BC Soccer Announces 2015 High Performance Programming Player Selections

Congratulations to all of the selected 1999-2001 and the 2002 born players

Vancouver BC, January 2, 2015 - BC Soccer’s new High Performance Programming (HPP) will begin its first project in January, 2015 and the player selections for all age groups have been completed. The program which will continue to be based around the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League Schedule (BCSPL) will consist of two separate intakes: 1999/2000/2001 intake with 24 male and female players per age group; and a 2002 intake which will consist of 36 male and female players.

“We are very excited to announce all of the selections for the BC Soccer HPP and we want to congratulate all of the players for their incredible hard work and dedication they have put in over the past years,” said Luca Dalla Pace, BC Soccer High Performance Officer. “Selecting the players is never an easy task and a lot of factors come into play including positional specific needs so we also want to thank the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League clubs and coaches as well as the HPP coaching staff for all of their contributions.”

BC Soccer High Performance Player Selections for January-February Training Camps

BC Soccer High Performance Player Selections

BC Soccer High Performance Program Head Coaches:

Age Group

Girl’s Head Coach

Boy’s Head Coach

2002 (U13)

Robbie Puni

Stephen Duffy

2001 (U14)

Andrew Dunn

Richard Hawes

2000 (U15)

Lee Tregonning

Rob Csabai

1999 (U16)

Gary Moody

Luca Dalla Pace

The 2002 intake players will go through a three day program with the 1999/2000/2001 players taking part in four days of programming

BC Soccer and the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League have been building stronger partnerships with Canada Soccer and Vancouver Whitecaps FC which has helped create a clearer player pathway for high performance players in British Columbia. This partnership and clearer player pathway led to nine players from the 2001 BC Soccer HPP age group and 15 HPP players in total moving on to play within Whitecaps FC Residency Program in 2014.  The BC Soccer HPP programming is scheduled around the BCSPL which allows coaches and players the best possible environment for player identification by Canada Soccer and Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

BC Soccer will be announcing details of further High Performance Programming in the coming weeks.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada’s foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.