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2024 Canada Soccer Player Development Program (PDP) Championship 

In December, 2023 Canada Soccer announced the creation of the Player Development Program (PDP) Championship. The Canada Soccer PDP is a network of standards-based programs that represents the highest level of amateur youth soccer in Canada. Participating organizations must hold the National Youth Club Licence, the highest category of recognition for amateur youth clubs within the Club Licensing Program and meet any additional requirements of the standards-based program. 

This week, Canada Soccer has reached a significant milestone while unveiling a new website to support the inaugural edition of the PDP Championship that are now live on the Canada Soccer’s events website

The PDP Championship section now features a new branding logo, competitions pages, schedules, qualified teams, and published Competition Regulations. In British Columbia, clubs participating in the BCSPL, will vie for the chance to represent British Columbia at the PDP Championships held in Edmonton, Alberta from August 14th to 18th, 2024 through the BC Soccer Provincial Championships Premier Cup. 


Canada Soccer’s PDP Championship is organized as a team-based event focused on individual and team performance on the field, and education and growing connections off the field, including match analysis player identification and scouting opportunities through Canada Soccer’s EXCEL program. By introducing standards at the club level — all of which are informed by best practices in player development from leading nations around the world — Canada Soccer aims to help and support clubs to better focus their efforts on creating the best environment possible for development purposes.  For more information on Canada Soccer’s PDP Championships, please click here.  

If you have further questions, please contact PJ Aucoin, Manager of Competitions 

BC Soccer Association

Established in 1904, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

Safe Sport 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.