BUSA Thanks Connor Lee for his Service!

Former BUSA 95 player Connor Lee is serving our country in the Middle East.  We thank him for his service to our country and are proud of success in his military career!

Matt Kirkpatrick Named Athletic Trainer of the Year

Matt Kirpatrick was recently honored by the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association as the Athletic Trainer of the Year for 2017!  Congratulations Matt!

BUSA Teams Succeed at National Events!

ALABAMA FC AND BUSA COMPETE AT NATIONAL LEVELS!

BUSA and Alabama FC teams competed with measurable success at the USYS Regionals and ECNL National Playoffs respectively from June 22nd - June 28th.  

BUSA sent 5 boys teams to the Region III event held in Greensboro, NC.  The 98 East, 99, 00, and 01 boys advanced into the knockout rounds with the 00 boys being semifinalists.  The 98 East boys topped their group in bracket play.

Alabama FC sent 3 teams to the National Championship event in Rockford, IL with the 01s and 02s recording 1-1-1 records at the event.  While the 00s were unable to get the results hoped for, they earned the right to compete in the top brakcket in the country, a distinction held for the best 32 teams in the entire country.

Way to go BUSA and Alabama FC!!

Alabama FC joins Boys ECNL!

Alabama FC Joins Boys ECNL

Alabama FC is pleased to be announced as a founding member club of the Boys ECNL (Elite Clubs National League). Official Press Release

Adopted from the league in which our girls program has now participated since the inception of the girls ECNL platform, the Boys ECNL will provide a National level platform for select top clubs across the country without players having to forgo playing High School soccer. Just as stated in our recent girls program release, we at Alabama FC feel that all players should have the choice regarding High School soccer & athletics while still pursuing the highest level of play possible at their respective club.

Alabama FC has always been believers in the club vs club model of competition with meaningful games each week against like minded top level clubs.

"Alabama FC couldn’t be more excited for the launch of Boy’s ECNL. As a founding member club of the ECNL, AFC has seen countless benefits, such as, college placements, higher level of competition, and overall access for players, parents, and coaches regarding the overall soccer experience. the league structure, organization, other member clubs, and marketability provides a platform unique to this part of the region. AFC staff looks forward to the future and all the benefits Boy’s ECNL will bring.”

- Ben Parks, BUSA Director of Coaching

The newly adopted Boys ECNL will mirror the structure which has seen the Girls ECNL thrive as arguably the top youth league in the world providing a pathway for player & coach development, exclusivity at key college showcase events, talent identification programs & national level competition again all while allowing players to make their own choices regarding high school play.

The initial members of the Boys ECNL Southeast Conference include many of the top boys programs across the region:

* Alabama FC (AL)

* Atlanta Fire United (GA)

* Concorde Fire (GA)

* GSA (GA)

* CESA (GA)

* NASA Tophat SC (GA)

* Florida Elite (FL)

* Florida Kraze Krush (FL)

* Jacksonville Armada (FL)

* Tampa Bay United (FL)

* Tennessee SC (TN)

The Southeast Conference will feature competition in 6 age groups: U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, & U18/19. Teams will be placed in geographical divisions, playing approximately 14-16 conference games, with an additional 3-6 games in cross-conference regular season events depending on age group. Scheduling will allow for players to participate in high school soccer, and clubs will be empowered to play the style and system of play they deem best for their players.

BUSA Invests in Coaching Ed!

03 BOYS STATE CHAMPIONS

Jeremy Hampton accepts BUSA Goalkeeper Director position for 2017-18.

Jeremy has been with BUSA for 2 years as a staff coach with the 06 boys and 02 girls. His 02 girls finished as Division 1 state finalist fall 2016. Before BUSA he was a goalkeeper coach at University of Alabama for 3 years and he was the head coach and goalkeeper coach at Montevallo. Jeremy has extensive experience in the Olympic Development Program. He served as the goalkeeper coach for 6yrs with Alabama program and 2yrs with Mississippi program.

 

Executive Director Andrew Brower says…"BUSA is excited to announce the hiring of Jeremy Hampton as Director of Goalkeeping. He will add great value and experience to our program as we continue to raise the bar for goalkeeper training and education in Alabama. Jeremy is a passionate and dedicated coach who will empower kids to the next level. We are excited to see him serve in this new role going forward and pleased to announce his new position.”

 

Director of Goalkeeping, Chazz Romeo, will continue to work with the club as a Goalkeeper trainer and coach. We are grateful for his wonderful contributions to our program and happy that his work schedule will allow him to continue with the BUSA Goalkeeper program. Jeremy will begin his new role at tryouts in May of 2017. Jeremy currently possesses a USSF National C license and a USSF National Goalkeeping License.

