Whitecaps FC launch Cariboo Prospects Academy

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the Northern Academy Centre has expanded to include a Cariboo Prospects Academy that will act as a satellite program to the main Academy Centre in Prince George.

The Cariboo Prospects Academy is being launched in partnership with Quesnel Youth Soccer Association (QYSA) , Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association (WLYSA) and 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association (OMHSA). The Prince George Prospects Academy continues to be run in partnership with Prince George Youth Soccer Association (PGYSA).

“After establishing the Prince George Prospects program more than a year ago, the goal was to eventually link in other key Northern satellite areas and associations,” said Whitecaps FC director of soccer development Dan Lenarduzzi. “The next natural step was to move into the Cariboo region and set up this satellite program. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with QYSA, WLYSA, and OHMSA to further grow the game for local players in Northern BC.”

Training sessions at the Cariboo Prospects Academy will be delivered by Whitecaps FC Northern Academy associate head coaches Ross Holtom and Sonny Pawar. All selected players follow the official Whitecaps FC training curriculum. Selected Cariboo Academy players will have an opportunity to train with the Prince George Prospects and the Vancouver Academy programs. The Cariboo Prospects Academy will also receive a visit from Whitecaps FC Vancouver-based coaching staff.

Participation in the Cariboo Prospects Academy is by invite only. All players must go through an evaluation process to be selected. The inaugural evaluations will take place on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the QYSA Indoor Facility. The evaluation is free, however players must register online to be eligible. Register now at http://www.whitecapsfc.com/youth/programs/academies/cariboo-prospects-academy

The program will be for motivated and advanced boys and girls from U-10 to U-18 and will run over a 10-month period in three phases: Winter, Spring, and Fall. The Winter Phase will launch the program with 10 sessions from January 10 through April. Sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons at the QYSA Indoor Facility.

Whitecaps FC Academy Centres are a network of regional training hubs linked through key staff, curriculum, and standards that provide professional supplemental club training for serious, motivated players. Whitecaps FC now have a network of seven primary academy centre locations, including the Northern Academy Centre, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan, Kamloops, the Kootenays, and the Saskatchewan Academy Centre – the first such centre outside of British Columbia.

For more information on the Cariboo Prospects Academy, visit whitecapsfc.com/cariboo or contact Ross Holtom at rholtom@whitecapsfc.com or 250.981.4401, or Sonny Pawar at spawar@whitecapsfc.com or 250.649.5856.

Registration for the 2015 Rep and U12 Rep Development Teams

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Registrations for the 2015 WLYSA Rep and U12 Rep Development Teams are being accepted now. Please submit Rep and U12 Rep Development registrations by October 15, 2015 to be eligible for participation on these teams. This registration does not include a fee at this time as fees for the 2015 season have not yet been determined. WLYSA is using these registrations to determine age groupings for forming the 2015 Rep and Rep Development teams.

Click the link for a registration form
WLYSA 2015 Rep & U12 Rep Development Registration Form

*Please Note – Registration and Rep Fee payment will be required prior to the start of play in the Spring of 2015*

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 is coming to BC and tickets for Stadium Passports, Stadium Half Passes and tickets to the final match in Vancouver are on sale today.

BC Soccer wishes to ensure that all member of the soccer community across the provinces have the opportunity to be part of this incredible event and so we encourage you share the attached communication/newsletter with your member groups and soccer clubs. There are some great groups ticket and cash back incentives available to groups and affiliated clubs

Vancouver is host to nine FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 matches including the FINALS and the ticket window is now open. Purchase Stadium Passports, Stadium Half Passes and tickets to the final match in Vancouver! Group ticket incentives including up to 7.5% cash back are also available as are Youth program incentives which include the ability to be a ball girl or to walk out the tunnel with some of the greatest female soccer players on the planet.

Please click on the link below which outlines all the ticket information that you need. For questions regarding group ticket sales or incentives please contact:

Alix Davidson
Community Outreach Coordinator l Coordinatrice des initiatives locales
M + 1 604.354.6882
T + 1 604.699.2225 ext. 4904
E alix.davidson@fwwc2015.ca
W FIFA.com/Canada2015 l Vancouver.fwwc2015.ca

http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/index.html

Esler Fields Map/Diagram – Directions to Esler Fields

Esler Fields Diagram

Directions to Esler Fields – Google Maps

when coming from the North … at the junction of Hwy 97 and Hwy 20… continue through the lights on Hwy 20 …. Approximately 6 to 7 miles along hwy 20 turn right on Hodgson Road to the Esler Recreational complex …. Follow Hodgson Road approximately 2 miles … turn right on Wilkie Road (this road shows as unnamed road on google maps) and the fields are located there.

WLYSA Two-Deep Policy

The Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association requires two-deep adult supervision at all times in order to protect the interests of both the youth and the volunteers. This means that all WLYSA volunteers, whether they are a coach, an assistant coach, a team parent, a phoning parent, or a team manager, must always have another adult with them when they are with one or more WLYSA players. The second person can be another WLYSA volunteer or a parent/guardian, but must be a person over the age of 19.

Parents/guardians should never leave their child alone with a single adult. The parents/guardians of a child in the Mini Division must remain with their child at all times. It is recommended that parents/guardians of youth players in the Senior Division and parents/guardians of players on rep teams remain with their child at all times.

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