Prince George Prospects Academy

 
 

Highlights

  • Only a limited number of players will be invited to participate
  • Supplemental club training for motivated boys and girls in a professional club environment
  • Train the Whitecaps Way. Participants follow an official Whitecaps FC training curriculum
  • All sessions developed by Academy Centres director and head coach, Bart Choufour, and delivered by the Northern Academy Centre head coach
  • Visits included from Whitecaps FC Vancouver based coaching staff
  • Connected to the Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and additional opportunities
  • Presented in partnership with Prince George Youth Soccer Association

BC Academy Centre - High Potential Prospect (HPP) Program

  • This academy centre is proud to participate in the BC Academy Centre HPP Program which provide's players participating in our regional academy centres the opportunity to represent the club at various event's throughout the year. To read more about this exciting opportunity, click here. 

Structure

  • Pre Prospects, Boys & Girls U9 to U13
  • Prospects, Boys & Girls U14 to U18
  • Invite Only
  • Ten month program: three integrated phases; fall, winter and 

Winter 2017

Pre-Prospects Girls - U9 to U13 (2008-2004)

  • Fridays, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm 
    • Location: UNBC Northern Sports Centre Field Turf
    • Phase runs from January 6th to March 10th, 2017 (12 sessions in total)
      • Sunday training sessions on January 29th and February 26th, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at UNBC Northern Sports Centre. 
  • Tuesdays, see program information below
    • ​Location: College New Caledonia Gym (Futsal)

Pre-Prospects Boys - U9 to U13 (2008-2004)

  • Fridays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    • Location: UNBC Northern Sports Centre Field Turf
    • Phase runs from January 6th to March 10th, 2017 (12 sessions in total). 
      • Sunday training sessions on January 29th and February 26th, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at UNBC Northern Sports Centre. 
  • Tuesdays, See program information below
    • ​Location: College New Caledonia Gym (Futsal)

Prospects Girls - U14 to U18 (2003-1999)

  • ​​​Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    • Location: UNBC Northern Sports Centre Field Turf
    • Phase runs from January 4th to March 8th, 2017 (21 session in total). 
      • Sunday training sessions January 29th and February 26th, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at UNBC Northern Sports Centre. 
  • Tuesdays, see program information below
    • ​College New Caledonia Gym (Futsal)

Prospects Boys - U14 to U18 (2003-1999)

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    • Location: UNBC Northern Sports Centre Field Turf
    • Phase runs from January 4th to March 8th, 2017 (21 Session in total)
      • Sunday training sessions January 29th and February 26th, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at UNBC Northern Sports Centre. 
  • Tuesdays, see program information below
    • Location: College New Caledonia Gym (Futsal)

Tuesday Winter Futsal Development Program

  • Additional Tuesday training session option for U9 to U18 Boys and Girls. 
    • Location: College New Caledonia, Prince George, BC
    • Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    • Dates: 9 additional Futsal sessions - Jan: 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb: 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 7.
  • ​Space for this Futsal based training program is limited. 
  • This is a selection-based program geared towards accelerating the development of players who want extra Whtiecaps FC sessions over the Winter phase of programming. 
  • Players are encouraged to register interest by clicking here
  • From there, players will be selected for this program based on forming balanced and developmentally appropriate training groups and not necessarily on age. 

Spring

Pre-Prospects - U9 to U13 Boys & Girls - 19 Sessions + Spring Summit

  • Training Day's: Tuesday's & Friday's,
  • Training Time's: Girls 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Boys 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Session Dates:
    • May: 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 23, 26, 30
    • June: 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
    • July: 4, 7, 11

Prospects - U14 to U18 Boys & Girls - 9 Sessions + Spring Summit

  • Training Day: Monday's
  • Training Time's: Girls 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Boys 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Session Dates: 
    • May: 1, 8, 15, 29
    • June: 5, 12, 19, 26
    • July 10

Spring Phase Highlights: 

  • All session's are held at Foothills Elementary, 4375 Eaglenest Crescent, Prince George BC, V2M 4Y5
  • Spring Summit: 
    • Saturday and Sunday July 15 & 16, 2017 
    • 5v5 Inaugural Regional Tournament weekend incorporating all 4 Northern Academy Centre Network Locations. Prince George, Cariboo, Terrace/Kitimat, and Prince Rupert. 
    • Players will verse other players from other Northern Academy Locations. 
    • Location: Foothills Elementary, 4375 Eaglenest Crescent, Prince George, BC V2M 4Y5

Location

  • Winter 2017: 
    • Regular sessions: UNBC Northern Sports Centre Field Turf, Prince George
    • **Tuesday Futsal Sessions: College New Caledonia, Prince George.
  • Spring 2017: Foothills Elementary (4375 Eaglenest Cresent, Prince George, BC, V2M 4Y5). 

Eligibility

  • Players grouped on ability and progress and may be moved at staff discretion
  • All players will be pre-screened through the registration process to ensure suitability
  • Staff reserves the right to refund fees, at any time, if the program is deemed not suitable

Evaluation & Registration

All players must be evaluated to participate. 

Fees

  • Winter:
    • Pre-Prospects - $300 + GST
    • Prospects - $500 + GST
  • Spring: 
    • Pre-Prospects - $550 + GST
    • Prospects - $300 + GST
  • Fees do not include any tournaments or travel projects which will be detailed by the regional head coach. 

Equipment

  • All NEW players require a WFC training kit and track suit.
  • 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

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact:

Head Coach, Northern Academy Centres
Craig Angus - cangus@whitecapsfc.com

Regional Programs Manager, Soccer Development
Sam Lenarduzzi - 
slenarduzzi@whitecapsfc.com or 778.928.0453 

Whitecaps FC Administrator, Soccer Development
gopro@whitecapsfc.com or 604.669.9283 ext 2297 or toll free 1.855.932.1932