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BWP and Lee County Strikers come together as one...

Fort Myers, FL-Black Watch Premier (BWP) and the Lee County Strikers, a long-standing youth soccer club in the Greater Fort Myers area, have come together to form BWP Lee County Strikers.


The technical roll-out of the Club's operations will begin this Spring, and will roll right into the trial season in May of 2019. The Club’s mission and operating principles are “player-centric” in nature and are focused on a player’s development, both on and off the field, player and staff education through high-quality coaching education, and developing a culture conducive to overall development. "We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to work together with Jesse Cormier again and the leadership team in place at Lee County Strikers," stated Director of Programming Steve Freeman who is also a public elementary school teacher for the past 20 years. "Lee County Strikers has a long-standing history of competing on the state-level for both girls and boys. I can remember growing up in Tampa, and Lee County having teams competing," stated Freeman.

Lee County President Jeff Richards and the Board met with Freeman, and began a dialogue that led to the integration. "Working with Jeff, Pam, Stewart, Jesse and Cip was an absolute pleasure. Their forward thinking and care that they give to all decisions related to the members, families, players and staff is incredible. I believe we share the same philosophies from a teaching/understanding the game, technical standpoint and administrative/operations standpoint.”


BWP will take over the administration and operations of the Club and its day-to-day operations. BWP has a 23-year track record in the Capital Region of New York and Burlington, Vermont of creating a “player-centric” environment. Over 500 graduates of BWP have gone on to play collegiately, over 130 have competed at the Division I level, 3 have played MLS, 9 have played for the US Youth National Teams and more to come. “Getting people in their optimal position to effectively support the culture and mission of the Club is one of the main objectives. This is a commitment to the community and we will make sure that it is cost-effective (cost matches product), all children of the local community will have access no matter their socio-economic position, as well as ability. Programs will be created to meet the needs of all players having the desire to create BWP Lee County Strikers as the best place to be to grow as a soccer player in the Southwest Florida,” stated Freeman. “This relationship will hopefully grow in natural and organic ways that will add benefits to all Club members.”


Dubois joins BWP Burlington Technical Staff as Director of Coaching...

Adrian Dubois

Dubois earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at UNH in 2009 has a USSF National ‘C’ Coaching License and is currently working towards obtaining his 'B' License.

Burlington-BWP Burlington is excited to announce the new addition of Adrian Dubois to the technical staff. Dubois replaces Ruben Resendes as the Club's Director of Coaching. "We are ecstatic to have Adrian on board. He has history with the Club, and one of the greatest qualities I remember about him was his passion for the game and willingness to support others," stated BWP Director of Programming Steve Freeman. "Adrian will be an asset to the UVM program, BWP Burlington and the Burlington community at large."

 

Adrian Dubois comes to Catamount Country after an impressive five-year head coaching stint at St. Joseph's College in Standish Maine. In his four seasons, the Monks accrued a 71-25-9 record, captured three GNAC crowns, and earned the program's first ever NCAA Tournament win. SJC owned a 42-game unbeaten streak over the past two seasons – the fifth longest in NCAA Division III men's soccer history. He was named GNAC Coach of the Year three times and earned United Soccer Coaches New England Staff of the Year honors in 2017. In 2018, Dubois also coached club with Seacoast United Soccer Academy as their u19 Developmental Academy Coach. The year before, Adrian won a Club National Championship with Seacoast United Mariners in 2017.

 

Prior to a one-year stint with the Beacons of UMass.-Boston, Coach Dubois worked for two years as an assistant at University of California-San Diego, a program which competes in one of the top NCAA DII conferences in the country. He has also worked with the New England Football Club in Boston and The Catalyst Training Center in San Diego and, in 2012, earned an internship opportunity with the Newcastle United Football Club.

 

Dubois certainly brings a wealth of high-level playing experience to the position. A native of Acworth, New Hampshire, he played collegiately as a four-year starting midfielder at University of New Hampshire after earning New Hampshire High School All-America and Gatorade Player of the Year accolades following his senior season at Fall Mountain Regional High School. Dubois went on to play professionally for several clubs, including a three-year stint with the San Diego Flash of the National Premier Soccer league and, most recently, the Los Angeles Blues of the United Soccer League. Along the way, he earned ‘Invite Only Trials’ with a pair of Major League Soccer clubs: the New England Revolution (2009) and San Jose Earthquakes (2012).


Dr. Kyle R. Flik appointed as Team Physician for Blackwatch Soccer Club

Kyle R. Flik, MD

Dr. Flik was appointed as Team Physician for the Albany Empire professional arena football team and the Blackwatch Premier Soccer Club.

SpecialtyKnee: Shoulder and Elbow, Sports Medicine


Medical School: University of Vermont School of Medicine

 

Internship: Internship in general surgery at Cornell University Medical Center

 

Fellowship: Sports medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago

 

Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan

 

Board Certifications: Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub-specialty certification in Sports Medicine

 

Societies:

ASES (American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons)
AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sport Medicine)
NESES (New England Shoulder and Elbow Society and AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons)

BWP Albany is excited to announce our relationship with Dr. Kyle Flik and OrthoNY. Dr. Flik and his administrative team are open and willing to consult on any potential long-term injury sustained through play with the Club or outside. All Club members should feel welcome to connect and utilize this outstanding relationship between BWP Albany, Dr. Flik and OrthoNY.

 

Medical Director at OrthoNY's ambulatory surgery center, Dr. Flik is currently the only surgeon in the Capital Region board certified in both Orthopedics and Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery. He is a member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, an international organization of shoulder specialists. 

Dr. Flik treats all shoulder and knee problems including arthroscopic repairs and total or reverse shoulder replacements. A former professional athlete himself, Dr. Flik served as assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls while a fellow at the prestigious sports medicine program at Rush University. He also trained as a resident at the esteemed Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. 

Dr. Flik serves as team orthopedic surgeon for The Albany Empire, Albany's professional arena football team, the Albany Academies, and Blackwatch Premier Soccer Club.


Black Watch Premier

Commits to Grassroots Soccer Players

Contact Jake Boland, cell: 518.528.3948,

email: BWPYouthAcademies@yahoo.com

for more information and answers to any questions.


Black Watch Premier

Commits to Grassroots Soccer Players


Black Watch Premier has dedicated itself to the grassroots soccer player! As part of its new grassroots soccer program, BWP has begun a 6 years and under, free of charge soccer academy. U6 soccer players, whether they are beginners, intermediates, or otherwise, now play together once per week under the guidance of Black Watch Premier’s professional coaching staff, learning BWP’s curriculum. The program is run by newly appointed Director of Grassroots, Jake Boland, along with the BWP U10 staff.
“We started with full time U10 and U8 teams, and those took off. Now, I am so pleased that our Board of Directors has chosen to assume the cost for facility, staffing, equipment, insurance, and shirts for the players.” Boland stated, “This is such a great way to introduce new players to the game and instill in these boys and girls a solid fundamental base of skills. I’m so excited to work with this group.”

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