Pre-Collegiate Pathway

Players born 2006-2008

The primary focus of the program is to develop and support players wishing 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

Pre-Collegiate Program – August 2023cto March 2024
BC A CUP – May 2024 to July 2024

 Program Fees

  • T.B.A includes GST
  • *Plus a $150 LISA League fee 
  • All players receive
    • A Standards-based curriculum
    • 2-3  Technical/Tactical sessions per week
    • 12x Strength and Conditioning sessions
    • Full kit  (short, shirt, jacket, socks)
    • *Lower Island Soccer Association League matches
    • Professional coaching
  • Does not include BC A CUP (Tier 2)

Training Schedule (2023/2024)

MORNING SESSION

EVENING SESSION

MONDAY

TEAM TRAINING

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING/ TECHNICAL

THURSDAY

TEAM TRAINING
WEEKENDLEAGUE MATCHES / SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT

 

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.

U18 LISA & College Showcase

Competition & tactical phase

BC A CUP (TIER 2)

2022-2023 Tentative Showcase Tournament

TOURNAMENT

DATE

VENUE

AGE

Starfire or Surf CupNovember 25-27, 2022Seattle or San DiegoU17 and U19
Portland College ShowcaseJanuary 15th-18th, 2023Portland, OR, USAU17 and U19

WIA Competitive Platforms

LOWER ISLAND SOCCER YOUTH LEAGUE

WIA U17/18 players will compete in the Lower Island Soccer Association U18 A CUP. 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/

Youth Programs

Our Soccer Partners

Westcastle International Academy is proud to work with the following soccer partners.

  • University of Victoria
  • BC Soccer
  • Canada Soccer
  • Lower Island Soccer Association