Our member organizations are the heart of soccer in BC and we are working hard to support these organizations on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. One of the ways we are providing this support is by offering relevant tools and best practice guidelines aimed to not only strengthen the quality of their organization, but to invest time and resources to bring a ready-made solution to our members.
Ultimately our goal is to promote continued and sustainable soccer and community development and overall growth for our game in every region of British Columbia. In order to achieve this goal we must ensure all partners are working in collective harmony while also embracing BC Soccer’s Mission: To govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner.
Please click on the Good Practice title for more information on that member resource
Player Safety is of utmost importance and BC Soccer has put together this Health and Fitness page to help coaches, parents, and players find educational health and fitness resources. The following resources are also geared to help coaches as they work toward finding the most fun, efficient, and effective training environment for their teams.
Memebership Responsibilities for Concussions/Head Injuries
Adhere to the BC Soccer Concussion Policy
Return to Play
A typical RTP process will be made up of 6 steps. There must be a minimum of 24 hours before each step is assessed although this could be considerably longer than 24 hours. Oversight should be provided by a medical professional. CLICK HERE to view the 6 step process
1. Ensure coaches complete the NCCP Making Headway program.
2. Inform Parents and Players of their role in monitoring an athlete following any suspected injury
3. Distribute the SCAT 3 download with Coaches at the start of each season and make available at the Club website for Coaches, Parents and Players.
4. Encourage all to download the SCAT3 app to your mobile device
Below are resources that BC Soccer has compiled to help educate and empower players, coaches and clubs.
Canada Soccer Concussion Guidelines
Star Support for New Health Program
FIFA 11+ Benefits
11+ and Female Injuries
A Health Kick for Women
Performance Point Cardiac Screening
CATT - Concussion Awareness Training Tool
NCCP Making Headway Course
Nutrition Guidelines for Sporting Events
Health and Fitness for the Female Player
SCAT3 - Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3
SCAT3 – Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Child
Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool
Injury Report Form
Medical History Form
To assist all BC Soccer Youth District (and their affiliate soccer clubs) and Adult League Members, BC Soccer is pleased to provide a Constitution and Bylaw Template and User Guide for the Youth Districts and Adult Leagues and also a Template and User Guide for Soccer Clubs.
These templates, which were developed in conjunction with BC Soccer’s legal partner Alexander Holburn Beaudin and Lang LLP, are designed to assist member organizations, regardless of the level (i.e. club, district, league, etc.) in drafting their Constitution and Bylaws. The wording within the documents are chosen specifically to meet the criteria of the British Columbia Society Act while reflecting all levels of governance, including the rules, policies and bylaws of the BC Soccer Association and the higher governing bodies (i.e. Canadian Soccer Association and FIFA).
BC Soccer as the body responsible for promoting the game of soccer in the Province is eager to provide guidance on issues common amongst our membership. One such issue is the practice of members hiring and paying coaches. We have set out a summary of the position of the BC Soccer on the matter of paid coaches and an outline of the issues to be considered by members when hiring paid coaches.
Click here to view our "Guidance for hiring paid coaches" document. Updated February 2015.
BC Soccer is pleased present the Respect in Sport Parent Education Program.
Respect in Sport, Canada's only interactive, online certification program to protect our youth and enhance an organization's mandate for safe, fun and respectful environments for all. Respect in Sport was developed as a grassroots online tool so sport and community organizations can deliver on their commitment to creating a safer environment for all participants; coaches, managers, trainers, administration and volunteers and even parents!
The fee for this user friendly 1 hour online course is $12, collected by Respect in Sport.
BC Soccer - "Parent Code of Conduct", a BC Soccer resources document for our members.
A director has a conflict of interest when he or she has personal interest which interferes (or may be perceived as interfering) with the duty of the organization
– Direct or indirect
– Pecuniary or non-pecuniary
Requirements of sections 27 and 28 of Society Act
– Identify conflict
– Disclose existence of conflict to all directors
– Do not vote on a decision
– These are the minimum standards that must be taken (to protect the Director)
Based on the above, BC Soccer has created this Conflict of Interest template which is a modified version of the disclosure statement used annually by BC Soccer Directors, Officers and Volunteers. This template is designed to assist member organizations, regardless of the level (i.e. club, district, league, etc.) to use as they see fit.
Further, the template has been developed with the BC Societies Act in mind and fulfills the requirements for individuals to identify and disclose any conflict of interest to the organization(s) they are working and/or volunteering with. It also, encourages organizations to include any specific bylaw/policy they may have that further addresses conflict of interest.
BC Soccer's Social Media Policy
As a tool for practicing good governance, the Board Communication & Confidentiality Protocol template is provided to assist Youth District/Adult League/Club boards in agreeing to have open, candid discussions/debate necessary for good-decision making whilst ensuring the conversations and/or information is kept confidential.
Board Communication & Confidentiality Protocol template document