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.
Coached by our highly qualified, professional coaching staff, competitive teams practice two to three times a week, compete in league games, and have the opportunity to attend tournaments each season.
Competitive Soccer is an invitation only program. 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.
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 with additional weekly goalkeeper training 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 by invitation only and 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.
- Club Fee
- Team Fee
- Soccer Uniform
The Club Fee for Competitive Soccer is $475 per participant per season. The club fee includes 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 the team bond, referees, tournament entry fees, coach travel expenses, team events, minor equipment costs, etc. Payment is 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 for Club Fees:
- Option 1: Pay full amount of club fees ($475) for one Competitive Soccer Season.
- Option 2: Pay club fee deposit ($100) upon registration (due June 1) and remaining balance will be billed in two equal installments from your credit card or checking account on the June 27 & July 27.
Important: Registration must be complete, and the club fee must be paid, before a player is allowed to participate. If the club fee or club fee deposit has not been paid by one week after tryouts, a late fee will be charged. The late is fee $50. The player will not be allowed to participate until all Club fees have been paid.
Team fees, 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, to give players the best opportunity to be seen and evaluated by our coaches.
*Supplemental Tryouts: Individual Assessments and Supplemental Tryouts are exclusively used 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 complete.
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