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.