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BC Soccer presents The Cones & Pinnies Podcast

Regularly scheduled episodes aim to inspire, update, entertain and educate the people who deliver soccer in British Columbia

February 25 - Vancouver BC 

As part of BC Soccer’s 2024 Strategic plan (Goal #4) “Increase Soccer Interest and Participation” the Association is excited to release a new communications channel in the form of a regular podcast.

The show will be hosted by Marketing and Communications officer Peter Schaad, who played (poorly), referee'd, and coached youth and adult amateur soccer for close to 30 years, and is still on his coaching journey today.  The program (available on SoundCloud Spotify Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts) will be designed to entertain and engage BC’s Soccer community, while offering expert insights from within and outside the membership.

Regular features will include “Training Tips” with BC Soccer’s Manager of Coaching Development Rob Csabai, along with “Law School” from Referee Development coordinator Jose Branco.   There will also be periodic “BC Soccer News" updates, and “My Journey” profiles of BC raised individuals, who will share their soccer experiences from grass-roots to graduation.

Ultimately, the Cones and Pinnies Podcast is being designed to arm volunteer coaches, referees, club board members, players and volunteers with insight, expertise, and inspiration, ultimately supporting their critical roles in delivering our vision of “Positive Soccer Experiences” in BC.

Episode Zero (which previews the show) is now available on SoundCloud, Spotify, Google and Apple Podcasts.

About BC Soccer

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, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. 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.

Safe Sport Statement

BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in.

The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.