Northern Academy Center
Vancouver Whitecaps FC has announced the launch of a new Whitecaps FC Northern Academy Centre to be based out of Prince George and in partnership with Prince George Youth Soccer Association (PGYSA). See full press release here.
Whitecaps FC Academy Centres are a network of regional Whitecaps FC training hubs linked through key staff, curriculum, and standards that provide professional supplemental club training for serious, motivated players.
The Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network now totals six locations, including the new Northern Academy, Vancouver Island, Vancouver, the Okanagan, and the Kootenays along with the recently announced Whitecaps FC Saskatchewan Academy Centre – the first such centre outside of British Columbia.
The Northern Academy centre will be led by Sonny Pawar, currently the interim technical head coach of PGYSA. Pawar will deliver Whitecaps FC’s development philosophy and curriculum supported by Whitecaps FC staff in Vancouver who will make regular visits to the Northern Academy.
Whitecaps FC Northern Academy programs will launch this spring with an abbreviated schedule of programs. These include a Whitecaps FC Skills Academy, an invite-only Prospects Academy and a limited camp schedule.
Take your game to the next level
- Supplemental club training for motivated boys and girls U-10 to U12
- Open to all motivated players
- Begins May, 2013
Northern Prospects Academy
- Boys and girls in U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 training groups
- Yearly phased program
- Includes visits to Vancouver for Whitecaps FC Showcase and MLS training game weekend
- Advanced players. 16 to 20 players selected per training group
- Players must go through an evaluation process and be selected
- Begins May, 2013
In addition to the Academy programs, a select number of Whitecaps FC Skills and Prospects camps will be available in the summer in a variety of locations.
All sessions are developed by Whitecaps FC professional staff and delivered by Whitecaps FC Northern regional head coach Sonny Pawar, with visits from Whitecaps FC Vancouver based coaches.
- B-License Provincially Certified Coach
- Bachelor of Physical Education - Sport Science
- Former Head Coach of the University of Northern British Columbia Men's Varsity Team
- Current Assistant Coach of the University of Northern British Columbia Men's Varsity Team
- Head Coach of the PGYSA Pro Touch Soccer Academy
- Former Assistant Coach in the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League
- Interim Technical Head Coach - PGYSA
- Former CIS Player - University of Alberta, University of Calgary
If you have any questions please contact:
Sonny Pawar - Whitecaps FC Regional Head Coach - email@example.com
Marlise Buchi - Whitecaps FC Administrator - firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free 1.855.932.1932
Sam Lenarduzzi - Whitecaps FC Development Manager - email@example.com or 778.928.0453