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 coach, Sam Heap.
  • 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
  • 11 week training phases: fall and spring.
  • Fall Phase: 11 sessions. Wednesday each week, September 21st to November 30th. 
    • Outdoor September 21st to October 26th
    • Indoor November 2nd to November 30th
  • Winter Phase: Not happening in 2017
  • Spring Phase: Dates to be determined 
  • 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.  



  • Fall Phase - $275 + GST
  • Spring Phase - To be determined


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


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

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