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REGIONAL ACADAMY PROGRAM

Commencing 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Football Association will operate a regional academy program in BC.

Click here for the official media release.

Download a parent/player information package here.

Background information on the development of the BCPFA Regional Academy can be found here.

Age Eligibility for 2021 Events/Competition

U18 Canada Cup Team: Players Born in 2004 or 2005

U17 Selects: Players Born in 2005 or 2004 (the majority of players selected will likely be from 2005)

U16: Western Regional Team: Players Born 2006

U16 Selects: Players Born in 2006 or 2007*

U14 Team BC: Players born in 2008

Grade 7/U13 Regional Program: Players born in 2009*

The BCPFA is launching a regional football academy to support the development and selection of players to provincial team programs (i.e. Team BC).

 

Only players participating in the BCPFA Regional Academy program are eligible for selection to provincial teams.

 

There will be three phases to the operation of the academy program and Team BC:

Training Phase

November to april

The BCPFA Regional Academy program will commence on November 1st, 2020 and operate for 6 months (i.e. until the end of April). Athletes will train locally with their academy during this phase. BCPFA coaching staff will visit academies periodically in this phase to scout athletes for the Team BC program.

Camp and final evaluation Phase

April to may

The camp and final evaluation stage will commence in April or May depending on the age category. BCPFA coaching staff will attend camps to scout athletes for the Team BC phase.

TEAM BC

June to july

Final selection for Team BC will be complete by late May or early June depending on the age category. Athletes will participate in periodic training camps as part of their final preparation to represent BC at the designated competitions.

Additional Program Features

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Athlete

Monitoring

The progress of each athlete will be tracked using an online platform. The coaches and athletes will both enter Key Performance Indicators:

• Testing Results

• Attendance

• Strength and Conditioning

• Wellness (Sleep, Nutrition, Injury Prevention/Recovery, Mental Health)

• Skill Development/Acquisition

Mental

Preparation

As a part of the program, athletes will participate in periodic presentations and workshops to support their athletic performance.

 

The purpose of mental preparation is to create a mindset that helps the athlete perform to their full capabilities and talents in competition

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University Transition Program

This program will be providing athletes and their families with assistance as they navigate through the often-challenging process of securing the best post-secondary options for the athlete.

 

This program will be delivered through a partnership with Game Changer Sports.

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THE ACADEMIES

Fraser Valley East

Areas:  Chilliwack

Regional Director:

U16 - Ian Parks

U19 - Scott Wilkins

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North

Areas: Prince George

Regional Director:

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VI South

Areas: Cowichan to Victoria (VI South Zone)

Regional Director: PJ Shea

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LM North

Areas: Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, New West, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, North Shore, and the Sea to Sky corridor

Regional Director: Richard White

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Okanagan

Areas: Kelowna, Vernon

Regional Director: 

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General Inquiries

For all general inquiries, please contact:

 

communications@bcpfa.com

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LM South

Areas: Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack

Regional Director: Cory Philpot

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VI North

Areas: Nanaimo and Comox Valley

Regional Director: Jay Daniels

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