Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
Full name Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club Academy
Nickname(s) Caps
Founded 2007
Stadium UBC training centre
Chairman Chris Bennett
Manager Dan Lenarduzzi
League Super Y-League

German Thomas Niendorf founded the Vancouver Whitecaps' Residency program in 2008 as director and head caoch. At the peak of British Columbia's elitle soccer pyramid is the no-fee Whitecaps' Residency program. Players selected for the residency team(four age groups) attend University Hill Seconday School. Players involved in their regional academies are charged a fee. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy are a Super Y-League club, based in Canada, the academy includes three teams Mountain WFC, Surrey WFC and Coastal WFC.


The Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy was founded in 2007 as part of the development system for the Vancouver Whitecaps USL First Division franchise with two developmental teams (Vancouver Whitecaps Residency, in the USL Premier Development League, the Whitecaps FC Prospects, in the Pacific Coast Soccer League) and the women's team (Vancouver Whitecaps Women, in the USL W-League). The Academy runs fully funded Residency player development program. The Whitecaps' residency program uses the three-storey, 38,000-square-foot field house at the University of B.C. There are around 200 players and coaches.(U-14, U-15, U-16, U18)

Academy Graduates[edit]

Players who have signed for either Vancouver Whitecaps or other professional clubs:

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