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Tupelo Youth Soccer Association


Tupelo FĂștbol Club has expanded our player pathway through exciting partnership with Birmingham United Soccer Association!

Tupelo FĂștbol Club and BUSA have been working together to arrange a partnership that creates additional playing opportunities for TFC's elite level players through ECNL and SCCL. In addition, this strengthens BUSA's teams by adding talent to their highly competitive teams, with players from North Mississippi. This also allows our organizations to share best practices for both clubs, sharing ideas, curriculum and other unique opportunities between the two organization. 

Laura Kramer, Sports Director for Tupelo Parks and Rec, said the following, "The chance to work with a club like Birmingham United is something we're extremely excited about. The opportunities this will create for players, parents and staff within the club will be unrivaled. It has always been my aim to ensure that our club can provide its players the best playing opportunities and this partnership does just that. The ability to share best practices and resources with such an established club will mean our club grows from strength to strength."

Andrew Brower, BUSA Executive Director was thrilled with the partnership, "This is a great moment for both organizations as it formalizes pathways for players from Tupelo FC. We have had many wonderful Tupelo players and parents, a vital part of the BUSA family the past decade, and we believe by creating permanent pathway options, these opportunities will only increase over time. We are thrilled to be working with Jordon and TFC on growing the game and making our players better in the future."

The diagram above shows our updated player pathway based on this partnership. As you can see, we have offerings for players of all levels that challenge them and gives our players more exposure than ever before. This diagram shows all clubs we partner with, and how players transition through the program. It also shows the league offerings our players can participate in as they develop.

More exciting news to come... 

Glossary of Terms

BUSA- Birmingham United Soccer Association

ECNL- Elite Clubs National League- The largest elite player platform offered in the US.

SCCL- Southeastern Clubs Champions League- US Club National Premier League, this is an elite league for non-ECNL teams.

GSPL- Gulf State Premier League- US Club National Premier League for teams in the Gulf States region.

ADL- Academy Development League. U9-12 developmental league for teams in the North of Mississippi.

MCSL- Mississippi Competitive Soccer League. U13-19 competitive league for MSA member clubs, progression to state cup and potentially regionals.