BOWEN ISLAND FC ACADEMY FALL
Program: Academy Fall 2022
Program Groups: Pele / Messi
Cost: $100 First Child / $80 Second Child / $60 Third Child
Birth Year: 2014 and older
Duration: October 13, 2022 - December 1, 2022
Length: 75 minutes
Number of Sessions: 8
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 program, BIFC will consider the circumstances and may offer a refund minus 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations are accepted after the program begins so long as there is room in the group.
The BIFC Academy is designed to provide extra training for those who desire it and focusses on skill development through possession-based sessions, focussing on ball mastery, 1v1 defending and attacking, evasive dribbling, shooting, shielding the ball, receiving the ball on the "back foot" as well as fitness, speed and agility work.
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 Xavi is geared towards advanced players and is by invite only. The Academy Xavi category may include some recent alumni players who are pursuing the sport at a high level. The first few sessions will be used to assess players after which some players may be moved to a different group. The BIFC Academy program is run by the Club Technical Director (GM@bowenfc.com). For more information on the Academy visit here.
**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.