The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Friday, March 21, that Kamloops will soon be home to a Whitecaps FC Kamloops Academy Centre.
Whitecaps academy centres are a network of reining hubs, providing supplemental club training for serious, motivated athletes.
The program will be led by John Antulov.
Kamloops is the seventh academy to open, joining existing locations that include Vancouver Island, Vancouver, the Okanagan, the Kootenays, the Northern Academy Centre and the Saskatchewan Academy Centre.
The program will launch in Kamloops in April, with a 10-week spring prospects academy.
The academy will be limited to U12/13, U14/15 and 16/18 boys, as well as U12/13 girls. U9-U18 boys and girls will be integrated in the fall.
Evaluations will take place on Monday, April 7, with U12/13 boys from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and U14/15 boys from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Friday, April 11, evaluations for U12/13 girls will run from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and for U16/18 boys from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All evaluations will take place at Exhibition Field.
Interested players need to register for the evaluation by visiting whitecapsfc.com/academy and selecting Kamloops Academy.