SWU Development Pathway

Southwest United offers 3 basic programs for youth soccer players, all of which are consistent with the Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development model.

For kids aged 4 to 7 (U5-U8), we provide a Grassroots Program aimed at building confidence, developing basic soccer skills and having fun.

As players progress to the Development Program (U9-U11), more complex technical and tactical skills are introduced, and SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness) training is added to enhance soccer performance.

In the U12-17 Competitive Program all 4 key areas of development are emphasized (Technical, Tactical, Physical and Mental) to promote a high level of proficiency in soccer.