Vancouver Whitecaps Academy is the development wing of MLS outfit Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Founded in 2007, the Academy is a full-time, fully funded player development program having other youth soccer development teams as affiliates across the Vancouver region and Canada.
Vancouver Whitecaps Academy tryouts
The Academy runs an elite development program for boys and girls. For players to be selected for a place in the Academy, players would go through an evaluation process.
Vancouver Whitecaps Academy tryouts for Boys
Players are identified through partner or Academy Centre networks and extensive scouting and evaluation processes. Meaning the club uses recommendations from its scouting network to determine the best players suitable for the Academy.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy recruits players from BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Eastern Canada through the Scouting network.
For inquiries regarding this please, get in touch with the club’s players recruitment department for more.
Vancouver Whitecaps Academy – Girls Elite REX tryouts
To further help develop women soccer in Canada, Whitecaps FC partnered with BC Soccer and Canada Soccer to launch the first Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre (REX) in Western Canada.
The program aimed to create a pathway for women’s soccer prospects from across Canada to attend school, train, and play together daily in Burnaby, BC.
The excellent aspect about the Girls Elite Super REX is a fully funded, full-time development program.
The Program also uses a national curriculum for female players from U-13 to U-18, feeding into Canada Soccer’s Women’s National EXCEL Program.
Learning objectives of Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX Program
- Individualised programs target areas of player ability and deficiency using statistical and video analysis.
- Training is based out of Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby, BC, with the younger Pre-Girls Elite group at Simon Fraser University (SFU).
How to join the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX Program
Participation in the Program is by invitation only and done in conjunction with Canada Soccer National EXCEL staff.
Vancouver Whitecaps Pre-Academy
Before receiving the full nod for the MLS Academy and Girls Elite REX levels, players can be selected for the Whitecaps FC Pre-MLS Academy and Whitecaps FC Pre-Girls Elite Program.
Players at the U-14 age level are identified and selected through the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and BC Soccer Provincial Program.
For more on how to join the Pre Academy, please get in touch with the Academy via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other ways to be part of Vancouver Whitecaps Academy
Vancouver Whitecaps BMO Academy Centre
This Program offers a coast-to-coast network of Academy Centres that seeks to identify young talented players by providing these players with a pathway for professional soccer.
The BMO collaboration includes scholarships, and the Canadian national teams, including a pathway to Vancouver with the Boys MLS Academy and the Girls Elite REX program.
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Caps to College
Caps to College is a unique program organised by Vancouver Whitecaps Academy, which provides U15 to U18 boys and girls with the best opportunity to play in college and university. Participation for the Caps to College is strictly by invitation.
Benefits for players selected for the Program includes specialised training, scholarship strategy planning and Showcase events.
Interested players can contact Caps to College BMO via email@example.com.
Whitecaps FC BMO Virtual Academy
A virtual Academy made for you.
Get an IDP (Individualized Development Plan) you work on with your coach:
– Individual feedback in unique break-out rooms
– Personalized video analysis
– Goal-setting workshops
Learn more about the Virtual Academy.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy is one of the best soccer development academies in Canada alongside Toronto FC.
The Academy, in collaboration with BMO, has made it even easier for young players to get in touch with the club through various development programs.
The Vancouver Whitecaps Academy Programs are fully funded. Players are also selected for a place in the Academy through various scouts networks throughout Canada.
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