Becoming a Member

BC Soccer is pleased to be the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada. We believe in the power of soccer and look to develop our game by emphasizing its benefits of active and healthy living while supporting our member clubs, districts, and leagues to strengthen and unite their local soccer community.


Membership Classes

BC Soccer has the following Classes of membership open for application:

Active Membership (Full Member)

Any non-affiliated adult (senior) league or youth district may make an application to become an Active Member of BC Soccer.
Active membership entitles the league/district to:

- Access to BC Soccer Registered Referees
- Insurance (Accident and Liability)
- Ability to apply for Tournament Sanctioning
- Ability to apply for Out-of-Province travel
- Ability to request / host Certification Clinics (Referee & Coaching)
- Ability to participate in sanctioned tournaments
- BC Soccer Communication
- Support in the development of coaches and referees
- Support from the referee program for the ongoing monitoring / assessing of referees
- Invitation to regular Adult / Senior Leage meetings
- Voice and vote at General Meetings of the Association
- Participate in a provincial championship, and at some levels if successful, participate in the national club championships (with financial support (flights) from BC Soccer / Canadian Soccer)

Associate Membership

Organizations can seek Associate (Limited) Membership in one of the following categories:

Access to Soccer - Designed for charities and societies working to provide better access to organized soccer activities, training or education while removing barriers to participation. These barriers could be due to culture, race, gender, socioeconomic background, or disabilities. 

Benefits included: 

  • Access to BC Soccer Registered Referees
  • Ability to apply for tournament sanctioning
  • Insurance
  • Ability to register participants
  • Ability to request/host BC Soccer Coaching and Referee Clinics
  • BC Soccer Communication
  • Ability to participate in BC Soccer sanctioned tournaments
  • Voice at general meetings

Adult Performance - Designed for organizations that operate adult soccer at a performance level in accordance with Canada Soccer Player Pathway. Encompasses post-secondary institutions, professional and semi-professional Clubs.

Benefits

  • Access to BC Soccer Registered Referees
  • Ability to apply for tournament sanctioning
  • Insurance
  • Ability to register participants
  • Ability to request/host BC Soccer Coaching and
  • Refereeing Clinics
  • BC Soccer Communication
  • Ability to participate in BC Soccer sanctioned tournaments
  • Voice at general meetings
  • Ability to apply for out of province travel

Adult League (Competitive) - Adult leagues established to operate a competitive league with no desire to participate in the BC Soccer Provincial Championships, but wishing to participate in BC Soccer sanctioned tournaments and travel out of province, etc

 Benefits

  • Access to BC Soccer Registered Referees
  • Ability to apply for tournament sanctioning
  • Insurance
  • Ability to register participants
  • Ability to request/host BC Soccer Coaching and Referee Clinics
  • BC Soccer Communication
  • Ability to participate in BC Soccer sanctioned tournaments
  • Voice at general meetings
  • Ability to apply for out of province travel

Trying to identify if your organization is eligible for membership? Take this eligibility quiz.


Membership Application

To apply for Full Membership, please complete the Active (Full) Membership Application Form and submit to soleilheaney@bcsoccer.net

To apply for Associate Membership, please complete this Associate Membership Application. 

Upon receipt of the membership application, it is presented to the Board of Directors for their consideration. It is the BC Soccer Board of Director’s jurisdiction to grant membership status. If approved, it is with the understanding that the organizations agrees to adhere to BC Soccer's Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, Policies and directives and agrees to register all its members, teams and players as per BC Soccer policy and pay the appropriate fees.

Membership Fees

All application fees and registration fees are charged in accordance with the BC Soccer Fee Schedule.