BCSPL Frequently Asked Questions
A collection of Frequently Asked Questions relevant to BCSPL Coaches, Managers, Players, and Parents.
- What is the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and why should my child play in this league?
BC Soccer and CMFSC are committed to a comprehensive approach to improve player development in British Columbia, ultimately, to make Canada a strong soccer nation. Part of the broad-based plan was the creation and development of a high performance league in BC. The league is known as the “EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League”.
The EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League will deliver on the following key development initiatives;
- Supports the CSA’s “Player First” mentality and its Long Term Player Development strategy.
- Harmonizes all high performance levels of programming.
- Eliminates fixture/program congestion and provides greater clarity for all stakeholders.
- Works with existing and supporting development program structures.
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- Consolidates both player and coaching talent to facilitate the best players training and playing against and with the best
- Why play for CMFSC?
At CMFSC our past record of developing players for higher levels is second to none in British Columbia. We have a strong tradition of producing quality teams and players and are recognized as one of the top clubs in Canada.
In early 2015, Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club was assessed by the National Soccer Coaching Association of America through their Club Standards Program. The club was designated at a Gold Standard Level, the highest recognition in this program. We were also recognized from the 170 plus clubs evaluated across the United States as “the ‘best’ performing youth soccer club evaluated by the NSCAA to date.”
- How do I request an evaluation for a CMFSC BCSPL team?
CMFSC is continually assessing players within and outside the BCSPL program. Any player interested in being evaluated for consideration should visit our BCSPL Evaluation page here (current CMFSC BCSPL players should not use this registration form, this is for non CMFSC players).
Please note all requests will be reviewed, but all players may not be invited into an evaluation session, however all players will be contacted by the respective team coaches. As per the BCSPL guidelines, we are also obligated to inform the player's current club prior to communication with the player.
In addition, information about the EA Sports League Selection and Evaluation Policies and Procedures can be found here.
- What are the fees for the 2018 Season?
Under 14 to Under 15 $1,960 3 payment ($653.33) Under 13 * $1,660 3 payments ($553.33) Under 16 to Under 17 *** $2,105 3 payments ($701.67) Under 18 ** $1,420 2 payments ($710.00) Under 13 Intake $900 One payment
- *fees are reduced to reflect uniforms & other apparel received during the 2017 intake season
- **fees are reduced for the Under 18 age group as the season is only phase 1
- ***fees have a 2 night additional trip (beyond league) to Kamloops for the College Showcase
Dates of Payments:
December 15th (1st instalment)
February 15th (2nd instalment)
April 15th (3rd instalment).
Fees include the following:
- League Registration Fee
- Club Administration
- Website Support
- BCSPL Technical Director
- Goalkeeping Instruction
- Speed & Agility Program
- University Recruitment Program
- Video Analysis
- Coaching Costs
- Travel Costs (2 trips to Island, 2 trips to Okanagan)
- Referee Costs
- Uniforms, training gear, tracksuits, bag, etc.
- Game Day Costs
NOTE: Additional tournament fees apply if teams travel to tournaments outside of the league.
- Who are the Coaches and Technical Staff for CMFSC BCSPL Teams/Programs?
CMFSC is proud of our line up of Technical Staff and Team Coaches. Many of our coaches have vast playing and coaching experience at the top levels of the game in Canada. There are also a number of them who have played for the club in the past and understand the standards and playing style that CMFSC desires.Click here to view our Technical Staff and Team Coaches.
- What is the 2018 League Calendar?
Training will begin at the beginning of the January 2018. Phase 1 League play will begin on the February 25th/26th weekend, teams will be playing in pre-season tournaments and exhibition matches during January and February. The tentative 2018 schedule up to and including the Provincial Premier Cup Championships is:
March 3/4: League match #1 March 10/11: League match #2 March 17/18: League match #3 March 31/1: League match #4 April 7/8: League match #5 April 14/15: League match #6 April 21/22: League match #7 April 25 Picture Day April 28/29: League match #8 May 5/6: League match #9 & #10 May 12/13: League match #11 (College ID Weekend) May 26/27: League match #12 & #13 June 2/3: League match #14 June 9/10: Provincial Quarterfinal Playoffs June 15-17: Provincial Premier Cup Semifinals (hosted by higher seed) June 23/24: Provincial Premier Cup Finals Sept 8/9: League match #15 Sept 15/16: League match #16 Sept 22/23: League match #17 Sept 29/30: League match #18 Oct 13/14: League match #19 Oct 20/21: League match #20 Oct 27/28: League match #21 Nov 3/4: League Cup Quarter-Finals Nov 10/11: League Cup Semi-Finals Nov 17/18: League Cup Finals
- Can you still play other sports if you are on a CMFSC BCSPL Team?
CMFSC supports the CSA Long-Term Player Development Model, which states: “Soccer is the primary sport, but complimentary sports are encouraged which support movement and athleticism suitable to soccer...”
So yes, you can play other sports, but players must make soccer their primary commitment. Players are expected to be in attendance for all training session and games. The actual interpretation of what level of commitment is required will be up to the team coaches and will vary with the age of the player.
- How many times a week do the teams train?
Teams train a minimum of three times per week:
- Boys train Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
- Girls train Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
April 1st training locations and times will be adjusted as the club’s allocations change for the Spring/Summer allocation schedule.Please click here to view Training Days & Times
- What age groups are included in BCSPL?
CMFSC runs the following BCSPL age groups
Under 13 Boys Under 13 Girls Under 14 Boys Under 14 Girls Under 15 Boys Under 15 Girls Under 16 Boys Under 16 Girls Under 17 Boys Under 17 Girls Under 18 Boys Under 18 Girls
- What are the facilities that the teams train and play games at?
Teams train at Coquitlam Town Center fields as well as at Charles Best High School. Home games are held at Town Center.
- What are the technical standards for the league?
The technical standards and criteria can be found at the following link.
- What is the substitution policy?
The U13 Age Group – Unlimited with no re-entry within the same half.
The U14 to U18 Age Group – Seven (7) substitutions within the match with no re-entry within the same half and unlimited substitutions at half-time.
- How do I register?
Please follow the following link to our club registration page to register
Registration will be open December 1st.
Payment is due:
- 1st instalment – December 15th
- 2nd instalment – February 15th
- 3rd instalment – April 15th
Once the first instalment is made, the second and third instalment will be deducted automatically from the credit card made with original payment on the respective dates.Click here to register
- Where can I find more information for the 2006 BCSPL Evaluations?
Please click on the link below for more information about the 2006 BCSPL Evaluations.Information about the 2006 BCSPL Evaluations
- When are the evaluations for the 2006 born players?
Evaluations take place between February 10th and February 26th for 2006 born players.Click here to view the 2006 Intake Evaluation Page
- What is the registration cost for the 2006 born players?
The fee for the 2006 Born Intake Season Spring 2018 to December 2018 is $900. This fee will be required to be paid by no later than April 15th and the link for registration provided to the team, once selected.
- Who are the CMFSC Coaches for the 2006 born players?
- Will the 2006 born players be training in the Spring 2018?
Yes, the players will train throughout the Spring from April to June and play exhibition games and or tournaments in preparation for September.
- What is the league calendar for the 2006 born players?
This age group will start as U13 transition/intake year in September 2018 and take part in the 2018 Phase 2, season from September to November. This team will then enter a re-evaluation phase in November 2018. 2006 born players will then play a full season at the Under 13 age group from February 2019 to November 2019.