Kootenays East Prospects Academy


  • Only a limited number of players will be invited to participate. 
  • Supplemental club training for advanced boys and girls in a professional club environment. 
  • Train the Whitecaps Way with official Whitecaps FC training curriculum. 
  • Connected to the Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and additional opportunities
  • All sessions delivered by Whitecaps FC Kootenay Regional Coach, Sam Heap
  • Visits by Whitecaps FC Kootenay Head Coach, Brett Adams. 
  • College and University application support through Collegiate Transition Manager Ryan Clark


  • Boys and Girls U10 to U18 (2007-1999)
  • Ten month program: three phases September through June. 


Fall - 11 sessions

  • Tuesdays 
    • Outdoor: September 20 - October 25
    • Indoor: November 1 - November 29
  • Wednesdays
    • Outdoor: September 21 - October 26
    • Indoor: November 2 - November 30
  • Thursdays
    • Outdoor: September 22 - October 27
    • Indoor: November 3 - December 1
  • Saturdays *Optional* 
    • Outdoor: October 1 - October 29
    • Indoor: November 5 - December 3

Winter 2017

  • January through March

Spring 2017

  • April through June


  • Outdoor:  To be confirmed
  • Indoor: To be confirmed

Evaluations & Registration

Participation is by invite only from the regional head coach. Selected players will receive an invite by email to register. 


  • Fall: $275 + GST 
    • ​*Optional Second Session* - $225 + 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 - $105 + GST


  • Refund requests…
    • received more than 14 days before the start of a phase, will be subject to a 10% administration fee on the registration amount paid.
    • received less than 14 days but more than 2 days before the start of a phase, will be subject to a 20% administration fee on the registration amount paid.
    • received less than 2 days before the start of a phase will not be granted.
  • Registration refunds for medical reasons can only be processed upon receipt of a note from a medical professional. These refunds will be subject to a 10% administration fee, plus a fee for any sessions transpired.
  • Approved refunds can take up to six weeks to process. 
  • No partial refunds will be issued for individual sessions missed by the participant.
  • 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, Kootenay - East Academy Centre
Sam Heap - sheap@whitecapsfc.com

Head Coach, Kootenay Academy Centres
Brett Adams - badams@whitecapsfc.com

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

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