BC Soccer Launches New Discipline Management System

Vancouver BC, August 9, 2015 – BC Soccer is pleased to officially launch their new online discipline management system and reporting tool. The new discipline management system is an integrated and easy to use system that all BC Soccer member organizations, discipline representatives, and referees will be able to use to report, track and monitor discipline.

“BC Soccer has been working hard over the past year to better support their members through the creation of an upgraded, easy to use online discipline system,” said Aiman El-Ramly, BC Soccer Board of Director and Chair, Judicial Committee. “In a committed effort to make the administration of the game, specifically discipline, more efficient, the new online discipline system has now replaced the older system which was becoming out of date and was much more cumbersome for both referees and administrators to use.”

Designed to streamline the process for referees and discipline representatives submitting discipline reports and assigning sanctions; the new online system enables referees to submit a discipline report with match information into the system; in turn the report will automatically be routed to the appropriate discipline representative for the League, District or Club in which the match took place. From here, the discipline representative can view the discipline report and issue sanctions accordingly.

The tracking and storing functions of the new system also allow discipline representatives to view the discipline history of an individual across the Association. Over time (as the new system will not backfill sanctioning from the current system), this centralized record will enable discipline panels to more effectively use BC Soccer’s recently released Discipline Sanctioning Guide and provide more consistent suspensions and/or sanctions. Although the new discipline system is not mandatory for all members to use, BC Soccer’s long term goal is to have every member organization and referee using this new discipline system to ensure consistency in reporting and suspensions / sanctions.

BC Soccer would like to thank the referees and discipline representatives from within the membership who participated in the Test User Group throughout the development process. Their time and feedback was invaluable to ensuring the new Discipline System meets BC Soccer’s and the membership’s collective needs.

To access the new Discipline System via BC Soccer’s website, CLICK HERE.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada’s foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with their member Youth Districts and 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 will promote the soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.