Island Academy

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  • Limiting ages to U8 to U14 in our Upper and Lower Island programs. 
    • This allows us to focus on young talent to feed to our partner programs, VIPL, BCSPL, and Vancouver Academy programs. 
  • Limiting training times and registration space in our Upper and Lower Island centres - see schedule below
  • A Vancouver staff will make a visit each phase so that Island players can get exposed to the staff that are directly connected to our Vancouver Full-time programs. 
  • We will be inviting selected players regularly to train in our Vancouver Mainland at no additional cost
  • We will be creating Island travel groups to enter special events 

High Potential Prospects Program - Represent the club at event's. Click here.


Winter 2019

1. Prospects Academy  

Upper Island - Nanaimo:

  • U8 to U14 Boys & Girls - Mondays 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
    • 9 sessions. Arbutus Meadows Indoor Facility
    • Jan: 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb: 4, 11, 25 Mar: 4, 11.

Lower Island - Victoria:

  • U8 to U14 Boys & Girls - Sundays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
    • 9 sessions. Prospect Lake, Layritz Turf.
    • Jan: 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb: 3, 10, 24 Mar 3, 10.

Spring 2019

1. Prospects Academy  

Upper Island - Nanaimo:

  • U8 to U14 Boys & Girls - Mondays 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
    • 11 sessions. May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park
    • Apr: 1, 8, 15, 29. May: 6, 13, 27. Jun: 3, 10, 17, 24.

Lower Island - Victoria:

  • U8 to U14 Boys & Girls - Sundays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
    • 10 sessions. Prospect Lake, Layritz Turf.
    • Apr: 7, 14, 28. May: 5, 12, 26. Jun: 2, 9, 16, 23.

Registration being opened soon; returning players will receive an email invite to register. 


Evaluation and Registration

  • Participation is by head coach invite only.
  • Please direct requests for evaluation to Head Coach Paul Thompson at pthompson@whitecapsfc.com
  • Upper Island - Spring: $275 + tax
  • Lower Island - Spring: $250 + tax
    • Fees do not include any optional travel events.

Equipment

  • All NEW players require a WFC training kit and track suits
  • One-time fee, valid for at least two years
  • Mandatory - Training kit (shorts, shirt, socks) - $90 + GST
  • Mandatory - Track suit - $105 + GST

Policies

To view our policies, please click here.


Contact

Island Academy Head Coach:
Paul Thompson - pthompson@whitecapsfc.com or (204) 232-4462

Lower Island Associate Head Coach: 
Sonny Pawar - spawar@whitecapsfc.com or (250) 649-5856

Whitecaps FC Administrator
gopro@whitecapsfc.com or 604.669.9283 ext 2297 or toll free 1 (855) 932-1932

Regional Programs Manager:
Sam Lenarduzzi - slenarduzzi@whitecapsfc.com or 778.928.0453