Canmore Prospects Academy

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC have partnered with the Canmore Minor Soccer Association to launch an official Whitecaps Academy Centre in Canmore.  


  • Prospects Academy for invited boys and Girls U11 to U18. 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 Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and additional opportunties. 
  • Potential opportunities for selected players to train in the Vancouver Academy Centre. 
  • Led by Whitecaps Alberta Academy Centre Head Coach, Ricky King. Ricky is also the lead coach with the Alberta Soccer Association and Whitecaps provincial prospects program and is closely connected to the Whitecaps Boys Residency and Girls Elite Super REX full time programs in Vancouver. For more information on Ricky King, Click Here


  • Invite Only
  • Boys & Girls U11 to U18
  • One training session per week. 
  • The Prospects Academy will be annual program with 3 phases in the future. The launch of the program will include the Fall/Winter 2017/2018 phase listed below. 

Spring 2018 - 12 Sessions - Sundays, April to July

U11 to U14 Boys & Girls (2009-2005) - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
U15 to U18 Boys and Girls (2003-2000) - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

  • April: 8, 15, 22, 29
  • May: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • June: 3, 10, 17, 24


Spring 2018

  • All sessions except April 22nd will be at Elizabeth Rummel School - 1033 Cougar Creek Dr, Canmore, AB, T1W 1C8
  • April 22nd session will be held at Lawrence Grassi Middle School - 610 7 ave, Canmore, AB, T1W 2H5

Evaluation & Registration

The Whitecaps will work closely with local technical staff to determine suitability for the program. If you would like to request an evaluation, please email Ricky King at
Invites for the program will be emailed directly from the head coach of the program. 
If you have additional questions, please contact Ricky King, Alberta Academy Centre Head Coach at
  • Spring 2018 phase: $300 + tax
  • Fees do not include: Travel projects (travel, accommodation, meals, Whitecaps FC ticket if applicable)

  • One-time kit fee, valid for at least two years in the cases of style change. 
  • Optional - Training kit (shorts, shirt, socks) - $80 + tax
  • Optional - Track suit - $105 + tax
    • Apparel is optional for the first phase of training, as the academy continues it will be a requirement for players to purchase the kit in future phases. 


To view a copy of our policies, please click here.


Regional Head Coach:
Ricky King -

Regional Programs Manager:
Sam Lenarduzzi - or 778.928.0453

Whitecaps FC Administrator or 604.669.9283 ext 2297 or toll free 1.855.932.1932