Academy Information

RCYSC 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 RCYSC'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. All payments and registration are to be done online. There is a registration link next to each session. Please click the link and sign up there.

RCYSC Academy Sessions for Boys
Thursdays, January 11th to March 8th
Age Level Gender Time Starts Last Session Price Technical Director Field
U5 - U7 Boys 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Thu. Jan. 11 Thu. Mar. 8
$80 RCYSC TD Staff Queen's Park Stadium Register Now
U8 - U10 Boys 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM Thu. Jan. 11 Thu. Mar. 8
$80 RCYSC TD Staff Queen's Park Stadium Register Now
U11 - U14 Boys 7:45 PM - 8:30 PM Thu. Jan. 11 Thu. Mar. 8
$80 RCYSC TD Staff Queen's Park Stadium Register Now
Boys sessions run on Thursday evenings and are based on age group, check the table above.
Players who have an academy jersey should wear it to the sessions.

FREE RCYSC Academy Sessions for Goalkeepers
Thursdays, January 18, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Age Level Gender Time Starts Last Session Price Technical Director Field
U9 - U10 Boys & Girls 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thu. Jan. 18 Thu. Mar. 15
Free Andrew Haines Queen's Park East Turf Drop In
U11 - U14 Boys & Girls 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thu. Jan. 18 Thu. Mar. 15
Free Andrew Haines Queen's Park East Turf Drop In
U15+ Boys & Girls 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu. Jan. 18 Thu. Mar. 15
Free Andrew Haines Queen's Park East Turf Drop In

The Royal City Youth 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, RCYSC'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 RCYSC'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.rcysc.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:
    RCYSC
    Box 291-720 6th Street
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 3C5

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

 
Academy Coach Bio - Andrew Haines

In 2016-17, RCYSC teamed up with Andrew Haines to offer a unique training opportunity for goalkeepers.

It was a homecoming of sorts for Andrew who started playing with RCYSC at the age of 5. Those early days lead him to a career in the soccer world, first as a player and now as a coach. Andrew played keeper for the Whitecaps ProWave program, for the provincial program, and at Capilano University. It was there that he started coaching and he now holds a Canada Soccer Association's B License, and was a Grassroots Development Officer and Staff Coach for BC Soccer.

 
Mailing Address
Royal City Youth Soccer Club
#291 - 720 Sixth Street
New Westminster, BC
V3L  3C5