Whitecaps FC plan Okanagan Academy evaluations

Prospects evaluations August 7 to 15 in Vernon

Academy MLS Weekend

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Okanagan Prospects Academy at a recent Whitecaps FC match at BC place (Yuri Choufour/Whitecaps FC)

Boys and girls ages U-10 to U-18 will have the opportunity to be evaluated for selection and invitation to the Okanagan Prospects Academy program, which will include selected boys and girls training groups with only 16 to 20 players per group.

The program, including all sessions, will be run by Whitecaps FC Okanagan regional head coach David Broadhurst and will include a 10-month program with three phases, running September through June, with weekly training sessions. There will also be one travel weekend per phase, which last year included an MLS weekend in Vancouver featuring an on-field training session and a Whitecaps FC MLS match.

“It’s important to note that this is a supplemental training program with one session per week, so that players can continue to play for their club teams,” noted Broadhurst. “We are very supportive of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League and the Thompson Okanagan Football Club and hope that we can continue to help support players in the Okanagan to achieve their goals.”

To be selected for the Whitecaps FC Prospects Academy all players must go through an evaluation process. Evaluations Sessions will be held at the Vernon Vantage One Soccer Centre Marshall Fields.on August 7 and 9, and then again on August 14 and 15. There is no cost for the evaluations, but players must register for the evaluation sessions. 

Players interested in registration for the evaluation can visit whitecapsfc.com/academy and select Okanagan Prospects Academy or contact David Broadhurst at dbroadhurst@whitecapsfc.com or by phone at 250.550.5489.