This year the 'Caps are operating three distinct Pre-Residency teams - U-13, U-14, and U-15 - which eventually leads into the club's Residency program.
Players are generally scouted from the club's partner league, the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL).
Whitecaps FC Pre-Residency teams compete against older BCSPL teams, as well against fellow Pre-Academy teams from fellow Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs such as Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC. Players live at home with their own families and attend their own schools.
For more information on Whitecaps FC Pre-Residency, visit whitecapsfc.com/youth/eliteteams/residency.