Whitecaps FC BMO Virtual Academy

Winter Registration Open – Limited Spots Available

Highlights

Add on the Whitecaps Virtual Academy to your training plan!

Continue to build an IDP (Individualized Development Plan) tailored for you:
– Goal-setting workshops
– Regular check-ins with your Whitecaps FC coach to review your plan

theo_players– Learn what it takes to be a pro

– Meet and train with Whitecaps FC Boys MLS academy and Girls Elite Rex players

Amy_Harrison_VA– Live personalized coaching from Whitecaps head coaching staff

– Accelerate your core skills in special breakout rooms

Program

Age Group: U11-U16 (2010-2005)
Period: January 11 – March 18
Practice Day: Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday
Time (Pacific Time): 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Time (Eastern Time): 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Training Kit: A Whitecaps BMO Academy jersey is required. Click here for additional information
Price: 10 sessions (1 session a week): $159 + GST
20 sessions (2 sessions a week): $239 + GST
30 sessions (3 sessions a week): $269 + GST

Early Bird Special Offer
– Register before December 11th and save 10%

For additional information, please contact:

Hugh Hamilton – Senior Manager Club Engagement
Email: hhamilton@whitecapsfc.com

(Choose 1, 2 or 3 sessions a week)

U11-U16 (2010-2005)
Period: January 11 – March 15
Practice Day: Monday
Time (Pacific Time): 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Time (Eastern Time): 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: Jan 11, 18, 25
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
Mar 1, 8, 15

U11-U16 (2010-2005)
Period: January 12 – March 16
Practice Day: Tuesday
Time (Pacific Time): 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Time (Eastern Time): 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: Jan 12, 19, 26
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Mar 2, 9, 16

U11-U16 (2010-2005)
Period: January 13 – March 17
Practice Day: Wednesday
Time (Pacific Time): 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Time (Eastern Time): 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: Jan 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar 3, 10, 17

U11-U16 (2010-2005)
Period: January 14 – March 18
Practice Day: Thursday
Time (Pacific Time): 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Time (Eastern Time): 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: Jan 14, 21, 28
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Mar 4, 11, 18

A Whitecaps FC BMO Academy jersey is mandatory for all virtual sessions.

  • New players can purchase this item clicking here (Price: $50,00)
  • If you are already a Whitecaps FC BMO Academy player, you don’t require a new jersey

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

What do you need to participate

  • Wifi connected device with a camera
  • 1 ball
  • 5 x 5 yards of space (easy to set up indoor or outdoor)
  • Any flat surface
  • 6 cones (or objects as cones)

Tips

  • If you do not have a proper rebounder kit, you can use a wall, couch, table, bench, or heavy boxes as an alternative
  • If you do not have cones, you can substitute it for hockey pucks, plastic bottles, or cans 

How to set up your room

Feel free to set up your space indoor or outdoor. Here you have some examples on where to position your camera and set up your room:

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Whitecaps FC Virtual Academy Administration

Hugh Hamilton – Senior Manager Club Engagement
Email: hhamilton@whitecapsfc.com

Cameron Kennedy – Programs Specialist
Email: ckennedy@whitecapsfc.com or 1.855.932.1932

Amy Harrison
Assistant Coach Girls Elite Rex & Pre-Girls Elite, Head Coach BMO Girls Academy

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Citizenships: Canadian, British
Years with Whitecaps FC: 1 year
Previous Club: Winnipeg South End United
Certifications: CSA B License National
Playing Experience: Winnipeg South End United, Canadian U15/U16/U17 National Team,
University of Tennessee, Rangers Ladies FC, Heart of Midlothian FC Ladies
Coaching Experience: Vancouver Whitecaps FC Pre-Prospects Academy, University of Manitoba Bison’s,
Manitoba Blizzard, Canada Summer Games Team Manitoba, Manitoba Soccer Association REX, Winnipeg South End United
E-Mail: aharrison@whitecapsfc.com

 


Bart Choufour
Pre MLS and Prospects Head Coach

Birthplace: Surabaja, Indonesia
Hometown: Haarlem, The Netherlands
Citizenships: Canadian, Dutch
Years with Whitecaps FC: 13 years
Previous Clubs: BVC Bloemendaal, HFC Haarlem, DWS, Buitenveldert, Tsawassen Soccer Club, Peace Arch Soccer Club, Bart Choufour Soccer Academy, TSS Academy
Certifications: A-license coach, Ba in Physical Education, MEd Coaching Studies
Coaching Experience: All levels of youth U7 – U18, including Metro, Gold, Provincial Teams, Whitecaps Youth Teams. TD for two different clubs
E-Mail: bchoufour@whitecapsfc.com

> What is the coach/participant ratio?

1:12

> How will the coach communicate individually with players?

Coaches will give specific live feedback in their breakout rooms as players train. Also, each player and parent will have a Zoom meeting with their assigned coach to discuss their Individual Development Plan.

> Do parents need to be involved?

Parents need to be involved in the Zoom meetings and to monitor their child’s safety while training and on individual sessions.

> How many days will the program run?

1 or 2 sessions per week for 8 weeks.

> How long is each day of academy?

1 hour per day.

> What will I receive from attending the Virtual Academy?

Players will be getting their IDP plan and the BMO Academy centre jersey if purchased.

> Do I need to sign-up multiple children separately or can they attend the same session?

Multiple children can be registered for the program however, they must be using different devices for the virtual program. Any special situations can be submitted to gopro@whitecapsfc.com for a special approval. Anyone who is found to be breaking this rule may be removed from the program with no refund.

> Do you offer refunds?

We review refunds out of programs on a case by case basis. Please email gopro@whitecapsfc.com.

> Is there any insurance coverage for virtual training sessions?

Players complete a player participant waiver at the start of training and parents/players are responsible for ensuring they are in a safe and suitable training environment for any virtual training.

> What digital platform will the Academy be using?

Zoom.

> What do I need to do activities?

Wi-fi connected device, 1 ball and 5 v 5 yards of space, 4 cones or objects as cones, shoes, and a water bottle.

> How much playing space do I need to do activities?

5 v 5 yards of space with a wall or rebounder.

> What happens if I record any part of the Virtual Academy?

Participants are not allowed to record these sessions. Whitecaps FC reserves the right to record all of our virtual program sessions for quality assurance and promotional purposes.