Providing year round sports programs for all school aged children in the Southwest neighborhoods of Minneapolis

Welcome to SWAC

Thank you for being a supporter of the South West Activities Council (SWAC) bringing you neighborhood based recreational activities to youth.

ATTENTION - Online/Regular registration for Fall Sports is CLOSED.

Late registration for Soccer starts Tuesday, August 12th and must be done in person using paper forms.

  • Fundamentals and Squirts register at Linden Hills Park, while 11U and older register at Pershing.
  • Placement on a team is based on availability and special requests cannot be accepted after Soccer registration closes on Monday.

Although the Volleyball registration does not close until September 22nd, online registration will no longer be available after August 11th.

  • Use paper registration during this period and turn in at Linden Hills Park.
  • You can pick up registration forms at Pershing or Linden Hills Park or print them from the forms page on the SWAC Website.
If you are interested in coaching please contact Pershing or Linden Hills and staff will take down your information and contact you as soon as possible. It's a great opportunity to engage our kids! Thanks!

Teammate Request Policy

We try our best to honor one single teammate request, though requests are not guaranteed. Reciprocated requests will almost never be a problem. (i.e: Tommy Thompson requests Joey Johnson and Joey Johnson requests Tommy Thompson.)

Purpose of Youth Sports League Programs

To provide positive recreation experiences in the Youth Sports League Programs, which contribute to the individual's physical, social, emotional, cultural and educational growth and development. The Youth Sports League Programs will provide the opportunity for participation without regard to physical condition, sex, race, creed, economic or social status of the individual. The individual's dignity and self-worth shall be of utmost importance.

Note: No person shall be denied the right to participate if all Minneapolis Park Recreation Board registrations requirements have been met.

About Us

The Southwest Activities Council (SWAC) was formed as an all volunteer organization to organize and administer Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board youth sports programs for the children in the southwest neighborhoods of Minneapolis.