Program Info

Being A Part Of Villarreal Manitoba Academy

In 2022, Villarreal Manitoba Academy (VIMA) became the only official La Liga Academy in the Province of Manitoba, Canada. VIMA offers a year-round Academy Program available from ages 3 to 18 years old.

After players assessment, selected players will be placed into teams based on their age and skill set. These academy teams will compete locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally.

VIMA is one of Canada’s premier soccer academies. Our academy teams train year-round outdoor and indoor modalities with their specific VIMA teams. Our players and coaches at Villarreal Manitoba train under the innovative Villarreal CF methodology to help them develop to their full potential. Villarreal CF works with Villarreal Manitoba staff members to help players grow through an individual player development approach. What’s more, this academy provides a pathway to real professional experiences in Spain.

Players who, throughout the season, consistently demonstrate top-level training, skills, and behavior will have opportunities to be invited to Villarreal’s state-of-the-art training facilities in Spain, one of the best youth developmental academies in the world. Participants will observe training sessions, meet professional players, practice with the club’s elite academy players, be trained by Villarreal coaches, and experience what it takes to become a professional soccer player first-hand.

The Difference Between Academies & Clubs

An academy is when a club/association keeps accepted kids as players of the academy as opposed to placing them on individual teams. The academy is a concept that is based on professional soccer club systems from around the world. Here at Villarreal Manitoba Academy at Brandon, Manitoba, we embrace this system. This system allows our players to thrive at their own pace.

After assessment, players are placed on teams within their age groups. However, this does not mean they are stuck with that individual team. Players that exceed expectations will be encouraged to move up either in age or in competitiveness. Players that need more work and game time will be encouraged to drop down in age groups to learn and thrive.

Developmental Program

Our Development Program revolves around the idea of teaching players using the most qualified instructors who are experts in the field of soccer. No other academy mandates all of their Coaches to be trained by a Professional club like us with Villarreal CF. Our coaching staff has created a formula this is designed to maximize each players understanding of the game through a progressive approach. Our program will include specialized trainings for Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders and even goalkeepers. By the end of each month, you will feel closer to becoming a La Liga player.

Fundamentals Program

For those that are just beginning their soccer careers and are ready to learn the basics of soccer, our Villarreal Fundamentals Program (VFP) is the best place to start! Our Rec-Program is a year-round soccer program, players will be assigned to a team at their age group and their skill level. Teams will train year-round outdoor and indoor modalities with their assigned coaches. Unlike being a part of our Academy Program, all of our kids will learn our Villarreal Spanish Methodology no matter what level they are in. There is no better place to start your club soccer career

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