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Academy

Overview

BUSA’S Academy Program provides a developmentally appropriate soccer environment for kids to make optimal developmental gains as soccer players, have fun and return to play soccer next year.

We strive to develop players with mastery of fundamental soccer skills who have a solid foundation of basic soccer decision-making. Accomplishing this goal creates players with the foundation necessary to compete at the next level of play.

The Academy has rolling enrollment throughout the fall and spring so your son or daughter can join at any time. For more information, contact Academy Director Tommy Cochran at [email protected].

Join our Academy to have your child trained by professionally licensed coaches in an environment created specifically for kids!

Player Pathways

Ages & Fees

  • AGES

  • U9

  • $900

  • Trg Months = 8
  • U10

  • $1,000

  • Trg Months = 8
  • U11

  • $1,250

  • Trg Months = 9

Contact

For more information, contact Academy Director Tommy Cochran at [email protected].

Rec Programs

Overview

Registration will be open July 1 through August 12, 2018

CASL SCHEDULES FALL 2018

General Information

  • Teams compete in the Central Alabama Soccer League (CASL) with other Birmingham-area soccer clubs.
  • Teams will be formed by August 15, 2018.  Players will be contacted after this date.
  • Coaches are needed for all age groups. (Please indicate at Registration)
  • Coaches Meeting (required for all coaches) – Thursday, August 16 at 6:30 pm at Hyatt Place Hwy 280 in Inverness.
  • Practices may begin the week of August 20, 2018.

Note:  All players will be placed in their appropriate age group. Playing up in age group will be allowed but subject to a staff evaluation. 

For more information, contact Jim Jeter, Recreational Director  

All Players will need to have

  • Soccer Ball (U9 thru U12 size 4, U13 and up use size 5)
  • Water Bottle
  • Shin Guards
  • Soccer Cleats (No baseball or football cleats permitted)

Pricing

  • AGES

  • U9-U19

  • $175

Features:

  • Multiple locations
  • Volunteer coaches
  • 2x practices per week
  • All games on weekends

Uniform

NEW FOR THIS SEASON:  ALL PLAYERS WILL NEED NEW JERSEYS. 

UNIFORMS WILL BE ORDERED AND PURCHASED ONLINE BY THE PARENT THROUGH THE BUSA STORE!

ALL PLAYERS WILL NEED TO ORDER NEW JERSEYS THIS SEASON! The BUSA Uniform kit is a NIKE kit, which has been changed in 2018 by NIKE. We also have changed sponsors on the jerseys.  We did this together to reduce the need to order twice in the same year. Current shorts and socks are the same and can he worn again. So if you have the shorts and socks, you do not need to order them.

All Players can order uniforms online at this link:

There is also a uniform order link in registration.

BUSA Rec uniform kit consists of:
  • Navy Tiempo Premier jersey with logo and number    ($26.17)
  • White Tiempo Premier jersey with logo and number  ($26.17)
  • Navy PARK II shorts   ($14.10)
  • Navy CLASSIC socks    ($9.40)

You may choose the number for the back of your jerseys.

All Uniforms will be ordered by the parent and shipped directly to the parent address. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. ORDER EARLY!!!

Schedule

Practices may begin the week of August 20, 2018

 BUSA (South/Chelsea) Practices
  • U9 practice at Sports Blast or Forest Park  – Tue/Thur 5:30 – 7 pm
  • U10 practice at Sports Blast or Forest Park – Tue/Thur 5:30 – 7 pm
Mt. Brook (North) Practices
  • U9 practice at Mt. Brook High School   –  Tue/Thur 5:30 – 7 pm
  • U10 practice at Mt. Brook High School   –  Mon/Wed 5:30 – 7 pm 
  • Practice times and locations for Under-11 and older will be determined by the coach after teams are formed.
  • Games begin on September 8 and are played on Saturdays with possible Sunday afternoon dates.
Available Game Dates are as follows:
  • September 8, 15, 22
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November 3

Rules

Coaching Resources

FAQs

What does my child need to bring?

Each Rec player will need a soccer ball (U9-U12 use size 4, U13 and up use size 5), water bottle, shin guards, and soccer cleats. Baseball and football cleats are not permitted.

How do I purchase a jersey?

All uniforms can be found on the soccer.com club site (https://www.soccer.com/club/14004100). A link will also be sent to each registrant at the beginning of the season.

What league does my child participate in?

Your child is part of the Central Alabama Soccer League (CASL) and play against teams and clubs from the local metropolitan area.

Where are practices located?

Practice locations are based on the location where you registered.

Where are my games played?

At least half of the games are home games at your typical practice field. The remaining games are played at the opponents field or a neutral field location.

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Intramurals

Overview

General Information

  • Uniform Jersey is provided for all new players.
  • Shorts and socks are not provided. (Navy or Black recommended.)
  • Teams will be formed by August 24, 2018. Players will be contacted after this date.
  • Coaches are needed for all age groups. (Please indicate at Registration.) 
  • Coaches’ Meeting (required for all coaches) – Thursday August 23 at 6:30 pm at a location TBD.

Note: All players will be placed in their appropriate age groups. Playing up in age group will be allowed but subject to staff evaluation.  Play-downs in age ONLY if approved by the Recreational Director. 

For more information, contact Recreational Director Jim Jeter.  

