Southwest United Academy Training Program

Southwest United is excited to announce the Academy Training Program.  We've launched this training option as part of our Club’s 40th Anniversary and it is available to all players born between 2013 and 2004. The Academy's goal is to facilitate individual skill development for players who may be looking for additional high level training, whether they are currently on a team or not.

Since the club's inception in 1981, we have placed athletes in colleges, universities and professional clubs all over the world. The one characteristic of all these athletes is their focus and commitment to individual skill development. This skill development program will help players achieve higher levels, whether that is club, provincial select team, national, university or even professional. We strive to develop young athletes to their full soccer potential by providing enriched training conducted in a challenging and dynamic environment.

Academy players will receive ten sessions of Centre of Excellence training and ten sessions of technical training during the season. Academy training will be led by SWU's Technical Director, and assisted by other members of our technical team.

Academy players will be provided with SWU clothing and will train alongside our SWU teams for the technical portion.

Academy Directors

Mattia Tagliarini

Mattia’s soccer journey began in Italy, where he played professional and semi-professional for clubs like US Latina. For two years, he continued his soccer pursuits in the United States, contributing to NCAA DII Salem University in West Virginia. His academic dedication led him to the UK, where he completed his Physical Education and Sports Coaching Science degree at the University of Worcester, focusing on soccer coaching.