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BC Soccer seeks female participants for UBC led "Pathway Project".

Survey aims to examine the activities and motivations that inspire young women to participate in soccer.

Friday March 27th, 2020 - Vancouver BC

We are all trying as best we can to deal with the current health situation in our individual, and global communities. 

It’s important that we utilize this time at home to prepare ourselves for WHEN we get back to a regular routine, which includes playing the game we love.

Like the many little home projects we’ve been putting off, now is a great time to tackle these tasks because we have the time to do so. 

Through our various surveys over the past couple of years, BC Soccer is keenly interested in understanding the needs and motivators for our female players.  Why do they love the game?  Why might they leave the game?  What do they value?  What do they fear?

The University of British Columbia has been asking the same questions and through the Department of Kinesiology, is spearheading a project to hopefully get meaningful answers.  UBC is collaborating with the University of Northumbria in Newcastle (UK) on this special research project. 

READ THE ONE PAGE PATHWAYS PROJECT SUMMARY HERE



If there’s a female player in your life between 12 and 18, we would love to get their feedback in this survey.  It takes roughly an hour, does not have to be completed all at once, and the results will help us create better understanding, ultimately inspiring future policy and good practice guides.

STUDY CONTACT INFO:  msl.kin.educ.ubc.ca   kin.msl@ubc.ca

These results will be of great value to club and technical leads, and coaches.  It may also help support the desire to identify, encourage and support more female leaders in our sport.

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.