In 2006, Birmingham United Soccer Association was formed 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 7 venues and 7 full time staff members, BUSA has grown into one of the largest soccer clubs in the southeast. In 2009, BUSA became an official memeber 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!
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, that 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 their community, and 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 3700 players, thus making us by far the largest soccer organization in Alabama.
- BUSA coaches instruct over 1000 players currently playing competitive soccer
- BUSA maintains the largest recreational soccer program in the state of Alabama
- BUSA has a full time highly qualified and dedicated director staff working in all areas of soccer programming to grow the game of soccer.
- BUSA recently partnered with Restoration Academy to start an Inner City Program
- BUSA offers a large scholarship program that helps to ensure that finances are never a prohibitive factor in a child being able to play soccer
- BUSA’s tournament series brings in over 500 teams to its 5 annual events, with key sponsors such as Red Diamond, Nike, Soccer.Com, Carrabba’s and Servis1st Bank is the only Nike Premier Club in the state of Alabama
- BUSA has won over 80 State Championships in Alabama since its inception and won major events such as the Disney Showcase, Blue Chip Showcase, USYS Regionals and also attended highly selective events like the Dallas Cup and US Nike Friendlies.
- BUSA is a founding member of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), one of only 68 such clubs in the United States, and the only club that offers this level of competition to our highly competitive female players ages 13U through 19U in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, or Arkansas.
- BUSA has the most qualified coaching staff in the state of Alabama with 4 coaches holding the prestigious “USSF A” coaching license and 2 holding Master’s degrees in Sports Coaching.
- BUSA is the only club in Alabama that has players in both Major League Soccer and the Women’s Professional League in Chandler Hoffman, Merritt Mathias and Katy Frierson.
- BUSA continues to add to the 225 plus players it has already placed into college soccer programs across the country at the Division I, II, III and NAIA levels since the inception of the organization.
- BUSA controls over 21 full size soccer fields located at eight different complexes, including our headquarters building located at Rathmell Sports Park in Birmingham.
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