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 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. 

Structure

  • 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 - 9 Sessions + Upper Island Academy Playoffs

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

  • Mondays, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. January 9 to March 13
    • No Session February 13 for Family Day
    • Upper Island Academy Playoffs will be held on March 8 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Arbutus Meadows Indoor Facility for Pre-Prospects (Cost included in registration fee).

Prospects - U13-U18 Boys & Girls (2009-2005)

  • Mondays, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. January 9 to March 13
    • No Session February 13 for Family Day
    • Upper Island Academy Playoffs will be held on March 15 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Arbutus Meadows Indoor Facility for Prospects (Cost included in registration fee).

Spring 2017  

April through June.



 Location

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



Evaluation & Registration

All players must be evaluated to participate.   

Fees:

  • Fall $300 + GST 
  • Spring $275 +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 - $105 + GST

Policies

To view a copy of our policies, please click here.


Contact

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