About Us

Hope Soccer Ministries

About Hope Soccer Ministries

Who We Are?

We are a 501C3 Non-Profit Christian Organization for Youth Soccer. We serve boys and girls, ages 4 to 18. We share our faith in Jesus Christ with our players during practice.  

Meet founders, Nick and Elizabeth Ratchev. 


Founders of Hope Soccer Ministries

What We Believe?

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

We want to share the truth of the Gospel, that Jesus is the Son of God who came to die on the cross for our sins and was raised again on the third day.  

We want to enjoy the game of soccer and build relationships that will allow us to share that truth with all who are willing to hear. 


Our Soccer Expertise

Our founder, Nick, is an ex-collegiate soccer player who played for Queens University of Charlotte during their most successful season in school history in 2006 when Queens made an “Elite 8” appearance in the National DII Tournament. 


Queens University Soccer Field

Our Coaching Experience?

Nick has 5 years of coaching experience.  During these years, his team remained largely unchanged because his players chose to stay with him year after year. 

As a coach, he was widely successful in leading a church team against Charlotte Clubs such as CSA, CLR Jrs, Mint Hill, and others.

Nick volunteered his time to coach then, and he volunteers his time to coach now.   


Our Success?

Nick’s accomplishments as a coach include several #1 and #2 seeds during the regular season at MARS Elite and Premiere Level. 

This includes one “perfect season” combined with a Tournament Championship at MARS’ most competitive “Premier Level” – U14 Boys Premier Team in November of 2017. 


Our Success Stories?

Nick’s players have gone on to play at the highest level of prestigious clubs such as:  Barcelona Academy Elite Team, Charlotte United Gold Team, Charlotte Rapids, and Charlotte Eagles “A” Team.

His players also play for top Middle and High Schools around Charlotte including:  Quail Hollow Middle School, Community House Middle School, Crestdale Middle School, Arborbrook Christian Academy, and Ardrey Kell High School!