About BWP Lee County
BWP LEE County's Rich History
South Fort Myers Soccer Club was founded in 1986 and used several different complexes as a home for its teams: Villas Elementary, Tanglewood Elementary, Cypress Middle and Deleon complex were all fields used to supplement the Rutenburg complex as practice and game fields. Soon after the Lee County Striker competitive club was started as a separate entity from South Fort Myers Soccer Club. In 1991, saw the opening of the Kelly Road Soccer Complex and both organizations relocated to it as home fields, and this is still our home to this day. By the mid 90's the two groups joined together to form the Greater Fort Myers Soccer Club, Lee County Striker Competitive division. Through the late 1990s the club grew to over 850 players with over 30 competitive teams and has served the community and families of SWFL since.
We believe at BWP Lee County that the Club is the priority, and it is the Club’s priority to develop the player. Therefore, we focus our resources and energy on a player’s development, this “player-centric” philosophy coupled with a progressive methodology by our technical staff supports a player’s enhanced performance in a collective environment. The Club’s technical program tries to create a learning environment for its players by engaging our players to think and understand their decisions in regards to the 4 Main Moments of Soccer.
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 players progress forward in their development at the older ages (U15-U19), learning how to win becomes 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 realistic training environments.
BWP Lee County's Ever Changing Programming
Over the course of the past 24 years of operation and last year in Florida, the Club has developed programming for youth of both genders, ages 5-19 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 the Club’s best practices to enhance the overall training and playing experiences instilling a passion for our game, soccer.