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 registration for Winter Sports is OPEN.

  • We prefer online registration. Forms for paper registration can be found here.
  • Please look at the forms for information on divisions, ages, dates of play, etc.
  • Online Registration is available through Nov 17. Late registration begins Nov 18, during which space is based on availability and special requests cannot be accepted.
  • Late registration (after Nov 17): register in person for Hockey & Wrestling at Linden Hills Park (43rd & Xerxes S, 612-370-4913) and for Basketball at Pershing Park (48th & Beard S, 612-370-4928)
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.