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Soccer in British Columbia


Soccer in BC

Within the confines of Canada, Soccer in British Columbia and especially the Lower Mainland and South-Central Vancouver Island has a unique soccer season. This is due to the unique weather that has been decscribed as the
"West Coast Temperate Rain Forest".
It rains most of the winter months of November to March and
it rairly snows.
In this habitat, Soccer in British Columbia is an all-year-round sport.
The major competitive season is the winter months.
This is from September to March.
The main play-off time is February to July for basically all age groups from youth to senior soccer.
Adult summer recreational soccer, tournaments including
Beach Soccer is played from June-September.
This offers great opportunities and challenges to players and coaches alike as the season is just finishing or winding down while others across Canada are ready to peak.

For the more advanced and competitive coaches go to a
YPI model and try and create a periodization table.
Try and insert your macro/micro phases and you will see the challenges that face the teams that have to go to national championships that can usually occur between August to October.
Wow how do you peak in the traditional Off-season?

Soccer in British Columbia also has a rich summer tradition.
Most of these warm summer days are spent in a variety of
Multi-cultural and ethnically inspired leagues.

There are also an ever growing list of summer camps with
each "soccer Star" and "super coach" hoping to capture a
unique market by offering their special brand of training.

Changing Landscape

As of 2006 many clubs in specific areas began discussions
on forming higher performance teams. These teams would stay together over the summer and become touring teams.
Those groups of parents and players who did not sign up for
other seasonal sports activities would be encouraged to
play all-year-round. From these beginnings arose a few
clubs who would merge to become super clubs and thus
have more membership clout to gain access to more fields
more often.
This aspect has been growing as more players were
steadily registering over 20 years and soccer as a sport
still ranks number one (#1) in volume of participants.
This volume however does not translate in Canada having
a higher world ranking according to FIFA.
Some of these issues are discussed within the pages
of this web-site.
By 2009, some areas had mega-clubs of over 4000
registered players. This also meant more finances to
hire fulltime coaching and administrative staff.
Coupled with multiple sponsorships and heightened
registration fees some clubs could afford over 12 paid
fulltime and part-time staff, mainly coaches.

In 2011 BC Soccer Associaition launched the
High Performance League under the development
name; BC Premier Development League (check link below)
This allowed the best players to come out of a larger
district system.


BC soccer

BCSoccer, news and views

Youth competitive standings

Whitecaps FC;

Women's soccer


Premier Men's

Competitve Mens League (VMSL)

Fraser Valley (League)

District Associations

Boys District Soccer

Girls Soccer District 


BC Premier League;


Accellerated Soccer;

Jean Bosco soccer

European Football School (Saibo Talic)

 Roman Tulis;




Bowen Island FC;

Burnaby Canadians
Burnaby Girls

Cliff Avenue

Coquitlam Metro Ford;



Golden Ears

Lions Gate
Lynn Valley
Metro Ford
Mount Seymour

North Coquitlam United

North Delta
North Shore Girls

Norvan FC;

Pitt Meadows
Port Coquitlam
Point Grey
Port Moody

Royal City

South Burnaby Metro



Whistler Soccer Club;


Britsh Columbia Soccer Association
To find out more indepth information about Soccer in BC



Canadian Soccer Association