Southwest United was established in 1981 and was a founding member of the Edmonton Inter district Youth Soccer Association (EIYSA).

The people in our club are driven by a love of the game and a strong commitment to elite youth soccer in Edmonton.

Our soccer club provides a unique culture and training environment for young soccer players. We believe in the power of positive coaching and are committed to developing our athletes to their fullest potential.  

At Southwest United we care about the health of our athletes, and we do everything we can to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent injuries.

Our coaching staff, volunteers and Board of Directors all work hard to ensure the ongoing success of our club. Their goal is to provide a positive, high quality learning environment for young soccer players, inspiring them to be the best they can be.

Our Values

Personal development

We believe that individual development, both as players and as people, is the most important take away for all of our young athletes.

Positive approach

We are committed to providing a positive, motivating environment for our players, inspiring them to be the best they can be.

Equal opportunity

We believe that all committed young soccer players should have equal access to the high quality programs and supportive environment that our club provides. No economic, social, ethnic, religious or gender barriers should ever restrict participation in our programs.

Safety & Health

We are committed to the safety and health of all our young athletes, and do everything we can to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent injuries.

High standards

We believe in upholding the very highest coaching, technical and ethical standards. We have zero tolerance for bullying or disrespectful behavior from coaches, players, parents, officials or volunteers.


As a club we focus on player development rather than winning at all cost. This approach helps young players learn faster, develop good habits, stay motivated and achieve their goals, while fostering mental toughness.

Our club’s practices are aligned with the Canadian Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development pathway. This model enables young players to train and compete in an environment appropriate to their stage of growth and development.

Ultimately all of our practices promote personal development in the context of a strong team spirit. We value each player on every team equally. Each player brings a unique skill set and is considered an important member of the team. We provide ALL our players with opportunities to develop and showcase their skills.