Birmingham Legion FC has formed a new developmental youth soccer league for boys and girls

Birmingham United Soccer Association team. Photo from the BUSA Facebook page

Youth soccer in Birmingham just got a big boost from Legion FC.

This week, the Birmingham Legion FC announced the formation of the Legion FC D-League, a developmental youth soccer league for boys and girls.

The league joins boys and girls teams playing in U9, U10, and U11 divisions from six local youth clubs:

The league will start play in the Fall of 2019.

“Our club is fully committed to the growth of the game and the development of young players,” said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. “We identified this developmental league as a great opportunity to play a part in their competitive growth. Through this program, we will participate in their improvement and we hope to inspire the young talent throughout the region.”

The Legion FC D-League starts September 7, with Saturday morning games played between the clubs through November 2.

Individual clubs will train on their own, scheduling additional matches and tournaments to fit their vision for development. Legion FC coaches and players will also be made available to assist in the development of soccer curriculum, coaching education, clinics and promotional appearances.

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Along with an opportunity to receive Legion F.C. assistance, participating players will receive a season pass to Birmingham Legion FC home games and all the uniforms will proudly display the Legion FC badge.

Soccer is Strong in Birmingham

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The Birmingham metro area is a hotbed for soccer in the state of Alabama. In 2018, 9 of the 14, State Champions in the competitive divisions (U13 to U18) played for Birmingham club teams. In this week’s upcoming High School Four Four Soccer tournament 12 of the 32  finalists are from this area.

Learn More

Want to learn more about the new developmental league? Visit legionfcdleague.com.

Author: Pat Byington

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