Academy Trials - Tryout Information

General Information & 2011 Trial Period announced

The Player Trial Process within the Development Academy’s Mission:

The Best Players from the Birmingham region, the rest of Alabama, and surrounding states train together under the best conditions and coaching (A-License coaches with professional, national team, and Division 1 College Coaching background) while competing against the best players from the rest of the United States. There is no better way to train, compete, and develop as a high school age player in the US.

As of March 24, 2011, US Soccer prohibits any Development Academies to hold annual try-outs. Anyone who wants to ’try-out" for an Academy team has to go on a Player Trial. A Trial is a scheduled training session between the Trialist (new player who wants to join the Academy) and the respective Academy team. The Academy’s Trial Period starts on May 1, 2011.

All Trials are free and can be scheduled anytime during the year as long as the Academy teams are in training/season.

To schedule a Trial, or for any questions concerning the Development Academy at Birmingham United, contact the Academy Director, Oliver Weiss, at




Tryout & Academy Information

For more information regarding the US Soccer Development Academy email Oliver Weiss at: