BOWEN ISLAND FC
BOWEN ISLAND FC ACADEMY SPRING
Program: Academy Spring 2023
Program Groups: Pele (U9 (2014) / U10 (2013)) / Zidane ( U10 (2013) / U11 (2012)) / Xavi (U13 (2011+))
Cost: $300 First Child / $250 Second Child / $200 Third Child
Birth Year: 2014 and older
Duration: April 3, 2023 - May 26, 2023
Days: Mondays - Thursdays
Length: 75 minutes
Frequency: Twice a week (includes occasional small-sided tournaments on Saturday mornings)
Pele: Tue & Weds (4:00 - 5:15pm)
Zidane: Mon & Weds (5:30 - 6:45pm)
Xavi: Tues & Thursday (5:30 - 6:45pm)
Number of Sessions: 16
Uniforms: No uniform is required but players are asked to wear BIFC-issued clothing. To purchase uniforms or other BIFC gear please visit our online shop.
Covid-19 Safety: Please read and review our safety protocols.
Refund Policy: There are no refunds unless programming is forced to be cancelled due to lack of sufficient numbers. If this occurs Bowen Island FC will issue a full refund. If a player needs to withdraw from the the program, BIFC will offer a pro-rated refund minus the $25.00 administration fee.
Financial assistance: BIFC recognizes there are families in the community for whom registration fees pose a genuine financial hardship. We are an inclusive club and believe everyone should have the ability to play. If you are in need of a bursary, send an email to the Club Registrar, all requests will be kept strictly confidential.
What To Bring: Cleats, shin guards and a water bottle. Cleats can be purchased at Macey's (North Van), Sport Chek, Canadian Tire, or the Knick Knack Knook sometimes has used cleats. We encourage players to wear shin pads under their soccer socks or track pants.
Rain or Shine: Soccer in BC means getting used to playing in wet (and sometimes cold) conditions. Please dress your child in appropriate clothing for outdoor activity and it is very important to keep your child as warm and dry as possible. Please use BIFC clothing (or red soccer or sports clothing) whenever possible.
Payment Options: To register click on the appropriate link below. For payment options, BIFC prefers e-transfer to avoid members incurring credit card fees. To choose this option select pay offline when registering and send e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations are accepted after the program begins so long as there is room in the group.
The Academy Spring program provides skill based training and is open to our Youth Team players as well as a number of recent alumni and/or a Mini House player who is excelling. All players are assigned into one of three groups based on a combination of age, skill, attitude, coachability and maturity. As a guide, Pele is for U9s and U10s, while Zidane is for some U10s and U11s, and Xavi is for U13 players. Players will be placed in the group deemed the most appropriate for their development based on discussions among Youth team coaches and the Club TD. The first few sessions will be used to assess players after which some players may be moved to a different group.
**The birth years listed below are a guideline only. BIFC reserves the right to place players in skill-appropriate and like-minded groups rather than be restricted by age. All sessions take place at the BICS AT Field and are overseen by BIFC Youth Coaches and Club TD.