Our Whitecaps Junior Elite Futsal program is our program for players who want to continue towards a competitive soccer pathway. It is the next step in our Developmental Model advancing from our Junior Academy program and adding in tactical education and game play. The Whitecaps Junior Elite Academy is open to players born in 2013, 2014 & 2015. In order for players to join our Junior Elite program, they will either need to be invited by Head Coach, Ariel Gitz, or complete an evaluation session to confirm proficiency. Players should be at intermediate to advanced skill for their age.
Our Junior Elite program is for players who are at the intermediate/advanced level of play.
The Whitecaps Junior Elite Futsal program furthers the development of individual Ball Mastery and Dribbling. At the Prospects level, we continue working on 1v1 and 2v2 Attacking and Defending principles to teach players how to use their ball mastery and dribbling skills to attack as well as how to defend. The majority of development time will be spent with a ball at a players feet to further their comfort and mastery with the ball.
Players in this program will be asked to purchase a Whitecaps Academy training kit before starting the program. Once registration is received we will send a link to order training shirts, shorts and socks (Mandatory). Whitecaps Tracksuits are available, but are optional.
All sessions will be led by the Whitecaps Okanagan Academy Head Coach, Ariel Gitz and supplemented by Whitecaps Okanagan Academy Staff
Girls - Wednesday - 6.30-7.45pm - Dorothea Walker
Boys - Monday & Thursday - 6.30-7.45pm - AS Matheson & Springvalley Elementary
Program Frequency :
1x a week - 75 minute sessions - 9 total sessions
2x a week - 75 minute sessions - 16 total sessions
Program Length: Week of January 9th to March 13th.