Communications & Social Media

BC Soccer has many stakeholders across the province, including direct member organizations, affiliated clubs, teams, coaches, parents, players and referees.  With the reach of Soccer in BC and the organizations and individuals within it, BC Soccer is pleased to provide regular and direct communications with member organizations and affiliates through various channels.  To reach a wider audience within the soccer community in British Columbia BC Soccer also has a number of social media channels and we encourage you to follow us on them.

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In BC Soccer's on-going effort to provide transparent communications; posted below are specific member communications which may be relevant for future reference.

Important note: within specific communications there may be references to bylaws, rules and regulations which may have been in place at the time of the communications, therefore, please review he Bylaws, Rules/Regulations and Policies page for the the most up to date regulations that BC Soccer Members must abide by.  Not all member communications are posted.


2022

Action Bulletin_2022-13 - Notice of the 2022 Annual General Meeting | September 21

Information Bulletin_2022- 41 - Staffing and Personnel update | September 16th

Information Bulletin_2022- 40 - SGM Outcomes  | September 13th

Information Bulletin_2022- 39 - Response to bylaw amendment proposal received from the Metro Womens Soccer League includ. proposal and CSA response | September 9th

Information Bulletin_202238 - Operational Effectiveness Review Staff Model Recommendation Update | August 17th

Information Bulletin_2022- 37 - Referee Refresher In-Class Sessions & Self-Guided Modules | August 12

Information Bulletin_2022- 36 - Apply Now for the Non-Profit Resiliency Fund | August 9

Action Bulletin_2022-12 - Notice of Special General Meeting and Bylaw Amendments for Consideration by Membership | August 8

Action Bulletin_2022-11 - BC Soccer introduce the redesigned Referee Instructor Program | August 4

Information Bulletin_2022- 35 - National Youth Club License - Declaration of Intent | August 4

Information Bulletin_2022- 34 - Updated Governance and Operational Policies now in effect | July 15

Information Bulletin_2022- 33 - 2022 BC Soccer Awards | July 15

Information Bulletin_2022- 32 - New Associate Membership Sub-classes in effect starting August 1st, 2022 | July 13

Information Bulletin_2022- 31 - BC Soccer & Hope and Health Camp | July 11

Information Bulletin_2022- 30 - 2022 Scholarship Recipients | July 11

Information Bulletin_2022- 29 - Update on Equitable Voting Structure & Canada Soccer Letter | July 6

Information Bulletin_2022- 28 - Passing of Life Member Jim Lamond | July 4

Information Bulletin_2022- 27 - ViaSport Safe Sport Training | July 4

Information Bulletin_2022- 26 - Expanded support to key development areas | June 29

Information Bulletin_2022- 25 - Update on Voting Structure | June 27

Information Bulletin_2022- 24 - BC Soccer announces implementation of new Independent Safe Sport Process | June 15

Information Bulletin_2022- 23 - Operational Efficiency Review - Executive Summary | June 3

Information Bulletin_2022- 22 - BC Soccer Special General Meeting - Outcomes | June 2

Information Bulletin_2022- 21 - Transition of application and review process into new Canada Soccer Club Licensing System | June 1

Information Bulletin_2022- 20 - Introduction of Member Association Level 1 and Level 2 of Club Licensing Program in British Columbia | May 30

Information Bulletin_2022- 19 - BC Soccer and Hope & Health announce strategic partnership to engage Indigenous Children and Youth | May 19

Information Bulletin_2022- 18 - BC Soccer Provincial Championships - Adult Finals – May 14th & 15th | May 12

Information Bulletin_2022- 17 - BC Soccer Introduces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Plan | May 12

Action Bulletin_2022-10 - Notice of Special General Meeting and Bylaw Amendments for Consideration by Membership | April 29

Information Bulletin_2022- 16 - BC Soccer- Facility updated - BC Government contribution $6.7M for state-of-the-art soccer hub at Gates Park | April 22

Action Bulletin_2022-09 - Review of BC Soccer Discipline Management System | April 6

Information Bulletin_2022- 15 - BC Soccer launches League1 BC brand identify and announces national initiative ahead of 2022 season | April 1

Information Bulletin_2022- 14 - Application Open for Clubs in the Interior to enter the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program | April 1

Information Bulletin_2022- 13 - 18 Clubs achieve Quality Soccer Provider designation in British Columbia | March 15

