ABOUT The Swag
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 African-American and immigrant 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).
SWAG Select player pool
The SWAG Select Player Pool is selected annually from The SWAG’s larger player network including referrals from the Philadelphia Union Youth Program to participate in competition, often playing up in age category one to two years. SWAG Select 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.