Tryout indoor season starting from 29th Aug 2022. Click here for more details.
Southwest United was established in 1981 and was a founding member of the Edmonton Inter-district Youth Soccer Association (EIYSA). We are a premier soccer club based in south Edmonton. Our club offers elite youth soccer development programs for boys and girls aged 4 to 17.
Indoor tryouts starting from August 21, 2023
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.
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SWU Team: 2004 Southwest United GirlsCurrent Team: Saint Mary's
My name is Fiona Davidson, I am a 2022 graduate and a Saint Mary's University soccer commit.Here's my journey!I started playing soccer as soon as I could walk; I loved it from the first moment. As a kid growing up, I played community in Leduc and then around the age of 10, I joined my first competitive team. After a couple of years I outgrew it and at the age of 12, I became a part of the 2004 Southwest United Girls Team coached by Tomasz Janas. This is where in my opinion I started to become the player I am today. It was daunting at first, but i guess it is for anyone to join a new team. Now I know it was one of the best changes I ever made for my soccer career.I got put in an environment...
SWU Team: 2003 BoysCurrent Team: FC Malaga
When I joined SWU 2003 Boys team with the new coach Tomasz Janas back in 2016, I felt nothing but belief towards me in helping me achieve my dream. With that came friends and coaches that I was fortunate enough to meet. I feel SWU is an extraordinary place because they believe in helping you develop as a player on and off the field. The environment they produce for young aspiring players is excellent and has positively impacted my teammates and me. I hope many other players can experience this for years to come. The exposure that I got from being part of this family is nothing short of phenomenal, and being a part of this family for so many years has changed my life not only in football but also as a person...
SWU Team: ---Current Team: FC Malaga
Hola! My name is Pavle Pekez and I am from Edmonton, AB, Canada. Before coming to Málaga City Academy I played in SWU soccer club in Edmonton under direction off my coach Tomasz Janas that was my last club before leaving to Spain. I’ve been enjoying my experience playing football and living independently in a completely different country. Training and playing almost everyday has noticeably improved my play, and I am excited to continue my career in football and take my game to the next level.
SWU Team: ---Current Team: ---
I started playing at Southwest United when I was just 12 years old. I spent countless hours training hard on my own, coming to practices early and doing all I could to ensure I improved enough to make it to the next level. With the help from coaches, especially Tomasz, I grew into the player I am today and was able to transition into faster paced environments. I moved to Spain to pursue my dreams, in which after only a few weeks, I signed with a semi professional team. After a few good performances I was actually offered a couple professional contracts, but I decided that ultimately I would like to finish school. I hope to transfer and compete at the highest collegiate level possible in the near future. With hard work, dedication and perseverance I know I can achieve my goals, and I hope that others here at Southwest United will continue to also achieve theirs.
SWU Team: 1995 GirlsCurrent Team: SC Braga, Portugal
SWU Team: 1997 BoysCurrent Team: Montreal Impact (MLS)
SWU Team: 1992 GirlsCurrent Team: MSV Duisburg Germany
SWU Team: 1990 BoysCurrent Team: --
U-18 National ChampionsU of A Canada West ChampionsAll Canadian CISRepresented Canada at World University games in South Korea
SWU Team: 1991 BoysCurrent Team: James Madison Universit NCAA Div 1
U-18 National ChampionsSeattle UniversitySan Diego State UniversityU-20 Canadian National TeamCanadian National Team in FutsalFinished fourth with Canada at the VI Jeux de la Francophonie Lebanon 2009Represented Canada at the 2011 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Guatemala
SWU Team: 1993 GirlsCurrent Team: FC Tuscan
SWU Team: 1996 GirlsCurrent Team: NAIT Ooks
SWU Team: 1990 BoysCurrent Team: FC 08 Homburg, Germany
SWU Team: 1996 BoysCurrent Team: University of Alberta Golden Bears
SWU Team: 1998 BoysCurrent Team: University of Alberta Golden Bears
SWU Team: 1997 BoysCurrent Team: University of Alberta Golden Bears
SCHEDULE: U8 to U11 (2016 - 2013 born players) assessments: Monday, August 21 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM Tuesday, August 22 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Outdoor season tryouts
All SWU Tryouts and Assessments will be at Turf Training Centre 4, located at 1030 34 Ave, Nisku. Assessments:
2015 and 2014 Boys and Girls:
Monday, August 29 from 7:00 - 7:45
Wednesday, August 31 from 7:00-7:45
Wednesday, September 7 from 7:00-7:45
Registration for our Indoor Season Tryout (U9 - U11) semester is now open! Assessments and tryouts will be held the week of August 29th at Ivor …
Registration for our Indoor Season Grassroots (U5 - U8) semester is now open! The next semester will start in mid-October and will be held at the …
Registration for our winter Grassroots semester is now open! This eight week long semester starts on January 17th, 2022 and will run on Monday …