The Selects Program
Born (2007, 2008, 2009)
The Selects program is a partially funded program for 24 committed boys and girls who are currently playing at the BCSPL and Tier 2 levels.
This once per week supplementary training is provided at no charge to the players. WIA will seek private funding to help offset the costs of the program. Players will be responsible for purchasing their training kit and any other fees associated with travel to a showcase tournament.
Graduates of the Selects program will be identified for entry into the Pre-Collegiate Pathway program. The Pre-Collegiate Pathway is 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.
Tier 2 players may use the Selects program as a Lower Island Soccer Association Tier 2 Academy.
CSA Children’s Licence
CSA A Licence
Learn to train
Respect in Sports
Making Head Way in Soccer
Make Ethical Decisions
Mental Health in Sport
Technical Director Diploma
The once a week training sessions have been designed to examine and develop the necessary skill sets of strikers, midfield, and defensive players in the modern game.
- A focus on individual technical training
- A focus on positional tactical training
- Competitive environments
Training sessions include
- Position Specific Training
- Team field sessions with an emphasis on topics such as proactive decision-making and tactical game management
- Team strategies
- Speed of play