Black Watch Premier programming is designed to develop all players to their fullest potential. To do this, our technical staff creates programming that is fluid and flexible, and supported by on-going professional development, in order to meet the demands of the modern game of football. We constantly evaluate our practices and day-to-day interactions with our players to provide them with the best training and match environments.
BOYS TEAMS 2015-2016
BWP National Flight
BOYS U15 - U18
Our National Flight is designed for players who wish to play at the next level, which is, in most cases, college soccer. To best prepare our players to reach their goals, this flight has a training-to-match ratio of 3:1, which we modeled on what the US Soccer Academy demands and expects of its member clubs. Training for this flight is three times per week over the course of a 9-month season.
This program is enhanced by the BWP Leadership Academy, classroom sessions, competitive league fixtures in EDP and the various USYS Regional Leagues, Futsal to increase speed of play and improve technique, and direct access to collegiate coaches who serve on the BWP technical staff. The flight participates in six to eight regional and national-level tournaments throughout the 9-month season.
BWP Regional Flight
BOYS U13 and U14
The Regional Flight is a bridge from the development flight to the more advanced National flight. The programming places increased technical, physical and tactical demands on the players, through competitive state and regional match play. Training is two to three times per week and also features Futsal as part of its programming. The training-to-match ratio is 2.5:1. The flight participates in league play in the EDP and various USYS state and regional leagues plus Super Y league, for a total of six to eight regional tournaments throughout the 10-month season.
BWP DEVELOPMENT FLIGHT
U11 - U12 BOYS
The Local Flight focuses on improving and increasing technical skills. Training is twice per week and includes Futsal to enhance technique and speed of play. The programming will teach players to be more specific and clear on the field, to deal with the ball in a variety of situations, and to want and enjoy the ball. The training-to-match ratio is 2:1 and the flight will play locally in an 8v8 and will compete in four to six tournaments throughout the 9 month season.
BWP GRASSROOTS PROGRAM
BOYS U5 - U10
The Grassroots Program provides our youngest players with the opportunity to get involved with our Club and staff in an educational and enthusiastic environment. The primary goal of this program is to foster the enjoyment of soccer. Within the program we offer three different age groups: Under 5/6, Under 7/8 and Under 9/10. The Grassroots Program has been very well-received by the community and has become one of the Club’s more popular programs.
*The Club offers the Under 5/6 program for free.
GIRLS TEAMS 2015-2016
BWP REGIONAL FLIGHT
GIRLS U13/14 - U15/16 - U17/18
Across these age groups, the programming places increased technical, physical and tactical demands on the players, through competitive state and regional match play. Training is two to three times per week and features Futsal as part of its programming. The training-to-match ratio is 2.5:1. The Regional Flight participates in league play in the EDP and various USYS state and regional leagues plus Super Y league at the appropriate age groups. Age groups play in a total of six to eight regional tournaments throughout the 9-month season.
BWP LOCAL FLIGHT
Our Developmental Flight is a program designed to foster technical skill development. Our players will be exposed to quality training twice a week. Our program will also include Futsal to enhance technique and speed of play. This flight will play locally in a 8 v 8 and compete in 4-6 tournaments through out the course of the season. Development is the primary focus. To be more specific and clear, dealing with the ball in a variety of situations, instilling the desire to want the ball and enjoying the ball. Training to match ratio is 2:1.
BWP GRASSROOTS FLIGHT
BWP offers six-week technical training centers as part of the BWP U9/U10 Grassroots Flight. The training centers will take place throughout the course of the school year and each session will run for 60 minutes.
Players are welcome from within the Club and from the Capital Region at-large. Centers will be offered once in the fall, twice in winter and once in the spring.
BWP Grassroots and Soccer Camps
- YMS Columbus Day
- Bethesda Thanksgiving
- Disney Soccer Showcase
- Manhattan Kickoff Classic
- Potomac Memorial Day
- San Diego Surf Cup
- Empire Cup
- Saratoga May Day