The BWP Albany membership, which draws players from the Greater Capital Region of New York and parts of Vermont, includes numerous players who have achieved their goal of playing at the next level. The Club has supported the development of several players who have competed at the youth national team level and most members have aspirations to play at collegiate-level soccer.


The Club has graduated over of 500 student-athletes, both boys and girls, and nearly 450 of them have gone on to play collegiately. Of those graduates, over 100 of them have played at the NCAA Division I level. In addition, over 50 of our proud alumni have captained their collegiate sides.


For many graduates, their BWP Albany experience created collegiate opportunities that their academic record would not have on its own. We are extremely proud of our alumni as well as all of our current members who are training and competing daily to improve their personal performance and trajectory within soccer.


At BWP Albany, our mission is to develop youth soccer players who are strong and resilient in character, technically and tactically proficient; physically able to meet the demands of the modern game of soccer through a professional environment that is rich with technical instructors and mentors, highly motivated youth players, supportive families, maintains routine and rigorous training, and competitive contests.


The growth and development of these players is supported by the Club’s technical staff, which is comprised of professional staff coaches; National Staff members; collegiate coaches; and nationally-licensed youth coaches. The BWP Albany technical staff creates and maintains the  environment for players to be tested, prodded, assessed, trained, and re-tested over and over again in a variety of playing formats.


Black Watch Albany offers the best soccer training program in the Capital Region.  


Black Watch coaches provide the experience, the leadership, and the expertise to develop high level skill and character of young athletes. 

We instill a passion and joy for the game in each of our players. 


We pride ourselves in being “player-centric” in our methodology and daily practices administratively.

The Club’s technical program tries to create a learning environment for its players.

Creating an environment where winning is not the priority at the developmental phases (U6-U14),

yet understanding why and how to play successful, competitive soccer depending on the game’s situations.

As we move players forward in their development, at the older ages (U15-U19), winning does become more of a priority

and ultimately a measured outcome. Learning takes time with intervention along the way.

We embrace failure and desire it through competition because it gives authentic

information in which we create training environments.


Over the course of 23 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 soccer. 

Through technical review by our Club’s technical leadership team, ongoing professional development

and daily experience in the soccer landscape, the entirety of the technical staff is constantly evaluating

and re-evaluating Club best practices to enhance the overall training as well as match environments.