COMPETITIVE PATHWAY – A CUP

WIA is pleased to announce an advanced Competitive Pathway program (formerly known as Tier 2) for players U14 and U15-U17 boys and girls.

This player-focused program is specially designed to develop players for success in the 2025 Provincial A Cup, with a broader ambition of securing a place in the Canada Soccer National Championships.

Set to commence in September 2024 and conclude in July 2025, the program will have training scheduled 3 times weekly during the season. These sessions are designed to elevate our teams’ capabilities, ensuring they are well-equipped to challenge for the Provincial A Cup and hopefully contest for national recognition at the Canada Soccer National Championships.

The program provides

  • A focus on individual technical training
  • A focus on positional tactical training
  • Access to Sports Sciences
  • Competitive environments

Training sessions include

  • Team field sessions with an emphasis on topics such as proactive decision-making and tactical game management
  • Team strategies
  • Speed of play

Program Schedule

COMPETITIVE PATHWAY – August 2024 to July 2025
BC SOCCER A CUP – May 2025 to July 2025

Training Schedule (2024/2025)

MonPhysical/Technical SessionsT.BA
WedTechnical/ Tactical Sessions T.BA
Thu/FriTactical Sessions T.B.A
SatLISA Matches T.B.A

Season Plan

PRE-SEASON

COMPETITIVE

CYCLE PHASE I

COMPETITIVE

CYCLE PHASE II

MEASURE &

EVALUATE

PREPARE &

PLAY

PLAY &

COMPETE

AUGUST – SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER – MARCH

APRIL – JULY

Physical testing,

Tactical, Technical &

Functional introduction

Individual Development Plans (IDP)

Physical, Tactical,

Technical & Functional Competition

and tactical phase.

 

Competition & tactical phase

BC A CUP (TIER 2)

2024-2025 Tentative Showcase Tournament

TOURNAMENT

DATE

VENUE

AGE

T.B.AT.B.AT.B.AU14 & U16 & U17
T.B.AT.B.AT.B.AU14 & U16 & U17

LOWER ISLAND SOCCER YOUTH LEAGUE

WIA U14 & U17 players will compete in the Lower Island Soccer Association’s Tier 2 Development League.

The LISA League is a winter competitive league in which teams compete for the BC Soccer Provincial A and B Cup Championship. www.lowerislandsoccer.com

VANCOUVER ISLAND SOCCER LEAGUE (VISL)

The Vancouver Island Soccer League is a winter competitive league for our players to compete for the BC Men’s Provincial Championship and Canadian National Men’s Championships. www.visl.org

PROFESSIONAL TRIALS AND COLLEGE SHOWCASE TOURNAMENTS

The WIA players have the opportunity to explore professional opportunities in Sweden through our partner club Halmstads BK. There are also opportunities to be scouted at international tournaments and college showcases in the US and Canada. https://westcastleinternationalacademy.com/international-tournaments/

Westcastle International Academy

Youth Programs

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