FC Bucks announces that Devon Swaim has been hired as FC Bucks Youth Director taking on the role of leading our Academy program and our U12 and under age groups.
Coach Swaim joins FC Bucks from Lower Merion Soccer Club where she held a similar club building role and assisted in the development of players aged 7 through 13 years of age. The youth director position is a crucial one for elite level clubs as the future success of the club relies heavily on the base of the club and the development of its younger players. Coach Swaim brings a wealth of experience to FC Bucks as a former player in the club who went on to play Division one soccer at SEC powerhouse University of Tennessee and then on to the professional ranks of the WPSL with the Philadelphia Independence. After several youth USA national team call-ups, Devon retired from the game and moved into coaching. Devon is a local product who believes in youth development, having played soccer with both CRUSA and then FC Bucks. On the coaching front Coach Swaim has coached at the elite youth, and collegiate levels and holds U.S. Soccer Federation Coaching Qualifications.
“I’m thrilled for the chance to pass on my knowledge and love for the game to the younger generation. Having played for FC Bucks growing up, I know the prestige it carries and I am eager to enhance that even more by strengthening the youth program. I am excited to hit the ground running and can’t wait to positively impact the local youth through FC Bucks soccer”; expressed Coach Devon Swaim.
FC Bucks Director of Coaching Daniel Clitnovici, was full of praise for the latest FC Bucks coaching staff addition;
“Adding the Youth Director position is an important step for FC Bucks, it adds a magnifying glass over some of the most important developmental years of any soccer player, the building blocks of their soccer career. Devon is a hard worker and very knowledgeable when it comes to player development. Devon met all the right criteria for this position and I believe will be a strong piece of the continued direction we are going in”.
Devon will be responsible for the day to day development of our U12 and younger age groups and along with Girls Director of Coaching Daniel Clitnovici will oversee the building blocks of the FC Bucks Youth Academy.