COMPETITIVE PATHWAY

The Canada Soccer Pathway provides a roadmap for players of all ages and aspirations who want to play soccer at the recreational, competitive or high performance EXCEL levels, with the aim of encouraging lifelong participation. The Pathway is built around the principles of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD).

WIA will offer the Competitive Pathway in 2024 season at U14 and U17 age groups. The primary focus of the Competitive Pathway is to develop and support players, not in the Player Development Pathway (BCSPL) who wish to pursue soccer at a post-secondary level.

WIA offers a professionally coached, comprehensive, CSA standards-based program to better prepare student-athletes for the levels required to be competitive. WIA also provides a platform for these players to showcase themselves to universities and pro clubs through various tournaments in Canada, the US and abroad.

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

 Program Fees

  • see specific age division

Training Schedule (2024/2025)

MonTechnical Sessions7:00pm – 8:15pm CML TURF
WedTechnical/Physical Training6:00pm – 7:15pm CML TURF
FriTactical Sessions6:45 pm – 8:00pm  CML TURF/ UVIC TURF
SatLISA Matches12:30pm – 4:00pm CML TURF/ UVIC TURF

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

LOWER ISLAND SOCCER YOUTH LEAGUE

WIA U14 & U17 players will compete in the Lower Island Soccer Association’s 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 Spain and Portugal through our exchange programs. 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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