KYSA partners with Whitecaps

Kelowna youth soccer to get a boost from arrangement with Vancouver's professional club

The Vancouver Whitecaps have formed a partnership with the Kelowna Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) to provide technical services to the local club.

Whitecaps’ Okanagan Academy centre head coach David Broadhurst will lead a select staff, including assistant coach Jason Thompson, that will provide general technical direction for the club, and more specifically field sessions and coaching development.

On the players’ side, there will be training sessions and select games to reinforce development messages. On the coach’s side there will be session support for volunteer coaches, on-field coaching feedback and coach development clinics.

“We are really pleased to be able to partner with the province’s professional club the Whitecaps, on our development program,” says KYSA president Andy Hyatt. “We are looking forward to working together with David and the Whitecaps in building and enhancing our players and coaches experience as being part of KYSA.”

“This is a great opportunity to extend our Academy centre programming in the Okanagan to directly work with a progressive club like KYSA and support them through our Whitecaps development network,” said Broadhurst.

KYSA provides house league programs for girls and boys aged five to 18 and has over 1000 members. It is one of the five member clubs of Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association (COYSA).

The Whitecaps are also partnered with the Thompson Okanagan Football Club (TOFC) which plays in the BCSPL.

 

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