Last month, Vancouver Whitecaps FC brought together top young players from across the club’s British Columbia Academy Centres for the second annual Fall HPP Challenge.
Close to 300 players were in attendance at Richmond’s Minoru Park, with a day of training followed by competitive evaluation matches.
“All players work under the same Whitecaps FC philosophy and methodology, which they have learned in their regional training,” noted Brett Adams, Academy Centres associate head coach. “When they come together for these events they understand how to play together, and that helps us evaluate them for further HPP opportunities.”
Following the Fall Challenge, players will be selected to form High Potential Player (HPP) teams, where they will travel for tournament play in the new year.
Player representation came from all Whitecaps FC BC Academy Centres, including:
- Vancouver Island
Whitecaps FC Academy Centres are a network of regional Whitecaps FC training hubs linked through key staff, curriculum, and standards that provide professional supplemental club training for serious, motivated players.
For more information on BC Academy Centres, visit whitecapsfc.com/academy.