As part of the Canada Soccer Pathway, Whitecaps FC have partnered with BC Soccer and Canada Soccer to launch the first Women's Regional EXCEL Centre (REX) in Western Canada. The Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX Program in Partnership with BC Soccer kicked off in January 2015 and is led by Whitecaps FC Girls Elite staff with support from BC Soccer. The program is headed by former New Zealand national team and FIFA Women's World Cup player Emma Humphries, Whitecaps FC Girls Elite head coach and women's academy director.
Key Program Details
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The Girls Elite REX program in Vancouver maintains a standardized national curriculum for female players U-13 to U-18, feeding into Canada Soccer’s Women’s National EXCEL Program.
What is EXCEL?
The Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX Program in Partnership with BC Soccer includes:
- Individualized programs target areas of player ability and deficiency using statistical and video analysis
- Team concepts, tactical applications, injury prevention, and athletic nutritional requirements
- Age specific training with emphasis on speed of play and performance criteria
- Training is based out of Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU with the additional use of Whitecaps FC resources at Burnaby Lake 8-rinks facility. Future plans include use of new fields at the state of the art National Development Training Centre (NSDC) at the University of British Columbia (UBC)
For more information on Canada Soccer’s Women’s EXCEL Program, visit canadasoccer.com/w-excel.
Whitecaps FC, BC Soccer, and Canada Soccer have partnered together to deliver Western Canada's first Women's Regional EXCEL Centre (REX). The EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) is the official partner league and main scouting vehicle for Whitecaps FC professional youth development programs.
Entrance into the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX Program in Partnership with BC Soccer is by invitation only. The EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and BC Soccer’s High Performance Programming will act as REX identification, evaluation, and assessment platforms throughout the year. Players selected for the Girls Elite REX Program will be removed from their community club. Players invited into this program are done so based on an ongoing evaluation process.
For additional information please contact Dan Lenarduzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow the program
Get all the latest news and updates on the Girls Elite REX program by following the official program account on Twitter at @WFCElite.