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 (formerly Residency program) and Girls Elite program in Vancouver. 

Join Whitecaps FC in Saskatchewan

  • Be part of the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy Centre network
  • Academy training and events in a professional environment
  • All sessions led by Whitecaps FC head coaching staff, Bryce Chapman and Pedro Dias.
  • Working in partnership with Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA) to support the development pathway in the province

Monday, June 24, 2019

Whitecaps FC name former professional player and international coach Pedro Dias as new head coach for BMO Saskatchewan Academy Centre

Dias to launch academy with free Saskatchewan Open Residency Sessions

Saskatoon Open Residency Sessions

  • All sessions at Elite PROformance for boys 2002 - 2005.
  • Dates: July 22, 23, 24, 25 - 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Open to all currently registered players from Saskatoon and surrounding areas, as well as new, motivated players.   
    • Note: All potential new players must attend at least one of the dates listed above
    • Note: All current players must attend all of the dates listed above.
  • No cost. Space is limited. Players must register through the link below.
  • Opportunity to train under Joey Lombardi (Men's Regional EXCEL Program Director & EXCEL Performance Director)


Programs

  1. Prospects Academy - U10 - U13. Motivated players. Open registration
  2. U13 Boys Prospects HP Academy - Motivated players. Invite only
  3. Boys Academy - U14 - U18. Motivated Players. Invite only


Spring 2019

1. Prospects Academy

  • U10 - U13 Boys & Girls
  • Open registration for motivated players
  • 3 Phases: Fall, Winter, Spring. September to June

Winter/ Spring 2019 Phase 
July: 3*, 9*, 10*, 16*, 17*, 23*, 24*, 30*, 31*
- all sessions in July will be from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
All sessions at Elite Proformance


2. U13 Boys Prospects HP Academy

  • Invite only, players selected from our Prospects Academy.
  • 3 Phases: Fall, Winter, Spring. September to June

Winter/ Spring 2019 Phase 
July: 2 (5:30 - 7:00 p.m.), 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, Aug 1
*note - All sessions in July (except July 2) will be from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
All sessions at Elite Proformance


3. Boys Academy

  • Links directly to the Boys Academy in Vancouver
  • Invitation only. Full time program. U14 - U18 Boys
  • Annual program commitment. 4 payment phases
  • All sessions at Elite PROformance
  • Visits from Whitecaps FC Academy Director
  • U14/U15 players will represent Saskatchewan at the Whitecaps Canadian Academy Combine in Vancouver March 16-22
  • U15/U16 players will be identified for a High Potential Player Combine in Vancouver, November 20-25
  • U16-U18 players will travel to represent the club at the Showcase event. 
  • Match play in the Showcase series will continue. Matches are included in Training Schedule on Saturdays
  • Scholarship workshop for player/parents with Ryan Clark, Whitecaps Collegiate transition manager
  • Includes putting together individual targeted scholarship recruitment profiles
  • Includes listing on the Whitecaps recruitment site 

U14 - U15 Whitecaps

  • July: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23
    • Note: Remaining Sessions will run from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Strength resistance training is optional and can be arranged directly with Mackie Fitness

U16 - U18 Whitecaps

  • July: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25
    • Note: Remaining sessions will run from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Strength resistance training will follow the format as per the Vancouver Academy; There will be approximately 1 session a week. For those that would like optional additional sessions this can be arranged with Mackie Fitness 

Fall 2019

Registration opens soon!


Registration & Payment 

      1. Prospects Academy - U10 - U13. Motivated players. Open registration
      To register, please use link below




      2. U13 Boys Prospects HP Academy - Motivated players. Invite only
      Please direct requests for evaluation to Pedro Dias at pdias@whitecapsfc.com 

      3. Boys Academy - U14 - U18. Motivated Players. Invite only
      Please direct requests for evaluation to Pedro Dias at pdias@whitecapsfc.com 

Fees: 

  1. Prospects Academy - Spring 2019: $495 + tax
  2. U13 Boys HP Academy - Spring 2019: $495 + tax
  3. Boys Academy - U14 - U18 - Spring 2019: $495
    Special event, showcase series and travel fees not included in registration fees

Location

Elite PROformance Centre, 335 68 St, Saskatoon, SK S7P 0C3


Equipment

  • All NEW players apart from Future Caps require a WFC training kit. 
  • One-time fee, valid for at least two years
  • Mandatory - Training kit (shorts, shirt, socks) - $90 + tax
  • Optional - Track Suit (jacket, pants) - $105 + tax


Policies

To view our policies, click here


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