Information Bulletin_2022- 12 - 2022 BC Soccer Scholarship Program | March 15

Information Bulletin_2022- 11 - Roster size increased for 2022 BC Soccer Provincial Championships | March 8

Action Bulletin_2022-08 - Compliance to BC Soccer’s Membership Obligations | March 4

Information Bulletin_2022- 10 - BC Soccer Provincial Championship Calendar | March 2

Action Bulletin_2022-07 - Expression of Interest to host 2022 Regional Club Masters | March 1

Information Bulletin_2022- 09 - 2023 League1 BC Application Package | February 28

Action Bulletin_2022-06 - Canadian Amateur Sport Health Check Survey | February 25

Information Bulletin_2022- 08 - BC Government reinstates adult sport tournaments | February 16

Action Bulletin_2022-05 - Voting Structure Reform - Member Forum Recap and next steps | February 2

Information Bulletin_2022- 07 - 2021-2022 Membership Webinar Series – Session 3 | February 1

Information Bulletin_2022- 06 - Coaching Development Updates and Educational Offerings | January 31

Action Bulletin_2022-04 - Member Forum Voting Structure Reform Discussion - Pre-meeting Material | January 28

Information Bulletin_2022- 05 - BC Government reinstates youth sport tournaments | January 26

Information Bulletin_2022- 04 - ViaSport request on the development of a Metro Vancouver Regional Sport Strategy | January 21

Action Bulletin_2022-03 - BC Soccer Operational Effectiveness Survey | January 18

Information Bulletin_2022- 03- Belairdirect Partnership benefits | January 17

Action Bulletin_2022-02 - Member Forum Voting Structure Reform | January 14

Action Bulletin_2022-01 - Youth District Association Update of records with BC Soccer | January 11

Information Bulletin_2022- 02 - BC Soccer Associate Membership Categories Expiring January 10, 2022 | January 10

Information Bulletin_2022- 01 - 2021-2022 Membership Webinar Series – Session 2 | January 10

2021

Information Bulletin_2021- 26 - BC Soccer Referee Development Update | December 23

Information Bulletin_2021- 25 - BC Government suspends sport tournaments | December 22

Information Bulletin_2021- 24 - Seasons Greetings | December 20

Action Bulletin_2021-04 - Membership Consultation on Voting Structure | December 17

Information Bulletin_2021- 23 - Prospective new home for BC Soccers Head office | December 13 

Information Bulletin_2021- 22 - Associate Membership - For-Profit and Non-Profit Categories | December 10

Information Bulletin_2021- 21 - 2021-2022 Membership Webinar Series | December 1 

Information Bulletin_2021- 20 - PHO Proof of Vaccination Order Update | November 18 

Information Bulletin_2021-19 - BC Soccer Development Grant Guidelines | November 10 

Information Bulletin_2021-18 - 2021 BC Soccer AGM Recap | November 8 

Information Bulletin_2021-17 - Further clarification regarding Proof of Vaccination | October 29 

Information Bulletin_2021-16 - ViaSport proof of vaccination update | October 27

Information Bulletin_2021-15 - 2021 Scholarship Recipients | October 18

Information Bulletin_2021-14 - Additional Player Refund | October 14

Action Bulletin_2021-03 - Safe Sport Update and New Universal Code of Conduct | October 13

Info Bulletin_ 2021-13 - Employment of Children Under 16 Years of Age | October 8

Action Bulletin_2021-02 - 2021 Amendments for Consideration and 2021 AGM Information | October 6

Info Bulletin_ 2021-12 - BC Soccer officially launches League1 British Columbia | October 5

Info Bulletin_2021-11 - ViaSport Proof of Vaccination Chart | September 29

Info Bulletin_2021-10 - Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting | September 21

Info Bulletin_2021-09 - Update on Interior & Northern Health restrictions | September 14

Info Bulletin_2021-08 - BC Government Proof of Vaccination Requirement | September 13

Info Bulletin_2021-07 - Grassroots Coaching Course Update | September 13

Action Bulletin_2021-01 - 2021 BC Soccer Technical Survey | September 1

Info Bulletin_2021-06 - Updated Process for Request for Dispensation | September 1

Info Bulletin_2021-05 - BC Soccer Small Sided Development Manual & Canada Soccer Grassroots Standards Update | August 31

