Provincial Program

The Provincial Program is designed to bring together identified players from the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and wider membership into training and game environments. In line with Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development guidelines, the Provincial Program is primarily focused on the individual player and not the team. The rationale for this is that players develop at different rates, stages, and ages, thus each player experiences a unique development path. In addition to supporting each player’s development, the program also aims to create an overall environment that allows scouting opportunities by Universities, Colleges, professional programming and ultimately Canada Soccer’s youth national teams programming.

The Provincial Program selects players in the U15-U18 age groups. There are two phases annually within each calendar year and players can be selected for January to July, and/or August to December. Each phase consists of training sessions, match play, and camp activity. At the end of each Phase (December and July), players who have participated in training sessions receive a BC Soccer Player Progress Report. The Player Progress Report has been designed to support the players in identifying areas of strength and areas to improve upon within their Club activity. The report is also shared with their respective Club Technical Director. In 2022, in alignment with the introduction of League 1 BC, BC Soccer will be extending the program to include the U19 to U21 combined age group. This part of the Program will consist of match play and players that participate receive a BC Soccer Player Performance Report that will be made available upon request to Professional Clubs in the Canadian Premier League (CPL), Major League Soccer (MLS), and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), along with Canada Soccer National Programming.

The Program commits to the following four key principles:

  1. To promote a Player/Person First Approach.
  2. To support the Canada Soccer’s, Long Term Player Development Principles.
  3. To provide a Clear and Recognized Pathway for players to be developed, identified, and supported within.
  4. To continually review and enhance all technical services provided to the players within the program.

Player Participation Cost: With the effort to minimize the cost for participation, there is only a one-time kit fee for participation in the U15 to U18 Development Group component of the program. 

For more comprehensive information on the BC Soccer Provincial Program CLICK HERE.

 

The Provincial Program schedule consists of games, sessions and camp activity. For the most up to date training and match schedule for both male and female players please see below.

Female Schedule - BC Soccer Provincial Program Phase 1 (Feb 2022 - June 2022)
 

Male Schedule - BC Soccer Provincial Program Phase 1 (Feb 2022 - June 2022)

For more information on the field locations for the program activity please see field location links below.

Field Location Links

Burnaby Lake, Burnaby
Empire Fields, Vancouver
Christine Sinclair Centre, Burnaby
National Soccer Development Centre, UBC, Vancouver

 

BC Soccer is pleased to have a number of players and coaches selected to and participate within its Provincial Program. In our ongoing effort to provide consistent and transparent information on the program, linked below are the complete list of those involved for the specific phases.

BC Soccer makes both player and coach selection announcments twice per year; in August and January which reflect the last six months involvement.

Player Selection

2021 - All Phases

2020 - All Phases

2019 - Fall - Phase 2 (August to December 2019)

2019 - Spring - Phase 1 (January to July 2019)

2018 - Fall - Phase 2 (August to December 2018)

2018 - Spring - Phase 1 (January to July 2018)

2017 – Fall - Phase 2 (August to December 2017)

2017 – Spring - Phase 1 (January to July 2017)

Coach Selection

2021 - All Phases

2019 - Fall - Phase 2 (August to December 2019)

2019 - Spring - Phase 1 (January to July 2019)

2018 - Fall - Phase 2 (August to December 2018)

2018 - Spring - Phase 1 (January to July 2018)

2017 - Fall - Phase 2 (August to December 2017)

2017 - Spring - Phase 1 (January to July 2017)