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.
  • 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

September 14 Through December 2

Winter - 10 Sessions

U8-U12 Boys (2004-2008)

  • Day – Mondays
  • Time – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • First Session – January 4
  • Last Session – March 7
  • Note:
    • Optional 2nd session available for Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm*

U13-U18 Boys (1998-2003)

  • Day – Mondays
  • Time – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • First Session – January 4
  • Last Session – March 7
  • Note:
    • Optional 2nd session available for Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm*

U8-U12 Girls (2004-2008)

  • Day – Wednesdays
  • Time – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm*
  • First Session – January 6
  • Last Session – March 9

U13-U18 Girls (1998-2003)

  • Day – Wednesdays
  • Time – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm*
  • First Session – January 6
  • Last Session – March 9

U12-U18 Boys & Girls Goalkeepers (1998-2004)

  • Day – Wednesdays
  • Time – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm*
  • First Session – January 6
  • Last Session – March 9
* Those in the Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm sessions may be moved to a 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm session, if needed. 

Spring - TBA.



 Location

​Winter sessions



Evaluation & Registration

All players must be evaluated to participate.   

Fees:

  • Fall $275 + GST
    • Optional 2nd session: $245 + GST
  • Winter $250 + GST
    • Optional 2nd session: $220 + 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

Policies

  • 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.
  • 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.

Contact

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

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