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BC Soccer Unveils their New High Performance License


The High Performance License is designed for Franchise Clubs that play within BC Soccer’s High Performance League, the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League

Vancouver BC, August 30 2016 – BC Soccer is excited to announce their new High Performance License (HP License) for franchise clubs that play within the BC Soccer High Performance stream, the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League.

The High Performance License will provide player’s and parents the assurance that BCSPL franchise clubs are delivering their programming to the agreed standards which are aligned with Canada Soccer and the Whitecaps FC.” Said Carlos Grosso, BC Soccer High Performance Committee Chair. “The set standards will challenge clubs to raise their programming and we really look forward to supporting each BCSPL franchise club through the implementation and monitoring process as we work to ensure all standards are met and kept.”

The introduction of the BC Soccer High Performance License comes after the Governance and Structural Review of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League, which took place in 2015.  Further, the HP License builds on the 2014 BC Soccer Two Year Technical Review of the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League and the 2016 BCSPL consultation process and is designed in partnership with the Canadian Soccer Association, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and the founding eight BCSPL franchise clubs.

The BC Soccer High Performance License is a free service designed to assist and support all the BCSPL franchise clubs in maintaining and enhancing high performance technical standards. The license is designed to ensure clubs are operating with a player first mentality all while supporting the Canada Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development Model. The High Performance License also helps provide a clear and recognised pathway for player development and identification within British Columbia.

The HP License will be an extension of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program, solely for BCSPL franchise clubs. Franchise clubs within the BCSPL will have to uphold to the high Club Charter Standard available as well as adhere to the High Performance License, which includes further development of Technical Standards.

To view the HP License please click HERE or visit the BC Soccer website at www.bcsoccer.net/high-performance