Program Directors

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).

SCOTT SPANGLER

The SWAG's Co-Director Scott Spangler has been a coach with the Philadelphia Union Junior Academy and EPYSA’s Olympic Development Program (ODP), as well with 1776 United FC and Villanova Soccer Academy, highly-selective club-level programs competing regionally and nationally, as well as nationally-known FC Delco. Youth teams coached by Scott have won multiple regional, national and international events in soccer and futsal, among which include international Iber Cup championship events in Portugal and Texas, the US National Futsal Championships and multiple National Championships in 3-v-3 soccer. Scott played college soccer at Virginia Tech where he led the team as Captain to the NCAA Semi-Finals. As a high school player at Strath Haven Highschool, Scott was an All American, All State and All County player, and the leading scorer in the history of his school, as well as being a State and Regional ODP player. Professionally, Scott played at VfB Stuttgart in Germany. Scott is also UEFA B and USSF B-licensed coach and owns FC Sports, a soccer coaching services business focused upon youth development.

ANDRE SPANGLER

The SWAG's Co-Director Andre Spangler has been a coach with the Philadelphia Union Junior Academy, as well with 1776 United FC and Villanova Soccer Academy, highly-selective club-level programs competing regionally and nationally, as well as nationally-known FC Delco. Youth teams coached by Andre have won multiple regional, national and international events in soccer and futsal, among which include international Iber Cup championship events in Portugal and Texas, the US National Futsal Championships and multiple National Championships in 3-v-3 soccer. Andre played professionally with the Philadelphia Kixx and the Delaware Wizards. As a high school player at Strath Haven Highschool, Andre was an All American, All State and All County player, as well as being selected as the Gatorade National Player of the Year, the Pennsylvania State Player of the Year, and the Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily Times.  Andre was also a US National Team Under-16 player and a State and Regional ODP player. Andre is a UEFA B and USSF D-licensed coach.

The SWAG is a free soccer development program launched in 2018 for players aged 4 to 8 who aspire to someday play at a higher level, potentially being selected to join the Philadelphia Union’s Academy system.

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