CMSA BMO Academy Centre

Alberta South

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have partnered with the Calgary Minor Soccer Association to launch the Whitecaps CMSA Academy open to all players and club participation in the Calgary area.  


Highlights 

  • Academy for Boys and Girls U9 to U12. 
  • Players must participate in a placement session or be invited prior to registering for the academy.
  • Supplemental club training for motivated boys and girls in a professional club environment. 
  • Train the Whitecaps Way with official Whitecaps FC training curriculum. 
  • Connected to the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and additional opportunities.  
  • Led by Whitecaps Alberta Academy Centre Head Coach, Ewan Fisher.

Structure

  • Invite Only
  • Boys & Girls U9 to U12
  • One training session per week.

Spring 2019 - 9 sessions: 

U9 Boys & Girls, Saturdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
U11 Boys & Girls, Saturdays, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.

  • Apr 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, July 7*
  • No session May 18

U10 Boys & Girls, Sundays, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
U12 Boys & Girls, Sundays, 10:30 to 12:00 p.m.

  • Apr 28, May 5, 12, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, July 7*
  • No session May 19

*Please note - July 7 is the end of Spring Summit for all academy players in Alberta South academy centres. 

In addition to working on skill development, players enrolled in the Spring Academy will be eligible for selection for the Vancouver Whitecaps Summer Showcase teams for U11 and U12 players. Information will be communicated regarding this in the Spring.

Summer 2019 Showcase Teams: 

Highlights: 

  • Invite only program, selections made by Academy Centre Head Coach, Ewan Fisher
  • Players are selected from Spring academy programming in all Alberta South Centres
  • Program includes a team trip from August 31 to September 1 to Vancouver to showcase the teams against the Vancouver Prospects program which is overseen by Girls Elite and Boys MLS Academy staff. 
    • Transportation, Accommodations, and Supervision is to be provided by families at their own expense. 
      • Group hotel rates will be secured and available for families - to be communicated once accepted into the program.
    • Training sessions in Vancouver will be included and led by Whitecaps FC Academy Centre staff
  • All players who attend the trip will be given 2 tickets to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Vs. New York City FC match at BC Place. 
    • tickets for travelling family members will be available at discounted rates. 

U12 (2007) Girls & U10/U11 Girls (2009 to 2008), 9:00 to 10:30 am
U12 (2007) Boys & U10/U11 Boys (2009 to 2008), 10:30 to 12:00 pm

  • July 27, Aug 10, 17, 24
  • All sessions to run at Inland Field in North Calgary

Cost of Program: $200 + tax

  • Program includes 4 training sessions in Calgary, 2 training sessions in Vancouver, exhibition matches against Vancouver Prospects, and 2 MLS match ticket per player

Location

Spring 2019 - CMSA Calgary Central at SAIT University (1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2M 0L4)
Summer 2019 - CMSA Summer Showcase Teams at Inland Field (5563 112 Ave NW, Calgary AB, T3R 1R8)


Evaluation & Registration

The Whitecaps will work closely with local technical staff to determine suitability for the program. If you would like to request an evaluation session, please email Ewan Fisher at efisher@whitecapsfc.com
 
CMSA Calgary Calgary - Spring          
 
If you have additional questions, please contact Ewan Fisher, Alberta Academy Centre Head Coach at efisher@whitecapsfc.com
 
Fees:
  • CMSA Central Calgary - Spring 2019 phase: $225 + tax
    • Fees do not include: Travel projects (travel, accommodation, meals, Whitecaps FC ticket if applicable)

Equipment
  • One-time kit fee, valid for at least two years in the cases of style change. 
  • Mandatory - Training kit (shorts, shirt, socks) - $90 + tax
  • Optional - Track suit - $105 + tax
    • Apparel is optional for the first phase of training, as the academy continues it will be a requirement for players to purchase the kit in future phases. 

Policies

To view a copy of our policies, please click here.


Contact

Regional Head Coach:
Ewan Fisher - efisher@whitecapsfc.com

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

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