about black watch premier soccer


welcome to

black watch premier soccer

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.


accomplishments

Black Watch Premier has positioned itself in the Northeast Region as one of the top Clubs in the Region and even in the entire United States. Black Watch Premier was recognized as one of the Top 11 Clubs in the entire US by SYL and Directors of each of the 125 competing Clubs around the US.

club highlights

  • 2006-07 – 1 team to SYL Nationals, 1 ENYYSA State Cup semi-finalist, 11 graduating players  went on to play in college. 
  • 2007-08 – 2 teams to SYL Nationals, 1 ENYYSA State Cup finalist and three quarterfinalists, 22 out of 24 graduating players went on to play  in college. 
  • 2008-09 – Three teams to the SYL Nationals, 1 ENYYSA State Cup finalist-champion, 4 semifinalists and 2 quarterfinalists, all 23 graduating players went on to play in college. First player in Club history to be drafted in Major League Soccer: Paul Gerstenberger to the Columbus Crew. 
  •  2009-10 – 2 teams to SYL Nationals, 1 ENYYS State Cup finalist, 22 out of 24 graduating players went on to play in college.

  • 2010-11 -- 2 teams to SYL Nationals, 1 ENYYSA State Cup champion and 3 quarterfinalists, 23 out of 26 graduating players went on to play in college. 

  • 2011-12 – 2 teams to SYL Nationals, 1 ENYYSA State Cup finalist, 5 of 6 teams placed 1st in Jefferson Cup, 1 Potomac Cup champion, 18 out of 20 graduating players went on to play in college.

  • 2012-2014 - Boys U13 won Potomac  Cup and Boys U15 won both the Manhattan and Jefferson Cup.  Boys U16 were finalist in the San Diego Surf Cup (one of the largest tournaments in the country). 50 out of the 60 Club  graduating players went on to play in college.