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 for selected player to train in Vancouver
  • Presented in partnership with Prince George Youth Soccer Association

Structure

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

Fall - 22 sessions

  • September to December

Winter – 22 sessions

  • January to March

Spring

  • Synced with PGYSA Select Programming and tournaments

Pre Prospects U10 to U12 (2003-2006)

  • 23 sessions. 2 sessions per week. Summit included.
  • Girls - Tuesdays & Fridays 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Boys - Tuesdays & Fridays 6:30-8:00 pm
  • May 6 to July 24. Summit Included
    • May 6,10,13,17,24,27,31
    • June 3,7,10,14,17,21,24,28
    • July 5,8,12,19,21
  • No sessions May 20
  • Spring Summit: July 23-24. Sessions noted below.

Prospects U14 to U18 (1998-2002)

  • 13 sessions total. 1 session per week. Summit included.
  • Girls - Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Boys - Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
  • May 9 to July 24. Summit Included
    • May 9,16,30
    • June 6,13,20,27
    • July 4,11,18
  • No sessions May 23
  • Spring Summit: July 23-24. Sessions noted below.

Spring Summit - for all players

  • July 23 & 24 at Rotary Fields in Prince George
  • 2 day Finale. 3 training sessions
  • Pre Prospects Boys & Girls
    • Saturday 9:00-10:30 and 1:30-3:00 pm. Sunday 9:00-10:30 am
  • Prospects Boys & Girls
    • Saturday 11:00-12:30 and 3:30-5:00 pm. Sunday 11:00-12:30 am
  • Players from both Prince George and Cariboo Academies
  • Includes a Vancouver coaching staff and player visit 

Location

  • Spring sessions will be held at Rotary Fields

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

Participation is by invite only from the regional head coach.  All players must go through an evaluation process and be selected. For more information, please contact Regional Head Coach, Craig Angus cangus@whitecapsfc.com

Selected players will receive an invite by email to register.

Fees:

  • Pre Prospects: Spring $550 + GST
  • Prospects: Spring $325 + GST
  • Fees do not include any tournaments or travel projects (TBD)

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…
    • 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:

Northern Head Coach - Craig Angus - cangus@whitecapsfc.com
Regional Programs Manager, Sam Lenarduzzi - slenarduzzi@whitecapsfc.com or 778.928.0453 
Administrator, gopro@whitecapsfc.com or 604.669.9283 ext 2297 or toll free 1.855.932.1932