Winter Programs


Player Development Academy | Winter

Age Groups: Players born between 2014 - 2008

The Player Development Academy program is for our 2014 - 2008 players who are looking to strengthen all aspects of their game during the Fall & Winter Seasons.

All participants train once per week and will be sorted with players of similar skill and ability. The program will give players the opportunity to learn new skills and improve their technical and tactical abilities in a socially distanced setting.

Some players may be invited into our High-Performance Program.

*All sessions will follow the Return to Play COVID-19 safety protocols.

Accelerated Development Program (XDEV) | OPEN to Select Level Players

Age Groups: Players born between 2012 - 2009

The Accelerated Development Program (X-DEV) is for Select players seeking to challenge themselves in a competitive and development based environment.

Players in this program will follow a similar schedule as the High Performance (HP) players, maximizing their development and remaining constantly motivated.

The program includes two weekly training sessions: A Player Development Academy session and a TOCA Session, based on ball repetition and game-like situations and guided by technology and innovation.

High Performance Program | Invite only

Age Groups: Players born between 2012 - 2009

The goal of NVFC's High-Performance Program is to guide, support and develop players who are among the top 5 - 10% of their age group to achieve the highest level of youth soccer in the province. The HP program is a supplement to the Player Development Academy.

More specifically, the HP program provides a High-Performance environment for players during their U9-U12 seasons to prepare them for the elite level of soccer in the Lower Mainland via BCSPL (U13) and/or the Metro program (U13). NVFC's HP Academy program follows BC Soccer’s Elite Player Pathway and it’s approved by Soccer Canada.

Goalkeeper Development Program

The Goalkeeper Development Program is for 2012 to 2007 goalkeepers or players who are keen to learn, improve and develop their goalkeeping skills.

Our Coach

We are excited to have Dennis Kindel join us to run our Goalkeeper Development Program.

Dennis is a former Youth National Team and professional Goalkeeper with a wide variety of playing and coaching experience. Dennis has an excellent reputation in the Lower Mainland and works with a number of local clubs including BCSPL teams as well as Capilano University.

General Information

Participants train once per week and will give players the opportunity to learn new skills and improve on their technical and tactical abilities in a goalkeeper specific setting.

*All sessions will follow the Return to Play COVID-19 safety protocols.

Safety Protocols

NVFC is back on the field for the Fall and Winter Programs! We take your safety and health very seriously, this is why all our programs are adapted to the guidelines shared by the health and soccer authorities.

The methodology, planning and execution of our programs have changed, however the soccer development and fun factors will always be part of the equation. Note that these programs have a limited number of spots to ensure social distancing during the sessions.

Please take some time to read our Return to Play Plan and Safety Guide. 


NVFC Academy Refund Policies

  • Refund requests are accepted until the Friday before the program starts and are subject to an administrative fee.
  • All refund requests must be emailed to the NVFC Assistant Registrar at
  • No refunds will be issued because of cancellations due to field/facility closures.