Whitecaps FC BMO Virtual Academy

Spring Phase

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: April 19 – June 28
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): $189 + GST
20 sessions (2 sessions a week): $259 + GST
30 sessions (3 sessions a week): $289 + GST

 

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: April 19 – June 28
Practice Day: Monday
Time (Pacific Time): 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Time (Eastern Time): 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: Apr 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 31
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

U11-U16 (2010-2005)
Period: April 20 – June 22
Practice Day: Tuesday
Time (Pacific Time): 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Time (Eastern Time): 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: Apr 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
Jun 1, 8, 15, 22

U11-U16 (2010-2005)
Period: April 21 – June 23
Practice Day: Wednesday
Time (Pacific Time): 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Time (Eastern Time): 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: Apr 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Jun 2, 9, 16, 23

U11-U16 (2010-2005)
Period: April 22 – June 24
Practice Day: Thursday
Time (Pacific Time): 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Time (Eastern Time): 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: Apr 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

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:

VA_indoorVA_outdoor

 

 

 

 

 

VA_outdoor3   VA_indoor3

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

> 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.