Referee Role Reversal              

#RespectAll - BC Soccer is the largest Provincial Sport Organization in British Columbia with registered youth and adult player participation reaching upwards of 115,000. Supporting these participants are thousands of BC residents in the form of coaches, referees, administrators, and everything else in-between.

It is important to BC Soccer that everyone involved in soccer is participating in an open, inclusive, and safe environment that is free from harassment and inappropriate behaviour. In line with this, in 2016 BC Soccer introduced our #RespectAll initiative designed to remind players, coaches, referees, parents, and spectators to be respectful of each other in hopes of reducing/eliminating negative behaviour within the game, thus creating an even more positive environment for all.

Since the #respectall initiative’s introduction BC Soccer has produced and distributed more than 400 corrugated plastic #respectall signs to BC Soccer members and soccer clubs across the province. These signs have been erected at fields and soccer facilities across BC.

BC Soccer is encouraging organizations, coaches, players, volunteers, administrators, and everyone else to participate in and support BC Soccer's #RespectAll by using the hashtag #RespectAll on social media when showcasing great sportsmanship. Creating the best, most inclusive, fun and supportive environment possible is a priority for BC Soccer and we hope everyone will actively engage with #RespectAll.

BC Soccer supported and pledged with ViaSport to #Erasebullying


BC Soccer’s President and Executive Director, on behalf of the entire soccer community in BC along with British Columbia’s other Provincial Sport Organizations signed Via Sport's Declaration of Commitment to #Erasebullying.

Thank you to all of those individuals and organizations who continue to work together to create the best possible environments to support all athletes to develop and grow safely!