Vancouver Goalkeeper Academy


  • Supplemental club training for motivated boys and girls in a professional club environment
  • Participants follow an official Whitecaps FC training curriculum
  • Includes footwork, diving, handling, shot stopping, crosses, distribution and organization
  • All sessions developed and delivered by Whitecaps FC head goalkeeping staff
  • Includes High Performance Coach Raegyn Hall 
  • Connected to the Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and opportunities


  • Parents are encouraged to check their e-mail prior to leaving for training; we will notify all participants of changes to training schedule via e-mail 
  • In the event that weather conditions do not allow for training at SFU, we will do our best to re-schedule the missed session 


Boys and girls U-10 (2006) to U-18 (1998)

  • Ten month program: two phases, September through June for a total of 33 weeks

Phase 1 - Fall & Winter - 22 weeks

  • Sept. 11, 18, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11.
    Oct. 9: Make up for missed session on Sept. 25th

  • Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb.  12, 19, 26, Mar. 4, 11
    NO SESSIONS Feb 5 Family Day weekend ​*Unless we need to use it as a make-up session

Phase 2 - Spring - 11 weeks

  • Dates to be confirmed


  • Players are grouped 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


  • Group 1 (U-10 to U-12): Fridays 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Group 2 (U-13 to U-14): Fridays 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Group 3 (U-15 to U-18): Fridays 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


All training sessions will take place at the Whitecaps FC RegionalTraining Centre located at Simon Fraser University (Field #4) in Burnaby. Click here for printable map: Campus Map and Parking

Parking - All parents must park at the West Mall Visitors Parkade. This is paid parking but all Whitecaps Academy attendees will receive a flat rate of $3.50. Please note that you will receive a parking pass from Whitecaps FC staff which you MUST display in your car dashboard in order to receive the flat rate.
There is also a 15 minute grace period in this parkade for drop off and pick up. Cars are not permitted to stop or park along the roadway (fire lane) or service vehicle stalls next to field #4. SFU Campus Security will ticket/tow any parked cars.

Registration and Payment

2015/2016 registration

Option 1: Full Payment; pay for both phases at once and receive a savings of $50.
Phases 1 & 2 - $845 due upon registration

Option 2: Pay for each phase individually.
Phase 1 - $595 due upon registration
Phase 2 - $300; payment link will be sent to you in winter 2016

Registration Notes:

  • Fees do not include GST
  • 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.


For general questions:
Whitecaps FC Fan Services - 604.669.9283 ext. 1 or toll free 1.855.9321932

Ongoing question:
Whitecaps FC Administrator - or 604.669.9283 ext 2297

Technical questions/concerns:
Regional Programs Manager - or 778.928.0453