Saskatchewan BMO Academy Centre

Saskatchewan Academy

Highlights

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer has developed a network of 20 academy centres across the country that creates a player pathway to the Whitecaps Boys MLS Academy and Girls Elite program in Vancouver. 

Join Whitecaps FC in Saskatchewan

  • Links directly to the Boys MLS Academy in Vancouver
  • Visits from Whitecaps FC Academy Director
  • Working in partnership with the SSA, supporting the development pathway in the province

Programs

  1. Boys & Girls Academy - U9 - U12
  2. Goalkeeper Academy - U9 - U14
  3. Boys MLS Academy U13 - U18 


Fall 2019

1. Boys & Girls Academy 

  • U9 - U12 (2008 - 2011). Boys and Girls
  • 2 sessions per week -  Saturdays & Sundays - 8:45 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Maximum 36 players.
  • 2 Phases.
    • Phase 1 (Fall-Winter) starts Sept 7, finishes Mar 29 and includes 50 sessions
    • Phase 2 (Spring) starts Apr 4, finishes Jul 18 and includes 25 sessions
  • Additional Events and travel:
    • 1 travel tournament in phase 2
      • Please note: Cost for additional events and travel is separate from program fee. 

2. Goalkeeper Academy 

  • U9 - U14 (2006 - 2011). Boys and Girls
  • 1 session per week -  Thursdays - 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.
    • Phase 1 (Fall-Winter) starts November 21, finishes April 16 and includes 20 session 
  • November: 21, 28
  • December: 5, 12, 19
  • January: 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March: 5, 12, 19, 26
  • April: 2, 9, 16

  • 3. MLS Academy

    A. U13 - U14 Boys & Girls.  2006, 2007

    • 3 sessions per week.  Tuesday/ Thursday - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.,  Saturday - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Maximum 24 players
    • Annual program beginning September 24 and completing July 2020.
    • Additional Events and travel: 
      • Whitecaps Canadian combine.  March 2020 in Vancouver
        • Cost for additional events and travel is separate from program fee.  

    B. U15/U16/U17 Boys.  2003, 2004, 2005 

    • 3 sessions per week.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, October 8 - July 2020 at SaskTel Soccer Centre.
    • Maximum 24 players
      • Timeslot: 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.
    • 1 Strength & Conditioning session per week. - Tuesday or Thursday at Mackie Physiotherapy
    • Included Match play:
      • Provincial Soccer League May to July. (8-10 games)
      • Men’s Indoor 9v9 Premier Division Soccer league (20 games)
      • SSA Showcase games (5 games).
    • Included Caps to College
      • Scholarship workshop for player/parents with Ryan Clark, Whitecaps Collegiate transition manager.
      • Support on targeted recruitment profiles and listing on Whitecaps recruitment site 
    • Additional Events and travel: 
      • Whitecaps international Portugal Tour (8 Days)
      • Whitecaps Prairie Showcase in Saskatchewan
      • 2004 & 2005 players will be eligible to participate in the HPP (High Potential Prospects) November 2019 in Vancouver for select players. 
        • Cost for additional events and travel is separate from program fee.  

    Please be advised that due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, session dates and time are subject to change. 


    Registration & Payment 

    Boys & Girls Academy - U9 - U12 (2008 - 2011). Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 (Phase 1): Program fee: $995 + tax. Open Registration.

    Goalkeeper Academy - U9 - U14 (2006 - 2011) - Fall 2019 & Winter 2020: Program fee: $525 + tax. Open Registration.

    Boys MLS Academy

    • U13/ U14 (2006/2007) Program fee: $1980 + tax (pay in 4 installments of $495; upon registration, September 1, November 1 & January 1)
    • U15/U16/ U17 (2003/2004/2005) Program fee: $2,555 + tax (pay in full), $2.600 (payment plan)
      • Participation in the Boys MLS Academy is through evaluation and invitation only
      • Please direct requests for evaluation to Pedro Dias at pdias@whitecapsfc.com 


    Location

    U9 - U12 Boys & Girls Academy - Elite Proformance
    U13 - U14 Boys & Girls Academy - Elite Proformance
    U9 - U14 Goalkeeper Academy - Sasktel Centre
    U15 - U17 Boys MLS Academy - Sasktel Centre


    Equipment

    • All NEW players require a WFC training kit. 
    • Mandatory - Training kit (shorts, shirt, socks) - $90 + tax
    • Optional - Track Suit (jacket, pants) - $105 + tax


    Policies

    To view our policies, click here

  • Please note that all players need to be registered through Saskatoon Youth Soccer and separate charges may apply. 


    Contact

    Head Coach: 
    Pedro Dias - pdias@whitecapsfc.com

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

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