about black watch premier soccer

welcome to

bwp soccer school

ABOUT THE PREMIER CLUB: The Black Watch Premier membership, which draws players from a 120-mile radius of the Capital Region, includes numerous players who have achieved their goal of playing at the next level. Seven of the Club’s members have participated in the US Soccer National Team Program and almost all members have gone on to play college-level soccer. The Club has graduated over of 250 athletes, both boys and girls, and nearly 230 of them have gone on to play collegiately. Of those graduates, 60 of them played at the NCAA Division I level. In addition, in the past 13 years, Black Watch Premier graduates have garnered significant athletic aid toward their higher education. For many graduates, their Black Watch Premier experience created college educational opportunities that their academic record would not have allowed.

our philosophy

The growth and development of players is supported by the Club’s technical staff, which is comprised of professional staff coaches, who are former professional players; National Staff members; collegiate coaches; and nationally-licensed youth coaches. The Black Watch Premier technical staff provides the necessary environment for players to be tested, pushed, assessed, trained, and re-tested over and over again in a variety of environments. 

The Club is also one of only 32 teams nationwide that are sponsored by Nike and our affiliation has provided our players with the best gear and equipment available.

Over the course of 17 years of operation, the Club has developed programming for youth of both genders, ages 6-23 years old. This programming is fluid and ever-changing, allowing the Club to meet the demands of the modern game of football.  Through on-going professional development and daily experience in the soccer land- scape, the entirety of the technical  staff is constantly evaluating Club  practices to best enhance the  overall training as well as match environments.

about our youth academies

​The academy is designed to help youth players focus on necessary, commonly overlooked foot skills and techniques used in the game of soccer. Throughout the 6-week academy session, players will master turns, moves, passing, control, shooting, juggling/volleys, and terminology. The goal of each session will be to master each skill taught. The focus will be on the quality of skills learned, not quantity of skills taught.

The players within the academy are trained professionally by the Black Watch Premier staff, with a goal to challenge and guide players in areas that will improve their performance. Coaches are frequently matched to the academies based on their full time club age groups. If you are looking to take your game to the next level, train with other top players in the community, and work with the Capital District's finest coaching staff, then join the Black Watch Premier Youth Academies today!

about our summer camps

​OUR SUMMER CAMPS include...

  • All day instruction from some of the region’s top soccer coaches.
  • One coach and one assistant coach for every sixteen children
  • Club curriculum utilized in all  training sessions
  • Technical skill development within competitive, small-sided playing environments
  •  All students receive Nike soccer ball and t-shirt

about our elite academy

This Girls' Elite Academy is additional training session for advanced soccer players looking to bring their game to the next level and increase their speed of play and apply technical skills to tactical situations via 1v1 2v2 and small sided games. Players will be under the guidance of Black Watch Premier's professional staff, learning BWP's curriculum.