Academies & Prospects

NWSC Academy Sessions

Our goal at the Academy is to prepare players to challenge for the highest level of soccer available to them at their age group, for this year and beyond. Each session consists of top quality instruction and training with NWSC’s technical directors, and often includes a scrimmage session to apply the skills worked on in game situations.

Registration is mandatory. No unregistered players will be allowed to participate. Anyone wishing to make special arrangements can contact the Registrar or Club Manager. Technical Directors will NOT accept registration at the field, nor will they collect any registration fees.

2019/2020 ACADEMY SESSION SCHEDULE – TBA

FREE NWSC ACADEMY SESSION FOR GOALKEEPERS SCHEDULE – TBA

The New Westminster Soccer Academy is an all inclusive environment run by the club’s technical staff providing quality instruction and training at every session. While other, larger programs, tend to favour the elite player, NWSC’s approach is more inclusive and strives to make every attendee the best soccer player he or she can be. Every week, skill based sessions evolve from basics through to advanced challenges.

The training that players receive at NWSC’s Academy rivals that of other programs for less than half of what most of those programs charge These are serious sessions designed for players who are dedicated and motivated

Previous academy attendees include several players who advanced to Metro or higher level teams and those who in addition to winning Provincial Championships, have gone on to play at post secondary institutions around BC and beyond. Even players who haven’t advanced to the higher levels have become better, more confident players who perform well for their team.

Coaches are welcome to come out to learn, share, and participate, then take the concepts and drills back to their teams to continue the training process.

Please note: The Academy may need to relocate on short notice due to weather or field conditions. Remember to check www.nwsc.com for notification of changes before you head off to the field. Registration must be completed online. Registration fee for Academy sessions must be paid in full regardless of how many of scheduled sessions a participant attends. Attending each session gives you the best value for your registration fee.

Payment must be made either online via credit card at the time of registration or by mailing a cheque (with player’s name and age group in the memo field) to:
New Westminster Soccer Club
Box 291-720 6th Street
New Westminster, BC
V3L 3C5

Technical Directors and/or Coaches will not accept payments or registrations at the field.

NWSC Prospects Development Program (U8 – U10)

For the past several years, many of the Lower Mainland soccer clubs have increased emphasis on young player development as part of their programs. Clubs are recognizing like-skilled players as early as U8 and U9, working with these kids by way of what is called Prospect Development Programs. Similarly skilled players are evaluated and identified within the club, grouped within the club into Prospect Teams, and trained together within the club.

Prospect teams then participate within the recently formed Player Development Series (PDS). PDS is an intra-club non-competitive series of exhibition games where prospect teams from participating clubs compete with each other in a fun, like-skilled environment. The games are mixed throughout the season and are in addition to the NWSC regular season games.

The NWSC Prospects Program follows the same principles of the other clubs’ Prospect Programs and is intended to be a player-centric training program for like-skilled, focused players who make soccer a priority. The program will be fun yet will demand the player to be focused and disciplined. The emphasis will be on player development. The program will run from early October to March in parallel to the player’s regular House league season. The sessions will run once a week (rain or shine) with exhibition games mixed in throughout the season.

The games will be exhibitions against teams already playing in the Player Development Series. Please note: The Prospect players will remain with their assigned House team through the season. The Prospect program supplements U8 – U10 development but does not replace House league participation.

Player selection will be conducted by NWSC’s technical staff. This process will involve observation and ranking of players at the Jamborees in early September, observations at practice and games throughout the NWSC regular season, and consultation with the team coaches. Parents whose children have been identified as Prospect Program candidates can be expected to be notified by mid to late September by NWSC.

Participation in the Prospects Program is optional but by invitation only.

Please direct all questions regarding the Prospects Program to head-coach@rcysc.com