Adult Soccer

Soccer is for life, not just for youth.

 With more than 20,000 men and women playing all levels of adult soccer throughout the province of British Columbia there’s a league and team that will perfectly suit your ability and schedule. Players in adult soccer leagues are not bound by dsitrict boundaries, meaning players may play for any league regardless of where they live.

If you are a Graduating Youth player there are number of options available to you to so you can continue to play the “Beautiful Game”. BC Soccer and its members are here to assist you with a positive transition from Youth to Adult soccer.

Adult Soccer is administered by Full Member and Associate Member Adult Leagues. These Women’s and Men’s adult leagues offer options for all levels of play, ranging from competitive to recreational as well as for age divisions including U21 through 40+ and above (depending on the league).  

The Adult Leagues also compete in BC Soccer's Adult Provincial Championships which take place in April and May.  For a list of all of BC Soccer"s Adult Member Leagues please see the BC Soccer Membership  

Each year hundreds of players who play within the BC Soccer membership graduate and move on to play for Universities and colleges across BC, Canada, and in America. The majority of these players move on to post-secondary environments within British Columbia which play within three separate Leagues/Associations: U Sport, Pac West, and the NCAA. To learn more about each League/Association and to see which British Columbia Post Secondary Institutions compete in each please click the links provided above.

BC Soccer members also have teams that play within the Premier Development League and the Women's Premier Soccer League. Both of these leagues are cross boarder leagues meaning that they compete in the United States as well as within Canada and each offer development and scouting opportunties for players; however, these league have no affiliation to BC Soccer. For more information on the teams that compete within each league please click on the league link above.
One of BC Soccer’s Strategic Plan objectives is to introduce a professionally administered adult amateur soccer league.  Over the past 5 years of gathering information, feedback and conducting research from other similar leagues/environments within Canada and Washington, who offer a semi-professional level of play, BC Soccer has eagerly looked to fill this gap recognizing it being an under serviced area of our game in BC.

In January 2017, BC Soccer was pleased to introduce the next stage of these developments and presented an open call for Franchise applications to individuals and/or organizations to apply for a Franchise Holder License for such a league to kick off in the spring of 2018. Unfortunately, based on the limited number of applications received, BC Soccer was not able to confirm the launch. 

BC Soccer recognizes the importance of this startegic objective and will continue to revisit it considering all factors as it relates to any new developments pertaining to the Regional Tier 3 League concept. For example, in May 2017, Canada Soccer (CSA) membership unanimously accepted the Canadian Premier League as a member of the national association, therefore after years of quiet planning and discussion, Canadian football fans finally have something solely Canadian to look forward to.  In light of this new initiative, BC Soccer will consider such factors that will help shape the needs of young talented players moving forward. 

The RT3 League concept was created to hopefully establish a standards-based high-performance environment for potential professional and national team players within the LTPD stage 6 of ‘Training to Win’, while also supporting the with the transition from youth to adult soccer. The core principlies for the concept are:

  • Support Canada Soccer’s “Player First Mentality” and Long-Term Development Strategy
  • Work in harmony with existing adult and high-performance youth league structures
  • Provide an elevated level of competition for adult high-performance players in British Columbia
  • Advocate an enhanced standards-based soccer environment
BC Soccer professional partner club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, compete within Major League Soccer (MLS). Vancouver Whitecaps FC is the highest club level of soccer within British Columbia with a fully professional atmosphere and facility. Whitecaps FC work alongside BC Soccer and Canada Soccer for youth development with the goal of having as many BC and Canadian players achieve first team status. To learn more about their structure please Click Here
The Canada Soccer Men's and Women's National teams are comprised of the top Men's and Women's players within the country (or who hold Canadian Citizenship). The Canada Soccer Natioanl Teams compete within the CONCACAF, Olmypic, and World Cup tournaments as well as the compete against other nations in "Friendlies". For more information on Canada Soccer National Teams please visit: www.canadasoccer.com