More Alumni Success!
Another successful weekend for BUSA Alumni...
BUSA Teams, Players, and Alumni achieve great successes in August Weekend:
UAB Women's Soccer Goalkeeper and BUSA Goalkeeper Coach, Kelsey Daugherty, named Confernce USA Goalkeeper of the Week! Click here for the full story!
Sarah Adcock, former BUSA 99 player and current freshman at Mercer University, scores her first college goal and game winner! Click here for more.
Brooke Mckee, former BUSA 97 player and current junior at Mississippi State, scores in 2-1 win! Click here for more!
Several BUSA teams earned success last weekend:
BUSA 02 Premier Girls - Magnolia Cup Champions
BUSA 01 Premier Girls - Liberty Cup Finalists
BUSA 02 RPL Boys - Magnolia Cup Finalists
Alabama FC 05 ECNL Girls - Magnolia Cup Finalists
WELL DONE BUSA AND ALABAMA FC!
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 Kirpatrick was recently honored by the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association as the Athletic Trainer of the Year for 2017! Congratulations Matt!
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 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.
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.
Sunday, August 27th at 5pm, BUSA will host its Annual General Meeting at Rathmell Sports Complex