BWP Football Academy draws players from the Greater Capital Region of New York and parts beyond. 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 750 student-athletes, both boys and girls


 of them have gone on to play collegiately.


of them have played at the NCAA Division I level.


of our proud alumni have captained their collegiate sides.

Over the years

For many graduates, their BWP Football Academy 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.

2020/21 Season

The 2020/21 season marked the 25th year of operation of the Club. Founded in 1996 by current President & Technical/Academy Director Steve Freeman, Black Watch Soccer Club Inc. has been privileged to offer programming for thousands of youth soccer players, as well as provide some of the nation's best technical staff coaches. It also marked our acceptance to the prestigious MLS Next platform with our U13s and U14s and an affiliation with Red Bull NY Academy. Unfortunately, the Club was unable to field two age groups for the 2021/22 season at U13 and U14, therefore unable to continue in the platform. Even in the face of a pandemic, nearly all of our graduating seniors went on to play college soccer that season.

2021/22 Season

2021/22, we tried another possible solution to creating more competitive cohorts for our players to grow and develop by merging with NE Rush. The merger did bring about an opportunity to offer the USL Academy via the Blackwatch Rush USL League 2 franchise for our players U16-U19. However, it became clear that there is no easy way at it...no shortcuts, so on May 1,

"I am very proud of our history and our choices. We have always tried to make the best choice at the time. I am most proud of the fact, we simply always try. We never get stuck, we try to find solutions, we build plans and try to execute. They don't and haven't always come off," stated Academy Director and Founder Steve Freeman. "Over the past 18 months, we have learned a lot, and it has been a privilege to be in these situations...invaluable. The number 1 take-away, there is no short cut and we simply want to focus our attention, energy and resources on our players and staff - the technical environment."

2022/23 SEASON

In 2022/23 BWP Football Academy - Blackwatch Soccer Club, Inc. was given the privilege to compete in the USL Academy League as a U20 group. The Club focused on male youth footballers ages 12-19 who wanted to train four times a week.

2023/24 SEASON

In 2023/24 BWP Football Academy - Blackwatch Soccer Club, Inc. enters its 28th year of operations. Continuing to focus on male youth footballers ages 12-19 who want to train four times a week. Our youth players identify themselves as footballers and want to chase their dreams within the sport. We are excited to be the home for footballers who love soccer!