BCSPL High Performance Academy

2019/20 SUSC BCSPL High-Performance Academy - Registration is OPEN!


Program Overview


The Surrey United BCSPL High-Performance Academy (HPA) is excited to offer a development academy program for the U10-U12 (2010- 2008 born) select players in the region. This program is going into its 9th year and has produced some top players who have gone on to succeed at the BC Soccer HPP level, and also with Whitecaps FC and Canadian Soccer Association teams.


This regionally based academy is the first club-based academy of its kind in the province and is designed to service the motivated select players by creating a competitive environment that pools players with similar technical and tactical abilities under high-quality participation standards. Jeff Clarke (SUSC Technical Director) and Nick Perugini (SUSC Asst. Technical Director) will be the technical leads of the program and Nick Perugini will also be the lead instructor and will be supported by other top coaches from the Surrey United BCSPL program and club. Throughout the programming, there will be 11 aside opportunities for the participants that will take place on their off days (Boys on Sundays and Girls on Saturdays).


Just as last season, SUSC has tentatively confirmed a home-and-away travel and competition arrangement with the Calgary Foothills Soccer Club and could entertain other Alberta-based clubs. This opportunity will be mainly for 2008-born players and there will be a limited number of spaces available. Players invited for this trip will be notified via invitation (of note, there will be an additional cost associated for the trip). The time period for this will be one of the weekends between the end of November and early December. The return leg in Vancouver with Calgary Foothills SC with be in spring 2020 (March/April - TBC). More info to follow. There will be a formal parents meeting in September 2019 to discuss all program details.




In partnership with the EliteMultiSports Soccer programs, players within the HPA & surrounding clubs will be eligible to be invited in to take part in ACADEMY games across the lower mainland. There will be costs associated with these offerings and all will be by invitation only.


Benefits of Joining


The objective of the SU BCSPL HPA is to challenge and further develop the players’ technical and tactical levels and better prepare them for future opportunities in the SU BCSPL program and other higher-level programming such as Whitecaps FC Full-time programs and BC Soccer provincial teams. In addition to the great training environment that the academy provides there are additional opportunities where selected players can showcase themselves. (see below)


Recent Graduates of the Surrey United BCSPL HPA


The SU BCSPL HPA has a track record of player development success. Over the last few years the HPA has produced and average of 30 players/year in the Surrey United BCSPL program and other BCSPL clubs’ intake teams. On top of this there have been several graduates who have gone on to the Whitecaps full time programs; Pre-Residency for the boys and the REX program for the girls. These players include: Girls – Aleisha Ganief, Mikayla Tupper, Daniella Ramirez, Amanda Clauzel, & Olyvia Hleucka and Boys – Matteo Campagna, Jay Herdman, Josh Tome, Carson Muter, Sebastian Gomez, Connor McLean, & Joel Demian.


Former SUSC HPA participant Sebastian Colyn (17 years-old) has recently signed an MLS Homegrown contract with the Whitecaps FC Men's team!


Key Features


*Position Specific Training (age-appropriate)

All players will be trained in general position-specific methods and sessions. These sessions will be tailored to U10-U12 players and will be an introductory version of the heavily successful program that the SUSC BCSPL players receive.


*Player Feedback Reports

All participants will receive written progress reports at the halfway point and end of the program.


*Soccer Specific Speed and Fitness Testing

We will be hosting fitness testing similar to the testing done at the SUSC BCSPL program. The scores will be kept to measure improvement over the year(s).


*Low Coach:Player ratio

Our program will run with an approx Coach:Player ratio of 1:12. This low ratio will allow each player to receive the personal attention that is required.


Program Staff


The training sessions will be run by some of the most experienced coaches in the country and also supported by members of the Surrey United technical staff. The program will be created and guided by Jeff Clarke, SUSC Technical Director and Nick Perugini SUSC Asst. Technical Director and the primary coaches within the HPA will be:


Jeff Clarke


  • CSA B National License

  • Former National Team Player & Whitecaps Captain

  • SUSC Technical Director 


Nick Perugini


  • CSA B National License

  • CSA Children’s License (2020)

  • SU BCSPL U14B Head Coach (2018,2019 Provincial Champion)

  • SUSC Asst Technical Director & Academy Director

Niall Thompson


  • UEFA & USSF A License

  • Former Whitecaps Youth Academy Coach

  • Former National Team & Profesional Player

  • SUSC Senior Staff Coach


Ari Adams


  • United States Soccer Federation National “B” License

  • Assistant Coach – Simon Fraser University women (2011-2014)

  • Surrey United Academy Staff (2009 – current)

  • U14 National Finalist (2016)

  • U15 National Champions  (2017)

  • Head of SUSC Girls Development (current)


Adam Day


  • Guildford AC Technical Director

  • UEFA A License

  • CSA Children’s License (2020)

  • Whitecaps FC Residency Coach 2015 - 2018

  • SU BCSPL U16G Head Coach



U12 Players – 11 v 11


Surrey United will be hosting extra training sessions and possible exhibition games for selected U12 players that will focus on the introduction of 11v11 game play. This will be a huge benefit for those invited into Whitecaps programming as well as for the BCSPL team evaluations in the spring of 2017.  These sessions will be complementary to those participating.


Program Details


The Surrey United BCSPL HPA program will be open to U10-U12 boys and girls. It will include twenty (18) 75-minute training sessions in two 9-session sets on Friday evenings throughout the soccer season. The cost of the program is $300 (plus a kit-fee; see below).

Details of the program are as follows:


See registration information below:




U10-U12 (2007 – 2009) boys and girls


Evaluation Period Dates:


Friday September 6th and Monday September 9th


Academy Evaluation schedule:


* U10 (2010-born) boys and girls

Session #1 - Friday Sept. 6th; CAP Turf #2; 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Session #2 - Monday Sept. 9th; CAP Turf #1; 4:45pm - 6:00pm


* U11 (2009-born) boys and girls

Session #1 - Friday Sept. 6th; CAP Turf #2; 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Session #2 - Monday Sept. 9th; CAP Turf #1; 6:00pm - 7:15pm


* U12 (2008-born) boys and girls

Session #1 - Friday Sept. 6th; CAP Turf #2; 7:15pm - 8:30pm

Session #2 - Monday Sept. 9th; CAP Turf #1; 7:15pm - 8:30pm



Academy Session Dates:


All Friday evenings


* Sept 13th, 20th, 27th

* Oct 4th, 18th, 25th (no session Oct 11th)

* Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

* Dec 6th, 13th

* Jan 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

* Feb 7th





$300.00 total plus kit fee ($150.00 per set of 9 sessions)


The black Umbro Mark Knit training top and black BCSPL Academy t-shirt will be the mandatory kit for the program. If you already own one of the older black Umbro academy jackets then you do not have to purchase again. If you have lost or out-grown last year’s training gear then you will be required to replace it.



HPA Program FAQs Document



CLICK HERE to access the FAQ sheet for the HPA. Please ensure that you have reviewed this document before contacting program registrar with questions, see below.



To Register:



CLICK HERE to register for the evaluation of the High-Performance Academy.



Please direct all questions regarding registration to program registrar Lisa Finkle, programsregistrar@surreyunitedsoccer.com.


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