vanu fc academy programs
VanU FC Academy (players born in 2008 to 2005)
The VanU FC Academy is open to all current Vancouver United FC players U9-U12. Players must be participating in the regular season to register for our Academy. For insurance reasons, players must be registered to play in the 2016-2017 season.
These programs are geared to those players who are interested in a competitive and tiered development program. The Academy philosophy is to place like-minded and like-skilled players together, allowing players to train and develop in an environment suitable to their current ability. We do not take requests for players to be in the same group as friends.
Training sessions focus on skill development, teamwork and age-appropriate tactical play. The programs are offered by Vancouver United FC and are run and administered by the Academy Director.
This year, the Academy will run on Monday evenings for all boys and girls aged U9-U12.
Spring Monday Academy
Dates: April 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 29 and June 5 & 12 (No Academy on Easter Monday, April 17)
Time: 5:30pm to 6:45pm (U9-U10 Non-Gold)
Ages: U9-U12 Boys & Girls
* Times slots for each age group will be confirmed one week prior to the start of the program. Generally, younger players play in the earlier time slot.
VanU FC Goalkeepers Academy (players born in 2008 to 2002)
The Goalkeepers Academy for Boys and Girls is open to all current Vancouver United FC players U9-U12. This program develops skills specific to players interested in goalkeeping. It is run by VanU FC's staff coach Anna Picarelli, goalkeeper's coach for the SFU Women's team. This year's Spring Goalkeepers Academy will run for 8 weeks on Wednesdays.
Spring Goalkeepers Academy
Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 & 21
Times: 5:00pm to 6:00pm U9-U10 & U11 Girls
6:00pm to 7:00pm U11 Boys & U12-U15
Location: Jericho Turf
Ages: U9-U15 Boys & Girls
* 24 spots available.
** Times slots for each age group will be confirmed one week prior to the start of the program. Generally, younger players play in the earlier time slot.
*** VanU FC Goalkeepers Academy fees are higher than the regular fees due to the reduced player to coach ratio necessary for goalkeeper programs to be most effective.
Please note that VanU FC Academy fills up very quickly and we are unable to add more space once it is full. After the Academy is full, we will keep a waitlist in case there are players who choose to withdraw.