BUSA Upcoming AGM

Sunday, August 27th at 5pm, BUSA will host its Annual General Meeting at Rathmell Sports Complex

07 Magista Finalist at Trussville

03 Girls Champions in Memphis

05 Select Champions in Trussville

06 Premier Girls Finalist in Memphis

04 Premier Girls Champions in Memphis

03 BOYS WIN RPL LEAGUE

06 Premier Boys Champions at Trussville

08 Academy Girls Finalist in Trussville

BUSA Spirit Champions

05 Premier Finalist in Knoxville

03 BOYS CLINCH FALL LEAGUE TITLE AND EARN SPRING RPL SPOT!

BUSA HONORS LONGEST TENURED COACH PETER GAMBLE WITH US MEN'S SOCCER FANTASY CAMP!

As part of BUSA's significant relationship with Nike, we have been able to give Peter Gamble a chance to attend US Soccer's Fantasy Camp in conjunction with the USA CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Match with Mexico on November 11th in Columbus, OH.  We feel this is a great reward for someone who has demonstrated many years of loyal service and dedication to the club since 2003, and a great opportunity for growth and education for Coach Peter.  He will be blogging and taking pictures of the event to keep us updated.

 

 

As part of the camp Coach Peter will receive the following:

  • Tickets to the Game
  • On Field Practice Sessions
  • On Field During Warm-Ups
  • US Soccer Gear
  • Chalk Talks from Coaching Staff and Former USMNT Players

 

Kudos to Coach Peter for earning this opportunity and Thanks to Nike for being a great partner with BUSA.

04 PREMIER BOYS FINSIH FIRST IN MONTOGMERY

CHAMPIONS AND FINALIST AT THE BASH

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING TEAMS THAT PLACED IN THE BIRMINGHAM BASH:

 

07 ACADEMY GIRLS: FINALIST 

07 ACADEMY BOYS: FINALIST

06 PREMIER GIRLS: FINALIST

06 BOYS: CHAMPIONS

05 BOYS: FINALIST

04 BOYS: FINALIST

04 PREMER GIRLS: CHAMPIONS

03 PREMIER BOYS: FINALIST

03 BOYS: CHAMPIONS: CHAMPIONS

02 PREMIER GIRLS: CHAMPIONS

02 PREMIER BOYS: CHAMPIONS

 

06 BOYS FINISH FIRST IN THE RIVERFEST CLASSIC IN CHATTANOOGA

Congratulations to the BUSA 06 boys for winning the Riverfest Classic in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Over the span of 3 games, the team was able to score more than 20 goals. The tournament was a round robin style involving Chattanooga FC 06 Premier, ERFC 06, and MSC 06 Strikers Blue. Way to go BUSA 06!

05 PREMIER FINISH FIRST IN KNOXVILLE

 

 

Congratulations to the 05 Premier boys for winning their second consecutive tournament of the fall season. The boys won Chattanooga's Invitational last month and won the FC Alliance Fall Classic this weekend. 05 Premier defeated VHSC Black II in the finals 2-1 after dominating Emerald 05 earlier in the day with a 5-0 win. The boys have shown tremendous grit having to stave off elimination to get into the finals and then play the top seeded teams. Well done to the players and parents for such a successful start! 

06 PREMIER FINSIH FIRST IN KNOXVILLE

Boys played well all weekend resulting in a penalty win against FC Dallas Tri-Cities in the final, came back from 2-0 down with 15 minutes remaining to tie the game 2-2. GK Bradley Sauls saved 3 penalties in the shootout.
 
Had 2 wins and a tie in the group stage scoring 14 goals, played some good attacking soccer and possessed the ball well on HUGE fields!

BUSA NEWSLETTER

BUSA SERVICE DAY

The annual BUSA SERVE day took place on Sunday, July 31st, at the conclusion of Competitive Team Camp. Each team was able to perform a different service project of their choice. There were a variety of different service projects that our teams participated in. Below are some of the different service opportunities that our teams took part in.

Restoration Academy- Donated School Supplies

King’s Home- Fixed and Repaired buildings and grounds,

Pelham Police Department- served lunch, Lovelady Center- Donation Drive,

Sipsey River Clean-Up,

Brown Bag Project- food donation drive

 US Soccer Passback Program- soccer gear donation program

Children’s Hospital- Provided lunch and supplies to parents/patients at hospital

 There were many other different projects that teams completed. We are very thankful for the opportunities to SERVE our local Birmingham community in different ways.

