Kootenays West Prospects Academy


  • Invite only.
  • Train the Whitecaps Way with official Whitecaps FC training curriculum
  • Connected to the Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network including Boys Residency and Girls Elite.
  • All sessions delivered by Whitecaps FC Kootenays Regional head coach Brett Adams. 
  • Regular visits included from Whitecaps FC Vancouver based coaching staff
  • Opportunities for travel including Vancouver for training and a Whitecaps FC MLS weekend.


  • Invite only.
  • Boys and girls U-9 to U-18. (2007 – 1998)
  • Pre Prospects - U9 to U12 and Prospects - U13 to U18
  • Player remain with clubs.
  • Ten month program: three integrated phases; Fall, Winter and Spring.


  • 11 sessions - Saturday and Sundays
  • First 3 sessions outdoors at Lakeside Fields, Nelson (Boys and Girls on the same day for outdoors)
  • Sept. 27. Oct 4, 18 (*September 27th and October the 4th will be all groups Boys and Girls 10:00 am-1:00 pm (2 sessions)* )
    • Sundays 10:00 am to 11:30 am. U9-U12 Boys - U9-U12 Girls.
    • Sundays 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. U13-U14 Boys - U13-U14 Girls.
    • Sundays 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. U15-U18 Boys - U15-U18 Girls.
  • Remaining 6 sessions indoors - Nelson Youth Soccer Indoor Facility - 308 Cedar Street, Nelson.
  • Oct. 24/25, Nov 31st/1, 7/8, 14/15. Dec 5/6.
    • Saturdays 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm U9-U11 Girls
    • Saturdays 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm U12-U13 Girls
    • Saturdays 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm U14 Girls
    • Saturdays 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm U15-U18 Girls
    • Sundays 10:00 am to 11:30 am U9-U11 Boys
    • Sundays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm U12-U13 Boys
    • Sundays 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm U14 Boys
    • Sundays 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm U15-U18 Boys

Winter - To Be Announced

Spring - To Be Announced


All players must go through an evaluation process and be selected. Please contact Brett Adams at badams@whitecapsfc.com or 250.777.2173.


All returning and new players selected from an evaluation will receive an invite by email to register.


  • Fall Registration: $275 + GST
  • Fees do not include travel projects which will be detailed by the regional head coach.



  • 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

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.


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

Whitecaps FC Administrator
gopro@whitecapsfc.com or 604.669.9283 ext 2297 toll free 1.855.932.1932

Regional Programs Manager:
Sam Lenarduzzi - slenarduzzi@whitecapsfc.com or 778.928.0453