Okanagan Goalkeeper Academy

Highlights

  • Sessions led by Whitecaps Okanagan Academy Goalkeeper Coach Kai Tolpinrud
  • Managed by David Broadhurst Whitecaps Okanagan Academy Centre Head Coach.
  • Participants follow an official Whitecaps FC training curriculum
  • Includes footwork, diving, handling, shot stopping, crosses, distribution and organization
  • Connected to the Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and opportunities
  • In partnership with TOFC
     

Structure

  • Boys and Girls U9 to U18.
  • For motivated players. Invite only registration for Prospects Academy.
  • Players remain with clubs.
  • Ten month program: three integrated phases; fall, winter, and spring.

Fall - 11 Sessions

  • September 16 through November 28

Goalkeepers Academy - U9 to U14 (2007-2002) - Open Registration
Goalkeeper Prospects Academy - U13 to U18 (2003-1998) - Invitation Only

Winter - 8-10 Sessions

Goalkeepers Academy - U9 to U14 (2002-2007) - Open Registration - 10 sessions

  • Day - Saturdays
  • Time - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • First Session - January 9
  • Last Session - March 12
  • Open registration for motivated keepers

Goalkeeper Prospects Academy - U13 to U18 (1998-2003) - Invitation Only - 8 sessions

  • Day - Saturdays
  • Time - 10:15 am to 11:45 am
  • First Session - January 2
  • Last Session - February 20
  • Prospects, registration by invitation only

Spring - 11 Sessions

Goalkeepers Prospects Academy - U13 to U18 (1998-2003) - Invitation Only

  • Day - Mondays
  • Time - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • First Session - April 11
  • Last Session - June 20

Location

Spring training sessions will take place indoors at Vernon Vantage One Soccer Centre and outside at Marshall Fields in Vernon.


Coach Bio

Kai Tolpinrud
  • Hønefoss BK – Goalkeeping coach – Norwegian 1st Division
  • Goalkeeping Coaching at Simon Fraser University
  • Various Goalkeeping Clinics throughout Canada
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Schools
  • John Craven Soccer Schools

Registration 

All returning and new players selected from an evaluation will receive an invite by email to register.

Fees:

Fall - $275 + GST
Winter - $250 + GST GK Academy; $200 + GST GK Prospects Academy
Spring - $275 + GST GK Prospects Academy

Invite Only. Players will receive a link for registration via e-mail.

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

Head Coach:
Okanagan Head Coach, David Broadhurst - dbroadhurst@whitecapfc.com or 250.550.5489

Whitecaps FC Administrator
gopro@whitecapsfc.com or 604.669.9283 ext 2297 or toll free  1.855.932.1932