BOWEN ISLAND FC ACADEMY FALL
Program: Academy Fall 2021-2022
Program Groups: Pele / Messi
Cost: $200 First Child / $150 Second Child / $100 Third Child
Birth Year: 2013 and older
Duration: September 2021 - December 2022
Days: See chart below
Length: 90 minutes
Number of Sessions: TBD
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 Covid-19 restrictions before the end of the assigned end date. If this occurs Bowen Island FC will issue a pro-rated refund less a $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 . Registrations are accepted after the program begins so long as there is room in the group.
The Academy Fall program is offered to players from our registered youth teams as well as a few invited alumni players. It provides skill based training in three levels (Pele, Messi and Zidane). The Academy program is focussed on our Youth Team players but occasionally we may offer a spot to an older Mini House player who is excelling. The Academy Zidane program also includes some recent alumni players who are pursuing the sport at a high level. All players are assigned into one of the three groups based on a combination of age, skill, attitude, coachability and maturity. As a guide Pele is for beginners, Messi is for intermediate players while Zidane is geared towards advanced players. 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 Club TD Morgan Quarry.