ABOUT The Swag
The Silverback Swag (also, "The SWAG") is an invite-only training program for young soccer players aged 4 to 8 from the greater Philadelphia area who are seeking to accelerate their technical skill development, and enhance their passion and love for the beautiful game of soccer.
The SWAG program is free of charge and specifically focused on providing talent development to Philadelphia’s immigrant and African-American communities.
Launched in 2018, The SWAG’s innovative curriculum has been endorsed by the Philadelphia Union Academy with a focus on providing young athletes with accelerated technical development in a fun and nurturing environment.
The SWAG’s coaching pool is comprised of former collegiate and professional players who work with the top youth soccer programs in the region, including the Philadelphia Union Junior Academy and the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association’s Olympic Development Program (ODP).
Silverback Swag players
The Silverback SWAG players are selected annually from The SWAG’s larger player pool to participate in competition, often playing up in age category one to two years. Silverback SWAG players have gone on to be selected for the Philadelphia Union’s Junior Academy program.
The SWAG is supported philanthropically by the Silverback Educational Foundation For The Arts, Dance & Athletics, a charitable foundation dedicated to supporting the arts, dance and athletics, providing opportunities both for underprivileged youth and individuals seeking to perform or compete at the collegiate, world class or professional level.
Silverback is a private foundation exempt from tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN: 46-4902114). When you make a donation to support The SWAG, 100% of donation proceeds are used to support SWAG programming, which is free of charge for the children who participate. Donate here.