The IMPACT/Whitecaps FC Skill Centre Academy program has been developed to meet Canada Soccer's Club Licensing standards and Grassroots development guidelines. Designed for the dedicated player and parent, this program provides all the sport-specific and athlete-specific training that the modern player needs to reach their potential.
Staffed with dedicated Coaches and Sport Science Team members, the Skill Centre provides an environment that meets current best practices. Our training curriculum is part of our Club Playing Model and includes teachings from our Club’s Five Pillars of Development (Technical/Tactical/Physiological/Psychological/Socio-emotional).
A year-round Indoor and Outdoor programming plan delivers scheduled training, competition and rest periods. With a consistent schedule parents and players can better manage their calendar. By including a Player Management component to our Skill Centre Academy program, each participant is provided with dedicated pathway support and guidance year-round.
With our use of modern technology to track player and team growth and development, we can provide more thorough feedback, reduce youth injury rates, better support physical and mental health, and adjust player training load (amount of work to prevent burnout) in real time. Being part of a Club where we all work toward a common goal, everyone stays healthy, and no player is left behind.
Program benefits include: