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BC Soccer Premier League Teams Kick Off Phase 1 of the 2018 Season

Updated BCSPL Club License includes public access to Technical Resources for the 2018 BCSPL Season

Vancouver BC, March 21, 2018 – The first week in March marked the kickoff of the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) season.  Aligning with the start of the 2018 BCSPL Seasons BC Soccer is also proud to release the Technical Resource associated with the BCSCPL Club License that was achieved by all BCSPL clubs during the 2017 season.   

This is the seventh season of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League which kicked off its inaugural season in 2011. Teams in the U13-U18 age groups all took to the field on March 3 and 4 to kick off phase 1 of the season which will run through until the provincial championships in late June.  Through a lot of hard work from technical directors, coaches, and volunteers, all franchise clubs achieved the BCSPL Club License (previously known as the High-Performance License) during the 2017 season.  

“This is an exciting time for all players within the BCSPL and especially the U13 intake group which will be playing their first season within the BC Soccer Premier League,” said Chris Cerroni, BC Soccer Director of Soccer Development. “I also want to thank all of the clubs for working incredibly hard during the 2017 season to achieve the BC Soccer Premier League Club License.  BC Soccer is proud to have released the license last year to the clubs and we look forward to continuing to work with all BCSPL clubs to create the best possible environment for all players.”

For the 2018 BCSPL Season BC Soccer has also updated the BCSPL webpage on the BC Soccer website to better explain the program while also creating a more user-friendly experience. The updated web page features sections including; BCSPL Overview, Criteria and Quality Assurance, Technical Resources, On & Off Field Support, and FAQ’s.  Along with the website changes BC Soccer is pleased to make the Technical Resources available to the public. The resources include videos outlining the BC Soccer Premier League Technical Resource Curriculum, Game Model with Possession, Game Model without Possession, as well as Player and Coach Profiles.

“Continuing to support all of the clubs who achieved the BCSPL Club License is extremely important to BC Soccer and we made these changes to reflect this importance,” Continued Cerroni. “We also want to inform as many people as possible on the program so players and parents can feel confident knowing that they are playing within the best possible and most appropriate learning environment as they work to achieve their soccer goals.” 

For more information on the BC Soccer Premier League Technical Resources and to learn more about the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League please click HERE

To view the BCSPL Game Schedule please click HERE

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 sport 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 active, health and involved lifestyle.