Info Bulletin_2021-04 - Introducing the “BC Soccer Development Grants Program” | August 30

Info Bulletin_2021-03Update on restrictions, Interior Health specific | August 27

Info Bulletin_2021-02 - BC Soccer Referee Registration (2021 COVID Relief) | August 16

Info Bulletin_2021-01 - New BC Soccer Membership Communication Protocol | August 16

Reminder of BC Soccer Bylaws - July 28, 2021

Return to Play Plan updated (once again) – BC Restart Plan – Step 2 - June 17, 2021Updated Return to Play Plan

Club Licensing Update - June 16, 2021

Return to Play Plan updated – BC Restart Plan – Step 2 - June 15, 2021 - Updated Return to Play Plan

Review of Club Membership Applications by BC Soccer Membership Committee - June 10, 2021

Female Development Leads Announced - June 8, 2021

Return to Play Plan updated – BC Restart Plan-  June 1, 2021 - Updated Return to Play Plan

Return to Play Update - May 28, 2021

Return to Play Update - BC's Restart Plan - May 25, 2021

Return to Play Update - Readying for Change - May 14, 2021

Reminder on Recent Bylaw Amendments - April 30, 2021

Referee Clinics Update - April 23, 2021

Changes to Grassroots Coaching Course delivery and logistics – Canada Soccer announcement - April 16, 2021

Second Intake for Local Sport Relief Fund Applications - March 12, 2021

Canada Soccer – Help Sports Campaign – Request for Supportive Action - March 10, 2021

Youth District Club Membership Application Template Package - February 26, 2021 -- Template Package Instructions -- New Club Membership Application Template -- Youth District Membership Application Scorecard -- Guide to Completing the Youth District Membership Application

Return to Play Update – Current Restrictions Extended by BC Health Authority - February 26, 2021

Evaluation and Selection Process Recommendation and Guidance - February 24, 2021

Youth Provincial A & B Championships canceled - February 12, 2021

Return to Play Update – Current Restrictions Extended by BC Health Authority - February 5, 2021

Charter Program Transition and Club Call to Action - January 27, 2021

Next Steps - New Club Members for Youth District Associations - January 13, 2021 -- Youth District Association Standards for New Club Membership document -- Youth District Asociation Readiness Checklist

Return to Play Update - status quo - January 7, 2021

2020

Safe Sport Update & ViaSport Survey - December 21, 2020

Added Restrictions from the BC Health Authority that Impact Soccer - December 3, 2020

BC Soccer Judicial Update - Deferred Suspensions - November 27, 2020

Internal Controls and Fraud - November 25, 2020

Even More Clarification re: Provincial Health Authority Announcement - November 23, 2020

Updated Clarification re: Provincial Health Authority Announcement - November 20, 2020

Provincial Health Authority Announcement - November 19, 2020

Further Clarification re: the November 7, 2020 Provincial Health Authority Announcement - November 10, 2020

Provincial Health Authority Announcement from November 7, 2020

Youth District Association Standards for New Club Membership Follow up memo - November 5, 2020

Return to Play - Phase 2 for soccer - updated guidelines and additional cohort information - October 14, 2020 - BC Soccer's Return to Play - Phase 2 Plan - UPDATED Guidelines and Recommendations

Refresher Clinic Update & Modified Dropped Ball Procedure Memo - October 2, 2020

Judicial & Appeals Chair Update Memo - September 28, 2020

Referee Clinics & Updates Memo - September 25, 2020

Provincial Relief Fund Application & Safe Sport - posting National Safe Sport Hotline (required) Memo - Septemeber 17, 2020

Team Official and Player Identification Cards Memo - September 17, 2020

Phase 2 Return to Play for Referees & Clinic Updates - September 9, 2020 - Phase 2 Return to Play Referee FAQs

Youth District and Adult (Full and Associate) League Members - Registration Submission - Member Credit Memo - September 4, 2020

Return to Play Phase 2 Plan - August 24, 2020 - BC Soccer's Return to Play Phase 2 Plan - Recommendations and Guidelines

Return to Play Update - August 14, 2020

Return to Play Update - July 16, 2020 (July 17 - Urban Rec Reference Clarificaiton)

Return to Play for Referees, Clinic Updates and Survey - July 9, 2020 - BC Soccer Return to Play Plase 1 Referee Training Technical Resources

