2023-24 Academy Season
The Academy is the heart of our club, providing professional, age-appropriate soccer coaching to youth aged 5 to 9 years old. We welcome all new and experienced soccer players into the academy.
We strive to create team environments in which every player can be successful. Players will be placed into a team with others of similar age and ability. Where possible we will create boys teams and girls teams.
Your child's enrolment in the VRFC Academy will include:
1) Two training sessions per week
Our team training will take place on Monday and Friday evenings at MacInnes Field in UBC.
Monday evening classes will be focused on foundational skill acquisition. Each player will have a ball at their feet for the majority of the session to maximize their development and confidence.
Our Friday sessions will comprise of non-competitive games in which we will play VRFC teams against one another to put our learnings into practice.
See below for full details of training dates and times.
2) Top quality coaching from a certified team
To ensure our players are receiving quality training, our team of energetic coaches hold recognized coaching qualifications. They are experienced in coaching children aged 2-19 all over the world, including the UK, China, USA, Brazil and Canada.
Your player will stay with the same coaching team through the season so they can bond with their coach and form authentic connections with their teammates.
3) Vancouver Rangers kit
At VRFC, our image is important to us. We want our players to feel pride when they wear their jersey which is why we have chosen a professional brand and design.
Every new player will be given a full VRFC kit including jersey, shorts and socks.
Gold represents prosperity and success. It is inherently optimistic, uplifting and enlightening. It inspires and gives us the confidence to reach our potential.
Training Schedule & Location
The season will run from September 11th to March 8th for a total of 44 training sessions. We will run from September 11th to December 15th and then break over the Christmas Holidays restarting January 8th through until March 8th. There will also be no training on the following dates:
October 9th (Thanksgiving long weekend)
February 19th (Family Day weekend)
We will train at the MacInnes Field at UBC.
There will be two training times you can choose from: 5.00-6.00pm or 6.00-7.00pm
We will do our best to accommodate your preferred training time. For some age groups, training times may be moved to the earlier or later slot dependent on how many enrollees there are in that age group.
The Academy fee for the full season is $830.00. This is paid in two instalments. The first instalment of $510.00 is to be paid prior to the start of the season to secure your players spot. The second instalment of $320.00 is to be made mid November.
All new players to the 23/24 season are required to purchase an official Vancouver Rangers Kit. The cost is $125.00 and this can be purchased on the registration page below.