Upper Island Prospects Academy

 


 Highlights

  • 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 developed and delivered by Interim Head Coach, Bill Merriman.
  • Regular visits included form Whitecaps FC Vancouver based coaching staff.
  • Travel includes Vancouver MLS Weekend for training and a MLS game.
  • Connected to the Whitecaps Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and additional opportunities for selected players to train in Vancouver.
  • The Whitecaps are committed to work closely with the VIPL and the BCSPL Island Wave as part of the pathway in forwarding players. 

Structure

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

Fall - 11 sessions

Mondays - Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 16, 23, 30

  • Boys U8U12     5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 
  • Boys U13U18   7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Wednesdays - Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25

  • Girls U13-U18    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Optional 2nd session - Boys U13-U18  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Fridays 

  • Girls U9-U12  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Boys & Girls Keepers U12-U18  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Optional 2nd session - Boys U8-U12  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 
  • Location & Dates:
    • Beban Park - SAT (Second Artificial Turf) - Sept 11, 18, Oct 16, Nov 6, 13,20 
    • Sherry Field (Beside John Barsby Highschool in Harewood) - Sept 25, Oct 2, 9, 23, 30

    Winter - TBD

    Spring - TBD.



 Location

  •  Fall sessions

    • Monday and Wedensday sessions will be held at Arbutus Meadows Indoor facility. 

    • Friday sessions will be held at Beban Park or Sherry Field. 



Evaluation

All players must be evaluated to participate.   

For any enquiries please contact Island Academy Centre Regional Head Coach Bill Merriman at bmerriman@whitecapsfc.com


 Registration

  • Fall  $275 + GST
  • Optional 2nd session: $245 + GST
  • Fees do not include travel projects which will be detailed by the regional head coach.

Equipment:

  • 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 - $80 + GST

Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds within 2 weeks of the first session. Once we are within 2 weeks, your registration and payment are locked in for that phase
  • Registration refunds, minus a $25 administration fee, may be issued only in cases of emergency and/or medical grievance given a note from a medical professional.
  • No partial refunds will be issued for individual sessions missed by the participant.

Other Policies:

  • 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.

Contact

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

Whitecaps FC Upper Island Head Coach  
Bill Merriman –bmerriman@whitecapsfc.com
 
Regional Programs Manager
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