Professional supplemental club training for the serious motivated player looking to take their game to the next level.
All sessions are developed by Whitecaps FC professional coaching staff and delivered in partnership with Soccer Quest.
- Monthly Coaching visits from Whitecaps FC staff led by Whitecaps Okanagan Regional Head Coach David Broadhurst.
- Top local fulltime Soccer Quest staff working with the approved Whitecaps FC Academy curriculum.
- Connection to the Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network
- Provides preparation for regional opportunities at different levels and Whitecaps programs such as Girls Elite and Boys Residency
- Provides opportunities to be part of a larger scouting network and greater exposure to college/university and professional opportunities
Field Technical Development
- In addition to skill development there will be a focus on speed of play, team play including positional play, and movement off the ball.
Speed, strength, and power training sessions
- The goal will be to improve speed, agility and reaction times of the athlete, enhance flexibility, increase core strength and maximize the power potential.
- Eating right for performance, pre-game, post-game, hydration and more.
- Sport psychology is sometimes called mental preparation or training, mind games, or mind over matter.
- The aim is to play at peak performance in every match.
Assessment and Evaluation
- Assessments will be done to measure progress.
- Formal reports will be shared.
Whitecaps FC Kootenay Academy operates out of the Indoor Soccer Centre in Nelson. Located at Civic Centre, 308 Cedar St. Phone #1: 250.352.4625 (GOAL)
This Academy Centre will connect the Kootenays to Vancouver through key staff, curriculum and standards as well as an upcoming network of Whitecaps Academy Centres across Canada.
SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
- UEFA B Coaching License; English FA Level 2 Coaching Certificate;
- English FA Level 1 Summer 2011 - UEFA A (Part 1)
- Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Sport Science and Education
- Psychology for Soccer Certificate
- 12 years coaching with the Manchester United Soccer Schools at international coaching projects in the UK, Japan and Switzerland
SOCCER QUEST STAFF - Led by Head Coach David Spendlove
UEFA B & CSA B license
FA Masterclass Certification
- Jamie Spendlove FA Certified level 1
Iain Harvey Provincial B license
If you have any questions please contact:
David Spendlove - SoccerQuest Head Coach - firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.352.4625(GOAL)
- Contact for local routine questions
Dave Broadhurst - Whitecaps FC Regional Head Coach - email@example.com
- Academy Manager - contact regarding program structure, content, technical questions