Quest Recreation Outreach
Friday, January 30, 2015
: We're not just playing games

About BSC

 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. 

 Our History

Briarwood Soccer Club was founded in 1981 by a group of committed parents to provide a place for their kids to play soccer.  The club came under the banner of Recreation Ministry of Briarwood in 1995 and existed with no pointed direction.  With an enrollment of 400 children using three fields, the vision was caught by Neil Clement, a parent of two Briarwood players and church member.  Under his direction as volunteer leader, the club grew and instituted a summer soccer camp using the spiritual curriculum, "More than Gold", to share the Gospel.  In 2002, a major step was taken by the club as God provided for a full time Director of Coaching.  Ryan Leib, after 8 seasons of professional soccer, was hired to run the club and direct it into the future.  With experience in soccer missions and playing at the professional level with the Charlotte Eagles SC and the Atlanta Silverbacks SC, Ryan is poised to take the Ambassadors to a new level of impact in the soccer community in Birmingham and around the world.  We embarked on the international missions side of BSC with a trip to Belo Horizante, Brasil in July 2004.  9 Ambassador soccer club coaches and players took the Ambassador Soccer Camp to the impoverished kids of Belo.  We formed a great partnership with Campus Outreach Brasil and look to continue to work with their ministry there by taking Ambassador teams to minister through the sport of soccer.

Our Purpose

Briarwood Soccer Club is committed to being ambassadors of Jesus Christ through the sport of soccer to Birmingham and to the world.  The club will provide excellent training in the sport of soccer to its coaches and players to equip them to reach out to the world so God will be glorified.  

Our Vision

Briarwood Soccer Club desires to use our God-given talents to provide a quality environment for kids to play soccer, to develop strong leaders and quality teams in the soccer community to be ambassadors throughout Alabama and the world.

We offer a quality, fun, and challenging soccer experience.  We have teams for kids ages 5 to 17 with a fall season, spring season, soccer camps and clinics throughout the year, indoor soccer, and international playing opportunities.  We are members of, and compete in, the Alabama Youth Soccer Association and the Mid-State Soccer League.  We have U6, U8, and U10 player development leagues that compete within our club.  Our older teams compete in Birmingham, across Alabama, and the entire southeast region with teams from U11-U17 for boys and girls.  We hope you enjoy finding out more of what Briarwood Soccer Club has to offer and join us in playing "the beautiful game".

"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 the most popular game in the world.  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.

You can contact us at 205.776.5114(O), 205.776.5112(F) or email at


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