2023-24 Academy Season
The Academy is the heart of our club, providing professional, age-appropriate soccer coaching to youth aged 5 to 10 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.
We are proud to offer gender specific teams as well as co-ed 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 UBC's MacInnes Field.
Monday evening classes will focus 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 and experienced coaches hold recognized coaching certifications. They are experienced in coaching children aged 2-19 all over the world, including the UK, China, USA, 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) Exceptional learning opportunities
VRFC players will have the chance to play against other teams in the lower mainland via exhibition matches and tournaments, including our unique Future Stars event at BC Place.
We also host community events throughout the year to allow our players to be apart of something bigger.
Training Schedule & Location
The season will run from September 11th to March 8th for a total of 44 training sessions.
The last training session of 2023 will be December 15th, after which we will break over the Christmas Holidays before restarting on 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 UBC's MacInnes Field.
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.
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 here.
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.
"Vancouver Rangers has been an invaluable place for my son to grow and build on his overall confidence and soccer skills over the past two years. He’s more in love with the game than ever and we’ve seen great improvements in his technical skills."
- Emma, Parent