Northern Academy - Prince Rupert

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced that the club’s Northern Academy Centre network has expanded to include programs in Prince Rupert, in partnership with the Prince Rupert Youth Soccer Association (PRYSA). READ MORE ...


  • 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 Rupert 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. 


  • Pre-Prospects, Boys & Girls U9 to U12
  • Prospects U13 to U18
  • Invite Only


Fall 2017 - 11 Sessions

High Potential Player Event - HPP Challenge in Vancouver on October 13-15, more details to follow. 

U9 to U10 Boys & Girls (2009-08) - Sundays, 9:00 to 10:30 pm
U11 to U13 Boys & Girls (2007-05) - Sundays, 10:30 to 12:00 pm
U14 to U15 Boys & Girls (2004-03) - Sundays, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
U16 to U18 Boys & Girls (2002-00) - Sundays, 2:30 to 4:00 pm

  • September: 10, 17, 24
  • October: 1, 22, 29
  • November: 5, 19, 26
  • December: 3, 10
    • No Sessions on October 7 - Thanksgiving, October 14 - HPP Challenge, November 12 - Remembrance Day Weekend.

- September & October - Charles Hays Secondary School, 201 Prince Rupert Blvd, Prince Rupert BC. (Outdoors)
- October to December - The Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, 1000 McBride Street, Prince Rupert BC. (Indoors)

Winter 2018 - 11 Sessions

High Potential Player Event - HPP PacNW Showcase in Seattle, more details to be provided during the Fall phase of training. 

  • January to March - Dates to be confirmed

Spring 2018

High Potential Player Event - BC HPP Combine - details to follow. 

  • April to July - Dates to be confirmed. 

Evaluation & Registration: 

All players must be evaluated to participate. All invited players will receive an email from the head coach to register for the program. 


  • Fall: $275 + tax 


  • 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 (jacket, pants) - $105 + GST


To view a copy of our policies, please click here


Ewan Fisher - Head Coach, Northern Academy Centres. 

Sam Lenarduzzi - Regional Programs Manager, Soccer Development

Whitecaps FC Administrator, Soccer Development
Email: or (604) 669-9283 ext 2297 or toll free 1 (855) 932-1932