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Van Isle Wave Program

The CPL (Canadian Premier League) has become the pinnacle of the development pathway for Canadian soccer. With this comes a great deal of responsibility for CPL clubs to assist with the development of the sport across the country.

Van Isle Wave

How many game contacts?

The number of games will be dependant upon the number of teams at an age group. It can be estimated that there will be 7-8 games in the September to November stage with the majority being home games and 14-15 games from February to June with just less than half being home and just more than half being away.

 

Boys

2004 – U17 Boys
Mon
8:00PM – 9:30PM
PISE
Weds
8:00PM – 9:30PM
PISE
Thurs
7:00PM – 8:30PM
ITC
Sat
2:00PM – 4:00PM
PISE
2005 – U16 Boys
Mon
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Weds
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Thurs
7:00PM – 8:30PM
ITC
Sat
2:00PM – 4:00PM
PISE
2006 – U15 Boys
Mon
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Weds
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Thurs
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Sat
12:00PM – 2:00PM
PISE
2007 – U14 Boys
Mon
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Weds
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Thurs
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Sat
12:00PM – 2:00PM
PISE
2008 – U13 Boys
Mon
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Weds
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Thurs
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Sun
12:00PM – 2:00PM
PISE
U23s
Mon
8:00PM – 9:30PM
PISE
Weds
8:00PM – 9:30PM
PISE
Thurs
7:00PM – 8:30PM
ITC
Sat
4:00PM – 6:00PM
PISE

Girls

2004 – U17 Girls
Mon
7:00PM – 8:30PM
ITC
Tues
8:00PM – 9:30PM
PISE
Fri
5:30PM – 7:00PM
PISE
Sun
4:00PM – 6:00PM
PISE
2005 – U16 Girls
Mon
7:00PM – 8:30PM
ITC
Tues
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Thurs
6:45PM – 8:00PM
PISE
Sun
4:00PM – 6:00PM
PISE
2006 – U15 Girls
Mon
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Tues
6:45PM – 8:15PM
PISE
Thurs
6:45PM – 8:00PM
PISE
Sun
2:00PM – 4:00PM
PISE
2007 – U14 Girls
Mon
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Tues
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Thurs
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Sun
2:00PM – 4:00PM
PISE
2008 – U13 Girls
Mon
5:30PM – 7:00PM
ITC
Tues
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Thurs
5:15PM – 6:45PM
PISE
Sun
12:00PM – 2:00PM
PISE

What is a typical travel day?

In a perfect scenario when a Wave team receives a noon kick-off, the travel would be a 9am ferry to the game and a 3pm ferry home. Often times we are not so lucky and a 9am to the game and a 5pm home can be expected. The league will not schedule games versus the island before noon.

 The farthest the Wave teams travel for a regular league game is Abbotsford (only the Intake Festival or a Showcase may require further travel).  To play the interior team (Thompson Okanagan) for league play we travel to the lower mainland (not all the way to the interior).  Players go on team buses with their coaches, manager and assistant coaches.

Van Isle Wave Program Deliverables

Training Sessions

Three training sessions per week. 7-8 games in the fall (September-November) 14-15 games in the spring (March-June) There will be a training centre established in the Upper Island for one training session per week for up island players.

  • 2020/2021 Pacific FC Season Pass.
  • Full training and competition kit (Home and Away uniform (property of program), training kit includes training shirt, shorts, socks, track suit, backpack, polo. 
  • Rain jacket and leisure wear not included but available for purchase. 
  • Selected Home games will be recorded and video analysis provided to players and teams.
  • We will also set up a College Prep program for U16-U18 where they can access video in order to create highlight videos during their college search.
  • U17-U18 Boys : U17 Boys will compete in the U17 BCSPL league and two college showcases. U18 Boys will compete in the VISL league. With combined rosters the U17-U18 boys will play exhibition games versus men’s teams throughout the playing season. 
  • Other events such as showcases and exhibition games against professional team academies will be outlined over the next few months.
  • U17-U18 Girls : Will be a combined roster and will compete in the U18 BCSPL league. More information regarding college prep program will be outlined in coming months.

