Kootenays West Prospects Academy


  • 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 with official Whitecaps FC training curriculum
  • Connected to the Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network to provide greater exposure and additional opportunities. 
  • All sessions delivered by Whitecaps FC Kootenays Regional head coach Brett Adams. 
  • Visits included from Whitecaps FC Vancouver based coaching staff
  • College and University application support through Collegiate Transition Manager Ryan Clark

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. 


  • Invite only.
  • Boys and girls U-9 to U-18. (2009 – 2000)
  • Pre Prospects - U9 to U12 and Prospects - U13 to U18
  • Player remain with clubs.
  • Ten month program: three integrated phases; Fall, Winter and Spring.

Spring 2018 - 11 Sessions

Location: Lakeside Fields, Nelson

U10 to U12 Boys & Girls - 10:00 to 11:30 pm
U13 to U15 Boys & Girls - 11:30 to 1:00 pm
U16 to U18 Boys & Girls - 1:00 to 2:30 pm


  • April: 8, 14*, 15, 21*, 22, 28*
  • May: 5*, 6, 27
  • June: 3, 24
    • *Note - April 14, 21, 28, May 5 are all Goalkeeper & Attacking Sessions on Saturdays. All sessions will keep the same time as regular Sunday Sessions. 


  • Spring Phase
    • Lakeside Park

Evaluation & Registration

Participation is by invite only from the regional head coach. Selected players will receive an invite by email to register. 


  • Spring: $275 + GST
  • Fees do not include travel projects which will be detailed by the regional head coach.



  • 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


To view our policies, please click here.


Associate Head Coach, Kootenay Academy Centres
Reynold Stewart - rstewart@whitecapsfc.com

Head Coach, Kootenay Academy Centres
Brett Adams - badams@whitecapsfc.com

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

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