Upper Island Prospects Academy



  • Only a limited number of players will be invited to participate.
  • Supplemental club training for motivated boys and girls in a professional club environment.
  • Train the Whitecaps Way. Participants follow an official Whitecaps FC training curriculum.
  • All sessions delivered by Whitecaps FC Island Academy Centre Head Coach Kevin Lindo and Associate Head Coach Larry Stefanek. 
  • Overseen by Whitecaps Pre-Residency and Academy Centre Head Coach Bart Choufour
  • Visits included from Whitecaps FC Vancouver based coaching staff.
  • Connected to the Whitecaps Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and additional opportunities. 
  • The Whitecaps are committed to work closely with the VIPL and the BCSPL Island Wave as part of the pathway in forwarding players. 


  • Boys & Girls U8 to U18
  • Invite only.
  • Player remain with clubs. 
  • Ten month program: three phases (September through June)

Fall 2016 - 12 sessions

Pre-Prospects - U8-U12 Boys & Girls (2005-2009)

  • Mondays, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. September 12 to December 5

Prospects - U13-U18 Boys & Girls (1999-2004)

  • Mondays, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, September 12 to December 5

Additional Highlights

  • Inter-academy centre games
  • Complimentary access to Pacific Sport VI Athlete Educational Workshops (click here for the PacificSport Events Calendar)

Winter 2017

January through March

Spring 2017  

April through June.


​Winter/Fall sessions - Arbutus Meadows Indoor facility
Spring sessions - May Richards Bennet Pioneer Park

Evaluation & Registration

All players must be evaluated to participate.   


  • Fall $300 + GST (cost has increased as a session as been added)
  • Fees do not include travel projects which will be detailed by the regional head coach.


  • All NEW players require a WFC training kit and track suit.
  • One-time fee, valid for at least two years
  • Mandatory - Training kit (shorts, shirt, socks) - $80 + GST
  • Mandatory - Track suit - $105 + GST


  • Refund requests…
    • received more than 14 days before the start of a phase, will be subject to a 10% administration fee on the registration amount paid.
    • received less than 14 days but more than 2 days before the start of a phase, will be subject to a 20% administration fee on the registration amount paid.
    • received less than 2 days before the start of a phase will not be granted.
  • Registration refunds for medical reasons can only be processed upon receipt of a note from a medical professional. These refunds will be subject to a 10% administration fee, plus a fee for any sessions transpired.
  • Approved refunds can take up to six weeks to process. 
  • No partial refunds will be issued for individual sessions missed by the participant.
  • Whitecaps FC reserves the right to move players to the appropriate training group.
  • In the event that a session is cancelled due to weather, we will do our best to reschedule.


If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact:

Head Coach, Vancouver Island Academy Centres
Kevin Lindo - klindo@whitecapsfc.com

Associate Head Coach, Upper Island Academy Centre
Larry Stefanek - lstefanek@whitecapsfc.com

Regional Programs Manager, Soccer Development
Sam Lenarduzzi - slenarduzzi@whitecapsfc.com or 778.928.0453 
Whitecaps FC Administrator 
gopro@whitecapsfc.com or 604.669.9283 ext 2297 or toll free 1.855.932.1932