Kelowna United, in partnership with the University of British Columbia – Okanagan, runs the UBC-O Junior Heat soccer programs and academy. This includes project-based events as well as invite and open academies for male and female players to supplement their club training and improve their skills in the U11 through U18 age groups.
The U13 to U18 Kelowna United teams have traditionally played towards the Provincial “B” Cup. Starting in the 2017 season in age groups where it is feasible, Kelowna United will be entering teams that declare for the Provincial “A” cup. These teams will be designated as Kelowna United/ UBC Okanagan Junior Heat teams and will have supplemental training and games added to their program. The Kelowna United/UBC Okanagan Junior Heat teams will have 3 on field training sessions per week, plus an additional professionally run strength and conditioning program.