Lethbridge BMO Academy Centre

Alberta South

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC have partnered with the Lethbridge Soccer Association to launch an official Whitecaps BMO Academy Centre in Lethbridge  


Highlights 

  • Academy for invited boys and girls ages U9 to U16. Limited Registration
  • 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. 
  • Potential opportunities for selected players to train in the Vancouver Academy Centre. 
  • Led by Whitecaps Alberta Academy Centre Head Coach, Ewan Fisher.

Structure

  • Players must participate in a placement session prior to joining the academy.
  • Boys & Girls U9 to U16
  • One training session per week. 
  • The Lethbridge Academy will be annual program with 3 phases in the future. 
  • U13 to U16 players will continue to be monitored for future opportunities with the club. 
  • In addition to working on skill development, U11 and U12 players enrolled in the Spring Academy will be eligible for selection for the Vancouver Whitecaps Summer Showcase teams. Information on this will be communicated in the Spring phase. 

Spring 2019 - 9 sessions

U9 (2010) to U12 (2007) Boys & Girls - Mondays, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
U13 (2006) to U16 (2003) Boys & Girls - Mondays, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

  • April: 29, May: 6, 13, 27, June: 3, 10, 17, 24, July 7*
  • No session May 20
  • *Note - July 7th session will be the end of Spring Summit which is an all-day tournament featuring all the Academy Centres
  • If a session needs to be cancelled for any reason, the designated make-up session is on July 2, 2019. 

Fall 2019 - registration opens soon!


Location

Spring 2019

  • Winston Churchill Outdoor Field (1605 15 Ave N, Lethbridge, Ab, T1H 1W4)

Fall 2019

  • Registration opens soon!

Evaluation & Registration

Players may request a placement session for this academy centre. To request an evaluation or for more information, please email Ewan Fisher, Alberta Academy Centre Head Coach at efisher@whitecapsfc.com 
 
Fees:

  • Spring 19 phase: $225 + tax
    • ​payment plan option available and includes a $10 administration fee to take this option. The payment schedule is set as follows: 
      • ​$125 + tax due upon purchase (plus any applicable apparel purchases)
      • $55 + tax due on April 15
      • $55 + tax due on May 1, 2019
  • Fees do not include: Travel projects (travel, accommodation, meals, Whitecaps FC ticket if applicable)

Equipment
  • All new players require a WFC training kit.
  • One-time fee, valid for at least two years in the case of style change
  • Mandatory for all NEW players - WFC Academy Training kit (shorts, shirt, socks) - $90 + tax
  • Optional - WFC Academy Track suit - $105 + tax

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