Whitecaps FC U15 soccer (Contributed Photo)

Whitecaps FC launch new Northwest training initiative

Head Coach Adam Glass wants to find talent at grass roots

Vancouver Whitecaps FC are looking to expand their youth training program in the Northwest regions of B.C., and are launching new programs.

The initiative, led by head coach Adam Glass, will seek out and focus on players in Prince Rupert, Kitimat and Terrace in the U5 – U18 age groups.

READ MORE: Expect lots of changes to Vancouver Whitecaps next season: head coach

“We will be looking for kids to join local clubs first and then let them decide if they are serious about taking the sport to the next level,” Glass said in his interview with The Northern View. “Those players can then join a Skills Academy and eventually the Prospects Academy based in Terrace.”

“At the core of our initiative is the spring programs in partnership with local clubs, the Skills Academy and summer camps that will be held in a few months.”

READ MORE: Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

In a press release, the football club stated that: “Starting in April, a weekly Skills Academy will be hosted in each of the partner cities … and are designed to provide all players with the opportunity to participate and improve in a high-quality learning environment.”



gareth.millroy@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Northwest local governments team up to fill in future employment gaps

Around 17,000 jobs will need to be filled in the region over the next eight years

Poetry month sees launch of “Oona River Poems” at Rupert library

Peter Christensen consciously and lovingly documents our physical and psychological landscapes

Lily Swanson celebrates her 90th birthday in Prince Rupert

The Acropolis Manor resident has 22 grandchildren and is a great grandmother to 25 children

Tenacious seven Rupert runners in Seattle

Jamie Komadina places 9th overall in her category at the Oiselle Tenacious Ten race on April 21

Monthly bus passes on Port Edward route go up $24

Adult fare goes up $1 one way to and from Prince Rupert on BC Transit’s Route 60

Prince Rupert students share portraits of kindness with children in Peru

The Memory Project gives teens a chance to sharpen their art skills and global awareness

Many teens don’t know they’re vaping nicotine, Health Canada finds

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey finds youth unaware of nicotine product risk

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Defence accuses officer of ‘incompetence’ in trial for B.C. man charged with daughters’ murders

Double murder trial for the Victoria father accused of killing his two young daughters continues

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

Tofino beckons Trudeau for quiet Easter vacation

Environmental group hopes latest Pacific Rim vacation inspires change in prime minister

B.C. man turned to dating site for pimp operation, court hears

In court the details of how Simon Rypiak lured 4 women into prostitution revealed

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

‘Cutthroat’ sport of wine tasting happening in B.C.

BC Tasting Games are underway with competitions in three Okanagan communities.

Most Read