2017 BLACK WATCH PREMIER PROGRAMMING 


BWP GRASSROOTS PROGRAM 2007-2012

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: Birth Years 2011-2012, 2009-2010, and 2007-2008. The Grassroots Program has been very well-received by the community and has become one of the Club’s more popular programs.


The Regional Flight

This 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 9-month season.


BWP LOCAL FLIGHT  GIRLS 2005-2006

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 LOCAL FLIGHT 2005-2006​​

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. 


The National Flight

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. 

The flight participates in six to eight regional and national-level tournaments throughout the 9-month season.



BWP GIRLS REGIONAL FLIGHT 1998-2003

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.

off the field programs

In addition to preparing players on the field we take great pride in preparing our players to become leaders off the field. Throughout the winter months we host our annual Leadership Academy which is designed to further develop our players leadership skills. Local business professionals, athletes and mentors are featured at our sessions as guest speakers; sharing their experiences and creating a dialogue with our players on what makes a good leader. We also provide reading materials for players to review prior to each session and engage in conversation as a group. This Academy is included in the cost of tuition. 


As our players prepare for college, we host our annual College Symposium. In this seminar, we highlight what players should expect as they prepare for college and provide tips on the applying process. This session is included in their cost of the annual tuition. 


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