Prince George 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 by Academy Centres director and head coach, Bart Choufour, and delivered by the Northern Academy Centre head coach
  • Visits included from Whitecaps FC Vancouver based coaching staff
  • Connected to the Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and additional opportunities
  • Presented in partnership with Prince George Youth Soccer Association

Structure

  • Pre Prospects, Boys & Girls U9 to U13
  • Prospects, Boys & Girls U14 to U18
  • Invite Only
  • Ten month program: three integrated phases; fall, winter and 

Winter 2017

Pre-Prospects Girls - U9 to U13 (2008-2004)

  • Fridays, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm 
    • Location: UNBC Northern Sports Centre Field Turf
    • Phase runs from January 6th to March 10th, 2017 (12 sessions in total)
      • Sunday training sessions on January 29th and February 26th, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at UNBC Northern Sports Centre. 
  • Tuesdays, see program information below
    • ​Location: College New Caledonia Gym (Futsal)

Pre-Prospects Boys - U9 to U13 (2008-2004)

  • Fridays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    • Location: UNBC Northern Sports Centre Field Turf
    • Phase runs from January 6th to March 10th, 2017 (12 sessions in total). 
      • Sunday training sessions on January 29th and February 26th, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at UNBC Northern Sports Centre. 
  • Tuesdays, See program information below
    • ​Location: College New Caledonia Gym (Futsal)

Prospects Girls - U14 to U18 (2003-1999)

  • ​​​Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    • Location: UNBC Northern Sports Centre Field Turf
    • Phase runs from January 4th to March 8th, 2017 (21 session in total). 
      • Sunday training sessions January 29th and February 26th, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at UNBC Northern Sports Centre. 
  • Tuesdays, see program information below
    • ​College New Caledonia Gym (Futsal)

Prospects Boys - U14 to U18 (2003-1999)

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    • Location: UNBC Northern Sports Centre Field Turf
    • Phase runs from January 4th to March 8th, 2017 (21 Session in total)
      • Sunday training sessions January 29th and February 26th, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at UNBC Northern Sports Centre. 
  • Tuesdays, see program information below
    • Location: College New Caledonia Gym (Futsal)

Tuesday Winter Futsal Development Program

  • Additional Tuesday training session option for U9 to U18 Boys and Girls. 
    • Location: College New Caledonia, Prince George, BC
    • Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    • Dates: 9 additional Futsal sessions - Jan: 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb: 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 7.
  • ​Space for this Futsal based training program is limited. 
  • This is a selection-based program geared towards accelerating the development of players who want extra Whtiecaps FC sessions over the Winter phase of programming. 
  • Players are encouraged to register interest by clicking here
  • From there, players will be selected for this program based on forming balanced and developmentally appropriate training groups and not necessarily on age. 

Spring

Pre-Prospects - U9 to U13 Boys & Girls - 19 Sessions + Spring Summit

  • Training Day's: Tuesday's & Friday's,
  • Training Time's: Girls 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Boys 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Session Dates:
    • May: 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 23, 26, 30
    • June: 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
    • July: 4, 7, 11

Prospects - U14 to U18 Boys & Girls - 9 Sessions + Spring Summit

  • Training Day: Monday's
  • Training Time's: Girls 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Boys 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Session Dates: 
    • May: 1, 8, 15, 29
    • June: 5, 12, 19, 26
    • July 10

Spring Phase Highlights: 

  • All session's are held at Foothills Elementary, 4375 Eaglenest Crescent, Prince George BC, V2M 4Y5
  • Spring Summit: 
    • Saturday and Sunday July 15 & 16, 2017 
    • 5v5 Inaugural Regional Tournament weekend incorporating all 4 Northern Academy Centre Network Locations. Prince George, Cariboo, Terrace/Kitimat, and Prince Rupert. 
    • Players will verse other players from other Northern Academy Locations. 
    • Location: Foothills Elementary, 4375 Eaglenest Crescent, Prince George, BC V2M 4Y5

Location

  • Winter 2017: 
    • Regular sessions: UNBC Northern Sports Centre Field Turf, Prince George
    • **Tuesday Futsal Sessions: College New Caledonia, Prince George.
  • Spring 2017: Foothills Elementary (4375 Eaglenest Cresent, Prince George, BC, V2M 4Y5). 

Eligibility

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

Evaluation & Registration

All players must be evaluated to participate. 

Fees

  • Winter:
    • Pre-Prospects - $300 + GST
    • Prospects - $500 + GST
  • Spring: 
    • Pre-Prospects - $550 + GST
    • Prospects - $300 + GST
  • Fees do not include any tournaments or 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 - $105 + GST

Policies

To view our policies, please click here.


Contact

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact:

Head Coach, Northern Academy Centres
Craig Angus - cangus@whitecapsfc.com

Regional Programs Manager, Soccer Development
Sam Lenarduzzi - 
slenarduzzi@whitecapsfc.com or 778.928.0453 

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