Saskatchewan Prospects Academy

Saskatchewan Academy

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 Academy Centre network
  • Academy training and events in a pro club environment
  • All sessions led by Whitecaps FC head coaching staff. Bryce Chapman will lead the Boys academy while Jonathon O'Neill will lead the Girls Academy, Prospects, and Future Caps
  • Working in partnership with Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA) to support the development pathway in the province

Current Programs

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

1. Prospects Academy

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

Winter Phase: 25 sessions
Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00-10:15 AM
April: 26*, 27, 28
May: 3*, 4, 5, 10, 11*, 12, 25, 26
June: 1, 2, 7*, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21*, 22, 23
July: 6 (x2), 7 (x2)
All sessions at Elite Proformance

Registration and Equipment

  • All NEW players require a WFC training package. See Equipment details below. 
  • Spring Registration: $495 + tax

Special Events and highlights: 

  • Special event/travel fees not included in registration. 

2. U13 Boys Prospects HP Academy

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

Winter Phase: 25 sessions
Saturdays 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. & Sundays, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
April: 26*, 27, 28
May: 3*, 4, 5, 10, 11*, 12, 25, 26
June: 1, 2, 7*, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21*, 22, 23
July: 6(x2), 7(x2)
*note - friday sessions will run from 5:45 to 7:00 p.m.
All sessions at Elite Proformance

Registration and Equipment

  • All NEW players require a WFC training package. See Equipment details below. 
  • Spring Registration: $495 + tax

 


3. Boys Academy

  • Links directly to the Boys Academy in Vancouver
  • Invite selection only. Full time program. U14 to U18 Boys
  • Annual program commitment. 4 payment phases
  • All sessions at Elite Proformance 

U14 to U15 Whitecaps

  • Weekdays, 4:30 to 6:00 pm, Weekends, 10:15 to 11:45 am
    • Sept: 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Oct: 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 Nov: 5, 6, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27
    • Dec: 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15 Jan: 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 Feb: 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30
    • Mar: 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30 Apr: 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15
    • Apr: 16, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 (x2), 28 (x2), 30 May: 4, 6, 7, 11, 14, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28 June: 1, 3, 4
  • Strength resistance training is optional and can be arranged directly with Mackie Fitness

U16 to U18 Whitecaps

  • Weekdays, 6:30 to 8:00 am, Weekends 11:45 to 1:15 pm
    • Nov: 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30 Dec: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17
    • Dec: 18, Jan: 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31 Feb: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 25, 26, 28
    • Mar: 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 Apr: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13
    • Apr: 15, 16, 18, 22, 23 May: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30 June: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 Jul: 4, 6
  • 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

Registration and Equipment

  • All NEW players require a WFC training package. See Equipment details below
  • Annual Registration. 4 payment phases of $495 + tax. On registration, Dec 1, April 15, June 1
  • Participation is by head coach invite only

Special Events and Highlights (opportunities based on age): 

  • 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. 
    • Special event/travel fees not included in registration
  • Match play in the Showcase series wil continue. Matches are included in Training Schedule on Saturdays
    • Showcase series league fees are not included in registrations

University Prep; Caps to College program now included: 

  • 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

Equipment

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

Policies

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Contact

Academy Centres Director, Soccer Development
Marinos Papageorgopoulos - marinos@whitecapsfc.com or (204) 996-3058

Regional Programs Manager: 
Sam Lenarduzzi - slenarduzzi@whitecapsfc.com or (778) 928-0453