Fernie School Academy


  • The Vancouver Whitecaps in collaboration with the Fernie Academy are offering a formal soccer training academy for ages U8 to U17 for male and female students/athletes that operates in the Fernie school timetable.
  • Athletes must be registered in school at the Fernie Academy to participate. 
  • Participants follow an official Whitecaps FC training curriculum.
  • All sessions developed by Whitecaps FC staff and delivered by Whitecaps FC Kootenays regional head coach Brett Adams
  • Connected to Whitecaps FC's Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and opportunities


  • Open to all motivated boys and girls attending School at Fernie Academy
  • 30 week program over three 10 week training phases: fall, winter, and spring.
  • Fall Phase: 10 sessions. Sept, 23, 30th , 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25th
  • Winter Phase: Jan, 6th, 13, 20, 27, Feb, 3,10,17,24, March, 2nd, 9th
  • Spring Phase: April 13th, 20th, 27th, May, 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15 
  • Age block  U8 to 12. 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Boys and Girls 
  • Age block  U13 to U18. 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Boys and Girls
  • Limited space: only 16 to 20 players per block.  



  • Option 1: Full payment; pay for all three phases at once and get a discount.
    • Single Registration: $675 + GST (save $75)
    • Family Discount – available with families with 2 or more children registering for the program. Please contact Jocelyn for more details.
  • Option 2: Pay for each phase individually
    • $250 + GST / phase


  • Interested participants must apply through the School.
  • Please contact Principle Jocelyn Sombrowski at info@thefernieacademy.ca or (250)423-0212

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.


If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact

Head Coach
Brett Adams - badams@whitecapsfc.com or 250.777.2173.

Whitecaps FC Administrator
gopro@whitecapsfc.com or toll free 1.855.932.1932