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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.

Letter From Jesse Comier (Technical Director) and Sheldon Cipriani (Tryouts, Important dates and more)

Dear Lee County Striker Families,

Hello everyone.  I’m hoping coming off a successful campaign with us, you feel better about our process here at LCS.  We had some significant programmatic changes and will be announcing more as we continue to build a better, more efficient, effective and creative process to help build more passionate and intelligent footballers and character in the youth in our soccer community.


Insights from the Directors, Technical Staff and other Black Watch Coaches.


by Sheldon Cipriani


By Bob Day


by Ron McEachen


by Ron McEachen


We believe at BWP Albany that the Club is the priority, and it is the Club’s priority to develop the player.  Therefore, 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.  Asking questions like...Why would you want to play the ball inside shoulder in that situation versus their feet?... 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), does winning 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.


Notes, Information and News from Black Watch Premier Founder/Director

Dear parents and players of Lee County Strikers,

I am reaching out to you in an effort to introduce myself and the Club I was privileged to found 23.5 years ago in Upstate New York, Black Watch Premier Soccer Club. As a public school teacher for 20 years, former professional player, college and PDL coach and an educator with the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA), it is a honor to have the opportunity to work with you and your player(s) in Southwest Florida. I was raised in Tampa, FL, and I have fond memories competing in FYSA and beyond. Still to this day, I have family and friends who live in the state. Enough about me, let me address how Black Watch Premier (BWP) is prepared to impact your player’s development and your experience supporting your child’s personal growth through sport.

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Technical Staff

At BWP Lee County, our Technical Staff and Club Personnel collectively work together to provide a better overall experience and delivery of our services for all our members, the players and the families.