BWP Albany Grassroots
The BWP 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 several different programs: Age Group Teams (U10s, U9s, U8s, U7s & U6s), a recreational program, our BWP Youth Academy & BWP Little Lions, BWP Soccer Camps, and BWP Futsal League presented by the Capital Region Orthopedic Group. The Grassroots Program has been very well-received by our community and has become one of the Club’s more popular programs.
BWP Albany Technical Leadership & Admin Team
BWP Albany is a nonprofit organization with an administrative support staff which includes our Director of Operations, Director of Team Account and Social Media Content Manager and technical leadership team that includes our Technical Director, Director of Coaching, Director of Teaching, and Director of Grassroots.
A Note From Danilo - Director of Grassroots
At BWP Albany our philosophy is very simple in the Grassroots. Our first priority is enjoyment. We recognize and understand that there are many other activities kids could be doing, so the number 1 priority is to retain the players in the sport. Secondly, we try to develop high-quality soccer players, and human beings, emphasizing long-term development at the younger ages instead of the “win now” mentality. Competing at high levels of play as teams come as players get older.
We do not coach youth soccer for trophies or silverware, but rather we coach youth soccer to make a difference in a player’s life.
“It is a privilege to work with our youngest aged players as they first experience the game of soccer, and develop their experience load through small-sided play. We try to empower decision-making within our youngest players and the passion that gos with being a lifetime footballer.”- Danilo Markovic BWP Director of Grassroots & BWP B2010 Head Coach
Our coaching style and methodology is direct, current, and fair. We believe that playing time and positional opportunities are not given and are earned through consistently working hard at training sessions. We believe in developing our players' familiarity with the ball, and love for the game. We look forward to having your child check out our BWP Grassroots programming!