Additional Events Included In Cost 

  • December and January futsal training sessions and tournaments at the ITC (no additional charge)
  • December Powered by Pacific FC camp for U14 & U15 age groups. Players will be trained by Pacific FC coaching staff and players for two days at the ITC.
  • January 6-aside tournament at the ITC (no additional charge)
  • U16, U17 and U18 – College Showcase opportunities – Travel Fee

Presentations to Parents / Players

  • Motivational Climate – Age Group and Individual Meetings.
  • Strength and conditioning workshop and instruction.
  • Parent Information Sessions around Performance Preparation.
  • U16-U18 College Progression Program (Video using VEO and online highlight platform, Presentations, Guidance).
  • Family Resources & Growth – Objective Progress Reports based on program developed rubrics.

Manager Training and Support

  • Manager training and mentorship/support.
  • VEO camera training for several individuals within each team.
 

How much does the BCSPL program cost?

The program fee is $2895 + GST for the year.

These fees cover coaching honorariums, fields, referees, ferry costs for players, managers and coaches, buses and hotels for away games, administration and many more deliverables discussed under.  

PROGRAM COST

  • $2895 + GST for the 10 month program. 
  • $289.50 due by July 20, 2020 for all registered Wave players for the 2020/2021 season.
  • $289.50 monthly payments throughout the season and payable on the 15th of every month through April 15, 2021 (10 months). All payments are completed through the Dash Registration System. Families have three options;
  • Option 1: Pay fees in a one off payment ($2895 + GST)
  • Option 2: Three payments of ($965 – Sep. 15 / Nov. 15 / Mar. 15) 
  • Option 3: A monthly schedule. ($289.50 p/month)

Travel costs for regular league travel included within the fee. Additional fees required for travel to showcases, college tours, Academy tours, etc.

Head of Goalkeeping Mark Village will be spearheading the goalkeeper training for the Van Isle Wave. The former Pacific FC ‘keeper will be focusing on developing the high performance goalkeepers on the Island.  

Goalkeepers will train with their team and receive a goalkeeper specific program from Mark Village on Mondays that will highlight key fundamentals within the goalkeeper position.  

Can we still go on vacation as a family?

Of course! The rest of Canada plays through the summer and it does not have an effect on their programs. One of the great benefits of the BCSPL program is the scheduled breaks throughout the season. There is a provision for a large break in December and the first half of January, as well as the month of July and the first half of August.

The December break is traditionally hard on Wave players in their first year because they are used to playing during this time and often their friends at school are still playing. 

The driving factor of BCSPL is to produce a responsible and sustainable player development model in line with the Canadian Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) program. When provincial and national team programming occurs there will not be BCSPL league games scheduled so that selected players are free to attend and team performance does not suffer.

Can I play other sports?

The short and simple answer is yes, however this is not a short and simple matter. For a program to be athlete-centred there needs to be opportunities for rest and recovery. 

We are fully supportive of BCSPL players taking part in other sports/clubs. The expectation for a Wave player is to commit to the team’s complete training and game schedule.

Wave coaches will be supportive of athlete’s involvement in other sports to a point. However the Wave program will require that players in the program view the BCSPL teams as their number one priority and must commit to team training plus games.

School soccer is the hardest extra activity to manage and it is important to speak to your team coach about the amount of training you are doing outside of the Wave to help ensure each player can be ready to perform to the best of their ability for their Wave team.

If your child does not make the team, we encourage them to continue to play and train at the highest level possible. It is important that the Wave continues to nurture programs that bridge the various levels of the game. We will also be working with the clubs to build a program up and down the island where a second group of identified players in each age group are able to connect directly with Wave training sessions and coaches. 

If your child is released from Wave we will create mechanisms and opportunities for them to continue to be monitored in consultation with their club’s Technical Director.

