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 U10 to U12
  • Prospects, Boys & Girls U14 to U18
  • Invite Only
  • Ten month program: three integrated phases; fall, winter and 

Fall - 22 sessions

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

  • Tuesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm & Fridays, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Location: Rotary Field (first nine sessions) & UNBC for the remaining sessions
  • Phase runs from September 16th to December 2nd. 
    • ​No Session November 11th

​Pre-Prospects boys - U9 to U13 (2008-2004)

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm & Fridays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Rotary Field (first nine sessions) & UNBC for the remaining sessions. 
  • Phase runs from September 16th to December 2nd
    • No Session November 11th

Prospects Girls - U14 to U18 (2003-1999)

  • Mondays, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm & Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Location: Rotary Field (first nine sessions) & UNBC for the remaining sessions
  • Phase runs from September 14th to November 30th
    • No Session October 10th

Prospects Boys - U14 to U18 (2003-1999)

  • Mondays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm & Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Rotary Field (first nine sessions) & UNBC for the remaining sessions
  • Phase runs from September 14th to November 30th 
    • No Session October 10th

Match Play Event: Two day tournament that will be held at the Quesnel Youth soccer Association soccer facility on October 22nd and 23rd, 2016. The registration cost for this event has been included in your academy registration fee. Food and Accommodation is up to the players/parents to arrange for this event. More information will be communicated via email to all registrants shortly. 


Winter – 22 sessions

  • January to March

Spring

  • Synced with PGYSA Select Programming and tournaments 

Location

  • Rotary Field, Prince George
  • University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Prince George

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:

  • Fall: $560 + 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

  • Refund requests…
    • more than 14 days before phase start, subject to 10% fee on paid amount
    • less than 14 days before the start of a phase, subject to 10% fee on paid amount
    • received less than 2 days before the start of a phase will not be granted.
  • Medical refunds only with a doctors note and subject to a 10% fee minus completed sessions
  • Approved refunds can take up to six weeks to process. 
  • No partial refunds will be issued for individual sessions missed by the participant.
  • In the event that a session is cancelled due to weather, we will do our best to reschedule.

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