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Competitive Soccer

Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club
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Competitive Program

Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club’s Competitive Program is for players U12-U19 or 11-18 years old. Competitive teams play within the Alabama Soccer Association State League and compete for Alabama State Championships and the opportunity to attend USYS Regional Championships each summer.
Coached by our highly qualified, professional coaching staff, competitive teams practice twice a week, compete in league games, and have the opportunity to attend tournaments each season.
Tryouts are held each spring for players who would like to be considered for a competitive team. This is a great opportunity for your child to compete with players of similar ability and commitment level and enjoy an excellent experience with youth soccer.

Academy Program

Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club’s Academy Program is designed for boys and girls U9-U12 or 8-11 years old.  Academy teams play within the Development League (D-League) sponsored by Legion FC, the new USL professional team in Birmingham, AL.  The program has been created to promote player development over team development in a child centered environment in an effort to increase enjoyment and retention.  The priorities are safety, fun, development and love of the game of soccer.

The Academy is led by Coach Barry Spitzer, Executive Director of Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club.  Coach Spitzer brings over 34 years of experience in youth athletics, an US Soccer A-License, a Premier Diploma and many more certifications.  Coached by our highly qualified, professional coaching staff, the academy practices twice a week, competes in D-League games, and has the opportunity to attend tournaments each season.

Invitation to participate in the Academy is offered through player evaluation sessions held each spring and winter.  This is a great opportunity for your child to compete with players of similar ability and commitment level and enjoy an excellent experience with youth soccer.

Competitive Soccer

Invitation Only

Dates | Times

The Competitive Soccer Program plays in the fall and spring of each year.  Competitive teams have variable schedules that include multiple practices and games per week.  Generally, practices are twice per week at Sokol North Complex.  Travel is required as away games are held at various sites across Alabama along with home games at Sokol North Complex.  Teams may schedule additional practices as team needs or game schedules require.

Club Registration and Fees

Registration is available online and in person at any Tuscaloosa County PARA Office during office hours (8a-5p, M-F). 

There are three financial obligations for Competitive Soccer at Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club.

  1. Club Fee
  2. Team Fee
  3. Soccer Uniform

The Club Fee for Competitive Soccer is $450 per participant.  The club fee includes the team bond, referees, coaching staff pay, major equipment costs, administrative costs, facility costs, etc. Fees are paid each fall and spring.

Team Fees are unique to each team and vary based on travel and tournament participation. The team fees cover tournament entry fees, coach travel expenses, minor equipment costs, etc.  Payment will be handled by each team’s manager throughout the season each fall and spring.

Uniforms for the Competitive Soccer program are purchased directly from Soccer.com by each player individually.  Participants will receive an email from Soccer.com detailing how to order their uniforms as needed.

Payment Options:

  • Option 1: Pay full amount of club fees for one Competitive Soccer Season $450.
  • Option 2: Pay club fee deposit ($100) upon registration and remaining balance will be billed in two equal installments with auto-draft from your credit card on January 18 and February 18.

Important:  Registration must be complete, and the club fee or club fee deposit must be paid, before a player is allowed to participate.  If the club fee or club fee deposit has not been paid by January 21 a late fee will be charged and the player will not be allowed to participate until a minimum of $100 has been paid.  The late is fee $50. 

Team fees, which cover tournaments and team events, will be handled by the team manager and charged separately at a later date.

Annual Club Tryouts

All players interested in participating in Competitive Soccer at Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club must attend our annual tryouts in the spring.  Players unable to participate in annual tryouts due to relocation to Tuscaloosa, injury etc, may request a supplemental tryout* by contacting the Executive Director.  We strongly encourage all players to attend our annual tryouts, as that will give players the best opportunity to be seen and evaluated by our coaches.

*Supplemental Tryouts, Winter Supplemental Tryouts, and Individual Assessments are used exclusively to add to existing competitive team rosters, provided space is available.  All team formation occurs at the Annual Club Tryouts and there is no guarantee of space being available in an age group after the initial tryout process is completed.

LOCATIONS

Sokol North Complexview map

AGES

11-18

COST

$450Competitive 

$350Academy 

Barry Spitzer

Director of Coaching