Whitecaps FC Kootenays East BMO Development Academy

Join the Whitecaps Coast to Coast academy network. The Whitecaps are aligning the Kootenay Development Academy, and creating a pathway of opportunities for Kootenay players.  Led by Kootenay head coaches Brett AdamsReynold Stewart and Will Feria, – players aged U10 (2014) to U14 (2010) are invited from the East, West, and South Kootenay BMO Development Centres for specialized on and off field training, events and feedback. Our comprehensive programming is based out of Nelson, Castlegar and Cranbrook.

  • The Whitecaps BMO Academy is a way to discover, develop and monitor future talent
  • Provides motivated players a chance to understand and practice the quality, skills and attributes needed to excel.
  • Academy players have the opportunity to be invited to join prospects for an additional session.
  • Specialized training with a professional club
  • On-field technical development, including youth speed and agility
  • Online workshops with video examples, goal setting, nutrition and more
  • Individual feedback reports
  • Limited registration
  • For boys and girls born 2014 (U10) to 2010 (U14)
  • Acts as a feeder to our Kootenays Caps to College program
  • Connects players to more opportunities and events
  • Players participate while training and playing with their club teams

About the Program

Kootenays East – Development Academy
(Boys and Girls)

Age Group: U10-U14 (2014-2010)
Practice Day: Tuesday (U10-U12) / Thursday (U13-U14) 
Period: Oct 3 – Apr 18 (click here to see the schedule)
Location: New Dawn Place
Training Kit: Click on the Apparel tab for detailed information
Price: $633 (+ taxes and fees)
– On registration: $233
– Auto payments: Nov 1 $200, Jan 1 $200

Kootenays East – Development Academy
(Boys and Girls)

Age Group: U10-U14 (2014-2010)
Practice Day: Tuesday (U10-U12) / Thursday (U13-U14) 
Time: 4:00 – 5:15 pm

Dates (U10-U12):
October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 5, 12
April 9, 16

Dates (U13-U14):
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 3, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
March 7, 14
April 11, 18

All players require a Whitecaps FC BMO Academy Centre training kit (jersey, shorts, socks):
– Mandatory: Jersey ($56.25 + taxes), shorts ($33.75 + taxes), socks ($14.75 + taxes)

Players do have the option to purchase a Whitecaps FC BMO Academy Centre track suit:
– Optional: Jacket ($78.75 + taxes), pants ($67.50 + taxes)
– Important note: any players that participate in any showcase events or travel trips will be required to wear a track suit for the event.

Note for all apparel – Please use this sizing chart for your order. Exchanges will not be available.


William Feria
Associate Head Coach

Academy Centre: Whitecaps FC Kootenay East BMO Academy Centre
Birthplace: Calgary, AB
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Citizenship: Canadian
Years with Whitecaps FC: 3
Previous Clubs: West Hills United, Calgary Blizzard SC, Whitecaps Calgary Academy Centre
Playing Experience: Various clubs and teams within Calgary area, National Sport Academy Graduate
Coaching Experience: West Hills United Technical Staff, Calgary Blizzard SC Development Manager and Foundation Phase Manager, Alberta Winter Games Assistant Coach, Calgary Senior Highschool Athletic Association, Whitecaps Calgary Academy Centre
Email: wferia@whitecapsfc.com

William Feria
Associate Head Coach
Email: wferia@whitecapsfc.com

Whitecaps FC Administrator
Email: gopro@whitecapsfc.com


Professional: Players aspire to reach and play for the Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer (MLS)

Development SquadAn extension of the First Team, bridging the club’s top academy prospects and MLS roster

Boys MLS Academy / Girls Elite REX: Full-time, fully funded, player development programs. Provides a soccer lifestyle philosophy integrating technical, education, and personal development

BC Soccer Provincial Program: Players are identified through the BC Soccer Premier League and BC Soccer Provincial Program

BMO Academy CentresA coast-to-coast network of Centres and staff identify young talent and provide a gateway to professional soccer, scholarships, and national teams programs, including a pathway to Vancouver with the Boys MLS Academy and the Girls Elite REX program

Camps / Tournaments / Clinics: Events and camps provide opportunities to be developed and identified

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct establishes principles for team officials, players, parents, guardians, and spectators to ensure soccer is a fun, safe, and positive experience for all. It is a condition that all participants read and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct at all times. Failure to comply with them will result in action from Whitecaps FC.

  • Respect everyone and everything
  • Leave things better off then you found them
  • Do the best you can

For more information on our Code of Conduct, please click here.

Safe Sport

At Whitecaps FC providing a safe and supportive environment for athletes to practice, learn, compete, and achieve their best is one of our primary objectives. We are committed to creating and maintaining an equitable, and non-discriminatory environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.
Please click here for more information on Safe Sport.

Refund requests

1. Received more than 14 days before the start of a phase, will be subject to a 10% administration fee on the registration amount paid.
2. Received less than 14 days but more than 2 days before the start of a phase, will be subject to a 20% administration fee on the registration amount paid.
3. Received less than 2 days before the start of a phase will not be granted.
4. Registration refunds for medical reasons can only be processed upon receipt of a note from a medical professional. These refunds will be subject to a 10% administration fee, plus a fee for any sessions transpired.
5. Approved refunds can take up to six weeks to process.
6. No partial refunds will be issued for individual sessions missed by the participant.
7. Whitecaps FC reserves the right to move players to the appropriate training group.
8. In the event that a session is cancelled due to weather, we will do our best to reschedule.
9. Every player participating in the academy is required to be registered with a soccer club in their province.

Whitecaps FC Administration – gopro@whitecapsfc.com