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BC Soccer Charter Members offered 2 popular training programs to a limited number at no cost through our Respect in Sport Partnership.

Charter Organizations can now share with a select number of people “the Parent Program” and “Keeping Girls in Sport” courses within their membership. 

April 24, 2020 - Vancouver BC 

Since 2015, BC Soccer’s Charter Program has grown to include several organizations across BC. In 2019, the program was rebranded to become inclusive for both members and associate members as well as being positioned under the newly introduced Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program. Achieving Charter status requires meeting several criteria in the technical, governance and administrative aspects with the aim of providing best practices to their members.  These organizations receive recognition, support and added service from BC Soccer regardless of their size or location within BC.

Our Respect In Sport partners have been offering on-line training specific to key issues within sport, and their courses have been completed by millions of Canadians. 

This current “pause in play” we’re experiencing provides us with the opportunity to introduce Resect In Sport’s valuable on-line training programs to a wider audience, and for our Charter organizations, at no cost for 25 people. 

The “Parent Program” explores and defines the role adults play in their children’s sport development.  Training topics include “misplaced enthusiasm” and “setting realistic expectations” with the over-arching aim of creating a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved. 

Keeping Girls in Sport looks at why girls quit sports, how to create safe, strong and supportive environments, while also explaining injury prevention specific to females.  Even if you aren’t coaching female players, understanding how girls develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally will be hugely beneficial in all aspects of life. 

We hope our Charter Organizations full advantage of these 25 complimentary user licenses across both programs, and help lead the soccer community in creating fun, safe, and enriching experiences for our players. 

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators, and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.