 

 

05 PREMIER FINISH FIRST IN CHATTANOOGA

BUSA 05 Premier wins the CFC Fall Classic in dramatic fashion! The newly assembled squad traveled to Chattanooga this past weekend to take on the second division teams from some of the region's toughest programs. The 05 Premier defeated SSA Premier 1-0 on Saturday before stepping up to play the FC Alliance team...storms and early miscues saw the boys lose 8-2 to finish day 1. Sunday would prove to be defining moment in this early challenge for the boys. The morning game would be against CFC Premier II. BUSA Premier controlled the entire game winning 2-0 setting up a rematch in the finals against FC Alliance. The boys were not shaken by the previous day's result and vowed to SHOCK the FC Alliance team. The first half closed 0-0. A much improved performance that put the boys into the second half with a chance. Any early goal against did not change the game...a second goal conceded on a header from a corner did not either. BUSA 05 Premier dug deep to find a surprise goal immediately following and momentum had changed. FC Alliance could not match the pace, and BUSA scored again drawing 2-2 with minutes to play. Both teams battled to the closing seconds ending in a tie. Penalties would soon follow where FC Alliance would fall to BUSA 05 Premier 2-1 in penalties thanks to amazing goalkeeping by Adam Alemond and goals by Hurley Smith and Kaleb Bass. 

 

06 BOYS FINSIH SECOND AT LIBERTY CUP

06 Nike Boys Finish 2nd Place in Liberty Cup.  Congrats to the boys and Coach Chazz and Coach Chris!

2016 Recruiting Class

Birmingham United Soccer Club is proud to have 21 players from the class of 2016 committing to play soccer at the next level.

BUSA 2016 College Commitments

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/lauren-rousell.jpgLauren Roussell

Vestavia Hill High School

College: Auburn

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/savannah-moss.jpgSavannah Moss

Cullman High School

College: University of Mobile

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/tatiana-hawkins.jpg Tatiana Hawkins

Douglas County High School

College: West Georgia

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/anna-frieeron.jpgAnna Frierson

Homewood High School

College: Auburn

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/lauren-carter.jpg Lauren Carter

Tupelo High School

College: Mississippi College

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/syden-dejohn.jpgSydney DeJohn

Hoover High School

College: Spring Hill College

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/abigail-albritton.jpgAbigail Albritton

Vestavia Hills High School

College: Wofford

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/dishan-culton.jpgDishawn Cullen

Douglas County High School

College: Georgia Southern

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/alley-shouton.jpg Alley Houghton

Lafayette High School

College: Ole Miss

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/adam-brooker.jpgAdam Brooker

Demopolis High School

College: UAB

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/miranda-schoning.jpg Miranda Schoening

Oxford High School

College: North Texas

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/nealey-martin.jpgNealy Martin

Oak Mountain High School

College: Alabama

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/lindsay-copeland.jpg Lindsay Copeland

Vestavia Hills High School

College: Samford

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/claire-mcpherson.jpgClaire McPherson

John Carroll Catholic High School

College: West Georgia

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/erin-boner.jpgErin Bonner

Marbury High School

College: Samford

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/julie-buckner.jpgJulia Buckner

Oak Mountain High School

College: U.S. Naval

Academy

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/sophia-wilson.jpgSophia Wilson

Chelsea High School

College: Troy

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/kelob-branch.jpgKelob Branch

Griffin High School

College: Point University

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/laney-smith.jpgLaney Smith

Mountain Brook High School

College: Washington & Lee

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/liza-wise.jpgLiza Wise

Tupelo High School

College: Mississippi College

 

http://genesisgraphix.com/busa/BUSAheadshots/nichole-strahl.jpgNicole Strahl

Mountain Brook High School

College: Troy

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSA AGM Meeting TO:

BUSA AGM Meeting

 

TO: Board Members, Program Representatives and Team Representatives:

 

The BUSA AGM will be held on August 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Rathmell Sports Park.

 

Harry Harnett

BUSA BOD President

COSTUME NIGHT AT BUSA

 

 

 

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4 TEAMS CROWNED CHAMPIONS IN 2015 LIBERTY CUP

Congratulations to the 04 Elite Blue North Girls who came out champions of the U12 top bracket. The girls started the weekend off Friday night with a great win over Vestavia 3-2. Then we played Trussville Saturday and lost 3-0. Sunday afternoon we were able to meet Trussviile again in the finals. We ended the game tied 2-2 and had to go to penalty kicks. Kate Methvin had three great saves in the pk round with Ava Muller scoring the one pk.

Congratulations to 05 Elite South Girls on winning the Liberty Cup over the weekend. The girls started their season off strong going 3-0 on the weekend scoring 11 goals and only allowing 2. Well done girls!

Congrats to the BUSA 05 Elite North boys team who started the season off at the Vestavia Liberty Cup with 4 wins and 0 losses, leaving no doubt that they were tournament champions. Beating top teams from Alabama and Tennessee the boys outscored their opponents 22-3 in the 4 games with a decisive 5-1 victory in the finals. Well done Boys!

Congrats to the BUSA South 07 Boys U10 team who were flight 3 champs at the Liberty Cup this past weekend. They went undefeated over the weekend. BUSA South 07 is made up of 13 boys and are coached by Dillon O'Hare.

 

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