Residency Program Info
Identification, development and placement as a professional player
A day in the life of a Whitecaps FC Residency player
Whitecaps FC Residency is a full-time, fully funded, player development program unlike any other in North America. Residency is designed to maximize a player’s potential on and off the field through a “soccer lifestyle” philosophy linking technical and personal development. By integrating training, education and accommodation, all conveniently situated in Burnaby, Whitecaps FC Residency provides the perfect conditions to develop and prepare elite athletes for the mental and physical demands of professional environments in North America and Europe. Read more...
Players are identified through our extensive scouting network and player evaluation processes. In accordance with MLS territorial regulations, Whitecaps FC recruit players from BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and parts of Eastern Canada. The primary objective is to identify local BC-based players through the BC Soccer Premier League, as well as other Canadian players across the club's territory.
For further recruiting inquiries, please contact: Whitecaps FC Residency recruitment officer Frank Ciaccia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Caps for Canada
More than 40 Whitecaps FC Residency players have been called into Canadian youth and senior national teams since October of 2013
- U-15 (2014): Michael Baldisimo, Brandon Bassi, Gabriel Escobar, Sahil Dhindsa, Alessandro Hojabrpour, Trevor Schneider
- U-15 (2013): Nicolas Apostal, Nathan Graziano, Christopher Guerreiro, Brendan Skinner, Terrell Smith, Noah Verhoeven
- U-16: Aidan Aylward, Matthew Baldisimo, Terran Campbell , Kadin Chung, Duwayne Ewart, Thomas Gardner, John Kasper, David Norman, Daniel Sagno, Munir Saleh
- U-17 World Cup (2013): Marco Bustos, Marco Carducci, Matthew Chow, Kianz Froese, Jordan Haynes, Ali Musse
- U-17 (2015): Matthew Baldisimo, Terran Campbell , Kadin Chung, Thomas Gardner, David Norman, Daniel Sagno, Munir Saleh, Luciano Trasolini
- U-18: Andre Baires, Joshua Cuthbert, Eric de Graaf, Jeevin Kang, Vana Markarian, Drake Rendle, Francesco Saporito, Aymar Sigue, Hayden Simmons-O'Grady, Dario Zanatta
- U-20: Sam Adekugbe, Marco Bustos, Marco Carducci, Jackson Farmer, Kianz Froese, Jordan Haynes, Brody Huitema, Mitch Piraux, Chris Serban, Nolan Wirth
- Senior: Sam Adekugbe, Bryce Alderson, Jackson Farmer, Kianz Froese, Russell Teibert, Caleb Clarke, Sean Melvin
Residency players currently on Whitecaps FC MLS roster