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BC Soccer Announces Development of New Discipline System


Vancouver BC, March 23, 2015 – BC Soccer is pleased to announce development is well under way on a new online Discipline System and reporting tool.

“The project to develop a new Discipline System comes as BC Soccer seeks to service its members better by providing upgraded, easy to use online systems,” said Aiman El-Ramly, BC Soccer Board of Director and Chair, Judicial Committee. “In a committed effort to make the administration of the game, specifically discipline, more harmonized and efficient, the new online Discipline System will replace BC Soccer’s current online tool. Our current online tool is reaching end-of-life and will be decommissioned once the new system is operative. “.”

Project Objective

The goal of the project is to improve BC Soccer’s support of discipline by providing an integrated and easy to use system that provides all member organizations, discipline representatives, referees, and BC Soccer the ability to carry out the administrative functions of the discipline process via the online tool.

Designed to streamline the process for referees and discipline representatives to submit discipline reports and assign sanctions; the new online system will, for example, enable a referee to submit a discipline report with match information into the system; in turn the report will automatically be routed to the appropriate discipline representative for the League, District or Club in which the match took place. From here, the discipline representative can view the discipline report and issue sanction accordingly.

The tracking and storing functions of the new system will allow discipline representatives to view the discipline history of an individual across the Association. Over time (as the new system will not backfill sanctioning from the current system), this the centralized record  will enable discipline panels to more effectively use BC Soccer’s recently released Discipline Sanctioning Guide and provide more consistent suspensions and/or sanctions.

BC Soccer’s long term goal is to have every member organization and referee using this new Discipline System and reporting tool for all member, sanctioned soccer activity across the province.

Project to Date

Upon completing the tendering process in July 2014, BC Soccer selected Pulse, the IT Company who supported BC Soccer to deliver the association’s new website (launched first quarter 2013) and who is also currently development BC Soccer’s online Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool, to develop the customized online Discipline System.

As development progresses, currently BC Soccer staff have been testing the system internally for both functionality and ease of use, providing feedback to Pulse during weekly meetings and through the use of Pulse’s project and development tracking software.

BC Soccer is pleased to confirm a Test User Group of both referee and discipline representatives from within our membership has been selected to test the functionality and usability of the new Discipline System to ensure it meets our collective needs.

 

Test User Group

The Discipline System Test User Group members are:

 

Discipline Representative Test Users:

NAME

ORGANIZATION

ORGANIZATION TYPE

ROLE

Vince Greco

Vancouver Island Soccer League

Adult League

President

Jackie Larson

Vancouver Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) / 4 District League

Youth District Association / Youth Inter-District League

VYSA Boys Discipline / 4 District League Boys Discipline Representative

Elvin Picardo

Surrey Metro Soccer Association

Youth District Association

District Discipline Chair

David Sinclair

North Shore Youth Soccer Association

Youth District Association

4 District League Boys Representative / Discipline Committee Member

 

Referee Test Users:

NAME

ORGANIZATION

ROLE

LEVEL

Alastair Knight

BC Soccer

Registered Referee

District

Stephen Lebrechthausen

BC Soccer

Registered Referee

Regional

Peter Paquette

BC Soccer

Registered Referee

Provincial

Bradley Smith

BC Soccer

Registered Referee

District

 

 

System / Project General Timelines (dates are subject to change)

 

Timeline

Project Milestones

March 2015

Test User Group Confirmed (BC Soccer)

March – April 2015

Testing & Continued Development (Test User Group / BC Soccer / Pulse)

May2015

Development Update to Membership (BC Soccer)

May – June 2015

Soft Launch / Pilot

June – July 2015

Feedback & Continued Development (BC Soccer & Pulse)

August 2015 onwards

Implementation / Roll Out / Demonstrations & Workshops (BC Soccer)

Link to BC Soccer Strategic Plan

Strategic Direction – Support of Membership

Objective 3. To improve BC Soccer and member operational efficiency by introducing on-line forms for most major member service and governance needs

Strategic Direction – Governance

Objective 4. To manage all protests, appeals and discipline cases within specified timelines

 

For more information on this project please contact:

Dan Turvill

Competitions and Discipline Coordinator

danturvill@bcsoccer.net

 

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.

www.bcsoccer.net