Is all of the training in Victoria?

We understand that traveling from Mid-Island and North-Island to Victoria can be difficult three times per week. We will be working with the clubs in the upper island to link the Wave players together into meaningful training sessions once per week in the upper island. The goal is also to include Tier 2 players who are motivated and are ready for this level of training. A close link between Tier 1 and Tier 2 is critical for increasing the pool of players ready for BCSPL play.

Final schedule TBD.

To understand the Levels of Play on the island click here.

What is the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and why should my son or daughter play in this league?

It is the goal of BC Soccer to continue to be committed to a comprehensive approach to improve player development in British Columbia, ultimately, to make Canada a stronger soccer nation.  Part of the broad-based plan was the establishment of a two stream development process for the game.  Those streams are known as grassroots and high performance. BCSPL, the high performance stream, started play in the fall of 2011. See www.bcsoccer.net for more information.

A key component of this process was the creation and development of a High Performance League in BC.  This league is known as the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and will deliver on the following key development initiatives;

  • Supports CSA’s “PLAYER FIRST” mentality and its Long Term Player Development strategy.
  • Harmonizes all high performance levels of programming
  • Eliminates congestion and provides greater clarity for all stakeholders
  • Works within existing and supporting structures
  • Drives improvements to all aspects of high performance soccer

The Vancouver Island Wave play in the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL).  

The BCSPL provides an elevated level of competition for high performance players in BC; contributes to player development for the Canadian National Team; and is the recognized pathway for players to be identified for BC Soccer’s High Performance Program, Canadian Universities, US Colleges and professional play with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

What is the goal of the BCSPL?

It is the goal of BC Soccer to continue to be committed to a comprehensive approach to improve player development in British Columbia, ultimately, to make Canada a stronger soccer nation.  Part of the broad-based plan was the establishment of a two stream development process for the game.  Those streams are known as grassroots and high performance.  See www.bcsoccer.net for more information.

What are some of the developmental benefits for players in the BCSPL?

The EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League is built on the following guiding core principals of development:

  1. To allow players to further develop their skills in an environment, this includes other technically advanced players playing within a competitive demanding atmosphere
  2. To enhance the technical and tactical components of the players game through extensive on and off field training and education.
  3. To provide players with access to certified and experienced and professional levels of coaching.
  4. To provide the players specific guidance in areas of nutrition, mental prep, physical fitness and post-secondary education.
  5. To provide players leadership and information on life skills and promote the importance of commitment to excellence and citizenship.
  6. To provide a healthy and safe training environment to ensure responsible and suitable development of the player.
 

How many teams in BCSPL?

There have been 8 franchises in the BCSPL since its inception, one from the Interior, one from the Island and the remaining six from the lower mainland. Each franchise has attempted to field 10 teams (5 boys, 5 girls) that will play in the following single age groups: U13-U16 and a combined U17/18 age group. And most years the league has been successful in fielding a full complement of teams. At the beginning of February the league has accepted four new franchises from the lower mainland into the league and they will enter on a graduated bases (starting at Intake).

Therefore there will be eight teams in each age group. On the island the U18 age group is always assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine the correct number of teams for the franchise. It is the goal in 2020-2021 to field 6 boy’s teams and 6 girl’s teams.

Lower Island Soccer Association, on behalf of both LISA and the Upper Island Soccer Association

  • The British Columbia Premier League website.
 

2020 Wave Intake Program Girls & Boys

Within the Intake program, players move from 8-aside soccer to a high performance training environment playing 11-aside, traveling to the lower mainland, competing against larger pools of players, and are asked to commit to our core values at the Wave representing Vancouver Island. 

