Island Academy

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The Whitecaps Island Academy is making modification to its Island programming. 

  • Kevin Lindo is leaving the club; We are very thankful for Kevin's work and wish him all the best. 
  • With change comes opportunity. We are modifying our academy so top players are working with top Whitecaps staff; all aligned closely to the Vancouver academy for additional opportunities.  

Program Changes

  • 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 

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Prize Draw Winners Have Been Selected!


Fall 2018

1. Prospects Academy  

Upper Island - Nanaimo:

  • U8 to U14 Boys & Girls - Mondays 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
    • 12 sessions. Arbutus Meadows Indoor Facility
    • Sept: 24. Oct: 1, 15, 22, 29. Nov: 5, 12, 19, 26. Dec: 3, 10, 17

Lower Island - Victoria:

  • U8 to U14 Boys & Girls - Sundays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
    • 12 sessions. Prospect Lake, Layritz Turf.
    • Sept: 16, 23, 30. Oct: 7, 14, 21. Nov: 4, 11, 18, 25. Dec: 2, 9

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.
    • 12 sessions. Arbutus Meadows Indoor Facility
    • Apr: 1, 8, 15, 29. May: 6, 13, 20, 27. Jun: 3, 10, 17, 24.

Lower Island - Victoria:

  • U8 to U14 Boys & Girls - Sundays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
    • 12 sessions. Prospect Lake, Layritz Turf.
    • Apr: 7, 14, 28. May: 5, 12, 19, 26. Jun: 2, 9, 16, 23.

Evaluation and Registration

  • Participation is by head coach invite only.
  • Please direct requests for evaluation to Head Coach Paul Thompson at pthompson@whitecapsfc.com
  • Fall: $300 + GST
  • Winter: $225 + GST
  • Spring: $275 + GST
    • 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) - $80 + 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