Providing year round sports programs for all school aged children in the Southwest neighborhoods of Minneapolis

Soccer

GOOOAAALLL!!!! SWAC offers Youth Soccer during the fall months for kids ages 7-15. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends, gain experience, learn new skills, enhance old skills and get in shape while playing the exciting sport of soccer. Get out there and get your kicks, join an MPRB soccer team today!!

Youth Soccer Program

  • Ages 7 - 15
  • Teams guaranteed 8 regular season games
  • Invitational Tournaments will be conducted in all leagues
  • Leagues are scheduled to play at several locations throughout the city
  • Only Minneapolis teams are eligible for Youth Sports programs and 80% of team members must live within Minneapolis city limits.
  • Days of play are usually known by sing-up time.

General Information for Soccer Fundamentals (K/1st)

Fundamental soccer is a fundamental soccer program. It is designed to build the skills of young players. The goal of the program is for children to have FUN and learn fundamental soccer skills.

For six consecutive Fridays, we will meet at Pershing Park . The sessions run from 6-7pm. From 6-6:40pm, the coaches lead their players through skill building drills. From 6:40-7pm, teams align for a "free play" game with 4 balls on the field per team. The goal of the "free play" is to get the kids to run after the ball, control it, move it down field, pass it and move in a position to score, as the other team defends. Kids on both teams are on the field at the same time. There will be no goalie. No standings or scores will be kept.

A Fundamental Soccer Coordinator will be on hand to coordinate the areas for teams, time the drills and alert the coaches when to switch to the next drill.

League Information

Separate Leagues for Girls and Open:

Girls League: A team will be made up of all girls.

Open League: A team may consist of all boys, boys and girls or all girls.

Soccer (Open/Girls) - Grade

Soccer Fundamentals - K/1st

Squirt Girls - 2nd/3rd

Suirt Open - 2nd/3rd

11U Division - 4th/5th

13U Division - 6th/7th

15U Division - 8th/9th

18U Division - 10th/11th/12th

About Us

The Southwest Activities Council (SWAC) was formed as an all volunteer organization to organize and administer Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board youth sports programs for the children in the southwest neighborhoods of Minneapolis.