Rec Soccer Coach
MICHELLE AMATO - Flying Tigers Coach
KAILEY BRANDON - Rec Basketball Coach
MADDIE CLARK - Rec Volleyball Coach
DAVID CUREY - Flying Tigers Coach
SAM DAVIS - Rec Volleyball Coach
HEATHER ENGLISH - Trainer & Columbia Panthers Coach
RYAN FOX - Rec Soccer Coach
BEN HERZOG - Rec Soccer Coach
RYAN IMHOFF - Rec Soccer Coach
DAVID GRAHAM - Columbia Select Coach
TANNER MILLS - Columbia Select Coach
CORY RILEY - Rec Basketball & Columbia Panther Coach
JOE RITTER - Columbia Select Coach
RICARDO VALSIEN - Columbia Select Coach
ANDY VROOMAN - Columbia Select Coach