Colorado Pride Switchbacks U23 Team (PDL)

The Colorado Pride Switchbacks U23 PDL team, established as a part of our partnership with the Switchbacks, completes the pathway within our club from youth level to the professional ranks.  The team will be coached by a combination of Pride staff, including Diego Zaltron and Brian Contreras, and coaches from the Switchbacks.  Games will be held at Colorado College and Weidner Field, primarily in the summer months.  The Premier Development League is an amateur-level league that focuses on providing development training and match play opportunities for college-level players and players with professional soccer aspirations. The PDL’s #Path2Pro mission is vertically aligned with Major League Soccer (MLS) and the United Soccer League (USL), in which the Switchbacks currently play. The Pride Switchbacks U23 have been placed in the Mountain Division of the Western Conference and will compete against Albuquerque Sol (NM), Ogden City (UT), Colorado Rapids U23s, and FC Tucson (AZ).In the coming weeks, there will be a number of announcements and events associated with the program including tryout information, ticketing, sponsorship and marketing opportunities and opportunities for Pride players to be exposed to such a competitive environment.

Colorado Pride Switchbacks U23 Staff– The team will be constructed and coached by High School Boys DOC, Diego Zaltron, assisted by Senior Boys Director Of Coaching, Brian Contreras and staff from the USL-professional outfit, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks.

PDL Soccer Season–The PDL league is a summer league with league games played in June and July.  Home games will be played at Colorado College and the Weidner Field, home of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks.


Open Tryouts– Open tryouts will take place on March 10th from 3.00pm-5.00pm at the Pride Complex.  Registration is required and can be undertaken at

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Further Questions?

Diego Zaltron
High School Boys Director of Coaching & Colorado Pride Switchbacks U23 Head Coach
719 597-6700 x209

Hannah Levett
Director Of Operations
719 597-6700