Okanagan Skills Academy

Highlights

  • Supplemental club training for motivated boys and girls in a professional club environment
  • Open to players of all skill levels
  • Participants follow an official Whitecaps FC training curriculum that incorporates technique training, speed, agility and quickness, and lots of game play
  • All sessions developed by Whitecaps FC staff and delivered by Whitecaps FC Okanagan regional head coach David Broadhurst
  • Regular visits from Whitecaps FC Vancouver based coaching staff
  • Whitecaps FC MLS and Showcase weekends in Vancouver for training and a Whitecaps FC MLS match
  • Connected to the Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and opportunities

Structure

  • Boys and girls  U-8 (2006) to U-12 (2002)
  • Three phases, September through June, ten sessions a phase for a total of 30 sessions

Fall Phase - 10 weeks

  • September 21/22, 28/29, October 5/6, 19/20, 26/27, November 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, December 30/1, 7/8

Winter Phase - NA 
Please contact gopro@whitecapsfc.com for information.

Spring Phase - 10 weeks

  • April 5/6, 12/13, 26/27, May 3/4, 10/11, 17/18. 24/25, June 31/1, 7/8, 14/15
  • No sessions over Easter weekend

Eligibility

  • Players are grouped based on ability and progress and may be moved to different groups at staff discretion
  • All players will be pre-screened through the registration process to ensure program suitability
  • Staff reserves the right to refund registration fees if, at any time, the program is deemed not suitable

Location

Training sessions will take place at Vernon Vantage One Soccer Centre- Marshall Fields. Sessions will be outdoors from September to November, indoors from November to March, and outdoors March through June.


Registration

2013/2014 Program: includes three separate payment phases

Fall Winter Spring
$225 $225 $225

Registration Notes:

  • Fees do not include GST
  • All new players require a Whitecaps FC training kit and track suit.

    • One-time fee, valid for at least two years
    • Mandatory - Training kit (shorts, shirt, socks) - $75 + GST
    • Optional - Track suit - $65 + GST

Policies:

  • In the event that weather conditions do not allow for a suitable training environment, Vancouver Whitecaps FC may cancel the session. All cancellations will be communicated to parents via e-mail and our best efforts will be made to reschedule the missed session.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC will not issue a refund for Academy registrations 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

Contact

Head coach:
David Broadhurst at dbroadhurst@whitecapsfc.com or 250.550.5489
Local office: 250.545.5808

Whitecaps FC Administrator
gopro@whitecapsfc.com or toll free 1.855.932.1932

Regional Programs Manager:
Sam Lenarduzzi - slenarduzzi@whitecapsfc.com or 778.928.0453