What is Surrey United BCSPL High-Performance Academy?
A: The Surrey United BCPL High Performance Academy (HPA) is a training academy for elite players (boys & girls) from Surrey United, Langley United and Guildford Athletic Club and other surrounding clubs in the SU BCSPL catchment area in the U-10 to U-12 age groups. The HPA is designed to accommodate the development of highly skilled and motivated players in order to move those players on to higher levels of play (ie. BCSPL, Whitecaps Residency, Provincial Teams etc.)
Why is it called BCSPL HPA?
A: The EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League is the new soccer league for elite level soccer for players in the U13-U18 divisions. This program is endorsed and driven by BC Soccer, with support from Whitecaps FC. Read more on Surrey United BCSPL
Surrey United SC is one of the 6 lower mainland clubs to host BCSPL teams. Our BCPL High Performance Academy is tailored to fully challenge, test and develop the players from our clubs and within our region as they are likely the future participants of the Surrey United BCSPL program.
Is the Surrey United HPA exclusive to SUSC players and their regional partners?
A: No, any player from our geographic area is welcome try out for the HPA. Players that have ambition to play in the BCSPL with Surrey United in the future are encouraged to participate.
How are players identified to participate in the Surrey United HPA?
A: Players are identified through the individual clubs’ internal assessment, performance in club academies and the Surrey United HPA Evaluations on: Friday September 9th & Monday September 12th
Academy Evaluation schedule:
* U10 (2007-born) boys and girls
Session #1 – Friday Sept. 9th; Hjorth Rd Turf, 4:45pm – 6pm
Session #2 – Monday Sept. 12th; CAP Turf; 4:45pm – 6pm
* U11 (2006-born) boys and girls
Session #1 – Friday Sept. 9th; Hjorth Rd Turf, 6pm – 7:15pm
Session #2 – Monday Sept. 12th; CAP Turf; 6pm – 7:15pm
* U12 (2005-born) boys and girls
Session #1 – Friday Sept. 9th; Hjorth Rd Turf, 7:15pm – 8:30pm
Session #2 – Monday Sept. 12th; CAP Turf; 7:15pm – 8:30pm
How many players will be invited to participate?
A: Approximately 50 boys and 50 girls over the 3 age-groups will be invited into the HPA.
What if my son/daughter is not selected to HPA?
A: Each club has their own club academy where players not identified for HPA can participate in similar academy style training. These players are encouraged to attend their own club academy as that will give them the best opportunity to continually evaluated for future opportunities in the HPA. There are two phases to the HPA; players can be moved into the HPA in the second phase if they show improvement from earlier assessments.
When does the HPA train and where?
A: The HPA takes place on Friday evenings throughout the course of the winter season at Hjorth Road, Willoughby and at Cloverdale Athletic Park across the 20-session program.
Is the HPA just an Academy or do they play as a team?
A: The HPA is primarily an academy. During the course of the program the staff is continually looking for opportunities to play exhibition games against other club academies and also attend Whitecaps showcase tournaments. The program will also provide opportunities for U-12 players to play 11-aside exhibition games in preparation for their following season.
Why should my child attend HPA over my club academy?
A: The HPA will offer highest level of competition and players will train under the direction of Surrey United’s, Guildford Athletic Club and Langley United’s top Technical Staff. Players who have ambition to play at the highest level will be introduced to an elite training environment and will be challenged by other players of similar ability and attitude. The HPA is also the avenue for identification to Whitecaps Residency from the club system.
Have any past HPA players actually moved on to the Whitecaps FC Residency?
A: Yes. In the past several seasons, fourteen (14) HPA players have been selected to the Whitecaps Male and Female programs (Simon Colyn, Christian Campagna, Tony Guittierez, Nathan Demian,Noah Verhoeven, Nick Apostol, Adam Willcott, Travis Selje, Karan Kular, Sukhjot Binning and Brendan Skinner) (Aleisha Ganief, Daniella Ramirez, Deja Lee) . An additional six older players were also selected who participated in earlier versions of HPA type programming (Connor Hildebrandt, Nikhil Reddy, Zach Verhoven, Liam Fraser, Jeevin Kang and Matteo Bordignon). Surrey United has also been the province’s largest contributor of players to the BC Provincial Teams Program many of whom participated in the BCSPL HPA or earlier versions of HPA type programming.
How do I register for the Evaluation Camp?
A: You can register for the Evaluation Camp by going to the Surrey United BCPL website:
Do I get a tax credit from my entry fee?
A: Yes. Surrey United SC will provide receipts that can be used for the exercise tax credit within your annual tax return.