Adult Provicial Championships - June 30, 2020

Full Members Memo - Return to Play - Phase 1 - Player Registration Fees - June 29, 2020

Return to Play - Phase 1 Support - June 23, 2020

Return to Play – Preparing for Phase 2 for Soccer – Information Gathering - June 18, 2020

Phase 1 Return to Play Q & A Webinar follow up - June 12, 2020

BC Government Announcement re: Liability Coverage - June 10, 2020

Return to Play Phase 1 Plan and Next Steps - June 2, 2020 - BC Soccer's Return to Play Phase 1 Plan - Recommendations and Guidelines

Return to Play Update - May 29, 2020

BC Soccer Judicial Update - Deferring Suspensions - May 26, 2020

BC Soccer Judicial Update - Discipline Hearings Proceeding via Videoconferencing - May 15, 2020 - Video-Hearing Procedures

Return to Play Phase 1 Plan Update - May 13, 2020 (Insurance Exclusion Notice, Youth Participant Waiver, & Adult Participant Waiver)

Provincial Championships Update - May 12, 2020

Return to Play Plan Update - April 30, 2020

Feedback request re: potential and modified return to play guidance/protocols/thoughts - April 23

Update - Extension on timelines, Programming updates, Virtual Training, and Federal Government Support Program Information - April 15

Update - Member Survey Feedback, Provincial Championships, and Updates - April 6

COVID-19 update - Federal Wage Subsidy Program Information - April 2, 2020

COVID-19 update - Sharing Informaiton during Uncertain Times - Legal Webinar - March 31, 2020

COVID-19 update - Sharing Informaiton during Uncertain Times - March 26, 2020

COVID-19 update - Information and Reminders - March 23, 2020     Accompanying Insurance Notice Received

COVID-19 update - BC Soccer Operations and Logistics Update - March 19, 2020

COVID-19 update - BC Soccer Operations and Logistics Update - March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Updated Memo - March 13, 2020 - BC Soccer is directing all members and affiliated clubs to suspend all sanctioned soccer activities in the province until further notice.

COVID-19 Updated Memo - March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Memo - March 10, 2020, February 28, 2020, and January 31, 2020


2019

Annual General Meeting Summary Memo - November 2019

Memo (with supplemental documentation) – related to further inclusion of associate members in the For Profit and Not-for-Profit Organization category

Advisory Group Report on Rule Amendment #6 (at BC Soccer’s 2018 AGM) – related to BC Soccer Rule 22 – Youth Players – Zoning

Memo - Canada Soccer Club Licencing, National Youth Club Licence (U8 to U12 Programming), For-Profit & Non-Profit Full Membership, and Decline in Player registration - April 2019

Judicial Code & Policies of BC Soccer Memo - January 2019


2018

Annual General Meeting Summary Memo

Memo - Adult Leagues - International Transfer Certificates & Provinical Transfer Certificates - May 2018

Memo - BC Soccer Change in Year End - April 2018


2017

Memo - BC Soccer Club Charter Program / Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program - October 2017

Memo - Small-Sided Development Manual Updates - September 2017

BC Soccer GST on Fees Memo

International Transfer Certificate and Registration Clarification

Proposed new BC Soccer Bylaws and request for specific feedback Memo (Post AGM)  

Current and Proposed BC Soccer Bylaws (appendices related to the above Memo)

Annual General Meeting Summary Memo

Notice to Reader FAQ


2016

Misconduct by Adults against Youth BC Soccer Memo to Adult Coaches (shared with members and affiliated clubs as well)

New Society Act BC Soccer Memo to Members and Affiliated Soccer Clubs

Canada Soccer National Championship Application

Full RFP Process (related to the above BC Soccer communication)

Law 1.1 Field Surface Rule Revision (Laws of the Game)

Memo from Canada Soccer and IFAB regarding Law 1.1 (related to the above BC Soccer communication)

Short Term Event Player Permit Communication

Annual General Meeting Summary Memo

Club Charter Letter of Intent – Accept or Decline decision making process (CRM User Guide - Club Charter)


2015

BC Soccer updated Discipline Policy and Sanction Guidelines 

Legal Proceedings within the BC Soccer Membership - Updated

Independent Contractor Coaches and BC Soccer Insurance Policy Cover and Good Practice guide for Hiring Paid Coaches

Coaching Certification Requirements for Cup Play