Vancouver Island BMO Academy Centre

Island Academy

Highlights

  • Be part of the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy Centre network. 
  • Supplemental Academy training and events in a professional environment.
  • Challenging and motivating players technically and tactically 
  • Visits from Whitecaps Boys MLS Academy coaching staff each phase
  • Selected players will be invited to train in Vancouver at our main academy at no additional cost
  • Selected players may also be invited to join Island travel groups and participate in special events


Programs

  1. Boys & Girls Upper Island (Nanaimo) Fall 2019 Academy - U8 - U14. 90 min. By invitation only 
  2. Boys & Girls Lower Island (Victoria) Fall 2019 Academy - U8 - U14. 90 min. By invitation only
  3. High Potential Prospects Program - Represent the club at various events. More information coming soon.

Fall 2019

1. Boys & Girls Upper Island (Nanaimo) Academy

  • Mondays - U8 - U14 (2006 - 2012) Boys & Girls - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    • September: 16, 23, 30
    • October: 7, 21
    • November: 4, 18, 25
    • December: 2, 9
      No session October 14, 28, November 11

2. Boys & Girls Lower Island (Victoria) Academy

  • Sundays - U8 - U14 (2006 - 2012) Boys & Girls - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    • September: 8, 15, 22, 29
    • October: 6, 20
    • November: 3, 17, 24
    • December: 1, 8, 15
      No session October 13, 27, November 10

Winter 2020

1. Boys & Girls Upper Island (Nanaimo) Academy

  • Mondays - U8 - U14 (2006 - 2012) Boys & Girls - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    • January: 6, 13, 20, 27
    • February: 3, 10, 17, 24
    • March: 2, 9

2. Boys & Girls Lower Island (Victoria) Academy

  • Sundays - U8 - U14 (2006 - 2012) Boys & Girls - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    • January: 5, 12, 19, 26
    • February: 2, 9, 16, 23
    • March: 1, 8

Location

  1. Upper Island (Nanaimo) Academy - Arbutus Meadows (1515 Island Hwy E, Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9A3)
  2. Lower Island (Victoria) Academy - Layritz Park turf field (4328 Layritz Ave, Victoria, BC, V8Z 7C5)

Evaluation & Registration

  • Participation is by head coach invite only.
  • Please direct requests for evaluation to Head Coach Paul Thompson at pthompson@whitecapsfc.com 

Fees:

  • Upper Island - Winter: $275 + tax
  • Lower Island - Winter: $275 + tax
    • Fees do not include any optional travel events.

Equipment

  • All NEW players require a WFC training kit and track suits
  • One-time fee, valid for at least two years
  • Mandatory - Training kit (shorts, shirt, socks) - $90 + GST
  • Mandatory - Track suit - $105 + GST

Policies

To view our policies, please click here.


Contact

Island Academy Head Coach:
Paul Thompson - pthompson@whitecapsfc.com or 204.232.4462

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

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