$895.00 + GST Includes

  • Kit (Training 1/4 Zip Top, T-Shirt, Shorts, Socks)
  • 3 trainings per week (PISE & ITC) 
  • Inter-squads / Friendlies / Jamborees
  • Powered By Pacific FC Game Model 
  • High Performance Training Environment & Staff

At the end of this 6 week program with added assessments if needed, we will select / invite a group of 25-30 players to join the 2008 Born Intake Fall Program. These players will officially be invited to join the Fall Program running August 25th. December 5th. 

This group will train 3 times per week and have friendlies vs local competition, Inter-squads and jamborees throughout the 15 week program. At the conclusion of the Fall program in December we will then select our 2021 BCSPL U13 Boys & Girls Teams for the Spring/Summer Season. 

Players that are officially invited and register for the Intake Fall Program can register for their local clubs if they wish to do so but it’s important to know the Intakes training & games will be priority. 

Step 1: Intake Trials & Selection (March – August).

Step 2: Parent Meeting and information update

Step 3: Selection process finalized by August 15th – training begin week of August 24th. If you miss this due to injury or for another reason please have a recommendation from a Technical Director. 

Step 4: Season begins early September. Three training sessions per week. 

The intake group typically plays on the same weekends as the other age groups in the Wave. However, there is a single weekend dedicated to the Intake groups getting together and playing shortened games. 

This allows coaches to get to know players, players and families to get to know one another, intake players are able to play 11-aside in a number of games and for the coaches to provide feedback between games. It is typically a weekend of a great deal of growth.

Olivia has been coaching for a number of years and over the past two years she has been connected more closely with the Vancouver Island Wave program. A home grown talent, Olivia has excelled at every level including being a standout and crowd favourite for the Vancouver Island FC team in its 2019 inaugural season. 

With a positive outlook and a goal to share the lessons she has learned from the game both on and off the field around empowerment Olivia is a great fit for the learning environment at Intake.

EDUCATION

  • 2019 Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, University of Victoria

COACHING CERTIFICATION

  • 2018  National C – License Certified (BC Soccer Association)

COACHING

  • 2018  Present  Vancouver Island Wave (Co-coach of the 2006 girls)
  • 2016–2018  Bays United (technical coach of ages U-9-U13)

PLAYING HISTORY

  • 2019   Vancouver Island FC (Played in the Women’s Semi-Professional League)
  • 2014 – 2018  University of Victoria (Competed on the Varsity Women’s Soccer team, Canada West’s silver medalist, and placed fifth at U-SPORT Nationals)
  • 2013-2014  Victoria Highlanders (Played as a junior on the Women’s Professional team)
  • 2009 – 2013 Vancouver Island WAVE (Played in the BC High Performance league. Played within the Provincial program)

Jamar Dixon returns to Vancouver Island to play with Pacific FC. He is no stranger to the island as he spent several summers playing with the Victoria Highlanders FC. Jamar has been active since those days, spending several years abroad playing in Sweden and Finland before returning to Canada to play with the Ottawa Fury where he was a playing when he had is Canadian National Team call ups.

During his time as a player Jamar has consistently connected himself with youth and coaching. 

EDUCATION

  • 2011   BA Human Kinetics / Minor in Sociology, St. Francis Xavier University

CERTIFICATION

COACHING

  • 2019 / 2020 – Assistant Technical Director at Ottawa TFC
  • 2016 / 2019 – Ottawa Fury Academy Coach
  • 2015 – U14 Boys Coach FF Jaro (Finland)
  • 2013 / 2014 – U16 Boys / U16 Girls Academy Head Coach – Cumberland United
  • 6 Years Experience coaching Youth Boys + Girls Academy Groups 

PLAYING

University 

  • 2008–2011   St. Francis Xavier X-Men

Senior career

  • 2009–2011   Victoria Highlanders 
  • 2013   BW 90 IF (Sweden)
  • 2014   TP-47 (Finland)
  • 2014   JIPPO (Finland)
  • 2015–2016 FF Jaro (Finland)
  • 2016–2019 Ottawa Fury (87 appearances)
  • 2020– Present Pacific FC

National team

  • 2016 – Canada National Team (3 International Caps)