All Players will need to have

  • Soccer Ball – Size 3
  • Water Bottle
  • Shin Guards
  • Soccer Cleats or Tennis Shoes

Pricing

  • AGES

  • U6

  • $125

  • U7

  • $150

  • U8

  • $150

Features:

  • 1-2 practices per week
  • Most games on Saturday mornings
  • Uniforms included with registration
  • Volunteer coaches
  • Jr. Academy option
  • Multiple locations

Schedule

Practices may begin the week of August 27, 2018

  • North (Mt. Brook) will practice at Brookwood Forest Elementary.
  • South (North Shelby) teams will practice at Heardmont Park or Sports Blast.
  • Chelsea-area teams will practice at Forest Park, Chelsea Rec Park or Sports Blast.

Each age group will practice as follows:

  • U6 – 5:30 on Mondays 
  • U7 – 5:30 on Thursdays
  • U8 – 5:30 on Tues and Fri (NORTH),  Tues and Thur (SOUTH)

Games begin on September 15, 2018, and are played on Saturday mornings as follows:

  • North (Mt. Brook) – All ages will play games at Brookwood Forest Elementary,  Highlands or St Francis.
  • South (Chelsea/North Shelby County) – All games played at Heardmont, SportsBlast, Chelsea Rec Park or Forest Park.
NORTH (Mt. Brook)                                                              
  • Game 1 – September 15
  • Game 2 – September 22
  • Game 3 – September 29
  • Game 4 – October 13
  • Game 5-6 – October 19-20 (Festival Games)
  • Game 7 – October 27
  • Game 8 – November 3
  • Game 9 – November 10
SOUTH (Chelsea/North Shelby County)
  • Game 1 – September 15
  • Game 2September 22
  • Game 3 – September 29
  • Game 4-5October 12-13 (Festival Games)
  • Game 6October 20
  • Game 7 – October 27
  • Game 8November 3
  • Game 9 – November 10

Rules

Field Locations

Coaching Resources

Junior Academy

The Junior Academy is a program designed for Recreational players ages 6-8 who want a soccer practice in addition to those already scheduled with their Recreational teams.  These extra training sessions will be conducted by BUSA Academy Program coaches who are licensed and trained to work with children these ages.

FAQs

What does my child need to bring?

Each Intramural player will need a size 3 soccer ball, water bottle, shin guards, and tennis shoes or soccer cleats.

Are jerseys provided?

Yes! All Intramural players receive a 2-sided, reversible jersey as part of their registration fee.

How often are practices?

U6-U7 players practice once per week.
U8 players practice twice per week.

Where are practices located?

Practice locations are based on the location where you registered.

When are the games?

Games take place on Saturday mornings.

Does every participant receive a trophy?

Yes! All Intramural participants will receive a trophy.

U6-U8 Pictures

Sunday Soccer

Overview

Registration will be open July 1 through September 5, 2018

General Information

  •  Coaches are needed for all age groups.  (Please register to coach using link below.)
  •  Coaches’ Meeting (required for all coaches) – Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 pm at Hyatt Place, Hwy 280.
  •  Parents will be asked to help coach so please come prepared. (Don’t worry. It will be fun and easy!)
  •  Team color Uniform Shirt is provided and handed out at first session.
  •  Shorts and socks are not provided. (Navy or Black are recommended.)
  •  End-of-season trophies presented.

For more information, contact Jim Jeter, Recreational Director  

All Players will need to have

  • Soccer Ball – Size 3
  • Shin Guards
  • Water Bottle
  • Soccer Cleats or Tennis Shoes

Pricing

  • AGES

  • U4

  • $75

  • U5

  • $90

Features:

  • Multiple Locations (BUSA North & BUSA South)
  • Uniforms included in Registration
  • U4 – 6 week season / U5 – 7 week season
  • Volunteer Coaches
  • Proven Curriculum
Practice/Game Schedule is as follows: SUNDAYS –
ALL FIELDS
Under 5 – 2:00pm
Under 4 – 4:00pm
Under 5 Program                                                      

Game 1 –   September 9
Game 2 –   September 16
Game 3 –   September 23
Game 4  –  October 14  (Pictures South)
Game 5 –   October 21   (Pictures North)
Game 6 –   October 28
Game 7 –   November 4  

Under 4 Program 

Game 1 – September 9
Game 2 – September 16
Game 3 – September 23
Game 4 – October 14   (Pictures South)
Game 5 – October 21   (Pictures North)
Game 6 – October 28

Field Locations

  • North (Mt. Brook) games will be at Brookwood Forest Elementary
  • South (N. Shelby County/Chelsea) games will be at the Sports Blast Complex

Coaching Resources

FAQs

What does my child need to bring?

Each Sunday Soccer player will need a size 3 soccer ball, water bottle, shin guards, and tennis shoes or soccer cleats.

Are jerseys provided?

Yes! A shirt will be provided prior to the first game as part of the registration fee.

What is North vs. South location?

Our North location is Brookwood Forest Elementary School, 3701 S. Brookwood Rd., Mountain Brook, AL 35223.

Our South location is Sports Blast, 19220 U.S. Hwy 280 East, Birmingham, AL 35242.

My child is not quite 3 years of age. Can they participate?

Contact Recreational Direct Jim Jeter at [email protected].

Does every participant receive a trophy?

Yes! All Intramural participants will receive a trophy.

Sunday Soccer Pictures