What is the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and why should my son or daughter play in this league?

The Vancouver Island Wave play in the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL).

The BCSPL is a standards-based development environment for girls and boys aged U13 to U18 and is positioned as the highest level of youth development community soccer within BC. Its purpose is to bring together identified players from the BC Soccer membership in training and game environments that support overall development, as well as providing further opportunities for player identification into higher levels of play including, Provincial Programming, University, League 1 BC, Professional, and National teams programming and progressing into adult community soccer.

The BCSPL is also designed to support the development of coaches and referees, who are required to attain a minimum level of certification to ensure high standards are in place. This is complimented with ongoing technical support through the BCSPL Participating Clubs, BC Soccer, and Canada Soccer.

If your child is keen to compete in the highest level of youth development community soccer and/or aspires to represent their country, play at a university, semi-professional, or professional level, then the BCSPL is an environment that aims to support their development and offer opportunities for identification into these higher levels of play.

What is the goal of the BCSPL?

It is the goal of BC Soccer to continue to be committed to a comprehensive approach to improve player development in British Columbia, ultimately, to make Canada a stronger soccer nation.  Part of the broad-based plan was the establishment of a two stream development process for the game.  Those streams are known as grassroots and high performance.  See www.bcsoccer.net for more information.

What are some of the developmental benefits for players in the BCSPL?

The BC Soccer Premier League is built on the following guiding core principals of development:

How many teams in BCSPL?

There have been eight franchises in the BCSPL since its inception, one from the Interior, one from the Island and the remaining six from the lower mainland. As of September 2022, the BCSPL will consist of 13 BCSPL Clubs, including two on Vancouver Island, one in the Okanagan and eleven in the Lower Mainland.

The BC Soccer Premier League website.