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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2016
BWP College Symposium - March 30th, 2016, 6:30PM - Hilton Garden Inn, Troy
For Club Sophomores & Juniors
BLACK WATCH PREMIER OPEN HOUSEApril 13th, 6:30 PM - Hilton Garden Inn, Troy
May 11, 2016 - 6:30 PM - - Hilton Garden Inn, Troy
2016 Summer Camp DatesWe are pleased to announce our 2016 Summer Camp dates.
Special thanks to CDPHP for sponsoring our camps again this year:
Averill Park - July 11th–15th - Algonquin Middle School
Guilderland - July 18th–22nd - Lynnwood Reformed Church
Halfmoon - July 25th–29th - Halfmoon Town Park
Niskayuna - August 1st–5th - Schenectady JCC
Colonie - August 8th-12th - Christian Brothers Academy
Queensbury - August 15th–19th - Ridge/Jenkinsville Park
Check out this video of last year's camps:
U15 Dundee make the finals!Please see News and Events for full details!
BWP Director of Coaching Trevor Gorman America East Coach of the year.
BOSTON — Five different teams took home major awards as the 2015 America East men’s soccer annual hardware was announced Friday afternoon. Awards were voted on by the league’s head coaches, who could not vote for their own team.
The Great Danes, who claimed their first-ever outright America East regular-season title and top seed for the upcoming conference championship, earned a pair of major awards. Sophomore Afonso Pinheiro was voted Striker of the Year while Albany’s coaching staff, led by head coach Trevor Gorman, was tabbed Coaching Staff of the Year. New Hampshire’s Chris Wingate earned Midfielder of the Year accolades, while UMBC’s Malcom Harris was chosen Defender of the Year and Binghamton netminder Robert Moewes was selected Goalkeeper of the Year. Stony Brook’s Serge Gamwanya was named Rookie of the Year to round out the major award winners.
Coaching Staff of the Year
University at Albany (Head Coach, Trevor Gorman)
Led Albany to its second-ever America East regular-season title (2004) and first outright championship.
Will be the No. 1 seed for the America East Championship for the first time.
The Great Danes’ 10 wins are their most since 2008.
Won five straight league games after an 0-2 start.
2015 Club OutingDirector of Programming, Steve Freeman, discusses the upcoming 2015/2016 season
Parent Testimonial 2015 Outing
NEW Site Section: "Beyond the Pitch"Visit our newly added section of our site for information on special events
and exclusive BWP events like our fantasy soccer league!
Click "BEYOND THE PITCH" above to check it out!
Steve Freeman Selected
Director of Programming and Founder of BWP, Steve Freeman has been added
as National Staff Coach by NSCAA
to NSCAA Staff for second time. Fifty-seven candidates from all over the
United States spent 60 hours on course testing for their Advanced National or National Diploma.
"It was an amazing experience to be part of such a distinguished staff," stated Freeman.
"The association stands for so many of the principles I believe in personally.
Education and continued learning are critical in advancing our sport and our players."
Former NSCAA Director of Coaching Jeff Tipping
Senior National Staff Member George Purgavie
Senior National Staff Member Jeff Vennell
National Staff Member Gary Cook
Associate National Staff Member Steve Freeman
BWP U13s & U14s Train in Brazil
We are very fortunate to have a relationship with 2SV in Brazil which made our trip possible. 2SV aims to deliver the best possible soccer and cultural experience in Brazil running international sports events and tours since 2004. Our U13s and U14s had the opportunity to train with the great coaches from 2SV. Check out these video highlights!
Check out more Brazil Videos here:
Pinnacle joins as sponsor...
Goal Keeper Training Series Now On Black Watch TVNew this month to Black Watch TV is our goal keeper training series featuring
our Director of Goal Keeping, Bubby Leasure. These are great video clips to share with
prospective players to show them the value of our coaching and the drills we practice.
Additional goal keeper training videos will be uploaded this week including additional
training videos featuring our Director of Coaching Trevor Gorman.
Here's a sample of some of the drills:
- • Goal Diving
- • Bounce Passes
- • Ready Set Positions
- • Serving
- • Chest Passes
- • Traditionals
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Mission & Philosophy
Black Watch Premier’s mission is to develop a youth soccer player strong and resilient in character, technically and tactically proficient, and physically able to meet the demands of the modern game of football through a soccer environment that is rich with technical and professional instructors and mentors, highly motivated youth players, supportive families, routine and rigorous training, and competitive contests.
The Blackwatch Premier membership 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 the majority of 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.
The growth and development of these 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 landscape, the entirety of the technical staff is constantly evaluating Club practices to best enhance the overall training as well as match environments. Driving all of these efforts is a commitment to the Black Watch Premier core principles: Competence, courage and character.
As they grow and develop through our program, our players are given every opportunity to maximize their potential in a vibrant and supportive club environment.