Grant Leckie, Executive Director

Grant Leckie, Executive Director

Phone: (513) 515-0975


Born and raised in the southwest of Scotland, Grant began working in youth soccer after finishing high school whilst completing a 2 year Higher National Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development. Grant began coaching with the Pro Youth Academy at Glasgow Rangers and he was able to work with handpicked players who formed U9 and U12 boys teams.This experience led to further coaching opportunities with the Scottish Football Association in their community program working with the local Development Squad and Grant furthered his education by completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sports Management. 

After graduating, Grant pursued a coaching opportunity in the US, with Challenger Sports. He was able to coach in 20 states and work on youth summer camps as well as acting a professional trainer for Lincoln Spirit Soccer Club, Albert Lea Youth Soccer and Albert Lea High School.

In 2008, Grant was offered the opportunity to move into a full-time management role here in Cincinnati and oversee staffing and programming in Ohio and Kentucky for Challenger Sports. This role allowed him to partner with over 200 organizations since 2008 developing new programs, educating coaches, supporting existing programs, providing educational material and increasing player development opportunities. As Regional Business Manager, Grant hired, trained and managed 100 + staff annually in order to provide high quality coaching programs to Challenger Sports’ partner organizations.

Since moving to Cincinnati, Grant has been a trainer with Kolping Soccer Club and STAR Soccer Club and has been able to work closely with many local recreational and competitive programs in order to utilize his experience and qualifications to the benefit of many youth soccer players.