Welcome to Briarwood Soccer Club. We are the Ambassadors. Our name follows the spirit of II Corinthians 5:20, which states, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf to be reconciled to God.” We embrace the privilege we have to be ambassadors for Christ. The game of soccer is a world-wide passion. We strive to develop the best players and teams we can, while learning what it means to be an ambassador for Christ, and having fun doing it. “We serve a great God, we play a great game, we are ambassadors” is at the heart of everything we do. This tag line reflects an attitude of reaching out to our community and introducing them to the Gospel of Grace through fun-filled participation in most popular game in the world. Over 14 million people play soccer in the US, with interest ;even greater worldwide. More than 1 Billion people watched the 1998 World Cup, soccer’s world championship. 1 Billion! That is 1/6th of the planet’s population! We have a great opportunity to impact people and families through the game of soccer.
Briarwood Soccer Club has been built on the verse Habakkuk 3:19, which states, “The Sovereign Lord is my strength, He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights.” As we strive to be as good as we can be on the field, we are excited to see what new heights God will take us to this year.
We offer a quality, fun, and challenging soccer experience. We have teams for kids ages 5 to 17 with fall and spring seasons, soccer camps and clinics for ages 7 and older throughout the year, indoor soccer, and international playing opportunities. Our Director of coaching, Ryan Leib, is a nationally licensed soccer coach and has 8 years of professional playing experience with the Charlotte (NC) Eagles Soccer Club and the Atlanta (GA) Soccer Club. We are members of, and compete in, the Alabama Youth Soccer Association. We have U6, U8, and U10 player development leagues and our U11-U18 teams compete in Birmingham, across Alabama, and in the entire southeast region. We hope you enjoy finding out more of what Briarwood Soccer Club has to offer and join us in playing “the beautiful game.”