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, James 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 U12
  • Boys & Girls U13 to U17
  • Invite only.
  • Player remain with clubs. 
  • Ten month program: three phases (September through June)

     Fall

  • 11 sessions, Sept 22 - Dec 8.

    Winter

  • 11 sessions total
  • Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm U8-U12 Boys & Girls
  • Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm U13-U17 Boys & Girls
  • January 5 - First session for winter
  • Jan 5, 12, 19, 26. Feb 2, 9, 16, 23. Mar 2, 9, 16.
  • March 16 - last session for winter

    Spring

  • 12 session total
  • April-June 
  • Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm U8-U12 Boys & Girls
  • Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm U13-U17 Boys & Girls
  • April 13, 20, 27. May 4, 11, (20 Weds), 25. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
     
  • NEW: 2nd session by invitation. 
  • 10 sessions total.
  • April-June.
  • Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm. U8-U12 Boys & Girls.
  • Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. U13-U17 Boys & Girls
  • April 15, 29. May 6, 13,(21 Thurs), 27. June 3, 10, 17, 24.
  • This will be limited to 3 groups in each time slot.



 Location



Evaluation

All players must be evaluated to participate.   

For any enquiries please contact Island Academy Centre Interim Head Coach James Merriman at jmerriman@whitecapsfc.com
 



 Registration

  • Spring Registration: $300 + 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 Island Interim Head Coach  
James Merriman – jmerriman@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 
 
Whitecaps FC Academy Centre Head Coach 
Bart Choufour - bchoufour@whitecapsfc.com or 604.561.8317