Whitecaps FC Vancouver Girls BMO Development Academy

Led by Whitecaps FC Girls Elite U15 Head Coach, Mackenzie Matthews, the Vancouver FC Girls BMO Development Academy is ideal for any player currently playing, or aspiring to play, at the competitive club level. This program is the entry level of academy training on the Whitecaps FC player pathway and is a step towards the Whitecaps FC Vancouver BMO Prospects program.

The Whitecaps FC Development Academy provides weekly training with Whitecaps FC coaches that is supplemental to club team training and commitments. Training sessions are conducted once per week and focus on developing individual technical habits and foundational tactical principles. The training methodology and tactical principles are based on the Whitecaps FC Game Model and the Whitecaps Way, a national curriculum for player development.


Girls Development Academy – Fall/Winter Phase

Age Group: U8-U15 (2017-2010)
Period: September 7 – February 22 (click here to see the schedule)
Location: Christine Sinclair Community Centre
Training Kit: Click on the Apparel tab for detailed information
Price: $665 + taxes and fees

For additional information, please contact:

Mackenzie Matthews
Whitecaps FC Girls Elite U15 Head Coach
Email: mmatthews@whitecapsfc.com

Whitecaps FC Academy Centre Administration
Email: gopro@whitecapsfc.com

Girls Development Academy – Fall/Winter Phase

Age Group: U8-U15 (2017-2010)
Practice Day: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am (2017-2015) / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm (2014-2013) / 12:30 – 2:00 pm (2012-2010)
Dates: September: 7, 14, 21
October: 5, 19, 26
November: 2, 16, 23, 30
December: 7, 14
January: 4, 11, 18, 25
February: 1, 8, 22

Girls Development Academy – Spring Phase

Age Group: U8-U15 (2017-2009)
Practice Day: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am (2017-2014) / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm (2013-2012) / 12:30 – 2:00 pm (2011-2009)
Dates: April: 13, 20, 27
May: 4, 11, 25
June: 1, 8, 15, 22

All new players require a Whitecaps FC BMO Academy Centre training kit and track suit:

  • Valid for at least two years
  • Mandatory: Jersey ($56.25 + taxes), shorts ($33.75 + taxes), socks ($14.75 + taxes), jacket ($78.75 + taxes) and pants ($67.50 + taxes)

Important Note: Please use this sizing chart for your order. Exchanges will not be available.


Mackenzie Matthews
Whitecaps FC Girls Elite U15 Head Coach

Birthplace: Calgary, AB
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Citizenship: Canadian
Years with Whitecaps FC: 2
Certifications: CSA National B Licence Certified, CSA Youth Licence Certified, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Playing Experience: Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club, Calgary Juventus Soccer Club
Coaching Experience: Calgary Rangers Soccer Club – Girls Academy Director, Head Coach W AYSL 07 & W AYSL 06. Alberta Regional Excel Centre (REX) & ‘Caps to College – Assistant Coach
E-Mail: mmatthews@whitecapsfc.com

It starts with a goal

Whitecaps FC and BMO share a commitment to developing soccer talent across the country. With World Cup 2026 fast approaching, the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System helps provide a foundation for Canada’s soccer future.



A coast-to-coast network of Academy Centres identifies young talent and provides a gateway to professional soccer, scholarships, and the Canadian national teams, including a pathway to Vancouver with the Boys MLS Academy and the Girls Elite Academy program.
Provincial Centres are in many cases in partnership with provincial soccer associations. Players identified here have a pathway to the Whitecaps Boys Residency and Girls Elite Academy programs in Vancouver. BC Centres are part of the local pathway and provide players with an opportunity to support selection to the BCSPL (BC Soccer Premier League), as well as the Whitecaps Prospects, and full-time academies. All centres are supported by the Whitecaps Caps to College program.


A full-time, fully funded player development program. The Academy is designed to maximize a player’s potential on and off the field through a “soccer lifestyle” philosophy linking technical, personal development and education. The program includes over 65 players with the Academy housing U-15, U-17 and U-19 teams that play in the new MLS Elite Youth Development League.
The Academy continues to develop top young talent from across Canada at the club’s new Whitecaps FC National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC) which opened in 2017. In the past year, five players from the Academy ranks have signed MLS contracts with the Whitecaps FC first team, with Academy graduate Alphonso Davies making an MLS record transfer to perennial German Bundesliga.


Whitecaps FC, BC Soccer, and Canada Soccer have partnered together to deliver a National Development Centre (NDC), which brings together top female prospects from across Canada to attend school, train, and play together on a daily basis.
This National Development Centre program is one of only three in Canada – (BC, Ontario and Quebec) welcoming the very best U-14 to U-18 high performance female players on a pathway to national team and scholastic opportunities.
Across Canada the Whitecaps FC identify and select players by working together with Canada Soccer, and through official partnerships with the provincial associations of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. Recent BMO Academy successes include Jordyn Huitema of OL Reign and Julia Grosso of Juventus FC.


College and university scholarship opportunities are one of the goals of the BMO Academy System. Players have support from Whitecaps head coaching staff and college transition experts to prepare for the best opportunity to play in college and university.
Off field the program is led by Whitecaps Manager of Collegiate Transition, Ryan Clark who works towards supporting and executing player scholarship strategies.


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 Academy: 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 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 or 1.855.932.1932