British Columbia Soccer Association

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BC Soccer
FormationDecember 29, 1904; 119 years ago (1904-12-29)
Location
President
Gayle Statton
Executive Director
Jason Elligott
Parent organization
Canadian Soccer Association (joined in 1920; 104 years ago (1920))
Websitewww.bcsoccer.net

BC Soccer is the governing body of adult and youth soccer in British Columbia, Canada. They are the head association for all FIFA affiliated soccer associations in BC. BCSA is located in Vancouver, British Columbia's largest city. There are different levels of play under this association. The British Columbia Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) is the highest level of play, followed by the Metro Select League (MSL), and then what was commonly known as "Gold", "Silver", "Bronze", and "House". These categories have now been changed to a divisional tiering beginning with Division 1, Division 2, and so on, where promotion and relegation processes align with professional leagues. These divisions are split by age, gender, and geographic location.

Sanctioned competitions[edit]

Pro-am (third tier)[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Each amateur league sends some of their teams to the British Columbia Provincial Soccer Championship.

Youth[edit]

BC Soccer Premier League[edit]

The BC Soccer Premier League or BCSPL is the highest level of youth soccer in the province. It was established in 2011 as a standards-based youth league in partnership with Vancouver Whitecaps FC to support player development pathways at the U13 to U18 age groups.[1] Each season culminates with the BC Premier Cup to determine a provincial champion, where the champions at the U15 and U17 levels will advance to the CSA National Championships.[2]

Divisional leagues[edit]

Below the BCSPL, regional youth soccer leagues are divided into tiers of Division 1 (formerly Metro), Division 2 (formerly Gold), and Division 3 (formerly Silver and Bronze), to ensure there is meaningful competition for each participating team. The highest ranked teams in Division 1 and Division 2 leagues qualify for the Provincial A and B Cup competitions.[3]

BC Soccer member clubs[edit]

Member Club City/Location
100 Mile House Youth Soccer 100 Mile House
Abbotsford Soccer Association Abbotsford
Alberni Youth Soccer Association Port Alberni
Aldergrove Soccer Club Aldergrove
Bay United Youth Soccer Association Lower Vancouver Island
Burnaby Girls Soccer Club Burnaby
Chilliwack FC Chilliwack
Cliff Avenue United Football Club Burnaby
Comox Valley United Soccer Club Comox Valley
Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club Coquitlam
Douglas Park Soccer Club Vancouver
Dunbar Soccer Club Vancouver
Golden Ears United Soccer Club Golden Ears
Saanich Fusion FC Saanich, British Columbia
Gorge Soccer Association Saanich
Guilford Soccer Club Surrey
Juan de Fuca Soccer Association Lower Vancouver Island Soccer Association
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association Kamloops
Kelowna Youth Soccer Association Kelowna
Kensington – Little Mountain Soccer Association Vancouver
Kerrisdale Soccer Club Vancouver
Kitimat Youth Soccer Association Kitimat
Ladner Soccer Club Ladner
Lakehill Soccer Association Lakehill
Langley Youth Soccer Langley
Lower Island Soccer Association Lower Vancouver Island
Lynn Valley Soccer Association Vancouver North Shore
Marpole Soccer Club Vancouver
Mission Soccer Club Mission
Mount Seymour Soccer Association Mount Seymour
Nanaimo United Football Club Nanaimo
New Westminster Soccer Club New Westminster
North Coquitlam United Soccer Club Coquitlam
North Delta Youth Soccer Club Delta
North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association Vernon
North Shore Soccer Club Vancouver North Shore
NVFC Campobasso North Shore (Greater Vancouver), Burnaby, Vancouver
Oceanside Youth Soccer Parksville
Peace Arch Soccer Club Delta
Pemberton Youth Soccer Association Pemberton
Peninsula Soccer Association Lower Vancouver Island
Pitt Meadows Soccer Club Pitt Meadows
Preston GM Langley FC Langley
Port Coquitlam Soccer Club Port Coquitlam
Port Moody Soccer Club Port Moody
Powell River Youth Soccer Association Powell River
Prince George Youth Soccer Association Prince George
Quesnel Youth Soccer Association Quesnel
Richmond Youth Soccer Association Richmond
Vancouver United Football Club Vancouver
Semiahmoo Soccer Club White Rock
Aldergrove Soccer Club Aldergrove
Vancouver Island Soccer League Vancouver Island
West Vancouver Soccer Club West Vancouver

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BC Soccer Premier League Overview" (PDF). BCSPL. February 2022. Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  2. ^ "TOYOTA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  3. ^ "Provincial Championships". BC Soccer. Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  4. ^ "British Columbia Soccer Association > About Us > Directory > Our Members". Bcsoccer.net. Retrieved 2013-04-09.

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