About Us

Positive soccer experiences.

Promote, develop and govern soccer in British Columbia.

Inclusive - all can participate and unite in soccer in British Columbia
Safe - committed to safe and respectful soccer in British Colombia
Excellence - lead and progress soccer in British Columbia
Collaborative - deliver soccer with members and stakeholders in British Columbia

Safe Sport Position 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.

What is BC Soccer?
BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the governance, promotion, and development of the game of soccer in British Columbia.  

BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC; third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada.

It is a not-for-profit society which is membership based and has a Board of Directors elected by the membership.  It has 4 standing committees and 5 operational committee’s

How is BC Soccer funded?
BC Soccer is funded in a number of ways but primarily through participant and member fees as well as Provincial Government Grants.

Participant fees are received in a number of ways including annual player registrations, referee and coaching clinics and annual referee registration whilst member fees are received via annual registration, competition and team entry fees and sanctioning of tournaments and events.

BC Soccer is fortunate to receive funding through a number of Provincial Government Grants which it applies for annually. Grants are applied to various BC Soccer programs and focus on generating increased participation, coach development, high performance athlete support and the supporting of communities hosting events.

What does BC Soccer do?
BC Soccer services the soccer community of BC in many ways.  As the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of youth and adult soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer delivers many competitive and recreational programmes for our members, the participants and the soccer community.

These include the implementation of technical standards, the delivery of the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model for the Canadian Soccer Association via Elite and Grassroots service plans for member clubs, the Provincial player development programme, Coach development and soccer science.

BC Soccer also facilitates the running of Provincial Cup competitions, provides annual participant insurance, implements referee development programme (including appointments and annual registration) and offers and delivers all coaching and referee courses.

As part of its responsibility in governing the game, BC Soccer implements and upholds rules and regulations, sanctions competitions, and oversees disciplinary matters.

BC Soccer also provides its member groups with good practice and best advice across various areas of the game.