WELCOME TO BIRMINGHAM UNITED

Birmingham United Soccer Association was formed in 2006 as a result of a merger between Mountain Brook Soccer Club and American Jets Soccer Club. With over 3,200 players a season and over 7,000 annually, access to over 21 soccer fields at seven venues and seven full-time staff members, BUSA has grown into one of the largest soccer clubs in the Southeast. In 2009, BUSA became an official member of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), the highest level of youth soccer for girls in the USA.  In 2017, BUSA became a founding member of Boys ECNL.

Empower. Enrich. Excel.

EMPOWER our players with unbridled self-confidence to be the best they can be on and off the field.

ENRICH our players with a deep knowledge it takes for them to be successful today, tomorrow and into the future.

EXCEL to be the best!

Mission Statement

BUSA is a full-service soccer club whose goal is to serve all who want to play soccer within our local communities, the state of Alabama and beyond. It is our goal that, through the beautiful game of soccer, we will teach our players proper life values of hard work, determination, accountability and sportsmanship.

It is BUSA’s goal to teach our players to empower, enrich and excel within the community and to use the life skills learned through soccer to leave the world a better place.

Birmingham United Soccer Association is a 501(c)(3) organization that caters to thousands of members throughout central Alabama. Through our partnerships in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville via Alabama Futbol Club, the organization encompasses over 3,700 players, thus making us by far the largest soccer organization in Alabama.

Understanding Your Child’s Time

Ages 3-5

Sunday Soccer (Ages 3-5)

Sunday Soccer is the perfect beginner program for children ages 3-5 on Sunday afternoons. This fun and safe soccer experience provides an opportunity for your little one to play with other children of the same age and experience level to begin their soccer career. Fall and spring seasons offered!
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Ages 6-8

Intramurals (Ages 6-8)

The Intramurals program for boys and girls ages 6-8 is a great introduction to league play for your kids during the fall and spring seasons. With multiple locations, practices and games are close to your neighborhood. Teams are coached by volunteer parents. U6 and U7 players practice once a week. U8 players practice twice a week.
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Junior Academy (Ages 7-8)

Jr. Academy is an optional program offered for players seeking a little more out of their soccer experience at Rathmell and Sports Blast locations. Fall and spring programs on Wednesday nights are available. Staffed by our professionally licensed competitive coaches, Jr. Academy offers additional training outside of your regular team.
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Ages 9-19

Academy (Ages 9-11)

The BUSA Academy Program is an all-inclusive program for players looking to get more out of their soccer experience. Staffed by our professionally licensed coaches and Director’s Staff, the BUSA Academy trains players with anticipation of playing at the highest levels in the state.
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Academy Futsal (Ages 9-11)

A winter Futsal tournament is offered for Academy-aged players. Futsal is an indoor game with a weighted ball that helps develop a player’s technical ability. Playing winter Futsal is a great way to keep up your player’s skill in the offseason.

Recreational (Ages 9-19)

Recreational programs offered for boys and girls ages 9-19 at multiple locations throughout Birmingham. BUSA Rec teams participate in the Central Alabama Soccer League (CASL) and compete in that league in the fall and spring seasons. Teams are coached by BUSA volunteers with support from the BUSA Director’s Staff.
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Competitive (Ages 12-19)

BUSA Competitive teams participate in the Alabama State League at the Division 1 and 2 levels. Coached by our professionally licensed coaching staff, players are offered an unmatched soccer education with opportunities for those just starting their competitive journey toward the highest levels in the state. Competitive team options are for a full-year commitment (fall and spring seasons).
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Champions League (Ages 12-19)

Through a collaborative effort among eight clubs, the newly formed Southeastern Clubs Champions League (SCCL) will begin its inaugural season in the fall of 2018. The Southeastern Clubs Champions League has been formed in response to an overwhelming need for a more manageable environment than is presently available in the gap between localized grassroots soccer and national level play. The SCCL will strive to provide a solution to this need in an affordable, family-friendly way.
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Alabama FC/ECNL (Ages 13-19)

The ECNL program is for players with ambition to reach the highest levels of soccer in the nation and beyond. BUSA, as a member of Alabama FC, competes in the ECNL League for both boys and girls teams, ages U13-U19, on a regional and national level.
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WPSL (Ages 16+)

The Alabama FC WPSL team is a program that competes in the summer months in the Women’s Premier Soccer League. The WPSL team is a great opportunity for our former and current ECNL players to develop their games. Many current and former United States and international players have competed in the WPSL.
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Camps